What We Love
- Free WiFi and on-site parking for all guests
- All nine guestrooms come with a view of the Hudson River — be sure to catch the sunset if you can
- Less than two hours by train from NYC
What To Know
- Location above the Amtrak station means train noise throughout your stay
- The hotel is two miles outside Rhinebeck, so be prepared to drive or take a taxi into town if you’re looking for action away from the hotel grounds
- The Bar restaurant serves breakfast daily but only evening drinks on Tuesdays; weekend (Friday through Sunday) dinner service begins for the season on February 8, and nightly dinner service begins April 29
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Built in 1854, the Rhinecliff Hotel retains an Old World charm despite a full renovation in 2003. Much of its new façade utilizes materials reclaimed from the original construction, and the intimate size gives the impression of staying at a friend’s country home. Expect antique hardwood flooring, views of the Hudson River and modern art from local “green” artist David Bernstein (reclaimed tire parts and repurposed plastic water bottles) in the public spaces.
Bed & Bath
Eight of the nine guestrooms have luxe King beds (one has a Queen) that face flat-screen TVs and French doors that open up to the eastern bank of the Hudson. Bedside you’ll find an iPod docking station as well as free earplugs — a welcome amenity given the noise from round-the-clock trains chugging through Rhinecliff station. The bathrooms have dual sinks, oversize jetted soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers, but bather beware, the drainage system is not optimized for an open-shower experience.
The hotel’s intimate scale does not accommodate an on-site gym or spa, but the full restaurant makes up for any lacking elements. The owners’ British roots shine through in the space, which has an old-fashioned pub-type feel, with a wood-burning fireplace and the original bar from the hotel’s former incarnation. Daily breakfast — homemade buttermilk pancakes, fresh fruit and, of course, a full English breakfast — is served in the restaurant until 10 a.m. during the week and a cushy 3 p.m. on weekends, when you can substitute brunch for your included breakfast. Dine on the patio during warmer months and admire the Hudson during one of the Rhinecliff’s Sunday Jazz Brunches (held year-round). Weekend (Friday through Sunday) dinner service begins for the season on February 8, and nightly dinner service begins April 29, at which point you can expect more Brit staples such as fish and chips and Shepherd’s Pie.
How to Get There
This is a tough place to rate. The Hudson view and tranquility is fabulous. The staff especially Sean was great. The physical property is quaint, clean but limited. No elevator, pool, etc. even the front desk leaves at 5 handing things over to Sean at the vat. Did we say that he is great. We liked it but at $300 it doesn’t represent great value.
This is a fraud!! We left!! The AC didn’t work. The place Smells like sewer. No parking, no elevator, no person to talk with.
The train station is below...
The bar man told us to park at handicap parking.
This was a special trip to go some place different. The staff was always polite and cheerfull. The view of the Hudson was good.The Amtrack Train wasn't. noticible, in fact enjoyed the hubbub of it and the town. Whare I'm from if you get more than two cars at a stop sign you have a traffic jam. I,ll admit parking was a challenge, but to me it was the least of my problems. The room was spacious and quiet. Sitting out on the veranda enjoying the view and doing some writing was a treat.