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“Affordable and Approachable”
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Ladd Brook Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pownal
San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Affordable and Approachable”
Reviewed 30 August 2010

My work keeps me on the road most of the times, and I have traveled a lot. I stayed at Americas Best Value Inn in Pownal, VT. A very nice and affordable place I must say. Not far from Williamstown (only 3 miles), and much much cheaper than the motels in town, with almost the same facilities. The staff was friendly and efficient. Right on Route 7, it is best location with great view of the mountains and lush green lawns.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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bestvalueinnpownal_w, Manager at Ladd Brook Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2011
Dear davisamithens,

Thank you for sharing a review about our motel. We take great pride in exceeding guest expectations. I am glad to hear that you have made Americas Best Value Inn your home away from home.



Sincerely,
Amar-manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Pownal, VT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2010

Me and my family stayed here on August 13, 14 and 15, 2010. We came in to attend Williams College Theatre Festival. It is really close to Williams College. Our rooms were very nice and clean and the beds very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and the housekeepers were very attentive. They served good continental breakfast. They have a wonderful view of Taconic mountains. We spent the hot days cooling down in the pool. We all left happy and very satisfied. Whenever we are in the area we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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bestvalueinnpownal_w, Manager at Ladd Brook Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2011
Dear Samjone 311,

Thank you for sharing your comments about our motel. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.



Regards,
Amar-Manager
Americas Best Value Inn-Pownal, VT
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2010

We stayed here for one night, and it was one night too many.
The room that we were given was a King, corner room. The bathroom was not functioning well as there was no hot water, some of the taps didn't work in the sinks and when water did come out (cold) it was chunky! Not a good sign. The towels were not clean at all, with rather disgusting stains on them.
There was mold and mildew in the room and it appeared it had not been used recently.
The bed had poorly fitting sheets and a slab of wood under the mattress. We didn't sleep well at all, in fact after a few hours of trying to rest the over powering smell and mold was too much for us and we asked to move to another room in the middle of the night. The second room was less moldy so we were at least able to get a few hours sleep before checking out as early as possible the next morning.
There was no wifi in the room.
There were gaps between the wall and the door that not only let the humidity and outside air in but obviously a good route for spiders and other creepy crawly type creatures.
The pool was poorly maintained, lots of flaked paint in the water and surrounding area.

Not a place I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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bestvalueinnpownal_w, Manager at Ladd Brook Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2011
Dear AlbanyKevin,

Thank you for sharing a review about our motel. There is never an excuse for providing anything less than a perfect stay. I apologize for any negative experience you encountered with insects and mold odor. We are located in a wooded area which sometimes can bring insects onto the property. We have installed a new roof which should help with the room odors. We do have a local pest elimination company which treats the rooms routinely. We hope that you give us another opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,
Amar-
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2010

I had my reservation transferred to this hotel after the A.B.V. hotel I had originally booked with shut its doors unexpectedly. High(low)lights: The room smelled heavily of damp and mold, which was not alleviated by opening windows or running the air conditioner overnight. Ceiling tiles were broken and one- over the bed- had a hole in it that was stuffed with a plastic bag. The screen in the window facing the parking lot was sitting loose in the window frame and all of the window sills were covered with dead insects. The mold smell was so bad I couldn't stay for second night of my visit. For this I was charged a $179.99/night AAA member rate (the rate at the original hotel) for the room in this hotel, which normally charges $71.10/night as its AAA member rate. HUGE disappointment.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Saxtons River, VT
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2010

I was there three nights. Cleanliness and basics were OK. Second day, around 4 a maid came by and asked if I would like clean towels- she never mentioned making up the bed. The third day, no one ever came by, so no clean towels and and no bed making nor trash emptying. I suspect I could have demanded such from the owner? manager, but I didn't.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Ladd Brook Inn

Property: Ladd Brook Inn
Address: 5939 Route 7, Pownal, VT 05261-4412 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn )
Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Pownal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pownal
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,863 - ₹ 7,146
Hotel Class:2 star — Ladd Brook Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint, country style inn nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains. At Americas Best Value Inn Pownal/Williamstown, your comfort and convenience come first with us. We offer a park-like setting for you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Taconic Mountains and Pownal Valley. Each of our spotless air-conditioned rooms has been furnished with Vermont's own Ethan Allen furniture. Every room has a telephone and cable television. Typically you will find us chatting with guests or in the dining area where we serve our complimentary continental breakfast. We're at the edge of town, close to all area attractions, and we have the peaceful country setting and friendly hospitality you're looking for. We hope you'll stay with us and give us the opportunity to make your visit relaxing and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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