First, let me say that writing a bad review of the Beekman Arms/Delamater House would be like writing a bad review of my children. Sure, they might do bad things every now and then, but am I going to say they are bad boys?
We've gone to the Beekman Arms -- and usually stayed in the Delmater House -- at least once a year for the past 20 years. When the aforementioned boys were children, it was a one night getaway while they stayed with their grandparents. Now, the boys have stayed there with their girlfriends.
Ahh. So time flies, and I am a sentimental fool. But I do have limits.
Our last stay was bad. It was really bad. It made me feel old to see that things had not been changed/improved/kept up in the 20 years that I have been staying there. All of the reviews talk about the absolutely crappy "continental breakfast" served at the Delamater. Yes, it is pathetic. So for pete's sake, fix it! This isn't brain surgery! And the deck is starting to list, and if you don't address it soon it is going to fall off! Fix it! And the room desperately needed attention. WE LOVE OLD, WE EMBRACE OLD, WE STAY HERE BECAUSE IT IS OLD, BUT FOR PETE'S SAKE: FIX IT UP!
I think I could have dealt with all of this, just for old times sake because as I said, I am a sentimental fool, but then there was the matter of the management. No one answered the phone when we needed someone at the front desk, and the staff in the "breakfast room" were downright snarky. FIX IT! Ambitious college students in need of money would provide better customer service! At least they might say "hello" when you walk in!
So will I go back? Yes, because I AM A SENTIMENTAL FOOL. But can I recommend it to you? Not right now. Tripadvisor doesn't let me check "maybe", so I am saying "no, I wouldn't recommend to a friend."
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- Also Known As:
- Beekman Arms And Delamater Hotel Rhinebeck
- Beekman Arms Rhinebeck
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