Castle Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Easy escape from NYC — just 50 minutes by train from Grand Central Terminal
- The Thann Spa is the first of its kind in America
- Free valet parking
What To Know
- While children are permitted, the hotel is better suited to couples (especially in the formal restaurant)
- Dinner at Equus can be pricey
- Expect two on-site weddings a week during high season (May through October)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On 11 lush acres of the Hudson River Valley, this 19th-century castle and former summerhouse of General Howard Carroll was transformed into a 45-room hotel in 1997. Recently reopened after a four-month revamp, the building retains many of the castle’s Norman-style features, from carved mahogany and gold-framed landscape paintings in the common areas to original tapestries hung beneath dramatic vaulted ceilings.
Bed and Bath
Though Luxury Suites occupy the building’s historic stone towers, most guestrooms are housed in Carroll Cliff, the hotel’s newer (and markedly less medieval) wing. All rooms have the essential mod cons, such as Keurig coffeemakers, WiFi, and minimal (but free) minibars. Junior Suites and Luxury Suites have an upgraded liquor selection (mini-bottles of Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire), standalone showers, separate soaking tubs and, in some, working fireplaces. Bathrooms are outfitted with cushy robes emblazoned with the Castle on Hudson crest, and Thann toiletries, the same brand as the hotel’s new Thai spa.
The recent renovation brought with it a fresh paint job, new furnishings and, above all, a new spa. The first Thann spa in the United States, the space is home to a fitness center as well as eight treatment rooms helmed by Bangkok-trained masseuses. The spa is open to the public, but the Mediterranean-style outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and adjoining Grotto Bar (all of which open for the season over Memorial Day weekend) are reserved exclusively for Castle guests. The on-site restaurant, Equus, serves up French cuisine in a formal setting — think equestrian tapestry chairs, a stone mantle boar carving, and wrought iron candelabra chandeliers. The daily breakfast is sublime: Bread baskets, charcuterie plates, fruit, yogurt and house-made jams come for the table, alongside your choice of entrée.
In the Area
Many visitors choose Tarrytown for its proximity to Stone Barns and the cult farm-to-table tasting menu at its restaurant, Blue Hill, but don’t miss the town itself. The concierge will help arrange a $6 taxi to downtown, where you’ll find plenty of antiques shops and boutiques along Main Street. Be sure to check the schedule at the 125-year-old Tarrytown Music Hall, Westchester County’s oldest theater, for a full schedule of musical, cinematic and comedic performances. For a casual bite, sit alfresco at Lefteris, the local Greek restaurant, and head for an expertly crafted cocktail or seasonal draft beer at the Tapp.
How to Get There
So special, a real castle experience, room pristine grand four poster bed - very clean and comfortable, dressing gowns and slippers were a nice touch and free room minibar. My only criticism would be the restaurant in hotel and the bar by the pool were a little expensive and my husband is vegan so he only had granola and fruit available for the $25 per person paid for buffet breakfast - we had just 2 drinks at the pool bar came to $30 ! So although IHowever the waiter was very attentive at our anniversary evening meal - again only one hot vegan item on the menu (mushroom risotto). Tarrytown castle is so grand in appearance both inside and out, I loved staying there. The hotel kindly allowed me to enjoy the pool for the afternoon after checking out. I would just mention there are quite a lot of steps down to pool area which might be a problem for people with mobility issues. Definitely recommend hotel and restaurant for a special occasions.
Spa and get away this ancient castle is absolutely beautiful the grounds are so tranquil you are destressed walking through the gardens outside patio for lunch and dinner so relaxing and quaint inside the hotel ancient ceramics it’s furniture a piano from 18 and 1900s A sense of going back in time a better time the spa very modern excellent very tranquil the staff at the hotel and spa is there at your every need I give this resort a five star rating it’s local it’s charming it’s beautiful for couples and family you’ll love the life-size chess set outside by the gardens The pool makes you feel so relaxed like you’re far away from everything Truly a place to visit time and time again it feels personal you feel sustained over all the sense of stability and comfort and relaxation is what is all worth it for visiting this castle you will enjoy it!
I just came back from a beautiful mini-getaway to Castle Hotel and Spa. The hotel and grounds were magnificent, and our room was spacious and inviting. And I must mention that the beds were so soft and fluffy!! Although it is so close to NYC, it felt like oceans away. It was also easy to get to by train from NYC using the metro north (and a five minute Uber ride from the train station). My only complaint would be that the pool closes too early (6pm on weekdays), as we mostly came to get away from the heatwave and use the pool. There were some thunderstorms when we arrived, and we were extremely disappointed when the pool did not reopen once the rain stopped at around 5.
I came to the castle Hotel & spa in mid June for dinner and was very disappointed. The food was not what I thought it would be. The whole plate was a waste of money. I could not believe such a beautiful Hotel and the food sucks. I would not recommend eating the food at this hotel nor would I refer it anyone!!
Spa sells itself, food was tasteless and dry. Eat before you go there to have their over priced menu. It's no Iron chef more l . The space is beautiful and well maintained.
Group on is the best to get reservation save a little money. I would have thought to be shiek mid evil considering it was a castle. If you throw a function bring your own Chef