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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Essex last month and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I was there for an extended stay and felt right at home. The staff are very welcoming and friendly, the restaurants are first class and the spa is a real treat. The grounds are lovely with gardens and hammocks ~ a great place to get away from... More 

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All staff were very friendly and helpful. The staff gave us the impression that they really enjoyed working at the Essex. They made us feel like they wanted us to enjoy every minute of our vacation. The food was superb in taste and presentation. The wait staff greeted us immediately each time we approached the dining areas and they could... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling alone i felt very safe. comfortable room. Great restaurants with friendly staff. Lots to do at this resort. Very quiet and peaceful. Also pet friendly. Will definitely stay again if ever in the area. Enjoy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a nice long weekend here with my family and the staff was excellent - very friendly and accommodating. The Junction dining room was a fun and fabulous experience. I loved the dinnerware on the ceiling and Chef Kyle was great. The only thing I would recommend is to use the extra pillows in the closet...I found the pillows... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful get away with our family at the Essex. The resort is family friendly. Upscale without being stuffy. Our room was amazing. Clean, excellent pillows and bedding, great whirlpool tub. We will definitely visit the Essex again when the weather is warmer.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I travel with our dog, so finding a decent pet friendly hotel is often our goal. The Essex accommodated our needs while offering a wonderful spa facility as well. We've visited several places that accept pets, but this was the first that didn't have a long list of rules for the pet/owners. We enjoyed special spa pampering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a dog-friendly place close to Burlington, where we could relax and bring our dog along. The Essex Resort & Spa was perfect for this! We swam in their beautiful indoor pool, played basketball across the street, took our dog for many walks around the property, enjoyed dinner in the Tavern, loved having drinks by the cozy... More 

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Henniker, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked an overnight stay through Living Social. After spending the day in Burlington, we arrived in the early evening. We had a light meal at the Tavern. The bartender was wonderful. The food was only okay. The room was great. We slept in and then had the most WONDERFUL breakfast at the Tavern. It was probably one of the... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I live locally and have taken advantage of many deals at The Essex - we have never been disappointed. I have found the Spa, front desk, and restaurant staff to be very kind and accommodating. Twice we've been while Lindsay was at the Spa - she was incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcome. I hadn't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In January (last time I went) I would have given the resort 5 stars. Sadly only a few months later, I am giving 3 stars. We always have a nice meal at Junction and this time it was definitely not up to par. I mentioned the meat was very tough to the head chef and he admitted they changed distributors... More 

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