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Certificate of Excellence
Briarcliff is an authentic 1960’s motel which has been transformed into a contemporary, stylish motor lodge for the 21st century traveler. Complete with a roaring pellet stove in the lobby common area, a daily rustic continental breakfast and an outdoor fire pit which brings families, friends and strangers together, Briarcliff harkens the return of the great American family road trip. We are located directly across the street from Monument Mountain, one of the Berkshires most popular natural landmarks, five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
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Thanksgiving night we were fortunate to reserve a Briarcliff Motel room that was just 15 minutes away from our family gathering. Since it was bitterly cold, we were thankful that the motel manager phoned us in advance to make sure we had the room number (room #7) and door code
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Response from Cassady_Heaney, Guest Relations Manager at Briarcliff Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Dave, We are so sorry that this mistake happened. Admittedly we really dropped the ball on this one, but we can assure you it was a one time occurrence. We had a very busy Thanksgiving, with many of our guests arriving after 10 pm. Our front desk agent reached out to our late arrivals before she left for the evening to let them know what room they would each be in and what their key code was. She had also left a welcome note on the door for you with this information as well as other important information about the motel. This note was mistakenly picked up by another guest (with a very similar name). This guest was meant to be in a different room with a different key-code. We have retrained the front desk staff and put new polices in place so this will never happen again. We are sorry that we were unable to reach the General Manager. Thanksgiving got the best of us and we all feel asleep early, but that is why we have the Red Lion Inn phone number posted on the door for emergencies. We are happy that we were able to accommodate your group at the Red Lion Inn at no charge. If you are in the area again visiting family, please reach out to us. We would love the opportunity to make this up to you.
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Hotel's Favourite
This unassuming motel on Route 7, between Stockbridge and Great Barrington may look dated, but the rooms are spacious, clean and contemporary. Out front there is a fire bowl to enjoy a yarn or two with fellow travellers and out back is ample space for kids to run around, or
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Response from Michele K, General Manager at Briarcliff Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our retro-inspired rooms. We strive to maintain the charm of our vintage motel while keeping our rooms comfortable and up to date. We are also glad that you enjoyed our locally sourced continental breakfast. We hope to see you again, next time you are state-side!
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We stayed for a night at the Briarcliff and will definitely stay again on our next visit to the area. Besides being conveniently located between Stockbridge and Great Barrington, the motel is clean, comfortable and has a well-maintained 1960's style decor. Also, the staff are
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Response from Cassady_Heaney, Guest Relations Manager at Briarcliff Motel
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Dear Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We loved meeting you and your dogs. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Briarcliff in the future!
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We weren’t sure what to expect as we had passed a number of motels during our travels none of which looked especially inviting. However the Briarcliff Motel was very good. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the reception staff both in the evening upon arrival and in the
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Response from Michele K, General Manager at Briarcliff Motel
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our spacious and comfortable rooms are a pleasant surprise to a lot of first time guests. We strive to go above and beyond your average roadside motel with our style, comfort and hospitality. We too wished the weather would have allowed you to enjoy our outdoor spaces and cozy firepit. Now you have a reason to come back - see you soon!
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The Motel is well located and the service especially the breakfast was very good I can say in our 2 weeks trip through Maine,Massachusetts & New Hampshire we had no plastic cutlery, plates, mugs and cups and a healthy selection we enjoyed it very much. The ladies at the
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Response from Michele K, General Manager at Briarcliff Motel
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were warmly welcomed by the staff. We take pride in our locally sourced continental breakfast and are happy to hear you appreciated it. We also do our best to maintain green policies by avoiding the use of single use plastic products in the rooms and at breakfast. Hope to see you on your next Holiday.
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We have king, queen and twin double rooms
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A king room with bright headboard!
Room #6 - also comes with very cool retro fridge and large seating area.
Walk-in shower in remodelled bathroom
Is there a lake nearby for swimming?
Sorry, I only just saw this: there are a lot of great lake-swimming spots nearly. We like Benedict Pond, which is open to all and has a small sandy beach and picnic facilities (you can even buy a small bundle of firewood and make a little campfire) - about ten minutes from the motel. Lake Mansfield, which is in Great Barrington itself, is where the local kids learn to swim, and is a great family destination.
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do you have a pool
No pool.
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Hi there: well, it would be strange for me to say that they're not clean I guess! We only allow dogs in two specific rooms, and we charge $20 extra per dog which goes towards extra cleaning. We have a high reputation for cleanliness on TA, and this includes our dog rooms. You can actually see pictures of the rooms on the website - the room with two beds has the 'Work Hard and Be Nice to People' poster, and the king bed room is the one with the brown circles duvet cover. You would need to call us to enquire about availability, because our online system cannot differentiate whether those two specific rooms are booked, we can only do that over the phone. Hope this answers your question. best, Clare Proctor (owner).
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"I have stayed in several rooms and all have been equally excellent."
"we went in peak season (labor day) so only room was two double beds"
"All the rooms are accessible. We liked the end room because there is no shared wall on one side."
"All rooms look out on the undeveloped small forested mountain across the street."
"All rooms are quiet and welcoming."
US$96 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
briarcliff hotel great barrington
United StatesMassachusettsBerkshiresGreat Barrington
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