Fodor's Expert Review The Barrington

281 Main St., 3rd fl., Great Barrington, MA 01230, USA See on Map

As a third-floor bed-and-breakfast in a classic 19th-century brick building, the Barrington may lack the cozy aesthetic appeal of its Berkshire peers, but it more than compensates for this by its central Main Street location and spacious guest rooms.


The rooms are reminiscent of urban lofts with original brick walls and large windows. All rooms have queen beds, pull-out sofas, and inviting sitting areas where breakfast is served each morning by the owner-innkeepers.


You won't find antique soaking tubs here. Instead, a spacious and modern area with shower and updated fixtures is the norm.


There's no lobby or communal spaces at The Barrington.


Breakfast is served via room service each morning.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Book directly with the hotel (as opposed to a third-party site) to confirm that breakfast is included.


There's no bar or restaurant at the inn, but several highly-rated options are within walking distance.


Getting Around

A car is required to navigate the Berkshires. Once at the hotel, located right on the main street, there are shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance.


Dine at one of the Berkshire's best restaurants, Praire Whale (4-minute walk), serving a locally-sourced, contemporary American menu is an upscale yet relaxed dining room in a former house. Thin crust, gourmet pizzas are the specialty at Baba Louie's (1-minute walk). You can also choose from sandwiches, salads, and entrees at the bistro-style eatery also serving beer and wine. Not sure what you're in the mood for? Fuel (1-minute walk) is a coffee shop and bistro that also offers a great selection of wine, beer, and a full bar. The exposed brick and funky decor make it an ideal choice to watch the world go by.


Known for its extensive Whiskey selection, as well as upscale bar bites (think mac + cheese or nachos), The Well (2-minute walk) provides food and drink options late afternoon until after midnight. 20 Railroad Public House (1-minute walk) serves up plenty of draft beer, wine, and artisan cocktails alongside a refined American pub menu in the restored classic pub with lots of architectural detail.


The Barrington provides a sleek and comfortable option in the Berkshires for those that prefer a modern aesthetic over Victorian doilies and antique furniture.


6 rooms
Breakfast Yes
Room Service Breakfast served in rooms
Free Parking


Phones: 413-528–6159

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