What We Love
- Penthouse rate includes a bottle of wine and a gourmet snack upon arrival, morning in-room coffee and pastries and luxury bath products
- Two solid dining options overlooking the Beacon Falls right in the lobby of the hotel
- Perfect base to explore cultural highlights of the area, including DIA and Storm King
What To Know
- The lounge is fast becoming the place to relax in Beacon — expect company at the bar on weekends
- Some rooms overlook Main Street, which has traffic; request a room overlooking the falls at the back
- The Mill rooms are located in a separate building (away from the front desk, restaurant and lounge)
- The restaurant and lounge are closed on Monday and Tuesday
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This former industrial building has been painstakingly transformed into an upscale hotel experience that’s high on quality and style. Rooms and public spaces are dripping in local arts and crafts from paintings to furniture to floors; natural tones lend the property a timeless quality.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are comfortable but short on personal touches. You’ll find huge beds and glass-walled, walk-in showers. Beds are low slung but ultra-comfy, and the sound of water rushing over the falls will lull most guests to sleep. Lots of original features make for a lovely experience and most rooms are big on light and water views.
The in-house Swift restaurant is still finding its feet but already winning praise. Having dinner there is worth it for the desserts, which are excellent, as is the range of the wine list. In summer months, the Roundhouse also has the Patio, offering more casual fare accompanied by postcard-perfect waterfall views. The lounge bar is snug and built for the cooler months, and you would be forgiven for thinking you had just stepped off the slopes in Aspen. In addition, a spa is in the works for 2015.
In the Area
Beacon is fast becoming a cultural highlight of New York state. The hard work of Dia, about a 15-minute walk down Main Street, has brought galleries and artists, as well as quality dining and drinking, into town. No trip to Beacon is complete without a visit to the eponymous Dia art museum, with its fine collection of contemporary art, and you could do a lot worse than following it up with a hop over the bridge to see the sculptures at Storm King, a short 20-minute drive away. When the sun sets, the newer, softer belly of Beacon is exposed and you should make your way to Hop, a classic pub that is barely a stumble into town.
How to Get There
The Roundhouse is a superbly refurbished factory that kept a lot of its charm to become lodging. Pictures of what it was like prior to the do-over are featured around the hotel. They had a lot of work to get this place up to code and far beyond. Rooms were comfortable - we opted to look over the falls - impressive view. Staff managed to provide a wide variety of choices for breakfast and they kept the serving trays full! The outdoor cafe provided great atmosphere as well as great food. HIGHLY recommend Roundhouse for a stay!
This recently renovated hotel with a strong minimalist theme has some pros but also some big cons. On the con side, the decor is striking and the location very cool. Breakfast is included and is quite good. The mattress was excellent. On the con side, the minimalist theme has been taken to an extreme. There is no where to lay out an open suitcase but on the floor. We asked for a little rack to hold the suitcase and were told by the desk attendant that the hotel did not supply those (!!). Our room was very large and 1/3 of the floor space was vacant. a small couch and table would have made the room more functional and inviting. There was no where in bathroom to lay out ones' toiletries except on top of the toilet tank or on the floor. Really! and the towel hook was on the opposite side of the large a bathroom from the shower. The bathroom door was a sliding pocket door that was very noisy to open, and did not provide much privacy or noise damping. The room was very dark. We had 2 large windows that looked directly out on the parking lot. The only window treatment was a large blackout shade, which we had to have closed all the time so the people in the parking lot could not see us (we had a first floor room) The lighting in the room was quite dim. Given all the cons, 350$ seemed excessive.
People who like a combination of old (red-brick) and new (industrial, modern) will like this place!
We stayed in 3 different rooms; they varied greatly in terms of size, comfort, and view.
R.301 in the Roundhouse was a disappointment; it was supposed to have a view of the waterfalls (and it was therefore the highest price category), but that was only the case when we looked around the corner. The room was small and the door to the bathroom very difficult to close. No price adjustment was made, but we were able to move to a nicer room the second night.
R. 307 in the Roundhouse was amazing w. full view of the waterfall and much more spacious than R. 301 (same price).
When we returned we stayed in the Mill building. Upper floors towards the waterfall have a nice view, but the building is further away. Newly renovated very spacious rooms. Comfortable king size bed.
Dinner on the patio and breakfast in the restaurant was both good -- excellent view in both locations.