We spent two nights at the Golden Manor Motel in Hyde Park, NY. We had an efficient check in and we were given a room at the very back of the motel. The walls are paneled and the window treatments do not match either the carpet or the bedspreads. However, the place was really clean. The sheets were actually pressed and crisp. Actually, they were the best sheets we had on our trip through New York State. The mattress was not up to date but it was OK. The carpet had a few stains but it was not old. The lighting was flourescent bulbs over the beds and the various stands and tables. The room was a pretty good size. Soap and shampoo in a packet were in the bathroom. The towels were thin.
The breakfast was doughnuts, coffee and orange juice. Half and half cream was there for the coffee.
There are six hotels in Hyde Park and it is a mystery to me why there aren't more chain hotels there. It's a place where you can easily stay three or four days and still not see everything in the area. There are a lot of great restaurants around here.
The price was very low - we paid $55 for a Seniors Rate. It's right across from the Franklin Roosevelt Home. They take American Express.
If you love to really live once in a while (splurge I mean ) and stay in a old Historic mansion than this is the place for you. You can stay in a real National Historic Landmark, the Belvedere Mansion with a history going back the earliest NY history. The Belvedere Mansion dates back to the 1760es but the history goes back even further to Pawling’s 1664 journey up the Hudson. The Belvedere is on over 20 acres and set into the Hudson with hiking trains and scenic views everywhere. It has the most elegant breakfast this Vter has ever had set in the poshest of dinning room.
One can stay in the basic carrage house rooms for as little as $105 the posh rooms in the Masion are as much as $275 on the other end of the scale.
This is a very posh place near by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in the photo below. Many people come just to try the wonderful food. nature lovers you can trek our miles of trails, crisscrossed by ancient stone walls, stroll along the majestic Hudson River or bike for mile. The pastoral beauty here has inspired painters, poets and even politicians.
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic and other mansions of the Gilded Age are near by (see Map in Photo)
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