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“Stunning views from balcony” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manchester View

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Manchester View
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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South Florida
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Stunning views from balcony”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We recently did a nine day trip around southern Vermont and the Berkshires. We decided to book Manchester View because of the pictures on their website of the balcony. It didn't disappoint! The room was large and nicely furnished, but the balcony was the place to be. The balcony is large with great furniture.surrounded by stunning mountain views. It was the perfect place to relax.

I was a little disappointed however, when the front desk couldn't recommend a nearby place for a picnic. One of the reasons we go to Vermont from Florida is the wonderful hiking opportunities, and we usually pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, Also, I had to ask for decaf coffee in the Keurig coffee maker. The friendly housekeeper on our last day finally provided this for us. We also wish they had their breakfast room open. Even though we were there on Memorial Day weekend, the breakfast room wasn't open. We would have preferred to pay a small fee for a continental breakfast rather then driving a few miles away to get breakfast.

This is a wonderful place to stay, very clean with beautiful views, but unless you are really into shopping in the Manchester area, we prefer the recreational opportunities around Stowe. The resort where we stay in Stowe welcomes you with lobby coffee all day, fresh apples and afternoon cookies. Manchester View was a little smaller than that resort, but I was expecting the same kind of Vermont hospitality. Think we will keep going back to Stowe whenever we visit Vermont.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review The Manchester View. We’re thrilled you enjoyed the balcony so much! Every room has a balcony/deck or patio with a view.

Sorry to hear you were disappointed when our front desk staff didn’t recommend a picnic location. There are numerous places to go, so we’re disappointed, as well, in the staff member that didn’t provide you with that information you wanted in order to enjoy your stay. We hope you were able to have your picnic anyway.

We’re sorry we couldn’t accommodate your desire to eat in our breakfast room.

We don’t normally put decaf in the rooms unless the guest requests it. We do offer an array of coffee flavors in regular and decaf in our office that guests can choose to bring to their rooms.
We, too, have coffee available all day in our office, like your “resort” in Stowe. During apple picking season, we offer freshly picked apples, as well as Vermont-made maple candies all year long.

We’re not trying to compete with Stowe, as it’s a different location entirely. We do, however, take pride in all that The Manchester View offers, and welcome you back any time you find yourself in our area. We promise to put decaf in your room if you ask for it!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I LOVE Vermont and so chose to go there for a weekend getaway for our one year anniversary. Manchester view was so perfect for us. We wanted a bit nicer than your "typical " motel with views of the mountains. We got what we wanted. The rooms are decorated so nicely, not the typical "motel 6" way. King bed, fireplace, deck with beautiful views! We were very happy with our stay...haven't seen the other rooms but based on ours, would highly recommend it!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
We're so glad you chose to celebrate your first anniversary with us at The Manchester View. Thank you for your glowing review - we aim to please! Each of our rooms is well-appointed and offers a deck or patio with a view or the Green Mountains, as well as a coffee maker, refrigerator and private bath. Our grounds are beautifully landscaped. And we're in a superb location.

Please join us again; no need to wait for a special occasion. The summer and autumn are wonderful times to visit, too!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I recently spent several days at the Manchester View. The room was clean and bright with beautiful views of the mountains. We enjoyed peaceful nights and sunny morning walks on the large, well maintained, grounds. There are excellent places to eat within minutes of the Manchester View. We certainly will be returning.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
We're so glad your stay was great! You said it - our housekeeping staff is A-1 at making sure each room is perfectly ready for its guests, our view is outstanding, and our location is ideal for peace and quiet while being very close to all Manchester has to offer! We look forward to your return visit!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

After 24 years I returned to the Manchester View hotel. I was happy to see that the view is just as great as 24 years ago :) And the hotel was is quiete good shape. The room smelled a little muffy, maybe because of the fireplace? Interior was just as proposed on the photo from which I booked, that's good, we had a balcony where the views were great. The staff was kind and gave us good recommendations for diner and things to do. Nice place for your Vermont trip.

Room Tip: We choose a Deluxe double room, which is the nicer one when it comes to interior (for my taste..).
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PimH
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you so much for coming back to The Manchester View. We have owned the hotel since 1977, and are continuously updating and redecorating to keep it well-maintained, fresh and new.

Our staff is always professional, friendly and helpful. They enjoy suggesting dining options and places to visit.

We hope you don’t wait another 24 years to come back; we’d love to have you come again really soon! Perhaps a late summer visit, or autumn is especially beautiful with changing of the leaves.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Manchester View is a very nice hotel, with great views of the Vermont mountains and foliage. The room was nicely appointed, and the beds were comfortable. Typical of a boutique lodge, the office hours were strict, and when I tried to check out at 7:30 am to hit the road for a long ride home, the office was closed and I had to just drop the key. Even though I knew months in advance of a wedding reception that I was going to attend in Manchester, I delayed reserving at this hotel because of their strict cancellation policy. Once you reserve, you get charged $30 if you cancel well in advance and the full room rate if the cancellation is within a week or so of the reservation. Plus, the hotel doesn't participate in any typical discount programs (AAA, AARP, etc., which seems counterintuitive to me). The general hotel staff was courteous, but the lady behind the desk when we checked in seemed to be somewhat bothered. Plus, although I had reserved a budget room, they had moved me to a more expensive one (at their initiative) and tried to charge me the higher rate. I would probably stay again, since it was overall a positive experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Manchester View. We do have breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and our landscaping is lovely. The room you were kindly upgraded to was a Queen Deluxe and you were given the Queen Standard rate. Any confusion about the rate was an accident, and quickly fixed by our desk staff.

The confirmation letter we send all guests state the office hours. Guests are informed the office is open until 9 p.m. and we ask that guests call if they’ll be late. We did not receive a call from you; as we always do, we put out an envelope with your key, a map showing where your room is located and a welcome letter. The confirmation letter also states the office opens at 8 a.m. We've never had guests complain about this. If they leave before 8, they just leave their key in the room.

As for our cancellation policy, it is the same as all the other inns and motels in the area. There is a $35 cancellation fee, if cancelled 14 days or more before the reservation. The deposit of one night or 50% on a multiple night stay is forfeited if cancelled less than 14 days prior to the reservation, unless we can sell the room to another guest.

The Manchester View doesn’t generally discount our rates since we offer the lowest available rate at the time of booking.

In your situation, we allowed a one-night reservation on Memorial holiday weekend Saturday. This is usually not done because holidays may have a multiple night minimum.

We’re a little confused by your statement “the lady behind the desk when we checked in seemed to be somewhat bothered”. Your earlier comments mentioned that you arrived after hours, and you stayed one night and left early, so you couldn’t have had any interaction with our staff. Either way, we take pride in our staff being professional, friendly and helpful.

Thanks for staying with us, and if you’re ever back in the area, we'd be happy for you to come again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

very neat clean, and quiet. High on hill overlooking the mountain side.
only stayed for one night ,but wished we stayed for
longer. this place is north of town not to far as to go for dinner at any time.
we normally stay at the Arlington Inn.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thanks for staying with us this time around and for taking the time to review The Manchester View. As you jmentioned, our location is ideal; just a mile and 3/4 from the middle of busy downtown and close to the area's shopping and dining options. We hope you come back for a longer stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you want a clean place to stay, a great view, quiet, close to town at the best price, this is the place to stay. We have stayed in Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns over the years and enjoyed them immensely. But if you have a leaner budget these days, this is the place to stay. We have stayed here frequently and it is consistent, clean and reasonable.

Room Tip: We stayed in the basic room this time but have also stayed in their rooms with their fireplaces and...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DoreenP
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ManchesterView, Owner at Manchester View, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review The Manchester View. We appreciate you being a return guest, and enjoy hosting your visits. As you mentioned, we have Queen Standard rooms at a reasonable price. In addition, we offer a full array of room choices from Queen Deluxe with 2 beds and Premium King rooms to specialty rooms and suites.

Since you mentioned champagne tastes, we offer our guests the option to purchase champagne complete with glass flutes engraved with The Manchester View logo. We offer other optional packages as well all throughout the year including The Vermont Welcome Basket full of Vermont-made goodies and red or white wine.

We look forward to your next visit; summer with its beautiful flora and autumn with its colorful leaves are both wonderful times to come!
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Additional Information about Manchester View

Property: Manchester View
Address: 77 High Meadow Way, P.O. Box 1268, Manchester, VT 05255-6401
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Manchester
#2 Green Hotel in Manchester
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Manchester View 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manchester View is a 3-Diamond AAA Vermont destination for both family vacations and romantic getaways. There are 36 rooms and suites set on 10 landscaped acres with 360-degree views of the Green Mtns. including 1 and 2 bedroom suites, fireplaces, 2 person spa tubs, all with individual decorated themes. Every room or suite has a balcony or deck to enjoy one of the best views in Southern Vermont. ... more   less 
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