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Garden City
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice place to stay if you are going to MassMoca and other places in area. Interiors are very nicely decorated with interesting things on all the walls! staff very helpful. Good restaurants close by and the free hotel breakfast is good.

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear 852maf, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Porches Inn. We value your feedback and will pass it along to our team. We hope to see you again when you return to the Berkshires. Sincerely, Kim

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Porches Inn is a very modern establishment, very clean and well run, friendly helpful staff, nice casual bar for a nightcap. We were in the grey house, first floor. Downside, and only a minor point, no coffee or tea facilities in the room, breakfast is a self service buffet but good enough. Only ten easy minutes walk from restaurants.

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear hottubman, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Porches Inn. It's true our rooms don't have coffee makers, but during the fall we serve hot cider, tea and cookies in the lobby throughout the day. Given your handle, is it safe to assume you made the most of our hot tub? We certainly...

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at The Porches, a row of renovated and beautifully updated Victorian houses. The staff were relaxed and welcoming. Our suite was well appointed and comfortable. The facilities, including pool, sauna and workout room, looked to be of a very good standard, we'll be sure to make the most of them on another visit. Our room was...

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear DH06902, Thank you for staying at the Porches Inn during your recent trip to the Berkshires. You really should come back and take full advantage of our heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fire pit (s'mores included!) and fitness room, all of which are available 24/7. Best regards, Kim

Franklin, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A wonderfully unique property with lovely amenities. Walk to MASS MoCA, downtown dining while surrounded by mountains, forests and beautiful scenery. Delicious continental breakfast. Rent a DVD and hang out in the room or walk to the local cinema.

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear Leslie R, Hello, and thank you for taking time to post a review. You are quite right, the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA is anything but ordinary. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast and the natural beauty of the Berkshires. We look forward to your return. Best regards, Kim

Brooklyn
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you are visiting Mass MoCA this is a perfect place to stay. We've been here 3 times and are always pleased with the room. We always get a one bedroom suite. The bathrooms have a real tub/jacuzzi, so if you like a long soak after a busy day you can enjoy in private.

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear 475debraj, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA is grateful for your patronage! Best regards, Kim

Baltimore
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Porches is one of our all-time favorite places to stay. Thank you for another wonderful experience! The staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and attractive. Amazing place!

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

And you, Mark S, are one of our all-time favorite customers at the Porches Inn. It was great to see you again! Until next time, Kim

Taunton
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very clean and friendly with interesting decor. Good restaurants within walking distance - advised by the staff. Don't be put off by initial impressions of the area: the apparently derelict factory opposite is in fact a thriving Arts Centre and contains an outstanding restaurant.

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear D263SRjohnc, Thank you for the glowing recommendation. You are quite right, MASS MoCA is a thriving center for contemporary art, and it's about to double in size. Shows of particular interest at the moment are Alex Da Corte's "Free Roses" and Nick Cave's "Until." There are actually two very good restaurants on the museum's campus, as well as a...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was the most expensive hotel per night on a 14 day trip. It had a shabby chic decor, some rooms had porches (not ours) and it had bath robes in the bathroom. We loved the feel of the bedding and liked the eclectic art. The breakfast was good and varied – yogurt, granola, bread, muffins, cereals, fruit and an...

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear Kevin C, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our decor, bedding and breakfast, especially the coffee, but we want to apologize again for the substandard housekeeping service you received--thank you for your understanding. As for complimentary water, while it's true there are bottles for sale in our minibars, we do have water coolers in both our...

Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Porches is a group of renovated row houses. The style of the renovation is everything updated in terms of bathroom fixtures, heating/cooling and those sorts of things. The furnishings, however, were purchased with an eye to replicating what might have been there in, I don't know, the 1950s. The chairs in our room had no functional padding. The lamps we...

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear Jerome P, We appreciate your candid feedback. Our owner's unique sense of style is reflected in the design and decor of the hotel, and, given the wide range of human tastes and expectations, it isn't for everyone, as you point out. Be that as it may, our goal is to provide each guest who walks through our door with...

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to the Berkshires with 10 girlfriends to celebrate our 30th NASC Reunion. The registration process was a breeze. Staff suggested we stay in 2 suites - which worked out perfectly for us. Cancellation policy was very lenient which made working with my large group of girlfriends very stress-free! We were thrilled to see the buildings that were once...

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Kim C, Manager at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, responded to this review

Dear Jodi, We enjoyed hearing stories about North Adams back in the day, before MASS MoCA, when what is now MCLA was called North Adams State College. You ladies still know how to have fun, and it's contagious--thank you! We think you should have a reunion at the Porches Inn every year! Best regards, Kim

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Porches Inn consists of seven renovated Victorian-era buildings that originally provided housing for the area’s mill workers. Located across the street from MASS MoCA, Porches’ guest rooms and public spaces employ a clever synthesis of retro and contemporary designs. The inn’s 47 rooms and suites are fully wired, offering free WiFi, BluRay/DVD players and complimentary DVDs. Porches' healthful continental breakfast is included in the room rate and may be eaten in the Breakfast Room, on the porch (weather permitting) or delivered to your room in the inn's signature metal lunchbox. The inn features a year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, fitness room and meeting rooms for retreats and special events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA

Address: 231 River St, North Adams, MA 01247-3201
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > North Adams
Price Range: $233 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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“We choose upper floors when they're available.”
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“Get one with the rain shower.”
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“We were allocated a room with lounge area connecting to the bedroom with folding doors in Building 1.”
 of 5 bubbles D263SRjohnc, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We needed more than 2 keys available for each suite. It was frustrating getting into the building with only 4 keys and 11 adults!”
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