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“Not bad, but getting tired”
Review of Ethan Allen Motel

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Ethan Allen Motel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Burlington
Reviewed 14 July 2011

This review is written in July 2011. Why do I say that? Because... if there's no updating done at the Ethan Allen in the next year or two, this review might be wrong.

Right off the bat, the price is right. The area didn't feel bad, the motel didn't give me any bad vibes... until the cops showed up. Someone in the room next to ours was questioned by the cops over something. Perhaps nothing, but you really don't like to see cops coming to your motel. Next... the bathroom counter was starting to come apart. Nothing terrible, not a great tragedy, still usable. This is a vintage motel. Pure 1950's, great neon sign out front. However, there's little things here and there that worry me, worry me that perhaps the owners are losing interest. ...like when we tried to turn on the A/C unit (in window) and it's cover fell off and on to the floor. It had been taped on. The bathroom counter laminate coming apart at the seams. Yep, I know that it's not cheap to run a motel, and upkeep is hard, so I hope it's just temporary things and not a sign that the motel will be a craphole in the next couple years.

For now though... I'd stay again, and it does have a certain retro charm to it. We slept well, the room seemed clean. Oh, and I'd feel better if the owners would add curtains to the transom window. It would increase the feeling of privacy.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

My wife and I stayed here on Columbus Day Weekend . The staff was the best, the room was great, loved the kitchen. I don't always like sitting in a restaurant, was nice to cook a meal get into my PJs and enjoy the night.

We will certainly be back again.

Price is great, the employees are the best and the locaton is wonderful. This is the best for your dollar.

The gentleman at the front desk was exactly that a "Gentleman" a true Vermonter.................We will be back.

Thanks Mr. & Mrs Jeffrey K. Crowley, Enfield, CT

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

1964 comes alive here and hasn't moved on since. At this price point there's not a lot to complain about except that some new lounge chairs, sheets & towels in rooms would help a lot - I can live with old tv's as long as they work and they have good cable selections. There's a clean old pool to use seasonly and a Ground Round restaurant across the property. It's 1/2 mile to airport, market and a few miles from downtown Burlington/UVM. That's it for amenities - you come here simply for the low cost and aren't frightened by very, very vintage.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

Some people like fancy hotels with all the amenities. Others like simple places that are clean and don't cost a lot. If you are the 2nd kind of person, then you'll probably like the Ethan Allen. It's clean, conveniently located, and the price is good. If that's good enough for you, then you'll like this place.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

Convenient location, reasonable price, and cleanliness are what I look for, and the Ethan Allen provided it. The building and decor remind me of a nostalgic visit to 50 years ago, but everything was clean, everything worked, and a good night's sleep was the result. Not for those who worry about stained and worn carpeting, ancient TV sets, and basic door locks. But if a screen door and a bathroom window are your idea of home, give this place a try.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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4  Thank RickNP
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

Older but well maintained. Convenient location and spotlessly clean. Great value.

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Reviewed 28 June 2010

As soon as you enter the room, the smell hits you. The room was small, dingy, musty. The ac didnt work so we asked for room to the changed. In the second room, the ac workers but the tv didnt work. They changed the tv. The smell is this room awful. Avoid this place.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ethan Allen Motel

Address: 1611 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT 05403-6426
Region: United States > Vermont > Burlington
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Burlington
Price Range: £41 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*Free Wi-Fi*Free cable HBO/ESPN*Air-Conditioned Rooms*Non-Smoking Rooms*Free Coffee*Free Local Calls*Pool*Efficiency Units Available*Seasonal Rates*Excellent Dining Nearby*Family Owned/Operated ... more   less 
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