We were visiting for our son's graduation from UMass this weekend. The central location in Amherst was a definite plus, as were the beautifully appointed common rooms and outside areas with gas-fed fireplaces and fire pits. Our suite (room 316) was accessible only from the back elevator, and then you had to go down 4 steps and back up another 6. Quirky and a bit awkward with rolling luggage.
We are used to a few more amenities in our room... like a coffee maker. The Lord Jeff compensated by having a coffee service in the main lobby starting at 6 am. I am a ridiculously early riser, and the front desk staff accommodated me by brewing a pot even earlier.
Also, we are used to having two tv sets when we have a suite, plus more than one wastepaper basket, and more than two glasses. (Especially since our kids stayed with us.)
We had one meal at the 30 Boltwood restaurant. The selection was a bit limited, and it's pricey. Only one fish dish and one vegetarian dish on the menu, but each item we chose was well-prepared and delicious. Individual glasses of wine can be had, either 4 ounce or 8 ounce sizes.
I enjoyed reading the New York Times each morning in the library by the fireplace, and was pleased with the small but effective workout center. The Inn is beautiful, the staff was helpful. But now that our son has graduated, we probably won't have a reason to return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lord Jeffery Hotel Amherst
- Lord Jeffery Inn Amherst