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The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

My wife and I stayed for a short week over the summer of 2013. There were a lot of activities to keep us busy and the restaurant was very good.

The drive from NYC was not bad and we will certainly return again.

For this trip we were able to participate in the Falconry, the Land Rover driving school as well as some hiking and drinking. We hope to enjoy some skeet shooting and horseback riding when we return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarkONeillGM, General Manager at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Good evening and thank you for taking the time to post your feedback about the Resort! I am so happy that you had the opportunity to enjoy and experience all that Manchester and our Resort have to offer. Skeet shooting and horseback riding will also be some wonderful experiences for you and your family. Our concierge team will be happy to help you make those reservations when you return to the Equinox. I look forward to seeing you!

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is our first time to the Equinox on a break between Xmas and New Years. Very quaint and true New England feel. If you love old hotels like we do you will enjoy your stay. The rooms are comfortable but don't expect the opulence of other Luxury Collection hotels. Halls can be drafty and a bit run down but the roaring fireplace is a nice place to hang out after a day in the snow. Staff is very accommodating and eager to help you get the best experience of the area. Manchester is a great little town with wonderful restaurants but advised to make reservations in advance as most of them are small and require reservations.

The boys at the front of the hotel took very good care of us. Gave us lots of tips from a local point of view. Very much appreciated the personal touch!

On the downside, don't waste money eating at the hotel. We had breakfast included so that was fine but for other meals area restaurants are a much better deal. Area skiing is a plus if you want to use the hotel as a hub for your holiday.

On the downside, lots of small children the week that we were there. Very noisy in the hallways. Wish the outside fireplace was going but overall a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Request a room in the main hotel. We've heard the rooms at the townhouses were nothing special f...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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MarkONeillGM, General Manager at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Good evening and thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to post your review! I agree that our fireplace is the perfect place to come and relax after a fun filled day in the snow. Our Resort is historic however it is our amazing ambassadors that are able to set us apart. I'm so glad to hear that our bellmen were able to point you in the direction of some fantastic town activities and dining opportunities. Thank you again, and I look forward to your next visit to Manchester Village!

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Four generations of my family has made The Equinox our yearly destination for our Christmas vacation. We are used to THE BEST. However there was a major breakdown this year.
No heat? The hotel felt like a drafty old barn. We sat shivering through our Christmas dinner at the Colonnade and found the service pretty darn bad. The wrong wine came to our table. No one was around to refill (my brother had to go around and refill 13 glasses during the meal) and we had to chase down our server to get coffee. At those prices this should not be. The worst part is we cannot sleep unless we turn the heat off. Otherwise the unit clangs and bangs, turns on then off. We were so tired when we checked out this morning from lack of sleep. This is not an isolated incident. We have been complaining for the past two years that the noise level from these units are unacceptable. It seems to be a Starwood issue in general as we have encountered the same problem at other properties we have visited all over the world over the past few years. (many complaints online as well) Is Starwood wanting us to get up and turn off the units in the middle of the night to save money? I wonder. Cheap is expensive folks.

Room Tip: bring ear plugs
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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MarkONeillGM, General Manager at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Good afternoon and thank you for your comments. I am so sorry to hear about the temperature during our Christmas dinner, and loud heating unit in your room. I cannot speak on behalf of other properties in the Starwood system, but would be interested if you could provide me with details on the room you stay in so we can have our engineer remedy. I am thrilled you make our Resort a tradition every year, appreciate your comments to make us better, and look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

The Equinox Hotel was a great place to stay for our Christmas trip from 12/23/13 to 12/26/13. This Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel does a great job of delivering a memorable experience. Here is a breakdown of the experience from our standpoint:

Facilities - the hotel and grounds were absolutely beautiful and everything we had hoped for. In spite of its beauty, the hallways were drafty and colder than we would have liked.

Room - We were in a superior room in the main building, and it was appointed beautifully! While the bathroom was small, the room was upgraded and elegant in every sense. The only real downside were the very thin walls. You can hear just about everything in the next room.

Food - the food was simply awesome! We ate at The Marsh Tavern, The Chop House and The Colonnade during our stay. The jalapeño jelly that comes with the bread box at the Marsh Tavern is to die for. You also must try the cider donuts as well as the sea salt caramel chocolates in the gift shop. Lastly, there is a delicious kale salad in The Marsh Tavern.

Service - the service was very good overall. The front desk staff and the restaurant hosts/hostesses were great. The wait staff in the restaurants were a bit hit and miss.

Activities - The Equinox Hotel was a paradise for us. Those who love adventure will love Equinox. The concierge was great! We took advantage of the Land Rover all terrain training as well as shooting at Covey & Nye. They were both fantastic, memorable experiences!!!

Overall, we loved our experience at Equinox, and we would most definitely return and recommend to a friend!

Stayed: December 2013
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MarkONeillGM, General Manager at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to post your review! You are correct that our ambassadors make the experience special for our guests and so happy to hear that you had the opportunity to experience the Chop House and Covey & Nye. Thank you again, and I look forward to your next visit to Manchester Village.

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Reviewed 24 December 2013

I wrote a glowing review of this property a year ago, when we stayed for two days a week before Christmas. This year we returned, and stayed for three days. The experience was everything we expected based on last year's visit. We hope to make this an annual event; I can't think of a stronger recommendation. We were particularly thrilled to be able to sit next to one of the fireplaces in the lobby and sip a glass of wine or a glass of beer. Life just doesn't get any better than that.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The rooms are immaculate and the public spaces are cozy and spacious, not an easy balance to achieve. I am a swimmer and love the pool and spa. The Equinox provides everything a visitor could ask for, a variety of restaurants, spa services and yoga classes Though I wish there were more throughout the day), with a cheerful staff always ready to help. Go there when you need a relaxing treat.

Room Tip: all the rooms seem fine
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarkONeillGM, General Manager at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Good evening and thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to post your review! Our Resort takes great pride in its cleanliness; however it is our amazing ambassadors and personalized service that sets us apart. Our indoor pool is crystal clear and has quite a following by athletes and families alike. Thank you again, and I look forward to your next visit to Manchester Village!

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We have been coming here for years due to the great accommodations, but had always avoided the restaurants. So last month during our stay we ate in and loved it. The food was creative, fresh and met our family's numerous needs. The prices were lower than we expected and the desserts were amazing. A favorite resort that cooks!

Room Tip: The south side may be quieter.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa

Address: 3567 Main St, Rte 7A, Manchester, VT 05254
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Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Manchester
#5 Family Hotel in Manchester
#7 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: £193 - £549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resting under the shadow of Vermont's Green Mountains on 1,300 acres in the quaint village of Manchester, The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa awaits your discovery. ... more   less 
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