As my overnight recuperation venue for a weekend of events at Bethel Woods, I stayed here for two nights, and from the moment I entered the lobby, I was thoroughly pleased with my choice. I can be a pretty harsh critic but everything about this hotel exceeded my expectations. The property is in sort of a travelers’ quadrangle of hotels and restaurants, just northeast of the heart of Middletown, immediately off Rt 17.
The main entrance opens into a large, nicely configured (and apparently newly refurbished) space comprised of (left to right) registration, business area, bar/lounge, and a ‘bistro’ (as they call it) with both tables and booths that serves breakfast and sandwiches (paid, not gratis); tucked at the end of and behind the registration desk is a beverage and snack shop. The business area is nicely spread out, with several computers and a central printer facility, along with the cozy addition of a fireplace (one side faces the business area, the other faces the bar/lounge) and a selection of magazines. There are two large TV monitors essentially at the axis of the 4 areas, one (facing registration) displaying local and national weather, stock info, etc., another (opposite side) showing standard broadcast TV, while a third large screen for sports etc. is in the lounge.
My room was as surprisingly well laid out as the main lobby; it‘s a rare occasion to find a unique design in a small room. Mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave are all provided, in a nice nook between bathroom and the combined bedroom / sitting room; aside from the king bed (facing the window, unlike a weird opposite layout I encountered in Chicago), there’s a sofa bed and coffee table on one wall, and a work desk (with flat screen TV) and armoire opposite.
The hotel has an indoor pool (though I didn’t visit it) with whirlpool, an exercise room, and outside, in the rear of the hotel, a nice patio lounge area and gazebo. There’s free high-speed internet access (both wi-fi and wired) throughout the hotel (lobby and rooms).
Within the immediate quadrangle I mentioned (2 minute walk) there are several restaurants including TGI Fridays, Outback, Chili’s and Soho Bar & Grill. Within a very short drive, there’s the Galleria at Crystal Run (a large mall which includes a multiplex movie theater), and on Rt 211 (the other side of the mall from the hotel), within a stretch of a mile or two, just about every fast food chain as well as a Perkins restaurant, Mobil and Exxon gasoline and a Rite-Aid drugstore. (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts which I mentioned earlier is 38 miles away).
Overall, it’s an extremely well-appointed hotel within a few minutes or at worst a few miles of every necessary convenience. I’ll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Middletown offers everything you need for a successful hotel stay in the Goshen, NY area. Modern, spacious rooms and suites include amenities like free Wi-Fi and comfortable, well-lit work areas; additional perks like a microwave and refrigerator in every room provide flexibility and convenience for your Middletown visit. Start your morning with a healthy breakfast and a cup of Starbucks® coffee at our onsite restaurant, The Bistro. Our hotel offers meeting space for up to 45 people, as well as affordable group room packages. And our Middletown location puts the attractions and local businesses of Goshen and the rest of New York's Hudson Valley region right at your doorstep. Trips to Newburgh wine country or Woodbury Commons our convenient from our hotel. And let's not forget our friendly, welcoming staff, who have helped our hotel earn TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Refresh your routine here in style here at the Courtyard Middletown. ... more less
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