My wife and I stayed at the Hollow Inn for one night on our way through Vermont. In spite of all the negative reviews, our experience at the Inn was actually not that bad. We checked in quite late (after 9pm) and the person at reception was not too friendly (though that may have just been because he was tired, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as he was a lot more friendly the next morning as we were checking out). We asked for a room that would be quiet and got one arond the back where the pool is (too cold to check that out though). If you're looking at this hotel, keep in mind that check-in seems to "close" at 10pm, though there is a phone outside to call staff if you arrive after-hours. Given that it's not a chain but a small operation, I think this is totally acceptable.
The room was massive, though not in the greatest shape (some cracks in the walls and a bit dated). However, we had no complaints about cleanliness in general, including the bathroom. There were some very obvious stains on the furniture and the carpet needs replacing, but the beds were comfortable and felt clean. There were also no holes in the blankets and no bait traps under the bed (I checked after reading some of the reviews, much to the amusement of my wife!). Can't comment on the breakfast, since we didn't go for it, although it was included. WIFI was also included, and worked fine. And like I said, staff was friendly on checkout!
Given how much we paid for the night ($70), all in all, not a negative experience at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hollow Inn Barre Montpelier Vermonts best choice for reasonably priced comfortable and clean accommodations with friendly hospitable service We have all of the amenities to make your stay in central Vermont charming relaxing and enjoyable Each room comes furnished with a TV VCR microwave refrigerator coffee maker iron ironing board and hairdryer and we also offer a nice selection of videos for your movie viewing pleasure Enjoy a fast connection with our Wireless High Speed Internet Access from your room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hollow Hotel Barre