I was a bit disappointed by the Briarcliff. From what I had read, especially about the renovation, I was expecting the rooms and bathroom to be much more updated and a bit less tired and worn out. That said, the beds were surprising comfortable -- and the room was surprisingly quiet for being in a motel on a busy road. Though I wish the owner could have put blackout shades on ALL the windows, not just a couple. So if you go, be sure to bring a sleep mask as it can be very bright in the morning. Pluses: The British couple who run the place were helpful and accommodating. The main reception area, where you have breakfast and can hang out was very cozy and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were above average, though some form of protein other than hard-boiled eggs (which were hit or miss) would have been nice.The negatives: Our bathroom was a bit on the skanky side, at least the floors and grouting were. Looked like it hadn't been updated or fully updated. And the room itself, despite some funky lamps and bedspreads, seemed a bit tired. If the room had been priced at the typical motel rate, around $80 less than what we paid to stay at the Briarcliff, I would have raved about the place. But for the money, we did not feel it was a good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- English owners Clare & Richard Proctor have turned this classic 1960 motor lodge, with its spectacular view of Monument Mountain, into a cool 21st-century b&b. We offer great value, clean comfortable rooms with a stylish edge, free wifi, a home-made breakfast of scones, muffins and granola with locally-roasted coffee, and a warm welcome. Chill out on the deck in summer, or by the stove in our guest lounge in winter. We are five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Briarcliff Hotel Great Barrington