My wife and I travel frequently and when we do...we try to stay at a B/B instead of a hotel. This was our first trip to Croton-on-Hudson and the Alexander Hamilton House is a gem. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and Tom, the Innkeeper, met us at the kitchen door and told us where to park. Granted, parking spaces are at a premium...however, with some common courtesy there were no problems. We were greeted warmly and offered some fresh muffins that he had baked earlier in the day. Nestled right in the middle of a residential street it seemed like an odd location for a B/B...however, the place is truly interesting. The first floor contains a large enclosed porch and dining area adjacent to a large living room (complete with piano). The grounds are not large, but they are inviting. There is an in-ground pool and an outdoor chess set (pretty cool). You are a 10 minute walk into the town and there is plenty to see and do. If you are a bit more adventurous, a 15 minute walk puts you down along the Hudson River where the views are quite spectacular....however, the trip back up the hill is a bit daunting!
We booked the "Rose" room. When you arrive, Tom gives you a binder of information on the house, the room and the area. It was great to have all that info in one convenient location. Breakfast was fresh and wonderful. One morning was quiche along with fresh fruit and muffins, etc. The next was fresh pancakes and real maple syrup! The bed was comfortable and quiet. I will only make two comments....the rooms do not have central air....and the window unit was noisy...but not so much so that it interrupted our visit. The only other comment was that the bathroom for the room we had was across the hall. Granted, this was fully explained when I booked the room and the bathroom was for our private/exclusive use...however, on our next trip I will make sure we rent a room with a bathroom "en suite". The house was great. Tom was an excellent host and we were quite pleased with the time we spent there. Kudos to Alexander Hamilton House...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1889 Victorian House with 8 guest rooms. 5 rooms have working wood-burning fireplaces, 2 have two person whirlpool tubs. We serve a full breakfast, and accommodate people with special dietary needs. We've been in business over 20 years and are very knowledgeable about the area. Accessible by car or train, 15 minutes to Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, 30 minutes to West Point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alexander Hamilton House Hotel Croton On Hudson