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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)
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Piazzashell wrote a review Nov 2019
Somers, New York49 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
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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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Richard B wrote a review Nov 2019
Leesburg, Virginia129 contributions49 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
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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 York292 contributions181 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
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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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cenadog wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania69 contributions38 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 contributions6 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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bertie212 wrote a review Aug 2019
new york16 contributions3 helpful votes
We had stayed at Rhinecliff Inn approximately 6 years ago. This was our second time and we enjoyed our midweek getaway. The room was large and comfortable. The staff were extremely welcoming and the breakfast was ample and well done. The river views are magnificent. CLose by to Rhinebeck, Bard, Hudson and Woodstock.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jgangi wrote a review Aug 2019
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Went there this past weekend for a quick overnight getaway..we will never go back. No employees there except bartender who’s shift ended at 10pm and after that not one employee in entire hotel. Room was dirty, holes in sheets, spiders all around and during the night the toilet stopped working but there was no one call. Train comes by every hour on the hour blowing its whistle!! Would definitely not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BrooklynGirl wrote a review Jul 2019
Short Hills, New Jersey4 contributions
We just spent 3 nights at the Rhnecliff; we were fortunate to have wonderful weather and this added to the stay as we were able to enjoy having breakfast and drinks outside as well as the view from our terrace. We stayed in the 2nd floor suite which was a large room with a king bed and a supersized bathroom. The shower was amazing; had a rain head as well as hand held and 2 wall jets! The tub was also inviting, but unfortunately, the jets did not work; I had asked Michelle at the front desk to check on this but never heard back from her so didn't get to really enjoy that experience. There were nice touches like battery operated votive candles for mood so it was a disappointment. Sean at the bar was very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts (included) were ample and food was good. One boinus is that there is a dock right at the river in front of hotel so it was easy to board a chartered sail boat there. We did not mind the trains at all. They were not too frequent and they did not disturb us at all in the evening or overnight....do not let that deter you from staying at this lovely and charming hotel. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms facing the River are best!
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Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Aug 1, 2019
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking the time to let us know! We'll take a look at those jets, apologies, the maintenance is a constant and ongoing battle! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future! James
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Partha wrote a review Jul 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh7 contributions7 helpful votes
The Rhinecliff was wonderful. Great room, beautiful view, nice people, and the breakfast was extraordinary. I hardly noticed the trains going by (but you do hear them). It’s out-of-the-way (which isn’t a bad thing!) so I used Uber to get around, which was okay.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Thank you for your kind comments M, and yes, the trains are just part of the Hudson Valley scenery...All Aboard!! James
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hawkeye20110 wrote a review Jun 2019
Manassas, Virginia131 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a tough place to rate. The Hudson view and tranquility is fabulous. The staff especially Sean was great. The physical property is quaint, clean but limited. No elevator, pool, etc. even the front desk leaves at 5 handing things over to Sean at the vat. Did we say that he is great. We liked it but at $300 it doesn’t represent great value.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from jameschapm, Owner at The Rhinecliff
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Dear H, Thank you for your well-put feedback which of course we take seriously! We're very proud of Shawn, he keeps us well supplied and lubricated that's for sure.....! We only have nine rooms which unfortunately cannot support a pool and elevators, there is a great deal of value in our location and riverside views, they didn't come cheaply we're not afraid to say....thank you for your feedback! James
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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), Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion (4.7 miles), and Kingston Uptown Historic District (3.7 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.