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By a verified traveler on Mon 28 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Hardwick guestrooms with free WiFi

In Hardwick

At this Hardwick motel, you'll be within 16 miles (25 km) of Hill Farmstead Brewery and 20 miles (32 km) of Bread and Puppet Theater. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium are also within 25 miles (40 km).

Free perks

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and barbecue grills are featured at this motel. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A garden and luggage storage are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 12 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Rainfall showerheads, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.

Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Quadruple Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Inn by the River ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn by the River

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (3)
4 out of 5
The folks are very nice and quite accommodating - rare traits these days.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Owner was so pleasant and great at checking us in. Room was so spacious as was the bathroom. Great river behind the inn and got me hooked on Sleepy Time tea. Great little breakfast with homemade coffee cake. Would definitely return!!!

Posted by , from Medford, MA on Oct 21, 2019

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2 out of 5
Sub standard. Parking is not paved, just dirt and gravel. Bed was hard and lumpy. No hair dryer. Room heater did not work. To describe as rustic would be too kind. Wifi would not stay connected.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 20, 2019 by P&F

It sounds like you were generally unhappy with your stay. The driveways in Vermont are often not paved because our state is ecologically friendly and paved driveways cause water runoff. I'm surprised that you were uncomfortable in our beds given that many of our reviews mention how comfortable the beds are. We have hair dryers and we include that info in the guide that is placed in every room. I'm not sure what you mean room heater. We have two brand new gas fired furnaces heating the motel. I do have problems with wifi even though we have the most powerful system our provider offers. I have been told by a guest that an extender is possibly the answer so we have one on order. I will tell you another fact we actually sterilize each room after every guest leaves because motels are often sited as being very germ laden. Thank you for your input . We gather info where ever we can get it even if it is inaccurate we consider every ones point of view.

4 out of 5
Nice are at the river side... Defenetly I will come back

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by P&F

Thank you

3 out of 5
We liked that it was in Hardwick as that's where our function was, However the Inn is under renovations. Our room was small and the shower was the size of a phone booth! Bed was comfy and pillows was comfortable. Staff was very friendly.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2019 by P&H

Sorry that you had an uncomfortable stay. The room sizes are unchangeable as are the shower sizes. THank you for your stay

1 out of 5
This place was a disaster. We did not want to stay there once we saw the property. Roof tiles were coming off, the grounds were a mess, farm or snow equipment out. The entrance hallway had no door. The woman who greeted me was friendly but I was speechless about where we had landed. I felt mislead from the posting on your site about this "Inn" and also about how far it was from NVU in Lyndonville where my daughter was graduating from which was the reason for the trip. We didn't stay even though I was told there would be no refund as it was less than 24 hour notice. We were ready to sleep in the car. I heard from a local that there may be new owners who may be fixing up the place-I don't know- and God bless them, but I am not likely to book through you again.

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 24, 2019 by Freda

Dear Disenchanted, I'm sorry that you were so unhappy with our motel. You presented your concern to me as simply the distance to your meeting in Lyndenville, which we have no control over and did not represent to you one way or the other. I wish you had expressed your dismay over our property and allowed me to show you our rooms and I think you would have felt differently. We have cozy and scrupulously clean rooms with knotty pine walls, nice duvets and spreads, plush towels, flat screen TVs, large mini fridges with separate working freezers, and nice new microwaves. We are working hard to improve the motel but I think you would have been very comfortable had you given us a chance. This is rural Vermont and we have a gravel driveway that requires maintenance in the spring (the snow just left here a few weeks ago) so there was indeed a farm tractor in the yard for leveling the driveway. We are in the middle of having a brand new standing seam roof applied (the best roof you can buy) and the part that is still an old roof does look awful, but it does not leak. We have a nice front door; it was propped open to welcome our guests. We are expanding our lobby and also adding a stairway to a lovely large knotty pine lounge room upstairs to offer our guests more of an Inn experience. In the meanwhile the hall directly in front of the lobby has a 3 foot wide strip of plywood floor and we appreciate our guests overlooking that. You didn't mention our yard but as happens in the spring we are trimming trees, planting flowers and setting up pick-nick tables, chairs and campfire/barbecue equipment as well as opening the pool to make our three acres of land even more enjoyable for any guests that want to take advantage of it. If you caught us in the middle of making these improvements and were offended we do apologize.

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Inn by the River. Self parking is free. This Hardwick motel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn by the River offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 45.0 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 9 PM and 1 AM (amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Inn River Hardwick
  • River Hardwick
  • Inn by the River Motel
  • Inn by the River Hardwick
  • Inn by the River Motel Hardwick
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.