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Commodores Inn
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 31, 2012

We recently stayed at the Commodores Inn and found it a very nice place to stay. The rooms were large and comfortable. The food (breakfast and dinner buffet) was very good and much better than expected. And the facilities were good (swimming pool/jacuzzis.) The ‘public spaces’ (lobby/great room w/fire place & large screen tv, game area) were very ‘family’ comfortable. The cookies were a really excellent treat when we returned from skiing. But to me the most important aspect was the friendliness, helpfulness and professionalism of the staff (from the front desk, to the dinning room, to the housekeeping staff.) No request went unanswered and everyone on the staff was willing to go out of their way to satisfy the guests. I would gladly return to the Commodores Inn the next time I am in Stowe.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Spent a great New Year's weekend at Commodores Inn. A lavish breakfast buffet with sausages, bacon, eggs, fruit, pancakes, bagels, cereal, & danish was included with our very reasonable room rate. (menu varies) Cheerful staff promptly accommodated our requests for extra blanket, hair dryer, and help locating misplaced objects. Families were playing board games and enjoying cookies & hot chocolate in the retro main lobby - it felt quite welcoming to return after the day's activities.

My husband, a light sleeper, said he has slept on better mattresses, but I'm a heavy sleeper and didn't notice any difference. The Inn is clean, easy on the budget, and conveniently located a short distance from Stowe center.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you're looking for a place to lie your weary bones after a long day on the mountain, the Commodores Inn is the place for you. If you are looking for new, luxurious, or contemporary accommodations, look elsewhere.

Pros:
1. 7 mile/15 minute drive to Stowe Mountain
2. 3 hot tubs and a pool
3. Free breakfast each morning

Cons:
1. Not within walking distance of any sites, restaurants, bars, or ski locations
2. Hotel does not look like it has been updated since the 1970's

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

This hotel is perfectly located for visiting many places in and around Stowe. The price was right for a weekend getaway (off-season), but the place could certainly use some updating. The decor is 1980s and the bathrooms are just old. However, it was quiet at night, the breakfast was delicious (real maple syrup, of course!) and the staff was cheerful and helpful. It is very close to Ben and Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, the village of Stowe (great restaurants and shops) and of course the mountain for skiing/riding. They were very pet-friendly (we took our golden retriever) and there is an amazing fireplace in the lobby (which, with a push of a button from the front-desk staff, became a beautiful roaring fire for us to sit by and read brochures!) We ate breakfast overlooking the lovely small lake and got a great recommendation for pizza delivery one night when we were tired. It was a perfect jumping-off spot for visiting Stowe.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the restaurant and lounge for quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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CommodoresStowe, Manager at Commodores Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the feed back.

We were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all that the area has to offer within a short proximity to our inn.

I am glad that you found our staff to be helpful and pleasant. We make every effort to make our guest's feel like part of our family from the moment they walk in the door.

Thank you for your feedback in reference to the needed updates. With the economy the way it has been for several years now, our remodeling has been slow, but steady. We have made great strides in improving our guests’ experiences and intend to continue in this trend as we move forward.

Warm Regards - Karen L. Brown

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

If you're on a budget and you don't mind staying in a hotel that is old and tired, stay here. There were several senior travel groups that stayed in the hotel while we were there. The rooms are old, the bedding probably hasn't been replaced in years and the carpet is worn thin. We had to pay a premium because it was during prime time but we will not stay here again. An update to the property would make a world of difference. The only positive is the staff is nice and they set out cookies every afternoon.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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CommodoresStowe, Manager at Commodores Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the feed back. I am sorry that we weren't pleased with your stay and would like to address your concerns.

As with many New England towns, during peak foliage season there are several tour groups that visit our area to enjoy all that Stowe has to offer, just as I am sure you did.

I apologize that you found our inn to appear old and tired. As for the bedding, this was replaced recently and the carpeting is only a year old in all of the public areas and 2 years old in the rooms. With the economy the way it has been for several years now, our remodeling has been slow, but steady. We have made great strides in improving our guests experiences and intend to continue in this trend as we move forward.

I am glad that you found our staff to be helpful and pleasant, as we make every effort to make our guest's feel like part of our family from the moment they walk in the door.

Karen L. Brown

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Reviewed November 23, 2011

This Inn has a good location on the fringe of town, away from some of the busier spots. Nice grounds including a man made lake. Nice patio overlooking the lake.

Room Tip: Accepted our dog without question.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great location from Ben & Jerry's to hot cider donuts at the Cider Mill. Or even VT Teddy Bear factory and many other great places in Shelburn only 1 hour away. We love this place and already have our next trip planned (before we left). Hotel staff is very friendly, food was great and we could tell that they knew many of the other guests around us. Which speaks highly for thier repeat business. Staying at another hotel would make my next trip incomplete! You have to see the cham of this place for yourself.

Room Tip: Rooms 116 + are on the back side with a private parking lot in back. We liked being that close to or...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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commodores, Owner at Commodores Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2011

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We always appreciate whatever feedback that we get. It helps us continue to make sure that all of our guests have a wonderful experience when they visit us. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are here.

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Additional Information about Commodores Inn

Address: 823 S Main St, Stowe, VT 05672-4656
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Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Stowe
Price Range: $111 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Commodores Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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, Shepard's Pie, Clam Chowder, Waldorf Salad, and much more. ... more   less 
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