Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
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Left Boston Monday morning after picking up our Chrysler SUV, a nice car but too many bells and whistles so can make a difficult job of driving on the right hand side of the road a little more challenging. We started the journey on an interstate highway which makes the F3 look like a goat track but had no alternative until we got about halfway to Hartford. Left the interstate and followed the minor roads to Sturbridge ...
... are almost home! The White Mountains greet us in New Hampshire and we enjoy a familiar landscape. The clouds threaten rain and we prepare ourselves... Sara dons the rain gear, Mark will weather the storm. An hour from home and we encounter spots of heavy rain, although we aren't bothered, we are soaked. It's a bittersweet return. At the sound of the bike our neighbors welcome us home and Mark kisses the ground. We can hardly believe its over. What an amazing ...
... we lost each other but I hope we can meet further down the road. I arrived in Burlington, the biggest (and only, as my host informed me) city in Vermont, a state of merely 600,000 people. The city is beautiful with a pedestrian only Main Street that boasts a massive Ben and Jerry's, outdoor exchange, the Vermont flannel company, and a brewpub that carries a beer voted a few years ago to be the best in the world, no ...
... touring and watching television, a rare treat on this trip. Apparently there is a fire near Yosemite. Didn't know that. Unfornately I am without a phone for another two days, so no pictures from today. But I have purchased a disposable camera from which you will seen some pictures when I get it developed. Montreal QC > North Hero VT, 69 miles, day ...
Early 6 o'clock morning start! Tara and I still sleeping while dad and Max are in the camper ready to go! Tara and I woke up with all the load bangs and pows, we laid back down and were SO happy to officially be on the road! During the driving we took a nap, played on our iPods and watch alot of movies (identity thief, lion king 1 1/2 and Marley and me) we planed on going zip lining but wild cat was closed cause the rain! So instead we dropped by a little place ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
We stayed here during max capacity for the Vermont City Marathon from May 28th through May 31st. We are Starwood Preferred Guest Gold members and were bumbed up to a Club Level room upon checkin :-) They have both a club level floor (serves only on the weekdays) and a SPG floor.
My mother and I planned a weekend trip to Burlington, and she found this hotel on the web and made on-line reservations. We found it with no problem (literally right off the freeway) and the location was convenient to downtown and the freeway to other places around Burlington.
Sometimes you roll the dice with Priceline, on this roll, I came up with the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. I had reserved two rooms through Priceline at a really good rate. I confirm the reservations two days prior to arrival. This was just for a short weekend getaway with some friends.
We stayed at the Sheraton Burlington in July and were quite disappointed. The room quality was low; despite being a nonsmoking room, both the room and the corridor smelled of smoke and some unidentifiable disagreeable odor. The Sunday brunch was overpriced, but the regular breakfast was fine. We couldn't believe how early the bar closed (before 11!). Our small group only wanted a glass of wine, and nothing was open. However, the bartender was nice and cooperative, selling us a glass and suggesting that we drink it in another common area. The pool was indoor and adequate, but there were no towels. After several requests and searches for towels, we got some from our room. On top of all of that, this hotel is right on the main highway. There are better locations, of better quality for less money.
My husband and I had a relaxing weekend getaway. We enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and other amenities. Very easy to get into town....even using the city bus! I would highly recommend it!
We stayed at the Sheraton in Burlington for two nights in July 2004 using our Starwood points (3K per night). This isn't a high end hotel, but it also isn't priced like a high end hotel either. It's located right off the interstate and only a few minutes from the airport, so it's easy to find. The garden in the center of the hotel is cute, but who's hanging out in the garden? The room we had was an inside room with a nice view of a brick wall, but we didn't care after arriving at 1am and 15 hours of travel (gotta love getting stuck in Philly, I'll learn my lesson about that airport someday). They held our room without issue. The room was average. Didn't have the Sleeper beds. Was large for a standard single room though. This hotel has some charm though with a warm feeling and the courteous staff only adds to the old New England charm. My wife really felt comfortable there. Best of all, no special resort fees like most Starwood hotels in which I've stayed.
Better Than Expected
This hotel exceeded my expectations. The Sheraton website does not contain enough photos to really give a good idea of how the hotel looks inside. There is a lovely atrium restaurant, my room was one of the nicest I have had in a long time, and the hotel's location right off I-89 is convenient for exploring the surrounding area and yet is only a mile or so from downtown Burlington.
Hotel is conveniently located right off the highway (I-89). Just a few minutes to downtown Burlington and just down the street from UVM. Rooms were nice --- However, room temperature was either freezing (when the AC was on --- and it was loud) or warm and stuffy (but quiet) when the AC was off. I was a little 'put-off' that in order to use my laptop I had to pay a fee.....or use their internet access at $10/day. I would probably try someplace else if I was in Burlington again.
I was here for a conference during the summer. One morning the power went out in half the hotel. My room was unaffected, but others had to shower that morning in the dark and without A/C (it was in the 90's and muggy that day). The hotel didn't really seem to know what happened or how to fix the problem. Otherwise, the hotel was pretty standard. The pool area was nice and the rooms are adequate. The staff was able to provide me with maps and local information. While the hotel is actually in South Burlington, it is a short drive to downtown and very close to the University of Vermont campus.