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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned home from a three day stay at the Handy Suites. We absolutely loved the roomy, well-appointed and spotlessly clean suite. The kitchen was well equipped (including a dish washer), and the layout was perfect. The bedroom was very large and had a huge walk-in closet for storage, packages and our clothes, so we did not have to... More 

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Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel 14 days out of every month, and have stayed in some of the smallest mom and pop hotels to the more upscale Hilton's and Marriott's. I have been in 45 of the 50 states. The young man who checked me took my driver license and proceeded to make a copy along with my credit card. I immediately bulked... More 

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Markham, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very spacious - a small cot would turn the walk in closet into a cozy bedroom, and generally well kept up for an older property. There were a few glaring weak points, however. Breakfast was very basic and the orange juice undrinkable. The food was not replenished as the morning went on. The worst was the cot... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very spacious and comfortable, full kitchen, king-sized bed, living room. The TV's are small and furniture somewhat dated, bathroom as well could be updated. Breakfast nothing to write home about and coffee was awful, tasted like water. However, manager told me as soon as new wing was finished, the older rooms will all be updated. With that... 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 while in our area! It was a pleasure to host you during your stay! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old establishment with a new wing under construction. All the furniture looks as if it came out of a garage sale, it is dated and ugly and the rooms are enormous but it felt to me as if I was staying in a bowling alley with the usual decor. The rate is too high for what you... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to our area. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased you found our staff to be nice. We are an economy property known for our comfortable, clean, spacious suites complemented with exceptional guest service at a great value. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet... More 

Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed at Handy Suites this past weekend on a family trip to Vermont. Overall, I'd have rate the hotel as average, nothing more. Biggest strength was space. Our suite (and I think they are all alike) had a living area with pull-out sofa and large chair, adjacent to an eat-in kitchen with stove, microwave, full-sized fridge, etc.. Bedroom was in... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent stay. We are happy to provide clean, comfortable accommodations at a great value in the popular Burlington area. We hope that you will visit us again when our renovations have been completed! We are looking forward to all of the exciting updates! More 

Maineville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We come up to visit with our daughter about twice a year and always stay at the Handy Suites in Essex. It is a convenient location and the manager and help are always so kind and helpful. The rooms are spacious and always clean. We would recommend this hotel to anyone that wanted a great retreat while visiting the area.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your recent experience with us! We are so happy to provide you with a home away from home when visiting your daughter! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Rutland, Vermont, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a great man date with my son. Good sidewalk made it an easy walk to the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds. Friendly service and plenty of room. Fridge , salt and pepper was a nice touch. I would stay here again. I have a son who's going to Saint Michael's just down the road in the fall. This place will come... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed the concert at the Champlain Valley Exposition and your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to share! We look forward to seeing you in the fall! Enjoy your summer! More 

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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Everything was big, big kitchen area, big living room area, big separate bedroom and bathroom. The closet was a walk in that I wish I had at home. We had a pleasant night's stay at Handy Suites. The people at the desk are very welcoming and pleasant. The room was clean and inviting. I didn't realize when we booked that... 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! We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your experience! It is wonderful to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations! We hope to host you again the next time you are in our area! Enjoy your summer! More 

Meriden, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Clean, roomie, accessible to parking, great breakfasts, snacks, etc. We were going to UVM Graduation and the nice part about this hotel is it was close, but far enough away that we did not have all the traffic bcause it was by St Michael's and they were not having graduation...so we enjoyed the area and easy to and from UVM.

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

It was great to have you and your family stay with us! We are happy to hear that you found us in a convenient location and that you enjoyed your stay! Enjoy your summer! Please come see us the next time you are in the Burlington area! More 

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