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The Rhinecliff
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rhinecliff
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Reviewed 31 December 2010

Ok, we didn't take the train, we drove up from NYC, but either way, we found The Rhinecliff to be perfect for a quick romantic getaway from the city. Our room was simple, but comfortable, with a very comfortable king size bed, excellent lighting and a great bathroom (w/ big bubble tub and the best shower I've ever had - really, like standing under a waterfall). It was cold and windy outside, so we didn't make use of the balcony, but in nicer weather it would be a great place to sip a drink. There was no dresser or other furniture in the room except for a tiny shelf-like desk (or a desk-like shelf?), but there was enough storage in the closet for our clothes. Dell flat screen TV was excellent.
We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and enjoyed both, especially the breakfast (included with the room). Service was good, the staff we accommodating - we took glasses of champagne to our room and when I asked if they had any fruit to go with it, the bartender quickly presented a perfectly sliced pear (on the house).
Nearby Amtrak trains didn't bother us at all, but we like trains! Most of them stop at the Rhinecliff station, so they're going slowly and don't make much noise at all.
When we first arrived there was a large party in the function room on the main floor, just below our room, and the noise did come up through the floor, but it was winding down and very soon we didn't hear anything. Rugs on the floor might help. Also, there were a few small stains noticeable on one of the white arm chairs in our room, but that was about the only wear and tear we saw in our room.
All in all, we had a very nice stay and left totally relaxed and refreshed. Worth $259? Almost. Would be a better deal at $179, but I guess that's what the market will bear.
On the way home, we checked out FDR's birthplace and museum at in nearby Hyde Park - also very much recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2010

Be warned! The hotel has a banquet suite that can be rented out for all sorts of events. We were unlucky enough to be there the weekend of a large and loud birthday party - complete with music sound system. It started around 7pm and the hotel was clear around 12.30am.

There seems to be no soundproofing (hardwood floors) in the hotel what so ever so we were forced to leave our room for the entire night. We are a couple in our thirties and like a good time as much as the next couple, but this mix of hotel and event space just does not work if you're looking for a quiet place to stay.

Plus side. Staff were actually very nice and after making it clear we would not pay for the room, there was no issue.

Basically, ask is they have any events before you go. Otherwise, a decent place.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank djp72
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

My wife and I stayed three nights at the Rhinecliff. We love adventure and decided to visit the mid-Hudson valley to see the fall colors and explore the area. We had a king room which was great, with a 180 degree view of the beautiful Hudson River and all the amenities we needed. We were particularly impressed with how well the room blended with the historic hotel. Breakfast in the morning was made to order in the historic dining room, with a fire in the fireplace, French-pressed coffee, and more views of the Hudson and the fall colors beyond. One evening we came back from dinner in nearby Rhinebeck to be treated to local musicians entertaining in the impressive bar. It was a perfect way to cap off the night as we sipped good wine and listened to good music.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank timbinder
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

In May this year we celebrated our wedding at The Rhinecliff. It was everything we could have dreamed of - together with our 88 friends and family we had such a wonderful and memorable wedding reception. We are very thankful to the staff and management at The Rhinecliff who helped make our special day so perfect.
People often say that wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming. For us it was quite the opposite, the Banquet Manager made it a simple and enjoyable process. We didn’t feel like we had to fit into a certain wedding concept, instead we were able to share our ideas and the hotel worked to make it happen.
From the cocktail reception, to the dinner and the accommodations, everything turned out to be top class and elegant throughout the whole weekend. Our guests raved about the food and took full advantage of the after bar party downstairs by dancing with us until the late hours of the night.
We would highly recommend The Rhinecliff for any banquet celebration - the setting is stunning yet quaint, and the service and food is outstanding. Thanks to the hotel staff and management for providing the attention to detail and quality of service that made our wedding a dream come true.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emsbklyn
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

My wife and I stayed here after our wedding for a quick getaway before our longer honeymoon a few months later. We chose the bridal suite which at least for this occasion was well worth it -- large, two balconies - one of them huge, great views, open layout with a jacuzzi and big comfy bed. The whole hotel had a brand new yet warm feel to it, esp. the restaurant downstairs which was terrific, both for breakfast and dinner. We also didn't mind the trains - was part of the charm for us.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Rhinecliff

Address: 4 Grinnell Street, PO Box 292, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
Region: United States > New York > Rhinecliff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rhinecliff
Price Range: $236 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Re-birthed after a painstaking five-year renovation, The Rhinecliff is a boutique country hotel, nestled on the banks of the mighty Hudson River and enjoys unparalleled river and mountain views. Featuring beautiful antique floors and woodwork, and world-class cuisine, The Rhinecliff (National Register of Historic Places) is two minutes drive from Rhinebeck. ... more   less 
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