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The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in North Adams
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2013

My third stay with my wife while visitng our daughter who goes to school close by. Wonderful stay, wonderful place and very relaxing. The style is very campy, retro and comfortable. The room had everything you could want. Our room had a comfortable sitting room (living room) seperate from bedroom. Great for lounging and reading. Spacious clean bathroom, brightly light, modern fixtures, standard tub w/ whirlpool jets and a nice large shower w/ ceiling mounted large rain showerhead and a glass door. This to me is a great treat. I hate usual hotel showers where the showerhead is too low on the wall and curtain gets sucked in and sticks to you while showering. The hotel has an outdoor heated inground pool and hot tub thats very nice. Also next to the pool is a building with changing rooms, bathrooms and a sauna. The same building has a sitting area w/ a large flat screen TV (not HD! sorry I'm spoiled now) with surround sound and comfotable seating. One evening we headed out there and enjoyed watching a basketball game w/ drinks. Inside the main building there is plenty of confortable seating, books, games and a roarong fireplace. They also have a small bar counter where you can purchase wine, beer, soda and a good selection of liquor. I could go on on...This is a great place to stay, you won't regret it!

Room Tip: It has old wooden floors that creak. If you're a light sleeper go for the second floor. We'v...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Wasnt sure what to expect, but I was nicely surprised, this place is way more like a boutique hotel than a B&B. great facilties - sauna, heated pool, hot tub seem to be open any time. plus a really great breakfast.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the perfect place to stay while visiting Mass MOCA (and why else would anyone be in North Adams?). The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious, and there are nice amenities. Two problems to be noted: (1) the lighting in the rooms is not very good and they can therefore be pretty dark; and (2) the floorboards creak, so if you are staying below someone else, you will hear every step they take. The latter can be pretty noisy and interfere with sleep.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Spent a night with my daughters at the Porches Inn, got a great off season deal (March) and really enjoyed ourselves. From the pool and hot tub, to the yummy breakfast, to the friendly front desk staff, it was a great place to stay, and it's a very short walk to Mass MoCA.

I would recommended requesting a room on the 2nd floor, if you're sensitive to overhead creaking/noise from other guests staying above you. We did switch rooms because the guests in the room above us were constantly walking and moving around and even moving chairs - it was pretty loud and distracting. But the front desk graciously accommodated our request to move, and because it was off-season, we had no problem doing so.

The rooms are very charming and nicely decorated, and if you like taking a nice bath, you're in for a treat.

I would gladly go back.

Room Tip: Stay on the 2nd floor for less noise.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

LOVED:
Outdoor pool/hot tub!
Breakfast! (they even had gluten free items! yeah!)
Gathering room had a cash bar and a fireplace
Architecture - very clever re-purposing
Location to MassMoca
Crisp white Italian linens!
Attentive and wonderful staff!

Need to remember:
When traveling as a non couple NOT to get the one bedroom suite - the pull out sofa just is never a good idea! Luckily they have lovely two queen bed rooms or a two bedroom suite!

Room Tip: When traveling as a non couple NOT to get the one bedroom suite - the pull out sofa just is never a...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a charming and lovely property. THE best place to stay when your taking a trip to Mass MoCa. Staff is friendly, the rooms are shabby chic in the best possible way. The outdoor pool(open year round) and steam/sauna is fantastic. The hospitality here is thoughtful, "Would you like some popcorn with your dvd?" "Fancy a cocktail before you depart to dinner?" and of course there is that lovely and charming kitty cat prancing around, Sabine.
Breakfast was one of the best I had at an Inn.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Smack dab in the middle of the Berkshires in "The City of Steeples" is The Porches Inn, several former workmens' cottages charmingly reimagined as high end lodgings for a wonderfully diverse group of travelers. The beds are super comfy, the furnishings funky and casual, the art is cleverly chosen to reflect the history of the area. Staff is cheerful and helpful, mostly younger and enthusiastic. There's a roaring wood fire in the lobby area with squashy leather chairs to relax into while you read your free Boston Globe, NYTimes, Berkshire Eagle or Albany Times-Union. Want a beer, wine or mixed drink while you watch the fire? Just ask, it's done. Sabine the calico kitty will hang out with you, maybe allow you to pet her lovely soft furry tummy or maybe not - hey! She's a cat.
Really a wonderful place to stay while visiting the area - or just cocoon at the hotel. The pool is heated year 'round, the hot tub awaits,The breakfast is good, the crowd is friendly. It's pretty swell, go enjoy yourself.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 231 River St, North Adams, MA 01247-3201
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > North Adams
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in North Adams
Price Range: $176 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Porches Inn consists of seven renovated Victorian-era buildings that originally provided housing for the area’s mill workers. Located across the street from MASS MoCA, Porches’ guest rooms and public spaces employ a clever synthesis of retro and contemporary designs. The inn’s 47 rooms and suites are fully wired, offering free WiFi, BluRay/DVD players and complimentary DVDs. Porches' healthful continental breakfast is included in the room rate and may be eaten in the Breakfast Room, on the porch (weather permitting) or delivered to your room in the inn's signature metal lunchbox. The inn features a year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, fitness room and meeting rooms for retreats and special events. ... more   less 
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