If you are in Hyde park to visit FDR's home or the Vanderbilt Mansion Historical site, this is a good place to stay; it's located between them, and convenient to both. It is also not far from the Culinary Institute of America.
I rate this inn "average" not because there is anything to be critical of; it's really a very nice place, but it is a motel, and not a modern one. It doesn't have the amenities that you would find in a Hampton Inn, for example. Hyde Park is rich in history, but not in hotel accomodations, probably because the tourist season is not long enough to support them.
Anyway, the Roosevelt Inn is clean, comfortable, recently updated, and reasonably priced. It does have a unique feature: the Coffee Shop. This is very much reminiscent of a small town coffee shop from the Fifties. However, it is unmanned. When you get your room key upon check-in, you also get a key to the Coffee Shop, and you can enter at any time to serve yourself coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (mix). In the morning you will find a continental breakfast laid out on the counter: doughnuts, bagels with spreads, little cereal boxes, milk, orange juice ( in a pitcher, not a machine) and fruit, e.g. bananas. And of course coffee, teabags, Swiss Miss and hot water. Free WiFi is available here and also in the rooms. There was a New York Times available in the Coffee Shop, but you don't have to read it. ;>)
All in all, it's fine for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roosevelt Inn of Hyde Park is a uniquely charming family-owned motel-style inn with 25 rooms and a coffee shop.The proprietors, originally from Germany and Finland, established the inn and have infused it with an air of old-world hospitality that continues today.Roosevelt Inn offers two styles of accommodations (100% non-smoking, no pets) - deluxe rooms and rustic rooms. Deluxe rooms include Thomasville furniture, a flat screen TV, mini fridge and individual A/C unit. Our rustic rooms offer a quaint experience with knotty-pine interior, traditional furniture, brightly colored subway tile in the bathrooms and a flat screen TV. All accommodations include Wi-Fi, a continental breakfast and access to our coffee shop with complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and popcorn available 24 hours a day.The inn is located in the historic town of Hyde Park, New York. Hyde Park is the birthplace of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and offers many points of interest, such as FDR Home and Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Culinary Institute of America, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Town of Rhinebeck, Dutchess Fairgrounds and Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges.Hyde Park sits alongside the Hudson River and Route 9 and is approximately 2 hours north of New York City and 1.5 hours south of Albany. It is a perfect stopping point for travelers exploring the beautiful Hudson River Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roosevelt Hotel Hyde Park