Summer in the Berkshires, and even a 2-star costs $200/night. My biggest problem was finding the place. I had booked the Quality Inn (that morning), but the sign at the address read "The Black Swan Inn." I passed it twice. Apparently they have just changed over, so if you've reserved the Quality Inn, take note.
The Black Swan is a motel-turned-hotel, with small but clean rooms and few ammenities. I only stayed the night, so I didn't get a chance to see much of the lake or explore the possibility of activities. Desk staff was very friendly, but had an ususual amount of difficulty checking me in for a pre-paid room. A/C in my room was off, and it took a while until the room was cool enough for comfort. The bathroom was recently updated, and the beds had comfy sheets and plenty of pillows. While nothing but the bathroom was new, everything was clean.
Breakfast is included and unimpressive. Again, it was difficult to find, served in the adjoining Indian restauran. When asked where breakfast was served, the desk clerk looked completely puzzled. We eventually found it ourselves.
I give The Black Swan Inn 4 stars for clean, 2 stars for value, and 3 for everything else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled along the shores of beautiful Laurel Lake in the Berkshires, relaxation and luxury await you at the Black Swan Inn. Beautifully furnished guest rooms include all the conveniences you need such as refrigerators and Keurig coffee makers with Starbuck's coffee. Lakeside rooms have private balconies and some feature jetted tubs. Awake in the morning to enjoy our delicious continental breakfast while taking in a view of the lake. This lakeside hotel is convenient to all of the arts, culture, and outdoor activities the Berkshires have to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Lee Hotel Lee
- Lee Quality Inn