So perhaps the disappointment was my fault - - my expectations were too high.
Along with a friend I purchased a voucher from Travelzoo. The promotional value was $852, we paid $349. Photos of the Inn as well as reviews were excellent (no reason to think I was expecting too much). Our room was, perhaps the ugliest at the Inn. We needed 2 beds so I don't believe we had a lot of choice when it came to rooms - - but this was truly the saddest room at the Inn. The room was so poorly decorated, it defies description. The bathroom was updated, though half of the lights were not working and the shower could have used a good scrubbing to remove the mildew growing at the base. I need to add that on the second day my bed was not made, the comforter was literally pulled over the tangled sheets.
The staff were excellent. The voucher allowed for a $35 Prix Fix meal (certainly not a luxury meal in anyones opinion). Nothing on the fixed menu appealed to us so we ordered using the regular menu. We were credited with $35 each toward our meal (our meal and 1 drink each added $80, after the credit, to our bill). Dinner was wonderful, though since the dining room was illuminated by "candlelight" only it was difficult to see what you were eating. Breakfast was good, though you had to ask for a full breakfast which was not encouraged (noted by lack of menus), and on the second day when I asked for a menu I was asked "why, what did I want?".
The 3 course lunch consisted of a sandwich and perhaps a soup or salad and desert - - - we skipped lunch at the Southfield Store Cafe which was not a general store, was not a store of any kind; just simply a cafe.
In my experience this was not an $852 value, I would have put the value at a maximum of $300.
My friend and I felt that our voucher was an overcharge. I was expecting a luxury Inn, even had we stayed in one of the other rooms that I looked into this Inn is not luxury and $852 is really a terrible overcharge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Inn on the Green is the centerpiece of the historic and scenic village of New Marlborough. With authentically restored rooms, you'll feel like you've just stepped back in time to the tranquility of the eighteenth century. Our Inn preserves the understated elegance of classic decor, down to the tiny details, like a restaurant that is entirely lit by candle light. Escape with us to a serene and relaxing environment in one of our 11 rooms complete with wifi, a pool, and lounge areas for your enjoyment. Located just outside a broad cultural base, when you stay with us, you are a close to a variety of cultural institutions such as Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute, and various natural wonders and trails. Join us for a meal in our cozy and intimate dining room with top quality cuisine by Chef Peter. We also have a newly renovated bar where you can have a drink by the glow of candle light and fireplace. When it's nice outside, dining is open on our canopied garden terrace in the back of the Inn. Your complete satisfaction and relaxation are our top priorities. Our friendly and accommodating staff is here to be sure that your stay is peaceful, and we can be your escape home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Inn On The Green Hotel New Marlborough