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“nice find, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Knotty Pine Motel
130 Northside Drive, Bennington, VT 05201   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bennington
Syracuse, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice find, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was driving through Bennington on my way to somewhere else and spent the night at the Knotty Pine. This is a "old-time" road side motel which has been updated and is well maintained. It is easy to find, the rooms are nicely appointed, good TV, coffee in the room and a continental breakfast in the morning. Reception staff person was glad to see me and welcoming when I arrived. Bed comfortable, bathroom spotless and had a newer tub with grab bar. No complaints, only compliments. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. They have a pool, and the grounds are kept clean.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were passing through VT on our way to CT. After a long day of driving we chose Bennington. We had no reservation as we were not sure how far we would travel. It was a good stop at a clean, well cared for motel at a reasonable price. It was obvious that the owners care about their property and take pride in it.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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13 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is adorable and well-kept! My daughters enjoyed the greeting committee of dogs who met us in the lobby.
There are special touches like Tom's toothpaste and liquid creamer for the in-room coffee instead of the powdered stuff. So much fun to stay on a place like this instead of a chain!

Stayed June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

An older motel that retains the charm of yesteryear. They do a good job of updating the rooms. Mine was clean and well kept. Close to most everything in Bennington. The only complaint I have was the hot water took probably five minutes to heat up for a shower. But, if my neighbor next to me showered first, it got hot quicker. I just don't like wasting water.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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knottypine, Owner at Knotty Pine Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are so glad you found our motel to be convenient and comfortable! You are correct that it can take what seems an inordinately long time to get hot water, unfortunately being an older property we do have a very long loop system that supplies the hot water feed to some of our rooms. Once it arrives however, it is abundant! It is important to us to be as environmentally friendly as possible and we try to make up for the water waste by using low flow, but strong shower heads and toilets that use fewer gallons per flush. We will keep making improvements to do our part to be eco-friendly!
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! This motel was such a great little find. The second we pulled up we were greeted by Isabella (their Newfoundland!!) and then we met the rest of the family! Such sweet people! The room was impeccably clean and the little touches around the room made it feel like you were visiting a friend rather than staying at a motel. If you thought of it, it was already there. Breakfast is simple but filling and the staff will answer any question you have! We hope to come back during an autumn season to experience Bennington again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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knottypine, Owner at Knotty Pine Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Sarah,
It was a pleasure hosting you and your mother. The fall is a spectacular time to visit Vermont and the Knotty Pine. We'll be glad to have you back, and good luck with the new double doodle!
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Judging from the street view, you might think it is just another dated, tired roadside motel with a capital M, but staying at the Knotty Pine was as a great experience. The rooms are big and clean, the location is a short drive to the center of Bennington and to other Vermont/Berkshire destinations, and the staff is friendly and attentive. I'd recommend it, especially if you're traveling with kids.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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knottypine, Owner at Knotty Pine Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Melvillean,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It's true that motor inns do not always have the good reputations that they once did. As independent owners we are trying hard to keep this very important part of Americana alive and thriving. We're so glad that you had a good experience at the Knotty Pine and will look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Bennington!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Very clean hotel. NO musty hotel room smell. Newly renovated bathrooms and new carpeting. New beds being delivered this week. It was a little early in the season to swim, but we did enjoy relaxing in the lounge chairs by the pool in the evening and morning. Great value. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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knottypine, Owner at Knotty Pine Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We're glad you noticed our efforts to update and renovate our guest rooms. Yes, new beds are in place in ALL of our 20 units! Many rooms also have newly tiled bathrooms. We have been in business for 42 years this summer and believe that constant upkeep and pleasant surroundings is the key to our longevity! Thank you!
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Address: 130 Northside Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Bennington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bennington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Year Round Hospitality." Each charming, spotless room is first floor level entry with refrigerators, microwaves, A/C, wireless internet access, cable TV. Our family's reputation for courteous service and attention to detail spans 41 years! It is our goal to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay in Bennington. ... more   less 
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