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“Charming B&B in the Berkshires” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wainwright Inn

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Wainwright Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
108 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Charming B&B in the Berkshires”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our second year in a row here and loved it both times. Lovely big Victorian on Rt 7 in Great Barrington with wrap around porch, clean rooms with comfortable beds and private baths. Marja is a wonderfully outgoing innkeeper happily sharing her knowledge of the area. Nice breakfast each morning, always with a sweet bread or cake to finish. Easy walk to the pleasant downtown of Great Barrington, 10 minutes to Berkshire Chorale Festival in Sheffield, less than 20 minutes to Tanglewood and 1 hour to Williamstown. Hope to return next year.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    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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Boston
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166 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We missed Marja at check-in, her husband showed us in, but she clearly is in control as her enthusiastic welcome the next morning extended to working to please a particularly difficult diner with breakfast choices. Every morning there was a freshly made "sweet" to have with a cup of coffee. Freshly made breakfast was served, after one sat down, a variety of delicious food over three days. Our room was comfortable but being in the front of the house the traffic noise from Route 7 could keep a light sleeper from a full nights rest. We found the traffic noise was not an issue though it did keep us from opening up the windows other than in the bathroom to capture the cool night air. We were attending concerts at Tanglewood and the drive from the inn is a leisurely 20-40 minutes.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NeedSher
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our first visit to the Berkshires. We were attending a friend's wedding and needed a place to stay. We decided to make a 3 day weekend out of our trip and are happy we chose the Wainwright Inn. The owners were very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating. The room was comfortable, quiet and clean. Our included breakfast was delicious and a different surprise each day.
The inn is charming and 2 blocks from downtown.
We highly recommend the Inn and would return if we visit Great Barrington in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Corina R
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Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my girlfriend and I's first trip to a bed and breakfast as opposed to a hotel. It was a strange feeling at first, as if staying in a stranger's house. But Marja and Robert made us feel comfortable and right at home from the moment we arrived until we left. We enjoyed the small town sights and sounds from the beautiful front porch. In the morning we had some trouble waking ourselves up, but even though we were late for the mentioned time, Marja made us the most delicious meal, and made sure to attend to our every need.

This place is like a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and was just the distraction we needed for a night. I would certainly recommend the Wainwright Inn, and any time I'm back in the area will try to make arrangements to spend the night there.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MatthewFrazier24
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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

The beautiful old house had a very useful front porch, the breakfast room was so pretty, the cooked breakfasts were always special, and the staff was kind, helpful, and hard working. They will warmly accommodate your special diet requests--mine was vegan and they did it very, very well. The mattress was truly comfortable, and the room spacious and set up very well. We felt very well cared for here. And we enjoyed the 10 minute walk to the pleasant NE downtown--we did it as often as we could.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank B J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

What a charming place full of character! Great service, great food, very nice rooms and awesome people. Was there during the World Cup and enjoyed the soccer bantering with Maryam very much. We will definitely be back.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andreas F
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and very happy you tried and liked our suggestions for restaurents.
We have plenty more either walking or short drives and are looking forward to share them with you on your next visit.
Regards,
Marja, innkeeper
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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the carriage house for three nights. Marja and Robert were welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts were delicious and Marja's dining recommendations were fantastic! She even called and made reservations for us. The Wainwright Inn was a relaxing getaway.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wainwright Inn
Address: 518 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2006
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11

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