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Berkshire Valley Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2016

At the last minute we changed our weekend plans and ended up in the Williamstown MA area. We called ahead looking for a room for a family of four with dog in tow. The innkeeper's son Kent was patient and we finally booked the same day we arrived. I'll get straight to the point, the owner's Renee and Marty go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay. The continental breakfast goes beyond sterile chain hotels as Renee baked fresh muffins each of the two days we were there. The large cement pool was under used by most, but we spent hours enjoying the crystal clear water. Renee's husband Marty made sure nothing nasty was in the pool cleaning it every morning. Our room was large with a kitchen, Sitting room with flat screen TV and bedroom with two queen beds. The motel is about a 15 minute drive from the campus of Williams college, but some restaurants are only 10 minutes away. For skiers I believe they are only 5 minutes from Jimminy peak and I can imagine our room would be great for a family of skiers. The only thing stopping this from 5 stars was that the suite needed updating. I believe that is their plan, and when that occurs this will surely be a five star plus motel! If Tripadvisor had a 4 1/2 star rating I would have chosen that. Thanks Marty and Renee see you next year!

Room Tip: The suites have a kitchenette, large sitting room , plus two queen beds.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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BerkshireValleyInn, Owner at Berkshire Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the inn. We are working hard to provide a warm and welcoming home away from home for our guests. We continue to work hard to update the rooms (actually just painted and replaced carpet in all the bedrooms in the suites). We hope to see you again soon!

Marty and Renee

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a simple, straightforward old-style motel with housekeeping amenities -- fridge, small stove, sink, microwave and coffee maker. Beds are okay; nothing to cheer about. Lots of hot water in the shower. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Good bet for a family, and modest prices for the area. A bit removed if you're going to Tanglewood, Lenox or Stockbridge -- count on a 45 minute drive. But close to Williamstown and the attractions there. Would definitely repeat.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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BerkshireValleyInn, Owner at Berkshire Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for choosing our inn for your stay here in the Berkshires. We hope to see you again soon!

Marty and Renee

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We decided last minute to stay near Greylock mountain after a long day hiking with our dog. I'm so glad we stumbled upon The Berkshire Valley Inn. The room was adorable, and pet friendly. The owners were extremely accommodating and friendly. They started a gorgeous fire for us late on a Tuesday night and sat with us to talk the night away. Breakfast was great and much appreciated. A very warm and friendly atmosphere. When we are in the area we will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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BerkshireValleyInn, Owner at Berkshire Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the inn. We really appreciate the nice comments and enjoyed talking around the fire with you. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Wonderful classic family run motel, Nice spacious accommodation for family with two rooms and kitchen area. Great service! We arrived about 8:30 PM, hot and tired from a hike in the area, and they re-opened the pool so we could have a quick swim to cool off. Nice breakfast, clean, comfortable, reasonable ... worked great for us as family of four with boys 10 and 13.

Room Tip: Families can choose nice efficiency rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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BerkshireValleyInn, Owner at Berkshire Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad we were able to share our hospitality. We hope to see you again soon!

Marty and Renee

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

I got around to booking our lodgings in Williamstown a bit too late to get a vacation rental in the area, and the motel options closer in to Williams College, which was our destination, did not seem very appealing despite the low price point. Thank heavens we stumbled on the Berkshire Valley Inn through TA reviews; we'll never stay elsewhere in the future!

Despite the motel's appearance as a holdover from a bygone era, the new innkeepers Marty and Renee have actually done a fabulous job of updating the place and providing good value for the nightly rate. Although it is more than most of the motels in Williamstown, there is a great outdoor pool, a fire pit with provided materials for s'mores at night, and comfy rooms with lots of space, plus a solid continental breakfast. We originally booked a room with two queens and a kitchen/family room (which has a wood-burning fireplace, should you be here in the winter); the rate for this was $129--already a good deal. But when we arrived, Maria, the wonderful staff member who checked us in, said they'd upgraded us to a "slightly" larger room at no additional charge. This turned out to be a suite with an additional room off of the family room that had two twin beds! They'd read my request in the reservation for a rollaway for our tall teenaged son, and since they don't have those, they gave us the suite for the same price as the queen-bedded room. This was perfect for our needs.

While we were at the pool the day we arrived, Marty, one of the owners, sat down at a table nearby and we ended up chatting with him for a while. I commented that we were impressed with the fluffy, large, non-hotel-style towels (they had colorful stripes), and he said that was courtesy of his wife Renee, who works for Intercontinental Hotels (apparently in addition to working at this inn!). She knows how to add the nice touches that set a hotel apart from being a run-of-the-mill place. She apparently is the one who bakes the muffins and banana bread provided at breakfast--scrumptious! And I suspect she also chose the nice soaps and other toiletries in the bathroom, tastefully set out in a little basket for guests.

Marty also told us that he was the one who cleared the trees from the hill up above the hotel property, so that there would be more sunlight at the pool. Apparently when they bought the place two years ago, the shade was so intense that it was dark over the pool from 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Not so now; there are terrific views of the nearby mountains and the wind turbines/mills at the summit. He plans to eventually terrace the cleared area; I'm sure it will be quite attractive when he's done.

The unit we stayed in, #206, was part of the left-most building on the property (when viewed from the road). Marty said that they've renovated the interior of the units on the right side completely, but still have some work to do on the ones in our building. This was evident in that the carpet and cupboards in the full kitchen (fridge, microwave, stove!), as well as the appliances, which were quite dated. But the sink in the bathroom was new, and the shower fixture had great pressure and was at a good height. So all in all this is a great deal if you are willing to overlook the somewhat dated furnishings. Or if you stay in the other building, perhaps everything is up-to-date; we didn't see the interior of any of those units. But given the terrific hospitality and spacious rooms, we'd stay there again in a heartbeat. And eventually everything should be up-to-date. Beds were very comfortable; apparently ALL of the mattresses have been replaced, which is more than I gather can be said for other motels in the area.

Thanks to Marty and Renee, and Maria as well! We'll be back on our next trip to the Berkshires.

Room Tip: More updated rooms for now are in the building to the right of the office (when viewed from road). B...
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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BerkshireValleyInn, Owner at Berkshire Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at the inn. It sounds as if my husband shared our entire journey with the property! We've spent many hours working to make it a comfortable and welcoming home away from home for our guests.

We hope to see you again - Marty and Renee

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Additional Information about Berkshire Valley Inn

Address: 2541 Hancock Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-9725 (Formerly Jericho Valley Inn)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Williamstown
Price Range: €77 - €175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Berkshire Valley Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country Comfort in the Berkshires! Located on the Hancock-Williamstown border with 16 rooms and suites, we are just minutes from Jiminy Peak, the Clark Art Museum and Williams College. Relax in one of our fireplaced suites, each feturing a fully equipped kitchen. All rooms include complimentary wifi, continental breakfast and parking. ... more   less 
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Jericho Valley Hotel Williamstown

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