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Alabama
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

My wife and I (being retired) travel a good bit, and usually don't go anywhere unless we make it a two-week minimum trip. We're from the deep south...and wanted to do an extensive New England trip this time. We were in New Hampshire last week, and have stayed in B & B's in Massachusetts and Vermont this week. This is... More 

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Easthampton
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

The room was clean. The service at the hotel and the restaurant '6 was excellent. The food was very good. It was a great romantic getaway with my sweetheart. We both enjoyed it immensely. I would highly recommend the 1896 House to anyone.

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Brunswick, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We stayed at the 1896 for one night while visiting the Berkshires. The accommodations were just lovely! The room was a bit small, but very clean. It had a simple romantic touch to it that made our stay perfect. The free breakfast buffet in the morning was delicious, and we would definitely stay there again.

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Niskayuna, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2012

What a nice quaint colonial motel located in Williamstown. Close to William College and next door to the 6house Pub which is fabulous. Room was clean with modern bath. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Bed was comfy and the room had many chain conveniences like hair dryer, small ironing board and iron, coffee maker and frig. Breakfast was included... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

We spent an autumn weekend at the Brookside in a king bed room. The room and bath were the cleanest we have ever experienced, Immaculate! We also enjoyed a nice dinner in the cozy 6 Pub. We have a student at Williams College and have been visiting Williamstown for a few years and the 1896 was better than any other... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

We had an amazing one night stay at the motel. A wonderfully decorated and cosy room for New England country motel on a chilly autumn evening. We had a great night's sleep there, as well as a lovely meal in the bar/restaurant of a clam chowder and a really good vegetarian option - afterwards we had a local beer and... More 

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Palencia
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Good bed, excellent wi-fi,good breakfast,but don't look behind the bed because you can see a lot of dust. Who knows the last time this part has been cleaned. The bar/restaurant is OK , a very friendly waitress who served our dinner in spite of the fact when we arrived when the bar was about to close in the evening.

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Kanzi, Owner at 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels, responded to this review

We could not wait until October 22 when we could start Fall Cleaning! Getting behind the headboard requires the bed to be pulled away from the wall as no vacuum cleaner can get that low. Because we are so busy in the summer & fall months, we do not have time to pull furniture away from the walls and get... More 

Surprise, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We had 1 night to stay over and chose the Brookside House as there was not much else available. Based on the description on their website it sounded like a wonderful place to stay. We would have been able to overlook some of the other issues had the bed been comfortable. I felt like i had been beat up sleeping... More 

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Kanzi, Owner at 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels, responded to this review

We are sure, more than anything, that the offending issue here was price. Had we refunded these guests, by their own admonition, they would not have written 2 negative reviews. However, we are sorry that these guests were uncomfortable. Upon checkout, we query everyone as to the quality of their stay. 99.9% of our guests are comfortable and very happy... More 

Stoughton, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We booked a room(s)at the Brookside. What a mistake. I invite the owners to sleep one night on the beds in rooms 106 and 107. The most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on. If you look at the website, you are wowed by the pics and B&B reviews. Not much there about the Brookside. We were looking forward to... More 

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Kanzi, Owner at 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels, responded to this review

This review was written by the same people who wrote the negative adjacent review. Please see our management response to that review. In addition, the friend that stayed in the other room sleeps on a TempurPedic at home (not too many Inns can compete with that) and has a bad back. On our website, there is an entire page devoted... More 

Lake Worth
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Do not know why anyone would complain. Not a chain accommodation more like a B&B. Room adequate size, clean and comfortable. WiFi fast (if that is important to you. The grounds were quite appealing; unfortunately, it rained the night before and everything was wet. or would have relaxed outside by the stream. I like going to breakfast early to have... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enchanting property situated by a lovely brook and pond. Variety of immaculate & charming rooms with many bed configurations. Some rooms offer jacuzzis, canopy beds, and parlor stoves. Full hot breakfast buffet included in rate. Seasonal heated pool. Free WiFi. Very popular restaurant on site. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Free parking. All non-smoking. One handicapped accessible room. One 3 Room Apartment. Sister Luxury Inn available on property. You'll never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels

Address: 910 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-2732
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Price Range: €92 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 1896 House - Brookside & Pondside Motels 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We always stay on Brookside. Across the highway is Pondside and seems to have more complaints about mildew smell.”
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“All rooms are first floor with an exterior entrance”
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“we were in room 109-double beds but nice size”
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“Ask to be near the bridge over the stream”
  • View from the bridge between our room and the pub
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“The Barnside Suites are absolutely gorgeous.”
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