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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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    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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I spent 4 days here this week for a work related trip. the hotel rooms were great, the beds were so comfortable and the staff was very friendly. Food was good.

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Essex, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I live about 2 miles from the The Essex Resort and Spa. On Monday, January 2, 2012 there was a death and subsequent tragic house fire on our street. I called the Resort and spoke to the Reservations Manager. He immediately opened the doors and provided a room for the family. He knew the severity and immediacy of the situation.... More 

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Gardiner, Maine
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed at the Essex on a Groupon package which included room and massage or cooking classes for 2, for 2 nights. The value was fair for what we received; I wouldn't have wanted to pay more. We opted for the room upgrade, and got a corner room with a gas fireplace and a jacuzzi tub, which we made good... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

What began as a distraction from "Christmas without the kids" became an "palate-expanding" culinary experience. We chose the equivalent of a Modified American Plan option, which, for about $300, included overnight accommodations for two adults (and our black lab, for an additional $25), a five course meal in their main restaurant, and a full breakfast in the tavern the next... More 

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Warren, VT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed at The Essex this past weekend, and at 4:00AM we were rudely awakened by a blaring fire alarm and were forced to evacuate our room for an hour. In the morning we found a letter under our door explaining that the alarm was due to a fault in the hotel's electrical system. No attempt was made to ease... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012 via mobile

We came for a 2 night break using a Travelzoo special deal. The room was spacious but not especially comfortable as there was only one easy chair and the noisy heating was either too warm or too cold. Outside of our room the two lobbies were soulless and didn't feel at all cozy or attractive to sit in despite the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

How would you feel if you stayed a ta 4 Diamond (in theory) mote/hotel/inn and the fire alarm system went off at 4 AM, they sent you to the lobby of another building and 45 minutes later allowed you to go back to your room? A letter appears under your door in the morning that says: Dear Guest: We are... More 

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JGVT, General Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sparky, While we again apologize for the inconvenience caused by the fire alarm, please rest assured that it was not a prank or an avoidable malfunction with the system. It was a legitimate alarm triggered by the mechanical failure of an electrical component. So when you ask how we would feel if an alarm went off at 4am, we... More 

Wellfleet, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012 via mobile

I really don't understand the positive rating this Essex enjoys from other guests. I have been there twice and left early both times. The rooms are small, dirty, and tacky. The beds are uncomfortable, the walls paper thin. The staff can't be bothered to clear snow from walkways or salt roads. This place hawks itself as a resort destination but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

following a busy holiday season, and on recommendation of friend, I decided to book for 2 nights the Essex Vermont Culinary resort $ Spa , We arrived there at 3pm and was received with a lovely reception, this was short lived the moment I entered the room ,because it was very rundown for a hotel that I was paying 200$... More 

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Palm, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012 via mobile

Went with my boyfriend with a groupon. Room was average but what was expected. Staff was nice. Tavern breakfast was good. Cooking class with chef Christine was fun. She is very nice and is good at what she does. Hot tub and pool area is nice in the winter. Would come again if I was able to obtain a similar... More 

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Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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