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Ladd Brook Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pownal
Reviewed March 8, 2007

We booked this motel for two nights in Feb. 2007 as there was nothing else available close to Williams College due to a NESCAC tournament. For the low price we did not expect much, but this motel does not meet even the minimum levels of cleanliness and functionality. The furniture was covered with a film of something (furniture polish?) to make it look shiny, but which got all over anything that you put down. Hairs in shower, mold, food crumbs, you name it they have it. Then to top it off the motel lost all water the first morning we were there and the manager at the desk could not tell us when it would be back on, and when we decided to check out a day early he would not provide us with a credit on our charge card. I have to believe that if you book here you run the risk that they may not still be in business by the time you get there, the building is literally falling apart.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2007

With summer on full I enjoyed my 3 days stay in this Vermont motel. I loved the pool, as it was clean and clear. There was no doubt about the cleanliness. Three cheers to the owners for maintaining such a good facility motel so well. The staff is really helpful. The best part was I reached so late in night due to delay in flight but there were no problems in checking. It’s worth staying there and enjoying the summer days in pool with such a nice view around with a silence. So do visit this cool palce

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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7  Thank rigaIl
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Reviewed September 30, 2006

I stayed at this motel in September. My room was really comfortable, the staff very friendly, and price was very affordable. Good value for the money. I would recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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9  Thank nicholemarie46
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Reviewed July 24, 2006

This motel is a typical mom-and-pop one-story, drive-up motel, that has definitely seen better days. Our "superior double" room, had worn furnishings, which included the furniture, drapes, and mattresses which were not at all comfortable. The foam-backing on the front window curtains was so worn that to view them when the sun shone was like viewing stars in a planetarium, with all of the smallish to large worn off spots looking like stars, constellations, and galaxies. Also, a gasket inside the toilet tank leaked, causing it to run intermittently (approx. every 20-30 minutes) all night long, making it even harder to sleep. In addition, the room was not very clean. There were several dead insects on the carpeting and on the bathroom floor, as well as old toenail clippings that had not been swept up. Oddly enough, a broken Oreck vacuum cleaner was on the sidewalk in front of the room next to us, and remained there during our two night stay. There is an outdoor pool, but it has structural damage, and there are actually pieces of concrete and dirt on the bottom. It appears that someone attempted to patch it, but did an amateurish job. A continental breakfast with many cold choices was available, and was probably the best offering at this motel. It appears that this had once been a cute, clean, basic mom and pop motel, and with a good cleaning, some TLC, and some updates (mattresses, drapes, the pool, etc.) could again be a decent place to stay; however, it is not a place that I could recommend at this point.


Stayed: June 2006
4  Thank indiana-tourist
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Reviewed December 11, 2005

If you reserve online, make sure you bring your confirmation. I arrived late at night, after reserving on a travel website. The owner charged me about $30 per night over what I was quoted online ($80 vs $50) and could not find a reservation for me. The next day after speaking with a receptionist, she informed me the rate was indeed $50. Unfortnately, the owner is the only person who can make a refund and he was no where to be found the entire weekend nor 4 weeks later has he returned one of my 10+ phone calls.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed August 23, 2004

This is a very basic older motel but the staff are very nice and the view is super. Close to all VT and MA Bershire attractions

10  Thank albanyrene
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ladd Brook Inn

Address: 5939 Route 7, Pownal, VT 05261-4412 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn )
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Pownal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pownal
Price Range: $45 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ladd Brook Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint, country style inn nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains. At Americas Best Value Inn Pownal/Williamstown, your comfort and convenience come first with us. We offer a park-like setting for you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Taconic Mountains and Pownal Valley. Each of our spotless air-conditioned rooms has been furnished with Vermont's own Ethan Allen furniture. Every room has a telephone and cable television. Typically you will find us chatting with guests or in the dining area where we serve our complimentary continental breakfast. We're at the edge of town, close to all area attractions, and we have the peaceful country setting and friendly hospitality you're looking for. We hope you'll stay with us and give us the opportunity to make your visit relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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