by Traci L. Suppa
Fans of Hilton’s Garden Inn brand won’t be disappointed in this bright and modern property located conveniently at the intersection of Interstate 84 and State Route 9 in southern Dutchess County. The hotel is a good home base, from which to explore the cultural, historic, and natural attractions of the mid-Hudson Valley, such as the DIA: Beacon modern art museum, the Walkway Over the Hudson, and the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball stadium. It’s also a good choice for families visiting colleges in the area, including Vassar, Marist and the Culinary Institute of America.
There are two room choices: one king bed or two queen beds. Every room has a microwave and refrigerator, flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and free Wi-Fi.
Additional amenities and guest perks include an indoor pool with a hot tub, fitness center, a 24/7 convenience store, and a bar serving complimentary appetizers during happy hour. The property is within walking distance of several family-friendly restaurants, including Ruby Tuesday’s, Pizza Hut and Boston Market.
Our Editor Loves
- Suburban location near colleges and attractions
- Indoor pool
- "Family Fun" packages available
- Water Parks
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Recent business had me traveling from Adirondacks to New York City. Fishkill was an easy stop to take a break and avoid NYC traffic. Always like Garden Inn, great beds, service and value! The restaurant has a great chef, always willing to make my breakfast to order, and great attitude. Likewise the housekeeping staff!
We were in the area for a wedding, so we were traveling with several people. We were the only ones on the 2nd floor. From the minute we got off the elevator on the 2nd floor we were met with an overwhelming smell of paint. Almost every room on the floor had a sticker on it that read "fresh paint, do not touch." Our room was the last one at the end of the hallway. Ours and the one across the hall are the only ones that didn't have those stickers. Needless to say - it was a bit unsettling to stay for 48 hours in that environment. The real issue is - this wasn't the biggest problem with the weekend.
We left early Sunday morning as we had a flight out of LGA and had about a 90 minute drive. When we arrived at the airport and were taking out our toiletries etc. at the security check point my wife realized she left her $350 make-up bag full of nearly $500 worth of make-up on the vanity in the bathroom. As soon as we got through security at LGA (approx. 2 hours after we had checked out of the hotel) we called the hotel to notify them. They said, they'd call us back when housekeeping went in to clean the room. We never got a call back. We called back the next day, the front desk person said they had not heard of this but would check and call us back. No call back. We called again the following day and insisted on speaking with a manager. Finally when we got someone on the phone who could address this topic we were told "Nothing was found, nothing was turned into lost and found, and the person who cleaned the room is extremely trust worthy." The thing that is most unsettling about this is there was no REMORSE. No apology, no offer to make it right. We lost $850 worth of items in a room we paid $220 for the entire weekend.
There are two Marriott's next door. Trust me and stay at the Courtyard or Springhill (our other friends that stayed there had much better experiences.)