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"What a pleasant surprise!! Beautiful property, wonderful staff ,excellent suite,, fabulous food! We will return for a much longer stay 😍 Highly recom ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 17 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Champlain Valley Exposition

In suburbs

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Champlain Valley Exposition and 6 miles (10 km) of Saint Michael's College with a stay here. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Lake Champlain and University of Vermont.

Renovated in 2017

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and 6 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Families will appreciate the playground and complimentary bicycles. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free WiFi and a free shopping center shuttle.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 120 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include iPod docks, private yards, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Culinary Queen Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$129* Per night/room Apr 13 - Apr 14

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premiere One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Culinary King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (7) Family (1)
5 out of 5
What a pleasant surprise!! Beautiful property, wonderful staff ,excellent suite,, fabulous food! We will return for a much longer stay 😍 Highly recommend

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 20, 2019 by Essex Reservations

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon.

2 out of 5
Constant motor/ engine sound through the night was awful.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 21, 2019 by Alan B., Front Office Manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at The Essex, we certainly apologize that your stay with us did not live up to both your and our own expectations. We will be sure to share your feedback about our rooms and the noise with our team. We sincerely appreciate you choosing to stay with us, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Sep 13, 2019 by Sarah Craig

Thank you for your rating!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 18, 2019 by Alan B., Front Office Manager

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

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 9, 2018 by Keith M.

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5
Overall Nice stay. Food in Tavern just ok. Several of us complained about the nachos. Got back at 9 pm and room wasn’t cleaned. When contacted front desk they asked what I wanted. I said I would like the room done. Strange question I‘d say.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018

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2 out of 5

Disappointing stay but good food

Pros: Room was not overly crowded, there was a heat lamp in the bathroom, food was very good.
Cons: Have people who care checking people in at the front desk. Fix the little things (remote control, blinds), offer a few healthy alternatives food-wise
Location: We wanted to be near the airport & it is. We did not explore the immediate area because we already had plans.
Food was excellent but the stay was disappointing overall for the price. The room was nothing special. The bathroom had a pedestal sink so there was absolutely nowhere to put my "things." We arrived early and were told by the young lady at the front desk that she would call us as soon as the room was ready. I get that we arrived early and the room was not ready, but when we went back to check, another clerk was now on duty and our room was actually ready. Maybe the room had only just become ready, but it was our general impression that the young lady that checked us in wanted to do only what was required of her and nothing more. The room was clean and was not crowded with furniture, but it took a lot of effort to get one of the blinds to close for privacy and the TV remote did not fully work. When we walked in the main ground floor of our building to get to our room, it smelled as though it used to be a smoking facility at some point in it's past and that stale smell still lingered. For the price, we will not stay there again.

Posted by , from Virginia on Oct 17, 2017

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2 out of 5

50 min wait for breakfast

No massage availability .. long wait for breakfast when most tables empty. $2.50 coffee fee for complimentary lobby coffee for nonovernight guests... in Essex, vt

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 13, 2017 by Diane B.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry to hear that The Spa was full during your visit. The team does everything possible to fit in everyone looking for appointments, but are unfortunately restricted by the number of treatment rooms available. Appointments can be made well in advance however, and we would love to help you secure a massage time before your next stay.

5 out of 5

Great VT Hotel

Pros: This hotel is a full service hotel, pool, spa, restaurant, if you need R&R everything is there, you technically don't have to leave the property.
Cons: bathrooms are small.
Location: As described above
Beautiful Country side Hotel, near shopping, and if you golf there is a lovely golf course. Close to Burlington VT took a lunch cruise of Lake Champlain, walked the beautiful water front, went shopping on Church Street.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Aug 27, 2015

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About the The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

Location 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Property Features

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, and an indoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 7782 square feet (723 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a fitness center, and a steam room are also featured at the family-friendly The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa. A shopping center shuttle, a train station pick-up service, and a train station drop-off service are free. A complete renovation of The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa was completed in July 2017. This Victorian Essex Junction hotel is smoke free.

  • 120 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 7782 sq ft of conference space
  • 723 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1989
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: Burlington Intl. Airport (BTV) (11.2 km / 7 mi)
  • Train station: Essex Junction-Burlington Station (3.8 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up and shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle and area shuttle within 25 miles available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa offers 120 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Essex Junction hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Tavern - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Junction - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a steam room, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Spa at The Essex has 10 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 10
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 27.56 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 19.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10.00 per person (one-way)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Essex Resort
  • Essex Resort Essex Junction
  • Essex Vermont’s Culinary Resort Essex Junction
  • Essex Vermont’s Culinary Resort
  • Essex Vermont’s Culinary Essex Junction
  • Essex Vermont’s Culinary
  • The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa Hotel
  • The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa Essex Junction
  • The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa Hotel Essex Junction

You should know

  • The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.