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“Lord Jeffrey Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lord Jeffery Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Amherst B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
“Lord Jeffrey Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We loved that this inn was renovated to be cutting edge in terms of energy use (see the website for impressive details). The decoration maintained the colonial flavor, but updated it by the use of modern fabrics and a wonderful bathroom. My husband was fascinated by a window in the living room fireplace, and we were told that it was historic.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Happy New Year!

Thank you for joining us at The Lord Jeffery Inn. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed all of our renovations, as well as the historical elements of our property. You might enjoy this recent article from Connecticut Life, http://connecticutlifestyles.com/lord-jeffery-inn-restored-former-glory/ regarding the technology and its specifics.

We will look forward to serving you again upon your next visit to Amherst.

Cheers,
Amanda Malone, Catering Services Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

This is a charming property right in the center of the town of Amherst. There are many things within walking distance including decent restaurants, an indie movie theater, the Emily Dickinson Museum, and the Amherst College campus. Everything else you might want is no more than a very short drive away.

There are not many choices of where to stay locally and most are chains of one sort or another that, while not bad, completely lack charm. This little hotel is charming and its on premises restaurant is, in my opinion, one of the best places to eat in town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SFTraveler009
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with The Lord Jeffery Inn, and dine at 30Boltwood. We appreciate you sharing your favorable remarks regarding your stay with us, and are very pleased to hear that our property is your number one choice when visiting the area. We’ll be sure to share your comments with 30Boltwood’s Manager and Executive Chef!

We hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,

Amanda Malone, Catering Services Manager
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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Arriving at 2 am, we were greeted by Steve who was very warm and helpful. I loved how he had a smile on at 2 am, it is refreshing and a treat to see that. The room was excellent! The food was delicious. The town was cute and charming. We without question will return, thank you Steve and the rest of the very helpful family at "The Jeff," you made our holiday weekend getaway very merry!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ConciergeCreighton
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you liked your full stay at The Lord Jeffery Inn. We are lucky to have a wonderful staff, accommodations, and culinary team, and are happy to share this experience with all of our visitors. Even at 2 am, were thrilled to hear that your encounter was just as pleasant and enjoyable as if you arrived midafternoon.

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your holiday getaway at the Lord Jeff. We’ll look forward to your next visit, and in the meantime, will share your remarks with Steve!

Cheers,
Amanda Malone, Catering Services Manager
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Williamsburg, VA
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the recently renovated Lord Jeff. It is on the green within easy walk to the campus, the Emily Dickinson House plus lots of restaurants. A hotel permit enables you to park on the street or lot nearby. Nice fire going in the library with newspapers, books plus comfortable couches and chairs--with free coffee available from the lobby in the mornings. We did not try the gourmet restaurant attached, but it looked attractive. Our room and bathroom were spacious, clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: We had a second floor room overlooking the town green.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sweet_2th
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for joining us at The Lord Jeffery Inn, and for sharing favorable remarks on our interiors and accommodations. We do hope that you’ll have the opportunity to try 30Boltwood and a few of Chef Diordano’s farm inspired dishes, upon your next visit.

We’ll look forward to your next visit to Amherst!

Best,
Amanda Malone, Catering Services Manager
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Blackpool. Lancashire
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295 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We were in a room on the lower ground floor which was very acceptable as I am unable to walk far. However to get to the room we had to pass through some deserted public rooms which were sadly in need of a good clean and dust. Trays from room service were in the corridors at 5pm when we arrived and still there at 9am when we left.
The bathroom was very tiny and the room planning was slightly odd with a sitting area in a separate room which made the bedroom very dark and gloomy. There was no real car park except on the street and round the back. We had hoped that this would be a charming New England Inn but sadly it was just pretending to be one.

Room Tip: Don't bother.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CAROLE3
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WHGGuestService, General Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Carole,

I was sorry to read that your most recant stay with us did not meet your expectations. The issue regarding the room service trays is a very poor oversight on our part and I have since revisited this issue with both our housekeeping and food & beverage teams. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

As for the room, I was happy to see you appreciated your location but sorry to hear you were disappointed with some of the features. One of the unique qualities of being a historic inn is that each of our rooms has distinct characteristics. No two rooms are alike and while some of our accommodations do have smaller bathrooms, there are other room types within the Inn that do offer larger, more spacious accommodations. Should you find yourself returning in the future please feel free to contact me directly before making your reservation and I will personally assist in finding the right room that can satisfy all of your needs.

Again, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Robert Reeves
General Manager
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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90 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Loved this charming inn in the center of Amherst. My room was delightful, and much more attractive than the hotel's website. I loved the fireplace. The food at the restaurant is superb, I ate almost every meal there. The library on the main floor of the hotel is a lovely place to sit and read, or gather with friends. It boasts a fireplace the size of a sub zero refrigerator.

The only reason why I wouldn't give it 5 stars is sometimes the service in the restaurant was slow, and the lamp in my hotel room was dusty upon arrival, dust free the next day. But don't let that deter you, it is the only place to stay in the area in my humble opinion.

Room Tip: I stayed in 304 which was a corner room with a great view of the town square.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 9_Months_A_Nomad
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Germantown, Tennessee
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Rooms are very tastefully decorated, cozy and clean. Comfortable beds and pillows. We stayed in a room that had 2 beds and a sitting room with a pull out sofa. Nice bathroom also. The inn oozed charm and class, but my only complaint is that it is near the college campus and the students were taking advantage of the warm fire so we couldn't enjoy it. There was also another room that had a fireplace and students were there studying also. Restaurant was good for breakfast (not included in room price) but the food was delicious and the portions were huge! The French toast was 3 large slices of toast and I could only eat one! Location was terrific.
I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank dlwman
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WHGGuestService, Manager at Lord Jeffery Inn, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Thank you for visiting The Lord Jeffery Inn this past October, and for sharing your reviews with other travelers. We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, along with our interiors and cuisine. I have to agree that I’m pretty partial to our French toast too – next time try the ricotta pancakes with fresh berries!

We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely, Amanda Malone Catering Services Manager
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Property: Lord Jeffery Inn
Address: 30 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA 01002-2344
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lord Jeffery Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Amherst College campus, the historic Inn is completely renovated and offers modern amenities including wireless Internet and fitness center. Each room includes LCD HD TV & private baths. Local farm to table cuisine is featured at our full service 3 meal a day restaurant and bar. The Library, Rooftop Terrace & exterior Gardens offer unique settings for relaxing or socializing. Ample function space can accommodate 2 to 250. The Inn is dedicated to environmental sustainability. ... more   less 
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