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Handy Suites

27 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, VT 05452
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Essex
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Erie, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and our 9 year old son stayed 2 nights and were very happy with the room. Our son loved the fact that he had "his own room" in the living room with a tv so he didn't have to bother anyone else first thing in the morning. The suite is nice and spacious and very clean! The pool... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Our team is dedicated to creating a clean, comfortable stay at a great value. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know that we met your expectations! It is especially nice when someone compliments our staff. We are grateful for each and every one of our team member's... More 

Chatham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my fiancé while visiting Vermont. I was a little bit skeptical when I made the reservation because of the previous bad reviews. I am very happy we didn't cancel it and we stayed there. The staff is very polite and professional, Christine had all the answers to our questions, and she was very helpful. The suite... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Handy Suites of Essex for your recent accommodation needs in our area! The fact that you have taken the time to share your experience means a lot to us! We couldn't be more pleased to hear that you and your fiance enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return! More 

Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Essex over the memorial day weekend because of the Burlington marathon this weekend There were few motel or hotel rooms in Burlington itself. This motel is about 10 minutes from downtown Burlington. We had a two room suite.One room was a living room and kitchenette combined. The Kitchenette had a refrigerator, dishwasher. dishes and... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Memorial Day Weekend is certainly a busy one in our beautiful area! We hope you enjoyed the Vermont City Marathon! It's such a fun course through the streets of Burlington and along the shores of Lake Champlain! What a pleasure it is for us to host the many marathoners and their family and friends each year! Staying at Handy Suites... More 

Canton, Georgia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love this place. The rooms are large and and always VERY clean. The property is extremely well run. They are in the middle of a large addition and will have even more quality rooms available soon. The location is close enough to both downtown Burlington and to the regions ski areas. We have stayed here several times and I... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

So sweet! Thank you for such a lovely review! We are proud to offer a clean, comfortable accommodations at a great value in the popular Burlington area and appreciate your business very much! Please come see us again soon! More 

Bennington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went there in October 2014 with my 1 month old. I was there for a week. The suite I was in, I could literally live there. The staff there was very friendly. No problem, except didn't have cooking ware in my room. I'd stay there when I go up north for a vacation, go there with my fiance for... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are proud to be a home away from home for our valued guests and we are pleased to hear that you were so comfortable! I apologize that you did not have enough cookware upon arrival to your suite, and hope that you contacted the front desk hosts so that your need... More 

New York City, New York
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I agree with the other reviewers that the decor is somewhat dated & the breakfast is barely edible (doughnuts, pastries, mediocre coffee - but toast with peanut butter was appreciated). However, my room (on the 4th floor) was very spacious with a full kitchen, dining area, living room with workdesk, bedroom with a walk-in closet. All the people who work... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience. We are happy to hear that your expectations were met and that you would consider staying with us in the future. As you saw during your visit, we are currently expanding and we would love to have you back to see the finished result! Warmest Regards! More 

Newmarket, Canada
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Room décor is a bit outdated, but these rooms are HUGE! Think a small apartment, which this building may very well have been in it's previous incarnation. My other issue was with whomever was staying in the room across from us, who spent the entire evening burning their food. Had I had better neighbours my stay would have been more... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your feedback and your business. Please come stay with us again soon! More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This hotel wasn't on our list when we first arrived to Burlington, but we were redirected to it by the Days Inn because they were doing renovations. The Handy Suites is a very cozy hotel, we had a nice king size bed plus a sofa-bed, a nice kitchen and a very clean bathroom, The breakfast wasn't huge, but it was... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you the next time you are in our area! Happy New Year! More 

montreal
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Spacious, comfortable and homely. We have used this hotel a few times now as a base to do some shopping in and around Burlington. Essentially, the rooms have two big rooms including a kitchen, a huge walk-in wardrobe and very comfortable bed. The hosts were very friendly. They were just putting away the Hallowe'en gear and replacing it with Christmas... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Director of Sales at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay and experience! It means a lot to us to hear that you find the accommodations that we offer comfortable and homey! We appreciate that you choose to stay with us while in the Burlington area! Please enjoy the holiday season! We hope to see you soon! More 

Hamilton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The whole idea of the Handy Suites is great but at 10 years old it seems to have reached the time for a bit of an upgrade. Our one-bedroom suite was clean enough but the sofa in the living area was a bit grubby and one or 2 of the dining room chairs were coming apart so we had to... More 

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. Exciting news is that we have been upgrading ALL of our Suites to include a King size bed, new sofabeds, new carpeting, new drapes! (and new chairs where needed!). Next time you visit just ask at the front desk for wine glasses or Anything else you might need. We hope... More 

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