Vanderbilt House Philmont, NY Review

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

The Vanderbilt house has a significant history in New York. It is a 156-year-old home in Philmont that used to function as a hostel back in the 1800s to workers that built the railroad in Columbia County. It was recently revamped and redesigned into one of the most hospitable and notable restaurants in New York.

The inn has some remarkable features that make it a great place to stay. It contains few rooms but they have a great aesthetic look that is jaw-dropping and hugely appealing. However, we did have to speak to the manager about dirty sheets. The back deck is a lovely place to have a tasty meal and set your eyes on the beautiful lake view.

Vanderbilt House
161 Main St
Philmont, NY 12565
(518) 672-9993

Hilton Pearl River, NY Review

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Set out in quiet vicinity and established in a great, convenient location, the Hilton Pearl River is a great hotel that gives the ambiance of a French chateau. The hotel boasts of well-lit and clean rooms, nice swimming pool, a sauna, a hot tub and a fitness center that all guests can use.

Even though some guests review it as a bit pricey, its wonderfully designed, elegant with great areas to host occasions such as weddings, birthday events etc. The staff is well trained and mannered even though a few still require more customer service training that the hotel takes quite seriously.

Hilton Pearl River
500 Veterans Memorial Dr
Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 735-9000

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kingston, NY Review

4 Stars (4 / 5)

I enjoyed my stay at the Hampton Inn whose staff was not only very professional, but also very friendly. From keeping my room spotlessly clean to providing helpful suggestions about what to do. I loved the soft and comfortable beds with multiple pillows.

What particularly pleased me was the location of the hotel which was within easy reach of downtown Kingston. Rhinecliff Bridge too is less than a mile away. The breakfast was very wholesome and satisfying and the lobby was serving coffee at night.

The staff recommended I visit a local winery, and they also said I would enjoy a sightseeing cruise down the Hudson River. I found both these recommendations to be very useful. I also loved the Catskill train rides.

Hampton Inn by Hilton
1307 Ulster Ave
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 382-2600