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Glenmere Mansion
5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, NY 10918   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“We'll definitely be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What a fabulous gem of a hotel! We felt as if we'd gone to a rich friend's house who left us their staff for our visit. Subtle touches throughout the mansion give you that "right at home" feeling. We loved starting the day with a coffee from the Nespresso machine just outside our room, playing backgammon in the library with a drink before dinner, and perusing the fabulous collection of books always within reach. The staff hit just the right balance of anticipating our needs without seeming over bearing or ever present. Allen and Dan have created a magical oasis that we will be sure to visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We thought the facilities were very nice and the dining experience was good. And for a quick getaway from NYC, it is very convenient. That said, we didn't find many things to do and the property seems really expensive for what it is - we think a property like Ocean House in RI (farther away) offers better value. Nothing wrong with Glenmere, but nothing stood out for us, either.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I wanted to love this place-I read the reviews of others; I am an (extreme) fan of Relais & Chateaux; I love upstate NY, and renovated Guilded Age Mansions "float my boat"-but sadly Glenmere fell short. Dinner our first night was in the casual restaurant, and it was the better of the two nights. Service is really not good--dinner was presented with "here ya go" and little else-but the food was fine, and the short wine list was fairly priced. The server was also, I think, the parking valet. The second night was in the formal dining room where, unbelievably, the ambiance was ruined by a drunk party of 6 being general louts when they where not loudly telling dirty jokes in the lounge area next to the dining room. Luckily they decamped into a private room, and so the din lessened. Frankly, however, the food just is not very good and the winelist was totally inadequate for a property of this stature (and price). The room was lovely, as was the bath-but in all other aspects, Glenmere disappointed. The grounds, in particular, were oddly unkempt. For example, we walked around the outside pool area and it was left totally unattended since the end of season--complete with tattered magazines blowing in the wind. For all the money sunk into the rehab of this place-som more thought should have been given to the items that separate the ordinary from the special.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Wow loved the experience from start to finish stayed 2 nights for our 43 rd anniversary we really felt that every detail was taken care of and the food and service suburb

The fall foliage was the star

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I loved the hotel when we visited during the summer but is a completely different but wonderful experience in the fall.

I was really impressed that two issues I noted in my previous review were rectified. That is service. It is also a true testament to how hard the staff works to ensure the experience is blissful which it was.

We arrived early and were thrilled to receive early check-in. Lunch was in the casual Frogs End which was yummy. The cheese platter with warm flat bread was decadent.

Hot chocolate on the terrace was a perfect way to spend the afternoon as was reading in the library. The apple season had finished but driving through the autumnal countryside was so pretty.

Dinner in The Supper Club is just beautiful and delicious. The bread is outstanding. Breakfast is served in the same room and it is a wonderful way to start the day.

The massage by Terry was so relaxing. Don't miss spending time in the relaxation room which is large, bright and airy. The magazine selection would rival any airport newsstand. The robes are sumptuous.

As much as I love the hotel which I do, I also really enjoy the guests. There is a certain type of person who appreciates and enjoys The Glenmere. Each time we have stayed at the property, we meet the nicest people. The people who stay at The Glenmere are just really interesting and well-traveled yet so unpretentious.

If I had one suggestion, it would be to have fresh fruit in the rooms or healthy snacks upstairs but that is truly a nitpick.

When we left, the bellman gave us two bottles of water with meringue cookies which was so thoughtful.

We look forward to out next visit. Thank you for a really wonderful stay. We really just had such a nice time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

“Superb” in every way is even an understatement in describing what awaits at Glenmere Mansion in New York’s Hudson Valley. Every detail is crafted reminiscent of the Le Crillon in Paris. The moldings on the walls are themselves works of art. The grounds make one think of the Villa San Michelle in Friesole. The food is prepared by a chef whose skill warrants Michelin recognition. The staff is highly professional. And, all this just one hour from NYC. I have long argued that America has so very many wonders. Now, I further assure the reader, the State of New York does too – and I would start with a wonderful trip to Glenmere Mansion in Chester New York.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were truly impressed and enjoyed every aspect of our weekend at Glenmere. The room was stunning with such wonderful attention to detail. The staff took wonderful care of us. We loved lounging by the pool, playing bocce, scrabble and had the fitness room all to ourselves. It had everything we needed. Had great massages at the spa, wonderful meals with local, farm fresh foods. A wonderful weekend getaway that felt like we went much farther than 80miles from NYC.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glenmere Mansion

Address: 634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, NY 10918
Location: United States > New York > Chester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Glenmere Mansion 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glenmere Mansion is a Relais & Chatueax, 18-room luxury boutique hotel on 150 Hudson Valley acres overlooking Glenmere Lake. The Gilded Age mansion, circa 1911, underwent a 3 year renovation, opening Jan. 2010. Acres of beautiful gardens, heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis, bocce and croquet courts, and 2 restaurants on site. Spa opens summer 2011. Romantic getaway, (children over 16). Voted "Top Ten Small Boutique Hotel in the World" by Gayot Hotel Guide 2011. ... more   less 
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