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Briarcliff Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely location. A terrific breakfast- especially the homemade scones. Hospitable hosts- my high school friend and I met here (half way between us) for a reunion and enjoyed a comfy corner of the lobby looking out on the hillside, where we could continue drinking coffee and catching up past check-out time. It was perfect.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient quiet location easy to find. Very clean comfortable, attractive rooms. Hands down the absolute best breakfast you will find anywhere. Anytime we are in the area the Briarcliff will be our choice of places to stay.

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Thank Doug S
NYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Briarcliff is a nice motel tucked away in the Berkshires. It clearly used to be a funky old motel but they have changed out the furniture/decorations so that it is modern and classy. The bed was comfy and the breakfast was amazing! Homemade scones, granola, eggs and very good yoghurt. The owners were very friendly.

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been coming to the Briarcliff Motel for 5 years. Every time we visit it feels like coming home. Not only do we love the rooms and the views (and the granola), but what keeps us coming back the most is the warm, helpful service from the staff. The night manager was very accommodating when we...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I intend this to be an honest review, the kind I wish I had read before I traveled! I stayed at the Briarcliff in the off-season for just one night. My partner and I wanted to get out of the city and enjoy the quiet, and I just fell in love with the place from the website. I wanted to...

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ClareBriar, Owner at Briarcliff Motel, responded to this review

Hello rachel(rachelrachel), and thanks for the review. It's always nice when people tell us we're fabulous in every respect, but honesty is also OK with us. We try to run our business in an honest and human way, and in that spirit I thought I'd just respond to a couple of points. Firstly, and at the risk of sounding like...

Lehman, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the area often and continue to enjoy the mix of old-school Berkshire roadside lodging and modernist touches with which the moteliers have imbued the Briarcliff. Even on a one-night stopover, it's a pleasure to have a clean, comfortable room and bed, and to be able to pop a bottle of something in the room fridge for later. The...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointed based on the website. The beds were not comfortable and there were photos and cards with push pins on the wall for decoration. The breakfast scones were stale and the "fruit" was bananas and apples. The water from the shower flies out all over the floor because there is only a half glass wall. There is no...

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ClareBriar, Owner at Briarcliff Motel, responded to this review

After six years of doing this I'm a little thicker-skinned than I used to be, but I take extreme issue with the suggestion that our scones are ever stale. The reason I take issue with it is that I happen to know that I get up at 6am every morning to bake them. It would have been nice to get...

Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Briarcliffe Motel, is indeed just as it says on the box, a motel! But what does that mean to a Brit. on the road? Well you can drive right up to your room door, is that all? I suppose no stairs ! There is a central common area for check in and out and Breakfast, plus general lounging around...

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1Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whereas the typical ma and pa is a mishmash of this chair from who knows where and that nightstand from yonder yard sale, the Briarcliff is about cohesion, from the slate blue walls of my room to the slate blue and white tiles in the bathroom to the white slipcovers and white Japanese floor lamp. Towels are plush and the...

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Thank Katie M
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Clare and Richard are wonderful innkeepers who clearly have a passion for the art of hospitality. They conscientiously attend to every detail: fun, tasteful and comfortable decor, luxurious toiletries, and a wonderfully delicious breakfast (we enjoyed local yogurt with granola, homemade maple scones and banana bread, and hardboiled local eggs (which, in lovely speckled tans, browns, whites and grey-blues, were...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New English owners Clare & Richard Proctor have turned this classic 1960 motor lodge, with its spectacular view of Monument Mountain, into a cool 21st century b&b. We offer great value, clean comfortable rooms with a stylish edge, free wifi, a home-made breakfast of scones, muffins and granola with locally-roasted coffee, and a warm welcome. Chill out on the deck in summer, or by the stove in our guest lounge in winter. We are five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Briarcliff Motel

Address: 506 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1296
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Price Range: RM428 - RM1,203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Briarcliff Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Briarcliff Hotel Great Barrington
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Great Barrington
#2 Business Hotel in Great Barrington
#3 Family Hotel in Great Barrington
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I believe rooms 1-6 have DVD players in the room.”
  • Room #6 - also comes with very cool retro fridge and large seating area.
571dylanw, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Travelers with canine companions would like the king dog room.”
TripDream827, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They have two rooms set aside for dog owners and their pups.”
736elizabethf, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“not in downtown area, need a car to drive to restaurants”
sjtaylor444, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“im sure they are all fantastic. we had a queen room #6”
debbiez900, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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