Burlington is the largest city in the state of Vermont. This college town, home to the University of Vermont, is known for its progressive style and proximity to Lake Champlain and the nearby Adirondack and Green Mountains. The city is home to beautiful parks that welcome long relaxing walks through the natural beauty of New England. Visitors may choose from bed and breakfasts, inexpensive motels, or moderately priced Burlington hotels. Breathtaking waterfront lodging is also available.
Visit the Flynn Center for Performing Arts on Main Street in Burlington. Home to the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the auditorium can seat over 1,000 visitors and regularly hosts musical events, workshops, and theatrical performances.
Visit The Skinny Pancake, a unique restaurant where everything on the menu is a crepe creation. Try savory crepes filled with lamb and feta, or vegetarian options with beans or spinach.
The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is near many hotels in Burlington and features ever-changing touring exhibits featuring native flora and fauna, especially frogs. Visit the 70 animal species, and participate in the many interactive exhibits.
The Church Street area contains many stores like Eddie Bauer conveniently near several hotels, while Burlington Town Center has familiar stores like Macy's in an indoor shopping center. Along the waterfront area are small, local specialty stores like the World Store that features international fair trade goods.
Burlington is home to The University of Vermont Catamounts. The University sponsors men's and women's basketball, cross country, ice hockey, and field hockey.
North Star is an independent hotel, built probably back in the days, 1950's and 1960's when people began to travel more. Only minor improvements have been made since then. The room had a Westinghouse flat screen TV, but that's about the only change we could see. The door locks still use metal keys instead of more modern swipe cards. The beds were too soft, indicating the mattresses haven't been replaced in a long time. Continental breakfast is not available until 7:30 and consists of a limited selection of food purchased at the local Price Chopper. So why am I giving this a "Yes" in the "Recommend to a friend" category? It is inexpensive and convenient, right on route 7.
The place is nice and clean. The halls are wide. The parking garage is a little contorted, but you can figure out where you are going eventually. Also, when we went, Cherry Street was closed, so it was a little difficult to unload - there was a special event going on for a few hours. Not normally a problem. We didn't use the gym or pool or eat at the restaurant. However, food is only from earlier in the morning til 10, then not again until 4 or 5 (which is why we didn't get room service).
good hotel, good location, near highway, near airport, near mall, restaurants, continental breakfast was not gourmet but good
We stayed here for two nights and the room was quite spacious and comfortable. Everything was very clean and the check-in and check-out was easy. Would definately stay here again.