Burlington, Vermont is one of our favorite places in New England. There is plenty to do there: craft beer, hiking, shopping, sailing, staying in cool Burlington hotels, 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 our top choices of great places to stay in and near Burlington.
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 check out some of the top places to stay in Burlington Vermont!
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My Top 3 Picks: Where to Stay in Burlington VT
If you’re looking for a hip, modern hotel, Hotel Vermont is a great Burlington hotel. 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.
⭐️ RATING: 4.9/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: 204 S Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401 | ✅ Book it!
Made INN Vermont is a self-described chic boutique bed & breakfast in Burlington. 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 place to stay in Burlington 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 at this Burlington VT bed and breakfast 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 about a Burlington B&B like that?
“Very cozy with lots of books, interesting art, and objects for perusal. Great place to stay in Burlington!” -Arden (Read more reviews)
⭐️ RATING: 4.2/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 101 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401 | ✅ Book it!
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 at this hotel in Burlington, 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; plus, Burlington Vermont downtown hotels are hard to beat just for the sheer convenience of location.
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.
“Downtown location, room with a view of the lake and the large size of the room were great” -Margaret (Read more reviews)
⭐️ RATING: 4/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 60 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401 | ✅ Book it!
Why this is among the best hotels in Burlington Vermont:
You certainly can’t beat the location of this Burlington hotel. Overlooking Lake Champlain, and convenient to everything in downtown Burlington, picking this hotel is almost a no-brainer. Especially if traveling with kids!
Not only is it close to family fun like the ECHO Center, kids will also love the indoor pool. With some connecting rooms available, this also is a top choice for large families or groups traveling together.
PS: This Burlington hotel is pet-friendly, too!
“Very nice location, friendly staff, everything was comfortable, clean and available.” -Catalina (Read more reviews)
⭐️ RATING: 4.3/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452 | ✅ Book it!
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 wholeheartedly recommend The Essex Resort & Spa, which offers a country feel with the convenience of towns near 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 vacation.
We have insider knowledge of this place. Not only have I (Amy) stayed in the inn, but I also used to work in the restaurant here! I know firsthand how lovely the Essex is—and how beautiful are 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 at this resort near Burlington are all unique and have the warm vibe of an English country inn.
“My room was very quaint, loved the pool! The Tavern restaurant was delicious and bar service was great.” -Cortney (Read more reviews)
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 South Burlington 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. There are fireplace and jacuzzi suites.
While staying at one of the hotels in South Burlington VT means that you’re giving up proximity to downtown Burlington 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 Burlington 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’re looking for a Burlington place to stay with a pool!
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.
⭐️ RATING: 4.9/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 349 S Willard St #3910, Burlington, VT 05401 | ✅ Book it!
If you like the idea of staying in a classic B&B in Burlington, then you should check out Blind Tiger Burlington. Formerly Willard Street Inn, this historic mansion was built in 1881 and has been meticulously restored to be both a testament to its former glory and still feel fresh, modern, and comfortable by today’s standards, as well.
Why you might consider this option when choosing Burlington VT B&Bs:
Gorgeous grounds, generously appointed amenities, complimentary light breakfast, and the great location are just a few of the things that visitors love about Blind Tiger Burlington. Walking distance to Church Street? Heck yes!
Oh, and this Burlington Vermont B&B has a solarium, too! Swoon.
“Gorgeous property, inside and out. The rooms are spacious and thoughtfully decorated. Breakfast was wonderful. Lots of space to relax outside of the room.” -Sally (Read more reviews)
⭐️ RATING: 4.4/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 25 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401 | ✅ Book it!
While Courtyard Burlington Harbor is technically a chain with the Marriott hotel group, it is certainly worth noting as a great option for where to stay in Burlington Vermont because of its perfect location!
Just a quick walk around the corner to Church Street, this Burlington hotel is beautifully situated within easy walking distance of all kinds of fun Burlington things to do.
Why you might consider a stay at this downtown Burlington hotel:
In addition to its stellar location, this hotel in downtown Burlington VT has onsite dining, an indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center, bicycle rental, and more to offer its guests, so when it comes to amenities and reasons to stay at the Courtyard Burlington Harbor, they are serving them up on a platter!
Plus, waterfront Burlington VT hotels have the best views! Trust me, these views are worth it.
“Great location! We had lake view rooms. The sunsets were amazing!” -Katherine (Read more reviews)
⭐️ RATING: 4.7/5 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: 179 Porters Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446 | ✅ Book it!
Just a few minutes outside of Burlington proper, we just had to include this Hollywood themed resort in our roundup of best places to stay in Burlington.Yes, a little kitschy, but very, very cool!
Incredibly unique, each room is dedicated to a different Hollywood star, and the entire inn has been recently renovated so everything is fresh and new.
This Burlington area inn is right next door to the Sunset Drive In Theater, and booking a room gets you in for free. This is definitely a unique Burlington place to stay.
“Like new condition. Close to waterfront restaurants. Totally surprised by drive in next door and received a free pass. This was amazing!” -Laurie (Read more reviews)
Burlington VT AirBnbs
Don’t forget about all the cool Burlington Airbnbs while looking for where to stay in Burlington
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. Check out our list of the top Airbnbs in Burlington Vermont here.
And of course, there are plenty of great Airbnbs in Vermont outside of Burlington, too! We hope this article has helped you to discover the best places to stay in Burlington Vermont for your next visit!
FAQs About Visiting Burlington
When is the best time to visit Burlington?
Anytime, really! I especially love summer in Burlington, because you hang out on the lake and enjoy the Church Street summer festivals and events.
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Amy Hartle is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of New England With Love, a comprehensive resource for travel in the New England region. Amy has been exploring New England since 2001. She lived in Vermont for many years and is a graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Amy has been writing about travel for over a decade. On this site, Amy aims to share her love of New England and help you to have the best possible adventures!
Amy has been a full time blogger since 2012, and is also the publisher of Two Drifters, where she writes about couples travel and relationships, as well as Let’s Adventure Baby, a family travel site. When not traveling the world or creating epic blog content, Amy can be found cuddling with her husband, son, and cats, & drinking a maple latte.