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Handy Suites

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   27 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, VT 05452
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Essex
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen P Holliston, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was clean, the staff pleasant and the rooms spacious. The value of the room was good as well. We had a full kitchen, living area and a huge bedroom with king size bed and walk in closet. When we checked in we were told the bed was just upgraded from queen to king with super comfortable mattresses. The... More

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El Paso, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I came from El Paso, TX and even though it was after the Hotel was closed, Christina, the manager , waited for me and cheerfully assisted me in getting settled into my room. My room was certainly large enough for me and it was very clean. Throughout my stay, everyone went out of their way to help me. I am... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When it is graduation time, you often have to grab any room you can. We ended up at Handy Suites which definitely needs some updating but the rooms are incredibly spacious. My room had a full kitchen, a large walk in closet and a large separate bedroom and living room with 2 TV's. The staff was very friendly and even... More

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cavendish
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Handy Suits because my son was wrestling in a tournament in Essex. The rooms are very run down. The pull out beds have springs sticking up...Literally. While sitting in the chair in the kitchen the whole back of it broke out! The manager, Christina, was literally screaming at my children and others in the hallway. To... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

We do respectfully appreciate all comments from our guests. With apologies that our hotel was not the right fit for your family and the others with the wrestling tournament, there are several things that we would like to clarify: Primarily our guests do not Live in the hotel. They are short term guests. There are signs prominently posted in the... More

Bellingham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went for a long weekend, Granddaughter was playing in the U12 Regional Girls Hockey tournament in Burlington March 20th thru March 23rd. We had 2 Suites, both were very clean and gave us plenty of room to enjoy our none rink time!! Children loved the pool slide, (including the oldest children, father and grandfather) Cost was a good $25.00 less... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Suites! We appreciate your comments about our terrific staff; our housekeepers are quite proud of the rooms they clean, too. Our beds, you are right, were aging a bit, but we are replacing furniture now and will soon have a King bed in the bedroom! We do look forward to seeing you again... More

Queensbury, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The suite was very comfortable and so spacious. The breakfast is extremely, very extremely basic, but there was a breakfast. The staff was very nice and helpful. The pool slide was so much fun! One thing I would say is that the rust needs to be taken care of on the pool. Other than that I would recommend this place...very... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit and we thank you for staying. Because the pool has a stainless steel lining, we have been suffering a bit of rust at the connecting seams and we are working hard to cure that. As each suite has a full kitchen, our breakfast is fairly limited; we try to get your... More

Shefford, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about these suites. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I have read some of the comments about the breakfast. As far as we were concerned it was certainly sufficient with OJ Coffee regular toast or English Muffins, Doughnuts and Fruit. Indeed at that price and considering the fully equipped kitchen I was surprised that they... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic response! We are so proud of our hotel and work hard to make it a place to visit again and again. We look forward to seeing you soon. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have stayed here several times when going to the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds - the hotel is very close and makes for an easy commute. The suites are wonderful - like a small apartment. Since the continental breakfast only has bread, donuts, coffee and juice, it was great to be able to make our own breakfast in the suite's kitchen.... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your stay! We are currently updating our furnishings, so the next time you visit you will see all new! The hallways do tend to be hot because the hot water pipes that bring every room instantaneous hot water run through the floor/ceiling. However, each room has independent thermostats for heat and wall mounted air... More

Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had never heard of the Handy suites before and were a little apprehensive. Christina, the manager managed our reservations wonderfully. She gave advise about the Champlain fair that was going on. The suite was much more than we needed, but we sure appreciated the roominess and cleanliness of the place. Breakfast was continental, only rolls and coffee, which isn't... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

We are always grateful for such kind input. Yes, the breakfast is simple, but that is because each suite has a full kitchen where you can prepare anything! We try to get your day going with the Continental Breakfast: Fruit & juice, English muffins & bread for toasting, coffee & tea. On the weekends we also add coffee cakes &... More

Attleboro
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have used this hotel for several years now. When I do the Vermont Fair/Expo it's my home away from home. The rooms are little suites will a bedroom off to the side. Kitchen - dining area are small but work well. The living room has a couch converts to a pull out queen bed. It's the most uncomfortable thing... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Great to hear your thoughts, thank you. We are currently updating our furniture. Although sofabeds are notorious for their discomfort (we all remember sleeping at Grandma's!), we will be happy to provide you with an additional blanket or matting to make you more comfortable. As to the smell in the hall, the suites all have FULL kitchens, and we are... More

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Address: 27 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, VT 05452
Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Handy Suites 2*
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Handy Hotel Essex Junction
Handy Suites Essex, Vermont

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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