Red Lion Inn Stockbridge (Massachusetts)

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Average rate: $178 - Hotel class: 4 stars
30 main street, Stockbridge, MA, USA

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Red Lion Inn Stockbridge (Massachusetts) Reviews

mainhart mainhart
168 reviews
Americana and more Nov 25, 2011
For 15 years I've been coming to the land of Norman Rockwell, many times during the festive Holiday Season. Stockbridge really is a Rockwell town, and his most famous painting is the street scene of Stockbridge. In the painting the Red Lion Inn is prominently featured but dark. Apparently it used to be closed for part of the year. Happily that is not the case nowadays. For many years eating dinner at the Red Lion Inn has been a tradition of mine after Thanksgiving when I retreat from the world. It feels like old time Americana. It's elegant with a touch of decay due to history and time. The place has always evoked the glory days of another era, one that feels current when you walk in. The food has always been delicious, but I was never able to stay in the hotel. Finally this season was different. The huge structure would be reminiscent of "The Shining" if it wasn't surrounded by a quaint touristy New England town. Check in featured a lot of paper, not like the computerized check ins of other hotels. The lobby attendant escorted us into an ancient wrought iron elevator, apparently one of the first of its kind. It was fascinating to see this 19th century technology in action. The floors are very creepy and uneven as are the doorways, walls, etc. It lends the uneasy feeling of being on a swaying ship. The hallways are long, decrepitly classy, and full of floors and chutes that spark my imagination as to where they go. My room key was an actually key. The room was small and odd shaped. The private bathroom seemed to be part of a different room. When lying on the 4 post bed one would be able to imagine the Presidents of yesteryear pondering the events of the day if it wasn't for the sounds of every room in the place surrounding you. I could clearly hear and understand the conversation had by a couple next door, and the wife's high pitched cackle. I heard the dialogue of "My Cousin Vinny" from a room down the hall. Street noise was abundant. The room was quite hot too. While the beds were full of character they were quite hard and not very comfortable. But honestly I don't think that's why people come here. They come for the sense of history and Americana that is quickly disappearing from our modern world. They come to breathe the air former presidents breathed. They come to eat the still tasty food in the lovely candlelit and quintessentially New England restaurant. Maybe some come for the lively atmosphere of the 2 charming pubs in the hotel. They come to be in a Norman Rockwell painting. The Red Lion Inn might not be the most comfortable place I've stayed in, but that's not why I'm here. I just wish I brought earplugs.
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cornellnut73chaz cornelln…
7 reviews
overpriced poorly maintained tourist trap Aug 09, 2009
Historic hotel in a quaint location, but I recommend steering clear of this hotel except for maybe a drink on the porch. Drive a short distance north or south on rte7 to either lenox or grand barrington for much nicer and cheaper accomodations.

We spent 1 night in a separate old house with peeling paint on the second floor attic like suite with 3 beds and 2 bathrms. AC was bad and room was filled with mosquitoes. Bathrooms were modern. No coffee pot and no breakfast included. Cost was $405 and with taxes over $450. Had to drive to barrington for dinner and breakfast because the dining room at red lion was also very expensive.

For comparison to the poor value we received at red lion, we stayed 2 additional nights at a best western in ithaca,ny with 2 rooms to accomodate our 4 people, breakfast included, and the total cost was just over $500!
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Red Lion Inn Stockbridge (Massachusetts) Overview

Since circa 1773 The Red Lion Inn has been welcoming travelers with its superior style service and hospitality. Featuring state-of-the-industry amenities amid fine antiques and art accommodations are located in the Main Inn and charming adjacent Guest Houses. Each of the 108 individually decorated guestrooms combine old-fashioned comfort with the latest amenities from luxurious Italian linens and fluffy white robes to wireless Internet access throughout the property. Some newly renovated rooms offer gas-lit fireplaces. Guests enjoy outstanding cuisine by a James Beard House-honored chef who uses local ingredients an award-winning wine list and four distinct dining experiences the elegant Main Dining Room the cozy Widow Binghams Tavern the casual Lions Den pub or in warmer months the flower-filled Courtyard. The Lions Den pub also offers draught beers local microbrews and live entertainment seven nights a week and never a cover charge. Massage therapist on staff boutique shopping a private golf course spa numerous cultural historic attractions and outdoor recreational opportunities are nearby. Recommended by National Geographic Traveler NY Times and Boston Globe.

Red Lion Inn Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • TV
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Facsimile
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Pub
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Family Room

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