We stayed for a night so we didn't have to drive home after a concert at the Ives Center. My girlfriend splurged for the VIP suite and we were looking forward to a nice room.
We found a relatively large room, with a very nice bathroom, but a closer look revealed below average lodging:
There were stains on the rug, a bottle cap behind a chair, stains on the ceiling tiles, a broken part on the toilet seat. Stains on the furniture (Ethan Allen is a FURNITURE company; their headquarters are located BEHIND the hotel - stained furniture should not be an issue!)
For what it is worth, the hotel was near empty the night of our stay - if there were stains in one room, but the others were fins, why not move us to another room? Are they all this bad?? Make me wonder...
Our view - the VIP suite is located on the 1st floor with a view out the window of a rear entrance to the building. So we had people walking by our window & smoking outside. When not waving to the floks passing by, we enjoyed a lovely view of a brick wall, broken sidewalk & a dumpster.
Room service - we ordered two meals for breakfast - we asked for coffee, but we were happy to hear that it is included with our meal. But we had to call back down after the food arrived in order to get the coffee. And then we realized that we only received 1 set of utencils.
Overall, a disappointing experience. From what I read on reviews here and elsewhere, plus the hotel's own use of terms like "elegant", "lavish" and such had me expecting a whole lot more, esp. at the price we paid. I wish I had done more research, just drove home (or even camped instead...). I cannot recommend this place nor will I stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ethan Allen is fully renovated Landmark Boutique Hotel that welcomes it's guests with a unique blend of warm hospitality and the legendary comfort & style of Ethan Allen Home Interiors. With it's spacious guestrooms, Ethan Allen supreme comfort bedding, Keurig coffee makers and Gilcrest & Soames bath amenities a year round relaxing and cozy escape awaits. Experience a culinary dining delight in our award-winning restaurant, or feel free to unwind in our lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ethan Allen Danbury