$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 26, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

Garden Plaza Hotel Kingston

3 stars
503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
31 reviews
Great Hotel

This hotel was great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it is a NON-SMOKING... See full review

  • Deb428
  • Aug 24, 2014
A surprise

We drove up to the hotel and my heart just sank. It was in the middle of extensive remodeling which... See full review

  • nansterj
  • Jul 7, 2013
Welcome to the Garden Plaza Hotel, Kingston, NY formerly the Holiday Inn. Located in the Hudson River Valley region of New York State, the picturesque beauty of the Catskill Mountains surrounds our hotel. Centered between Albany and New York City, this Kingston hotel is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-87) at exit 19. Leisure guests should know that activities change with the season, ensuring there is always something new to do near our lodging. The Catskills offer hiking and tubing in the summer and spring, county fairs and apple picking in the fall and skiing during the winter. We're the perfect pet-friendly hotel for guests participating in the Horse Shows in the Sun in Saugerties. Business travelers trekking between New York and Albany often seek lodging at our Catskills hotel and enjoy the calm, scenic atmosphere. The 24-hour Business Center and free Wi-Fi access are at your disposal as you work. We have a ballroom and a boardroom for your next corporate event, and an indoor courtyard for more casual social gatherings. Enjoy hiking, biking and sightseeing in this historic Hudson River Valley region.
We currently are undergoing an extensive renovation of the property. This summer we focused on the exterior of the building and soon will start some of the interior public areas. We anticipate the renovation to take an entire year encompassing all public areas, restaurant, bar, pool, fitness center, business center, conference facility, guest rooms, as well as the exterior of the hotel including the grounds.
The hotel will continue to be operated by the same management team and staff dedicated to providing superior service to all our guests. During this transition, all of our guests will be provided with a complimentary continental breakfast from 7am to 10am. We will continue to offer all of our regular services but may relocate and temporarily operate in alternate locations due to the construction process. Sleeping room renovations will begin later this fall and continue into next spring.
Pool, Fitness and Game Room are currently closed for renovation and are scheduled to reopen in mid-February 2015.

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Garden Plaza Hotel Kingston Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE QUEEN
Double Queen Non Smoking. Features 2 queen size beds with triple sheeting and four pillows each, work space, high speed wireless internet access, 42 inch flat screen TV, expanded cable with HBO, Microwave,and fridge available in select rooms.
STANDARD - QUEEN
Queen Non Smoking. Deluxe queen bed, triple sheeting and 4 pillows, Easy chair and ottoman, Ergonomic chair and work desk, high speed wireless internet access, 42 inch flat screen TV. Expanded cable with HBO, Microwave and fridge and in select rooms.
STANDARD - KING
King Non Smoking. Deluxe king bed, triple sheeting and 4 pillows, Ergonomic chair and work desk, high speed wireless internet access, 42 inch flat screen TV. Expanded cable with HBO, Microwave, fridge and sofa beds.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

Louie's Restaurant
Open for dinner daily 5pm-10pm

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
There is ballroom and a boardroom for corporate events, and an indoor courtyard for more casual social gatherings.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for Garden Plaza Hotel Kingston

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lorimac3
Business
new york, ny
Oct 18, 2014

nice but room temp inadequate

Overall, decent room. complaints are that the tv was fuzzy, air conditioner did not work properly, and noisy from renovations. pluses are the breakfast was varied and staff are nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AZ to NY traveler
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Sep 1, 2014

Downgrade result of renovation-in-progress

The location was great for the event we were attending. Right off the NY thruway exit. The hotel was recently purchased and undergoing a major renovation, which is a good thing! However, that was not mentioned in the hotel info prior to booking. Everything is old and very worn out and the smoke smell is impossible to remove with just cleaning. It is also pet-friendly. I love pets, but not when it's a large barking dog in the room next to me! Justifying the cost of this hotel is very difficult. Perhaps it will be a 3 star after remodel, but definitely only a 2 in its current state.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deb428
Business
Long Island, New York
Aug 24, 2014

Great Hotel

This hotel was great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it is a NON-SMOKING facility. I did not know that when booking. There are renovations going on but it wasn't a problem. The complimentary breakfast was very nice, with the exception of the bagels (I'm from Long Island so maybe the bagels are fine). The place was very clean. Watch the outlets though. I stayed with a master electrician and he noticed right away that some of the outlets aren't safe. The pool looked clean but was closed by the time we checked in (10 pm). The beds were comfortable and the shower was nice. No problems with hot water. The only reason I won't stay here again is ONLY because of the NO SMOKING.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Great location if you want to go to the Dutchess county fair and/or the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travelling to PA
Business
Windham, Maine
Apr 28, 2014

Disappointing stay

This hotel was promoted as 3-stars but deserved two at best. It was undergoing a major remodel and very torn up from the lobby and adjacent hallways to the dining area and common spaces. The room was very ordinary and outdated. The flowers in the pots outside had died 5 months ago and never been cleaned up. This needs some serious work to get 3-stars!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Garden Plaza Hotel Kingston

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveler in Kingston
Business
Kingston, NY
Oct 14, 2013

Kingston Night

The building was shabby including hallways, room, furnishings, bedding, and bathroom, et al. The staff at checkin was fine, but the staff at checkout was very anxious because he had more than one person to contend with. The bathroom was unclean including shower walls, vanity, and toilet. I closed my eyes in the shower, and while brushing my teeth. The two beds were made up well, but again shabbily. Overall, my experience was poor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
margot
Business
New Jersey, USA
Aug 28, 2013

very expensive hotel with very little to offer

at 200 dollars a night, one might expect something quite a bit better than this hotel. though close to the wedding we were attending, it had nothing else going for it. paper thin walls, dirty carpets and construction added to our overall dismay over our choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nansterj
Business
Fairmont, west virginia
Jul 7, 2013

A surprise

We drove up to the hotel and my heart just sank. It was in the middle of extensive remodeling which might be great for future guests but not me. Instead, we found everything to really be in place. The atrium courtyard was safe and the pool provided a lot of fun for the grandchildren. It was very hot this past weekend so we were happy to have some space to do things inside with them as they are very young. The staff was very helpful and we found the location to be good. It is quiet but near enough to everything and literally a skip away from the Thruway. It was not luxurious but it had everything a family needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

A great Italian restaurant in town. We also ate at a Ruby Tuesdays which was typical of its type but not bad.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nansterj
Business
Fairmont, west virginia
Jul 7, 2013

A nice experience for the money

As we drove up my heart sank. The motel is having extenisve remodeling so I was afraid what might be great for future sustomers was not going to be for us. I was mistaken. It was quite nice inside (there were some inconveniences but they did not effect our comfort) and provided lots of safe room for our very young grandchildren.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a nice Italian restaurant in town.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
lotsofcloth
Business
southeast
Jun 30, 2013

Disappointing

First off, the hotel listing didn't say that it's in the middle of a large renovation. The high rates in no way indicate the current condition of the hotel. Photos make it look like the rooms are spacious and updated, and neither is true. The room was small and cramped (2 double beds). The sink had cracks. It all looks like it needs updating. The room had no desk, unlike the photos. The towels were very thin. The "full", "hot" breakfast was scrambled eggs which had been sitting too long & were very dry, potatoes, 2 varieties of little boxes of cereal, one type of juice, and some grocery-store Hostess-type donuts, along with toast and English muffins. Of the 3 bananas we tried, all had large bad spots. Things were either dried out or stale to the point where my almost-teenaged son wouldn't eat. Hotel walls were paper thin, so you can hear everything happening in all rooms around you. The staff was nice and check-in was easy and the hotel is very close to the interstate. Overall, for the price, this was a huge disappointment, and far more like the budget hotels than a three-star establishment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnny CD
Business
NY, NY
Feb 3, 2013

Entrance to Catskills

Holiday Inn in Kingston is an older full service hotel with the "Holidome" concept. There is a pool, hot tub, video game area and tables and chairs for people to enjoy. Remember the chlorine smell from those family vacations of yesteryear? Well the Holidome will take you right back. It has an excellent location of I-87 to the entrance of the Catskills. The rooms are great, new furniture and soft goods. The hallways could use work. The dinner is suprisingly much better than typical Holiday Inn fare. Try the sirloin! To conclude, its a great family hotel with a fabulous location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Town of Woodstock or Downtown Kingston

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