Windham, New York: "Hotel Vienna- A Great Family Get Away"
Date: July 11, 2008
Our goal was to return to NYC rested and energized and Hotel Vienna with breathtaking views from its surrounding mountains, and its wonderful staff helped us accomplish just that!
From planning to departure the staff helped everything fall into place. We were looking for a place that offered a vacation feel, but was clean, safe, had an indoor pool, breakfast, accessibility by bus and ability to fit our budget. This was a tall order, but Hotel Vienna fit the bill perfectly. Anyone who has children will understand that some amenities are basic for families with small children. My not so easily impressed 10 year old became immediately energized as we entered the hotel grounds. She commented on the beauty of the building and the grounds. I received some mommy Kudo's for my great selection. For my 8 year old a vacation is simply not a vacation without daily swimming. It was an added plus that the the pool was immediately visible as we entered. Needless to say, the children spent wonderful moments making great memories in the pool and I in the oh so comforting jacuzzi. Both were open from 10am-10pm.
The fact that breakfast was included at no extra cost and accessible on grounds allowed us to rest longer and ease into the morning. Fresh croissants, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cereal, and other provisions made our mornings enjoyable. Only doors away from our hotel room, the dining room offered a home-like feel and we could choose to eat there with other guests or eat in our hotel room. Throughout the day, we had access to hotel provided soda or snacks we bought and stored in the refrigerator . For dinner, we sometimes ordered in or walked to nearby eateries. The hotel staff went beyond the call of duty when they drove us to a nearby restaurant one night. This generosity, cheerfulness, and hospitality was shared by all staff members. From greeting the children to helping us find hiking trails, they were consistently welcoming. Not only did they graciously offer to provide transportation to town, when the bus changed its route and did not deliver us to the hotel as is usual, they picked us up on arrival and got us to the bus on departure.
My children and I definitely recommend Hotel Vienna as a destination for all, and in particular for families with children.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.