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Hotel Utica, an Ascend Collection hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   102 Lafayette Street, Utica, NY 13502
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Utica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here last summer with visiting Welsh friends, and we were astonished at the beauty and elegance of this hotel. Our rooms were comfortable, affordable, and well-appointed, but what really impressed was the hotel itself. The lobby takes one back into the past, where beauty was paramount. The eight crystal chandeliers, the belle époque furniture, the grand piano, were... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a place to stay in central New York and found there were not a lot of options due to college parent's weekends. We veered away from the cookie cutter hotels and tried Hotel Utica. We were very pleased with the high floor room we requested -- so few places actually honor requests. Our room was very spacious, clean... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Utica for work (I don't know why else you would be in Utica...) and this was not my type of hotel. There is a difference between "historic" and "dilapidated". It is in serious need of renovation- the rooms are so dark (half of my room seriously had not even a lamp), the beds are flimsy, the furniture... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our family booked two rooms at the Hotel Utica this past October around Columbus Day. We decided we couldn’t get more centrally located for what we wanted to do during our visit than by staying in the downtown Utica area. There was a more modern motel-like choice and a nostalgic choice. We went with the latter--Hotel Utica. It was a... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was looking for a good historic hotel on the way from Vermont to Buffalo and found it here. It's obvious the property has undergone a tremendous renovation, and they did a good job. I enjoyed a delicious dinner there and great service. I must say while the breakfast was adequate with many choices... I did not see a breakfast... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When staying in the hotel I thought that for appreciating the glandour of the hotel I should have been there 60 years ago. It looks like it stoped developing then and no adaptations to the modern era were done. All is big. The loby is like a ballroom you see in the moovies. The rooms are huge and comfortable. The... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was the second time our group of train enthusiasts have stayed here. They have completely renovated all of the rooms and they are beautifully done. We filled 29 of their rooms and the whole event from the original booking through our stay was efficiently handled by their sales staff. The lobby is elegant, the staff was courteous, breakfast was... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The other reviews hit the mark: this grand old line hotel is in need of some work. The physical plant is indeed grand in the manner of ages gone by, but the dining experience, limited to breakfast, was pretty bad. While I can appreciate the cost savings of buffet, that path leads to scrambled eggs that have cooled and solidified.... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived fairly late as part of a group of 6 travelling on business. With an early morning meeting I went straight to bed before realizing that there was no heat in my room, and no extra blankets, so I slept with my coat over my bed and pillows on my feet to keep warm. If I'd know I might... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed here for my college homecoming weekend and it was like walking back in time. The room decor was horrible. It was a journey back in time. I get that it's a historic hotel, but the fat back televisions, wall paper and old style comforters are ridiculous. The hotel has potential and needs better decor. It really needs an... More 

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Address: 102 Lafayette Street, Utica, NY 13502
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Location: United States > New York > Utica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Utica, an Ascend Collection hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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