Burlington - hotels, etc.?

Jun 9th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Burlington - hotels, etc.?

I am interested in going to Burlington in September for 2 nights. We will not have a car. I would like to know names of hotels or B&B's located downtown. I looked at a few websites but it is hard to figure out where these places are located.

Also, what is there to do if you don't have a car? There are boat rides on the Champlain, right? What about hot air balloon rides. Are they located near Burlington? Thanks for any info.
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Jun 9th, 2004, 09:10 AM
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Hi..
The only full-service hotel in downtown Burlington is the Wyndham. If you book there, ask for a lake view room. All other hotels are out in Colchester/South Burlington.
The Lang House is on Main Street, a short walk to downtown and the Willard Street Inn, on S.Willard (I believe) is also a short walk downtown.
Yes, there are boat rides on the Lake. The Spirit of Ethan Allen leaves from the boathouse at the foot of College Street, or you can ride the Burlington/Port Kent ferry, which leaves from Perkins Pier, at the foot of King Street.
Can't help with balloon rides, but if there are any, they'd be out in the "country" and you'd need a car.
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Jun 9th, 2004, 09:12 AM
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Hi,
The Wyndham is going to be your best and I'm not aware of any other hotels that are close to downtown. The rooms are nice there and you can walk to Church St. which is a closed off street with lots of restaurants, stores, and outdoor things going on. There's the Echo center right across the street, and a boardwalk right on Lake Champlaign with a 7 mile bike path. Not sure about hot air balloons, but I think there are boat tours on the lake too. These links should help you.

http://www.churchstmarketplace.com/

http://www.vtliving.com/index2.shtml

http://www.echovermont.org/

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Jun 9th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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Thanks. I see there's a Sheraton and a Holiday Inn. Where are those located? Are they far from downtown?

I wouldn't mind not staying exactly downtown. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, what is the nightlife like in Burlington. We are young 40s and like some night life. Thanks again!
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Jun 9th, 2004, 09:49 AM
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The Sheraton and the Holiday Inn are located on Williston Road, at the intersection of Williston Road (Route 2) and Interstate 89. Without a car, these hotels are not that convenient. You could take cabs however, and CCTA has bus service that runs along Williston Road. Both are a mile or a little farther from downtown. You could walk up to UVM from these hotels and take the free College Street shuttle downtown.
Without a car though, I'd stay downtown. It would make your stay much more pleasant.
As far as nightlife, it isnt crazy, but it's there. Lots of bars, restaurants, live music etc. Check out www.sevendaysvt.com for music listings, or pick up a copy of the paper (available just about everywhere) when you arrive.
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