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“Great historic place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vassar Alumnae House

Vassar Alumnae House
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Vassar Alumnae House
161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 hotels in Poughkeepsie
Hertfordshire, UK
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great historic place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

What a great place! It is an historic building and the bedrooms and public rooms ooze history. Comfortable beds, all amenities provided (although no TV, which didn't bother us but may not suit some), wi-fi, quite location, great buffet breakfast. We were recommended to try a local restaurant (Beach Tree Grill) which was fantastic.

  • Liked — Sense of history
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2007

The Vassar Alumnae House -now open to the public, by reservatioin- is a great architectural example from the 1920s, with many original features (including lighting, window treatments, hardware on doors, floors, and wall panelling).

The rooms have homey furnishishings, the baths are well-equipped, and location is quiet. But it is the architectural features that are so unusually nice: this includes a panelled library, with floor lamps, and many back issues of the Vassar College year-books; impressive dining room; grand living room with colored ceiling panels; and terrifc windows, throughout.

The pub, located within the House but run by a spearate company, is also very good -- tasty food, good service, well-appointed dining tables, and reasonablly priced, too.

Vassar Alumane House is a great choice for this area !

  • Liked — The architecture - and quiet location
  • Stayed January 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2006

We found ourselves in Poughkeepsie and needed two rooms for the night. Unluckily all hotels were fully booked so I checked "www.tripadvisor.com" in hope for a room. Thanks to a fellow tripadvisor member who posted his comment a few days ago we learned about this -I guess otherwise hard to find- hotel.

It's probably difficult to approriately bring across my satisfaction but I will try it anyway: it was one of the nicest and most charming places i have ever stayed in - and I am travelling quite a lot. This is the kind of hotel we are all looking for! A very special building (old masion) in which everything is original and very well maintained and at a price which is far lower than even the Holiday Inn around the corner would charge.

I can recommend this hotel to everyone even though it is probably too nice for business travellers such as myself. It rather deserves newly weds or at least couples looking for a romantic getaway.

P.S. Something I liked in particular as a European was that all prices included taxes so that you get the full picture even if you are not familiar this the actual tax rates.

  • Liked — The building as such and the great rates
  • Disliked — Did not mind personally but others might: no TV in the room
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2006

I had no idea that Vassar had accomodations available to the public. I found out by reading their web site.

The "House" is a converted mansion adjacent to the beautiful Vassar campus. The price was very reasonable, although the rooms are quite basic (no TV). Making up for the sparce rooms, is the beautiful sitting room/library and majestic common room.

The bathroom was renovated and we were supplied with high quality toiletries. A continental breakfast is offered for a nominal price ($6). It was ample.

The Hall is a nice alternative to a chain hotel. It's location in the Hudson Valley is ideal if you are visiting the CIA , FDR house etc. There are also plenty of good restaurants nearby- we especially liked our meal at Bone Fish on Route 9.

  • Stayed September 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Vassar Alumnae House

Address: 161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Location: United States > New York > Poughkeepsie
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Poughkeepsie
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