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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

My mom and I stayed here courtesy of the Travelzoo voucher that many others have referenced. So the value was outstanding, but I would not pay full price. The service was great, no problems there. We liked the location for proximity to Burlington, where we spent most of our time. If we had stayed in Burlington we probably wouldn't have... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

Bad servi ce food and rooms. The rooms need new beds. Very squeaky. Got our restaurant reservations wrong twice. Steak in tavern inedible

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hamden, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

The Essex restaurants were great. Highly recommend the Chef's Table at Amuse - 9 courses, with the chef (Alex) cooking right in front of us (and 6 other people at the L-shaped bar where we ate), and talking about the dishes and cooking in general. The meal started at about 7:00 and ended at about 10:30. Upon arrival we found... More

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Cambridge, MA
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Having read some rather negative reviews of the restaurants at this resort, I was hesitant to stay here. But, the food at Amuse, the hotel's dinner restaurant, was so good. The filet mignon melted in my mouth. The following night, I tried the Emu, which the waitress promised me would taste like beef. It was unbelievable. The free appetizers were... More

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Marion, Ma
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

The food at Amuse was from a very creative menu and was prepared perfectly. The Tavern was less formal but equally good. Live entertainment on Saturday night and a fire pit. It was great! The indoor pool and hot tub were clean and very nice. Our suite was very comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

I am shocked by the super slow internet connection at The Essex. In addition, my windows were aften frozen (8 out 10 times). It was very frustrating! It is 2011, not 2000! Even a very small motel that we stayed at in Maine the night before for only $64 had much faster internet. I am also surprised that after many... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

front desk was very frendly, room was excellent, great views of garden. the only negative of the place was the tavern restaurent. the food was overly salted [both entries] also it arrived within 3 minutes of the appetizers. deserts were excellent. would certainly go back again just avoid the restaurent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

If you are looking for a great culinary experience try the "Chef's table" dining experience. This was our first time at the property ane we thought this could be fun. We were right! Incredible food and Chef Jean Luc was tremendous. Very accomodating, entertaining and a tremendous chef. Our 7 course experience, with wine pairings, was the hightlight of our... More

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new york
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed at the Essex Resort in August and the resort is lovely. The rooms were clean and pretty and the food in the restaurant was delicious. But what impressed me the most was the thoughtfulness of the management. During the night there was a fire alarm and we had to evacuate our rooms for almost an hour. To our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

First time we stayed in this property my sister bought this deal through Groupon its a great deal includes $100 credit to be used, the property is huge and clean parking is ok and quiet staff is ok but not friendly, wireless internet is a plus, complimentary cofee in the morning, hot apple cider with cookies in the afternoon. The... More

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. As the Burlington area’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel, The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation. ... more   less 
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