The Lang House is situated on a hill above the center of Burlington, Vermont. Its location affords easy access to the interstate highways, local routes, and the ferry that crosses Lake Champlain. The walk to Church Street, the pedestrian town center with restaurants and shops, takes approximately ten minutes, but beware the steep incline if you're not fond of walking. A drive into town would take one to two minutes and ample parking is available.
The rooms are all nicely appointed in 19th century Victorian style. Don't expect a lot of closet space or large bathrooms, but do expect the rooms to be clean and pretty. They've done a good job of bringing the place together to feel welcoming and comfortable.
Some of the rooms offer a "view of Lake Champlain," but I would not select a room based on this attribute. We stayed in #302, the Van Ness room, which boasted "excellent views of lake sunsets." The picture I've attached here does show the nice view from this room, but it's likely the *only* view from The Lang House, and you have to stand at the window to really see it. The Vincent Room, also on the third floor, has "winter" views of the lakes, likely because the trees lining the driveway block the view until their leaves fall. Remember that there is no elevator in The Lang House, so if you do opt for a third floor room with a view, you'll have to walk three flights of stairs with your luggage to see it. I suggest you select a room based on the pictures at their web site. Just pick the one that looks nicest without worrying about a view. I don't think you can go wrong.
As other guests have noted, The Lang House is on a busy street and the traffic noise can be loud. It's a small town, so almost no one is out during the night, but trucks and other vehicles heading into the center begin rolling by at about 5am. We found that by keeping all of the windows tightly closed (which is a shame in Fall when the weather's so nice) we could sleep through it. The noise reduction machines they offer are a nice gesture.
Breakfast at The Lang House was tasty each day. They always offered a variety of options, including eggs, meat, pastries, and staples like yogurt and granola. Their omelets with local goat cheeses and fresh tomatoes were excellent and my not so culinarily inspired husband was able to find a good stock of scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast each morning. They also leave out jars of juice, pots of coffee, and several newspapers so you can linger.
The staff was friendly and helpful. There was always someone available for questions from early morning through 9pm. We arrived after hours on a Sunday and the front desk person was very helpful as we called ahead from the road to let them know about our late arrival. The after hours procedures were clearly stated and helpful notes were posted in appropriate places (like the back door entrance) to help us find our way.
The location, comfortable historic atmosphere, helpful staff, and good food all make this an excellent choice for your stay in Burlington.
- Also Known As:
- Lang House Hotel
- Lang House Hotel Burlington
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