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“So Glad We Stayed Here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (Formerly Garden Plaza Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Kingston
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“So Glad We Stayed Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been a tripadvisor poster for a few years now and actually enjoy trying to help people pick out attractive locations to dine and sleep. I did read many of the negative comments that some people had posted here prior to our stay in this hotel, but our options were limited because my wife and I wanted to take our pet shih tzu with us this year. Well, all I can say is we were extremely pleased with our stay here. Yes, the pool and court were still under construction, but it did not bother us at all because we just wanted to stay a couple of nights in a clean hotel in a convenient location near the thruway so we could take day and night trips to the towns of Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia and Big Indian, and have a short trip back home to New Jersey. The room was clean, there were no sounds of construction around us, and the free hot breakfasts were a nice addition. The woman at the check-in desk was pleasant and helpful and we were allowed to check-in hours before the 3:00 pm check-in time (sorry, I can't promise you this every time). All in all, a very pleasant stay. The signs near the pool construction gate stated the pool would be closed until late February, so once this conversion to a Best Western Plus hotel is completed, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this hotel is going to do very well.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DebH373, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, yesterday
Thank you for comments. We have been working on our brand conversion for the past few years and glad you gave us a try. We officially joined the Best Western brand on January 14, 2015. We have opted to continue to accept pets as we see it as an important additional service to some of our guests. We have limited pet friendly rooms in a special section of the hotel. Our front desk staff always tries to accommodate our guests with an early check in whenever possible. You visited some special towns. Do come back again when the courtyard is finished so can experience that area too.
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (Formerly Garden Plaza Hotel)
Location: United States > New York > Kingston
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a totally new experience at our modern, spacious and comfortable full service hotel and conference center. The entire hotel has been beautifully transformed inside and out with a multi-million dollar renovation. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center is located in the Historic Hudson River Valley region of New York State and surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Centrally located between Albany and New York City, this Kingston hotel is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway I-87 at Exit 19. Leisure guests should know that activities change with the season, ensuring there is always something new to do near our hotel. The Catskills offer hiking, tubing, farmers markets and county fairs in the summer and spring. Have fun at the Headless Horsemen Haunted Hayride and pumpkin and apple picking in the fall. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing during the winter at Hunter, Windham and Belleayre Mountains. We're the perfect pet-friendly hotel for guests participating at (HITS) Horse Shows in the Sun in Saugerties, NY. Business travelers trekking between New York City and Albany often seek lodging at our hotel and enjoy the calm, scenic atmosphere. The 24-hour business center and free Wi-Fi access are at your disposal as you work. Our conference center has multiple banquet and conference rooms for your next corporate event, as well as an indoor courtyard for more casual social gatherings. At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kingston Hotel and Conference Center you can enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, shopping and sightseeing in this historic Hudson River Valley region. Plenty of fun can be found at the hotel, too, in the Garden Courtyard, with an indoor heated salt water pool, a new fitness center and game room. Kingston has become a center for the arts. Working artist studios, galleries, music and performance venues create a vibrant cultural mix, minutes from the hotel. Make a reservation today to book your next stay! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Kingston Hotel Kingston
Kingston Holiday Inn

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