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“Run down inn with good location” 2 of 5 stars
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Walker House
64 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240 2718   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #23 of 24 Lenox B&B and Inns
Boston, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Run down inn with good location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

The inn itself is in major need of updates. I'm all about charm but this place was not charming. Instead we found it very rundown with creaky floors, an mattress that had to be 50 years old, old peeling wall paper and dated yard sale furnishings. The bathroom was one of the worst I experienced in an accommodation... It was carpeted (eww) with the smallest dingy stall shower, a toilet that barely flushed, scratchy towels and enough room for only one person. The host was Super unwelcoming. He pointed to a book when we arrived where I signed in Nd then without any words got our keys and led us to our room.... Inliterally don't think he said one word to us... Same experience leaving... No thank you for staying or anything.... Very strange.

Admittedly I wasn't surprised based on other reviews but we didn't have much choice. We booked here as it was the only place we couldbfind with two day notice that accepted dogs, was available and didn't have a two night minimum on a busy fall weekend.

Stayed October 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Austerlitz, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Despite the convenient location of this inn, it is a shambles. Breakfast, served ONLY at 8:30, is close to non-existent...cheapest yogurt and croissants available. When I asked if I could have these meager morsels at 8:00 instead of 8:30, I met with resistance and complaints by the owner ( "I have to get up so early every day!"). Bathroom very decrepit, with a hole in the ceiling, light out, ratty towels and bathmats....all beyond unappetizing. Ridiculous amount of money for poor service and poor accommodations.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I absolutely loved this place. Perfectly located for a short walk to downtown Lenox and a short drive to Tanglewood, Walker House has the charm, history and ambiance that typifies The Berkshires. The rooms and common areas are spacious so you can have all the privacy or community you choose. The owners are knowledgable, gracious and willing to help with ideas for the area. If you're looking for cookie-cutter perfection, this is not the place for you. As for me, I will definately return.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Maybe the people who have written glowing reviews of Walker House had the only decent rooms in the place. There is a vast difference between eclectic decor and cluttered mess, between worn and downright dirty, between charming and decrepit, between basic and spartan, and between aged and ramshackle. The Walker House misses on all counts. We only saw our hostess Peggy, a few fellow guests, and several cats. Never saw Richard. Our rooms were musty, dark and decorated with a mix of (interesting) opera memorabilia and worn-out junk. The lamps were too dim to see anything at all and the wallpaper had come almost completely away from the wall. The smell of mildew was overwhelming. The bath shared by our two rooms had a dirty fiberglass shower and tub insert with a showerhead meant for a munchkin. The linens looked as though they had come from a yard sale; they were mismatched and tattered. Admittedly, there was a large and attractive veranda across the back of the house, onto which our rooms opened. However, the floor was dangerously weak at points, the furniture was literally falling apart, and the garage off the back leaned to one side and had a huge hole in the roof. A strong wind might have knocked it down by now. We are early risers, but no one even started a pot of coffee before 8:30. Breakfast, never ready before 9, was cold cereal and maybe some fruit or a few pastries. It was very disapponting, not at all like the descriptions we had read, and grossly overpriced. Location was the only positive for this place. It is within walking distance of Lenox shops and restaurants, and a short, easy and uncongested drive to the secondary parking lot at Tanglewood.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

I've been coming to Walker House for the past 12 years, and every time I step through the door, I instantly feel at home. Large fireplaces, wide porches, piles of books and friendly cats all contribute to a truly relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and decorated with antiques, in keeping with the history of the house. The inn is also walking distance to the shops and restaurants in downtown Lenox. Owners Peggy and Dick are warm, friendly hosts, and have their fingers on the pulse of the local arts scene. All in all, a great place to stay for the perfect Berkshire experience!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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new york
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

My husband & I head over to Lenox to attend the excellent concerts at Tanglewood in addition to local museums and just to wander the villages and take in historic Lenox.

Walker House is the perfect Inn to come home to after our days forays. Each of the rooms is named after a different composer and designed in period (the innkeepers obviously know their stuff). One finds lovely canopy beds, working fireplaces and huge bathtubs in the rooms.

The public areas are fun to relax in and explore, full of books and charming nick nacks. In addition, the innkeepers offer a huge video screen on which to watch a variety of dvds.

We love that Walker House is pet friendly - with several cuddly cats wandering through. We don't travel with pets, but have our own at home, so we appreciate the furry friends!

The Innkeepers, Peggy and Dick, are very helpful and pleasant, whether they are providing a lovely breakfast in their dining room or talking about the area that they so obviously love.

Overall, Walker House is wonderful all year round - an enhancement to a stay in the Berkshires or perhaps even a reason to plan a trip there!

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

I have stayed at Walker House several times and would never stay anywhere else. I have come to feel like family. This is not one of those slick modernized establishments, but rather makes you feel like you are being warmly welcomed into someone's home. Peggy and Dick are great hosts. The rooms are beautiful - I always request one with a working fireplace. Walker House is within easy walk of shops and restaurants. Tanglewood and several very interesting museums are within easy reach.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Walker House

Address: 64 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240 2718
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lenox
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