Where to Stay in Burlington VT: The Best Burlington Hotels and More

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Burlington, Vermont is one of our favorite places in New England. There is plenty to do there: craft beer, hiking, shopping, sailing, and Bernie Sanders-sighting, just to name a few.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Burlington, VT, we’ve compiled a list of half a dozen excellent choices. As former residents of the Burlington area, we know the city well, and you can feel confident in our recommendations. Ready to get planning? Let’s go to Burlington!

Where to Stay in Burlington VT

Hotel Vermont

If you’re looking for a hip, modern hotel, Hotel Vermont is a great option. It has an ideal location right downtown with proximity to Church Street as well as to Lake Champlain. There is also a popular onsite restaurant and bar. Consider a whirpool King or a suite for an extra luxurious stay.

Why Hotel Vermont is a top pick for hotels in downtown Burlington.

In addition to its prime location, Hotel Vermont places a lot of emphasis on supporting local businesses. In your room you’ll find locally-sourced Lunaroma bath products, and the hotel has partnered with dozens of other Vermont-based providers, too.

Hotel Vermont also has not only its own great restaurant, Juniper, but it is situated right next door to Hen of the Wood, one of the most popular and well-loved Burlington restaurants.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Booking.com

Made INN Vermont

Made INN Vermont is a self-described chic boutique bed & breakfast. This pet-friendly B&B is incredibly cute and unique but with only 4 guestrooms, you may have to book early to snag a stay.

Those seeking a quiet stay will love this property. It is located on a residential street in the “hill section of Burlington” just a short walk to the action of downtown. It makes for a beautiful walk as you are descending a hill overlooking the city and Lake Champlain beyond. Made INN Vermont is also very close to the campus of Champlain College.

What makes this one of the best places to stay in Burlington VT:

First of all, the rooms are gorgeous, chic, and cozy. Some of the rooms’ Victorian windows have views of the lake (win!) But not only will you love the homey ambiance of this space, you’ll feel right at home with your gourmet breakfast, the inn’s library, game parlor, and music room, and the inviting hot tub.

Did we mention there are tons of amazing amenities included here? You’ll be welcomed with a drink (Vermont’s favorite beer, of course) and even your pet will be welcomed with treats and bedding. What’s not to love?

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: MadeINNVermont.com

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Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown is one of the top-rated properties in town. Honestly, you probably could not get a better location; the inn is just a block away from Church Street, and across from City Hall Park.

You may not find anything particularly spectacular or eccentric about the rooms, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want from a hotel: a solid, dependable brand you can trust. Hilton is known for being a high-quality place to stay and this Burlington lodging is no different. Comfort at a good price.

What makes the Hilton Garden Inn one of the best Burlington VT hotels:

This is a modern, updated space featuring clean and comfortable furnishings. The hotel has all the amenities you really need, and it’s location is top-notch. The complimentary shuttle to and from Burlington airport is also a helpful advantage for travelers. For those driving, the hotel offers paid valet parking.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Booking.com

The Essex Resort & Spa

Perhaps you’re visiting the Burlington area but would prefer not to be in the heart of downtown. If you’re looking for a more secluded stay in the region, we absolutely recommend The Essex Resort & Spa, which offers a country feel with the convenience of nearby towns of Burlington, Essex, and Williston.

This resort is ideal for a getaway because it offers more than just a hotel: it is also a culinary destination (with onsite restaurants, cooking classes, and a tasty lobby cafe). This luxury accommodation is, perhaps most importantly, an award-winning spa. Ideal for those wanting to destress and unwind on their Vermont location.

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We have insider knowledge of this place. Not only has Amy stayed in the inn, but she also used to work in the restaurant here! She knows firsthand how lovely the Essex is—and how beautiful the rooms and spa.

Why the Essex is one of the leading hotels near Burlington, VT

Burlington is just a 20-minute drive away, but the Essex offers you a real Vermont countryside stay. You have delicious food right on the property and a cozy spa. It’s really all you need for an awesome vacation. PS: the guest rooms are all unique and have the warm vibe of an English country inn.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Hotels.com

Green Mountain Suites Hotel

Are you looking for hotels near Burlington VT airport? You’ll want to consider hotels in South Burlington. Just a short drive from the airport is a scattering of hotels, ranging from budget options to higher-end choices. Nestled right in the middle is the Green Mountain Suites Hotel. Boasting the rustic feel of a classic Vermont country inn (including a massive fireplace in the lobby) this hotel will suit your needs for a cozy stay in the region.

You can opt for a room with a fireplace, too, if you’d like. Check out the fireplace and jacuzzi suites.

While staying at one of the hotels in South Burlington, VT means that you’re giving up proximity to downtown and the Church Street marketplace, there are lots of benefits to staying in this area. You’re close to I89, which is great if you’re planning day trips to any nearby areas like Stowe. You also have plenty of shopping and dining nearby, and downtown is really just a few miles down the hill, anyway. An easy Uber ride.

Why you might consider this option when choosing Burlington VT airport hotels:

Just because you’re looking for airport-convenient accommodation doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice quality. Green Mountain Suites combines all you need to be satisfied and well-rested. And their indoor swimming pool is a nice perk!

If you are looking for pet-friendly hotels in Burlington, VT, Green Mountain Suites is a good choice. They also have plenty of other amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Hotels.com

Burlington VT AirBnbs

AirBnbs are an awesome alternative to the traditional Burlington VT resorts and inns. We love staying in AirBnbs when we travel because it offers a unique experience and is often more affordable. Some of the most attractive AirBnb listings for Burlington are included below, and we’ve also got an entire list to help you find the best Airbnb Burlington Vermont has to offer.

And if you’re heading elsewhere in New England, you’ll want to check out this guide to the 20+ Best AirBnbs in New England. We hope this article has helped you to discover the best places to stay in Burlington, Vermont for your next visit!

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