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“Not Worth The Money”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Waybury Inn

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Waybury Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Middlebury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not Worth The Money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

THe Inn is ok, staff not very friendly. Would be nice to have tea and coffee available thru out the day. The room is ok, rug is old. Noisy as we were in room 1 and you heard everybody coming and going, especially a woman who dragged her suitcase down 14 steps at 6:45am. The guests above our room walking and flushing the toilet. The resturants food was very good but the service was minimal. No mention of the specials. Had to ask for rolls. I felt like I was putting the waitress out. Breakfast food was terrible. Potatoes tasted like they had been prepared in old oil. You get a complimentary breakfast but gratituty was not included. For the price you pay to stay, they should be able to afford paying their staff well.Would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Felton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Waybury Inn has an incredible history and the building has been kept up very well. We especially enjoyed the Pub for dinner as it's a friendly place with nice ambience. We've stayed at over 40 B & Bs over the years and had high expectations for this Inn, mostly because of the advertising and price. Most of the Inns we've stayed in before have made us feel very special and welcomed. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get that same sense from the Waybury Inn. There are some great things about it (history, decor and uniqueness of the building itself, nice staff in the Pub, etc.), but there are also areas we feel they could improve on. We loved the chocolate chip cookies at the counter, but how about an area for complimentary coffee/tea/cider? Normally we've been offered something in the afternoon/evening - just a simple gesture to let guests know they're 'family' for the night. It also seemed awkward to be warned that gratuities aren't included in the complimentary breakfast. I've never before stayed at a B & B where a tip was expected, mentioned, or even allowed. I realize this is an "Inn," so perhaps that's the difference, but it feels like a B & B in most ways. I'd rather have a tip included in the overall price and just not know about it. Both of us also commented immediately about how uncomfortable the bed was. It was quite hard, and we actually prefer a firm mattress. We'd suggest purchasing mattresses more appropriate for this type of accommodation, with a pillow-top and quality linens. A comforter/duvet would also be more in line with an "Inn" or B & B. We've stayed at about 50 hotels so far on this vacation alone (long cross-country trip) and even chain motels, such as Best Western, now have very luxurious beddings. Overall, we're glad we stayed at the Waybury Inn for the experience and it was also convenient for our route, but most likely would not stay there again.

Room Tip: The rooms in the front get a lot of road noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

We were here for a wedding and it was also our first time in Vermont. We had such a good experience here, the staff is friendly and extremely helpful! They helped plan our weekend with local attractions and really knew what kind of activities we were looking to do. The Inn is located just a short ride away from town and is such a charming place! The food was fresh and delicious! I definitely recommend staying here for a few days and enjoying Middlebury!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Fresh peach mint soup, mushroom wellington, blueberry vinegar dressing on salad, maple syrup glaze on cheescake. Everything was so fresh from local farmers. Although not professionally trained, the pride of growing up in this family owned business clearly showed. Hidden away in EAST Middlebury did not keep people from finding it as there were cars from 5 states in their small parking lot. This is one place that doesn't need anything but word of mouth advertising. We didn't stay there so I didn't rate the room.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We came to visit Middlebury College, and needed a place to stay. This was a terrific find! It is charming in all respects. The two rooms we stayed in were beautifully appointed, a little on the small side (but I had purposefully selected that as we were only there for an overnight), but wonderfully comfortable. Each room has its own unique decor, just so nicely done. The whole place has a beautiful ambience. Great service, very clean (that's so important) such nice people too.

The complimentary breakfast deserves a special shout out as it was amazing and delicious. We didn't have dinner there - I wish we had, given how great the breakfast was. Home made muffins and bread... Their attention to detail and service was excellent. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed at this B&B after a long day of biking and going up Brandon Gap (15% grade) and coming down E. Middlebury Gap for a 60 mile ride. At the base of EMG, you will find the Waybury Inn, where the opening to the Bob Newhart Show was filmed years ago. This "hunting lodge" style B&B has everything one needs. Great food, a nice pub and outdoor seating with a well-manicured yard next to the B&B. The service, the attention to detail are all commendable. The only challenge this property has, in my opinion, is that it needs a stronger internet system. Very few were able to connect. I had very spotty service (AT&T).

Room Tip: The Mansfield Room, where I stayed, has a nice double bed and an attached bathroom.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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WayburyInn, Front Office Manager at Waybury Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Hampstead 6111,

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Waybury and your time in the area. We are currently resolving the internet connectivity issues that have affected our guest internet access over the past few days. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We hope to have you here again soon.

Regards,
The Waybury Inn
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Inn is beautiful, the room was perfect--Honestly, I have never slept as well anywhere travelling as I did at the Waybury Inn. The bed was extremely comfortable, the room was quiet, and the temperature perfect. The complimentary breakfast was quite good--nothing was the "best ever", but it was a really good breakfast. Service at the Inn is good. The overall sense I had is that the Inn will meet all expectations, but never exceed them. I guess I expected as an out-of-state traveler to a bed-and-breakfasty place to get a bit more individual and personal attention. It was a corporate experience at a homey place, and that felt strange.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Waybury Inn
Address: 457 E Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753-8656
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Region: United States > Vermont > Middlebury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Middlebury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waybury Inn is known not only for its role on the Bob Newhart Show, but also for its extraordinary dining options and beautiful accommodations. The Waybury Inn's thirteen guest rooms are decorated with a little whimsy and provide all of the comforts expected in today’s lodging. It is true that we are over 200 years old, but we have spent the last ten years renovating and decorating to offer the best blends of historic charm and comfortable surroundings. Dog-friendly accommodations, deep claw-foot bathtubs, free wireless internet, a dedicated guest PC, and a full service bar are just some of the amenities we offer. All of our guests also enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. ... more   less 
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Waybury Hotel Middlebury

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