My dad has stayed at the Dorset Inn many times in connection with trips to Lake Placid and can’t stop extolling its virtues. Decided to see it for myself on the way to Acadia National Park. Positively charming and civilized. Wonderful stay and wonderful dinner at hotel restaurant.
We recently stayed here for a wedding in town. Our room was lovely. While the Inn has all the charm of an older building (squeaky stairs and all), the bathrooms were all updated. Big comfortable king size bed. The tavern was nice for a drink after the wedding. Our room had breakfast included and the food was very good. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Only wish we had more time to spend exploring Manchester which was a short ten minutes away. Would absolutely stay here again.
We dined at the bar the first night. The Barman Chris Is superb. He drinks were prepared perfectly; he was gracious and professional; and the food from the kitchen was excellent in preparation and taste. The one drawback the first night was we were too full for desert. We addressed this problem the second night. Our table was in front of a beautiful fire. We again had excellent main courses worthy of any Michelin restaurant. We then topped it off with bread pudding. This can be quite tricky to do well. The chef exceeded expectations. The bread pudding was nothing less than sumptuously soft and creamy, but not runny. In contrast, we’ve dined in highly rated restaurants where the bread pudding could have substituted for cement slurry. If you get the opportunity, the Dorset Inn’s restaurant and bar, which have the same menu, shouldn’t be missed!…
Had a wonderful Fall weekend at the Inn. Beautiful, old inn - our room was very spacious and comfortable, bathroom was small but it is a very old building. Be aware that there are no elevators - be sure you can navigate stairs. Our stay included breakfast - which was delicious and the staff were all exceptionally helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our stay, location was beautiful. Would highly recommend.
We had dinner at the Dorset Inn for both nights of our stay. The breaded cod, the salmon, and the pasta dish were all excellent. The key lime pie was the best dessert I ever had period. My wife's Manhattan was excellent. The chef is talented. Leigh and Courtney were excellent servers. Jordan made our trip very special. Because of her, we saw so much in the area and it made our stay special. Jordan will make your stay excellent. Our suite number 14, Kent Hill, was very spacious and very comfortable. Remember that this is an inn dating back to 1796 so no elevators. Pack light as you need to carry luggage up the stairs. Also a free and may I add, excellent breakfast, is provided. Make dinner reservations before you arrive as many locals dine here. The inn is located in a quaint area, 10 minutes on one street from Manchester Center. We will be back here!…
Inn is Set in the middle of nowhere (thousands of acres of woods nearby), but Half the rooms are literally 15ft from the highway. We left after first night with no sleep and NO refund on remaining night. Room had no thermostat to set a temperature for heat, so you are either too hot or too cold. Cheap $5 foam pillows, and cheap uncomfortable mattresses. Rooms are small. Website has very limited information on the rooms. You basically have the comfort of motel 6 at $500/night. Dont ever stay here, since management only cares about TAKING YOUR MONEY. (I am a guest and frequent traveler at over 200 nights per year at hotels). We left to stay in Manchester and had a wonderful stay at Hampton Inn for less $, and amazing guest experience.
We had a reservation for four we were 10 minutes late call Dan to let them know Sat down and a foretop that was basically obstructing the entrance to the dining room Asked for another table received some attitude and she said they could probably accommodate us within 20 minutes. There was a table that was open in the restaurant which we asked if we could sit at the comment was no that’s reserved. When is the bar we’re about to get a drink waiting 20 minutes to sit down nurse another table and we asked if we could sit there no that’s reserved. Bottom line is if you’re not from there you ain’t getting in there!
Many inns can match the charm, serenity, history, and physical accoutrements of the Dorset Inn...but their friendliness is exemplary! The staff was universally and sincerely pleasant, helpful and engaging...and could not have been more eager to make our stay memorable. It was truly a distinction, and one which is based on two decades having been in the hospitality business. The culinary staff is the under-recognized attribute, and the meals were exemplary. Kudos to all the Dorset Inn team. Brenda
Lovely old inn, in a charming Vermont village with the main street lined with beautiful, antique houses. The inn is lovely and the area is beautiful, close to Manchester, VT. We had our first indoor dining in over a year in the inn's tavern on St. Patrick's Day which was excellent. The Dorset Inn staff was very kind and helpful. Reality was how all of us have been affected by the pandemic, and beginning to move forward to recovery hopefully.
We had a wonderful stay at the Dorset Inn. The room was updated, beautiful and clean. Dinner was excellent in the pub by the fireplace. Each staff member was very friendly and willing to help. Breakfast was included in the rate, but was served at the Dorset Bakery a short walk away. It was also a very charming place with great food and we very much enjoyed chatting with the ladies working there. We can't wait to go back!!