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The Rhinecliff

4 Grinnell Street PO Box 292, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Piazzashell wrote a review Nov 2019
Somers, New York47 contributions27 helpful votes
The location is what it is all about! We sat on our balcony with amazing Hudson River views. Watching sailboats, kayaks and freighters never grows tiresome. Train is close - very close - but it is over in a moment and then all is quiet again. I feel the train adds to the experience. Breakfast was huge portion - eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, delicious french pressed coffee - all made to order. One item was unexpected and if I were traveling alone I would not have been happy - the staff LEAVE in the evening and don't come back until morning. We were there off season - so it was just US and one other person in the entire hotel. The gentleman told us the night before he was the only person in the building. The locks on all the outside entrances to hotel are old and are not key swipes. They need to improve their security. Would be very easy for someone to get into this building at night.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: The trains do not come through often and by 1 am the last train has gone by. Every room has...
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Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Dear P, Thank you so much for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed our lovely Hudson River views and breakfast! As we only have nine rooms, an overnight receptionist has never been viable for the building, thankfully in eleven years there has never been an overnight issue, but we shall certainly review all our locks to ensure they are up to par and provide adequate security, thank you for your feedback! James
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RichFromVirginia wrote a review Nov 2019
Leesburg, Virginia131 contributions45 helpful votes
Not pretentious, not "basic", just good fun on the Hudson. No elevator!! Warning :-) Awesome views & right next to the train station! A fun little bar in the basement, great staff. A word to anyone traveling in the area - Rhinecliff and Rhinebeck are a few miles apart, and cab or Uber services are a bit of a challenge. There ain't much in Rhinecliff, so most of your social / food activities are going to be someplace else (likely Rhinebeck or across the river).
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Thank you for your positive words Rich, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! James
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GinaSamarotto wrote a review Oct 2019
Poughkeepsie, New York293 contributions161 helpful votes
I recently designed a wedding at the Rhinecliff and it was a spectacular setting. The staff is gracious, the views are unforgettable and the amenities worked well for us. Any request we had was handled swiftly, the guest rooms were spacious. All in all, great choice!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Thank you for your kind words Gina! We're very proud of our weddings here at The Rhinecliff and it was great to work with you, thank you! James
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jsbmf321 wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania63 contributions18 helpful votes
A short getaway to the Hudson Valley to celebrate an anniversary seemed ideal and it was for the most part. We choose The Rhinecliff because if offered a view of the Hudson River which we were looking forward to along with a Restaurant and Pub on site. We held our breaths as we approached the building which appeared to be in need of refurbishing. So upon entering the hallway to our 2nd floor room the rugs were tattered, the paint was chipping and the blinds were dusty and haphazardly opened at random levels. Our room was amply large, but furniture was wanting.Really could have used a few nighttables. Our bathroom also quite large, but also in need of an update, especially grouting which had long ago turned black hopefully from age. Yes, breakfast was provided(which we missed) which consisted of muffins, eggs and bacon. We learned that another couple was staying at The Rhinecliff, and dinner was not available and the bar did not open until 5pm. It seems the staff was preparing for a few weddings in the coming days. The banquet facilities looked fine, however the housekeeping and need for a complete update would be a discouraging factor. The king-size bed was comfortable and the air-conditioning was adequate. Rhinebeck is just a few miles away and has a wealth of choices of Inns and hotels along with some outstanding restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: There are 9 rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There is no elevator.
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jco32552 wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
Prompted to write this review by a recent family wedding at the Rhinecliff. The good things first: the bartender is the hardest working (and often the only person working) at the Rhinecliff. He did his best and was very nice and capable. We filled the hotel for the weekend, wedding for 90, brunch for 50. The wedding was prepaid, but no one used that money to hire sufficient staff to run it. There was, bizarrely, only a skeleton staff at this full hotel on a holiday weekend, hosting a wedding. For example on the first morning, breakfast was advertised for 8-11 am. There was no cook at work by 8:30, and other staff decided to give it their level best. Results were predictably mixed, service was pretty terrible (no one busing tables, food orders mixed up, took forever) but we were fed. This was with maybe a dozen people in the restaurant. Brunch the next day for 50 people, completely and unbelievably inadequate. Set for 10am, and no food out until closer to 11. Dirty tables sat for hours, while the staff of one banquet manager and two apparently untrained high school kids tried to serve breakfast for 50. The guests were literally setting tables and wiping rainwater off of chairs. We constantly lacked coffee, plates, and cups. We took forks from the bus station or we would have had no forks. It was actually as if they didn't know that we were coming. There are no walkable food choices nearby so you are a captive and hungry audience at the Rhinecliff. In the actual hotel, the rooms need a facelift and a deep clean. Stains on furniture and on walls, the outside porch needed cleaning, beds too soft and pillows insanely soft. No drawers to put anything, lighting is dim. A/C is very loud but not louder than the train whistle. They do provide earplugs. All this for almost $300 a night, unbelievable. In spite of that we had a lovely wedding thanks to our great family, but honestly it was no thanks to the management of the Rhinecliff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rhinecliff
Which popular attractions are close to The Rhinecliff?
Nearby attractions include Hudson River Maritime Museum (1.5 miles), Kingston Uptown Historic District (3.7 miles), and Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rhinecliff?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Rhinecliff?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Rhinecliff?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rhinecliff?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rhinecliff?
Conveniently located restaurants include Christina's Restaurant, Pizzeria Posto, and Le Canard Enchaine.
Is The Rhinecliff located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Rhinecliff.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rhinecliff?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion (4.7 miles), Wilderstein Historic Site (1.9 miles), and Senate House State Historic Site (3.6 miles).
Does The Rhinecliff have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Rhinecliff accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.