Pleasant Experience A review of Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
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.
Location isn't bad. It's a short drive to Church Street and the lake (about 5 minutes from the hotel). Have to pay to park on most streets and in the lots in downtown, but the prices aren't bad at all especially when you compare them to the large cities. Church Street is the place to be night and day. When you're done exploring, skiing, etc. Church Street is the best place to hang out for dining, cocktails and dancing. Very casual with friendly locals walking their dogs.
I have to admit that our stay at the Wyndham on the waterfront was a little nicer in my opinion. The room was a little better and the location was much better (liked being able to walk across the street to the lake or a block or so to Church Street). My wife still preferred the Sheraton. Then again, there's no parking at the Wyndham and we had to pay for the daily parking in the city garage. We had 3 free nights at the Wyndham and simply added 2 free nights at the Sheraton using our Starwood points. But I don't think the Wyndham is worth the price otherwise. It's the most expensive chain hotel in the area. Again, expensive is a relative term. Nothing in Burlington is all that expensive compared to most cities.
All in all, if you're looking for a nice hotel with a convenient location and not a lot of extra fees, this is your place.
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