Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn
Travel Blogs from Rhinebeck
We had a beautiful warm summer day to do a 50 mile cruise down a section of the Hudson River. The Catskill Mountains were in our western view most of the way. We took on about 120 gallons of Valvtech Diesel about halfway. While swimming in the refreshing pool we met a nice couple on the Rainbow Connection from Coxackie NY. They brought us fresh made brownies and pleasant conversation after dinner. ...
... You can easily spend the day. Saw huge Vanderbilt mansion driving on to Salem witch museum. Long 4 hour drive. Boston tomorrow! LJ
FDR's home and presidential library had numerous unique artifacts relating to the Roosevelt's life; that were well presented, and very extraordinary. I hope to return some day and see the rest of the interesting buildings on the Roosevelt estate. PJ
We started off by meeting at the gas station this morning between Concord and St Johnsbury, Vermont. I led the way onto I 93 South trying to make our way to I 91 South, but apparently you have to go North on I 93, so after 40 kms, we realized we were headed South East instead of the desired South Westerly direction of choice. We rode to Plymouth and had a late breakfast and then crossed on hwy 25 and 25 A ...
Left Croton on Hudson at 10:00 AM. Kathy, Kevin and Cheryl went up the river while Paul took Kathy's car and drove to Kingston. On the river we passed some beautiful homes and landscapes. Passed by West Point with all of its many building. Saw several small light houses on the upper section of the river. Spending the night at the Kingston Municipal ...
Wow, what a crazy two weeks! For starters the saying that a day at camp is like a week in the real world couldn't be more true. It feels like I've been here already for a month not half that! Arriving at Kenmont/Kenwood camp I had no expectations and I'm certainly glad about that because if I'd known about the intense training week I'm not sure if I would've turned up. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn Rhinebeck
I was extremely disappointed with the room. It was not cozy or charming. It felt like a roadside hotel room with a fireplace. The grounds were pretty and the town was charming, but the courtyard rooms were not what we expected. The check in building- the Beekman Arms- seemed to have much more potential. We were just very disappointed about what we got for the rate we paid.
Liked it a lot
I can't believe the rotten reviews this B&B has received. We loved it. The room was very cute. It was spacious, graciously decorated and warmly appealing. On this warm day in August the room air conditioner worked very efficiently. The breakfast was so-so but it is only advertised as a continental breakfast.
HORRIBLE WASTE OF MONEY!!! Extremely rude staff!!
HORRIBLE WASTE OF MONEY!!!
Staff was down right rude! unhelpful, and stuck up.
Our nearly $200 a night room was located in front of an enormous air conditioner that went on and off all night! We were unable to change our room according to the staff.
We were extremely disappointed with our stay we wrote a letter of complaint and vowed never to return.
Perfect location & charm
I used to live in the rhinebeck area; I am a graduate of the CIA. When I returned to the area to get married, I stayed here with all my family and friends and my two dogs! I have never stayed at such a lovely hotel (it's not a B&B - it's too large) that catered to pets. So, the breakfast is poor - go out in the town for a walk. The staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable and the location is in the center of rhinebeck. I love it.
The Beekman Arms was a sheer disppointment. The staf was incredibly unfriendly and non-helpful. The lights/electric went out in our Gables room only by using the hair dryer. We notified the staff of the issue and they truly made us feel like we did something wrong. For $250.00 plus for a weekend, one would expect more than what we experienced not to mention the boxed cake continental breakfast.
We recently returned for our second trip to the Beekman Arms. Our perfect little getaway ended on a very sad note. Someone on the staff stole a very expensive pair of my wifes pants from our room!! We are currently trying to resolve the issue with management, so we will keep you updated.
We took care of this incident within a couple of weeks of the report.
It is the policy of the Inn when guest leave items behind that we will mail them back as a
Courtesy to our guest, at the expense of the hotel.
Not a cozy B&B - leaves a lot to be desired.
Not a cozy B&B like we expected. The breakfast was definitely not the same standard as other B&B's that we hav stayed at - the coffee cake was out of a grocery store box, stale cereal, etc. The location is the only good part.
The Beekman Arms fell way below our expectations-we did not feel we were having a "special getaway":
Staff was neither welcoming nor helpful. Very basic complimentary continental breakfast. Noisy room with low ceiling Located on main street of Rhinebeck village No tea/coffee with cookies in afternoon No bed turndown with a treat No boardgames Slow checkout process (no pre-printing of bill)
Delamater Inn/Beekman Arms
Stayed 1 night at the Delamater. Room looked nice, but wasn't. Air conditioner was extremely loud and not very cool, water dripped, bed wasn't comfortable, several light bulbs were burnt out, breakfast was very poor. Poor attitude. The nice part was the dinner at the inn. It was superb. Advice, eat dinner, but don't sleep there. The inn and the restaurant are run as 2 separate businesses.
Great little village
So much to see and do and so picturesque. Stayed at Beekman Arms ancillary motel (we are not the B&B types, do not like old&creaky, but the restaurant there is top notch) must see home of FDR and you must eat at CIA - have tried both the American Bounty and Katerina Di Medici - the "Eveready Diner" on Route 9 in Hyde Park just below Rhinebeck was great for more casual fare - really very good food and varied menu. Also visited Storm King Art Center - try to go on a day when there are tours - hard to walk this as it is so large but very impressive - great Calders; took a boat ride from Kingston on the Hudson - scenery is fabulous, on way back to NYC or PHILA, do not miss Kykuit - Rockefeller estate, also, take the scenic drive around Bear Mountain and West Point for great views and some pullovers on the road of the majestic Hudson. Vanderbilt Mansion is good to visit also. We toured Montgomery Mansion also - lovely grounds but could miss this one if you are pressed for time. Village of Rhinebeck has great little ice cream parlors and retro-feel comfort food restaurants. Fun time for all ages.