I stayed at Honor's Haven this summer with a private weight loss/fitness group (see my review of Shane Diet Resorts).
The hotel was significantly renovated in the last few years from its previous incarnation as the Fallsview Hotel but still has a long way to go.
On the good side, the hotel has lovely grounds with a lake and a full golf course surrounded by scenic mountains. The main reception areas, dining room and conference rooms are nicely modernized and certainly earn 4-star ratings.
Sports facilities are decent enough. They have several tennis courts, both indoor and outdoor, which suffice for weekend players (if you ignore a few cracks) and well-appointed gym facilities. The indoor pool/hot tub area is relatively small but pleasant.
On the down side, the outdoor pool is dreadful, clearly a throwback to the 1950's or thereabouts. If you're an outdoor pool lover (as I am) go someplace else.
Our room was 2-star level. Clean and neat but quite dated. The furniture looks like it was salvaged from Goodwill. Other areas of the hotel have stained worn-out carpeting and dim lighting.
Our food was different from the rest of the guests (since we were on a diet program), but from what I could see, the buffet meals were plentiful and appetizing but cheap and greasy.
Aside from our group, most of the guests came with church groups, youth groups, senior citizen outings and other organizations. I guess they get a good deal at a place like this.
There are very few decent places left in this area of NY, which used to be the premier resort area in the Northeast. I guess the folks at Honor's Haven are trying their best but it is apparently proving to be challenging.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by rolling landscapes, lush gardens and a crystalline lake, Honor's Haven Resort & Spa can be found tucked away on over 200 acres in the heart of the Shawangunk Mountain Region; the gateway to the Catskills. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Honor's Haven Resort & Spa is the ideal destination; combining multi-faceted conference facilities and wedding sites with a wide range of recreational opportunities and 232 well appointed rooms and suites. Offering countless catering options, this unique four season resort will make you next vacation or event nothing short of extraordinary! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Honor`s Haven Hotel Ellenville
- Honor`s Haven Resort And Spa
- Honors Haven Hotel
- Honors Haven Ellenville