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“Loved this Quaint Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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111 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Burlington
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Loved this Quaint Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I arrived early around 12 noon and Robin was at the desk she was wonderful, friendly and told me about the area and things to do. We returned and were pleased with our room it was spotless and nice and cool. I loved the the location! Close enough to walk down town. The Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory was around the corner and I loved the Chocolates. We took the 10-15min drive to Shelburne and LOVED the Shelborne Museum lots of old buildings full of fun items. My favorite was breakfast (only $22.00 for both of us with tip) at the Shelborne Inn. The drive up is beautiful and it sits on Lake Champlain what a beautiful view. If you have children you must go here, they can milk a cow, help with the sheep and play with chickens. The Magic Hat Brewery is a 5 min or less drive from the Motel. This Motel is great for location, value, cleanliness and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Must go to Shelborne Inn for breakfast and tour the farm only 10 min drive from Hotel. Then the Shel...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I would stay there again as it is good value for the location. It is about 1 km walk to centre town.
It Was a nice surprise to have fridge and microwave. Room is home like not showy like a hotel.
The shower was kind of small and I am a 5'5" female.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

From the outside, it looks like a basic motel -- a block of rooms attached to the owner's living quarters at the rear. The room itself was a pleasant surprise. It was clean with new carpet and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was small but functional. Some might think the air conditioner noisy, but we thought it did a good job of masking sound from both the outside and adjoining rooms and we slept well.

Expect some sticker shock during tourist season. We paid $110 on a Wednesday night in July, which I thought was a lot for this kind of room, but the alternatives were $220+ for a hotel or $70-$90 at properties rated much worse. Burlington is a nice town to visit and demand appears to exceed supply in the summer months.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We had to cancel our reservation last minute - we were kindly told they would not charge us if they were able to fill the room - sure enough they called us back and said we were all set the room had been reserved!! Such great customer service and so appreciated, hopefully we will get another chance to stay with them !! Thank you

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Let me start by saying that if you are looking for fancy this is Not the place for you. What you Will get is a clean older motel with amaing and caring owners. I stayed here with my mother and daughter for UVM freshman orientation. It is only a few miles to the campus and the best deal in a city with overpriced hotels. Robin, the owner, truly cares about the guests and their comfort. I liked it so much I already booked nights for freshman drop off and homecoming weekend!

Room Tip: I stayed in a room with 2 double beds. Perfect for 2 people. The queen room was very spacious with 2...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We'll add another positive review to the long line of positive reviews on TA. A perfect stopping point en route from Boston to Montreal. Rooms were clean and comfortable and there was no road noise to speak of. Hotel management very friendly and welcoming, and we loved the motel cat! Great proximity to the Shelburne Museum and super easy/fast to get into downtown Burlington. We recommend the Dutch Mill for breakfast, en route to the museum.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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hampton, ct
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7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We would echo other Trip Advisor reviewers in that this motel provides nice, basic accommodations with friendly owners, comfortable beds and a clean room. We were out early both mornings before the motel coffee was served, but there is a Dunkin Donuts a quarter mile down the road. Accommodations are expensive in Burlington and the Bel Aire is not cheap. But compared to other options, it is a good value. It is close to downtown, but further than walking distance (perhaps two miles).

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bel Aire Motel

Address: 111 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401
Location: United States > Vermont > Burlington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Burlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Bel Aire Hotel Burlington

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