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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Bright and Colorful 1 Bedroom Apt
- Apartment Overlooking Battery Park (can hold up to 8 guests!)
- Romantic & Spacious Artists’ Loft with a Lake View
- Private Studio Apartment in South Burlington
And if you’re heading elsewhere in New England, you’ll want to check out our 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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Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy is happily married to her husband Nathan, and when not working on their sites, Amy & Nathan can be found cuddling, reading, and enjoying delicious lattes.