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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 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

upstate New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at Handy Suites in July 2013. I am in my mid-50’s and traveled with 3 grandchildren. Our trip was a 2 night stay to visit my son. The suite style rooms met our needs perfectly. One bedroom with a separate kitchen/dining/living area. The kitchen had few supplies but the staff quickly supplied anything we needed. Bedroom size was... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Well, thanks for your kind review. The pool slide IS a blast for the kids (adults too!). Sofabeds are self -admittedly sofabeds. I wish they could invent comfortable ones. However, we have just put in new furniture, so I hope you will give us a chance to show you that we are always improving. And thank you for mentioning that... More

Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here to attend the Champlain Fair on Labour Day weekend. I liked the affordable rate for a busy weekend. I liked having breakfast in our own kitchen area. It beats the free breakfasts at hotels where you have to jockey for a place to sit down and is full of very young kids. The hallway was overheated and... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

We appreciate your staying with us and your comments. We have recently begun installing the new furnishings, and albeit that sofabeds have a reputation for uncomfortable, the new ones are better! We are also looking forward to King sized beds soon! Bring the family back, we hope to see you soon. More

Ridgewood, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I originally gave this place 4 stars on another website but I'm downgrading it to 3 hear. While the suite a great size for families, the pull out bed was incredibly uncomfortable. My kids can normally sleep on anything but this was terrible for them They ended up sleeping with my wife and I slept on the sofa. It was... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are in the process of updating all of our furniture and carpeting, as we are about to celebrate our 10th anniversary in July! The hallways do tend to have a cooking odor as all of our suites are equipped with full kitchens. People take advantage of that to save money from eating out,... More

Ashburn
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The hotel was ok. The rooms are actually suites, with a kitchen / living room separate from the bedroom. The worst part was the smell. The elevators smell like ashtrays and the halls and rooms have an unpleasant musty odor. There aren't any restaurants or stores in walking distance. The manager, Christina, was fantastic, though, very helpful and fun to... More

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HotelRepresentative1, Manager at Handy Suites, responded to this review

Thanks for your input, every response is important to us. Because we do have a smoking floor, occasionally the odor will remain in the elevator. We do try to keep the elevator deodorized, but our front desk or housekeeping staff will respond immediately. And actually, there are five restaurants within walking distance & a Rite Aid that sells immediate needs... More

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Additional Information about Handy Suites

Also Known As:
Handy Hotel
Handy Hotel Essex
Handy Hotel Essex Junction
Handy Suites Essex, Vermont
Address: 27 Susie Wilson Road, Essex, VT 05452
Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Essex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Handy Suites 2*
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