Best Western

BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403-5718
Phone: 802/863-1125   |   Fax: 802/658-1296   |   158 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center!

Burlington, Vermont is known for fantastic shopping, entertainment, Lake Champlain and a great assortment of local restaurants and attractions. Our close proximity to Burlington makes us a perfect location for guests traveling to our area. The Burlington International airport is just one mile from our door and our Park and Fly package allows for frequent flyers to travel with ease.

At BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center, we understand how important convenience is when traveling. Indoor and outdoor pools provide a place to relax or for the kids to have some fun without going far. The Windjammer Restaurant is located on site, and it’s a local favorite that’s always very busy and known for great food and a lively environment. A fitness center, airport shuttle, and continental breakfast are all readily available for your comfort.

Whether you’re here for the Champlain Valley Exposition or an event at the Flynn Theater there’s always something fun happening nearby. We are just one block from the Higher Ground music venue and minutes from the local colleges and universities including the University of Vermont, Saint Michael's College and Champlain College.

Businesses such as IBM, Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Fletcher Allen Hospital and the Vermont Air National Guard are all close by. If you are traveling with a team, Leddy Park Arena, Gutterson Fieldhouse and Cairns Arena are popular hockey rinks that we support and we happily host visiting teams and fans.

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure the BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center is the perfect hotel choice in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.

Are you flying out of Burlington? Do you need to leave your car overnight? We can help! Check out our Park and Fly Package under the Discounts and Packages Tab!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, muffins, coffee, tea and selected hot items. Served from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Express check out
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Outdoor pool, seasonal
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines, located on the first and fourth floors
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Complimentary airport shuttle, 24-hours hotel airport shuttle available. Pick up and drop off upon request only.
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference services
  • Catering
  • Fax services
  • Foreign currency exchange, Canadian exchange only.
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge
  • Laundromat, coin operated washing machine and dryer. Laundry soap and quarters available at the front desk.
  • Dry cleaning
  • Late check out, based on availability. Please inquire for availability
  • Safe deposit box, available at the front desk
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, complimentary with two computers and printing access. Open 24-hours
  • Printer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, stamps available for purchase at the front desk. Daily mail pick up at the front desk.
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged facilities, indoor and outdoor pool with pool lift
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Paid parking, 0.00 USD, free self parking for guests staying at the hotel. Sleep and Fly packages available for an additional charge. Please contact hotel directly for details.
  • Complimentary coffee and tea,available 24-hours
  • Warm chocolate chip cookies and milk served every night at 8:00 p.m.
  • 24-hour security
  • The Windjammer Restaurant and Upper Deck Pub.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

Conveniently located, the best western plus windjammer inn & conference center in South Burlington, Vermont is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 44.470265  /  Latitude: -73.178225


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north and south Take Exit 14 East off of Vermont Interstate 89. Merge onto U.S. Hwy 2 East. Take a left at third set of traffic lights. That is the entrance to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center.

From: Route 7 North Take Interstate 189 ramp to airport/Interstate 89. Merge onto I-89 East. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-89 North Winooski/St. Albans. Merge onto I-89 North. Take exit 14 east, merge onto U.S. Hwy 2 East. The Best Western PLUS Windjammer Inn will be at the 3rd light on your left.

From: Grand Isle Ferry Head southeast on VT-314 S/Ferry Road towards Bakers Lane. Turn right onto U.S. Hwy 2 East. Take ramp onto I-89 South. Take exit 14 east. Merge onto U.S. Hwy 2 East/Williston Road toward South Burlington. The Best Western PLUS Windjammer Inn will be at the 3rd light on your left.

From: Burlington Ferry Head east on King Street towards Battery Street. Take the first left onto Battery Street. Off of Battery Street take the first right onto Main Street. Continue onto Williston Road/ U.S. Hwy 2 for 1.7 miles. After going over I-89, The Best Western PLUS Windjammer Inn will be at the 3rd light on your left.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Burlington College

Offering associate, bachelors, and masters degrees, Burlington College is set in northern Vermont on Lake Champlain in the city of Burlington. A private liberal arts college, Burlington College was founded in 1972 and covers 33 acres.

A non-profit institution, Burlington College has over 200 enrolled students, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges.

Burlington International Airport

Burlington Intl. Airport

Fly In and Out of Burlington International Airport

A joint-use civil-military airport, the Burlington International Airport (BTV) is located in northern Vermont, and serving the city of Burlington. Set in South Burlington, BTV is owned by the City of Burlington.

Also home to Burlington Air National Guard Base and a Vermont Army National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility, BTV covers 942 acres. Featuring two runways, BTV is serviced by major airlines like Delta, JetBlue, United, and US Airways.

Burlington Town Center

Featuring shopping, dining and entertainment, the Burlington Town Center is an outdoor mall set in northern Vermont in the city of Burlington.

Set on Lake Champlain, the center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burlington Town Center stores include Macy’s, the Gap, J. Crew, and more.

Burlington Waterfront

Set on Lake Champlain, the Burlington Waterfront – also known as Waterfront Park ­– is set in downtown Burlington in northern Vermont. The waterfront features the Burlington Community Boathouse, and eight-mile bike path, and a pavilion.

Visitors may park near the information booth, and check out the 900-foot boardwalk to Burlington Harbor, and eat at Splash Café & Catering. Activities include cross-country skiing and picnics, while annual events include the Vermont Food & Wine Festival, Vermont Brewer's Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, and more.

Champlain College

Established in 1878, Champlain College is a private, coeducational institute located in Burlington in northern Vermont. Neighboring Lake Champlain, Champlain College has nearly 2,000 enrolled students.

Covering 22 acres with 42 buildings, Champlain College’s residential campus in Burlington’s Hill Section neighborhood. The college features the IDX Student Life Center, and features two international campuses.

Cochran Ski Area

Cochran Ski Area

Take the Whole Family to the Slopes of Cochran

Established in 1961 by the famed “Skiing Cochrans” family, the Cochran Ski Area is one of many ski areas in New England. Located in northern Vermont. The Cochran Ski Area is set in Richmond – just east of Burlington and west of Waterbury on Interstate 89.

Found along the Winooski River, the Cochran Ski Area is now the country’s first non-profit ski area. This Vermont ski area features skiing and snowboarding lessons for children as young as 3 years old, events like the weekly Lollipop Races, and Cochran's Ski Club.

Essex Outlets

Located in Essex, the Essex Outlets is set near downtown Burlington in northern Vermont on Lake Champlain. Featuring national outlets, unique-to-Vermont specialty shops, and an onsite movie theater, Essex Outlets has something for everyone.

Catch a movie at Essex Cinemas, and stop by Phoenix Books, Brooks Brothers, Famous Footwear, or one of many other stores. Open daily by 10 a.m., Essex Outlets also features eateries, events, and more.

Higher Ground

Set along Interstate 89, Higher Ground is a large music venue located in South Burlington in northern Vermont. Higher Ground box office hours are weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Divided into two performance rooms – the Ballroom and the Showcase Lounge – Higher Ground is ideal for comedy, performing arts, and of course, live music.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory

Home to the famed Lake Champlain Chocolates, the Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory is set in northern Vermont in the city of Burlington. Tours of the facility are held on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

These through-the-window Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory tours are free to the public, and offer plenty of free samples. Visit during your favorite holiday for chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolate Valentine’s Day hearts, and even chocolate turkeys.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Founded in 1985, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is located in northern Vermont on the southern shore of Lake Champlain ­– just south of Burlington. A non-profit museum, the LCMM focuses on the archaeology of shipwrecks found in Lake Champlain.

Known for its fleet of replica vessels, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum plays hosts to several boat shows and rowing competitions. Closed for the winter, LCMM is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Established in 1994, the Magic Hat Brewing Company is located in South Burlington in northern Vermont. Open daily throughout the year, Magic Hat Brewing Company offers free guided and self-guided tours.

Visitors to the brewery need stop by Growler Bar – containing over 48 Magic Hat beers on tap. Magic Hat also sponsors a number of annual events, including Mardi Gras Weekend come February, Night of the Living Dead during the Halloween season.

Saint Michael's College

Set on Lake Champlain, Saint Michael's College is a private Catholic college with 2,000 enrolled students in Colchester in northern Vermont. Located just north of Burlington, the college was established in 1904, and is divided into the Main and North campus.

Saint Michael's College also features 21 varsity sports, known as the Purple Knights. The college’s main campus covers 440 acres, St. Michael’s is also Vermont’s first fair trade school.

Shelburne Farms

Covering 1,400 acres, Shelburne Farms is located in northern Vermont – just south of Burlington on Lake Champlain. Established in 1886, Shelburne Farms is both a U.S. National Historic Landmark District, and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Shelburne Farms visitors are encouraged to stop by the Welcome Center, offering Vermont products, tickets sales, and check-ins for walking trails. Over 10 miles of walking trails are available, plus the Children's Farmyard, the Farm Cart eatery, and guided property tours.

Shelburne Museum

Established in 1947, the Shelburne Museum is located on 45 acres in northern Vermont near Lake Champlain ­– all just south of Burlington. Showcasing more than 150,000 works across 39 buildings – more than half of which are historic structures.

Collected by Electra Havemeyer Webb, the exhibits of Shelburne Museum include Americana paintings, quilts, furniture, and crafts. Museum exhibition buildings include the Vergennes Schoolhouse, Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building, Webb Gallery, and more.

University Mall

Open daily till 9 p.m., and till 6 p.m. on Sundays, the University Mall is located in South Burlington in northern Vermont. Stores include Sears, Kohl’s, Sephora, Express, and the Gap – plus onsite eateries.

The University Mall also plays host to many family-friendly events, including the Halloween Family Party, Bouncy Fest, Easter Egg Hunt & Mascot March, Winter Carnival, Spring Carnival, and more.

University of Vermont

Covering 451 acres, the University of Vermont & State Agricultural College is a public research university set in northern Vermont in Burlington. Also known as the University of Vermont or UVM, the university was founded in 1791 as the country’s 23rd college.

UVM is home to over 12,000 undergraduates and postgraduates, and the Vermont Catamounts athletics. The campus plays host to the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, the Gutterson Fieldhouse, Billings Memorial Library, and live concerts.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Producing nearly 500,000 teddy bears a year, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is one of the largest teddy bear manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Shelburne in northern Vermont, just south of Burlington, VTB was founded in 1983.

Open daily, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company offers 30-minute tours of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory for a small fee. Tours are held every half-hour during the summer season from 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and every hour from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the winter. Just be sure to see the Bear Shop, too.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.20 mile(s) from Higher Ground
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Church Street Marketplace
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Flynn Theater
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Echo Science Center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lake Champlain Chocolates®
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Shelburne Farms
  • 8.40 mile(s) from Shelburne Museum
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Shelburne Vineyard
  • 9.30 mile(s) from Vermont Teddy Bear Co.®
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Ben & Jerry's Factory®
  • 1.00 mile(s) from University Mall
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Burlington Town Center
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Church Street Marketplace
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bennington Potter's North
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Barnes and Noble
  • 7.50 mile(s) from Essex Outlets
  • 3.70 mile(s) from TJ Maxx®
  • 4.20 mile(s) from Maple Tree Place, includes Christmas Tree Shop, Best Buy, Walmart®, Old Navy, Dicks Sporting Goods, Marshalls, Bed Bath and beyond, and Home Depot

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Plattsburgh, NY
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Waterbury
  • 30.00 mile(s) from St. Albans
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Middlebury
  • 37.00 mile(s) from Stowe
  • 38.00 mile(s) from Montpelier
  • 95.00 mile(s) from Montreal
  • 152 mile(s) from Albany, NY
  • 164 mile(s) from Manchester, NH
  • 215 mile(s) from Boston
  • 235 mile(s) from Hartford, CT
  • 256 mile(s) from Portland, ME
  • 323 mile(s) from New York, NY
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Fletcher Allen
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Immigration and Naturalization, (INS)
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ben & Jerry's, corporate offices
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Burton Snowboards
  • 3.00 mile(s) from
  • 4.20 mile(s) from GE Healthcare
  • 3.00 mile(s) from General Dynamics
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lane Press
  • 6.40 mile(s) from IBM
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Husky
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • 1.00 mile(s) from University of Vermont
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Champlain College
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Saint Michael's College
  • 2.00 mile(s) from CCV
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Burlington College
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Middlebury College
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Norwich University

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gutterson Fieldhouse
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Patrick Gym
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Lake Champlain
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Local Motion
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Northern Lights Cruises
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Vermont National Country Club
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lake Champlain Ferries
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Spirit of Ethan Allen lll
  • 4.00 mile(s) from North Beach
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Cairns Arena
  • 4.60 mile(s) from Green Mountain Harley-Davidson
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Leddy Park
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Essex Skating Facility
  • 7.70 mile(s) from Shelburne Farms
  • 14.50 mile(s) from Sand Bar State Park
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Bolton Valley Ski Resort
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Camel's Hump
  • 27.00 mile(s) from Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center
  • 28.00 mile(s) from The Ice Center
  • 39.00 mile(s) from Smugglers Notch
  • 43.00 mile(s) from Stowe Mountain Ski Resort
  • 44.00 mile(s) from Sugarbush Ski Resort
  • 44.00 mile(s) from Mount Mansfield
  • 66.00 mile(s) from Jay Peak Resort

Nearby Restaurants

  • Windjammer, on premises, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner, locally owned and operated for over 35 years, The Windjammer is Burlington’s original steak and seafood restaurant. In addition to classic American fare, the menu also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as an extensive salad bar. Specialty cocktails, craft beers and a Wine Spectator wine list complement both the restaurant and pub menus. We have proudly supported Vermont farms, producers and businesses since 1977.
  • Upper Deck Pub, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, located above the Windjammer Restaurant, this family friendly, sports themed pub offers an extensive menu that features steak and seafood, as well a great selection of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. To complement the menu, the Upper Deck also offers an extensive wine list and variety of microbrews on draft.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Al's French Fries, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Applebee's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, family
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from McDonalds®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Zachary's Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Italian, family
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pucinella's, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Wooden Spoon Bistro, full service, American, open for: dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sweetwaters, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Leunig's Bistro, full service, French, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from A Single Pebble, full service, Chinese, open for: dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Bove's, full service, Italian, open for: dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ri Ra® Irish Pub, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hen of the Wood, full service, American, open for: dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Nectar's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Farmhouse, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Magnolia Bistro, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sneakers Bistro and Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Penny Cluse Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Madera's, full service, Mexican, open for: dinner
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Shanty on the Shore, full service, Seafood, open for: dinner

BEST WESTERN PLUS Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near South Burlington. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

May 2014

May 30, 2014
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Head out to Devils Bowl Speedway for this fun filled night. The fun begins at 7 p.m.

June 2014

June 21-22, 2014
Relay for Life Head out to the Vermont State Fairgrounds for this 24 hour long event that begins at 1 p.m.

July 2014

July 4, 2014
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza Visit the Vermont State Fairgrounds for this spectacular firework display. The fuse gets lit at 9:45 p.m.
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