We decided to take a last minute road trip to Stowe. After researching on-line we settled on the Commodore for price and reviews here and other sites.
We booked their last king room but when we arrived they put us in a room with two double beds. Not only was it NOT what we booked, but it had a very strong stale smell, something that seems to be unique to some hotel/motel rooms. I went to the desk and at first the clerk said the website where I booked the room probably had it wrong but then she started looking at her computer and found us a king room. It was fine and did not have that strong stale smell.
We went out to their patio area where they have a large man-made pond. A group of men were sailing remote controlled sail boats and that was interesting to watch. Kayaks, canoes and a row boat are available for free and many people took advantage of that.
There are two pool, outdoor and indoor but we did not use them.
We had dinner in the restaurant and it was good. I thought a continental breakfast was included but found out we would have to pay $10 for a buffet. We ate in town.
The hot air balloon festival was held the weekend we were there and I think that despite that, when hotel booking may be difficult to get, we were charged a fair price.
Although I felt the front desk staff could have been more welcoming and friendly, we would consider staying here again. But, probably next time we may try a place in the village or along the Mountain Road.
Oh! I almost forgot. If you do not like staying at a place that accepts animals, this may not be the place for you. Many people brought dogs of all sizes. They were all very well behaved, but we know some people may be turned off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spend your next vacation at our peaceful 30-acre lakeside setting at the edge of historic Stowe Village. Featuring modern comfort with country charm, the Commodores Inn has all the amenities you need to make your visit to Stowe a memorable one. All guest rooms are non-smoking, and pet friendly rooms are available by request. We invite you to join us in our Lighthouse Bar & Grill featuring traditional New England favorites including our Chef's famous coconut chicken, sesame beef tips, salads, pastas, vegetables, seafood, beef, poultry and vegetarian specialties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Commodores Hotel Stowe
- Commodores Inn Stowe, Vermont