The Thayer Hotel is a Member oF "Historic Hotels of America". People need to consider this before reviewing things such as room size and amenities. Remember, they can't change things too much. There are restrictions that these establishments have to abide to.
Our room was comfortable and the size was adequate. We were located on the 4th floor overlooking the river and had a King bed. The room right next door was substantially smaller and had a queen. The linens were very nice and the bathroom was very clean. The coffee machine was in the bathroom -which I thought to be a poor choice--so I moved it. The hotel is on the campus of West Point Military Academy--and deffinitely has a military feel when inside. But that's why you come to West Point-right? There is no live entertainment-but there is a nice lounge w/comfy chairs and a gas fireplace for an evening coctail. The river view is just beautiful and serene.
We ate dinner in the main restaurant and enjoyed the seafood buffet-it was reasonably priced-and included jumbo shrimp cocktail, scallops, snow crab legs(byo-nut cracker-now you know) sushi and a few fish dishes. The desserts were also very good. The breakfast buffet was standard---very good coffee.
If you leave the campus- make sure to bring your ID w/ you-as you must show ID when entering again. The 1 hr bus tour of West Point was worth the $12-for a backround history of the area. Bring cash-they do not accept credit cards for the tours--they do however take-"gulp"-travelers checks--who knew they even still exhisted. The military museum is free of charge and was really more interesting than I thought it would be.
If you are in the area to experience West Point-then I would reccomend The Thayer-to get the Military feel. Some things are a little dated--the windows and doorways did remind me of my elemantary school days in the early 70's-a little updating there would make a nice difference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As one of the most unique addresses in the world, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been a celebrated part of American history since 1926. The Thayer Hotel at West Point consists of 151 luxurious guest rooms with 23 recently renovated executive suites and 10 elegant venues for meetings, weddings and special events. The Thayer Hotel offers a perfect home base for amazing group itineraries in the historic Hudson River Valley with a plethora of nearby attractions, cultural institutions, historical landmarks and award-winning dining options at MacArthur's Riverview Restaurant, General Patton's Tavern, and Zulu Time Rooftop Bar and Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thayer Hotel West Point