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“Perfect place for a weekend stay to enjoy the outdoors and area” 4 of 5 stars
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731 VT Route 100, Warren, VT 05674   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Warren B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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“Perfect place for a weekend stay to enjoy the outdoors and area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here along with two dogs for the weekend of the Mad Marathon race. I was running the half marathon and it was the perfect distance away from the race. Far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet the days before. It was really nice to be able to bring our pups along to enjoy some fresh air. The room was much bigger than I expected with a nice little sofa for the dogs to rest on. The room was a bit humid but the air conditioning helped with the nasty heat outside. The room had a fridge and a small table which was nice since we couldn't go out to eat too much with the dogs. The property behind the inn is what makes it special. The Mad River Trail is lovely and we had fun exploring it with the dogs. We even got a chance to swim in the river, we had a peaceful dip in the water with no one to bother us. It was beautiful and I hope to go back one day. In our room we were also able to have breakfast. Breakfast is home cooked and it was the perfect way to start the day. I would definitely recommend this place. And if I do the half marathon again next year, I'll be staying here once again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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marietta GA
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178 hotel reviews
Reviews in 195 cities Reviews in 195 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Don't go and expect the Ritz and you wont be dissapointed. The property looks dated, both outside and inside. The rooms were clean, and large, but looked straight out of the 1980's. Old style tv, but with good satellite programing.
There is a small hottub on a deck and hotel is right on the river and directly across from sugarbrush ski area access road.
Strong wifi signal for a very reasonable 1$ per day.
breakfast personally prepared for you in the morning by the owner- wtth a great menu that varies a bit from day to day. My french toast with vermont maple syrup was awesome, as were the pancakes the next day.

By far the best thing about this establishment are the people that run it. Best i can tell it is a mother and daughter, and they were both super helpful and extra accommodating. Sent reservation by leaving a voicemail and the owner called me back that evening and talked with me at length about which rooms would be appropriate for my needs.
Called the day before arrival to shorten my stay by a night - over 4th of july no less- and got a cheery "no problem"
teh day we drive over from NY our AC goes out in the car, so we are hot and sticky and need to cool off desperately. OUr room (#11) did not have a direct AC unit because it was a joined room with #12 to form a suite if needed. The room was cool, and had a fan, but we really wanted to be cooler. THe owner was able move us to another room and let us stay there for both nights even though the property was full for the mad river marathon that weekend. I could tell that she went out of her way to accommodate us. I am sure that the room we were moved to was probably a higher rate than the one we were moved from, but she did not charge us extra. She took the time to make regular pancakes (instead of blueberry) for my son one morning- which shows that they arent stacked up in the kitchen in a warmer.
I would highly reccomend this hotel based on the great people running the place.

The only reservation i would give - if you are someone who is used to staying in 4 star properties, I dont think you'll be satisfied if you expect fancy furnishings and such. But if you know what to expect, you will not be disappointed

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth, West Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

No frills. Friendly helpful staff. Great breakfast included. Close to Sugar Bush and Mad River Glen ski areas.Had WiFi, hot tub older t.v. but had dish network. Some very good eating establishments are located within easy driving distance.There are ski equipment and clothing stores nearby. Next time we are in Vermont we will certainly stay here again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My family stayed in the "Riverside Efficiency" Tues-Friday of President's week, Feb 2013. The room was perfectly fine with good space for my family of 5 during evenings, good beds, reasonably well-equipped kitchenette, and spacious bathroom recently renovated.
WiFi Internet was available for a very reasonable rate of $1 per person per day.
And the Breakfast of pancakes or french toast or eggs, plus sausage, plus juice, muffins/banana bread, fruit and cereal; was well-worth the $5 per person per day (breakfast is a $5 per person option when staying in the efficiency rooms).
We enjoyed the hot tub 2 evenings also.

Staff were friendly, helpful, and attentive.

Great location, with only a few minutes drive to Sugarbush main parking lot, and ~1/2 hour to Mad River Glen. Also just a 10minute drive to Waitsfield for restaurants.

We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Milford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Golden Lion is a great value. Room was clean and neat. Breakfast was excellent. Location is convenient to everything. Half way between Warren and Waitsfield and minutes from the mountain. Staff was friendly, courteous and very accomodating. This is one of our favorite places to stay and be sure will will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed 2 nights during a holiday weekend in the fall foliage season and were therefore completely overcharged for the room. The room was old, worn and very damp. Not comfortable at all. The bathroom was rusty and old. The entire place needs a complete renovation. We came back as late as possible, so we only stayed in the room during the night.
The innkeeper was very nice at check in. However, during breakfast she got completely stressed, because the motel was fully booked and apparently we had all decide to come for breakfast at the same time. She was almost screaming at us that we needed to have some patience, because we had all shown up for breakfast at the same time and she was only one person – but nobody had said or done anything. I suggest that they hire another person for the breakfast service instead of taking it out on the guests. It was totally out of line.
I would never stay there again. Stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The owner was incredibly nice, helpful, and was eager to help whenever we had questions.
The room was really old, worn, CLEAN, but just not up to par.
The room was large, but essentially it needed a complete revamping.
The breakfast (on paper plates) was good, but still it didn't justify the $130 with tax/night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 731 VT Route 100, Warren, VT 05674
Location: United States > Vermont > Warren
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Warren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Lion has modern motel accommodations with the warmth and hospitality of a country inn. Spacious rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, shower/ bath, telephones, and daily housekeeping. You will enjoy our hearty complimentary breakfasts served in our fireside dining lobby. We also offer efficiency units with kitchenettes. Pets are welcome in some rooms. We are the best location to ski at Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, the closest lodging to Yestermorrow, and convenient for all local hiking and outdoor activities, as well as events such as the Mad Rally, the Vermont Stage Race, and the Century Ride. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Golden Lion Riverside Hotel Sugarbush Valley

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