Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
What We Love
- The board of local cheeses, hearty flatbreads and other New American fare from chef Giuseppe Napoli at the Tavern restaurant
- Saugerties offers a lot of charm itself, and is a convenient home base for day trips to neighboring Catskill Mountain towns like Woodstock or Hudson Valley destinations like Rhinebeck
- The deluxe turndown service consisting of fresh flowers and house made truffles
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What To Know
- A daily wine and cheese happy hour is included in the Jetsetter rate
- While the hotel features just 30 rooms, the adjacent 7,000-square-foot conference space works well for events and meetings and includes a large outdoor deck overlooking the falls
- Pets are not permitted
- A coffee station is located in the lobby from 7 to 10 a.m. each morning
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The charm of the Hudson Valley town of Saugerties lies in the comingling of Norman Rockwell-esque Americana and of-the-moment trends. It’s a modern times-meet-Main Street sensibility that’s also evident at the Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern. Opened in December 2011 in a spot formerly occupied by a paper mill, this red-bricked boutique hotel marries mod cons (iPhone docking stations, heated bathroom floors) with local touches like regional beer, wine and nibbles in the mini-bar. Service is a successful blend of professionalism and small town personality.
Bed and Bath
The 30 guestrooms are large (particularly to city dwellers making a mini-break of a Hudson Valley weekend) and range from Deluxe Queen rooms to King Suites, which work well for families traveling together. Neutral color palettes have a calming effect, as does the sound of running water from Esopus Creek Falls, which each room’s private balcony overlooks.
For brunch, lunch or dinner, guests can opt to walk a few steps to the Tavern Restaurant, where chef Giuseppe Napoli serves up New American fare in an airy, buttery-walled space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the falls. Afterwards, head to the adjoining copper-ceilinged bar bedecked with antique maps and antlers for a cocktail in one of the cozy booths.
In The Area
Start your day at Love Bites Café on Partition, a local favorite for breakfast fare like French toast and avocado-topped toast. For dinner, visit Miss Lucy’s Kitchen for farm-to-table comfort food like Hudson Valley duck and house smoked BBQ ribs. Downtown Saugerties is a must-visit for antique lovers, who can hunt for furniture, architectural elements and vintage clothes at spots like the Saugerties Antiques Gallery and Fed-On Lights. Or get an overview of the town with a ride along the Saugerties Historic Village Bike Route, which takes peddlers by sights like the circa 1869 Saugerties Lighthouse and the Carnegie Library Building. Rent your wheels from Revolution Bicycles on Main Street.
How to Get There
Overall, the hotel was great. Great rooms and bed. Very clean with upscale linens., a Keurig coffee maker, heated bath floor with an upscale decor. Nice view of the water falls from the rooms which all have balconies. Service was very, very good by the entire staff. Exercise room was basic with a spin bike and 2 treadmills, one of which was broken. Heat was in 70's in room with bike against heater. Moved it, but after 10 minutes gave up from the heat. Front desk said they fixed heater setting. Our bathroom had slight issue with shower water on/off handle. We mentioned to desk and she put in order while were there for maintenance.
The hotel is in a great location near beautiful trails and the view from the room of a waterfall is spectacular.
The room was beautiful, clean and spacious. Very nice bathroom, bath robes and plenty of towels and bedding.
The breakfast was a few basic thing.
The staff at the reception could use a little training. The young lady is lacking customer service skills. Luckily, she called management and he knew how to treat guest.
Overall, we had a good experience and would recommend it to anyone willing to pay for a beautiful view.
We have stayed here before, probably the most comfortable hotel we have been to in a long time. Very thoughtful touches in the room. Super comfortable bed, heated bathroom tile floors and the waterfall view is awesome!! Very good restaurant connected to it also.
Hotel was a rip off from the beginning- but the breaking point was when our friend stubbed her toe in the room and was bleeding fairly badly. We called reception to ask for a band aid, and they told us we had to open their “convenience kit” in the room, at which point they’d charge $25! For a band aid! When we informed them there wasn’t even a band aid in the kit, they said they’d happily switch out the kit for a complete one, at which point we’d still be on the hook for $25. How do you even treat other human beings like that? Such greed. Don’t stay here.
We were visiting for a wedding at Red Maple Vineyards in West Park and loved the ease of travel from Saugherties vs from Poughkeepsie to West Park (much more traffic). It is also near the quaint village of Rhinebeck across the river. The river itself is something to explore. There is a Maritime Museum in Kingston which is very informative, starting with the fact Kingston was the first capital of NY and that the Hudson River is 200 feet deep, vs. 29 feet deep for the Delaware river. Of course, at this time of year the foliage. Diamond Mills is the best place to return and is best choice when visiting the area.