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“I wouldn't do it again”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Viking Motel

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Viking Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Wilmington
New York City, New York
1 review
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“I wouldn't do it again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

I know they must mean well, and I really don't want to talk about the owners except to say "I think they need to put some money into refurbishing this motel"
It is so outdated and not too clean at all. The suite has such old (not too clean) furniture.. but when I moved into the motel, I can say I couldn't sleep all night. I looked up at the ceiling and wanted to run. It was sooooooo dirty, and smelly. Thank god it was for just one night. I could not wait to get out of there. The price was pretty cheap but I still think even that was too much to pay. :-(

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2010

We were tired, on a budget, and it was simply time to find a bed for the night. It was a rainy night and we didn’t feel like we wanted to go further. We should have. In the end, we slept well and saved a good deal of money. The part that we didn’t care for was the fact that the room was very dated, had some curious holes in the wall, was lacking in any kind of feel that this room had attention or upgrades lately, and was nearly a deal breaker for even one night. It is hilarious, as someone else said, that the restaurant looks like it will be ready to serve you in the morning but it’s not going to. Just leave the key in the door when you leave (that’s what you are instructed to do) and that’s that. If you are headed to Haystack or Mount Snow and don’t care about your room but want to save, go for it! Otherwise, I would recommend going elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2010

The Viking Motel has great rates, really friendly owners, clean and attractive rooms, and a nicely landscaped front lawn. The rooms are fairly basic, but do come with a mini-fridge and coffee maker. I would recommend the Viking to anyone looking for comfy rooms and a great value. The free wireless internet is fast and reliable.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2010

Smelly, dirtyy. Toilet was not working, water leaking. Heat controlled by them very cold.
Unhealthy. Manager was to rebate room and never did. Do Not Stay at this place ever. BBB bureau and Chamber been contacted.

Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2010

This place was great. Chose it for two reasons- the low room price and because it was very close to Mount Snow (10-12 minutes.) While this isn't a ritzy hotel, the rooms were perfect- a coffemaker and individual packets of coffee, sugar and tea were included. The bathroom was a little weird and the remote to the TV was visibly broken, but still worked.

The owners are VERY nice and accomodating. Also- be advised that the resteraunt attached to the motel hasn't been open for years, even though it is still set up- right down to the buffet tables and table cloths on the tables. That's fine though, because there are a few resteraunts up and down the road and right across the street there's a gas station that sells a ton of (surprisingly) sandwiches and other snacky things.

I would DEFINETLY come back here! It was certainly the center of a great Vermont get away.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2010

We had to leave our ski house for other reasons so we called and made reservations here at the Viking Motel. The rates were very reasonable for the area but once we got to the room, it smelled of mold and stale smoke (even though it was a non-smoking room). At around 6am each morning (I'm guessing that's when the room next to us got up), the water pipes were loud from next door showering.

If money is an issue, this is the place to stay -- otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Granville, NY
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2009

Whenever I travel, I always look for the best value I can find. Being born in the country, I don't expect the Ritz when I go to Vermont. After staying at the Viking various times over the years, it makes me wonder if some of the other reviewers here forgot where they were (or maybe have some ax to grind).
The Viking is charming Vermont accomodations, the hosts are extremely friendly, the rooms have always been clean and the beds fresh, and the location is within walking distance of everything Wilmington has to offer, a step out the door to statewide snowmobile trails, and only a short drive to ski areas, lakes, and hiking trails.
In summary, if you expect Vermont you'll get it. If you expect big city luxury, stay home!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Viking Motel
Address: 88 E Main St, PO Box 236, Wilmington, VT 05363
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Region: United States > Vermont > Wilmington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Viking Motel is a family-run business conveniently located on VT. Route 9 in the picturesque town of Wilmington, Vermont. We are within easy walking distance to the historic village of Wilmington, where a variety of shops and restaurants can satisfy your interests, from crafts and ski equipment, to lobster or a great bowl of home-made chili. Walk around and get a taste of New England friendliness or ride the free shuttle bus (The MOOver), which runs between Wilmington, Dover and the Mt. Snow ski area. Our comfortable rooms include queen or double beds, full bath, color-cable TV, air-conditioning, direct dial phones, refrigerators, and wireless Internet access. Coffee machines with complimentary pkgs. of coffee and tea are in each room. Newly reconstructed rooms include brand new furnishings and flat screen TVs.Extend your stay in one of our two spacious two bedroom suites, each furnished with desk/dining area, refrigerator, stove top, microwave, full bath and TV. Coffee machines with complimentary packages of coffee and tea are also included. ... more   less 
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