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Swanton Motel

112 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT 05488
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Swanton Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Swanton B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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577 reviews 577 reviews
61 hotel reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I derived from past reviews that cleanliness is nearly an obsession here. I've been to very clean accommodations, and I wondered what could make the Swanton motel's cleanliness so notable. The question was quickly answered. I've never before seen a housekeeper on hands and knees scrubbing stains off the outside walkway. The same housekeeper then ran a sort of industrial-size... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

When you book an economy motel, you are prepared for surprises. But, at Swanton Motel, there were none. Quite the contrary. We had to overnight near North Hero for a winter festival (Great Ice) and there are practically no hotels open in the winter. We took the suggestion of a local, checked out the positive internet comments, and booked. Swanton... More

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Montgomery Center, Vermont
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We just bought a house down the road from this charming roadside "motel" and were very happy we chose it instead of a more boring chain motel in St. Albans nearby. The décor clearly shows a great deal of pride to it. The gardens by the outdoor pool are impeccably maintained and the room was absolutely spotless which is very... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

The older bathrooms are on their way out! We have remodeled four of them down to and including the tile and replacing the drop ceilings with a nice painted dry wall. More

Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I've had the pleasure of staying at Swanton Motel twice in the last year and half. Once for two nights in October and once for two nights in June ... both visits were exceptional. Shelly and her family run a great motel that places an emphasis on cleanliness and customer service. The rooms are spotless, crisp looking, and odor free.... More

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Kerhonkson NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Though I was immediately offered a 10% discount on the $100/night rate (8-26-12) for riding a bike, my budget had not included a room for this night, anticipating staying with a friend. However, after going up the road and seeing what was available for $60/night, I turned around and went back! Nolan was pleasant and welcoming, though I had now... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

The spray from the shower head should be better now and temperature fluctuations less. We've replaced the pipes to the south half of the motel with larger sizes to allow more flow and making changes to the hot water system to address issues that were also contributing to temperature fluctuations. More

NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I did not feel as if the website was accurate in talking about the check list for the cleaning of the rooms . Upon arrival I always check to make sure the fridge and coffee maker are working . Our coffee maker still had coffee in the pot and the coffee filter in the basket from the previous guest .... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

There is no excuse for not using the cleaning checklist. First and foremost we are to sell CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN. This experience should not have happened. We had to leave last year to take care of my ill mother in Maine. My son is managing the motel for us and has had a few little bumps along the way. We... More

Odenton, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

My husband, two of my siblings, and I stayed in one of the suites. Only one room had air conditioning or cable, which was inconvenient to say the least. To share any cool air with the other room, you had to leave the connecting door open, which then removed any chance of privacy. Also, no fan in the bathroom made... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

We have reinforced the checklist; all rooms are double-checked. We very responsive to our guests and attend immediately to may make your stay comfortable. We have installed a louder buzzer in the house to capture our attention when office is "closed". Although attended 24 hours per day, we do "close" the office to go to bed. With the new system,... More

New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

when i stayed there it was clean. but i went to take a shower and there was no soap to use and the office was closed. i wouldn't stay there again because since my stay the prices went to $175 a night. could stay someplace else cheaper with better service. thanks. patty

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

We have installed a much louder buzzer in the house to capture our attention when office is "closed". Although attended 24 hours per day, we do "close" the office to go to bed. With the new system, and a little time, we will awaken to attend the need. We place our soaps in dispensers in two locations: one by the... More

Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

4 of us reserved one of the two "suites" that the motel has. One room had 2 dbl. beds, air conditioner, flat-screen TV on the wall with cable, DVD, small refrigerator, coffee pot, clock radio/alarm, microwave and snacks to buy for $1.00 each. (leave the money in the room for the snacks) The other room had two twin beds, a... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

We will extend the cable to the other TV. Not sure why I never noticed the lack of fan in the bathroom but this is second mention. We will install one. More

West Country
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Stopped on route for one night. Clean and good service. You can also borrow DVDs from the office which was good for the children. It was quiet and had a pool and free wifi which is always good. All in all a good nights stay, beds are hard but that was good for my back! Shower was a bit changeable... More

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Motelman_12, Owner at Swanton Motel, responded to this review

We are addressing the water issue. It appears to be related to our hot water recirculating system that was incorrectly modified when we replaced the hot water heater. We also replaced mattresses in one room with a few more on the horizon. More

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Additional Information about Swanton Motel

Address: 112 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT 05488
Location: United States > Vermont > Swanton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The last AAA approved motel before the Canadian border. We are a family run motel and gift shop where cleanliness is top priority. 2014 Updates include new water pipes to the south half of the motel to improve water flow and pressure. We also remodeled four rooms with new bathroom tile, tubs, toilets, sinks, ceilings, lights, and ceiling fans. Newly painted bedrooms with new light fixtures, mirrors, paintings and furniture. 107 And 111 have new carpet. And there is a lot more in the making... ... more   less 
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