My mother and I spent the night at the Village Inn during a weekend getaway to the Berkshires. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay, and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
The Village Inn is located on Church Street in Lenox and is very close to the shops, art galleries, and restaurants. There is free parking for guests in a lot behind the inn. I would not characterize The Village Inn as a typical bed and breakfast, since there are around 30 rooms and interaction with the owners is minimal, if they are present at all.
The bedrooms are broken up into three categories: Tier 1, 2, and 3. Tier 1 rooms are the largest, and also the most expensive. We stayed in Room 16 (a Tier 1), and housekeeping had split the king bed into two twins like we requested. The room was minimally decorated but comfortable, with an old but adequate sofa. However, it's important to note that there is a tavern below the inn that is open until around midnight. Since our room was in the back of the inn (we had a view of the parking lot), we could hear every conversation coming from tavern patrons who were on their way to their cars. If I were to visit again, I would request a room away from the noise.
The bathroom was adequate and had a jacuzzi tub. Although it took a while to fill, it was fantastic to have a relaxing soak after a long day of sightseeing. However, the toiletries provided for the tub weren't very appealing (ginger or spearmint scented), and the towels were very thin. The sink was also older and had two faucets-- one of cold water and one for hot. Also, I'm 5'1" and could not see into any of the mirrors in the bathroom, since they are small and located higher up.
The Common Areas:
The common areas of the inn were lovely, and I was able to get a significant amount of reading done. The big plus about the common areas was that they were very quiet. I had passed by the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, and the place was completely packed with senior citizens and it would have been impossible to find a quiet place to sit and read. The common area had plenty of seating, and was nicely decorated for fall. I suspect the inn would be very lovely when it is decorated for Christmas.
Breakfast was wonderful and is served buffet style. (See my review on The Village Inn Restaurant.) Breakfast included coffee, tea, juice, waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, hash, fresh fruit, and a variety of breads and danishes.
Overall, a great stay. The inn could use a remodel, but is competitively priced (we booked a special for $199 for the room and $50 dinner voucher) and convenient. Would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the Historic District of downtown Lenox, The Village Inn has been catering to the needs of travelers since 1771.Today, we are a prime choice for those wishing to be within walking distance to some of the finest shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightspots that Lenox has to offer.We also have our OWN restaurant, Rumplestiltzkin's Restaurant, right inside The Village Inn. Rumpy's Tavern, located right below The Village Inn, is open 7 nights a week and hosts a variety of entertainment for our guests and locals alike, from karaoke to bingo to live music.When you stay with us, you'll almost never need your car! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Village Hotel Lenox
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