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Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn
Ranked #5 of 15 Rhinebeck B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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“Truly vile.”
Reviewed 15 August 2010

A horrid dump. A travesty of hospitality. If you are staying in rooms 41-44, then you are being robbed. They are in a dingy, malodorous shack behind the main building, with banged-up furniture and dirty curtains. It smells and feels like a wet tent. Any renovation should begin with dynamite. Shame on the hotel for not disclosing these shortcomings to patrons seeking to experience (and paying for) the inn's vaunted history.

Close your eyes at breakfast and you'll think you're at a 7-11. Processed, packaged things wrapped in plastic. Cross any of the nearby streets for better cafes.

Any competition, if it existed, would clean their clock. Rhinebeck deserves better.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2010

Wonderful ambiance but the food was awful. My entree, the homemade porcini-stuffed ravioli, were overwhelmed in a thick, greasy, and tinny tomato sauce and were almost inedible. Very disappointing. You might go here for something simple like a burger, but don't waste your time or money if you're looking for a respectable chef or fine dining.

Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2010

Last fall I drove with my husband and and another couple to the Hudson River Valley . Besides being goergeous and having lots of places to see and be seen, we found the Beekman Arms. which is the oldest operating inn in the U.S. We could only spend one night but it was heaven. The service was excellente, the ambiance very picturesque and quaint. It has a very English feel and decor, very colonial and tasteful. We had dinner at one of their restaurants and the service was impecable, and the meal superb (having the Culinary Institue of America nearby must count for something). Regarding price it was fairly reasonable comparing other inns in the area. The town is very hospitable and pretty too. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, I would definitely like to go back and spend more time there.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

This hotel bills itself as "the oldest Inn in America". That may well be; it's old, tired, and in need of some significant renovation and redecorating. We stayed 2 nights, and we tried to stay out late so that we'd delay returning to the drab room. The room was actually fairly quiet, and it was clean. But it just wasn't a room we cared to spend time in. And there were ongoing problems with the cable TV reception, which might otherwise have been a welcomed distraction. They also had quite onerous cancellation policies. We had booked a room for two nights, and hadn't done our research in advance. After checking in and looking at the room, we thought we'd cancel the second night and find another place to stay. But we found out we would have been trapped into paying for the second night anyway, so we were a captive audience.

The continental breakfast that was included in the room rate was extremely mediocre, at best.

Again, it was clean and reasonably quiet. And we stayed in some wonderful B&B's during our trip in other locations in New York, so the Beekman would have had a hard time competing. To sum up, we'd recommend finding a nice B&B in the area instead of staying here.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

After spending a night in Newburgh we ended our tour of the Hudson Valley at the Beekman, and wow, what an ending. It's beautiful inside and out. We ended up in town on a Sunday, the main streets of town had sidewalk sales from the local businesses as well as from local artisans. There was also a farmer's market going on. What a great vibe in the town. After having lunch in one of the local restaurants and doing some shopping, we checked in early - our room was ready and was very cute&clean. When we walked to our room we had the chance to peek in some of the other rooms that were open - I guess before check-in they keep the room doors open. Super cute rooms! Ours was comfortable for one night, a bit small but there was enough room for the two of us. Happily, the room faced the main street which was nice and bustling - but not too loud. The bathroom was spacious.

In the morning we tried the continental breakfast and it was great - granola, fruit, yogurt, french toast, cereals, muffins, juice, coffee, etc. Constantly stocked too.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone, it was a great little stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Jose
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2010

Wei stayed at the Beekman Arms for four nights and found the staff very helpful and friendly. Our room was across from one George Washington had used, and we learned that Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton started their deadly argument in this inn and that FDR launched all of his political campaigns from the front porch. Since it dates back to 1766, it obviously shows some signs of age, but it''s well maintained and very comfortable. An adequate continental breakfast is included, and the downstairs tavern has good food and lots of atmosphere. With shops and other restaurants nearby and beatiful old houses all around, we found walks delightful. We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

My son and I stayed at the Beekman for one night on a visit to Bard College. The Inn offers a nice discount to the Bard community. We arrived on a rainy spring night to a fire blazing in the main lobby room. The staff was friendly and professional. Our room was on the second floor, very spacious, well-appointed, and clean, with two comfortable twin beds. In the morning we enjoyed breakfast (included in the price) in a sunny dining room - cereal, oj & coffee, though there were other choices as well. If you like historic New England, you will appreciate this hotel.
Rhinebeck itself is a pretty town with some good dining options. We had supper at the Bistro, located a few doors from the hotel. We would like to try the Terrapin and the Beekman Inn restaurant in the future. Also had a cup of coffee and some great cookies down the street at a bakery/wine bar/casual dining spot called Bread Alone, which was really humming early Sunday evening.
I had considered staying across the river in Kingston at a chain hotel. I was doubly glad that I didn't make that choice because the bridge was closed in the morning, which would have meant a major detour. Problably very unusual, but that's how it happened.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Property: Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn
Address: 6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1401
Region: United States > New York > Rhinebeck
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Rhinebeck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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