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Hollow Inn and Motel
Ranked #3 of 4 Barre B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Don't stay here!!! The innkeeper was rude. There was an extra charge for a third person in the room even though we still only needed two beds. The "extensive breakfast" the advertise was hard bagels and a waffle maker. Milk and juice at breakfast had been sitting out way too long. No fruit, no proteins. The "fitness center" was a complete joke. Two machines from about 1960 stuffed into a storage room in the basement. The room itself was fairly large, but dirty. The key only worked after several minutes of jiggling the lock around. Light bulbs were missing. The TV remote didn't work. The wifi didn't work. The air conditioner started shrieking in the middle of the night and we had it shut it off to make it stop, which made the room too hot to sleep in. It's pretty run down and creepy. I wouldn't have stayed there if my husband hadn't been with me, even though I was traveling with another adult, too.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The rooms are truly massive. The linen and bed were good. Plentiful scalding hot water. I liked the setting of the property. Wi-fi speed was fantastic. Overall, excellent value for money.
HOWEVER, there was noise from other rooms. I think the walls are quite thin and there are interleading doors that worsen the problem. I think if you had noisy neighbours it would be an issue.
There was a smell of smoking in the bathroom, but the room was fine
They advertise an extensive buffet breakfast. Well, bagel and waffles, NO fruit. That was it! I'm not complaining though, because something is better than nothing, and at the price if there was NO breakfast that would be fine. But to call it extensive is misleading.
OVERALL a good stay. I would come here again.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms may be quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Hard to describe this place, I'd say if you're staying for more than a night (maybe two) look elsewhere whereas if you're just staying the night as we did it does the job.
We were on our way to Montreal but had to start late so decided to break up the drive and stay in VT.
The rooms are HUGE and they are fairly clean but have a bit of a musty smell to them (not overbearing but if you're sensitive definitely stay away) we got used to it after like 10 minutes.
We didn't shower but sink and toilet were fine.
Beds seemed a little dirty on top but sheets inside were clean and they were comfy.
Tv was fairly new. Breakfast is free but only ran til 9:30 even though it was the weekend so we missed it.
So I'd say if you're on a budget and just staying for a night go for it, if you are willing to spend a bit more or want to stay longer go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I stayed this past winter, and would stay again. Lovely large room, plenty of hot water and clean towels, large flat screen tv with cable, and wifi. The continental breakfast is better than many of the hotel chains I've stayed at. There can be some noise here when full; ask for an upstairs room if this is a problem for you. There are also some maintenance issues, but nothing really concerned me. My door locked and I felt safe. It was very cold out, and there was a space heater that heated the room well. If you are looking for good value in the Barre area this is worth a try.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Our room was musty and smelled bad. Lamps were missing bulbs. The door wouldn't lock properly so when we went out at night we packed our stuff and put it back in the car for safekeeping.
DIdn't dare to get into the bed so we slept on top of the covers. Avoid this place.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank adkppk
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Booked this hotel with some hesitations but couldn't be happier. Service was excellent. I.j. The inn keeper was friendly and very helpful. Breakfast in the morning was basic, nothing fancy but that's what you get for the price. We stayed in the main part of the inn and had a comfortable king size bed. Also the rooms have a small kitchenette ( microwave, mini fridge, kitchen sink with cabinets) which was perfect for us. The room was slightly dated, specifically the bathroom, but was pretty clean and very comfortable. I don't think the heat was properly functioning but there was a small space heater that worked perfectly. For the price we can't complain!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed in Barre this weekend and had a wonderful time. This is the first time we have stayed at this Inn and we are already booked for another weekend. We had a huge room with king bed, a balcony overlooking the summer weather pool and a huge bathroom. The place was clean and quiet. We had a nice flat screen tv and wireless internet in our room. Breakfast is served from 7-9:30 each day. The breakfast consists of coffee, tea, juice, pastries, cereal, and waffles. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. The location was so central to the ski areas that we like that this place will be our go to place for a quick weekend getaway.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Inn but heard from another visitor to choose the 200 or 300 rooms also.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hollow Inn and Motel

Address: 278 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641-4829
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Region: United States > Vermont > Barre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Barre
Price Range: £49 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollow Inn and Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hollow Inn Barre Montpelier Vermonts best choice for reasonably priced comfortable and clean accommodations with friendly hospitable service We have all of the amenities to make your stay in central Vermont charming relaxing and enjoyable Each room comes furnished with a TV VCR microwave refrigerator coffee maker iron ironing board and hairdryer and we also offer a nice selection of videos for your movie viewing pleasure Enjoy a fast connection with our Wireless High Speed Internet Access from your room ... more   less 
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