The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex WayEssex05452USA

About The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

The Essex Resort and Spa is in a scenic location in Essex, with the Green Mountains on one side and the Lake Champlain on the other. Burlington is around eight miles from the resort.

The rooms and suites at The Essex Resort and Spa are individually designed and upscale. They feature flat screen satellite TVs, coffeemakers, pillow top beds and iPod docks. Some rooms have private baths, some gas fireplaces, while some have kitchenettes. Suites have additions of living areas and some feature dining tables and Jacuzzis.

The resort has outdoor and indoor pools and a fitness center. A full service spa and an 18-hole golf course are the highlights of the resort. Guests can take cookery classes on site or take guided tours plus hot air ballooning. Self parking and Wi-Fi access are free amenities.

The resort has two restaurants and a pub on site.

Downtown Essex is around three kilometers from the resort.


70 Essex Way, Essex, VT, 05452, USA
Telephone: +1(802)8781100 | Fax: +1(802)8780063 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Countryside location

The Essex Resort and Spa is located in the suburbs with the downtown area at a convenient distance, providing guests the best of both worlds in Essex. Guests traveling with family find a host of activities in and around the resort with 18 acres of Vermont countryside surrounding it. They can try their hand at boating and skiing as well as shopping and hiking. The Burlington International airport is minutes away and the Essex Family Fun and Entertainment Center is within three miles of the resort.

Plush rooms and suites

The rooms feature individual and conventional décor with upscale amenities. Flat screen TVs, iPod docks and Keurig coffeemakers are featured in all the rooms. Some rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes and gas fireplaces. Some suites have added living rooms while some have whirlpool tubs and plush spa robes.

Good amenities

The resort has a full service spa with special treatments. An indoor and outdoor pool is present for guests to enjoy relaxing swims. A fitness center for work outs and outdoor tennis courts are available. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18-hole golf course on site. Cookery classes are featured along with two restaurants and a pub. Guests can avail of fly fishing river tours or hot air balloon rides provided by the resort. Airport shuttle is extended for a fee. Parking and Wi-Fi access are complimentary.

Negative Reviews

Cookery classes and spa overbooked

The cooking classes featured at the school runs full most of the time and guests have a long wait for their turn. Spa is also booked all the time and guests have to make reservations well in advance to have a chance to use the services.

Insects at restaurant

Dining at the restaurant is bothersome as there are flies and mosquitoes.

Air conditioning at uncontrollable temperatures

The climate control in the rooms is set at freezing temperatures and air conditioner cannot be turned off making guests switch off the climate control completely and open windows.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1673 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 1673 reviews