Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose3241 Wedding stay
We had a wonderful stay. The staff was incredibly accommodating. We were responded to in minutes for any request. It was beautiful, clean, elegant but most of all comfortable. We felt welcomed and special, just what you want to feel when you pay for high end. Breakfast, albeit costly, was lovely. I hosted a wedding at the pond and I could not have asked for more. It was exactly as we hoped it would be. Several guests asked where we found this hidden gem. Needless to say we were very satisfied.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmcx2 amazing weekend, small room
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Equinox.
Pros: The grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed our hike immensely. There were many trails to choose from and they were well maintained. We enjoyed a tennis clinic with the pro Ivo who was knowledgeable and fun. The staff, concierge team especially, was extremely friendly and helpful. The best part is that the hotel will drive you to and from the area's wonderful restaurants. And afterwards, you can enjoy another round at the outdoor firepit bar.
Cons: We were "upgraded" to the Charles Orvis Inn, next door to the main building. This had a quaint bed and breakfast feel, but the room and bathroom were uncomfortably small.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by asimon Wonderful stay
We stayed over the 4th of July weekend and were extremely impressed with the quality of the hotel, food and especially the staff. We usually stay at the upper end resorts, the Equinox is among the top places we have stayed. I can't think of anything to criticize. Special thanks to all the staff and especially Elizabeth at the front desk.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul7950 Very Nice
The hotel staff was very welcoming (Elizabeth).
Room was very nice with a beatiful view of mountains. Didn't have much time to take full advantage of the amenities due to business function but hope to be back someday.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by YYZDavid Exceptional from start to finish
Our expereince at the Equinox was first rate from beginning to end. The property was beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful, and the rooms spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend, and would return if ever in the area again.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by maryjddd Great room
Our stay was first rate except for one item. The quality of the food served at your golf course was not up to snuff. After a round of golf we ordered a hamburger and two hot dogs. The hamburger was ordered medium well and it came almost rare. This was the best of the three meals by far. The hot dogs were tasteless and the rolls were stale to the point of falling apart. The hamburger was sent back and replaced with one cooked to order. We let the hot dogs slide While everything else about our stay was excellent, The Equinox needs to get control of kitchen at the course in order to be a truly top flight resort..
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aug12 August Weekend Stay
Hotel was very charming. Great service by all front desk anxd valet employees. However the service in the restaurant and bars is horrible. The staff disappears and you never see them. At the breakfast buffet our drinks were never just refilled rather we had to set search for this to happen. Lunch at the tavern was a constant waiting game. When we asked another employee for our check, he set search for our waitress for 10 minutes rather than just getting us our check. The rooms are ok. The beds are very comfortable but bathrooms are a bit tired. Overall hotel is cute but needs to work on excelling in all areas.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Thor1492 This hotel needs improvement
Since we stayed at the adjacent Charles Orvis annex, we had no one to greet us or help us with luggage. There was a peculiar smell in the entry and adjacent rooms at check-in in the main hotel--something like a combination of musty and antiseptic cleanser. The room, at about $750/night did not include breakfast though other rooms did. My wife had a cup of soup and requested just a plain grilled chicken breast at lunch. What arrived was inedible--a 2-3 day-old dry piece of meat.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Equin Chop House
Food was just average. For the prices it was disappointing. The Brussel Sprouts were not well roasted, the Rib Eye steak was not tender, the prime rib was just good. The service was very good.
The air conditioning is the room fluctuated throughout the night so at times the room was very hot.
The Brunch was excellent and drinks at the fire pit was most enjoyable.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JSVD Very relaxing
Gorgeous grounds, walk-able to town, lots of public/private space, great scenery
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmallTownGirl Fantastic Girls Weekend
My childhood girlfriend and I came for a girls overnight to relax and catch up. We hiked, biked, shopped, dined and just sat on the beautiful back deck having wine and enjoying the mountain view. What a nice treat! The staff was delightful and very helpful. The room was comfortable and well appointed.
Can't wait to return in August for another weekend with my husband!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 One problem needs correction
We love the Equinox. However, we did encounter one problem. We were in the Orvis Inn on the second floor. Above us was a family with 3 young children that would consistency run around, scream and move furniture. Many other hotels purposely place families with young children on the bottom floor. I would strongly suggest you do the same or you may lose a valued, repeat customer.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moe271 Lived up to all expectations
We'd heard wonderful things about the Equinox and all that we heard was as or better than expected
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reve22 DO IT AGAIN
That's how I felt when I left. Can't wait to return. Service is fantastic! Such a treat. Pets can be a problem though. Surprised that such a luxury hotel allows them. And I AM a dog lover! Also a little weird to charge a "resort fee". And extras for exercise classes. You are there to experience the total hotel resort. Seems petty. Room rate should include all that. Marketing mistake.
November 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by dotybird A comfortable stay with just a few minor complaints
My fiance had a pleasant 2 night stay at the Equinox Spa & Resort. The room was large and spacious though I think it lacked some basic ammenities including a bath tub, hair dryer and a less noisy AC/heating system.
We ate at the Marsh Tavern the first night. The bread basket and appetizer were quite delicious but our entrees were disappointing. My fiance's short ribs were tough and my bouillabaise was served over overcooked pasta and accompanied by two pieces of bread slathered in some buttery garlic concoction. The entrees definitely did not warrant their inflated prices.
Overall, the hotel is quite lovely and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.
October 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cowac Beautiful setting, excellent golf, good service.
Stayed at this hotel with my wife and four year old in August. An old building that looks new and has the amenities of today while still preserving its history. The door may not make a great seal. The hallway floor may be sloped a little. Noises may travel into your room quicker than some newer hotels, but that's all part of the charm of staying in such a historic venue. Overall, the service was excellent, however getting minor maintenance issues addressed appears to be a challenge. As a plus or minus depending on your views, the resort was child friendly and also allows pets. The dog down the hall could be heard loud and clear. The golf course is within walking distance and well worth the trip.
September 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ryang Great experience
From Richard at Concierge, Hope at the front desk, pablo, the ryans, and of course peter e. looking out for us.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evergrateful picture perfect weekend
This was our first visit to the Equinox Hotel and we were delighted by the warm hospitality and excellent service. All of the staff were polite professional and ready to respond to all of our requests. The grounds and buildings were beautifully maintained. The whole weekend was so relaxing and enjoyable!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Juju Very Accommodating.
On arriving, (early), my room was available. I was asked if I wanted the condos (which was originally reserved for me) or a room in the grand hotel. I chose the hotel and was given a front room. Simply awesome! The grounds are gorgeous and the decks overlook an inspiring view. Hope to return! Did not partake in the restaurants, next time.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lisascott5 Love the facility the $30 daily resort fee a bit high for what you get
We love this hotel, it is our third stay. Because we always stayed during the ski season I never paid much attention to what a guest gets for the $30 resort fee. The hot tub was not filled on our first day, all other days it was filled with kids and parents. We don't have a problem with this but the tub can only comfortable fit 4 adults at one time. The cushions on the pool lounges have seen better days not comfortable! We have stayed at other resorts on par with the Equinox where there is no charge for yoga. Honestly it's not worth the $30 resort fee.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHOutdoorSteve Treated like Royalty
Wife and I spent two days at Equinox on a golf package. Resort and course were magnificent. What gorgeous country. Course was in perfect condition surrounded by the Green Mountains of Vermont.
The indoor pool was huge - and I saw each day. great workout. Outside hot tub was perfect.
Absolutely will return again - and bring friends.
June 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 1 Year Anniversary
I purchased 2 living social vouchers in January to celebrate our anniversary and surprise my boyfriend. Upon reading Trip Advisor reviews on the Town Houses, I knew that I wanted the best experience and stay in the main inn. Samantha was unbelievable and when I told her that I wanted to upgrade, she did so at a small upgrade fee. We stayed in a king suite with amazing mountain views and above fire pit which we loved. We went to the spa and had massages which was exceptional, and also dined at the Chop House and Marsh Tavern which was delicious. We live in Boston and were at Equinox during the terrorist attack, I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. Thanks for the experience and we will be back soon!
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BKE1 Why only a good rating
First & foremost, all of the staff that we met were helpful, courteous and knowledgeable; just fantastic! The facilities were wonderful. What makes me rate my experience only a "good" was a menu item we had. Had we not ordered the lobster mac & cheese as a side with our wonderful filets I probably would rate my experience excellent. This dish was so disappointing, so not worth the $, so not gourmet and made such a negative impact that I had to comment on it. This dish even eclipsed having coffee spilled on me the next morning at breakfast. I would recommend that this dish be taken off the menu or it's recipe be revamped. I do not normally do surveys but thought in this case it was warranted. Thank you for your consideration.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UltimateTraveler13 Luxury in Vermont
We recently spent a long weekend at the Equinox. The staff is extremely friend and professional. Great service and the rooms were lovely. We had a spacious double-queen room in the main building. Appointed nicely and very comfortable. The only recommendation I would have is that our bathroom needed a little updating / maintenance. The tub was clogged (which we forgot to mention to the front desk) and the door looked a little worn.
The property was great. Nice sitting rooms and deck. Delicious brunch buffet and complimentary coffee / tea in the mornings.
The restaurant could use a more interesting cocktail menu (perhaps a list of 5 signature cocktails) and a few more options on appetizers / food to share.
Spa and gym were spacious and well-equipped. A lovely place to stay where we would definitely stay again.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by susan4 The staff was exceptional.
We were at the resort for a wedding which was absolutely beautiful. We had a family death just before we came and had changed our reservations a few times. They were very accommodating and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Right down to the person at the door who was especially wonderful, it was beautiful, relaxing and elegant. The food was delicious in the tavern and at the wedding, The spa was terrific,had a great massage. The dance floor in the ballroom was a bit small for 150 guests. But the room was so pretty and festive that it felt like a fairytale.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuckySteve Equinox and their staff are great, problems lie with how guests are treated by outside companies
The Equinox staff were perfect.
We were upgraded to the Orvis suites on our tenth wedding anniversary and this was really appreciated!
The grounds are beautiful and our stay was very enjoyable.
This is a wonderful historic New England town resort with tons to offer in the area including world class food.
That said, there were two issues that caused us unpleasant moments from folks who do not work for the hotel but who rent the hotel facilities.
Unfortunately my familiy and the family that vacationed with us were asked to vacate the Equinox pond, stop swimming, move our cars and get out. This resulted in us moving our cars and having a 3, 4, 9, and 10 year old walk a half mile so the fly casting group could be accomodated.
Also, our wives and children were told to leave the hotel pool by the aquatic instructor because "these ladies have paid a lot of money to take this class."
In both cases the Equinox guest (we have been a dozen times) were made to feel like third class citizens at the resort to make way for people not even staying at the hotel.
You have guests paying hundreds of dollars a day to visit the Equinox resort being told to scram to accommodate folks who I would venture to say contribute quite a bit less to the hotel's bottom line in comparison...
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shell13 Going to be hard to top this one
Worth the 3+ hours it takes to drive there. Hotel is gorgeous, staff sincere and eager to please, and the food is top notch. I came here for a scrapbooking event and I plan to return with my family since there seemed to be many activities in the area we would enjoy. The ribeye was cooked perfectly at the Marsh Tarvern. The breakfast buffet was the best I've had anywhere. Don't forget to visit the Shoppe to buy a box of cider donuts to take home...they make them at the hotel daily and are just like what my grandmother used to make!
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NancyRose Wonderful Stay!
We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary at the Equinox Resort and enjoyed every minute of it.Dinner at the Marsh Tavern was one of the best meals I've ever had - ever. Truly a 5 Star Resort from the moment we walked in until we left. Every hotel employee we met did everything possible to make our visit enjoyable. I can't say enough about the resort. We'll definitely be back.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful business escape
Although the purpose of my trip was business, I felt like I was a world away when not in meetings. A beautiful piece of property in a tranquil location. It didn't hurt that there wasn't a cloud in the sky for entire visit.
June 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dzinertimz Relaxing with things to do
The hotel is wonderfully situated near hiking, shopping and with a terrific spa to keep you occupied. The rooms are ok, even after the refurbishing. There isn't enough light in the bathroom sink area to see anything. And there was a wardrobe oddly situated in the hall as you enter the room -- the strangest placement of furniture which had me redesigning the room in my head every time i was in the room. They could use a safe in the room as well. The food was great in the bar, Marsh Tavern and the chop house. Breakfast was wonderful. Would definitely return and maybe try another room that has better lighting and furniture placement.
the outdoor area has great seating. They could use more umbrellas to shade the seating.
July 5, 2012