Travel Blogs from Burlington
... We came down and had a look in the museum before hitting the road. We finally had to fill up the car - we'd done 350 miles since we started. That was interesting - you pay before you fill up. It seems today that everyone we've spoken to hasn't understood what we've said and we've had to repeat things several times - they obviously aren't used to someone talking properly to them! We drove into Vermont past some spectacular mountainous scenery and onto the ...
I do need to work with him a little on geography - he is not great at keeping track of where we're at. Perhaps I will use some of the longer, boring legs on the way home to work on it.As we continued on our walk, the high heat and humidity really started to affect the two of us. We stopped for ice cream by the lakefront, then headed back to where we started our walk around town. I called the hotel and asked for a ...
Mallett's Bay is located on the 40 mile Island Line Trail. We biked about 12 miles of this beautiful, well maintained trail that includes waterfront and parks which connects Burlington to South Hero Island. A large portion of this trail is a former Rutland Railroad railbed (stopped running in the 1960s) which includes a very long causeway across Malletts Bay. Many people were out riding on this beautiful sunny ...
Malletts Bay is a popular vacation spot with campgrounds and four big marinas. We chose Champlain Marina because Linda and Brian on Splashdown (met in Sorel) stayed here 21 days and really liked it. The cruise across the lake was beautiful even though it was hazy and breezy. ...
12:30 we finally get going. Spent the morning cleaning the truck while JP added another shipment which includes a four wheeler on the back. We are super heavy,moving slow... JP pointed out to me that I should change the name of the blog because this isn't an adventure for him....it's just everyday life in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Burlington
We loved the hotel and Burlington, Vt.
We stayed at the Wyndom Hotel Burlington in July of 2004. We had a beautiful view of the lake which was just across the road. We walked to all attractions. We took a boat ride on the lake and shopped at the Church Street Market Place. The hotel had a nice restaurant and a cozy bar. The staff was very nice. We also dined at the several nice restaurants that were within walking distance of the hotel. We stayed at the hotel three nights and four days. We would like to go back sometime and take the train ride to some of the other attractions that were outside of the town. There is something for everyone in Burlington.
We stayed here for 1 night, on impulse after a long drive. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and we only paid $99 for a corner room on the top floor, with the most amazing views over the lake and town! The room was lovely, clean, huge bed, very well appointed. I think this was the best room we stayed in all holiday! The pool area was very nice too, I would definatly recommend this hotel. Within walking distance of bars, resteraunts, shopping centre etc. Only downside was the bars are really strict and despite being nearly 40 we couldnt get served alcohol without going back to the hotel for our passports! Didnt find this anywhere else in the US but never mind...
We stayed @ the Wyndham on 9/5/04 for one night. The room had a beautiful view of Lake Champlain from the 5th floor, and though on the small side, was quite comfortable. I joined the Wyndham by request program earlier and had designated having feather pillows, beverages and snacks before hand.
The location is simply the best in Burlington. It's the only major hotel downtown anyway, but it's a short walk to Church Street or the Lake. The front desk staff were all friendly and courteous, as was the bellman. We took the complimentary shuttle to the airport as well. I would definitely stay here again.
Great views of Lake Champlain, some deferred maintenance
The By Request gods were kind to me at check-in: a friendly and professional front desk clerk gave me a corner lakeview room with amazing views of Lake Champlain and of the massive thunderstorm that blew in early that evening. Bed was adequate, Wayport broadband connection was a little slow. By Request amenities were as requested, with an added voucher for a free appetizer with dinner in the hotel. Dinner was good, hefty portions though menu selections were not too creative. Some downsides to my stay included a toilet malfunction at 4AM (easily fixed with a paper clip, but who wants to fix their toilet at 4AM?), some definite signs of wear around the room and common areas, a power strip where I didn't need it (by the bed) instead of where I did (at the desk), extraneous hair on the bedside table and in the bath. The attached parking garage has really poor drainage and is starting to crumble. Overall the property needs some freshening up to justify the room rates---can't wait to stay there again once it's been redecorated and the garage replaced or repaired.
Good hotel, great service, great view and location
Stayed one night at the Wyndham Burlington. This hotel is in a great location, very close to the waterfront and the church street shopping area.
Request a lakeview room if available.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful and professional, our Wyndham by Request items were promptly delivered.
The room was clean and of average size. The service was the best of any Wyndham I've visited.
Costco offers discounts at Wyndham hotels, see their website.
If you want a hotel near downtown, I recommend this one.
Wyndham Burlington Only Average
We spent one night at the Wyndham Burlington in mid-July. We were traveling with two adults and two teenagers who all stayed in the same room. The rooms were decently decorated and clean. I wish that the hotel would use queen beds (instead of doubles) - it would be so much more comfortable. Our Wyndham by Request items were in the room when we checked in. The fellow who checked us in was indifferent and gave us electronic keys that did not work (we had to return to the desk to correct the problem). When we left, it was pouring down rain and our car was parking in the hotel garage that leaked through the roof like it there was no roof at all!
Stayed at this hotel overnight recently. As a Wyndham by request member I had certain expectataions of a Wyndham property and was just disappointed. The room was located on the 4th floor with a view of a parking lot/Filenes. It seemed clean but sadly the dull/outdated decor gave it almost a motel feel e.g. I noticed that there were some very visible scuff marks on the wall under the bedroom mirror..... and scuff/dirt marks on several doors along the 4th floor hallway. It just felt a bit down at heel. A refurbishment is warranted for what we were charged to stay overnight. It's not what one would expect when paying over $170. I have paid half that amount to stay in significantly nicer Hotels. Perhaps rooms on other floors or with a lake view differ and maybe the decor would be overshawed by a great view of the Lake..... Fortunately we did not need to spend much time in the room other than catching some sleep. This was not the type of room I wanted to spend much relaxing time in. Overall, the great central location and views from out front of the hotel are positives for this property but other than that I found it to be an expensive 1 night stay. In general, I found the main lobby/room under par compared to some of the other great Wyndham properties I have stayed in.
Keep up the great reviews - they are real helpful in helping gauge where to stay!!
Great hotel w great views
We stayed at this hotel over Valentine's weekend, for the Winter Festival in Burlington (I actually participated as a snow sculptor).
While a little on the pricey side for Burlington, this hotel was terrific. It was very convenient to things in Burlington (even with the below zero temps), and had a really great view of Lake Champlain. If you go down about a block you can go to the waterfront park where there's a boathouse (and I guess there must be alot of boats around there in the summer). My wife and son walked partly across the lake, which my son loved.
The rooms at the Wyndham seemed very nice (think Marriott/Hilton). The lobby is fairly big, there's a decent restaurant and a small bar there.
The bar was quiet (which was actually good, because all the bars nearby were packed to the rafters with UVM students).
The staff was very attentive. When I checked in and mentioned that my wife and son would be joining me, the staff person asked if my son liked to swim, and put us in a room near the indoor pool. This room actually had a balcony that led directly to the pool...an arrangement I haven't seen before at an indoor pool. My son spent every spare second in the pool. They also had a long, narrow whirlpool which could accommodate lots of people.
That's it. Seems like a very nice hotel. A little pricey, but it has great views and a great location.
Not Bad - Don't use the phone.
Not bad. Room good sized cookie cutter upper mid range. Bed comfortable. However, the TV internet didn t work and i waster an hour trying to make it work before i found out that there is free internet in a business centre opposite reception.One guy was rude and haughty at check-in and check out. They were kind enough to allow me to check in at noon but they didn't have my wyndham by request number at check in. So no upgrade and i had to get them to remove local calls when i checked out. Otherwise staff friendly and a sweet kid picked me up v quickly from airport in the shuttle van.Only big problem - the phone charges. Because VT is a bit out of the way my cell wouldn't work thus I had to use the landline. Comedy charges - i spent $99 on about 20 minutes of calls - a total joke which leaves a real bad taste in the mouth. Otherwise a perfectly good property.
Room on fire! Arrogant and poor service.
This hotel is no longer a Radisson, but a Wyndham hotel. We are Wyndham by Request members and asked for the upgrades that members are entitled to when we checked in. They said since we didn't book it at the Wyndham website(couldn't have since it was under different management at the time), they would not honor our request for a room upgrade or free phone calls. On our 3rd day, our heating/air unit erupted in flames while we were sleeping. Thank God my husband woke up from the smell of burning plastic and was able to put the fire out even though it reignited twice. For saving their hotel and lives of the guests, they have offered taking off our phone charges and MAYBE a couple of days free at another Wyndham. My husband and I are still in shock at the arrogance with which we have been treated before, during, and after this ordeal. If you stay there, be careful and don't be surprised if the front desk and management staff treats you as if you don't exist.