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Bennington Motor Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location was in historic part of Bennington. The furnishing were from the 60’s. The parking was very tight on a hillside slope! Tiny narrow stairs to get to room on 1st floor! Nice and friendly staff. Breakfast is get and go in the tiny office space! Wall air conditioning, a musty smell, and tiny bathroom finish the authentic look of an older hotel!

We booked this hotel through TripAdvisor after reading positive reviews from most previous guests. On the positive side, it is well placed to walk to restaurants and the town's museum and is clean. What disappointed us most was the lack of warmth in the welcome and the lack of generosity in providing such comforts as coffee in the reception area. There was coffee in the room but only enough for one cup each - any more would have to be purchased at the office for 50c a pack. Basic toiletries were provided but the quality was poor. We paid over 130 dollars for one night through Trip Advisor and would have expected a better standard.

This is my second stay at this hotel, the last one a year ago. On that stay, I had a second floor room. The room at that time was acceptable. Last time, I was here alone but this time brought my wife. Big Mistake. This time we were in a downstairs room which was much smaller. The beds were sadly in need of new mattresses. These were saggy and uncomfortable. Overall, while clean enough, the room was just uncomfortable. It was too small for the furniture and the overall impression was of disrepair. Some repairs to woodwork had been attempted but were badly amateurish. On the good side, the owners live on the property and are very accommodating and the price is certainly right.

First time in bennington Vermont. Read reviews on trip advisor and decided to give it a shot. It's an old time motel. It has all the amenities, WiFi, coffee pot in room, continental breakfast. We read a few reviews about the breakfast not being good. I don't know what those people eat for breakfast but it was very good. Cereal, juice, pastries and fruit. More than enough. Chairs outside your room on porch. Rooms are small but more than adequate. Mattresses are comfortable. What more can you ask for.

Nice stay in downtown Bennington. Our room was on the second floor, with a long deck and chairs outside each room. Breakfast was truly continental, and you brought your food back to your room or ate on the deck.

Rode down with 8 bikers all couples, I stayed at this hotel which was very clean.We had continental breakfast nothing big you just walk in to the reception and the breakfast is right there, bagels, fruits, cereal and coffee, nothing big it is more like you grab and go breakfast. I had a fresh toasted bagel with butter and coffee, my husband had cereal with tea. He was looking for hot chocolate, but they didn't have that. This hotel is walking distance to town. If you are riding your motorcycle the parking is in a bit of an uphill, just make sure your bike does not go back when parking it. Put it on first gear and keep the brakes on when in neutral. The bike will go back. the parking is a slanted uphill. Overall we will be going back.

This is definitely a throwback to an earlier era. Some may call it "dated" but I think there is a certain retro/colonial charm to the place, I can't remember the last time I stayed at a place with actual metal room keys, but I liked it. It is adequately clean and there are no glaring deficiencies when it comes to maintenance or amenities. The décor is rather feminine but I didn't mind. There is a nice view from the upper deck, but the walkway is somewhat narrow and people will be walking in front of your room, perfectly able to see in your windows unless you keep the drapes closed. Other than slightly lacking privacy, I can't think of anything bad about the place. Even thought I was solo I could see this place being good for couples or families, with the large room sizes.

I visited the Inn with a large group of motorcyclist from Michigan. It was very clean and the owners were great. They did a wonderful job of getting our group comfortable and were very hospitable. I would stay there again.

When we visit Bennington we only stay here. Locally owned and operated and they are extremely friendly and courteous. Free wifi and the signal is strong. Rooms are cleaned very quickly and thoroughly. Although there is free breakfast offered you'll probably need to go out but they do have cereal, coffee and fruit. This isn't a modern chain hotel but that isn't the point. Come here for the quaint local service and a friendly place to stay.

The rooms are a good size. Beds are comfortable. And, although the building structure is dated, they spruced up the room. But, the toilet is tiny to fit into the small bathroom. The price was decent. The location qas great...within 2 miles of the Bennington monument, Old Church, and the Bennington museum. We would stay here if in the area again.

143 West Main Street Bennington VT

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Bennington Motor Inn places you within a 10-minute stroll of Bennington Museum and Bennington Arts Guild Gallery. This 16-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Bennington and also close to Old First Congregational Church and Bennington Battle Monument.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 16 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also standard.

Property features

At Bennington Motor Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

2 Bedroom Unit

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 117 reviews