BEST WESTERN Hotel Bennington,  Bennington

4.0/5  - based on 431 guest reviews.
220 Northside Drive, 05201-1723, Bennington, United States - See map
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This charming Bennington, Vermont hotel provides convenient access to Bennington College and several local ski resorts. 100% Non Smoking Rooms Discover the beauty and serenity of southern Vermont while staying at the BEST WESTERN Bennington. This Bennington hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers as it offers convenient access to a variety of corporate locations as well as local attractions including Bennington College, Southwest Vermont Medical Center and the Bennington Battlefield Monument. Each well-appointed guest room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. The BEST WESTERN Bennington also offers rooms with hydro-massage tubs. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full hot breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, business center with some business services and meeting space accommodating up to 40 people. Just minutes away, hotel guests can spend the day looking through one of many antique or craft shops or visit the beautiful Covered Bridges. Take a short drive to several ski resorts within 30 miles of the hotel. Guests traveling on business will appreciate being close to locations such as NSK Steering Systems, Energizer and US Tsubaki. Other nearby attractions include Norman Rockwell, Bennington Museum, the Old First Church, Lincoln's Hildene, and Manchester Center Shopping 25 miles. The friendly staff at the BEST WESTERN Bennington is ready to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing stay in Bennington, Vermont. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 5
    « Nice Motel »

    I traveled to Vermont last weekend with a group of 6. We had a wonderful stay at this motel. The rate was excellent...it was close to rt. 7 and 7a...the breakfast was just what we needed and the staff was friendly. The rooms were good size. We had 3 rooms all with adjoining doors. Great for a ladies weekend! Our rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable.

    3
    « Needs a Refresh »

    When we made our reservations last winter, this was a Best Western Plus; since then, it has been downgraded to just Best Western, and we could certainly understand why. The rooms need a refresh of all fabrics ? bed coverings, curtains, upholstery, and carpet. With age, fabrics take on odors, and it's just time to change these. Otherwise, the room appeared to be as clean as housekeeping could make it. The room was comfortable with king bed, sofa, desk, TV, and luggage rack. The bathroom was clean too. Breakfast was in a small space for the number of guests, but everyone considerately moved through the room trying not to keep others from their desired options. I must remark that the Best Westerns had the best waffles of any chain hotel on our trip. Hot and cold items were available as well as coffee and juice. We found enough nourishment to start the day. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The ice machine was broken, but no one ever seemed put out when guests requested ice. They had to fill the guest bucket from the kitchen which added work for them. The Best Western in Bennington was ok for a one-night stay on the road. For the price we paid relative to the area, the value was fine. I was very happy that my request was honored for a room with no room above it.

    4
    « Southern Vermont »

    Very good facilities, including laundry. Breakfast was good, too. The room was rather basic, but clean and comfortable. Quite convenient for visiting the local attractions, such as the Museum and the Battle Monument.

    5
    « A huge surprise »

    We didn't have a big expectations for this hotel both when booking it and first driving up but it is a very good hotel. The room was nice and clean as were reception and the breakfast area. We thought there would be a good deal of noise due to the Price Chopper behind it but that was ok. Breakfast in the morning was awesome. We could not have asked for anything more.

    2
    « Very disappointing »

    While customer service was fine, our room reeked of smoke, and I used to smoke and am not sensitive, but this was gross! Further the room was dated and the bathroom was grotty. I realize it is not a five star hotel, but in this day and age one would at least expect a non-smoking room to not smell like an ash tray. Unfortunately, we arrived late and before I realized the state of the room it was too late to make changes.. would not recommend.. at least not the room we stayed in

    4
    « It's an Alright Place »

    We stayed for one night at this hotel. The front desk staff was polite and attentive. The room was clean and quiet with a well working AC. They provide a breakfast buffet in the morning with a waffle maker. Can't go wrong with a waffle maker! All in all, not a bad place to stay.

    3
    « Noisy Night »

    There aren't very many motels to choose from in Bennington Vermont. This particular property is very old and in dire need of updating. It reminds me of the old motor lodge style motel back in the day. The mattresses squeaked and were worn out and not conducive to a good nights rest. Furthermore, when the toilets were flushed it sounded like an explosion going off in the bathroom. During the night the guests on the second floor probably flushed five times, waking me each time. And then there was the traffic noise. Our room was less than 50 feet from the main roadway in front. Even with the air-conditioning or heater running and a table top fan, we could still hear the traffic. The breakfast area is extremely tiny; so tiny in fact that we did not bother to use that service. Again it looks like this breakfast area was an afterthought and not part of the original plan.

    3
    « More of a Motel than a Hotel . . . and please get rid of the bedspreads! »

    We often stay at Best Westerns in other cities. This was set up more as a Motel with separate outside entrances to each room. One needed to walk outdoors (mostly under covered porches) to get to breakfast. Nicole at the desk was very helpful and efficient. We had a view from the porch over the buildings of the monument in bennington. The room appeared to be clean, unfortunately this motel still uses bedspreads as opposed to the layered sheets with a strip of decorative fabric. I am always a little nervous about bedspreads, because I am concerned that they may not be washed after each guest. Unfortunately my fears were realized when I pulled back the spread and found some type of crusty residue on the underside of the bed spread. Nicole was right on it, she had to leave the desk and go to the laundry but she came to our room quickly with a clean bedspread.

    5
    « Exceptional customer service »

    I did not actually stay at the Best Western but wanted to provide a favorable comment for the way they handled a reservation I failed to cancel. I noticed that there was a charge to my credit card and found that I had failed to cancel a reservation. I called the hotel about one hour after the time to cancel and ask if they could provide any relief on the one night charge for not showing for a guaranteed reservation. The next day I received a call that they were only going to charge me a late cancellation fee much less than one night's stay. They legally did not have to do this and I appreciate that they cared enough about a customer to minimize the penalty for not canceling a reservation. Thanks Best Western of Bennington

    5
    « Great stay! »

    We stayed at this best western during a family trip from New York to Boston. We are a 4 people party, we stayed in a room with 2 quinn beds. The room was spacious, the beds were big enough for 2 people and comfortable. The staff was very nice and helpful, the breakfast was good. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this place to others.

  • 3
    « average »

    This was a nice hotel but the breakfast area was crowded. Yes they have another room to sit and eat which was helpful. If you are looking for creamer for your coffee it's under the counter.by the waffle machine. All and all the hotel is nice. It's not a pet friendly hotel.

    3
    « Adequate »

    As a one stop sleep over, this was fine. Receptionist booked me in although we early. Grab n go breakfast was not available although had specifically asked for. Walmart and some other type shops directly behind n a couple of fast food stops walkable but car needed to access main restaurants. Bit tired in places but clean n tidy.

    3
    « Sticker shock here »

    The receptionist was very nice and I realize she was just the messenger...because this was "leaf" season in Vermont they hiked the room rate to $250.00/night for an old hotel, old, tired room with a jacuzzi that did not work. Normally I would not pay those prices for mediocre accommodations but we were tired and hungry. I was certainly put off by gigging the tourists....

    3
    « NEED UPDATING »

    We have stayed at the Best Western a few times, but its been about 3 years since our last visit. The décor and facilities are definitely getting old. We stayed in the upstairs rooms this visit and it just wasn't up to standard. The room had that old musty smell and the Recliner looked like it belonged on a front porch of a broken down back woods homestead. Breakfast was good and the room was clean, I just don't think its worth the money when there are other alternatives in Bennington.

    2
    « Too far from shopping and restaurants »

    The motel desperately needs updating...an old style motor lodge type motel set right on the road next to Wal-mart...not really very Vermonty. We had wanted to stay closer to Main Street, but this was the closest hotel. The front desk staff was nice, but overall it was rather dumpy...wouldn't stay here again.

    5
    « Hotel »

    This motel is within walking distance to many restaurants. The room that I slept in, had a king-size bed. Breakfast is served in the lobby, and there is also a gift shop in the lobby. I also sat on the porch.

    2
    « Worst Breakfast EVER!! »

    Very little good food. But, if you like sweets for breakfast, I guess it's acceptable. The air conditioner had to be on all night duet humidity and was very loud. It never powered down. The room was clean but don't expect much else.

    5
    « This property gets it right »

    Sometimes hotels just get it right and this property does. The check in was easy and pleasant, and the room was clean and well appointed. I was upgraded to a suite and, upon finding the room, noticed the room next door had 4 lively teenagers in it. I returned the front office and asked for another room, a request that was promptly granted. Much appreciated! Breakfast had a nice selection. I booked the property primarily because the pool was still open. Water was fairly warm and there were ample chairs and tables for sitting and reading. Checkout went well. No complaints!

    4
    « Best Western Bennington, Bennington, VERMONT »

    Room was good, bed comfortable, everything worked as it should. Breakfast area was clean, food choices varied and quality was excellent. Pool area well-kept, water clean and nice temperature. Staff were courteous and professional, Maids saw us leave for breakfast and leaped into action - our room was done by the time we returned within the hour. I acknowledge and agree that this page of my survey will be provided to TripAdvisor and may be published on a TripAdvisor website. I consent that as a part of this process, my name and email address will be shared with TripAdvisor for purposes of associating my review with an individual TripAdvisor account. I certify that this review is my genuine opinion of this hotel, and that I have no personal or business affiliation with this establishment, and have not been offered any incentive or payment originating from the establishment to write this review.

    5
    « Taking my daughter to college »

    This is a clean nice hotel. The people are very friendly and helpful. We staied a week and did not have any issues. I gave a 5 do to the people mainly. Again the rooms are clean i would stay here again

  • 4
    « Excellent for the price »

    We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western in Bennington. The room was comfortable and parking near it was easy to find. The room was spacious enough for our family of four. We especially liked the pool which was decent sized and easily accessible. It was thoroughly enjoyed after a long day of driving. We also liked the location of the motel in that there was an ice cream stand and Dunkin Donuts right across the street. We stayed for just one evening on our way to Maine but we enjoyed our stay in Vermont at the Best Western Bennington.

    4
    « Clean and quiet, but a bit pricey »

    We needed a place to stay for a night en route from New Hampshire to home in Maryland. We were there only briefly, arriving at 9 pm and leaving the next morning by 8 am. The room was surprisingly large. We had two queen beds and a couch, enough space for our family of four. The extra sink outside of the toilet/shower area was a nice touch, allowing one family member to brush his/her teeth while another showered. The breakfast was fine, with yogurt, eggs, toast, danish and the like. We didn't use the pool or the exercise room but they looked clean and fine. My only negative: the room was a bit pricey for a Best Western..we usually spend less than $130 a night.

    4
    « Very nice hotel, don't expect to use your mobile phone »

    Very nice hotel, room and property was kept very clean. Very nice solar heated pool. My only complaints were that the Breakfast was not quite up to the usual fare that I have had at other Best Western hotels, and the Mobile Phone service was quite inadequate.

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    The Staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was great and everything was in perfect working order. Should we return to the area we would definitely stay again. WE will recommend the hotel to anyone travelling in the area.

    5
    « An enjoyable stopover »

    Spent one night here and will stay here again if in the area. Accommodations were nice, staff was nice, Breakfast and seating were a disappointment. However, their recommendation for supper was great.

    3
    « Good stay »

    Staff very friendly and complimentary breakfast selections very good. Room spacious with frig, desk and recliner. Room clean and comfortable but time for pillow refresh - flat and firm Close to covered bridges and short ride to downtown. Older hotel but well kept.

    4
    « Enjoy the view »

    Best Western Bennington is a nice hotel and I enjoyed having a nice view of the monument that is just outside of town. The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable and the breakfast is tasty. The front desk staff was ok, very business-like, no frill.

    4
    « Clean & quiet »

    We got a good night's sleep in a comfy bed. Large room, and no complaints about the cleanliness. We enjoyed a dip in the outdoor pool. Standard breakfast, well stocked with good coffee. Would stay again.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    This is an older motel but the room was remodeled and clean. Had a frig and microwave and comfortable beds. The women at the desk was very helpful trying to find directions to a restaurant I was looking for. Enjoyed staying in a park at the door motel instead of a hotel for a change.

    3
    « Suite Leaves Plenty to be Desired »

    The hotel is selling this room as a suite. They are charging top dollar for a room with a small Jacuzzi tub and a shower that is no bigger than ones in RVs. The toilet was basically in a closet. Other than having additional space in the room, there were no special amenities in order to warrant the charge or calling it a suite.

  • 3
    « Best Western, Bennington »

    I'm partial to Best Western for its value, but the Bennington BW disappointed on aesthetics. Rooms were clean, bed was comfortable, but it looked like a mom-and-pop motel -- maybe a Travelodge -- that had snuck into the chain without meeting the usual criteria. Rooms were painted overly bright colors, breakfast room was half the size of usual. No interior halls. Everything else was up to snuff. Nothing really bad, but for the same # stars, I'd try another chain up there.

    5
    « Fantastic place to stay.. »

    Give this place a rate of 10 plus it was a beautiful place with a king size bed, a pool to swim in and a great tv... we had great customer service by all of the staff there... Very helpful.. I would stay there again.. A market price chopper around the corner and walmart also to shop at lower taxed charged Lower gas price to fill up on.. Great food in the morning a full breakfast ... U name it we had it there...

    4
    « Suprised »

    This place could use for more smiles, but It's a wonderful spot and was pleasantly surprised at the size of our room for the price paid. We were expecting a room with 2 queen beds the typical hotel room and this place had extra floor space and included a pullout loveseat with coffee table. It was double the size of a normal room.

    5
    « Comfortable »

    We have stayed at this hotel many times both with and without the Harley and enjoyed every one. Good breakfast and comfortable beds. I believe they remodelled in the last year or two and improved all the rooms. Great deal for the money.

    4
    « Nice hotel! »

    We stayed for one night. The bed was comfortable, the staff very friendly & the rooms were very clean. Breakfast was free. It was very good & there was a nice selection to choose from We're staying there again on our way back home. Would definitely recommend!

    5
    « Clean, comfortable and large rooms! »

    I stayed with my family for one night. I had read the reviews and they were spot on. The rooms were very clean, beds are comfortable, large rooms! The location is in walking distance to a pizza place, ice cream shop and can walk over to Walmart. The views are beautiful surrounding the hotel with giant mountains. The front desk is very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was very tasty and constantly being replenished. There was just one problem, the wifi was terrible. Despite that I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Best Western Plus for a reason! »

    Stayed here two nights with 4 other couples on a motorcycle trip. Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff, and all the amenities you need. Fridge, microwave, safe and coffeemaker in room. Beds and pillows comfortable. Nice breakfast in the mornings. Quite a walk to downtown and Old Bennington but do-able. It rained while we were here but we dodged the rained and visited Hemmings Motor News auto display--free and well worth the visit. Bennington Monument very nice.

    5
    « Loved it! »

    The room was clean and spacious! The grounds were quiet. The staff was friendly. My pre-teen boys loved the breakfast. I was happy to find soy milk in the refrigerator for my cereal and coffee. The staff was great at recommending places to see. The gift shop was cute and the Maple syrup was more affordable there than in other places.

    4
    « Nice quiet stay »

    The room was clean and well appointed. (Mini fridge and microwave) the grounds are pretty and quiet. There are picnic tables under shade trees. There is a dairy bar right across the street that serves ice cream and burgers. Also, a Walmart within a short walk. It's a bit pricey but there's not too many hotels around so that's to be expected. I had a nice stay.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    this hotel is very well located for shopping and restaurants. It is a bit close to the road so there is some noise. The cleaning staff is good a bit pushy when trying to get in they do not give time they sit and wait or just knock on the door a few times. Most of the staff is very pleasant. there is one lady that is not very friendly and hardly smiles. the beds are very very comfortable. some of the rooms I have stayed in have a musty wet smell to them I have actually gone and bought spray to help the smell. Over all it is fairly good.

  • 4
    « Good value »

    King bed was comfortable, great checkout staff. Coffee at Breakfast could have been stronger, my only concern. No issues, great location and AAA discount. Quiet, clean and large parking lot. My second stay at this hotel.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel in Bennington »

    The hotel grounds were lovely, The landscaping was beautiful and there was an attractive pool area. There were also a couple of inviting picnic tables. Our room was on the small side, but beautifully decorated and furnished with all the essentials. Breakfast was fine. The price was higher than I usually like to pay for a night's lodging, but everything was so nice that I will definitely stay there again if I am in the area.

    5
    « First time user »

    Had a very comfortable stay at this facility. The rooms are nicely set back from the road, are very roomy and nicely decorated. Comfortable all around. Hope to get back to Vermont again and will try to stay at this location one again.

    5
    « Comfortable place »

    The staff is very kind & friendly. They had me sign up for the Rewards program. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The free breakfast offers a nice variety. I enjoy staying here. It is a quiet neighborhood. The check in & out process is very quick & efficient.

    5
    « Excellent hotel in Bennington »

    I always return to BW for my annual business trip It is very conveniently located to college and downtown and shopping The rooms are very comfortable and I love the outside porch for summer evening reading I also enjoy the in-room refrigerator, good wifi, variety of food for breakfast, and fitness room Excellent value

    5
    « Bennington Vermont pleasure »

    Best Western Bennington Vermont is a great place to stay while shopping, dining and sightseeing in the area. Nicely done property with very clean rooms and comfortable beds. Have stayed here about a half dozen times and always satisfied.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    We always stay here when we're in Vermont. Never a bad visit. I just wish they'd give you the full-size pillow again, don't like those little things. Don't mind doing these reviews, but not crazy when you tell me I have to have a minimum of characters.

    5
    « Why stay any where else? »

    The finest, cleanest and friendliest stay. Location is great and easy to reach. Rooms are clean and well furnished. We will gladly book with Best Western in the near future. Parking lot is also clean and well taken care of.

    1
    « Not Impressed »

    This hotel is not what I expected for a Best Western Plus. We were traveling with our infant. Our room was musty and smelled like smoke/cow manure. The guest next to us had his door and window open because his room smelled too. We requested to be moved and were told it was a smoking room previously, so they'd find us a room that had never been a smoking room. The next room still had an odor, but not quite as bad. It was in the evening when we had arrived and with the baby, we needed to settle in. The bed was generally uncomfortable. The pillows were small and the linens were not soft. Breakfast left a lot to be desired. The staff was mostly friendly. In the morning we called our booking website because we had 2 more nights on our reservation and I was worried about the odor and smoking rooms with my baby. Fortunately, our booking website was able to speak to the hotel and we had the option to cancel our reservation. When we did, the woman at the front desk wasn't very friendly and seemed upset we wanted to cancel and didn't want to find another room. She also gave us a bit of a hard time that we didn't try to get another room the evening before. Regardless, we only had to pay for the first night and our remaining reservation was cancelled. I would avoid this hotel if you can. It's old and needs updating. The rooms are pretty gross. Definitely not worth what they expect you to pay to stay there.

    1
    « Hotel cancelled our reservation for graduation weekend »

    The hotel cancelled a reservation for 4 rooms made 11 months ago & confirmed 3 weeks ago for this Saturday...today. Graduation weekend and availability in the area is extremely limited. Plan ahead, but plan to stay somewhere else, even with CONFIRMED reservations.

  • 4
    « A good choice for a special occasion. »

    We chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The room was quiet and comfortable, the staff friendly, the breakfast was good- and went until 10am which is nice when you're on vacation and want to sleep in once in a while. We would stay here again if in the area.

    5
    « Much better than expected! »

    This was my second visit to Bennington and the lodging options are limited. Last time we stayed we at the Knotty Pine (see review) and we wanted to try something else this time. The rooms were very nice, clean, modern and had a good layout. The rooms size was average. The bed was comfortable with good linens. While the rooms doors are outside, the rooms were pretty quiet.. The breakfast area was clean and the food was better than expected. They even had some healthy options for breakfast. The staff in the breakfast area really hustled and kept the area quite nice. They even have a small work-out room which I used. While nothing special, it med the need. The location is also right across the street from an ice cream place which we did not try, but it had quite a crowd. The only negatives were the bath towels which were quite thin and rough and the front desk person spent quite a bit of time standing right outside the front door smoking away. While not a five star hotel, the accommodations were similar to the more expensive chains and I will definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Super Friendly staff »

    This is a super hotel for the price. Great staff, friendly and gracious owners. I wanted to look at other rooms for an upcoming family reunion, and the owners gave me keys to all the different rooms to check out on my own. The rooms are very big and it's super to have a fridge and microwave in every room.

    5
    « A very comfortable hotel »

    Good place to stay. Bed was very comfortable. We booked the room with king bed and a recliner and both were great for sleeping. Quiet location in the back section. Nearby shopping, fuel, and attractions. Breakfast was very good.

    3
    « Two Star »

    Not worth the $100. per night, but nice room. The only negative was the easy chair in the room. It was gross. The staff was fine, the location is ok if you do not mind a wal-mart out back. But it was quite and seemed to be a safe location.

    5
    « Best Location »

    Next to any stores and not far from the downtown area. There is a large grocery store behind the hotel as well as a small Wallmart. Price Choppers is a great place to buy your Vermont maple syrup. It is one of the best hotels in the area. The staff is very friendly. There is an ice cream shop across the street.

    5
    « good value »

    A good value in a good location. The motel is close to Bennington College which was the destination for my trip to Vermont.The motel seems to be fairly new and in good neat condition. The breakfast was not fancy but perfectly good with a reasonable variety of choices.

    4
    « Clean Motor Inn »

    We have stayed here on many occasions, Have never had any problems, Very Clean location and the rooms are very clean. The internet is good as I have had to work on occasions here, No problems with access to the internet. Good location with a few restraints and stores with a short location to the property, The breakfast is your usual continental breakfast, however everything was fresh and hot.

    5
    « Overnight stay »

    This was on e of the ten best hotel rooms we've stayed in. Clean, beautifully decorated, a superb mattress. The tub was a hydro-therapy tub (bubbles!!) There was a microwave, coffee maker, fridge, free WiFi, free breakfast the next morning. The free breakfast had a great variety of choices from fresh fruit to sausage and eggs, waffles, yogurt, tea and coffee. I'm sure there were many other amenities but these were the ones we used.

    5
    « My "go to" place »

    I visit my family several times a year in Bennington. My mother is in a nursing home there. This property is convenient to Albany International and The Vermont Veteran's Home and has all the amenities I need. It's nice that the staff remembers me and always makes me feel welcomed.

  • 4
    « Very clean, comfortable and affordable. Great value »

    Friendly staff, easy parking, great location, and clean, comfortable rooms. Great value. Bennington is a friendly, cute town with great shops, rich history and great colleges. I travel there for business but enjoy the town during my down time.

    4
    « Consistently good stay at a great value »

    We've stayed at this BWP many times before though not for a long stretch. This was the best stay here that we remember. The staff is very professional and friendly. The room is clean and quiet. Access is easy from VT-7 which is a gateway highway to many Southern and Central VT ski mountains. Perhaps it was the very lousy ski conditions to date, the amount we paid for our room, considering you are right in Bennington with very good access to skiing was a great value. You would easily pay more in Brattleboro or Rutland, the other two main "cities" in Central/Southern VT. Breakfast was good with all the usual fair. Nice that they keep reg/decaf coffee hot and ready at all times in an accessible commercial coffee machine (versus insulated carafes that most hotel clerks let run dry or cold outside of breakfast hours.) Parking is sufficient and free. High speed i'net and a good TV were appreciated. We were entertained by Hillary, Bernie and who? O'Malley between our days of skiing Stratton Mtn. It's a bit better than no-frills, but we will be staying there again the next VT ski trip. Just hoping for some snow up there. Gosh knows we just got enough - 30 inches in Gillette, NJ where we could easily have lived without anything >3"! If you appreciate my review please vote as such. Thanks for reading.

    4
    « Nice room, awkward setting »

    Our room was nice, but the layout of the buildings was awkward. Difficult to carry luggage through multiple doors. Breakfast was good, but room was too small to handle the large group of folks who were there at the same time.

    4
    « Nice room »

    Nice room, has everything needed, quaint downtown. Staff was friendly everything was clean and well kept. I would stay here again. Only thing I would change in the room I had was that the TV could have been larger for the size of the room

    5
    « Away for Christmas »

    We stayed at this Best Western for a quick get-a-way over Christmas. It was clean, easy to get to, good breakfast and had a very small gym, which I liked. Courteous people at check-in and check-out. They gave us directions to our dinner reservations . . would highly recommend this Best Western.

    2
    « stay »

    I was not impressed with this room. The bed was dirty. The in-room recliner was a goodwill hand me down. The room smelled awful. The noise would wake a corpse. I did not stay, I just left and drove home at 1am. I will not stay at this location in the future. I will go to another hotel.

    5
    « Visit to Bennington »

    My daughter goes to Bennington College and the Best Western New Englander Motor Inn is ideally located for both a visit to the area as well as easy access to the college. Friendly, professional staff, great hot breakfast and perfect location make this a great choice when visiting Bennington or touring South Western Vermont.

    4
    « Nice stopover place »

    So my teenagers and I stopped overnight here on a recent trip. I was quite pleased, the staff was pleasant and the room was clean and quite roomy. The hotel was very easy to find even though we arrived late at night. And the breakfast that was included was fine...they had a waffle maker which is always a plus in my kids book.

    5
    « GREAT EXCURSION! »

    This is an awesome place to stay when, if like me you live in southwestern Massachusetts, you just want to have a night or two to yourself. There's the Battle Monument you can visit and it has an obelisk you go up in (seasonal); a year-round museum; if you want something to eat or drink a paper to read, there is a 24-hour supermarket next door and a pair of convenience stores half a mile away. Plus, Bennington is just great for walking or biking around.

    5
    « Great Nights Sleep »

    The room was good sized and quiet as well. We slept so well in their king sized bed. It was SO comfortable! Best night sleep in weeks - far better than any bed & breakfast we stayed at. The shower had great water pressure and the refrigerator didn't even make a sound!! A wonderful view from our room window of the Bennington Monument, which is breathtaking. A MUST SEE for anyone in the area.

  • 4
    « Overnight »

    Pleasant stay. First time in Bennington area. Found on the Trip Advisor app. Also a first. Quiet room toward back of property. Breakfast was the usual. Not sure how it would work with more people at the hotel as area is pretty small for number of units.

    4
    « Class Reunion in Callicoon, NY and Vacation to Vermont on the round about way. »

    Had a great, much needed trip with my wife to Manchester, Bennington VT area and took in My 50th Class Reunion in Callicoon, NY. Leaves were great from Eldred, Pa to Manchester, VT on to Millbrook, NY and Callicoon, NY and back home to Pa.

    3
    « Noisy if near the reception »

    The hotel looks better on the pictures. The room is small and dark. The space for brakfast is very small. In the morining I was woken up by voices of people talking at my window. Later I realised they were 2 people of the staff - receptionist? - out for a cigarette. Vey inconsiderate of them!

    4
    « Comfortable room, pleasant grounds »

    Check-in and parking were easy. Getting to our room was a bit odd. We parked in front on the door but then, with luggage, navigated two closed doors. We were told the room was upstairs, but we were up a half-flight. If we had been expecting a downstairs room, we would have been disappointed, as the "downstairs" rooms are a half-flight down. The grounds are pleasant, and breakfast was adequate. The evening desk clerk referred us to a lovely restaurant for dinner.

    5
    « Excellent Best Western »

    This is a fine Best Western in an excellent location in southern Vermont. Large rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is typical for a BW franchise, which means adequate but nothing spectacular. But we don't expect much from any hotel breakfast included with the room price, so we don't count it against any hotel, so long as there is something good for the kids (and there always is). We will definitely return to this hotel.

    4
    « Comfortable stay. »

    I spent 2 nights here on a recent Vermont getaway. The property is maintained well, the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast was ok and the room smelled of cigarette smoke even though it was a non smoking room with signs posted. These were the only negatives. I would probably return again.

    2
    « Beds too high and too soft »

    My sister and I stayed at this Motor Inn from Sept.28th until Oct. 1st. The people were all very friendly but the bed was very soft. I have a back issue and I need a firmer mattress the mattress at the motor inn was NOT FIRM. The beds here also seem to be up higher than a regular bed. I had trouble getting my feet to hit the floor in the morning. My legs would dangle over the bed and that's not good for my back either. The other major issue was that the toilet paper roll in the bathroom was to the very right of the toilet. This was a problem because I couldn't reach for the toilet paper. Every time I tried to reach for something my back would tighten up and I was in pain. We ended up taking the toilet paper off the roll and putting it on the edge of the tub. All in all the very nice employees can't help the fact that the bed was too high and too soft for my back. If they had rooms with firm mattresses I might try to go back for one night but other than that I can not return to this hotel.

    1
    « IT IS NOT SMOKE FREE »

    Specifically asked when making reservations if the hotel was smoke free. "Yes we are!". Checked in yesterday around 5 pm after traveling 13 hours. Opened the door, pushed the luggage in and left to go eat. Upon return and entering the room, the room clearly smelled of both old and fresh smoke. Opened the windows and the door, put the window AC unit on fan. Went to the front desk and reported the problem. Nothing else was available and was asked why I waited 3 hours to report it. Imagine that, no apology and criticized on the reporting time. All hotels were sold out due to family week at the college. I explained all of the above. Then asked for some deodorizing spray which was given to me and was told to bring it right back because it belonged to him personally. Upon return I asked for a credit to my bill for all of the above. I was told he couldn't help me. I asked if I could please speak to the manager. None present or available by phone to help him manage the situation. He told me the woman who checks me out tomorrow can help me. I asked for both the manager's name and check out person. He was reluctant to give a name. Autum helped me at check out. Again not much she could do. No manager on sight and none to reach by phone. I managed to get a 25% discount our room rate of $152. I was told we stayed in a section that use to be smoking. It is a obvious they still allow smoking and did a poor job of refreshing the rooms walls and such from years of smoke. Total disappointment all the way around.

    3
    « Nice staff, rooms a bit shabby and uncomfortable »

    We got decent value for our money here: clean, safe rooms with friendly staff and a Best Western breakfast. This property, though, isn't up to the quality we've come to expect from Best Western. The room was a bit shabby with a slightly musty smell, and the bathroom door would only close if you yanked on the door. The wall unit air conditioner was very noisy and switched on and off constantly, and the television is too far away to be comfortably watched from the bed or the couch. One strange moment: I tried to wash my hands around 2 a.m., but there was no water. The pipes sounded like they had air in them, but the water never arrived. It was fine the night before, and it was fine when we got up for the day (around 6:30 a.m.). The front desk clerk was very surprised to hear about the problem, but was concerned and promised to look into it right away. She did mention that another room had reported problems switching between cold and hot water.

    4
    « pleasantly surprised »

    room looked like it was recently updated. It was clean & comfortable & large (king room) The 1st night was perfect. A/C, TV, & shower terrific. Unfortunately, the 2nd night our hot water did not seem to work very well. It was late so we did not call for assistance. Friendly staff the continental breakfast was not that bad.

 

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·From: Rutland, VT. Follow VT RT 7 South into Bennington. From right hand lane, follow sign for 7A/Northside Drive. Turn right on to 7A/Northside Drive, hotel is one mile on the left. The BEST WESTERN Bennington is located, from center of Bennington, one mile north on US 7, turn left on Route 67A, Northside Drive. ·From: NY Thruway I-87 Head north to Exit 23. Take Interstate 787 North to Exit 9E. Follow signs for Troy/Bennington (Route NY 7 East). Take NY Route 7 East through Troy. At the Vermont Border NY 7E becomes VT 9 East. Stay on VT 9 East into Bennington. At the first traffic light, turn left on to Benmont Avenue. Follow Benmont Avenue until it ends. At traffic light, turn left. The B...

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