Red Lion Inn

Massachusetts, New England

The hotel

Welcoming guests through its doors for two centuries, the Red Lion Inn is an experience as well as a joy. Antique-filled guest rooms and suites are bursting with characters and boast a good range of mod cons, combining the best of then and now. Amenities are very up-to-date with a fabulous heated swimming pool and a hot tub at your disposal. Also take advantage of the historic pool house, relaxing with a cocktail or playing a rousing game of Ping-Pong. For the health conscious, there’s a fitness centre and an in-room massage service to soothe tired limbs. The Red Lion is also renowned for its outstanding restaurant and New England hospitality. The emphasis is on local, sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine with an award-winning wine selection to accompany your dishes. When the weather’s nice, dine al-fresco, soaking up the unique charm of your surrounds.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Main Street, in the heart of Stockbridge.

Hotel information

125 unique rooms full of character and charm. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, DVD player, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, some with mini-fridge, hairdryer, safety deposit box, bathrobes, iron and board. Main Inn Rooms 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Main Dining Room (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Widow Bingham’s Tavern (lunch and dinner). The Lion’s Den Pub. Heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Fitness centre. In-room massage service*. Regular live entertainment. Complimentary WiFi. The Red Lion Gift Shop. Laundry/dry cleaning facilities*. Limited room service*. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great food, I should have got a Bloody Mary.

Jul 22, 2021 danielvX6219UU Edinburg, Texas

This review is for the restaurant. Crazy old restaurant. Two places to eat. Fancy, linen tablecloths on tables and homely tavern. Same menu. Ate in the tavern, food was amazing. Smash burger, turkey sandwich, everything we ate was deli and the beer was cold. Absolutely recommend if your in the area. Also, they have a cool front porch to sit on… Read more
This review is for the restaurant. Crazy old restaurant. Two places to eat. Fancy, linen tablecloths on tables and homely tavern. Same menu. Ate in the tavern, food was amazing. Smash burger, turkey sandwich, everything we ate was deli and the beer was cold. Absolutely recommend if your in the area. Also, they have a cool front porch to sit on and enjoy a drink. Apparently the Bloody Marys are great based off the number of people I saw enjoying them. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing second stay

Jul 16, 2021 Karrieb Savannah, Georgia

While we had a great stay a couple of years ago, sadly, this year's visit was unfortunately very disappointing. While service was great and the front porch was it's usual great spot, our room was terrible. The furniture was in poor shape, just a bunch of rickety chairs we would never sit on and a mattress that should have been replaced years ago… Read more
While we had a great stay a couple of years ago, sadly, this year's visit was unfortunately very disappointing. While service was great and the front porch was it's usual great spot, our room was terrible. The furniture was in poor shape, just a bunch of rickety chairs we would never sit on and a mattress that should have been replaced years ago and the window sills were filthy. The worst was the terrible smell (dirty socks?) that hit us when we walked in and which stayed for the whole overnight despite multiple air freshner sprays. The front desk did acknowledge our complaints and gave us a big discount off the room but we won't risk this again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Some charm and concern

Jul 12, 2021 Julia G Rosemont, Pennsylvania

The rustic charm of a second floor two bedroom suite in a Village House fit our needs for the most part. The beds were comfortable and both bathrooms were clean and in good shape. We appreciated the hard wood floors and found the wallpaper (dated) to add charm. What concerned us was that we could only open one window and could not move the… Read more
The rustic charm of a second floor two bedroom suite in a Village House fit our needs for the most part. The beds were comfortable and both bathrooms were clean and in good shape. We appreciated the hard wood floors and found the wallpaper (dated) to add charm. What concerned us was that we could only open one window and could not move the screen. I found myself wondering about how we would get out in a fire. There is are no fire escapes. I encourage the Inn to consider this important safety concern. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sad to see this historic hotel being neglected.

Jul 9, 2021 ajhoff Cambridge, Massachusetts

We have stayed at the Red Lion for years and still love it. But it is sad to say that our recent stay left us disappointed. The place is not being cared for and, had this been our first visit, we would not likely come back. We stayed on the second floor in the O'Brien House (historic landmark); it had two windows in the bedroom. One could only… Read more
We have stayed at the Red Lion for years and still love it. But it is sad to say that our recent stay left us disappointed. The place is not being cared for and, had this been our first visit, we would not likely come back. We stayed on the second floor in the O'Brien House (historic landmark); it had two windows in the bedroom. One could only open 6 inches, the other had a broken sash and if I'd pushed it open I would be holding sharp glass (see pictures). The upshot is that there is no egress in a fire except to break the windows and try not to cut yourself on the way out. There is a window four feet off the floor behind the tub that we could climb out, but it would be a blind drop onto a hard surface (see picture). Can this even be legal? Add to this that none of the windows had screens (very muggy and buggy), the internet was extremely weak and I saw many gutters throughout the property that were clogged and pouring out over the building. Very disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dinner was phenomenal!!!

Jul 7, 2021 X6527PUjasonm

We recently went to The Red Lion Inn for dinner (July 5th) for my wifes birthday. We were greeted by some wonderful piano music coming from the other room, turned out to be a customer picking up takeout. This was wonderful. The receptionist came up and greeted us with a beautiful smile. We were escorted to our table by another wonderful person.… Read more
We recently went to The Red Lion Inn for dinner (July 5th) for my wifes birthday. We were greeted by some wonderful piano music coming from the other room, turned out to be a customer picking up takeout. This was wonderful. The receptionist came up and greeted us with a beautiful smile. We were escorted to our table by another wonderful person. The table had a very nice view of Main Street. The drinks were amazing, the beer was very good. It was very nice to see they had a local brewery on tap, Big Elm Brewing. Our dinner, Prime Rib and 12oz. strip steak were cooked and seasoned to perfection!! Dessert was delicious. Our waiter, John, was absolutely one of the best waiters we have ever encountered. He was very friendly, very attentive to us, came back to check on us just enough, he was the perfect waiter. If every restaurant had waitstaff like John, the world would be a better place. If I could leave 20 stars I would. John made our dinner that much more enjoyable. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back. Read less