The Porches Inn

231 River Street | North Adams, MA 01247  [SEE MAP]North Adams, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Situated in North Adams, Massachusetts, a quaint city rooted in the northern Berkshires roughly 130 miles west of Boston, the 47-room Porches Inn garners high praise for its warm atmosphere and cutting-edge design. Occupying a former 19th century mill complex, this trendy boutique property gathers inspiration from the nearby Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and balances its rustic setting with bold, modern accents. Guest rooms are dressed in earthy green and yellow hues and include minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Most travelers report a pleasant experience overall, praising The Porches Inn's cozy bedding and the spacious bathrooms. Past visitors also highlight the complimentary breakfast as another major draw. Once you've settled into your lodgings, recent guests suggest soaking up the flourishing art scene and nearby boutiques found within walking distance of the hotel. And if you came to embrace the great outdoors rather than the area's craft culture, you'll be happy to note the resort sits close to five ski areas and numerous golf courses.
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Location
North Adams, MA
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 47 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Rustic, Historic

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Scorecard

  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

Rankings

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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These once-dilapidated mill-workers' houses dating from the 1890s were refurbished and connected with one long porch to become one of New England's quirkiest hotels; they now strike a perfect balance between high-tech and historic — rooms have a mix of retro 1940s and '50s lamps and bungalow-style furnishings, along with stunning bathrooms with slate floors, hot tubs, and mirrors fashioned out of old window frames.

Fodor's Choice

Condé Nast Traveler

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In the past decade, the town of North Adams has undergone a revitalization, spearheaded by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA); Porches, which opened in 2001, is another example of that change.

Forbes

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Located just adjacent to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Porches Inn at MASS MoCA brings a bit of trendy to the traditional Berkshires. This inn features retro décor, an indoor/outdoor pool and bonfire pit for those cold nights that require s'mores.

AFAR

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The Berkshires has so much to offer, and North Adams is a hidden treasure. This block of former textile workers' housing has been transformed into The Porches, a shabby chic gem.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 919 have reviewed the The Porches Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 919 reviews 4.5 (based on 919 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Porches Inn are unique and reflect the property’s historic character. All accommodations are equipped with minibars and free Wi-Fi access. The bathrooms feature slate flooring and separate showers and soaking tubs.
  • Complimentary breakfast can be delivered to the room

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Porches Inn is located in the northern Berkshires town of North Adams. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and local art galleries and boutiques are within walking distance. For those seeking outdoor activities, state and regional parks, golf courses and ski areas can be reached by car.
  • Around 47 miles east of Albany International Airport; 70 miles north of Bradley International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

A stay at the Porches Inn includes a free breakfast buffet each morning in the small but cheery breakfast room. The property also offers a lobby bar and a living room area with a fireplace, where guests can relax with drinks.
  • Breakfast is served daily from 7 to 10 a.m. and includes bakery items, fruit, yogurt and cereals
  • Room service is also available

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The Porches Inn has small outdoor pool and a hot tub, surrounded by a heated stone deck. Showers and changing rooms are located in an adjacent building.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar

    Kids

    Families will enjoy using the outdoor pool, hot tub and fire pit, and the complimentary buffet breakfast will help those traveling with kids get an early start in the morning. Cribs are available upon request for no additional charge.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs

      Fitness

      The 24-hour fitness center features large windows and includes treadmills, elliptical machines, a recumbent bike and strength-training equipment.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

        Business

        Business travelers will appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout the hotel. Porches Inn is home to two meeting rooms, the larger of which can accommodate up to 30 people. The breakfast room can also host luncheons and events.
        • The hotel’s business nook includes Internet access, faxing and photocopying

        Number of meeting rooms3

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Pets

        Well-behaved pets are welcome to stay at the Porches Inn, although a limited number of pet-friendly guest rooms are available.
        • $40 additional fee per stay
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        The Porches Inn hosts intimate wedding ceremonies, civil unions, commitment ceremonies and receptions in its Building 7 meeting room or outdoors in the Wedding Glen and the Woodlands Gazebo.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity60

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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