Lovely old, historic hotel right in downtown White River Junction, Vermont. I enjoyed the old architecture and history. The people were very pleasant. The room was clean and comfortable and included a small refrigerator and free wifi that worked very well. Walking distance to places to eat, and several other places close-by. Would definitely return when in the area.
… the staff very obviously cares about the place. They are very polite and upbeat, even at 11 PM. One also gets a coupon for coffee and a breakfast sandwich next door. What I did like is that in the small room I rented there were THREE electric outlets, all clearly visible and accessible. Having stayed at modern hotels where the one available outlet was hidden behind the bed and could only be reached by some painful arm twisting, holy mother what a difference.
“I thought this place was pretty great. Not a cookie cutter hotel for sure!”
My family enjoyed staying at the Hotel Coolidge. One does not feel claustrophobic or cramped and it has a private feel. The rooms were very clean, not smelly like your typical chain hotels, the king size bed was super comfortable, lots of pillows and the sheets and comforter were crisp, like new. There are several places to sit and lounge or study, work on your laptop. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, as well as the cafe staff next door. There was a lot of activity going on, an elder conference of some sort and plenty of backpackers. It’s alive with everyday people! I enjoyed the history of the hotel, the paintings, the wonderful yarn shop next door and the cozy cafe. There are several interesting shops on the street. I much prefer this to the run of the mill hotels, but that’s just my opinion so if you have tastes that lean toward the standard accommodations, just don’t book there. For me, I like the understated historical feel…it’s not a showy bed and breakfast look how cute New England is, but kind of more real. Plus the value was outstanding, for 4 people, 2 nights, it was a deal.
This is an old hotel so expect that going in. I mean, yeah, the fixtures are not new and the floors are slanted, but — traveling alone for business — I thought this place was pretty great. Not a cookie cutter hotel for sure! I had a two small rooms separated by a bathroom. This was perfect for me since I worked in one room and then went to sleep in the other.
Stayed here on our way across country on bikes. Nice turn of the 1900 century hotel that has been kept in excellent shape, nice long wide hallways and large rooms. A hotel with some history and character. Service was great, host and hostess were friendly and knowledgeable. Great location, right downtown, across from the train depot. Good restaurants within walking distance.
“Nice turn of the 1900 century hotel that has been kept in excellent shape, nice long wide hallways and large rooms. A hotel with some history and character.”
…it’s very clean and the innkeepers and staff have been very pleasant. My room was actually two small rooms sharing a bathroom, which was great for a little privacy. There’s a flat screen TV and AC/heater. It was super quiet, which I liked … I had a great dinner (within walking distance) of duck and pumpkin soup, then had some local coffee and an egg sandwich for breakfast from the coffee shop on the corner. I was here for a conference and would definitely recommend it (unless you’re a fancy-pants).
We like old and quaint, and this is it! For the budget price, it’s much more fun than a chain motel. We got an odd-shaped suite with king-sized bed and sitting room; we could have paid less and taken an old-style double bed, but we decided on a modest splurge. No problems with cleanliness and service. When we wanted to supplement the continental breakfast with our instant oatmeal, they were willing to provide cereal bowls. We should have asked to see the historic mural paintings sooner; when we were checking out, there was an event going on in the room with the murals. We definitely would stay there again.
We made a last-minute reservation, sight unseen. The room was lovely and the staff was attentive. The building itself was fascinating, with wide stairways and ornate moldings. The whole place had a very old-fashioned feel to it. There was a fire burning in the lobby and several nooks with overstuffed furniture and books.
It was very pleasant and a wonderful change from the cookie cutter hotel chains. The room was large and well appointed. Although there was an elevator it was pleasure to walk up the staircase to the rooms (which are air conditioned) like people did in the 1800’s when the hotel was first built. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was very good too, close to all of the attractions on both sides of the border. The biggest surprise was some of the best restaurants in the area were right in White River Junction.
“I thought it was delightful!”
This is an old-fashioned hotel in an historic building with lots of charm in the downtown area of White River Junction. A traditional lobby with a fireplace, large hallways and rooms with arm chairs, a desk, etc. I thought it was delightful!
We had no idea what to expect, and were wonderfully surprised. Very comfortable with a charm totally missing from chain hotels in this price range. Traveled with our grandson, and he had his own little room, and loved it as well.
“If you want old world charm with the convenience of modern day amenities, this is the place!!”
Unique ambiance of a hotel from the past. Just the right mix of nostalgia and modern amenities. It was a “hoot” staying there. Great memories from the stay.
The owners of the hotel, David and Peggy, are very visible and hands-on … The personal touch is so wonderful and they make you feel at home. The front desk staff are approachable and friendly. The hotel itself is beautiful in an old-world kind of way. If you want old world charm with the convenience of modern day amenities, this is the place!!
The staff at Hotel Coolidge did everything they could to make our stay a very pleasant one. We will return.
…I read their site before I booked and I loved my stay. I will definitely return to the Coolidge Hotel. The room was all we needed, a bed, a bathroom and a door that locks. The price was more than reasonable, especially for the convenience of being right in the heart of White River Junction. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The rooms and halls were clean. There was plenty to do locally…
“The staff at Hotel Coolidge did everything they could to make our stay a very pleasant one. We will return.”
…The Hotel Coolidge is not a typical cookie-cutter hotel, and that is precisely why we opted to stay there. If you want a place with character, history, and personality- it’s the place for you…
Returned to this treasure on the way home from Maine because there had been such great hospitality when the Road Scholar group had lunch there a few years ago. The feeling of the “old days” continues right through to the lodging. Rooms are comfortable and roomy, bathrooms adequate. Wish we lived closer so this could become a regular stop. It’s definitely a old time hotel…..in a good way!
My husband and I just stayed for 3 nights at the Coolidge and we LOVED it. Old world charm. Very historic-looking but well kept up. Clean and comfortable. This hotel is a gem. Makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time to when hotels were classy and elegant. Friendly staff……we liked everything about this hotel. I highly recommend it.
The hotel staff were helpful and fun to talk to. We got an economy room, which served our needs perfectly … conveniently located to the Amtrak station (the reason we chose it). The best part about Hotel Coolidge is the historic atmosphere, we actually spent some time looking at their displays and sitting in the lounge with books. White River Junction is quaint, we went to two salvage warehouses, two restaurants and a clothing store.
“This is the way hotels should be.”
This is the way hotels should be. Great value and convenience for modest price. The owners and staff made us feel like family — repeatedly. The room was large and clean; bed firm. Really convenient to train and walking around downtown; nice pubs and restaurants within 5 minutes. Old and charming. Terrific free Wi-Fi. Really great people, into the history of the place. Make sure you meet Dave Briggs the owner.