We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

#1 of 2 Hotels in Essex
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Essex, Vermont\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,202: English reviews
Boston
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed for one night recently. Very friendly staff, beautiful location, clean room, keurig coffee machine in room. Great experience. Pools, hot tub, and gym looked great but didn't use these facilities due to time constraints. Restaurants looked great.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bostongreenmonster
Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

my wife and I stayed over the long Labor Day weekend for a wedding and the stay was for 2 nights. the grounds are really nice and its tucked away within 15-20 min of Burlington so lots to do. the check in was easy, room was quaint and served its purpose. the grounds were really beautiful. we didnt get to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank cmgreenlaw1978
EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear cmgreenlaw1978 Thank you very much for your response. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our property and trust that you had an enjoyable time at the wedding you attended. I am pleased that you enjoyed our food quality. We take great pride in using as much local product as possible in support of our Vermont farmers and... More 

Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed here with many family and friends for our daughter's wedding recently. Although we enjoyed the ambiance and amenities, we found the management to be inflexible regarding such things as shuttle service and late checkout for the bride & groom. Despite spending a fortune for such a very large wedding party and guests, they would make no special airport pickups... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LongballBB
EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Mrs. Brevig, on behalf of the entire Essex Resort & Spa family I want to congratulate you on your daughter's wedding and thank you for offering us the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful event for your friends and family. I do agree that the inflexibility in terms of our shuttle was shortsighted but I assure you... More 

United States
Level Contributor
212 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Over Labor Day weekend my friend and I were guests here. I had purchased a one night gift certificate at a charity auction. We also booked a second night. Upon arrival and departure there was confusion on the charges. On the day after we departed the general manager personally called me and made a very nice gesture to resolve the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Traveler_200950
Strafford, Vermont
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We booked a king, Got an upgrade due to overbooking to a queen with a kitchen. Didn't need the kitchen, needed a king bed. Blinds are filthy and broken I always expect some noise, but we were near the dryer vents on the ground floor. And the full size fridge ran loudly until I unplugged it. Room service was a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joie F
EssexResort-VT, Manager at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good day Finley-Morris Party, First, I would like to thank you for staying with us and I do apologize that the complimentary upgrade was not received as well as we had hoped it would be and also that your pet amenity was not in your room upon your arrival. It certainly was not delivered in the timely fashion we prefer.... More 

Vienna, VA
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The hotel is a beautiful property. The rooms are extremely comfortable with lovely decor -- ours even had a fireplace. The indoor pool, exercise room, and outdoor hot tub are all first class. We had dinner in the bistro -- delicious! The tasting menu looked great and fairly priced -- we just were too tired to enjoy it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Nice2go
Herefordshire
Level Contributor
283 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I was a little after concerned after reading a review on trip advisor that stated the guest had allowed her dog to sleep on the bed obviously not adhering to the rules regarding animals in the hotel rooms. I need not have worried as we were given a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe suite which was perfect as it gave... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Leintwardine
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at The Essex because it was a Groupon deal I found and it was close to Burlington. Included in the Groupon was dinner to the Tavern which was fantastic. I had the filet my husband had the chicken which was very good as well. We didn't do anything else on the grounds but if we return we would... More 

Helpful?
Thank CAP1673
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my second visit to The Essex. I did a class at the Cook Academy (Cooking Vegetarian with Vermont Cheese - amazing!), had a massage at the spa, and ate a wonderful dinner at Amuse. I was so relaxed after two nights. I love that they are pet friendly - I brought my cat with me this trip, and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank kerful1
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You will want for nothing at this resort! From its landscaped grounds, luxurious sapacious, comfortable and immaculate rooms to its gourmet dining facilities. Unfortunately we could only spend one night here (which is not recommended) and could not participate in all the amenities which are offered. A two full day minimum might include the highlights offered. The Essex is a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Art W
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

648 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (240)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (47)
Viewed
Room/Suite (45)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
3:34
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (89)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (363)
Viewed
Amenities (90)
Viewed
Indoor Pool (12)
Viewed
Mini Suite Main (37)
Viewed
Outdoor Hot Tub (4)
Viewed
Dining (31)
Viewed
Studio Manor (31)
Viewed
Suite Manor (40)
Viewed
The Hotel (55)
Viewed
Tradtional Fireplace Main (30)
Viewed
Tradtional Mansion (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (45)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Essex
5.8 mi away
Green Mountain Suites Hotel
Green Mountain Suites Hotel
#2 of 14 in South Burlington
4.5 of 5 stars 552 reviews
14.8 mi away
Stowe Mountain Lodge
7.0 mi away
Hotel Vermont
Hotel Vermont
#1 of 9 in Burlington
4.5 of 5 stars 596 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.0 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
5.7 mi away
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
16.6 mi away
Trapp Family Lodge
Trapp Family Lodge
#5 of 24 in Stowe
4.0 of 5 stars 1,029 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $182 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Groupon, Orbitz, Odigeo, Agoda, Hotwire, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay