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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good: Nice size room, comfy bed and good view of the lake. Very friendly service. Not so desirable: Dirty bathtub with at least 3 other colors of nail polish in it from other guests. Gross. They are not kidding when they say it sounds like a freight train is coming through your even with ear plugs in. Decor was...

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Well I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy our little hotel, cleanliness is something we generally don’t have issues with, so I’m very sorry to hear about this. The train, well we’re a railway hotel and we endeavor to make that abundantly clear to everyone before check-in, it’s all All Aboard or nothing with us really! And I’m sorry...

Parsippany, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

To me quaint denotes something pleasantly old fashioned. That's hardly the case here. If seeing old wooden beams and hearing every hallway sound is your pleasure, by all means book here. The young woman who check us in couldn't have cared less about her job. No eye contact, no warmth, no useful information. No one answers the phone at the...

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Well I’m very sorry your stay didn’t work out well. We of course try very hard to follow up on any complaints, so I researched our notes and alas we didn’t quite realize how unhappy it seems you were! We do test all our rooms out regularly, and one of our managers had just stayed in your room,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I had an AMAZING stay at the Rhinecliff! The hotel is so quaint and a perfect getaway from the city! We loved the reclaimed wood throughout as well as the recycled artwork! The food, prepared by James, was the best we've had in a long time. The view from our room's balcony was beautiful! Being near the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the worst Band B experience of a lifetime of travel. Hotel is charming, staff kind and breakfasts good. BUT...they booked a wedding and there is NO sound proofing. The noise was impossible. They have many complaints about this year in, year out and do nothing. They obviously do not care about the traveler's experience. SAD. I left furious....

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings with the world, painful as it is, we always try to learn from our mistakes and we shall do so again this time. There is no denying there was a wedding booked in the hotel on the night you stayed, and as weddings usually are, it was indeed...

Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Fantastic hotel with great sunset views over the Hudson. Railroad runs adjacent to the hotel for great for train watching. Passenger service is infrequent and stops overnight, freight service only a couple of times per night. Lovely rooms with whirlpool bath and balcony. Floors are wooden and a little creaky which adds old style character. Take a riverside railroad trip...

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your very kind words, we’re happy you enjoyed our little hotel and our quaint and quirky village, we do hope to see you again! Kindest regards James

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I wish I could be more positive, but his hotel was one of our great disappointments during a trip to the Hudson Valley. The hotel sits on a unique piece of property with a commanding view of the Hudson River. It is also across the street from an Amtrak station where the train from Manhattan to Albany makes regular stops--a...

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear P, I’m so sorry you didn’t have a great experience with us, we ordinarily do like to pride ourselves on our service and facilities. The hotel is a fairly small, and historic building, and suffers some of the disadvantages caused by these aspects of its existence. There are only two small levels of rooms, when we investigated installing an...

Princeton, NJ
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Inn located on banks of Hudson River about an hour north of NYC. Selected inn because of convenience to several sites wanted to visit. Smallish historic hotel which has been modernized nicely, for the most part. Rooms were spacious and baths and rooms nicely furnished. Inn shows some signs of decrepitude, however, rotting floorboards on balcony and visible signs of...

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear PT, Thank you for taking the time to write, your feedback is much appreciated and we continually work to improve on our shortcomings! Yes the train is our reason for existence, The Rhinecliff is a 100% railway hotel, built willfully next to the new train station in 1854, and it’s been “All Aboard” ever since, and we certainly ensure...

Reviewed October 3, 2016

I loved everything about The Rhinecliff: the jacuzzi tub, salts for the tub, rain shower, dimmable lights in the bathroom AND bedroom, cozy bed and THE VIEW. There is something so peaceful about looking out on the Hudson River, seeing the boats, hearing the birds. And I found the passing trains to add so much CHARM to the whole experience....

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for your kind comments! We have put so much effort into trying to make The Rhinecliff a lovely place to visit, it really heartens us to hear when it seems we have truly hit the mark, so thank you again!! Kindest regards James

Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with stunning views of the Hudson. We enjoyed impeccable service and delicious food. This was truly a first class hotel and dinner, we could not have enjoyed a more lovely stay. Historic inn that is beautiful.

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jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff, responded to this review

Dear P, I’m so very happy you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for taking the time to let us know! So often in life generally, it’s only the bad news that gets reported, so we than you and are heartened that you enjoyed us! James

New York City, New York
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The inn is majestic in its views and the structure. We had the luxury of having the entire inn to our party for the weekend night and it was wonderful. The service by the staff was awesome and very friendly. Hey have taken this classic rail hotel and turned it into something wonderful and kept the charm of the past....

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Re-birthed after a painstaking five-year renovation, The Rhinecliff is a boutique country hotel, nestled on the banks of the mighty Hudson River and enjoys unparalleled river and mountain views. Featuring beautiful antique floors and woodwork, and world-class cuisine, The Rhinecliff (National Register of Historic Places) is two minutes drive from Rhinebeck. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rhinecliff

Address: 4 Grinnell Street, PO Box 292, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
Location: United States > New York > Rhinecliff
Price Range: $144 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“A different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferlI3468XP, 2 days ago | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles juliemarcuse555, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“You have to have a river view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 917markd, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the Hudson”
 of 5 bubbles Penn69, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“For travelers with accessibility issues be sure to insist on an accessible room - no elevators and chair ramps are limited.”
 of 5 bubbles princetontraveler, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
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