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
Lovely hotel with great service. The rooms are huge and the beds comfortable (although we didn't quite understand the need for security tags on the pillows!), and the interior elegantly handled with great restraint and taste.
The food, on the other hand, is poor - both dinner and breakfast are best forgotten and could at best be described as average - a great shame considering how picturesque the setting is. The menu reads well, but the execution just isn't up to standard.
We wouldn't hesitate to return here, but would explore alternative food options.
Was in Beacon for a conference. The Roundhouse was convenient and looked charming. The room was large but a bit worn, although clean and well maintained. Platform beds are low but were comfortable. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The Roundhouse on the east side of the river is in an ATT dead zone. My calls were made from the parking lot! WIFI during my staff was abysmal. Too few booster units in a hotel of thick brick and steel doors. If you have work to do, forget it. Free breakfast was nice but they were not ready for prime time at 8 am when it opened; nice people badly understaffed.
We had a wonderful stay at the hotel!!! Everyone is super helpful and welcoming. We came with a 3-month old baby and the front desk lady was extremely accommodating in getting the right room for the 3 of us to feel comfortable. Breakfast is amazing as well, lots of choices of cold and hot items with the waterfall view. The lounge of the restaurant serves nice cocktails and full menu for dinner. Highly recommend the stay if you are still looking for a hotel in Beacon!
I recently had brunch at the Roundhouse with my wife and we had a great time. The food was great, I recommend the eggs benedict. There is a nice view of the water which adds to the elegance. The staff was polite and quick with are food and drink order. I will be looking forward to going back in the spring so we can eat outside and enjoy the day.
We spent A LOT of money to stay in the one room that sits on the waterfall. It's also the only room with a soaker tub. We were stoked -- we had been planning it for a couple months and it was definitely a big buy for us. But when we got there, we were told the pipes were frozen in the shower, so we could use the room next door to shower. OK. Kind of fine.. can't control nature. But then, when we tried to use the soaker tub, its pipes were also frozen, so only boiling hot water was coming out. We had to fill the tub and wait literally hours/overnight to use it and even then it was too hot. We even carried in ice buckets to pour in. It sucked basically. The main "attraction" was broken.
We let the manager know and she laughed it off.
Nothing was deducted from our room. No drinks or credit or anything. Not even a real apology was given at all.
And the complimentary breakfast was literally inedible -- powdered eggs and bland mini muffins and watery oatmeal and unseasoned, cold egg white "frittata". Have you ever had cold egg whites? It's simply mucus. It was like looking at a display of enticing wax food, only to bite in and discover.. wax.
It was just NOT worth the money and I really wish it had been. I felt bad that the manager had to deal with frozen pipes, but in the end WE were the ones shelling out the $$ to stay in that specific room. Such a bummer.