I am a middle-age skier who usually takes two to three ski trips a year with my 14 year-old granddaughter. I am not a college kid who can survive by sleeping on a spring exposed cot and has no problem with taking army barrack style communal showers. When I booked a one-night stay at the Williamstown Motel after skiing Catamount near Great Barrington, Massachusetts to continue the following morning to Bromley, Vermont; I got the feeling that I might encounter such minimal arrangements at the Williamstown Motel when I was quoted such an economical rate.
The motel itself is a modest single floor L-shaped burgundy painted structure with the many room entrances adjacent to each other and numbered consecutively. When I unlocked our assigned room door, here is what we found:
1. A tastefully decorated room with two queen size beds and coordinating earth colors for the drapes, rug, and bedspreads.
2. A wall thermostat to control the room temperature.
3. A floor-to-waste high refrigerator with an adjacent stand supporting a very decent sized microwave.
4. A large living room table and an accompanying lamp that could serve as a work desk.
5. A color coordinating bathroom with vanity lights, overhead fan, and a hairdryer with modern shower knobs and implements above the bath tub.
6. The coup-de-grace was a magnificent 30 inch flat screen television set residing on the far wall which was opposite the two queen beds (I happily watched the Giants massacre the Green Bay Packers).
7. And best of all, everything was immaculately cleaned.
After awakening the next morning, my granddaughter and I both commented on how comfortable our beds were. We could have also taken advantage of the continental breakfast of juice, coffee, bagels, and cereal that was available in the motel’s office area.
At a very affordable rate, this is what every middle-age skier wants when seeking travel accommodations. The Williamstown Motel has this down to a science. Unfortunately when we travel, this is often not the norm. If my granddaughter and I choose to ski in the Berkshire area next year, we will definitely return to the Williamstown Motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Williamstown, Williamstown Motel is only minutes from Williams College, Williamstown Theater Festival, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art, MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mount Greylock State Reservation and Jiminy Peak Ski Resort. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.Williamstown Motel offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms feature mountain views. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and free movie channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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