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Hyatt Place Poughkeepsie, NY - REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Hyatt Place Poughkeepsie, NY - REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Jul 27, 20, 7:57 am
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Hyatt Place Poughkeepsie, NY - REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Didn't see this property listed in the archive, so I thought I would start a new thread.

This is a new (opened in July, 2019) build property on Route 9, about a 10 minute drive South from downtown Poughkeepsie. The campuses of Vassar and Marist Colleges are in the area, with the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.) a little further. It's nice to have a Hyatt option that higher up in the Hudson Valley than the Hyatt House in Fishkill. The property shares the lot with a large self-storage building, so the entrance off of Route 9 is a little past the hotel. If your are coming up Route 9 from Fishkill, there's a left turn cutout lane that you can use. If you are leaving and want to head North up Route 9, you have to go South a bit and then make a U-Turn in the provided cutout.

Being a new build, the room layout is different than the Amerisuites version. Other than the standard King and Double Queen rooms, there is a King Suite (explained to me to be corner rooms) and an extra large Double Queen Suite with a kitchen area and dining room table. I opted for the standard King on the top (4th) floor, facing away from Route 9.





The general layout of the new design has a larger bathroom with an enclosed sink and walk-in marble shower (with fire-hose water pressure). The small alcove with the wet bar and desk is missing, replaced by a long desk that runs from the living room area to the wardrobe closet opposite the foot of the bed. Under the desk is a very small mini-fridge and some drawers for clothing. There's an abundance of power ports throughout the room, which is nice. The other major difference is that the rooms all have uncarpeted laminate flooring with a rug in the living area. I didn't mind this at all.

The room was very quiet and there's a tall grove of evergreen trees outside of the parking lot that provides a nice view with privacy. This property also supports the mobile key locks, which is nice if you want to minimize contact with others (and key cards). A card is needed to insert into the reader in the room to activate the outlets and climate; any magnetized card should work; we used our H-Mart grocery card.

For COVID-19, housekeeping is limited to a few days a week; we had to order extra towels from the front desk which were quickly provided. Annoyingly, they only put one regular coffee pack in the room and didn't have any extras at the front desk. For breakfast, the cold breakfast options were packaged instant oatmeal and cold cereal boxes with wrapped green apples and bagels. There were also packets of peanut butter, jam, and butter. There's also a microwave that can be used. There were also milk, apple, and orange juice tanks with paper plates and wrapped cutlery packets. Plastic trays are also available to help carry items back up to the room. If you want a hot breakfast, you can ask for a pre-made order per person; one day was scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, and mixed potatoes. The next morning was waffles and bacon along with the eggs and potatoes, with a half-slice of marble bread.

We found the location to be a convenient base to make day trips to Beacon and Fishkill to the South and Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, and Hudson to the North. Woodstock is across the Hudson and about an hour's drive.

Overall, it's a nice and clean new property and the GM is pretty quick to answer emails. I wasn't too impressed with the on-site level of service from the staff on duty or the reduction of services, but would likely consider staying here again.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 8:44 am
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I would be curious to see some pics.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 8:54 am
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I grew up in the area and my parents live in Beacon. If at this hotel I highly recommend Walkway Over the Hudson which is right up Route 9 and is a beautiful pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River on an old railroad bridge.

Beacon, Cold Spring, New Paltz, and Rhinebeck are great cities/towns to visit in the area.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 9:15 am
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It's good to learn about this hotel. 3 or 4 years ago, we visited the Hudson Valley. I had a hard time finding a pleasant, affordable hotel, let alone one where I could use points. There is a lot to do in the area that makes a multi day stay worthwhile.
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Old Jul 27, 20, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
I would be curious to see some pics.
The photos off their website do a decent job of showing the rooms; looks like most of them were taken from the side facing Route 9 given the trees shown through the windows (which are about 3/4 of the floor height; it was nice to have a lot of light in the room and no annoying and loud a/c unit next to the bed).

I would be interested if someone in the future could post a review of either the King (Corner) or extra large Double Queen suites as the photos are lacking for those.

Originally Posted by River in Sight View Post
If at this hotel I highly recommend Walkway Over the Hudson which is right up Route 9 and is a beautiful pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River on an old railroad bridge.
We street parked (free) on the Highland (West) side and walked to the Poughkeepsie side and back. I believe there's better parking on that side and the restrooms at the old train station at the start of the walkway were very clean and well-maintained.

Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
It's good to learn about this hotel. 3 or 4 years ago, we visited the Hudson Valley. I had a hard time finding a pleasant, affordable hotel, let alone one where I could use points. There is a lot to do in the area that makes a multi day stay worthwhile.
Our original reservation was for the Hyatt House in Fishkill, which, as you may remember, is in an industrial area with a Sam's Club and WalMart across the street and a bunch of other hotels and fast food next to it. While it would have been nice to have a full fridge and dining table, I liked being further up North and also in a new build hotel. The other chains in the area that I saw were Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Holiday Inn Express.
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
We street parked (free) on the Highland (West) side and walked to the Poughkeepsie side and back. I believe there's better parking on that side and the restrooms at the old train station at the start of the walkway were very clean and well-maintained.
Just to clarify, the hotel is or is not charging for parking?

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Parking at the Hyatt Place is free and there are an ample number of spaces in front of and behind the property.

Paid parking may be applicable to those wanting to drive to and then access the Walkway Across the Hudson.
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