We arrived on a cold, drizzly Afternoon, Oct. 6th. The large fireplace in the lobby looked inviting but ( like the hotel's heating system) was never used. Over 7 nights (we extended our Road Scholar visit by 2 nights) we stayed in two rooms, neither of which had been painted since the Eisenhower era. Dangerous and overloaded wiring had left burn marks on the outlets and none of the shower/bath faucets functioned correctly. In place of central heat we had small oil radiator heaters. The floors were so unlevel that I many participants had to jam objects into the dressers to keep the drawers from sliding open. The food provided to participants was bland, unimagainative and doled out by the "innkeeper" like his hidden riches. The elevator was 150 steps away and the laundry area would have worked for a "SAW" setting. The so-called "innkeeper" (Dave Briggs) was frugal to a fault. I'm amazed that Road Scholar and the VT Fire Marshall have given this relic a pass. BTW we were chaged 25c a piece for 4 pieces of printer paper to print our boarding passes. Nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Coolidge is perfectly situated in the heart of Central Vermont and the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire at the junction of the White River and Connecticut River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Coolidge offers 30 country inn guestrooms with private baths, 5 event and meeting rooms, a gift shop and a location in the heart of the village of White River Junction. Many local shops and trendy diners, cafes, a martini bar and other restaurants are within walking distance. The professional live theater production group Northern Stage calls the Briggs Opera House home and is located right next door to Hotel Coolidge. You'll find surprises and delights as you explore downtown White River Junction. Our downtown White River Junction location is next to a stop on Amtrak’s Vermonter rail service. In addition, a Greyhound bus terminal is located in White River Junction, we are also just minutes away from the Lebanon, NH airport, and less than 1 mile from the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91. Advance Transit provides a free weekday bus service to the region with a stop just one block from Hotel Coolidge. Dartmouth College and the Tuck School of Business in Hanover, NH are less than 8 minutes away. The quintessential Village of Woodstock, VT and the four-season resort community of Quechee Lakes Resort are also close by. Whatever you fancy, Hotel Coolidge offers a front row seat to the Upper Valley! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coolidge Hotel White River Junction