Room 1014 October 2nd - 9th. Considering the cost of other hotels and rental properties in the Burlington area this was the best deal we could find.
The Good: the service here was very good. The guy who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. Out first room had several wasps in it and we were quickly switched to an adjacent room, sans wasps. The pool and hot tub were welcome treats, expecially for our 1-year old who spend a good portion of the vacation in the car seat. The grounds were neat despite the near-record rainfall earlier in the year. The breakfast was very filling and most items were rotated daily. It's located just off the interstate and there are several restaurants, grocery stores, and a shopping center nearby. There's a state police station right by the hotel, in case you want to get some photo ops with Super Trooper references. The gym is a nice bonus to work off all the Vermont craft beer and maple syrup. We asked for a pack-n-play nad it came with a sheet and blanket which worked for an extra pad. Our room was less a minute's walk to the main building for meals and the pool.
The Bad: I do home maintenance so I noticed a lot of cosmetic issues with the room. If this were an apartment I would pass it over but it works for a week-long visit. The room could have been cleaned better, especially the air duct grates that are at floor level. The rooms are definitely not designed with a mobile baby in mind. We had to move furniture and use luggage to block of potential hazzards like the fireplace glass. If you intend to visit the downtown area frequently you have a bunch of driving involved. We noticed some wiring issues in the kitchen and the plumbing under the sink leaked.
Overall it was a good place for a weeks stay in the area, but a little more can get you something cleaner and closer to downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonesta ES Burlington, VT has all you need to rest, work and play. Located just a short distance from Burlington International Airport, this upscale, extended-stay hotel in Burlington, VT offers spacious suites with full kitchens, free wireless Internet, a heated indoor pool & whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center (guests also enjoy access and classes at the nearby Sports Edge fitness facility) and a complimentary daily breakfast buffet. A short drive to Stowe, Sugarbush and Smuggler's Notch, it's easy to enjoy four seasons of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, skiing and skating. Cruise Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen or the Lake Champlain Ferries, or visit ECHO Lake Aquarium, Shelburne Farms, and the Ethan Allen Homestead instead. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Burlington/Williston Hotel Williston
- Residence Inn Williston
- Williston Residence Inn