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The Stamford Motel & Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights while she competed at the Vermont Horse Show. It was a great location, convenient to the show grounds and close to Manchester Center. The room was clean, comfortable, quiet and the scenery was beautiful. We loved eating at Nipper's cafe (next to the motel).

We would definitely recommend staying here and will also be returning when we attend the horse show next year.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
So sweet - many of our rooms are desirable. We are so happy you had a great stay. Thanks, Karen & Adam
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Waretown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very reasonably priced motel for the Manchester area, room was clean and comfortable. People in charge were very polite and made you feel at home. Motel is very close to Manchester Center and great golf and restaurants.

Room Tip: Very reasonable in an excellent area of Vermont.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
Perfect - thanks for writing a review. Glad we lived up to your expectations. Thanks, Karen & Adam
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Normally when we travel on vacation, any decent, inexpensive and conveniently-located place with a comfortable bed in which to crash after a long day of driving, shopping and sightseeing will do just fine. The Stamford Motel looked like it met those criteria when we booked a room there to attend the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows just down the road in East Dorset.

Let's just say it far exceeded our rather modest expectations.

The location was superb for our needs, just minutes from the horse show and likewise into downtown Manchester. The room was clean, with a large and very comfortable bed. The free WiFi worked great, too. A delicious breakfast was included in the very reasonable price of the room. So at this point, the overall package is just one great deal already.

What sets any place apart, however, is the people. And on this metric, The Stamford Motel hits the ball out of the park.

The friendliness and attentiveness of the owners and staff made our stay really special. It was obvious that Karen and Adam love running the place, and everyone truly enjoys working there. In fact, every evening we'd unwind after a long day by getting acquainted and sharing stories with Karen and her team over beers in the small bar at Nipper's Café. Her recommendations for running and hiking in the area were spot-on. A lot of locals frequented the restaurant, too, always a reliable indicator of the quality of the food. And did I mention the beautiful view from the outdoor deck? Definitely the best place to have a meal and a cocktail.

So, this is the place to stay in the area. Hard to imagine one can get a better overall value. We'll be back, for sure.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
Hoping to see you this year. Thanks for writing a review and such a long one. Thanks, Karen & Adam
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights recently and found the room, very clean. The TV was a very small flat-screen with many channels. The room has wifi. The bathroom was updated, however the shower is very small. If your looking for a room as in the Marriott, forget it, but for a motel, this is definitely above average. We noticed a bit of a musty smell in the room, so we left the windows open. Great fresh air, but the proximity to the road did bring in some noise from travelling cars.

Breakfast at their cafe is probably the best part of this motel. They offer great coffee, real pancakes (secret recipe) and real maple syrup. Many of the thinks on the menu are grown right there. In fact many of the eggs served are from their chickens.

If you've got to stay in Manchester on a budget, this is the place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank David S
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
We are glad we passed. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Many thanks, Karen & Adam
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Carver, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We loved the Stamford Motel! The rooms were well sized, comfortable and clean. The place is well located just outside Manchester and within short drives of many parks, scenic drives and shopping venues. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful, even faxing a business document for me from their office to be sure it went through. Having the Nipper Cafe on site was so convenient and the food was delicious for breakfast and dinner. I'm celiac and need gluten free food - they were happy to accommodate me. No reactions at all! Even the gardens were lovely and well maintained - I loved seeing the hummingbirds flit by! First rate place!

Room Tip: Room 10 is larger, on n end and has a small dorm size fridge!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
Music to our ears. So happy that you had an enjoyable experience. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Thanks, Karen & Adam
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Beersheba, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed at Stamford Motel 2 nights in July. We have ordered the room with queen bed, but were upgraded for king bed room without additional payment. The room was very clean, comfortable and recently refurbished. It has everything you need: air condition, fridge, coffee-tea facility, good (nonstop) WI-FI, TV with a plenty of channels, nice linen and towels. Karen was available any time we needed. Full tasteful breakfast (3 options are suggested) was included. We had a dinner in their Nipper's cafe/restaurant - very good cuisine and affordable prices. There is a small and clean swimming pool.
The surrounding forest is beautiful. The location is perfect - just 1.5 mile from the town center.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joseph K
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
Thrilled - Thrilled - Thrilled that you had an awesome time and we lived up to your expectations. Thanks, Karen & Adam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I stayed at the Stamford motel for two weeks. I have never had a better expierence, which says a lot because I travel for work all the time. The room was comfortable clean and homey. The staff was extremely accomedating. After just a few days I felt right at home.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank Ginagazzara
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Karen G, Owner at The Stamford Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2015
Thanks for the kind of words - a pleasure to have you stay with us.

Thanks, Karen & Adam
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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 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#4 Green 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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