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Review of The Stamford Motel & Restaurant

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The Stamford Motel & Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

. This motel is very welcoming and nice with a good restaurant. The owner is helpful and friendly.
Three of us had a very large room with two queen size beds with good mattresses. I have stayed there twice this year and enjoyed both stays.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ANNC70
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
We are so happy that you decided to return. Room 14 is my favorite room as well it is huge both the room and the bathroom - negative its upstairs if someone has issues with the stairs. Many many thanks for finding the time to write the review. Thanks, Karen
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We happily stayed at the Stamford Motel last winter for our second time. We visit Manchester occasionally to see family and it's great to be able to stay in such a comfortable and friendly place without paying a fortune. Karen and Adam are great hosts and my favorite part of the stay is always eating at Nippers Cafe, which has fantastic food. Breakfast at Nippers is my favorite - incredible menu and wonderfully prepared! We usually stay in the upstairs room which accommodates my family nicely, giving us plenty of room. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BellaTuscany2011
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
It is a simple menu but everything is fresh especially in the summer we have the gardes out back and we offer farm fresh eggs from out back. We are thrilled that we lived up to your expectations and we look forward to your return. Thanks, Karen
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I feel like i stayed at a different inn than that which was reviewed on this site. I was upgraded to a room that was on the second floor (same as the January 2nd 2013 review), and i was extremely happy to see a clean, comfortable room about 1 mi from the center of Manchester Vermont.
I was there on a cycling trip and i didnt want to spend alot of $$. I travel alot (business), and normally stay at luxury hotels but this trip was more about cycling than anything else (i needed a nice bed, working bathroom, a TV and minimal bugs...Man-cation). For the rate paid, I was more than satisfied. Great room, great nights sleep (twice) and absolutely no bugs were seen. Karen was a fantastic host and the restuarant on site had a really interesting menu with great reviews. If Karen reads this, i will be booking the same room at the same time in 2014. Thanks

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike H
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Room 14 is a great room. We are so happy that you were happy with your accommodations. We are close to town and we have gorgeous views of Mount Equinox. Thanks for finding the time to write a review. Thanks, Karen
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

The stay was great, also the most affordable place to stay in manchester. The place looks beautiful, with flowers and even a henhouse with chickens. really great atmosphere. Comfortable beds and nicely decorated rooms. The owners are great people, and take their time to make you feel at home. I would definitly recommend this place.

The road adjecent to the hotel is a little busy, and you will hear it if you sit at the pool.

Room Tip: Location for all the rooms are probably good. I liked room 6 situated close to the parking lot, pool...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Avh87
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
We aim for affordability. Located 1.5 miles from downtown Manchester and offering some of the most beautiful views in town from your motel room. The gardens are gorgeous - some of them need a ton of work while others look great - summer 2014 I will be cutting back. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a nice review and sharing your feed back - we greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Karen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

When we arrived in early June we received a warm welcome from the owners and the distinct impression that urgent work was underway to get the motel ready for the summer rush. A crew was doing some serious carpentry and tile work on one of the rooms, this was not conducive to afternoon naps.

The motel seems to be a work in progress, a sort of DYI project with the very best intentions and flashes of genuine taste and consideration. If you are looking for Martha Steward perfect room and a flawless finish, you had best look elsewhere. And expect to pay alot more than we did at this ccnveniently located inn. my hip daughter in law would declare it all funky. You get the idea. some nice old wooden furniture, call them Vermont antiques if you like, grace the rooms. Everything is freshly painted with interesting color schemes, including the bathroom door that sticks. The beds are comfortable, the linen clean, the towel freshr and promptly changed each day. Bathrooms are a bit tight but updated.

Our bottom line is you can't fault the very nice owners for effort, pleasantness and gumption. They are care even if at times the execution falters. Stay there for the value and pretty nice rooms.

Oh, if you hear a fan running in the middle of the quiet of the Vermont night, it may be the motor on the over sized and new frig. We unplugged it till morning.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RPCV1963
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
We do apologize that we were under renovations while you were here but the spring is the time for us to work on the property. Many thanks for staying with us. Hopefully we are further ahead if you decide to come back. Thanks, Karen
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Fairfield CT
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

My wife and I picked The Stamford based on other reviews and we are very glad we did! When we arrived, Karen, the owner, was there to greet us with a smile and she made sure we got checked into our room quickly after our 3 1/2 hour drive. It's obvious you are dealing with an owner who really cares about her guests as she was more than willing and happy to take the time to find out what we wanted to do during our stay and then go over where the best hikes and attractions that we were interested in were. After a long day of hiking and other activities, we opted to have dinner at Nippers right there in the Motel and were very pleasantly surprised! Adam, Karen's husband and co-owner, is also the chef and the food was excellent. The rooms have been recently renovated and ours was clean and neat and the sheets were crisp and white.. We got a King size bed which was very comfortable. As mentioned in the headline of this review, the motel is conveniently located just a couple of minutes outside Manchester Center.

I am now just a little suspicious of a couple of the oddly vindictive reviews written as I don't see how some of the things they have written could even be true.

We had a great little two night getaway and will definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smartkiltedman
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
It was so kind of you to write a great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife. I really enjoyed our conversation. I hope things go well for you in Fairfield and I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Karen
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

I do not usually use trip advisor however at the request of this business's manager I would like to address a prior review made by a user which implied that a king bed was promised and they were then given a full size bed. I made the reservation for that particular user and shared the room with that indiviudal, and therefore I would like to clarify that we did originally request a king bed, but then after specifiying that we did not want to have to switch rooms for the second day (which is what we would have needed to do in order to have a king bed both nights), the manager then assigned us a room with a full size bed that would allow us to not have to switch rooms... the manager apparently advised me of this, but I must have forgotten. The manager has also contacted me in the response to the previous review (because I was the one who made the reservation) and clarified that the upstairs rooms were under partial renovations at the time of our stay, which is why they did not seem as nice as the downstairs front rooms. Because the previous review is not mine, and I cannot remove it, I figured it would be best to post something addressing the issue. The manager of this establishment clearly cares very much about the public's view and the overall reputation of this motel, as she has been in contact me consistently requesting that I remove the prevoius review (which I cannot do as it is not mine). I hope this counter-review will suffice in clarifying that the prior review's mention of the king vs. full bed was not entirely factual.

Room Tip: Request a renovated room, as some are much more updated then others.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank e c
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SallyH123, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you so much we appreciate the fact that you have tried to rectify the situation to the best of your ability. We greatly appreciate your help in this matter. Thanks, Karen
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Property: The Stamford Motel & Restaurant
Address: 6458 Main St, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255-9489 (Formerly The Stamford Motel)
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Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Manchester
#4 Green Hotel in Manchester
#4 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Stamford Motel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will be glad you chose the Stamford Motel & Restaurant for your stay in Manchester Center, VT we are conveniently located just 1.5 miles north of the center from the designer outlets. We are set back from Route 7A and we offer 7 rooms on 5 landscaped acres with a 180 degree view of Mount Equinox. We have a selection of rooms from a single full, queen or king as well as rooms with two full size beds or two queen beds. All rooms have individually controlled thermostats, air-conditioners, TV (direct TV) microwaves and refrigerators and free coffee. We are certain that your stay with us will be pleasurable. Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse is a 30 seat restaurant located at the motel serving breakfast from 8am - 10am midweek - 7:30am - 10am Saturday and 7:30am - 12pm and dinner from 5pm - 8pm. We grow many fresh vegetables out back in the spring - fall that are used in the restaurant. The restaurant is currently closed on Monday and Tuesday. ... more   less 
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