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112 Grand Ave, Swanton, VT 05488-1424
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3.8
The last AAA approved motel before the Canadian border. We are a family run motel and gift shop where cleanliness is top priority. Updates include new water pipes to the south half of the motel to improve water flow and pressure. We also remodeled four rooms with new bathroom tile, tubs, toilets, sinks, ceilings, lights, and ceiling fans. Newly painted bedrooms with new light fixtures, mirrors, paintings and furniture. Vending room machine added with ice machine. We sell CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!
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Passepareverywhere wrote a review May 2017
Toronto, Canada31 contributions19 helpful votes
This motel has been around for decades. It is well-maintained. Handy to everything. Room was great. Everything worked just fine. Had a rustic feel to the place which is good. Staff is friendly and attentive. Will definitely return next time I'm in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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deltawmike2017 wrote a review Apr 2017
Playa del Carmen, Mexico8 contributions7 helpful votes
The air conditioner kept turning off. You need to have an electrician check the power. Something is fluctuating causing the breaker to turn off. One time the unit was not turned on and the breaker still opened. 2. You need to fumigate your rooms. I found a tick crawling across the bathroom floor. 3. You need to change your beds. The one in room 108 is a board. 4. Vacuum under the furniture every once in a while, layers and layers of dust. Look under the couch. There is a toy Easter egg. It has been at least two weeks.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Shelly C, Owner at Swanton Motel
Responded Oct 3, 2018
Thank you for your review and I apologize for our untimely response. I share your frustration with the 2014-2018 management. We have recently replaced the staff and management this past spring of 2018. Under our new management, we have made many improvements. This past year, we have replaced mattresses (including 108), refrigerators, linen, and carpets. Our maintenance has been in process of updating electrical this year, and will run into next year's improvements. As a family owned business in a heavily taxed state, it is hard to do all the renovations/updates we wish. 1. We are hoping to replace window AC units with split unit A/C units this spring. 2. Cleanliness in our rooms has been brought back to exceed owners expectations. While replacing cleaners, we ensured proper training. Our manager inspects every room before it's considered clean.
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Arthur S wrote a review Nov 2016
Pittsburgh, PA64 contributions17 helpful votes
Neat small town location, on Vermont/New York border; an old time motel that has been nicely updated, but maintains the past. Friendly owner and comfortable quiet room and location. As it was Saturday evening, we located a Catholic Church, and enjoyed Mass on Sunday morning. Will return, when we travel north and east.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Tony-Globemaster wrote a review Aug 2016
Ottawa, Canada58 contributions20 helpful votes
A comfortable stay in a very dated, yet clean mom and pop motel. The room has all of the amenities: tv, dvd player, microwave, fridge, hair blower. Furniture is old. Carpet is old. Curtains and blinds are old. A bit of a facelift would do wonders. Slept well!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cubberly wrote a review Jul 2016
Morgantown, West Virginia14 contributions4 helpful votes
My Amtrak train trip ended with a bus ride to get around track strewn with trees from a storm. Fated to reach my car at St. Albans' train station at midnight, I found the Swanton Motel as a relatively inexpensive option. The reviews on TripAdvisor reassured me that this family-owned motel would be clean, quiet, and comfortable. I arranged to get in late after the office closed with one of the staff. Simple but far better appointed than most motels of this vintage, I was very pleased. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Large clean renovated bathroom with lovely hot shower at the end of trip. It was very helpful to be able to brew a Keurig cup of coffee in the morning, although like all Keurig devices, the picture instructions on the coffee maker omitted a couple key points. It would be helpful if the motel supplemented the instructions with a printed sheet of some kind. Other than the first more obvious step of turning on the power button, it helps to know that *firmly* closing the top where you put in water turns on the brew cycle. Overall, I give this motel high marks as it is a reasonable option with all one really needs in an area full of higher-priced options. I liked that it was not a corporate change and clearly loved by its owners.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Betsy B wrote a review Jul 2016
130 contributions114 helpful votes
This is a tiny, roadside-type motel in a tiny town in the corner of Vermont. That being said, it has been well-maintained and refurbished and nothing was lacking if you are looking for a stay in a clean, nicely kept room. The innkeeper apologized upon checkin that there was no phone in the room, which was no problem at all -- why do hotels still have phones in rooms anyway. Good WIFI and TV. No breakfast but that was no problem. Walking distance to downtown.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Cindylouwho06471 wrote a review Feb 2016
Williston, South Carolina58 contributions15 helpful votes
We came to Swanton for a short visit. Decided to stay at the Swanton Motel. This motel is close to the center of town, and only a short drive to St.Albans VT. The beds were comfortable and so were the pillows. The room was clean and safe. There was a microwave, mini fridge and a keurig. The people who run this motel are very friendly and helpful. I will stay here again when I travel up north. We also had a puppy with us and this was a welcome Motel for pets. The heat works excellent and the bathroom was roomy and clean
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Date of stay: January 2016
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JasonWD wrote a review Nov 2015
Montreal, Canada29 contributions16 helpful votes
We stumbled upon the motel after leaving Canada late. We checked in at around 10pm and opened the room to be welcomed by a lovely fresh clean room with sparkling bathroom. The Wi-Fi was excellent too. I suspect the rooms have been recently renovated because the sign outside betrays the quality of the interiors. I will happily return.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Harry D wrote a review Aug 2015
Salt Springs, Florida79 contributions27 helpful votes
We were on a motorcycle trip (5 men) and needed rooms for Friday & sat. nights, 8/14 & 8/15/15. We rented on phone site unseen as this was only place in the area with openings. Myself, my brother and his son rented a two bedroom suite for $292.00 for the two days. The place was relatively clean, had some food available in the kitchen (though we never used any), a tiny cheap TV with around 8 channels available, and the WiFi was so slow I just used my 4G gigabits up instead. Very old furniture, and was "well worn" in general. The windows were so dirty you could barely see thru them and the pool, although nice and clear, was FULL of assorted bugs, I mean hundreds, and had no odor of chlorine. My son and his friend rented a two double bed room in similar conditions for about $240.00 next to mine. Other than the really rough pavement, the grounds were very attractive and well kept.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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MikeBarry657 wrote a review Jul 2015
Arlington, Massachusetts246 contributions88 helpful votes
The Swanton Motel is a basic, classic motel. The rooms were clean and had in room coffee service 9with Wolfgang Puck coffee), microwaves and a fridge, plus a high capacity ice machine available. There was free wifi, but is was slower than the cell service. This is very much a budget motel and a great value. About 1 mile from town center, with one restaurant. The pool looks like it was recently redone and is beautiful.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swanton Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Swanton Motel?
Nearby attractions include Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (2.8 miles), Maple City Candy (1.0 miles), and Carman Brook Farm (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swanton Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Swanton Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swanton Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cody's Cafe, Shaggys Snackbar & Pizza, and Mother Hubbard's Bakery, Deli and Country Store.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Swanton Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Swanton Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Swanton.
Are pets allowed at Swanton Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Swanton Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Saint Albans Museum (7.3 miles).