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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Fauchere Milford
Beautiful small hotel with excellent service
I first visited Milford two years ago. The quaint downtown charmed me, the beauty of the Delaware River and Raymond's Kill falls invigorated me, but there was one thing missing--a top-notch hotel, bar or restaurant. I would have loved to punctuate my day with a nice glass of wine, a fine meal and a night in a cozy hotel room.
Two years later, I had a reason to return to Milford. I found out that the Hotel Fauchere, which I'd seen mid-construction, had reopened after an extensive renovation. The care I received from the moment of making my reservation online reflected the kind of attention to detail one would expect of a fine hotel.
The breathtakingly beautiful property, restored elegantly and tastefully, pleases the eye and makes one feel instantly at home. Every surface and every item in the guest room is pleasant to look upon and touch, from the marble and glass bathrooms to the Argentine furniture to the red rotary style phone on the bedside table. Unlike many restored historic properties, the things you don't see--the a/c, plumbing, insulation--received as much attention as the the things you do see. The result is a room that is as quiet and comfortable as it is beautiful, with quiet air conditioning, vault-like sound insulation and endless hot water.
I spent several evenings downstairs in Bar Louis, where I was happy to find a friendly bartender capable of making a perfect martini. The modern decor of the bar, done in light wood and brick, is a pleasant counterpoint to the traditional environment upstairs. Beautiful art hangs on the walls and comfortably padded booths make it all too easy to spend a long evening conversing with friendly, eclectic people. Thankfully there was an elevator to whisk me up to my room at closing time.
I missed the opportunity to dine in the restaurant, but the reviews I heard at the bar from the dozens of people who enjoyed dinner in the Delmonico Room were enthusiastically positive, and I was sorry I didn't think to make reservations ahead of time. I didn't anticipate the popularity of the hotel, which the locals have been waiting for since renovations began.
What makes Hotel Fauchere most memorable to me is the personalized service. During the course of the first day I was greeted by the owners and general manager, and every staff member from the housekeepers to the front desk were unfailing friendly and helpful. I became friends with some of the other patrons who echoed this sentiment. The staff and the level of customer attention is world class.
I will return to Milford and stay at the Fauchere again as soon as I'm able, and this time I'll be sure to book a dinner reservation ahead of time.
Elegant and Relaxing
In mid August I spent a wonderful, relaxing weekend in Milford, PA at the Hotel Fauchere. I wanted a central hotel that was close to hiking the nearby cliffs and rafting on the Delaware River. I was very pleased with the accomodations and the staff were informative and the service was excellent. The garden had a lovely fountain and there were many interesting table books in the solarium to choose from when I wanted to relax after the days activity. Dinner was excellent and the dining room was quite refined. The bar and lounge downstairs was also a classy place. This is a first rate hotel!
Gud være lovet for Hotel Fauchere!!!!
Simply put: A WONDERFUL STAY! The room was just beautiful, the bed and linens were very comfortable, the food was excellent, the staff were exceedingly helpful and friendly and the attention to detail was such that I was reminded of my stay at the PLAZA ATHENEE in Paris.
Contemporary Comfort in a Nineteenth Century Setting
A hotel with a grand past reopened this fall in this charming small town after extensive renovations restored its original design and updated its amenities to the levels expected by today's most discerning travelers. With only 16 rooms, the hotel gives each guest whatever level of personal service he requires, including helpful advice about how best to soak up the town's magic either in a day or a week's visit. The dining room carries on the tradition of founder Louis Fauchere who opened the hotel in 1862 after making Delmonico's of New York the most famous restaurant in America. Dinner reservations for locals are already hard to come by, but the hotel guarantees the dining room will always accommodate its overnight guests. The basement level Bar Louis, however, is already the premier watering hole for locals. The Fauchere offers conference and event facilities in a separate, similarly restored building next door, now connected by a landscaped garden. A wonderfully restful treat in the very center of Milford.
Dinner was delicious
My wife and I had dinner at Hotel Fauchere the other night.
The atmosphere was amazing. The renovations to this historic hotel have been beautifully executed. It is true to its period with some discreet 21st century enhancements.
The dinner menu was excellent. Food was innovatively prepared and delicious. I recommend the rack of lamb. All the desserts were flawless.
While we didn't stay at the hotel, we toured the rooms which were beautifully redone.
Amazing renovation and incredible cuisine
I have not seen a better renovation of a hotel since I renovated Inn on the Blue Horizon in Vieques, PR. It takes a lot to impress me and I am, very much.
The owners and designers have kept the integrity of the old hotel while updating it to fit today's boutique hotel travelers. It rivals all of the Schrager properties and keeps up with 'W'. But the charm of the staff, the rooms, the property can compare to none.
The food is well deserved for the hotel and the warm community it serves. The chef, Michael Glatz is an award-winning chef who has been celebrated in all of the travel, fashion and food magazines. I was fortunate enough to have had him work for me for nine years and was totally delighted to find him settled here in Milford, Pennsylvania. His food is innovative, well-presented and delicious. His attention to detail is excellent and modern. The stylish presence of the Delmonico Room for dining is a beautiful palate for the food served there.
His Sushi Pizza in the Bar Louis is one of his signature creations and it is worth the drive alone just to sample this delight. And the art in the bar will treat your eyes. Be sure to look for the Christpoher Makos photograph of Andy Warhol giving John Lennon an peck on the cheek. Totally sophisticated.
The price is right and in line with other local restaurants although light years in advance of anything Milford has seen to date. For a great night's sleep this is the place to go. The mattresses are better than at home and dressed in Frette.
The combination of the food, the rooms and the town should make everyone drop what they are doing and go imediately. But call first...they are booked in advance for rooms and restaurant. When you go you'll understand why.
An absolutely gorgeous restoration in a spectacular region. The historic Fauchere is about the most perfect escape from NYC one could imagine. A spectacular renovation is just the beginning. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the bathroom gorgeous and the service friendly and unobtrusive. If you're looking for a getaway from NYC that is different than others you've taken, I strongly suggest the Delaware Water Gap region and a stay at the Fauchere. Oh ... the continental breakfast was great ... and eat dinner in the charming restaurant if you want a gourmet splurge. Totally worth the price.
A 5 Star Hotel/Dining Experience
If you are looking for a glamourous weekend getaway you can't do any better than a stay at the Hotel Fauchere. This impeccably restored hotel in MIlford features everything you would expect from luxury accomodations from Frette slippers and Kiehls products in the marble bathroom to flat-screen tvs and wireless internet in the bedrooms. Stepping into the lobby, you get the feeling of being tranported back in time. Original Hudson River School paintings line the walls, and beautifully restored original thick plank flooring lines the floor.
If you stay here, don't even think about skipping dinner. There is a $50 Prix Fixe menu that features items like Fois Gras with Maple Syrup, Cornish Game Hen, Rockfish, Frogs Legs and black pepper ice cream in berry soup.
The best part about this hotel? It's only about 90 minutes from Manhattan.
Wonderful! We're going back!
At last Milford has a first class hotel!
We live in New York City, and for years we've been going to Milford, PA to spend relaxing weekends and staying with friends who have a house there. Just this summer, the old Hotel Fauchere (which has been closed for 30 years) reopened after having been beautifully restored. So, on our last visit, instead of staying with our friends, we spent two nights at the Fauchere. It was nothing short of fantastic!!! We were thrilled.
The building itself is a lovely creamy-white Italianate structure with dark green shutters, built in the 1870s. You know as soon as you walk in the door and step into the broad center hall with its marble floor (original) and Hudson River School paintings on the walls that this is no ordinary hotel.
Our room was luxuriously appointed, with a flat-panel TV, a bottle of wine and bottled water (courtesy of the house) waiting for us on the table, fresh flowers, complimentary toiletries by Kiehl's, superb bed linens and a supremely comfortable mattress. And it's quiet! We slept soundly.
The restaurant, which is on the first floor, was first-rate. The food was excellent, and the young waiters and waitresses were friendly and reasonably prompt. Local people told us that the restaurant already has the reputation of being the best in town, and that certainly squares with our own experience.
The decor throughout is elegant and serene. Downstairs, the Bar Louis has a distinctly upscale, contemporary look and a warm atmosphere.
To be honest, we were enchanted. We expected to like ithe Fauchere from what we'd seen of the exterior on previous visits to Milford. But now we've fallen in love with it, and we're going back.
Best hotel in town
This is the newest,nicest and certainly most luxurious hotel in this wonderful town. It is an historic property which has been restored to its old glory. It has superb cuisine,a lovely garden,attentive staff and incredibly comfortable rooms.My favorites were the marble bathrooms and welcome gifts of wine,water and chocolates. Being from Manhattan it was nice being able to park my car and walk or bike every where in town.
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