Opened in 1912 this hotel has hosted two presidents, a number of baseball players and entertainers. It closed in the 1972, but reopened in 2000 after being refurbished.
The hotel maintains an ambiance of its former glory.
The small staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and adequately furnished. They could be improved if more attention to detail was paid to minor items e.g. chip in the coating on the tub, or a large wrinkle in the carpet. Breakfast is included and has the usual hot choices, but is short on healthier choices. The dinner menu is limited, but the food is good and the portions generous. There is a small health room with the basic machines and weights.
Overall, it is a very good choice for Utica that gives you a sense of what the town was like in its heyday. Some web sites say it is haunted, but in my 10+ visits the only spirits I have seen were behind the bar!
- Also Known As:
- Ascend Collection Utica
- Utica Ascend Collection
- 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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