My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 days on a ski trip with our local club. The hotel is obviously older and could use some modern touches. The lobby has complimentary coffee, a large common tv and a fireplace with some board games to relax.
The rooms need some work. Comforters are worn and a little stained and so was my mattress (black questionable stains) a few of the lights in the room also didn't work. This was all okay with the two of us since we were just in Stowe to ski and by the time we got back too tired to do anything else. Bedding was a little hard, but not the worst.
Breakfast is served every morning, it is scrambled eggs, a type of meat, and either pancakes, french toast or waffles. It is like being in a college dining hall, with the same immediate effects on your digestive tract.
A lot of reviewers have commented on the friendliness of the staff, but I found them to be the complete opposite and not at all concerned that they were rude while employed in the customer service industry. James (Turtle) in the bar is hot and cold.While there we were watching the Eagles game, the bar was semi full and he began to close up all around us at 10 pm!!! He is only semi-attentive, but the drinks are cheap. The TV's need to be upgraded in the bar as well.
I found Floyd at the front desk to be extremely rude. He answered every question with a question and was very unhelpful. We asked him to call us a cab and recommend a bar. He recommended the most expensive place in town, gave our cab to another couple and watched from the front desk (while flirting with another guest) while we stood in the vestibule of the hotel for 30 minutes. I also went down to the front desk and asked "do you have a hair dryer' and he responded with "i don't know, do i?"
Overall, I found the staff to be rude, complaining about their owner in front of and to guests, and ungrateful. Our group was reminded to tip at breakfast after a staff complain. It is a buffet and all the servers do is take your plate. I can bus my own plate.
One redeeming quality is this hotel is on the free shuttle stop so you can get downtown for a decent meal but the staff at the Commodores is either misinformed or reluctant to explain when the shuttle leaves because we were told multiple times that it is off between 5-8 and definitely took the shuttle during this time.
All this being said, if you're just in Stowe to ski and pass out when you're done, this place is acceptable. If you want to be treated like a guest instead of a nuisance, spend a few more $$ and go somewhere else. I know I will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spend your next vacation at our peaceful 30-acre lakeside setting at the edge of historic Stowe Village. Featuring modern comfort with country charm, the Commodores Inn has all the amenities you need to make your visit to Stowe a memorable one. All guest rooms are non-smoking, and pet friendly rooms are available by request. We invite you to join us in our Lighthouse Bar & Grill featuring traditional New England favorites including our Chef's famous coconut chicken, sesame beef tips, salads, pastas, vegetables, seafood, beef, poultry and vegetarian specialties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Commodores Hotel Stowe
- Commodores Inn Stowe, Vermont