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“Not above and beyond, but a comfortable stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   91 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240   |  
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Ranked #1 of 24 Lenox B&B and Inns
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“Not above and beyond, but a comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hampton Terrace meets all the basic requirements you'd want in a bed and breakfast. Privacy, comfort, and location all hit the mark. Stan is a host who clearly makes it his object to please his guests - receiving a $30 gift card to the local wine shop upon arrival was an unexpected treat.

Other than that, our stay was unremarkable. Comfortable - yes, convenient - yes; luxurious, romantic, or above and beyond? No.

The quality of the "breakfast" component of a B&B really matters - it's why my partner and I choose B&Bs over hotels when visiting small, charming towns. At Hampton Terrace, breakfast is buffet-style - expect decent scrambled eggs, french toast, and fresh fruit, but not a gourmet, 3-course experience with fresh-baked pastries and table service. You serve yourself - you eat as much as you want, and that's that. If you're looking for a place where you're truly provided that rare and intimate experience with a loved one, you won't find it at Hampton Terrace.

Overall, there were no glaring disappointments during our stay. The point of this review is to indicate that there wasn't anything distinguished or special about it either. I read glowing reviews and that's why I selected Hampton Terrace for our weekend getaway to the Berkshires, but the next time I'm looking for an intimate, romantic weekend retreat, I will look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HamptonT, Owner at Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
This is a fair review and we appreciate it. We completely understand that underlying every review is the question: "Did they meet our expectations....or not?" It is inevitable that our 550 reviews, ranking us #1 among over a hundred lodging properties in the Berkshires, sometimes sets us up for an occasional "expectation not met." We have run Hampton Terrace for almost 15 years, and have intentionally set our prices in the middle of the Berkshire pack (about $200/night during the off-season). There are properties who charge much more than us, and possibly would offer more of the experience this couple sought. And we have served breakfast over 5,000 mornings. Over the years, we have experimented with individually-served, gourmet dishes, and we have tried numerous items on our all-you-can-eat buffets. We have come to know that the vast majority of guests prefer choosing their breakfast off the buffet, rather than serving a one-size-fits-all plate. This is not to say our breakfasts are boring: On Saturday morning we served three flavors of French toast: Traditional, Chocolate with chocolate chips, and Cinnamon Burst. We lean towards comfort foods: scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, blueberry pancakes, etc. We DO understand an occasional guest might expect a culinary creation. We have to accept that comment when it comes. It is also unfortunate that these guests came literally the day the snow melted in Lenox. They left on Sunday, and by Monday afternoon our yard service had put the yard back into shape, and once we get a couple of weeks of sunshine, our flowers and plants will be stunning. Our porches will be set up like living rooms. And our outdoor heated pool will be open. We do believe that our pricing structure, our breakfast choices, the $30 wine shop gift card, our 24/7 coffee and complimentary cognacs/liquors, free water bottles, private lists of things to do and places to eat, etc., result in an experience that has earned our average of 99 on the TripAdvisor scales, and we welcome this guest back for another experience on a warmer weekend, and possibly in another room.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Value
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights (our late celebration of the Spring Solstice, aka Easter, 2013) at Hampton Terrace and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Stan Rosen (the B&B owner) is an extremely friendly and gracious host … and he could be mistaken as my “brother with a different mother” as we are both Southern Gentlemen born in the same city – Macon, Georgia.

Don’t let the fact that Stan is not a “multi-generational” New England'er deter you from selecting this B&B. He may be a Southern Gentleman with all of the requisite Southern Charm … but he has lived in the immediate area for at least two decades and is passionately in love with his Town of Lenox, the Berkshires … and Hampton Terrace - his home and B&B.

The main house, a historic landmark, was especially warm and inviting with a great entrance hall, a large living room with comfy seating, and a large gas fireplace … a lovely place to sit in the afternoon or evening. We did not stay in the main house, but stayed in one of the new, quite large, private Guest Cottages (#2) in the back garden which included a very comfortable four poster king bed, mini bar (fridge and sink), full size gas fireplace (with remote control), a Jacuzzi, coffee maker, and free wi-fi. Stan and his wife Susan have been careful to maintain period charm while at the same time providing modern amenities.

Each morning we were welcomed with Stan’s Southern Style Buffet Breakfast which included great coffee, hot water for tea, juices, fresh fruit, toast, English muffins, boiled eggs, sausage, and cereals … as well as specialty items that varied daily and included French Toast (chocolate, cinnamon or regular) or Pancakes (blueberry, wheat or regular), scrambled eggs, and on some days … cheese grits. Guests have a choice of sitting communally at two beautifully decorated large tables in the house, or privately at smaller tables on a glass enclosed sun porch.

Stan, if we could make just one request, it would be to ask if you could provide an electric tea kettle - in the Suite, or in the Dining Room where you provide the KEURIG coffee machine and unlimited coffee and tea pods 24/7 - so that guests could make proper tea during non breakfast hours. I ask this especially for my wife who is English ... and very particular about her tea. :-)

Other than that … our experience at Hampton Terrace was absolutely wonderful! It is within easy walking distance of the Town of Lenox and all of the wonderful shops and restaurants.

Thank you Stan, and we will certainly stop by for a visit the next time we are in Lenox!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I grew up in this town and so visiting is truly like coming home with all of the associated memories. Our most recent trip was a brief overnight and I was showing a friend some of beauty of the Berkshires. At the Hampton Terrace Inn, the innkeeper's attention to detail is on a par with my own! The house is beautifully restored and located ideally to enjoy the charms of downtown Lenox.
We were greeted warmly on our arrival and settled into our rooms in a "this is your home, please let us know how we can make you more comfortable" way! We found our innkeeper, Stan Rosen, eager to please and sincere.
Thank you to the Hampton Terrace Inn for a perfect landing spot. We will most certainly be back and stay longer next time!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dix Hills, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

From the very start, we were treated with the utmost respect and care. Stan is an extremely friendly and gracious person - the perfect B & B owner! Both the interior and outside of the property were in pristine condition, and the rooms were decorated with such warmth and charm that I truly was torn between reading a book by the downstairs fireplace and exploring the quaint and lovely town of Lenox. The breakfast was outstanding, from the fresh berries and varied flavors of homemade french toast to the delicious coffee and sausage. We will definitely be back to the Hampton Terrace, for a longer stay next time. It was the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Our second visit to Hampton Terrace was just perfect. Stan is amazing - the best host, thoughtful and generous. From the welcoming breakfast (blueberry pancakes and sausage - heaven!) to the bar of cordials and cognac at bedtime, comfort is king. Our favorite room, this time with its fireplace aglow every evening, was just as beautiful as we remembered. Everything you could possibly want is within walking distance - even in some yucky winter weather. We can't imagine being anywhere else.....

Room Tip: We've never stayed anywhere but the main house, but I gather others like the newer carriage hous...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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milford, ct
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We like to find properties that enhance the experience of the area we are visiting. Small inns do not always meet that criteria, but this beautiful house certainly did. The charm of the Hampton Terrace is as enticing as the town of Lenox . The history of the inn and the period decor collection adds to the unique ambiance. The friendly welcome by Stan and his attention to our needs was exceptional and appreciated. While the area has many hotel/b&b options, we would choose to repeat our experience at Hampton Terrace.

Room Tip: trash pickup is early am...check which day and if dumpster is below your window.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My husband and I were gifted a weekend stay at the Hampton Terrace Inn with instructions to relax and enjoy. We were charmed by the Inn as soon as we parked in the semi-circular drive and entered the center hall of this elegant, graceful and welcoming property. We had done a little research on line and I have to say, the Inn was more beautiful and gracious than the photos and descriptions suggested. What an exciting treat it is to have your expectations surpassed!

Our weekend getaway happened during a blizzard snowstorm weekend and it created a magic backdrop for our experience. The Hampton Terrace Inn has a welcoming living room with a large fireplace that beckons you to sit a while. The warmth of the fire, the well appointed lving room and the Innkeepers attention to our comforts were superb. Lovely music, books, photos, and period furniture surrounded us as we relaxed with a glass of wine our first evening. The wine was a benefit of the complimentary $30 gift card we received with our room to a local wine and cheese shop that was within walking distance.

Our first evening was spent in the Spencer room, a soothing and romantic room with a full bath, queen size bed and fireplace. We slept snuggly and comfortably as the wind and snow howled outside our leaded glass windows and the fireplace crackled with warmth.

Stan is a detail oriented and thoughtful host and we benefited from his restaurant recommendations and knowledge of local things to do and see. We are avid snowshoers and hikers and found nearby Kennedy Park a delightful way to spend a winter day in 18" of fresh powder snow. There are plenty of opportunities for amusement, whatever your tastes are.

Our second night was spent in the Bonner Room, a large, front corner room with fabulous views of the street, a warming fireplace and spacious bathroom (actually huge!). This room has a king size bed and a bit more room to spread out and relax.

Each morning we were welcomed with a home made breakfast of great coffee, juices, very fresh fruit and a menu that varied from specialty french toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes, cereal and more. It was fabulous to enjoy the fare and catch up briefly with other guests who were visiting and hear Stan's stories.

Our experience was absolutely perfect! Thank you Stan, for your wonderfully appointed and run Hampton Terrace Inn. Our expectations were exceeded during our memorable stay with you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 91 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lenox
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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