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“friendly owners + cool design” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Briarcliff Motel

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Briarcliff Motel
Certificate of Excellence
Hoboken, New Jersey
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2 reviews
“friendly owners + cool design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

we have been working w/ richard and clare for organizing a block of rooms for our june 2012 wedding in nearby new marlborough. they have been very accommodating in scheduling our out of town guests. we finally got up last weekend for a visit and were more than happy with the newly renovated rooms. they are clean, spacious and we loved the mod design! love their attention to details and the price can't be beat! we will return and our wedding guests are in for a special treat staying here!!

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Great place to stay if you're visiting the Berkshires. Renovated rooms are modern, spacious and immaculate. Owners Richard and Clare are attentive but not intrusive. Richard kindly warmed milk for my daughter for breakfast this morning. Their reviews/descriptions of the movies available to on DVD are a witty, fun read even if you don't watch a movie. Great attention to detail for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

The Briarcliff Motel is actually a fantastic bed & breakfast. Had a lovely stay for a long weekend in one of their renovated rooms, which was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Enjoyed the breakfast of homemade delicious granola, yogurt, muffins, scones, and hot coffee! Kids were thrilled to have hot chocolate. It was a perfect breakfast -- quick & healthy -- prior to our day of skiing. Owners Richard and Clare are wonderful, friendly -- and pet-friendly -- hosts. Being able to have our dachshund with us made the trip extra special. We highly recommend the Briarcliff Motel, and look forward to staying there again soon!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

The motel is in a wonderful setting in a lovely part of USA close to many small townships which brought back many memories of village life as it used to be in UK. Clare and Richard made us really feel at home and were most helpful with directions to local interest destinations. The motel had been recently refurbished to a very good standard with comfortable modern furniture.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

This gorgeous motel mixed modern, avant-garde and classical designs in the rooms. Clare & Richard were the most welcoming of owners and they have obviously been meticulous is redesigning the motel to meet the best contemporary and most comfortable standards. A highlight was their arranging a great fresh breakfast every day in the communal eating area which gave everyone (residents & owners) a chance to get to know one another and exchange ideas for their stays. This whole new B&B approach really was different to the traditional motel experiences I have had in the United States. Looking forward to coming back (with friends) for another stay soon I hope.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rory S
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Clare and Richard are welcoming and efficient hosts who ensure you have a wonderful stay in Great Barrington. They've accomplished this graciously by providing us with local restaurant recommendations and menus, welcoming our small dog, and ensuring we left each morning with fresh coffee, tea and Clare's most amazing scones. While my husband and I have only stayed in unrenovated rooms to date, they are no frills but spacious, comfortable, private, quiet and an unbeatable value for the area. We absolutely love how Clare and Richard have taken the bed and breakfast approach to a motel with a motor lodge layout. Unlike a traditional B&B where personal space can be limited, The Briarcliff provides the option to socialize with other guests while balancing the independence that modern day travelers look for.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Although Briarrcliff Motel is some what run down and under renovations these short comings are made up by the lovely owners.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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ClareBriar, Owner at Briarcliff Motel, responded to this review, January 22, 2012
We're very pleased and grateful that Mia Z thought us worthy of 5 stars - thank you! Just wanted to clarify though that she stayed in an older room, not one of our nine newly renovated ones, so she didn't see the best of the Briarcliff – but as she says, renovations are going on (in a way that disrupts guests as little as possible) to continue the transformation, the next stage being the completion of our new central area looking out onto the woods, which should be ready by the end of next month.
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Additional Information about Briarcliff Motel

Property: Briarcliff Motel
Address: 506 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1296
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Great Barrington
#2 Business Hotel in Great Barrington
#3 Family Hotel in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Briarcliff Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New English owners Clare & Richard Proctor have turned this classic 1960 motor lodge, with its spectacular view of Monument Mountain, into a cool 21st century b&b. We offer great value, clean comfortable rooms with a stylish edge, free wifi, a home-made breakfast of scones, muffins and granola with locally-roasted coffee, and a warm welcome. Chill out on the deck in summer, or by the stove in our guest lounge in winter. We are five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood. ... more   less 
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