We stayed at the Utica on our way home from a long Eastern trip. It was enjoyable, even though it appears that the hotel could use a little renovating. The decor was very nice with the reds and the only qualifier I have about needing attention was that some of the chair upholstery was worn. It did not bother me. The desk clerks were both super and very friendly. It definitely has a great history and they were preparing for their 100th year celebration next month. There is free parking outside the back door. The only bump in the road was the restaurant as their web site shows a "1912" menu but, upon arriving to eat dinner, we discovered that the same menu was used in the bar, where 95% of the diners were eating. I think that the hotel should delete the menu from the site if it is going to be incorrect. The food was OK and my eggplant Napoleon was cool in temperature. We had a waitress who was on her first day and trying her best with little help from others. The bar tender was very busy tending the bar but the waitress appeared to have been left to fend for herself with little training. A lady at the bar did come and show her some things on the order computer, but was MIA most of the time drinking and having a good time. If she was a manager, she should be gone from her job. My best wishes are for the waitress. It was raining out and we decided to not walk or drive somewhere else to eat so it is somewhat our fault. The breakfast that was included was fine with toast, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Please do not judge the hotel on the basis of this bump in the road with the restaurant as it is a neat piece of history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy our 112 elegantly appointed rooms, including 14 spacious suites, 7 of which feature whirlpool tubs. Every room is artistically furnished for its historic charm. Start your day with our complimentary Deluxe Breakfast Buffet served every morning. Nestled in the foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains, the historic Hotel Utica, is located close to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Children's Museum of History, Science and Technology, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Saranac Brewery and the Utica Zoo. The Hotel Utica has six different on-site meeting rooms and banquet spaces that can accommodate large or small groups, while the Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 250. The ballroom and meeting spaces have been restored to reflect their original grandeur, while staying up to date with todays technology. The Hotel Utica is the perfect fit for all your corporate and social events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ascend Collection Utica
- Utica Ascend Collection