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Vassar Alumnae House

161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Vassar Alumnae House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here twice now and it does not disappoint. Well appointed rooms in a historic setting. Various libraries and parlors to relax and soak up the ambiance. Only regret is that on site restaurant and pub is not open. Would LOVE high quality dining on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed here while dd was on a campus overnight. Room was spacious, lovely and quiet. Private bath had the old style huge bathtub with curtain that encircles it - I haven't seen that kind in years! Staff was friendly and helpful. Will be back -have already booked a return visit! Like living in a castle!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quite an experience overall. First, our reservation was confirmed by email but when we arrived there was no room reserved for us on that night. I should say that all the staff we met were very apologetic and wanted to help but it was still a bad situation for us. We were given the option of taking two semi-private rooms... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed here recently in order to be able to walk to a Vassar event. We arrived after 4:30 pm on a Saturday night so we had to pick up our keys in Main Building at VC. Not a huge problem, but if you are taking the train/taxi to campus, you may need to plan on walking the 5-8 minute... More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You want to visit your college student at Vassar. The Alumnae House is right across the street, promises bed and breakfast, and convenience. What could be bad, you think? So you book a room with a king-sized bed for two ($145/night, plus $20/night for the extra person in the room). It'll be like staying with family. The first surprise comes... More 

Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice hotel if you're visiting Vassar. Can walk to the school and the restaurants nearby. Clean and and large room that 3 of us stayed in. Breakfast was excellent at Babycakes Cafe. Felt like we were staying in a mansion from a time past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a little known fact that visitors to Vassar (not just alumnae) are eligible to stay at this lovely old inn. It is a 5 minute walk to the two restaurants included for breakfast (we had a fine breakfast at Babycakes). Rooms are large and ours had a private bath. Elevator to the floor. Free hot chocolate, tea, coffee available... More 

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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The room I was given was large and comfortable. The staff was very nice and made me feel quite at home. I loved the vintage Vassar artwork too. It was easy parking, and I had great breakfast at Babycakes.

Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I was very happy to stay in a single room with shared bath while my daughter was visiting Vassar as a prospective student. The experience really suited me. The house is beautiful, and the libraries, sitting rooms and even my small room were just like an elite women's college from years ago. The paintings, the antiques and even the books... More 

Binghamton, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Breakfast not being readily available is a bit of a pain, I'm used to staying in name brand hotels where you receive all the comfort and cleanliness that is expected during a stay away from home. A bit of advice, clean the shower, mold is not a good look, being I am part of a hotel management team, I may... More 

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