Holiday Inn Berkshires

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on July 8, 2011

The Holiday Inn North Adams Berkshiresin belongs to the famous hotel chain Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts. With 86 rooms to a total of 6 floors, it’s a big hotel. The Holiday Inn Berkshires offers guest rooms and meeting rooms for conferences, a pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a fitness center. It is categorized with three stars.

The Holiday Inn Berkshires is, as already mentioned, in the town of North Adams. North Adams is in turn located in the northwest corner of Massachusetts near the borders of the states of Vermont and New York. From Boston, we drove about three hours. Route 2, which leads to North Adams, is surrounded by a truly beautiful landscape, which invites you to stopover. Just the trip to North Adams was very nice. The location right on the edge of the Berkshires, so then probably the name that is not too bad, because especially in autumn when leaves turn all are to see the mountains very beautiful.
The hotel itself is situated right in the city center, however, making it very accessible. We arrived at North Adams shortly after dark and the city felt a bit empty and lifeless. I have to say that North Adams for many years was a remarkable little factory town of 18,000 inhabitants and not necessarily the destination of the New England vacationer. This changed in 1999 with the opening of the Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts), where you can watch artists at work. This museum will be great, but as we on a Monday evening came after the club closed and the museum does not open on Tuesdays, we could not look.

Beside the hotel there is a large parking lot where you can leave your car for free. There is an entrance next to the parking lot, so you do not run around the building, but may come from the side. Beautiful it is, of course, through the main gate, where the sliding doors open by themselves then.
The hotel's location is very good overall, because there are supermarkets within walking distance, a pharmacy open 24 hours, has several restaurants, pubs and shops. In addition, the post office is just around the corner. In the evening the city is not very inviting, what may have been because that on that Monday evening, hardly anyone was out and the streets seemed deserted.

Anyone who relies on his cell phone, which is however not necessarily be pleased that interfere with the reception of the mountains. Several of us in all of North Adams had no reception.

The Holiday Inn Berkshires looks from the outside ike many other hotels in the chain: big, chunky familiar with the writing. The product photo shows it all very well, so I do not use other descriptions of the exterior. Upon entering the hotel you stand right in the lobby. This is very spacious and inviting. The reception is situated right opposite the main entrance and therefore can not be overlooked. From the lobby leads into the lounge, the bar area and restaurant, more on that later.

In the basement - when I've remembered it correctly - is then the so-called wellness area with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness room. However, we have not made use of it, so I can not comment further on this. Our room we reached the elevator. All rooms are Non smoking rooms, which I find very enjoyable. The hotel hallways were carpeted, and looked no different than any other hotel corridors. Overall, the hotel was directly a positive, high-quality impression on us and it seemed to be clean.

This time we had three rooms with two queen beds. But these were relatively wide, so you - if you like it cozy - and find in it's second place would. With our magnetic card we opened our room and found ourselves once in a small hallway. Was collected by a half wall in the front area where the dressing room, a large mirror, which are located in the U.S. apparently mandatory ironing board and access to the bathroom. I have found this separation to be very pleasant, because if you go to the toilet at night, the light beam falls on opening the bathroom door is not directly on the bed, so the other is not necessarily awake.

The actual room was very spacious. Despite the two beds we had a lot of space. This room was once larger than our previous, although that was not already small. The decor was tastefully decorated in warm earth tones. The carpet had no obvious spots, but was very clean. Ever made the room very neat and clean appearance. Opposite the beds was a cupboard in its upper part was the TV. The TV is easy to see out of two beds and in addition to the normal channels via HBO. In addition, there is still room in a small table with two comfortable chairs. On coffee and you have to phone in the room, of course, not without. Throughout the hotel you can receive free Wi-Fi. In the rooms there are also doses, if one wants to connect his laptop with a cable.
As in our first hotel, could not open the windows. Fresh air is also supplied here with air conditioning. In contrast to the first hotel but this hotel had a pleasant warmth, which was also, so we had to not turn on the fan. From the window overlooking the city, but partly also to the Berkshires. I would say there are better, but even worse views. And since we left the next morning anyway back to us that was not so important.

The curtains darkened the room from adequate, the bathroom so you can find at night, without lights on, but you also will not awake with the sunrise. That was very pleasant, as I when it is too bright, always too soon will awake.

At the Holiday Inn Berkshires, breakfast is not included. One can - against payment - but still get some. This will launch into the breakfast room, which can be found directly behind the lounge and adjacent to the bar.

The large, cheerful room, with tables of different sizes. We got - we were six - the biggest table. Breakfast is ordered the à la carte, so there is no buffet. I opted for scrambled eggs with toast and black tea. Everything tasted good and the portion was a reasonable size. In addition to egg dishes, omelettes and cereals can also order pancakes. But they were very big and powerful. Price amounted breakfast, depending on what you ordered, to about 10 dollars, or about 7 EUR whereas you can say nothing. But it must of course set off on the overnight price.

The Holiday Inn Berkshires, you can check in from 15 clock and you have to check out up to 11 clock. Our rooms were paid for in advance, so we had to give only the magnetic cards. We have also been adopted as friendly and welcomes back to my question, they told us where to find the post office. So here too, all good!

In retrospect, it was really good that we got a hotel more in Williamstown, but landed at the Holiday Inn Berkshires in North Adams, it was at this hotel but one of the best of our trip. The rooms were for a 3-star hotel, very spacious. They were tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was somewhat small, but also provides everything you need and was also clean. The breakfast was not included and is therefore still on top of the rate, but remained under priced and the taste was good. It is a pity that the hotel is more expensive because of the peak travel time than usual for what is offered but the price is still OK, so here I forgive nor less than 5 stars and a recommendation.
Holiday Inn Berkshires
North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247

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