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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my daughter for a visit to Vassar College. Our room was charming and historic, but a little worse for the wear. Do not expect typical hotel or b n b services and you will not be disappointed. The bed was comfortable, though. Lots of extra blankets and pillows so we were able to be cozy. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stayed the night here, as our son had a tour at Vassar the next morning. it is the best place to stay in town and walking distance to some good restaurants. It feels a bit like staying at your Grandmother's house. Cozy and historic.

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Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here twice now and it does not disappoint. Well appointed rooms in a historic setting. Various libraries and parlors to relax and soak up the ambiance. Only regret is that on site restaurant and pub is not open. Would LOVE high quality dining on site.

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4 Thank Vemoss
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed here while dd was on a campus overnight. Room was spacious, lovely and quiet. Private bath had the old style huge bathtub with curtain that encircles it - I haven't seen that kind in years! Staff was friendly and helpful. Will be back -have already booked a return visit! Like living in a castle!!!

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Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quite an experience overall. First, our reservation was confirmed by email but when we arrived there was no room reserved for us on that night. I should say that all the staff we met were very apologetic and wanted to help but it was still a bad situation for us. We were given the option of taking two semi-private rooms... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed here recently in order to be able to walk to a Vassar event. We arrived after 4:30 pm on a Saturday night so we had to pick up our keys in Main Building at VC. Not a huge problem, but if you are taking the train/taxi to campus, you may need to plan on walking the 5-8 minute... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed October 12, 2014

You want to visit your college student at Vassar. The Alumnae House is right across the street, promises bed and breakfast, and convenience. What could be bad, you think? So you book a room with a king-sized bed for two ($145/night, plus $20/night for the extra person in the room). It'll be like staying with family. The first surprise comes... More 

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Oceanside, New York
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Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice hotel if you're visiting Vassar. Can walk to the school and the restaurants nearby. Clean and and large room that 3 of us stayed in. Breakfast was excellent at Babycakes Cafe. Felt like we were staying in a mansion from a time past.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a little known fact that visitors to Vassar (not just alumnae) are eligible to stay at this lovely old inn. It is a 5 minute walk to the two restaurants included for breakfast (we had a fine breakfast at Babycakes). Rooms are large and ours had a private bath. Elevator to the floor. Free hot chocolate, tea, coffee available... More 

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Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The room I was given was large and comfortable. The staff was very nice and made me feel quite at home. I loved the vintage Vassar artwork too. It was easy parking, and I had great breakfast at Babycakes.

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Additional Information about Vassar Alumnae House

Address: 161 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Location: United States > New York > Poughkeepsie
Price Range: $40 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms at a nearby hotel will suit most people much better. if you want really want to stay on-campus and are OK staying in a college building that has guest rooms, keep your expectations low, and you may enjoy the beauty of the building and the history. Otherwise, there are rooms for the same price that have all the ameneties a stones throw away.”
 of 5 bubbles trout125, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
“I would choose a room that had a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles eileenm452, Jul 16, 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you request a bathtub if you need it. Rooms on the ends are more spacious with more interesting design elements.”
 of 5 bubbles joycehamilla, Feb 16, 2013 | Read review
“There is not "service" at Alumnae House in the way that there is (or should be) at a hotel. Staying here is not about "service." It's about the glorious architecture, location and grace of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles Virginia54, Aug 8, 2012 | Read review
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