We Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights the weekend of February 24th 2012. The check-in process was very quick and while the desk agent did not mention my Elite status I was given key cards showing my status.
We reserved and were provided a Penthouse Suite. The room consists of a living room, kitchen, bedroom with queen bed and an upstairs loft with a queen sized bed. There are 2 bathrooms in the suite. The room was clean with plenty of soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. There was also one package of microwave popcorn for the first night along with coffee and tea which we did not use. Access to the room is through outside access or from an exterior pathway between the buildings. There are no interior hallways at this property. Our room was clean as it should be however, the room does need a refurbishment with many items out of date such as CRT style TV's, old furniture, noisy appliances, worn carpeting and worn tile and fixtures in the bathrooms. The exterior of the buildings have rotting wood trim and siding and several broken stairs.
Breakfast is included with the cost of the room. Breakfast is from 7:00 - 10:00 am and includes eggs, sausage patties, potatoes, waffles, orange juice, cranberry juice, a large bowl of yogurt, English muffins, regular muffins, bread and bagels. The scramble eggs are hand made an while most items are fresh, the baked goods did not seem to be fresh. The lady attending the breakfast is very nice and is very dedicated to her job. She did an excellent job servicing the area and preparing the food. The pool and spa are only able to be accessed from the outside. The pool temperature was about 80 degrees making for a cold short swim. The spa was warm and not too hot. However the spa is in one corner of the pool and is very small. holding only 4 people. The pool area is clean but the pool needs a major refurbishment. There are rust stains in the bottom of the pool, exposed electrical wires and a missing light inside the pool, cracked areas in the pool and many tiles are broken and need to be repaired. While this was a pleasant stay and the hotel is clean. The major problem with the property is simply it is worn out. This is apparent especially in the pool area and the common areas of the hotel. While the room are clean the dated furnishings and worn out rooms do not measure up to the Marriott standards I have see at other properties. As a result I would not stay at this hotel until it has been refurbished.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonesta ES Burlington, VT has all you need to rest, work and play. Located just a short distance from Burlington International Airport, this upscale, extended-stay hotel in Burlington, VT offers spacious suites with full kitchens, free wireless Internet, a heated indoor pool & whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center (guests also enjoy access and classes at the nearby Sports Edge fitness facility) and a complimentary daily breakfast buffet. A short drive to Stowe, Sugarbush and Smuggler's Notch, it's easy to enjoy four seasons of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, skiing and skating. Cruise Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen or the Lake Champlain Ferries, or visit ECHO Lake Aquarium, Shelburne Farms, and the Ethan Allen Homestead instead. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Burlington/Williston Hotel Williston
- Residence Inn Williston
- Williston Residence Inn