We stayed at the Lodge (only for couples) and we were more than impressed! The rooms at the lodge do not have #'s but go by names.... we stayed upstairs (only 2 levels) in the room called "Moose Crossing" it was a suite with jacuzzi and fireplace (although it was summer so we did not use the fireplace). The suite was soooo spacious! You walked into living room with sofa and stone fireplace with TV and desk and chair and mini fridge with bar sink and coffee maker...and in corner of this room --near the entrance to the bathroom was the corner 2 person jacuzzi (but you can only use the jacuzzi til' I believe 10pm it stated on the notice on the wall --so as not to disturb the other guests). The bedroom was massive with 2 dressers and TV and door off bedroom led to balcony that you shared with 2 other rooms on that floor (but still quiet and nice).
We ate lunch at Tuckerman's (pub/restaurant--across the street from the Lodge---affiliated with the New England Inn) and were happy with the BBQ chicken pizza and beer (over 20 brews on tap). We also enjoyed the breakfast included with lodging...(although some other reviews spoke negatively about it --so I was worried upon going but our experience was positive). Breakfast included choice of juice with tea/coffee and fruit cup (small ramekin dish with few grapes, slice of strawberry and slice of orange). We had 2 eggs with toast and choice of sausage, or crispy bacon, and the next morning we had the chocolate chip pancakes with bacon (they were very yummy).
The only negative thing about The New England Inn & Lodge is the part whereby they automatically tack on the gratuities (this really left a foul taste with us) as we feel that gratuities (we always tip either 10% for fair service or 15-20% for exceptional service) are something that is left behind for the person doing the service.....so when the Inn bills you automatically 10% for each evening you stay (approx. $19-20/per evening) they don't have to provide great service and who's to say you would tip lets say $10 each day to maid service and $10 to server for breakfast (the approx total for breakfast was $17-18 so a $10 tip is a little outrageous)....AND our next question is who gets this $20 daily gratuity?? The owners of the inn or the employees??? We would love to stay again at the Lodge because it was so relaxing and comfortable but as for the additional charges (which we were informed upon booking) I'm not sure if we will stay again?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New England Inn offers a variety of accommodations; Inn rooms, cottages, family suites, and log cabins many with a gas log fireplace & a Jacuzzi. The adult only lodge offers deluxe rooms & suites all with gas log fireplaces; some with a Jacuzzi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New England Hotel Intervale
- New England Intervale