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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We chose The Essex as a treat while visiting my brother who lives in Burlington. The good: The hotel is pretty and the culinary ambiance is inviting and uniquel. I enjoyed moving from building to building through the basement corridors, with the chance to pass by The Bakeshop and the instructional kitchen. The pool and hot tub were very nice... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

AmyB1718, Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit with family in the Burlington area. Your recognition of the amenities the resort has to offer and the associates that made for a positive experience are appreciated. In the interest of fair play, I must take a moment to offer some clarifications and omitted information regarding the unfortunate incident... More 

Glenville, NY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We decided to stay at the Essex after I spoke to Janette on the phone. She was very accommodating and worked to satisfy all my concerns. The hotel staff greeted us with courtesy and was clearly focused on customer satisfaction. The room was comfortable and very clean. We played on the floor with our dog who chased her ball under... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Susan H, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and especially for taking the time to acknowledge the associates that helped make your stay memorable. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We Hotwired a room at The Essex after reading the abysmal reviews for the Sheraton in Burlington. We were not disappointed. The service was friendly and accommodating. The room was cozy - nicely painted and decorated - and clean. We ate at The Tavern, which had a warm atmosphere on a Sunday evening. The food was good. The in-room coffee... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Married_w_toddlers I am pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of the promotion on Hotwire and that we lived up to your expectations. Your compliments will be shared with all of our associates. Thank you for your support and hopefully we will see you and your family again sometime soon. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My wife and I have been staying here for the past seventeen years, myself, eighteen years. When I first stayed, it was only the main building. Then they added the Manor, then the Extended Stay Suites and now, the Spa building! In the past, they had a relationship with the Vermont Cullinary Institute. They ran and staffed the wonderful Buttlers... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your support over the past 17+ years and for making the Essex Resort & Spa your go to destination when in the area. A greater compliment could not be hoped for. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I recently spent one night here and was especially impressed with the front desk manager, Andy Skypack as well as the rest of the employees. They were very friendly and helpful. The bartenders at The Tavern were also great and the corn chowder was delicious. This was my first stay, but there were many people who were obviously regulars who... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you LisainConnecticut for staying with us and for your recognition of Andy and other associates as well as the services and amenities. Your support and praise are much appreciated. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Bayville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed at The Essex earlier this week. Very friendly staff. Its quite a sight when you drive up as the grounds are enormous! We were there in the off-season so I would love to go back to see it in full bloom or in early fall! The spa was so relaxing and the staff makes you feel comfortable and welcome.... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you Jacki B for your appreciative words regarding your recent stay with us. As a result of guest feedback our new full and firm pillows have been placed on all of our beds. However, as this is an issue of great personal preference, we have also stocked each room's closet with super soft and fluffy pillows by Anichini of... More 

Chatham NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

An auction bid brought us to this fabulous 2 nights at Essex. The short drive from Burlington brings you to a beautiful setting of three grand manor buildings and welcoming property. The Inn was extremely clean, rooms in great color, designed as a traditional Vermont Inn, yet with a contemporary flair.In the photos you see a wing, mostly of glass... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear KeyWestTravelers, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and especially for personally spotlighting associates who stood out during your stay. This will be shared and celebrated with them as a great way to encourage and reward superior service. We hope to see you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

having just returned from a retreat at the Essex, I cannot say enough about the quality of the food, the professional and friendly help and the most comfortable accommodations. It started with the airport shuttle and continued through the entire stay. I have become a fan. Can't wait to return for a social visit and take advantage of the Spa... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear vfreeman1, Thank you for choosing the Essex Resort & Spa for your recent business trip to Vermont. I am delighted to hear you had a great stay and look forward to your return for a relaxed leisure visit. Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our experience at the Essex was two years ago December 26th. It was a wonderful experience. As I am now living on the West Coast it was a great time to have my children come and visit. We actually had lots and lots of snow which made it even better for skiing . Shopping in downtown Burlington was simply the... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Hopeful9195, Thank you for staying with us. I am happy to hear the Essex Resort & Spa could be a part of the fond memories you have of your visit to Vermont. Come again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I were visiting Burlington from Indiana and couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay at such a beautiful property. Our original reservation was for only 3 days / 2 nights but we and our dog really enjoyed the grounds of the property (walking trails, gorgeous views, frequent naps in hammocks, the bonfire, and watching the stars in... More 

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EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tbd_Drew, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. Your support is much appreciated. See you again soon, Naz Jenulevich Director of Resort Operations More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Address: 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
Location: United States > Vermont > Essex
Price Range: $170 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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