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“Tasteful, very well-managed” 5 of 5 stars
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Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   49 E Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591   |  
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Pennsylvania, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tasteful, very well-managed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

Immaculate, spacious room on beautifully landscaped grounds in quiet setting. Friendly staff. Upon arriving home, I received a follow-up survey from the hotel via e-mail. The only fault I could come up with concerning our Sunday night stay was an overly loud ac unit that kicked in at 3 a.m. The hotel manager sent me back a personal e-mail saying the matter would be addressed right away. Fitness center seemed a bit outdated and small compared to the rest of the well-designed property, but was adequate for a morning workout/swim. We booked the room with a AAA discount, and received what I considered a competitive rate for the area. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

  • Liked — beautiful interior design of room and cleanliness
  • Disliked — air conditioner unit
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milford, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

I was looking for a quiet elegant weekend get away for my husband and I that was close to CT (due to gas prices). This was perfect. Because it is a conference center the prices are cheaper on weekends and the place is quiet with no overcrowding. The indoor pool and jacuzzi were great and the sports center had both weights and cardio machines. They also have tennis courts, bocci ball, and basketball available. The new Cellar 49 Tavern was a nice place to hang out and eat a nice dinner. The food was very good but nothing major to write home about. I had the filet and my husband had the salmon. The rooms are nice and pretty basic. We were on the lower level of Rockland House which made me think there was a musty smell to the room. But the grounds and mansions are BEAUTIFUL. I would definitely come here again! Also a great place for a wedding.

  • Liked — Resort like hotel with everything onsite
  • Disliked — Musty room on lower level
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Suburban Toronto
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20 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

Tarrytown is on the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. It's proud of its early Dutch New York history, and it includes Sleepy Hollow known for Washington Irving's Headless Horseman. It's a very attractive and upscale part of Westchester County. Tarrytown House is a very large (26-acre) estate on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River. (The woods mostly obscure an actual view of the river, but, as my daughter said, you can feel it there.) The estate is beautifully landscaped with expansive lawns, flower gardens, woods, and shrubbery. It's well maintained, and it's very nice to walk around. It feels like a big summer camp for very rich people. There are several buildings, including the large historic federalist-style19th-century King Mansion, the elegant granite Biddle Mansion with pub and restaurant (often used for weddings), and the more modern facility where most of the rooms are. There's an indoor pool and exercise area (the pool was closed when we were there; no explanation was given), plus an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and other recreation. The reception was friendly. Our room was pretty perfect, very comfortable, with a nice bed and bedding, good desk space, a bathroom area well separated from the sleeping area giving privacy, a large television, and a very pretty view from the window. We were there on an off-season weekend special deal, about two-thirds off the regular price; it wouldn't have been worth it to us to pay full price, but it was a great pleasure to stay there at a discount! We had dinner in the restaurant downstairs in the Biddle Mansion; it was empty except for us, and the serving staff obviously gave more attention to the big dinner event upstairs and the upscale pub across the hall, but the food, when it finally came, was nicely prepared. It might be better to go off-site to eat, if you aren't with a group.

  • Liked — Lovely location, beautifully landscaped grounds, very tasteful, attractive, comfortable room -- and we got an off-season discount!
  • Disliked — Indoor pool was inexplicably closed; dinner service was slow and distracted
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

Place is OK but they really need to update the directions on their website. Wasted over 1/2 hour (in both directions!) because the online directions were not good or clear. Hotel website tells you boldly NOT to follow GPS or Mapquest, so they really need to get their act together and update this section.

Grounds are beautiful, parking is good. Front desk however is a little clueless when asked about area restaurants, directions, etc.

Stayed May 2008
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Leesburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

My company just concluded a conference at this great old estate.

As a history buff I was in heaven. Very elegant yet informal a perfect environment for all of us to catch up, share stories, etc.

Dining rooms were in a Grey Castle like Mansion which belonged to Doris Duke.

Service was like a 4 Seasons but business oriented. Lots of stairs and walking which was a drag due to rain. In warm weather the gardens must be spectacular. As I am from Virginia originally this place reminds me of the historic homes of my youth.

Will bring wife and kids back when we return for our next conference as the hotel is only 45 minutes from Manhattan.

My only complaint was bar was small but they opened a new one the day I left. Skip chains which tend to dominate the suburban landscape and stay here.

  • Liked — Grounds & Service
  • Disliked — Bar
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

We booked this hotel for a weekend getaway with our two young children after reading positive reviews on this site. We got a great rate on Expedia - about $70 less than the published rate on the hotel website. We followed the hotels website directions since they warned not to use Mapquest or GPS. It is not in Irvington, as one reviewer claimed, but is right on the border between Tarrytown and Irvington. My husband, who wasn't expecting much for such a low rate, was very pleasantly surprised. I liked the hotel very much, but I must say that the hotel was not as elegant as pictured on the website. It is much more of a business hotel, but they try to sell it as a fancy romantic retreat. Most of the rooms are in a 1970s era annex that is attached to one of the old mansions. The room was very nice - wonderful beds and big flat screen tv- some of the common areas are a bit worn- faded carpet, loose railings, etc. The pool, spa and gym were very nice and we were the only ones in it most of the time! The breakfast, which was included in the rate, was really great and made it a really good deal. There is no restaurant currently for dinner, but the manager told us they are in the process of planning to open one. We ate at a very nice restaurant in Irvington one evening and ate takeout in the room the second (a little hard with no table and chairs). To be fair, Destination resorts just took over this hotel recently and they seem to be working hard to upgrade it. On the whole we had a very pleasant stay (except for some very noisy upstairs neighbors thumping around at 6am) and enjoyed this hotel. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Scottsdale
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

I was here for a meeting in early January and loved this great and at times spooky place.

Layout like many said is way confusing but after a day it gets easier to navigate around.

Mapquest was totally wrong and we wasted abou a half hour trying to get across this tiny town on Friday. Staff at check-in was very apologetic and handled my stress well.

Room was sumptuous, great pillows and mattress. bathroom was small but very elegant, I took all the soaps (BB&B)

Food was great but a little heavy for my tastes, coffee breaks were incredible.

Overall a fantastic place which has a neat "Haunted Mansion" on property, very elegant with nice people.

  • Liked — Haunted Mansion and Service
  • Disliked — Mapquest and Roads
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Address: 49 E Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Location: United States > New York > Westchester County > Tarrytown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tarrytown
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tarrytown
#2 Green Hotel in Tarrytown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan this estate blends historical charm with modern conveniences. Residing on 26-acres overlooking the Lower Hudson River Valley, well-appointed lodging is found at Tarrytown House Estate, featuring impressive 19th-century mansions - King Mansion and Biddle Mansion - a Carriage House and The Cottage. A Perfect getaway for a weekend escape from the city or a destination wedding, Tarrytown House Estate offers luxurious Hudson Valley lodging and amenities. This landmark hotel in Westchester, NY features extensive leisure and recreational facilities such as a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, seasonal basketball, volleyball, bocce, horse-shoes and tennis courts. Historic Westchester County proves to enhance a visitor's Hudson Valley lodging experience with incredible opportunities for Hudson River Valley antiquing, boating, hiking and sightseeing. Enjoy any or all of these activities among the rich and historic atmosphere known as home to Westchester, New York's famous sites including the Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Philipsburg Manor and the spectacular Rockefeller estate, Kykuit. While staying at Tarrytown House Estate, guests can experience the many attractions that the Hudson Valley has to offer including the scenic Hudson Park, Neuberger Museum of Art, Grand Prix New York Racing, and the Cortlandt Heritage Museum. The hotel is also located only 5 miles away from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture where guests can enjoy various dishes made from locally grown produce and ingredients at the center's restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The hotel is also near the United States Military Academy at West Point, offering convenient accommodations during graduation or family events at the academy. ... more   less 
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