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“OK - could have been better”
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Olympia Lodge
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
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Albany, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OK - could have been better”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

we stayed here when it was called the olympia motor lodge - so with that said - not sure if ownership has changed or management. we have stayed at numerous places in manchester, vt - they do offer a very very large room and it was clean. however to come back from the mountain and have your room at 60 degrees and you go to the front desk to inquire about the heat and to be told to turn on a standing unit that doesn't exist in your room is crazy. they did bring the unit a 1/2 hour later - but it took a little time to warm up. all you want to do is have warmth - so you hop in the shower and come out and your room is still cold. hoping the new owners figure it out, because we would give it another try.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Garden City, New York
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Our last minute reservation turned out great! Sal & Trish are wonderful hosts, the lodge is nice and clean, room was clean as well. Plentiful breakfast menu, cozy fireplace & seating in the main area. We stayed only one night over the weekend while skiing in Vermont for the first time. Sal was very helpful with directions and info on the area. We'll definately stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Olympia L, Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post on tripadvisor. We are so glad your last minute getaway was spent with us at the Olympia. We enjoyed having you as our guest in our home. We look forward to seeing you next ski season...Have a great summer and think snow.....See you soon.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Olympia Lodge is a family run hotel that in my opinion is the example of how other small businesses or family run businesses SHOULD run. The way they greet and treat their guests is like those very nice neighbors inviting you to their home and making you feel welcome. This is not a 5 star enterprise but it is a very nice place to stay. The home made breakfast to me was a highlight. Its amazing how much effort they put to make sure their guests are comfortable in their place. The rooms are clean, the owners are very friendly and professional, the included breakfast is a HUGE PLUS and the hospitality is unheard of. I would recommend anyone taking a trip to that part of Vermont to stay at this place and save your money from overspending at places where you are just a number. I take a trip with my wife up there for skiing in the winter and we finally found a place to stay every year. Great place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Astoria, NY
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at the Olympia for the second time over President's Day weekend and once again had a great time. Cute and cozy, you will feel right at home while staying at the Olympia. Whether relaxing by the fire or enjoying an Old Fashioned at the bar (yes, they had all the ingredients necessary!), the Olympia is a great find in Manchester!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We randomly decided to spend a night in Manchester VT when the weather turned bad. Read some reviews and decided to check out the Olympia Lodge. Was greeted by the owner Sal at the front desk and after a brief conversation realized we both grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Small world. Both Sal and his wife, Trish, really make you feel welcome, and provide great advice about the area. Sal helped us out with a dinner reservation at Ye Old Tavern, which had really good food.

This is not a fancy 5 star hotel, and doesn't pretend to be one. The room was spacious and clean, and the made to order breakfast was tasty. There is a fireplace and a small bar in the Lodge, that adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the place.

Overall, we had a very good stay, and can recommend without hesitation. We hope to visit again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olympia L, Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi guys, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review.
It's very rare to have someone just walk into the Olympia and find out they grew up just a few minutes away. It was great meeting the both of you and talking about Sheepshead Bay. It truly was a magnificent place to grow up. Hope the rest of your trip was fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed here for a long weekend over MLK weekend. Trish and Sal couldn't have been any nicer! Granted, it's not a 5 start hotel, but the rooms are very clean, the breakfast is made to order, and I can't rant and rave enough how accommodating everyone is. Whatever you need, Trish will make sure you get it along with other recommendations of where to eat, where to go shopping to get the best ski deals, etc. You're about 20 minutes away from Stratton Mountain, and 5-15 minutes away from some very lovely bars and restaurants. We recommend The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Bar. The downstairs is a nice restaurant, and the upstairs is a pub (with tables as well). We're definitely going back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
So glad we were able to help make your weekend so enjoyable!! It nice to be able to get away and have a fun weekend with friends. Let us know if we can help with planning another trip to Vermont anytime soom!!
Trish
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

After reading the great reviews of the Olympia we decided to try it out for our first "big" ski trip, and am I sure glad we did! From our first inquiry call to when we reluctantly said goodbye, Trish & Sal made us feel welcome, comfortable, and treated us like longtime friends rather than the VT ski trip novices we really were. With their help, we got the best deal possible on Stratton lift tickets, had all the great local/insider advice on the slopes/lifts/lodges/logistics we could ever need, and had a lot of laughs at the end of the day reliving the adventures next to the fire with them & all the guests!

The kids & I LOVED the generous breakfasts Sal & Trish served us. After a full morning of skiing I was still pretty full and didn't need to eat lunch. Everything -even the toast- was special!

The rooms are large, extremely clean, and unloading/reloading is a cinch for the downstairs guests. Their location is ideally close to all the shopping and dining in Manchester, and an easy 15-20 minute ride to the slopes.

In summary: Outstanding hospitality, Ideal location, Reasonable rates, Highly Recommended. I have a feeling we'll be back to try some hiking in the summer or fall.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Hey Jim,
It was so nice to meet you and your family. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in the BIG MOUNTAINS!! Sorry to say your going to have to come back because the kiddos are now going to want to ski the big slopes all the time!! Maybe next time our kids will get to hang out?
We are looking forward to your next trip to Vermont!
Trish
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Property: Olympia Lodge
Address: 7259 Main St, P.O. Box 606, Manchester, VT 05255-9312 (Formerly Olympia Motor Lodge)
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Olympia Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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