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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 2 hotels in Essex
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
3.8
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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DonnaS wrote a review Oct 2
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Two couples, staying for three nights - around $2,700 stay. My expectations were a bit higher; so, I was disappointed. I agree with some of the other reviews concerning the need to update. However, my disappointment was with the overall service, attention to detail, and lack of genuine customer care. The front desk staff was not very welcoming, the cleanliness was lacking, and just an overall disconnect with their guests. An empty tray sat by the elevator for many hours. I honestly believe it was a day or more, but will give the benefit of the doubt that the original tray was eventually picked up and another placed in the exact same spot. We went to sit on a couch, but had to move decorations back to the table, only to find used tissues mixed in. The highlight was the spa; the facilities are beautiful, services were exceptional, and the massage therapist was one of the best I have ever experienced. Such a beautiful resort. Just a shame it is not close to what I expected, what we paid, nor the potential.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Donna, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and feedback with us. We are elated to hear that you were provided with excellent service at our relaxing spa. We have also reviewed the other feedback you have provided and can assure you we continuously strive to ensure our guests have the most seamless and enjoyable stay possible. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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vfwlegionjoe wrote a review Aug 2022
Syracuse, New York2 contributions
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Five star dinner at the Junction Restaurant. Excellent culinary experience with Chef Denise at the Creative Kitchen.. The Essex is definitely five star in all categories The grounds are beautiful the staff always friendly and professional.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 19, 2022
Hello, thank you for visiting us at The Essex Resort and Spa! We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed a 5-star meal at our on-site restaurant, The Junction. Chef Denise works tirelessly to provide each and every guest with a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for many more delicious meals and great memories!
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jswenson0915 wrote a review Sep 2022
Seabrook, New Hampshire47 contributions12 helpful votes
We upgraded to the 1 bdrm suite. The room was clean but decor was outdated. These rooms could sure use a makeover. The furniture in the room was worn, gold/brass faucets was out in the 70/80’s. The bed was extremely uncomfortable. The staff at the junction and tavern restaurant were very friendly and food was good. Overall enjoyed our stay except our room accommodations.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay. We’re happy to hear our staff could be a highlight during your stay and elevate your time dining with us, as a culinary resort, giving guests an unparalleled experience filled with unique, savory cuisine is paramount. However, we’re saddened to hear of the other aspects of your trip that prevented this from being the getaway you anticipated. Your feedback is appreciated and will be discussed with your management team. We hope to get another chance to host you for a more enjoyable stay.
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Alex Q wrote a review Aug 2022
Summit, New Jersey72 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed at this resort because we were visiting a family member at Maple Ridge which is the nursing facility next door. The Resort is beautiful. The common space at the entrance is lovely with pastries and snacks available in the front area. The pool is great and we hung out for the afternoon. We had breakfast and lunch at the tavern, and loved our experience. Food was delicious. Here are my two complaints. The elevator smells and has a very dirty rug. I have a bad foot, so couldn't walk up the stairs. Also, the sink in our room was cracked and it collected dirt. Not expected from such a high quality place. But other than that, we did love the fireplace in the room and the culinary decor. We definitely recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 29, 2022
Alex, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and feedback with us. We always strive to make sure every guest can enjoy the wonderful experience we can provide. Guest feedback is highly valued, and your feedback will be shared with the rest of the leadership staff to ensure we are always improving our guests' experiences.
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Hockeybo wrote a review Aug 2022
Augusta, Maine355 contributions149 helpful votes
We chose this hotel because downtown Burlington ones are overpriced and the Essex Resort was a better choice. All staff we encounter in hotel were pleasant and helpful. Room was big and comfortable and very reasonable. Although we didn’t take advantage of all that is offered at the property it is extensive. Wish we could have been there when the JCTwas open. Only disappointing thing was service at breakfast slow, not very pleasant she must have had a tough night. Shouldn’t have to ask where is the toast and side of bacon and not servers fault but eggs were over cooked and my wife’s waffle not hot enough to melt the butter. So just go eat somewhere else and you will be pleased with the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 12, 2022
Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and feedback with us. Although it seems that you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part, we are disappointed to hear that you were not able to enjoy a delicious meal at our restaurant. We always strive to make sure every guest can enjoy the wonderful restaurant experience we can provide. Guest feedback is highly valued, and your feedback will be shared with the rest of the leadership staff to ensure we are always improving our guests' experiences.
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Racmos wrote a review Aug 2022
East Providence, Rhode Island227 contributions100 helpful votes
We were in the area for a family wedding and decided to spend two nights at The Essex. I can’t think of enough nice things to say about our stay. From the moment we walked into the lobby we knew we were in for something special. We were greeted warmly and checked in quickly. We stayed in a Culinary King, thus named based on the culinary theme of the hotel. The room was large and comfortable with all of the necessary amenities and a view of one of the many gardens. We had a few hours to relax and took a tour of the property. There is an indoor lap pool as well as and outdoor pool for more casual sun bathing and playful frolicking. There are paths throughout leading to a gazebo as well as floral and veggie gardens. The landscaping is beautiful. A real treat to the senses. We dined at the pub in the hotel and loved the ambiance as well as the food. Prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend the Essex if you ever need a place to stay. It’s only 20 minutes away from Maquam Barn and Winery, a popular place for weddings.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 5, 2022
Hi Racmos! Thank you for choosing The Essex Resort and Spa, it was a pleasure having you. We are elated to hear that your two-night stay with us was so enjoyable and memorable. We work tirelessly to ensure we create a unique experience for all of our guests from the moment they step foot on our wonderful property. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again very soon!
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SWB wrote a review Jul 2022
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Perfect location and facilities for quick stop on the way to the Maine coast. Appreciated the on site spa, pool and hot tub. Staff friendly and helpful and short distance to downtown Burlington. Decor on theme with the culinary focus and appreciated the local bottled water in the room.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 3, 2022
Hi SWB! Thank you for staying with us at The Essex Resort. We are delighted to hear that you were pleased with the location, as well as the clean and well-maintained facilities and services we have. It is also a joy to hear that you were able to enjoy the variety of amenities we have to offer on our property, as well as the kind and friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon for another excellent stay!
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Narendrapa wrote a review Jul 2022
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The room was adequate but the bed was too soft and pillows were either too soft or very hard. That made back and neck stiff and hardly got good restful sleep. Also front desk clerk was that nice to greet but more mechanical and not informative about the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 28, 2022
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and feedback with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were not able to enjoy a good night's rest and will look to make the necessary adjustments. Your feedback is important to us and we will ensure it is shared with the appropriate staff members.
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vtfamily802 wrote a review Jul 2022
Burlington, Vermont4 contributions2 helpful votes
This place always amazes me. So relaxing and they have everything you need to unwind and leave your worries at the door. Great food, beautiful grounds and landscaping and a fantastic spa. Everything was spotless, too. Can’t wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 14, 2022
Hello! Thank you for choosing The Essex Resort, we loved having you. It is wonderful to hear that you love our wonderful property just as much as we do. We love when our guests are able to enjoy the many unique aspects of our property such as the tasty food and well-maintained property grounds. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another excellent stay very soon!
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David B wrote a review Jul 2022
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The people were exceptionally nice at the hotel. I don’t think I would return for the following reasons. We had a mini suite and the bathroom was dated. The jacuzzi tub was noisy and the shower was very small. It seemed old. Also they were working on the indoor pool and the better restaurant was closed for the two days we were there.The staff definitely made the difference cause everyone was such a pleasure to be around in lieu of the facility seeming like it needed to be updated.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 14, 2022
Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and feedback with us. We are elated to hear that you were provided with the excellent customer service you deserved during your stay with us. We have also reviewed the other feedback you have provided and can assure you we continuously strive to ensure our guests have the most seamless and enjoyable stay possible. However, we are happy that our staff was able to accommodate you and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
$223 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the essex, vermont`s culinary hotel essex, the essex, vermont`s culinary resort and spa, essex vermonts culinary junction, essex vermonts culinary hotel, inn essex
LOCATION
United StatesVermontEssex
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Essex Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Essex Resort & Spa?
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 & Spa?
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 & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Essex Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Essex Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Essex Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junction, The Tavern, and Black Flannel Brewing Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Essex Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Essex Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Essex Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Essex Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, The Essex Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Essex Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Essex Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.