We booked this hotel for a few days in August without knowing that two major sporting events were taking place in the area during those days. That explained our difficulty in finding much available at the locally managed inns. But, being familiar with Hamptons and not expecting to spend a lot of time in the hotel, I figured it would be all right.
I know that all Hamptons are pretty much standard and that the customer is supposed to always know what he/she is getting. But, really, does it have to be so cookie cutter? This area of New York is quite beautiful with a rich landscape of vineyards. Couldn’t you just construct a little patio with some chairs so some of the wine tourists could sip a glass or two outside? This place had all the personality of … well … a Hampton Inn. It’s too bad because with a little effort it could be nicer. That is, if they built a patio on the opposite side of the hotel from the view of the landfill. That’s right, a landfill. From the front of this hotel is a gorgeous view of a landfill. When the breeze blows from that direction, it smells like … you got it … a landfill. I can’t imagine the boneheaded corporate meeting where it was decided that this was a good location for a hotel.
The facilities and breakfast area were about like every Hampton you’ve ever experienced. That is, it’s really not even worth describing. It’s ok while traveling on business but pretty drab for vacationers. The rooms were just spartan. Other than a couple pictures on the wall, they had no personality whatsoever. The maid service did keep the rooms, and facility in general, very clean. So, kudos to the housekeeping staff. The front desk staff also did an admirable job.
If you need to travel to this area for business, I suppose this hotel is ok. But, for vacation, do yourself a favor and stay someplace else. There are many B&Bs and inns farther to the south, along the lakes, and near the beautiful vineyards. This place really offers nothing to connect you to the world around it. On second thought, that may be a good thing, since the world next to it is a landfill.
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