Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Publick House Historical Inn – 277 Main Street (RT 131) Sturbridge, MA, 01566

Publick House Historical Inn – 277 Main Street (RT 131) Sturbridge, MA, 01566



This was our first time staying at the Publick House in Sturbridge MA and this first time was for our wedding. Suz and I picked this place out in the Summer of 2017 after we got engaged and feel in love with the old school New England feel. Suz was looking for an New England Winter wedding feel and this place knocked it out of the park.

We go married on site in the actual Publick House Inn that is attached to an old barn, where we had our cocktail hour. The venue has 3 choices of lodging on site, Publick House Historic Inn, The Chamberlain House and the Country Lodge.

The historic Inn is located in the same building where the restaurant, check in, function rooms and bakery. These rooms are clearly from the 1700’s with modern updates but an old school feel. The Chamberlain House rooms are new modern rooms, design to match the feel of the rest of the buildings These rooms have suits available in them and are located on each side of the historic Inn. The country Lodge are older rooms, more of a motel style design and these 3 buildings are located up the hill a bit on site. These rooms are dated but serve the purpose of staying the night after a wedding.

Most of the rooms in the Chamberlain House and Country Lodge have balcony’s. For convenience and modern accommodations, I would suggest the Chamberlain house for sure.

Complimentary baked goods and coffee to guests who stay at the hotel and these are located in the morning at the bakery, who bake fresh food every day. Other than the bakery, there are two food options to eat on site. The first is historic tap room where they serve 3 meals a day there. We ate the breakfast buffet there and it was great. In addition there is also Ebenezer’s Tavern and this is more of a bar feel with a full menu. We had lunch an dinner there a couple of times. The bar is also open later and they have a full selections of beer, wine and spirits.

The hotel is also very easy to get to, right of I 84 about 60 minutes from Boston. They are open all year around and do fill up quickly. Even with the several weddings they have going on at once, you don’t even realize it. For after parties, they have a cottage that is away from all the rooms to ensure you won’t disturb other guests.

Staff is also great there. For our wedding Anthony was in charge and did a great job. Everyone was very helpful and we couldn’t ask for more. Suz and I are looking forward to our next trip out there for either lunch dinner or the night. If you are looking for a quaint New England get away, this is the place. Also if you are getting married, winter or summer, I would definitely suggest this venue.

The Score

  • Room Cleanliness : A
  • Hotel Cleanliness: A
  • Friendliness and knowledge of staff: A
  • Food & Drink Selection: A
  • Accessibility: A
  • Total:  (A)


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Thanks for visiting – Arty & Suzi