My girlfriend and I stayed here on a bike trip. It was a last-minute call. We had reservations at another place down the road (see separate review) that was a disaster. We called the Essex about 6pm, saying we were 15 miles away by bike... they were pleasant, helpful, and saved us a room. When we arrived, there had been mixup with another staff, and they'd given our room to someone else-- but, after a short consultation, agreed to put us in a more expensive room for the same price. The price, I'll note, is pretty steep. We were tired (had biked about 70 miles) and hungry, and it was worth it to us at that point-- but if we'd been planning ahead and thinking critically, it probably would've put us off. The room was very pleasant (though a little less "vintage" than the exterior suggests) and a demi-bottle of wine waiting for us there was unbelievably welcome. After fabulous showers we had a great dinner in their restaurant (though again, the drinks were more NYC prices...) and had a great sleep. Breakfast, great too. Everyone was super-helpful; they even offered to keep our bikes in their storage area. Other people around were friendly, too. In the morning we took our bikes on the ferry across to VT. That night had started as a lowlight of the trip, but turned into a highlight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast has undergone a complete renovation that has transformed this nearly 200-year old landmark into the crown jewel of the Lake Champlain region. The Inn offers elegant overnight accommodations in beautifully appointed rooms, suites, and apartment. The rooms offer a variety of styles to choose from, including traditional or rustic splendor. Casual fine dining is offered in the on-site restaurant and tavern. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Essex Inn On The Adirondack Coast Hotel Essex