This is a neat little family-run motel that reminded me of some of the places we stayed on our Route 66 Road Trip. The room was small for a family of 4 but it was fine for one night (bathroom has a small shower stall only). Finding affordable hotel rooms in Burlington in August was surprisingly difficult and this turned out to be a nice, homey option-- a pet cat greeted us outside the office when we checked in to my children's delight. There is some road noise from Shelburne Road right outside the window, which may bother you if you are a light sleeper, but we adjusted quickly to it (also we were in one of the rooms closer to the road). The room was clean and comfortable. There is coffee available in the front office in the morning and it was a pleasure to have a real mug to use after drinking out of paper cups for several days in a row. There is no breakfast but there is a Dunkin Donuts within very easy walking distance (turn to the right out of the motel driveway).
As far as distance goes, I'm not sure I would have elected to walk downtown from the motel, at least not with two kids in tow, but it would be an easy bike ride into town.
Overall, this was a nice, friendly, clean place to stay in Burlington.
(If you are looking for activities, I'd highly recommend renting bikes at Local Motion on Steele Street and riding along Lake Champlain on the Burlington Bike Path.)
- Also Known As:
- Bel Aire Hotel Burlington