Orchards Hotel

Massachusetts, New England

The hotel

You’ll feel right at home at Orchards Hotel – in fact, it feels just like you’re staying in someone’s home (albeit a pretty fancy one). That’s down to little details like freshly baked cookies with your turndown service. And to the bespoke guestrooms, each individually designed. And to the homely breakfasts, with pantry options like oatmeal and everything from eggs benedict to full fried breakfasts. And to the intimate spaces for relaxation – from the cosy fireside lounge with its Steinway piano, to the ‘secret gardens’ embracing the pond and swimming pool with mature planting, quiet terraces, and an intimate feel. But this Berkshire Mountains hideaway, a stroll from downtown Williamstown, also comes with contemporary luxuries, including a fitness centre, complimentary parking and WiFi, and the upscale twists on comfort food classics of its elegant restaurant, like Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Williamstown, this hotel is just a stroll from the Williams College campus and the downtown zone’s shopping and dining opportunities. It’s also less than a mile from Williams College Museum of Art, 2 miles from The Clark Art Institute, less than 5 miles from MASS MoCA, and within a short drive of golf courses. Drive a little further and you’ll find attractions like Berkshire Museum, Bennington Museum, and Hancock Shaker Village. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

All rooms with bespoke décor, activity table and chairs (for games or afternoon tea), LCD HDTV, CD MP3 line alarm clock radio, safe, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Standard Rooms are 280 sq ft and have a bay window with views of the Berkshire Mountains with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gala Restaurant & Bar (International menu mixing fine dining and comfort food classics, open for breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch). Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Garden courtyard. Living Room (with piano and fireplace). Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Parking available* (complimentary Tesla charging stations also available).

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jan 21, 2020 arnoldpatricia

I really enjoyed the stay. They upgraded my accommodations with a fireplace room , which was very relaxing and cozy. Love the bay window in my room too. The staff was very friendly as well. Hotel was conveniently located to many attractions as well as food places.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fireplace on a snowy night was nice.

Jan 18, 2020 Elizabeth P Baltimore, Maryland

This was a comfortable, clean and attractive place to stay. Fireplace on a snowy night was nice. We liked the interesting interior. However It looks a tiny bit worn in places. The breakfast was only average. Would be nice for that to improve. Having said that, we would be interested in staying here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Down-to-Earth Berkshires Experience with Luxury Touches

Dec 31, 2019 djm315 Brookline, Massachusetts

A variety of room styles and options, in a well-maintained facility. Staff service and food were both quite good. Easy access to area museums, skiing, and other art and entertainment options in the region.
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Dec 3, 2019 stephenskier123 Newtownards, United Kingdom

We stayed here on a leaf peeping trip. Slightly off season so some facilities like the outdoor pool was closed, mind you it was a bit chilly! Slightly outside town in a nice location with pleasant walks outside the hotel. We were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff with cookies and cider on arrival. Rooms were well furnished and very… Read more
We stayed here on a leaf peeping trip. Slightly off season so some facilities like the outdoor pool was closed, mind you it was a bit chilly! Slightly outside town in a nice location with pleasant walks outside the hotel. We were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff with cookies and cider on arrival. Rooms were well furnished and very clean. Food was good with a nice dinner and lovely breakfast. Very enjoyable! Read less
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Dec 2, 2019 TomM1951 Hartford, Connecticut

This was a very elegant hotel, and it still has many classy features. The wood paneling, the courtyard, even a grand piano. The rooms are large and comfortable but the signs of deterioration are evident. The bar and the restaurant are closed. We stay here after Thanksgiving with the family, and a relaxing drink was part of what we counted… Read more
This was a very elegant hotel, and it still has many classy features. The wood paneling, the courtyard, even a grand piano. The rooms are large and comfortable but the signs of deterioration are evident. The bar and the restaurant are closed. We stay here after Thanksgiving with the family, and a relaxing drink was part of what we counted upon. Our beds were comfortable and seemed clean but The carpet was faded, stained and even had a hole. The radiator in the bathroom is very rusty. Worst off all, we found a used kleenex in one of the robes supplied to guests. We did book through one of those services, so we can't expect one of the better rooms. But the place was not nearly full. So why put us in a deteriorating room like that unless this is typical? Read less