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“Piece of history” 3 of 5 stars
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Concord's Colonial Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Concord
Los Angeles, California
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“Piece of history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We visited the Colonial Inn for a wedding that was in Concord. We stayed for 2 nights and it was okaaaay.

IF you stay at this hotel, make sure you get a room on the main floor or higher if possible. We got stuck with a room on the basement level and it was insane. The room was on the small size and okay, but the decor was very old, though pretty and traditional. Noise will be an issue if you're a light sleeper. They have a live band play pretty late into the night and you can hear when other guests open/close their room doors.

I'm certain we will never visit again but the only way we'd stay here again is if we had a room on a higher floor.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Escondido, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I stayed here on a recent business trip as all the chain hotels were sold out due to the Stanley cup playoffs. The location is rich in history and the Inn was very enchanting. My co-workers were skeptical but I believe they also enjoyed the place. One co-worker stayed in room 27 which was used as a morgue during the battle of April 19, 1775. It was pretty funny when we found out his room was the morgue. We stayed three nights during the week. My room was on the second floor and was clean and spacious. The bathroom was updated. The queen bed was very comfortable. The room overlooked the square and since the weather was nice, I opened the window and enjoyed the cool evening breeze. After a long day of business, I especially enjoyed having a glass of wine on the Inn's front porch and just watching the world go by.

I would like to go back to visit on vacation with my husband and we certainly want to stay at the Colonial Inn.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Very welcoming friendly staff. Some areas of the Inn are a little tired but it has a nice comfortable feel about it. Room was a little on the small side but ok as we were only stopping overnight. The less formal eatery was fine but I little pricey for what was on offer. Breakfast on the other hand was excellent with a wide range of food on offer sensibly priced. Stay again, yes if in the area.

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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
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Tthis is a beautiful building with an incredible historic background. The front desk staff was very welcoming and kind, and helped me bring my luggage to my 2nd floor room (no elevator). As I got to the second landing, though, there was a "urine-like" smell- horrible. My room was spacious, with a very large wall mounted flat screen TV and the bathroom was updated with a black marble sink top and fixtures. Everything was very clean. The headboard and footboard of the bed were quite worn and the 4 posts were missing the finials, but the bed & linens were comfortable. I have to say, the AC was fantastic - it didn't cycle on/off all night and was quiet. There was a small vintage desk in the room(the finish was worn off in most spots-looked like they purchased it at a yard sale). There were 2 upholstered barrel-like chairs that were in need of a cleaning. The Inn had a nice feature for the restaurants- you could get take-out. I did and ordered the parmesan encrusted chicken breast, clam chowder and salad. All were delicious. I might stay there again, but I don't think I would recommend to any one who had difficulty going up stairs or any business travelers. I paid extra for a breakfast voucher, but breakfast started at 7:00 and I had to be on the road by then. The "Grab & Go" cafe offered coffee (pots were not marked- didn't know what was water, decaf, etc.) whole fruit, yogurt and tiny lemon poppyseed muffins. There were no napkins to be found.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I'm not a charming kind of person but there is no other way to describe this hotel. Located on the main square in Concord, close to Main Street. This hotel is a series of beautiful old homes that have been converted. It has a pretty nice restaurant. No room service. Free wifi. Plenty of parking. The rooms are small but well appointed. My bath only had a shower. Try to avoid staying on the parking lot side of the hotel. It's less scenic and the shipping trucks will wake you at 6am withe beeping of the deliveries. It's an old building so the walls are very thin. Try to get the 2nd floor as the first feels like your in a basement. Live music in the evenings rounds out with more charming.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The small and picturesque town of Concord in Massachusetts (not to be confused with the city in New Hampshire) owns a key role in the history of the United States of America. Only spent 1 night here (on a drive tour in New England), well worth it - very pleasant town, clean, pretty and people we talked to were friendly, and generally welcoming.

Although I've travelled in Europe extensively, this hotel was the oldest building I've ever stayed in - the main building build in 1716 (!!! This place was old when the American Revolution was taking place). Both as a type of hospital and an arms store (not quite 'legit' these days). The room was large (although the bathroom a little on the small size), well equipped and wonderfully comfortable bed. The only odd thing - was the floor not quite even (rare in hotels these days but so too is a 1716 built date), not a problem but I'm glad I did not have any more to drink.

The major plus here (apart from the history which permeates the whole Inn / Town), is the restaurant (in fact I see the same place listed in tripadvisor as a restaurant). The service was excellent, the food great and the atmosphere make a enjoyable dining experience - highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Having visited literally hundreds of hotels in cities and villages, over 40 countries in 5 continents, I now place the multitude lodging alternatives under a critic's magnifying glass, basing my selection purely on personality and the gracious resources available through TripAdvisor.

What a pleasant surprise it has been to find this hidden jewel, now in the Historic Hotels of America Directory, rather than lodging at your standard cardboard carbon-copy, ho-hum chain hotels.

The moment you walk into the lobby, you find yourself greeted with a sincere smile and a "what can I do for you" attitude beyond the standard check-in procedure. The rooms are fantastic (specially appreciated details such as the Starbucks coffeemaker), exquisitely decorated and the facilites, dating back to 1716, operated as a hotel since 1889, breathe history in a geographic spot that screams "location, location, LOCATION!" Not one but two very amenable restaurants and a well-stocked bar complement the facilities.

I lodged at the Prescott wing and slept like a baby, waking early to a vibrant cup of coffee, ready to walk Americana in the flowery streets of Concord. Excellent for a week-end getaway or a business trip to Boston (it's only 20 miles away). Enjoy the gusto of la joie de vivre!

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Concord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Concord
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Concord's Colonial Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Concord's Colonial Inn is a full-service hotel in the heart of the quaint, charming town of Concord, MA. Nestled between historic sites of the North Bridge and Walden Pond, the Inn features 56 hotel rooms, two restaurants, and several small function spaces. The Inn is dedicated to preserving the rich New England history of the area, while providing the highest level of comfort and service to its guests. Concord's Colonial Inn features fully modern amenities, a 24 hour desk, daily housekeeping services and private baths in all of its rooms and suites to accommodate both the business and leisure traveler. The inn features multiple function rooms ideal for corporate meetings, weddings and small gatherings. ... more   less 
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