If luxury is in the details then Hotel Vermont misses the mark. The theme is lovely eco-chic with interesting design, so simple things like a missing waste can in the bathroom were perplexing. Initially we liked that each floor had a centralized water/coffee/tea station rather than the usual Mr. Coffee per room. That is until we tried to sneak out for a cup of tea in the morning and found a line of guests in various states of dress (bathrobes, pyjamas, workout gear) embarrassed and waiting in line with their mugs. It's worth noting for guests that mugs are not replaced each day, so if you had coffee in the morning, you'll need to rinse your mug (sorry, no dish soap) if you'll want tea before bed. Hotel Vermont is centrally located and we found it easy to walk nearly everywhere we wanted to go. We heard nice things about their bar patio, but with so many places in Burlington, we never stayed in. We elected to self park rather than valet when we learned both use the parking garage connecting the hotel and Macy's. Be warned, however, that the garage isn't patrolled and doesn't have cameras. While we stayed there we heard a number of guests' cars were broken into overnight. It may be that Hotel Vermont is still experiencing some growing pains that they'll overcome. I overheard a valet complain that it was his job to fetch cars and to keep the coffee stations on all floors stocked and he felt the conflict sometimes kept his customers waiting. We later learned that many of the sweet details we enjoyed - a snack platter of Vermont cheeses out for guests, orchard apples in the lobby for a quick snack, and knitting classes - were only perks for a university parents' weekend. For the cost I imagine there are better views or that you could get comparable service for much less at a nice B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vermont is downtown Burlington's new independent LEED Certified hotel. Hotel Vermont offers 125 guest bedrooms, 2,700 square feet of function space, and two outdoor terraces with views of Lake Champlain. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Vermont reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.