When I was a student at Phillips Academy Andover (PA), we thought the Andover Inn was the cat's meow -- for "elderly" people (that meant, people over 40!). It had a posh if slightly dated interior, but the food was good on the one occasion I ate there.
Having stayed at the Inn during a school event last spring, I found to my delight that it had been dramatically updated. My personal opinion is that they tried too hard to emulate the look of the "W" hotel chain -- the decor is too clean, and too modern, for such an elegant, classical-style building. I would have liked a warmer look & feel: not frou-frou, but not quite so stark.
Setting that aside, however, the staff are consistently pleasant, friendly and helpful. The place is immaculate; the beds are very comfy as is all the furniture. The lobby is nicely done.
The bar is an attractive, pleasant, hangout It attracts not just Academy staff, students, faculty and alumni, but also people who live in the town of Andover and its environs. The food is very good. I'm sure I'm in the minority in suggesting that the 'default' channel on the bar TV be something other than a sports channel, but since this is my review, I'll just say it: change the channel! (Hoping I'll have better results suggesting this to the bartender than I do when making a similar suggestions to my dear husband).
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