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“Nice place to stay in Northampton - a bit old fashioned” 4 of 5 stars
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Autumn Inn
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   259 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Northampton B&B and Inns
Hong Kong
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay in Northampton - a bit old fashioned”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a nice place to stay in Northamptopn, MA. We booked it because some of the more well known "brand-name" places on the highway in Hadley were booked out for an athletic event more than a month ahead of our visit.

We had a 1 bedroom suite which was large, even for 2 parents, 2 teenagers, and grandma. In the living area, in addition to the fold-out couch there was an arm chair and a rocking chair.

It's a little old fashioned, we took photos of our room keys, because it was the first time in over a decade we had room keys that were physical, actual keys, rather than key-cards.

Wifi services were limited to 3 devices per room.

The kitchinette was adequate, but hand-wash only (no dishwaher). The bathroom was also OK. House-keeping also fine, giving us extra towels as we asked for, but the cups in the room were styrofoam. The kitchenware (plates, etc.) minimal - but better than some other places we have stayed on this trip.

The pool and its area are lovely & peaceful, with some good shade from trees nearby, so even in 90+ F temperatures, the water was refreshing.

There are no laundry facilties, so we drove to a laundromat on Pleasant St, downtown.

The breakfast was OK: cereal, toast, muffins, boiled eggs & a waffle station - but my son was disappointed by no bacon, sausage, or ham at breakfast.

We enjoyed our stay & if we return to the Northampton area, I will try and get my family to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights, our room was massive and kept nice and clean by the maids! There was a lovely pool too which we used that was great as it was so hot! The breakfast was good too, a good selection of cereals, cakes, muffins, toasts, juices, eggs, teas, coffee and a waffle station! Yum! The inn also has a lovely New England charm to it and the staff were so friendly and helpful! We didn't do this but there is a rent a bike service too which is a great idea, there's a lovely path over the river that connects Amherst to Northampton! The room was well air conditioned, however it did have an air scent added in to it, that was a little over powering when we first walked in our room, we hasn't experienced this kind of air scent added to air containing before. But we kept the air con on and soon got used to it!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germantown, WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We were in town for a wedding, which was wonderful! The area was experiencing higher than normal temperatures for June (around 95 degrees) and we were looking forward to enjoying the pool. Unfortunately, they were having some sort of problem (got three different explanations from three different staff members) and the pool had no water and was out of order. Disappointment No. 1: No Pool. After breakfast, we decided to sit outside for a while on the wrought iron chairs provided; but staff asked us to relocate because those were only for the people in the room directly adjacent - although there was nothing to indicate this. Disappointment No. 2: No Patio. Rooms were large and clean. Breakfast was adequate. Location near Smith College is excellent. Don't stay here if you want to swim.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Webster
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were moved to this quaint inn after our original reservation at another local hotel was "lost." What a treat! On the campus of Smith College in a beautiful New England village bustling with college life, in a lovely older house converted to an inn. While the rooms are not elegant by modern standards, ours was large, clean, and suited our needs perfectly. And I would be remiss if I did not mention that the bed and bedding was of superior quality. The breakfast room is amazing - complete with a real old-fashioned waffle maker and huge fireplace hearth. We loved it - wish we were there in warmer weather because there was a beautiful secluded pool in back. If you're looking for comfort and style, this can't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Autumn in is a nice, middle price hotel. The rooms are a little bit dark and depressing but the beds are comfortable and it's clean. It's about a mile walk outside Northampton which means it's hard to slip out for a snack. The breakfast is not good. Hard boiled eggs, little packets of cereal and oatmeal and not brilliant coffee. However,and almost most important, the staff is superb. Everyone was outstanding, chatty, friendly, full of information and ideas. I had a crisis staying there when I discovered that a hotel I had booked the following week in San Francisco had been reviewed by Trip Advisor as full of bedbugs, hookers and pushers and I was in a complete panic. Desiree in reception was right on the case, jumped online and said she was delighted to book me another place and gave me her own thoughts about her travels in San Francisco. All others present were enormously sympathetic. I'd definitely stay again, hoping that the breakfast might have improved.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Autumn Inn is a lovely old fashioned hotel near Smith College. It is like going to grandma's house -- it you had a New England grandmother. The furniture is old and funky, there is a huge stone fireplace in the downstairs lobby / breakfast room. I find it very comforting, and have stayed here multiple times.
They have a nice breakfast with waffles, boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, toast and fruit.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is free wifi and a printer available in the lobby.
It is about 2 blocks from Smith College and walking avoids the parking hassles at Smith. It is a longer walk to town, but do-able.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Portland, ME
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Beds are comfortable, room is clean, shower has good pressure and breakfast - included - is average. Coffee is weak and you have to pay extra for the safe, but can get it refunded at checkout. You can walk everywhere from the inn. Overall, not bad, but I might look for something else if I return to Northampton. Seems overpriced.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Autumn Inn

Address: 259 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Northampton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Northampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Autumn Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique property located at the edge of Smith College campus and within walking distance to downtown Northampton. With its colonial style, charm, and furnishings, the Autumn Inn is the perfect location for rest, relaxation and renewal. ... more   less 
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