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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Essex
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Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Beth Z wrote a review Nov 2021
MA140 contributions58 helpful votes
Bed comfortable. Staff courteous and helpful. Good coffee in lobby. Each room is spacious and different. Somewhat dated. Nice function room for reception event and brunch buffet. Could have enjoyed more amenities in nicer weather.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Beth, It was a pleasure hosting you at The Essex while attending a wedding. We are thrilled you appreciated not only our courteous staff and unique rooms but also our great event space. We are grateful for your review and hope you will return to stay with us again, in the future.
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Aric wrote a review Jul 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York12 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The Essex is always a wonderful and peaceful vacation destination. This is something for everyone. The rooms are spacious and the hospitality is always top notch. The spa brings nothing but relaxation and peace of mind. They have done well with the current limitations to make this still one of the best experiences one can have on a vacation getaway.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Alan Barlow, Guest Services / Front Office at The Essex Resort
Responded Aug 2, 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again!
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Ilovefoodsomuch75 wrote a review Nov 2021
Essex, United Kingdom21 contributions15 helpful votes
A Peaceful retreat in a relaxing, warm and clean environment. We arrived 14/11 for a one night stay (gift from parents). The rooms are modern and quirky, food tasty and service speedy. Thank you, we will return and have recommended to others.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from the US Essex! It was a pleasure hosting you while you were here visiting. We are glad you were pleased with our peaceful resort, and we especially appreciate you recognizing our food and modern accommodations. Thank you for letting us be a part of your travels and we look forward to your next visit!
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Rachel B wrote a review Nov 2021
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Not withstanding Covid-19 and staffing shortages, I feel that the hotel was overpriced. It’s more on care-worn side of things with a lack of basic amenities - e.g., laundry bags, q tips, etc. The spa was not clean. Overflowing trash cans and the showers had hair in the drains. Glad I wore my spa sandals! Our massage therapists Richard and Stacie were the highlight along with the Tavern Restaurant and those wings! Friendly staff. Not going back.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Rachel, Thank you for sharing your experience; we love that you could join us. We are happy to know our staff, especially Richard and Stacie, and your experience at the Tavern made your time with us memorable. However, we are disappointed to learn your stay was not the seamless visit you deserve. Thank you again for your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a better experience.
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Donald W wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Classic example of calling something resort and spa to puff up the room rates. The room - closet maybe, maybe, 36 inches wide. Bathroom - bathtub with slick marble tiles surround (extremely slick when wet) and no soap dish, no grab bar. That is inexcusable. The sink a pedestal type, almost no room for toiletries, GFCI maybe 12 inches, maybe, from the sink and no hooks for hair iron or hair dryer. I cannot imagine it is up to code, GFCI's do fail at times. Dinner - good starters, Brussels sprouts very good and the same with onion rings. The entrees were terrible. Was asked indoor or out and chose out. It smelled musty, poorly lit, more like a campsite pavilion (with a very well made roof) than a 'resort'. Was told that we had to make reservations and give information like phone number as / State regulations. No other restaurant in Vermont that we ate at was doing that. I could go on and on but if an employer is paying then what the heck but 415 $ gross room expense for one night was ridiculous. It wasn't high season and it's outside of Burlington VT not downtown Nashville or Bethesda Maryland. And at 415 / night at that location there should not be restrictions on room services, not by a long shot. And lastly the wi fi was out on Thursday morning. Crazy, crazy, crazy that it wasn't handled better, there were small business conferences scheduled that day, business people that had work to do, etc. Don't say I didn't warn you. Resort and Spa = dig deep in your wallet.
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Donald, We are sorry to see that your time with us was not the experience you were hoping for. In particular, it's disheartening to hear that your room and dining experience was not up to our normal standards. The fall foliage season is in full swing, one of our busiest seasons in this part of Vermont, this is the reason we request reservations for our dining options. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback so we can continue to improve. We look forward to providing you with a much-improved stay in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Essex Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Essex Resort?
Nearby attractions include ArtHound Gallery (0.4 miles), Essex Outlets (0.4 miles), and Essex Family Fun & Entertainment Center (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Essex Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Essex Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Essex Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Essex Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Essex Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junction, The Tavern, and The Essex Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Essex Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Essex Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Essex Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Essex Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Essex Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Essex Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Essex Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.