I've stayed here several times over past 10 years, usually at the tail end of the downhill ski season, like I did this past week. This was definitely my least favorite stay here. When I checked in about 8 pm on a Tues night, I asked about their internet connection (free WiFi), and was told to find the Villager network. I also asked about a bucket of ice for my drinks, but their ice machine wasn't plugged in, so no ice. I asked about coffee in the morning in the office, since I'd seen a few coffee pots there, and the woman said, sure. Once in the room, the network was there, but no internet connection. I started back to the office, but realized they'd locked up for the night and closed up. So,no internet that night, or none next morning either. I went over to office about 7:45 am looking for coffee and to ask about the internet, but office was locked up tight. I went off skiing at Wildcat, used Wildcat's WiFi to connect my laptop, so the problem wasn't my laptop. After skiing, I came back to motel about 3 pm - still no internet. I also noticed that my bed wasn't made (no big deal, but clearly not the best service). I headed over to the office, but it was locked up tight still. I rang the bell, and eventually an older woman came down to the office with a cell phone in her hand. She didn't speak much English and wanted me to talk to her daughter on the phone. I explained the internet problem, and the daughter said she'd have someone look into it. A few hours later the internet connection was up and working again. I also bought a bag of ice at the convenience store down the road, so had some ice for my drinks.
What can I say that's good about this place? Nice King bed, but it takes up the whole room - not much room to move about. Lots of TV channels, including Showtime. Rate was only $49/night plus tax, reflecting mid-week, end of ski season.
However, for about $10 less per night, I'd recommend you go stay down the street at the North Colony Motel, which I did several weeks ago (I tried calling there 1st for a reservation this time, but North Colony was temporarily closed for renovations). North Colony has bigger rooms, nicer service, great internet, and is $10/night less. They get my vote over the Villager.
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- Villager Hotel Bartlett
- Villager Motel Bartlett
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