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Mattresses were horrible, bed creaking with every move. Sheets for the pullout seemed dirty, desk staff and waitstaff took forever.

The restaurant was nice. Great beer on tap for a nightcap. Cafe at check in nice as well. Restaurant was very expensive and understaffed.

No available appointments for spa and restaurant They charged me twice for my room

The room was in mediocre condition with outdated fixtures and fittings. Service was unacceptable from the front desk. The gentleman at the front desk was doing what he could, but it was clear the hotel was very short-staffed. There was no bellman available when we we checking out, and I had to do all of it by myself. The one bright spot was the dining room; our food for a dinner and a breakfast was very good. The hotel needs to take a long look at itself and consider how it plans to remain competitive in the market.

Very clean and friendly staff. Please read the fine print, we paid an additional $72 in fees for 2 days. Additionally they had a flyer advertising live music in the Atrium, we went and were promptly removed by the staff indicating it was only for restaurant patrons with reservations, BUT this was not on the flyer.....did not feel welcome....

Spacious rooms and spa was beautiful and relaxing.

Food at restaurant was mediocre. Service at front desk was inefficient and slow. Glasses from other guests not picked up in a timely fashion. With very few exceptions staff were not service orientated.

The Essex is an entity in itself, offering outdoor activities, a spa as well as facilities such as two restaurants. Suitable for families and couples, it’s location is close enough to Burlington while still offering the peace & quiet of the countryside. Our room was large and comfortable.

At the tavern they need to service people better There always in the back Waited to be serviced a glass of wine. No one at the bar Seated my self for breakfast no one there where a serviced walked by I had to ask him to take my order

It is a decent place for the price. There is nothing luxurious about it but no major complaints either. It is located perfectly for things to do in Burlington area.

The room was very clean and well thought out. Unfortunately the property is showing its age. Wallpaper peeling in a few places, drywall joints cracked and several of the lights did not work. On the positive side, the pool was very nice and the food was fantastic in the Tavern.

This is a great spot. The property is stunning and the location is convenient. The room was decorated in a fun baking theme. There is coffee and pastries at the front desk and two restaurants on the premises. We went to the tavern twice. It has great upscale bar food and an impressive beer list. Be warned though- they will charge you an additional $22/day “resort fee” on top of whatever you paid orbitz. I must have missed that fine print. $$$

Popular among an older clientele, the hotel was peaceful in a natural setting.

Very nice gem of a hotel in northwestern VT. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the grounds, the room, and the food. The Cheddar Mac was wonderful! I would have liked a spa treatment but I had not booked an appointment in advance, which is my fault. The spa building seemed nice when I went in and inquired. I liked how there were real coffee mugs in the room. An area for improvement was that I noticed the room cleaning staff coming down hallways looking at and using smart phones instead of greeting visitors.

Essex Way Essex Junction VT

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Champlain Valley Exposition, The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Saint Michael's College. This 120-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: The Tavern specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner; Junction offers relaxing garden views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/cafe. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include iPod docks, private yards, and refrigerators.


Property features

At The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a gym. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 10.00 per person one-way, as well as an area shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and concierge services. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a steam room, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Culinary King

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Culinary Double Queen

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Everyone (25) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (5) Other (1)
2
Family

Mattresses were horrible, bed creaking with every move. Sheets for the pullout seemed dirty, desk staff and waitstaff took forever.

By , from Amherst on Aug 12, 2022

5
Family

The restaurant was nice. Great beer on tap for a nightcap. Cafe at check in nice as well. Restaurant was very expensive and understaffed.

By on Apr 26, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 27, 2022

David, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad you enjoyed our beer selection and took advantage of it by indulging in a nightcap; it's an excellent spot to relax after a long day. We are continually striving to improve our guest experience, and we appreciate you letting us know about your experience. We hope that we can welcome you back to The Essex Resort in the future.

2
Everyone

No available appointments for spa and restaurant They charged me twice for my room

By on Mar 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 23, 2022

Alester, thank you for taking the time to share about your stay. We are grateful to learn from comments like yours. It is apparent that we missed several opportunities to create the enjoyable stay you anticipated. We have noted your comments regarding your bill and will relay them to the appropriate team to review. We understand the frustration this caused and appreciate your patience. During this time of year, the spa and restaurants are open, with a modified schedule. We are disappointed we missed the opportunity to have you enjoy these experiences. We hope to have another chance to welcome you on a future visit.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 25, 2021

2
Partner Couples

The room was in mediocre condition with outdated fixtures and fittings. Service was unacceptable from the front desk. The gentleman at the front desk was doing what he could, but it was clear the hotel was very short-staffed. There was no bellman available when we we checking out, and I had to do all of it by myself. The one bright spot was the dining room; our food for a dinner and a breakfast was very good. The hotel needs to take a long look at itself and consider how it plans to remain competitive in the market.

By on Aug 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you for staying with us. We are disappointed our hotel did not meet your standards. Guest reviews are imperative to our success, your feedback has been shared with our leadership team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back one day and provide you with an excellent experience.

4
Everyone

By on Jun 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2021

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

3
Family

Very clean and friendly staff. Please read the fine print, we paid an additional $72 in fees for 2 days. Additionally they had a flyer advertising live music in the Atrium, we went and were promptly removed by the staff indicating it was only for restaurant patrons with reservations, BUT this was not on the flyer.....did not feel welcome....

By on Apr 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. Your experience in the Atrium was certainly not how we wanted you to feel at our Resort and we have made adjustments to our communications to clarify that weekly live music is available through Atrium seating by reservation only with the Tavern, I am very sorry this was not clear during your stay as our program should have been more clear. Our Resort Fee is a daily charge of $26 plus tax per night and should be included in your total quote for your reservation at booking. We are happy to hear you found our facilities clean and staff friendly. We hope you will consider another visit in the future to see that your experience is not a typical experience, nor the one we wished for you to have.

5
Partner Couples

Spacious rooms and spa was beautiful and relaxing.

By on Feb 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452
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