The Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located just off Rte 131 rotary and across the street from Southbridge police department. The hotel is a refurbished mill, the former American Optical Factory, but is very warm and cozy. The hotel is a conference center; therefore they seem to cater to the business customer. The hotel is very quite. I did not find the front desk staff to be very snooty, just very professional, which I'm used to, having travelled a lot for business.
The room is just as the hotel photo reflects. There is a small fridge & coffeemaker in the room. A microwave was provided next to the ice machine in the mail hall. Bath and Body products are provided and the bathroom is on the large side. There is a good sized tv with several cable channels to choose from. The King room had 6 additional chairs in the room. The only wireless service is in the lobby, you will need an Ethernet cable for your room. If you forget yours the hotel will let you borrow one, you’ll just have to sign a form to say that they can charge you $15 if you forget to return it.
This hotel is good for a convention, romantic getaway or for a Sturbridge vacation. The hotel does not seem to be kid friendly, in fact, we didn’t see any children.
The fitness center and staff were top notch. We worked out, played racquetball and enjoyed the large pool and whirlpool. The fitness center bathroom had a sauna and steam room but neither seemed to give off any real heat. The only soap dispense in the showers was provided in the handicap shower stall.
Cons: My husband and I had a problem with the mattress pad & fitted sheet kept slipping off, so we would have to fix it through out the night to avoid sleeping on the mattress. We brought this to the attention of the front desk they said they new of the problem and were working on it.
Food: Although the hotel website mentioned two restaurants, the only food service provided Sunday night was in the lounge (the bar). The food was good though. Breakfast time my husband and I headed down to the restaurant at 9, only to find out that the breakfast service ends at 8:30, so we drove 10 mins back to Sturbridge for breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled along the scenic Quinebaug River, The Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center is an elegantly restored historic property. The Southbridge Hotel combines evocative architecture with new millennium technology to create an incomparable destination for productive meetings or some well-deserved leisure.Our guests enjoy these amenities:203 well-appointed executive guest rooms, including 4 suites Rooms include wireless high speed internet access, refrigerator, coffee maker, hairdryers, iron/ironing board, cable Tv and Bath and Body Works amenities. Extensive range of recreational facilities, including Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center's own Focus Fitness Center, equipped with a heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, racquet ball courts, game room and jogging trails Shades Lounge offers beverages and casual fare; private dining available Convenient location; less than one hour drive to Boston or Hartford Near shopping, sightseeing and antiquing in Old Sturbridge Village ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Southbridge Hotel And Conference Cent reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.