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
Unique hotel in the old mill town of Beacon with great waterfall views on Fishkill Creek. Hotel needs concierge in lobby with town info and bellperson help for transferring luggage to the Mill Rooms or the Roundhouse (there are 2 separate buildings). Staff was very friendly and helpful but they need to point out the features of Beacon or at least supply local info to tourists. Food was very good. Outside dining with view of the Falls was lovely. Included breakfast was very good. The low platform beds were comfortable but too low for older people to comfortably get in and out of. Perfect hotel for millennials.
The rooms are large and spacious and sparsely furnished. The mattress was not so comfortable and lighting was not great. However, it’s sufficient for a night or two and the property is beautiful. We enjoyed the breakfast and restaurant.
Two different buildings,the Roundhouse on the falls with rooms & the dining room, the other a factory building with the hotel lobby (no toilet there after your drive) & rooms, which are around the corner & uphill from the Roundhouse building with parking, a short hike away.
So a bit funky in terms of where you check in, where you park & how to get to your room in the Roundhouse. DON’T take the path to the right off the driveway. Decor 50s modern, light is low, had to call reception to figure out how to turn on the floor lamp to maximize low level light.
Factory room had beautiful factory window, high ceiling, but oversized wooden bed frame 6” beyond mattress, which led to some barked shins. Bathroom elegant, but nowhere to easily put toilet bag, place to store toothbrush or hang towels. Looks good, not friendly.
In general cool, but cold & not very user friendly (yet). Still, love being in a historic & real place, inside & out. A treat.
We stayed at the Roundhouse for 2 nights for a wedding being held there. For this review I am only talking about the hotel aspect, not the catering.
At over $400 per night I was sincerely disappointed in the room. Yes the view of the falls was pretty and loud. There was a cheap table with a plastic chair to put our stuff on. The bed was without a foundation so you were sleeping on just a mattress on a frame just above the floor. Getting up off of it requires being in good shape. The mattress was one I would have guessed came from a Motel 6 renovation bc we spent the night rolling into the middle of it. The bathroom lighting was so poor that to put on makeup the left eye had to be done a few inches from the left light and the right eye the right light. There was a makeup light that had to be broken because it was no more than a night light it was so dim. The towels are over the toilet which was down a short 'hall'. Don't get into the shower and forget the towel - its a lot of wet footsteps. The elevators were ridiculously slow. We wanted some water and were told at the front desk that there was a convenient store down the street. What?
Parking was across the bridge and up the hill. Hardly convenient so don't forget anything in the car. The positives? The falls are pretty. We would never go back there.
Great welcome from the front desk staff and the annex building which is a two minute walk away from the main breakfast and dining area. He refused to take a tip for helping with the luggage !. The breakfast itself was OK but could have done with a bit more fresh fruit. Beacon itself is in a different world and the trip along some roads were great with treeline views over the river.