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The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

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70 Essex Way, Essex, VT 05452-3383
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Nestled on 18 acres between the vistas of the Green Mountains and the splendor of Lake Champlain, The Essex is Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. The Essex is a true destination, offering a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, cooking classes in the J.K. Adams and Chef's Kitchens of Cook Academy, and our two award-winning restaurants-- all of which perfectly complement our classic accommodations.The Essex is the premier choice for your next group event and is the perfect Vermont wedding destination for dozens of happy couples tying the knot each year. From our own Vermont Tennis Vacations to our wine list, ranked among the best in the world, The Essex offers you an experience unlike any other resort in New England. ...a true Recipe for Relaxation.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
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Donald W wrote a review 16 Oct
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Classic example of calling something resort and spa to puff up the room rates. The room - closet maybe, maybe, 36 inches wide. Bathroom - bathtub with slick marble tiles surround (extremely slick when wet) and no soap dish, no grab bar. That is inexcusable. The sink a pedestal type, almost no room for toiletries, GFCI maybe 12 inches, maybe, from the sink and no hooks for hair iron or hair dryer. I cannot imagine it is up to code, GFCI's do fail at times. Dinner - good starters, Brussels sprouts very good and the same with onion rings. The entrees were terrible. Was asked indoor or out and chose out. It smelled musty, poorly lit, more like a campsite pavilion (with a very well made roof) than a 'resort'. Was told that we had to make reservations and give information like phone number as / State regulations. No other restaurant in Vermont that we ate at was doing that. I could go on and on but if an employer is paying then what the heck but 415 $ gross room expense for one night was ridiculous. It wasn't high season and it's outside of Burlington VT not downtown Nashville or Bethesda Maryland. And at 415 / night at that location there should not be restrictions on room services, not by a long shot. And lastly the wi fi was out on Thursday morning. Crazy, crazy, crazy that it wasn't handled better, there were small business conferences scheduled that day, business people that had work to do, etc. Don't say I didn't warn you. Resort and Spa = dig deep in your wallet.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Aric wrote a review Jul 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York12 contributions9 helpful votes
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The Essex is always a wonderful and peaceful vacation destination. This is something for everyone. The rooms are spacious and the hospitality is always top notch. The spa brings nothing but relaxation and peace of mind. They have done well with the current limitations to make this still one of the best experiences one can have on a vacation getaway.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alan Barlow, Guest Services / Front Office at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Responded 2 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again!
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SandraKD wrote a review 10 Oct
Long Island, New York12 contributions5 helpful votes
For a visit to Burlington, it was a choice between The Essex and Green Mountain Suites. I wish I had gone with the latter at least I would have been closer to downtown. The Essex was underwhelming and we just didn't connect with it. For the nightly rate they charged, I had higher expectations, perhaps a bit more luxurious vibe. This was our first pet friendly stay. We chose a studio. Our room was on the first floor right near the entrance. Made it easy to walk the dog but also not as quiet. The kitchen portion was nice but the rest of the room, nothing special. Bath tub was generic. Blow dryer basic. Only one robe, we were two people. The bed was comfy, good night sleep! Our interactions with staff were minimal...there didn't seem to be much staff around. I used the pool & hot tub once. No complaints. The pool locker room was lackluster. We ate at the Tavern since Junction was closed. The beer specials were good. The food was okay enough, nothing memorable. That's just it...this place is not memorable. I expected to be wowed and I wasn't. Did not participate in any of culinary activities nor the Spa. I cancelled my spa appt because I feared it would be disappointing as well. We checked out a night early. Thankfully they let us do so without penalty.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Sandra, We are saddened to hear of your disappointment with your stay. We want every guest to have a positive experience, and we are disappointed that we did not succeed in our goals. We have shared your concerns with the leadership team, so they can be assessed. We hope you will accept our apologies, and we look forward to another opportunity to make it up to you.
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Rita T wrote a review 10 Oct
35 contributions22 helpful votes
This is a very unique hotel with lots of amenities We enjoyed our room , walking around to see all the pool, spa , fire pits and more. Very friendly staff. We went to dinner at the Junction which was spot on. Wanted to do the cooking class but it didn’t line up with our dates. The only downfall is our bed in room 307 needs to be relaxed :)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t choose room 307 unless they get a new mattress :)
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Rita, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Essex Resort. We love knowing how pleased you were with our many amenities. Thank you for highlighting your dinner at the Junction and we hope during your next visit you are able to join us for one of our cooking classes. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our leadership team. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will return any time your travels bring you this way.
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CiscoKid_Denver wrote a review 8 Oct
Denver, Colorado9 contributions
Don’t stay here if you want a good night’s sleep! The sheets are like sandpaper. I had to lay towels on top of the sheets because they were so scratchy. I called the manager but got no response - poor customer service. I would have love to have talked with them. No clue how they got a 4 star rating!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Property Management, Owner at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay. We value your feedback very much. Furthermore, we apologize for the concerns you experienced with the sheets. Your review has been shared with our leadership team. Our goal is to provide our guests with the best in hospitality and hope to speak with you further about your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$141 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include ArtHound Gallery (0.6 km), Essex Outlets (0.6 km), and Essex Family Fun & Entertainment Center (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junction, The Tavern, and Black Flannel Brewing Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.