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“Unexpectedly Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fauchere
401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Milford
Los Angeles, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unexpectedly Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2007

Milford is only 75 miles from New York City, but the lush trees and and historic architecture make it feel worlds away. And the Hotel Fauchere really surprised us: a small, 19th-century gem, it also boasts all the up-to-the-minute comforts of a 4-star New York hotel, right down to the most comfortable sheets I think I've ever slept on. Somehow, historic architectural details have been wedded to the modern, like the elegant new elevator that takes you down to Bar Louis, a restaurant as elegantly designed as anything in Manhattan but with better food -- you don't expect this kind of exquisitely rendered cuisine outside of a major city (I don't think I've ever had a more perfect salmon).

There's a real, loving attention to detail here, and frankly, I can't
wait to come back. Hit this town, and this hotel, before it gets overbooked.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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NYC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

I stayed at the Hotel Fauchere this past weekend and loved it. The staff is freindly and very accomodating and the managment bends over backwards to make your stay as pleasant as possible. As many of these reviews have already stated the amenities are top notch (frete linens, wine upon arrival, free bottled water in your room, keihl's toiletries, and more!). The rooms are as nice as anywhere I have ever stayed. They have 2 unbelieveable resturuants right on the premises. Although the town is a bit in the middle of nowhere - that is the nice part of it. You really have nothing to do but relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of great and interesting art galleries in the area and great hiking and outdoors acitvity nearby. Its like camping except you get to go home to a 5 star resort to sleep and eat! They have a great club next door as well that although seems to cater to the gay community - it is incredebly accepting of all. We will definitely be coming back soon and I have already recommended it to 3 other couples in the 24 hours I have been home. If you are looking for a low key affordable romantic weekend away this is great. The only thing missing is an onsite spa and pool. This really is truly a great destination bed and breakfast and the drive from NY is a breeze.

  • Liked — The service and quality of accomadations
  • Disliked — The surrounding area is a bit quiet - but that is part of the charm
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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NYC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2007

After discovering this hotel on Conde Naste's traveler magazine's top ten hot list of 2007, my (now) fiancée decided it would be the perfect place to propose. Upon entering the hotel, we were warmly greeted by the staff and instantly offered assistance. When we walked into the room, we were both amazed at the decor, amenities, and overall immaculate attention to detail. We stayed in the famous room number 4, and let me tell you, the balcony and double shower were worth the price of the weekend alone. Not to mention how incredible a concept dual comforters are! We dined at both Bar Louis and Delmonico, and as foodies, we were more than pleasantly surprised not only by the flavors but also by the presentation and service. The management is eager to please and incredibly warm and welcoming. We couldn't have imagined a better engagement getaway weekend. If you are looking for a quiet and close alternative to the Hamptons, this is the place to go. It's a great place for "outdoorsy" types and those looking for a relaxing low key place to get away. This is def. going to be a staple getaway for the two of us. It’s an easy drive from both NYC and New Jersey! The spring special is a steal and let me tell you, there are no hidden costs and you will be 100% satisfied with the service.

  • Liked — Room and Service
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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new york city
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2007

I am mixed about this hotel. As a New Yorker looking for a nice weekend getaway, we found Fauchere here on Tripadvisor. The rooms were indeed lovely, with all the linens and keihl's in the marble bath as promised. It was quiet and restful and luxurious in a small boutique sort of way (though the bed was a double when a queen was proimised). The restaurant was an amazing value for amazing new american food. The downside is that ffor $325 I expected a lot more, especially with regard to the location and grounds (none to speak of, just a concrete parking lot). The area is really dumpy, with half a block of historic buildings and maybe somme nice antique shops, but the rest of the area is rusted out trailers and Wal-mart. Really depressing. I know this is not Fauchere's fault, but maybe if they had some actual grounds or something... Its simply not worth the $325. If it was $200 it might make sense to go to the middle-of-nowhere blighted area to hole up in the nice room, but not for that price. BUT, if you have to stay in this area (e.g. for family) I guarantee there's nothing even approaching this hotel. And to be fair, there may be good antique shops in the area (not our thing).

  • Liked — quality of room furnishings/bathroom
  • Disliked — location and price
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotel_fauchere, Owner at Hotel Fauchere, responded to this review, April 22, 2007
We are grateful to guests who post on TripAdvisor and we consider all of their comments seriously. We seek to deliver extraordinary experiences to our guests and it is upsetting to us when we fail to meet that objective. I’ll try to address each of the concerns and complaints this guest expressed.

The guest is correct that we promise queen-sized beds and, in fact, that is all we have on the property. The guest’s complaint that their room had a full-sized bed is simply in error; there isn’t a full-sized bed on the property.

The more upsetting complaint is their comment about Milford and the surrounding region. There is, indeed, one approach into Milford (along Routes 6/209 from the north/east) that has extensive sprawl, with a number of “big box” stores and some dilapidated properties. We consider ourselves fortunate that most of the sprawl in the county is concentrated along this one six mile stretch of road.

Other approaches into Milford are extraordinarily scenic, including Route 209 (from the south), which is 30 miles of parkland before 19th century buildings at the edge of the village, S.R. 2001 from the south, which is similarly rural until right at the edge of the village or even Route 6, entering Milford from the west. Atlantic Magazine called Milford “the prettiest county seat in America”; the guest may have only experienced that one road where our sprawl is concentrated.

Milford is also the north gate to the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Park, with many miles of hiking/biking trails, waterfalls and extraordinary scenic vistas. The park is less than a ten minute walk from the hotel.

The hotel itself is in the center of the village, so we don’t have extensive grounds, but we do have a lovely garden that is large enough to accommodate more than 1,000 bulbs, a 6’ fountain and tented events. Approximately 75% of Milford is in a National Historic District, with more than 400 contributing properties. We have architecture by Frederic Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Meade & White and others. In addition to the antiques shops the guest mentioned, we have eight or nine art galleries and a number of specialty and boutique retail shops.

Pike County has been a resort destination for 150 years; there are historic properties, including Grey Towers, the Gifford Pinchot mansion which the federal government just spent $20 million renovating to open it to the public, the Columns Museum (with the famous flag upon which President Lincoln’s head rested after he was assassinated), eagle watching, llama treks and many other activities and attractions.

The guest’s comments about the room rates are, of course, a subjective judgment about value. I’m not familiar with any luxury property of the caliber of the Hotel Fauchere in the northeast US that has less costly rooms. Our rates range from $275 to $350, which is inclusive of many amenities for which other properties charge additional (internet access, local phone calls, deluxe continental breakfast, etc.) Rooms are outfitted with marble bathrooms with heated towel racks and radiant floor heat, Kiehl’s skin and hair amenities, Frette linens, flat screen televisions, cable tv and Bose clock radios, as well as a bottle of wine and fresh chocolates.

We provide all guests with information on Milford and the surrounding area when they check-in. We also try to make sure that one of the owners or the General Manager personally speaks with each guest and suggests activities or attractions or answers questions they may have about the area. We may have missed the boat with this guest, which is unfortunate, but I hope they contact us so we can make amends on a future visit.

Sean Strub, co-owner, Hotel Fauchere


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Charlottesville, VA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2007

Milford, the town that hosts the Fauchere, has the quaint atmosphere of Stars Hallow from Gilmore Girls– it's absolutely beautiful. I've been coming here for five years, and am currently enjoying my first stay at the Hotel Fauchere.

I'm not sure where to begin. A complimentary bottle of water and wine was greatly appreciated after a stressful day of travel. The restaurant's breakfast is also provided as part of the stay, very nice.

I make it a point to drive up here (7 hours) once a year, but if you live in the area, or you're looking for a romantic getaway (lots of nice, locally-owned shops line the street), definitely give Milford and the Hotel Fauchere a chance.

I know I'll continue to return.
Shawn Decker

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Brooklyn, NY
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2007

My wife and I treated ourselves to a weekend away from the kids and decided on the Fauchere. (We have a place outside Milford so were familiar with the area already.) It was marvelous. The hotel has been lovingly and meticulously renovated -- it is an extraordinary blend of up-to-date amenities (heated bathroom floors, super-fine bedding, sound-proof rooms) and old-style country elegance. (Our biggest worry with country hotels is noise, ironically enough since we live in the city. What a relief at the Fauchere. You could have heard a pin drop in our room!) We got in Friday night (1 hour and 35 minutes door to door from 14th street in New York City) to find a delicious bottle of red wine and chocolates waiting for us in the room. Dinner at the Delmonico Restaurant was outstanding -- the wild mushroom soup, the rack of lamb, the creme brulee -- and the coffee was out of this world. We got to sample it again the next morning when we requested early coffee service in the room. After dinner we repaired to the funky-cool bar downstairs for drinks and a chat with the owner Sean, who makes every guest feel welcome. The staff was always prompt and polite -- even friendly. Breakfast in the sunny side room was simple and perfect, pastries, fruit, granola, that yummy coffee again, and plenty of copies of The New York Times to go around.

Bravo Fauchere.

Eric

Stayed January 2007
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Manhattan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2007

My wife and I recently took a long weekend before Christmas and a friend had recommended Milford PA and the Fouchere (spelling?) Hotel there. (We l,ive in Manhattan and it is about 90 minutes or so from the GWB). We loved, loved, loved this hotel. It like a miniature Ritz Carlton right in the middle of this charming little Victorian town. Had dinner at the restuarat and was very good. (Definitley Manhattan prices though). I was worried it was going to be too "country- fied" but it is very upscale and contemporary and we will definitely keep this on the list for weekends away from the city.

Stayed December 2006
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Address: 401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Milford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Milford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms:16 The Hotel Fauchere houses 16 luxury guest rooms, the Delmonico Room for traditional fine dining and the contemporary Bar Louis for cocktails and casual dining. Each guest room has a private marble and bluestone bathroom with radiant floor heat, heated towel bars and skin and hair care amenities from Kiehl's. Bed and bath linens are by Frette. Guest rooms feature flat panel televisions with cable, i-Pod audio docking stations and both wireless and hard-wired high-speed internet. ... more   less 
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