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“quaint and homey” 5 of 5 stars
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Bennington Motor Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   143 W Main St, Vt Rte 9, Bennington, VT 05201   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Bennington
Fishertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“quaint and homey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

If you're looking to stay in a cookie-cutter/ higher priced motel that looks exactly like every other motel you've ever stayed in, look somewhere else. But if you want to stay in a nice, smaller, homey motel, stay here.
My friends and I really liked it. Now, granted, we are over 50 and we enjoy the simple things in life, so walking into a motel room with personality was a treat. We found the decor (lace curtains, quilts, real lamps, a rocking chair, etc) very charming and relaxing after a long day of travel.
My only complaint is the same complaint I have for many, many hotels and motels I have stayed in..... who decided it would be a good idea to put the sink OUTSIDE the bathroom???? That's just nuts. (IMO) I would rather not watch my travel companions brush their teeth!
But besides that, the room was great! Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, large flat screen TV, continental breakfast, good water pressure, plenty of towels. Everything we needed plus a rocking chair!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

When we first pulled up to the Bennington Motor Inn I have to say I was a bit concerned. There was a hippie sitting outside drinking a beer, smoking, and watching everybody real closely.

However that was the worst part of the stay. The rooms are a bit small, but they are clean. The location within in town was decent as well.

Parking is on a steep hill so be sure to pull your emergency brake. The water pressure in our shower fluctuated, but we were still able to get a decent shower.

There are not a lot of frills, but at the end of the day it's a decent place to call it a night.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway to Bennington. We were traveling with our dog, plus it was the heart of fall foliage season, so our overnight accommodation options were limited. We stayed two nights at the Bennington Motor Inn and found it to be adequate for our needs. The room was clean and had all the basics as well as a small refrigerator and microwave. The decor was extremely outdated with lace curtains, old furniture and faded bedspreads so this is not the place for discriminating travelers. The location is great and the owners were hospitable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chimi1
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

After looking at the highly inflated prices of some other hotels in Bennington, we decided on this one. Our first indication that it was going to be a bad experience was when we were checking in. They charged us more than we had been quoted by Expedia... we realize now that some of the smaller motels charge the customer the fee that they are charged by Expedia which is not right. Nonetheless we did not have much choice.
Our room was dated, cloyingly perfumed, and very tired looking. The air conditioner was a joke, doing very little to cool the room on a stifflingly hot day. The washroom had several long, dark hairs on the floor. Once we found the source of the hideous scent, we moved it outside (a plug in wall thing). It made us wonder what odors they were trying to mask with it. We had an absolutely terrible sleep on a bed and pillows that probably have not been changed in 20 years. I think it is an absolute rip off that they would charge nearly $100 for this, when the next night we stayed in a brand new Holiday Inn in Manchester, NH for $59, thanks to Priceline! Shame on you Bennington Motor Inn. It was awful experience and we felt that it warranted warning others to stay away. Take your hard earned money elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford CT
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Some people seem to expect a 5-star hotel here. Stop whining, this small inn is just fine. Owners are courteous and nice. If you want to pay over $160 for the Hampton Inn, then go right ahead. This is almost half the cost and has a hometown feel to it.
Although dated, everything was in working order and clean. Within walking distance to Bennington Station which is a great place to eat.
We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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St Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Very convenient location and across from Hemmings Motor, a car lovers gift shop and gas station. Decent continental breakfast, helpful and friendly owners. Room had "victorian" touches.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

This is not an elegant modern motel, but I really liked it anyway. It was reasonably priced and the rooms are charming - sort of like staying in the guestroom at your old aunts house. The furnishings are borderline tacky (fake flowers, wallpaper, lace curtains, flowered bedspread) but very clean and comfortable. Despite the old-fashioned look, there was a large, modern TV and free wireless. The innkeeper was very friendly. The inn is within easy walking distance of the downtown area with all the shops and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bennington Motor Inn

Address: 143 W Main St, Vt Rte 9, Bennington, VT 05201
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Bennington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Bennington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bennington Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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