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Publick House Historic Inn

On the Common, 277 Main Street - Route 131 Post Office Box 187, Sturbridge, MA 01566-0187
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#6 of 14 hotels in Sturbridge

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Sturbridge, look no further than Publick House Historic Inn.

While staying at Publick House Historic Hotel, visitors can check out Hyland Orchard & Rapscallion Brewery (2.4 mi), which is a popular Sturbridge attraction.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Publick House Historic Inn features a 24 hour front desk, a gift shop, and a coffee shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast. If you are driving to Publick House Historic Inn, free parking is available.

While in Sturbridge, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Publick House Historic Inn, including Sturbridge Seafood (0.8 mi), Oxhead Tavern (0.9 mi), and B.T.'s Smokehouse (1 mi).

Should time allow, Old Sturbridge Village is a popular attraction that is 1.5 miles away.

The staff at Publick House Historic Inn looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Michael J wrote a review Oct 2020
Goshen, Indiana52 contributions12 helpful votes
We were more than satisfied with our recent stay in Sturbridge, and I’m certain it is because of one of the nicest rooms we have ever stayed in. Of course, it may be because we stayed in the newest section of pet-free rooms That being said, I can’t vouch for the rest of the Inn. The common area, the stairs and elevator, and the grounds were clean and well kept. The furnishings outside and inside were very comfortable and inviting. Our room was phenomenal. The beds were comfortable and clean, as well as the bathroom. We added an extra night to accommodate our schedule since many things were closed on Mondays. We were happy to do so because of where we were staying. Such a pleasant experience! It was Top-Notch. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Publick House Historic Inn
Responded Oct 9, 2020
What a wonderful review to read! We are thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Publick House Historic Inn! Thank you for recognizing our efforts to deliver top-notch comfort. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
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Vic S wrote a review Aug 2020
Windham, New Hampshire3 contributions
Our family gathered at the Publick House for lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. When I called to make a reservation, James was very understanding and accommodating of our needs. We dined outside under a tent that was setup in the front of the building near the handicap parking area. All of the luncheon portions were very generous and well prepared. Our server, Emily, did an awesome job serving our party of ten spread out over three tables. Our entire experience was great and we would not hesitate to return. Thank you Publick House staff.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Publick House Historic Inn
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Dear Vic, Thank you for leaving your review on your recent dining experience! We are very happy to have had the opportunity to make your special occasion a success, and it will be a pleasure to pass your compliments along to Emily. All the best to you and your loved ones!
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MelHickey wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We booked at this venue because my cousin was getting married there. I had originally booked a room that had an adjoining room to accommodate my daughter in college and her boyfriend. I am a widow and didn’t really have the money for that sort of room so I called and explained my situation and the woman said she could get me something cheaper, while maintaining my request for separate rooms. I obviously didn’t want to be young adults that would be partying. Long story short, what she provided me with cost almost double. We stayed in the new building next to the main house for 2 nights. Housekeeping never came to our rooms - we had to request clean towels. There were no coffee makers in room and no coffee in the building, you literally had to go to the main building for coffee! My brother came to the wedding and was offered an $89 room in their cheaper building out back - a far cry from the $820 that was charged to my card for the weekend! When I called to discuss, the woman argued with me with a bunch of excuses. The trip was a big deal for us. We hAd traveled from Maine. The venue is beautiful but the service surrounding overnight accommodations was horrible. I will not be back and recommend the hotel down the street!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Publick House Historic Inn
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Mel, Thank you for your feedback. Although you appreciated the beauty of our property, we're sorry if we fell short in terms of our service and some amenities. Your comments have been submitted to the team for review and resolution. Please give us a second chance to deliver the remarkable stay you deserve.
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JoanW wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great stay, and the staff was wonderful about upgrading us as they knew we were belatedly celebrating our 30th anniversary. Great locationn, delicious food in the dining room, and the only complaint we had was that the bakery had too large a selection to pick just one treat!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Publick House Historic Inn
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Joan, Thank you for your feedback. It was our privilege to have hosted your 30th anniversary here at Publick House Historic Inn. Providing comfortable accommodations is what we always strive for our guests, and we are proud that we've done a great job. It is so delightful to hear that our convenient location, delicious food, and excellent staff were highlights of your memorable stay. On the next family event to come, we hope you'll consider us again.
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SnookyBabe wrote a review Jan 2020
East Aurora45 contributions15 helpful votes
Restaurant has ambience which stresses colonial artifacts and decor. Two levels of restaurants have similar items with a few differences. Food is generally good and well presented. Nothing was outsttanding but all was fairly satisactory. Basket of warm rolls appeared immediately and they were excellent in variety and flavor. Service was very good. Prices are fairly high but a few coupon specials are frequently offered. Swordfish was good but the chicken pot pie was quite liquid and needed more solid meat and vegetables. Meatloaf was very nice but the accompanying green beans were barely cooked. Squash was delicious. I guess satisfaction depends on what you order. The Bake Shop on the ground level is spectacular. Prices are not cheap but the offerings are incredible and delcious. Treats to go are a fantastic way to end the evening.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: We ate at the restaurant and only had a glimpse of the rooms which seemed nice.
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Publick House Historic Inn
Responded Feb 3, 2020
To begin with, we would like to thank you for your valuable feedback, and it was a pleasure to serve you. We are delighted to know that our restaurant's ambiance, dining team's hospitality, and items served at our bakeshop were on par with your standards. Our team welcomes all suggestions for improvement and would be happy to pass your insights along to our dining team for further review. We can't wait to serve you again at Publick House Historic Inn to impress you further!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Publick House Historic Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Publick House Historic Inn?
Nearby attractions include Old Sturbridge Village (1.0 miles), Optical Heritage Museum (2.9 miles), and St. Anne's Shrine (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Publick House Historic Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Publick House Historic Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Publick House Historic Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Publick House Historic Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include B.T.'s Smokehouse, Cedar Street Grille, and Sturbridge Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Publick House Historic Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Publick House Historic Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Sturbridge.
Are pets allowed at Publick House Historic Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Publick House Historic Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Publick House Historic Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.