Poughkeepsie, New York is in the heart of historic Dutchess County, and the attractive 200-room Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel provides the perfect location from which to discover the area's many attractions.
In November 2009, Edward and I attended classes at The Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York, and since the school does not have accommodations, we needed to find a hotel that would not only be convenient to commuting to the school each morning, we were also looking for a hotel that would be centrally located to allow us to discover the many historic sights of Dutchess County in the afternoons after our classes.
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
The Dutchess County region is a rich historical treasure chest, and the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, located only 7-minutes from Hyde Park, allowed us to maximize our free time between classes to visit the birthplace and former home of Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the 32nd President of the United States: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; as well as visit many of the lavishly luxurious Gilded Aged mansions including the home of inventor and painter, Samuel B, Morse, Locust Grove; the 79-room exquisite Mills Mansion that was the former home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingstone Mills; and the opulent 54-room Vanderbilt Mansion that was the former home of Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt.
Poughkeepsie Grand Reception
In a time when guests are looking for extra value as well as pampering, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel delivers both and takes service and hospitality to the next level by offering guests more for their money with complimentary guest parking in their covered parking garage, complimentary wireless Internet, and a complimentary well-equipped Business Center that was perfect for quickly checking our email after a long day of school at The Culinary Institute of America.
Poughkeepsie Grand Lobby
Our spacious guestroom featured a four-poster king bed that was attractively dressed and flanked by nightstands on either side of the bed with a telephone on one, and an alarm clock on the other, a large desk and chair, a round table with comfortable chair, a large television on a long chest of drawers, and discretely hidden inside an armoire there was a microwave and mini-refrigerator.
The bathroom featured a combination tub and shower, and the ample vanity held a selection of amenities as well as a coffeemaker and a hairdryer. The large closet held extra pillows, robes, and an iron and ironing board.
Other hotel amenities include the Market Street Bar, and the delicious complimentary breakfast buffet served in the dining room which features a large selection of cold items including a variety of cereals, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, bagels and assorted pastries, hot items that included French toast, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage, as well as an omelet station where the chef was creating made-to-order omelets. When it comes to guest satisfaction, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel goes the extra mile.
Market Street Bar
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Please read other articles on Dutchess County in the Destinations, Gastronomy, Restaurants, and Chefs' Recipes sections.
For information on Dutchess County, please visit the website: www.DutchessTourism.com, or call them at: +1-845-463-4000 or Toll-free in the United States at 1-800-445-3131.
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