16 Raceway Road, Monticello, NY 12701-1109
Phone: 845/796-4000   |   Fax: 845/796-4072   |   62 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Enjoy convenient access to the Monticello Raceway, the Holiday Mountain Ski area and the beautiful Catskill Mountains while staying at this full-service Monticello hotel.

Situated in the foothills of the scenic Catskill Mountains, the BEST WESTERN Monticello is a full-service hotel offering comfortable accommodations, a convenient location and friendly customer service. Situated in southern New York, this Monticello Village hotel features 62 well-appointed guest rooms, each complete with cable satellite television with HBO® and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy a variety of hotel amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool hot tub, steam room, game room, full business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 100 guests.

The BEST WESTERN Monticello is conveniently located less than one mile from several local attractions including the Monticello Raceway, across the street, the Government Center and the Mighty M. Gaming/Racino. During winter months, spend the day skiing at Holiday Mountain or play a round of golf at one of several local courses in the spring and summer. Other outdoor activities include tennis, deer hunting and water sports on White Lake, just six miles away. Guests will also enjoy touring the Bethel Woods Art Center & Museum or taking a quick day trip to nearby Bethel and Middletown to go skydiving or hot air ballooning. The Monticello area also hosts several events including music festivals, baseball tournaments, golf tournaments, debate tournaments and the annual Jeep Jamboree.

The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Monticello is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Monticello, New York. Make a reservation today and save!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items. Served from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Indoor pool is now open. Renovations completed.
  • Steam room -sauna
  • Hot tub -Whirlpool room
  • Game room
  • Conference facilities
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services, before 10:00 a.m.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Panoramic view across racetrack
  • Adults/kids aged 12 years and over extra charge of $10 will apply
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking, outdoor
  • Truck/RV parking available
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Interior corridor
  • Banquet facilities
  • High-speed Internet access


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western monticello in Monticello.


Conveniently located, the best western monticello in Monticello, New York is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.663035  /  Latitude: -74.703045


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: New York. Take Highway 87 North, get off at Exit 16 (Harriman) go to Highway 17 West, get off at Exit 104. Turn left at the light, then make a right at the blinking light.The BEST WESTERN Monticello is on your left.

From: Binghamton. Take Route 17 East to Exit 104, go past the light and turn right at the blinking light. The BEST WESTERN Monticello is on your left.

From: Hartford/New Haven, CT. Take Interstate 84 West to Highway 4 West.Then take Highway 17 West (which in the future will be Interstate 86) to Exit 104.Turn left at the stoplight, then make a right at the blinking light. The BEST WESTERN Monticello is on your left.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Established in 2006, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a 2,000-acre campus set in New York’s Catskill region – just south of Catskill Park near Monticello. The site of the famed 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the center features an outdoor performing arts venue, indoor gallery, and the Museum at Bethel Woods.

Known locally as the Bethel Woods Woodstock Museum, the museum showcases both Woodstock and exhibits the events of the 1960s. The Bethel Woods Center also hosts the annual Harvest Festival, plus large concerts held throughout the year.

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

Established in 1970, the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts – known locally as French Woods Camp – is a summer camp focusing on the performing arts for children. Set in central New York’s Catskill region, French Woods neighbors Catskills Park and Monticello.

Set on Sand Pond, French Woods features 12-week programs in programs in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, horseback riding, and even skateboarding. Famed alumni include Glenn Howerton, Jon Favreau, and Zooey Deschanel.

Kutshers Golf Course

Book a tee time at the Kutshers Country Club Golf Course before you visit Monticello – it's sure to fill up quickly. As one of the top golf destinations in all of New York, Kutshers Country Club Golf Course is open to the public. Any visit to the Catskills deserves a round of exemplary golf at Kutshers. 

Designed by William F. Mitchell, the Kutshers Golf Course features a slope rating of 126, with 7,001 yards of playable length – from the back tees, of course. Kutshers Golf Course opened in 1907, is a par-71, and has a stunning 18-hole layout, sure to make it worth your visit.

Monticello Casino & Raceway

Dubbed the Mighty M, the Monticello Casino & Raceway is a 40,000-square-foot casino located in Monticello – set in the Catskills Region of southeastern New York. A member of the New York Gaming Association, the Monticello Casino is open daily, and referred to as a “racino.”

Monticello Casino guests are encouraged to check out the Lava Lounge, grab dinner at The Terrace restaurant, or catch live entertainment at HYPE! Established in 1958, the ½ mile, onsite oval racetrack features daily afternoon races.

Monticello Motor Club

The former Monticello Airport site, the Monticello Motor Club is located in Monticello – and set in southeastern New York’s Catskills Region. Home to a four-mile asphalt track, the Monticello Motor Club is both an automotive resort and private racetrack.

Covering 175 acres, the Monticello Motor Club track features 1.5 miles of straights, 450 feet of elevation change, and 22 different turns. MMC features driving programs, rental opportunities, and special events from April through November.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.25 mile(s) from Monticello Raceway, located across the street
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Government Center
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Mighty M. Gaming/Racino, Monticello
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Forestburgh Playhouse
  • 6.00 mile(s) from White Lake
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Swan Lake
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Woodstock, Bethel
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Appolo Outlet Mall
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Galleria Mall, Middletown

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Middletown, NY
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Harris C. Catskill Regional Medical Center
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Sullivan County College, Loch Sheldrke

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 3.00 mile(s) from tennis
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Hunting
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Kutsher's Country Club
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Concord Resort and Golf Club
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Holiday Mountain ski area
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Forestburgh Country Club
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Tarry Brae Golf Course, South Fallsburg
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Grossinger Country Club, Liberty
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Swan Lake Golf and Country Club
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Villa Roma Country Club, Callicoon
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.09 mile(s) from Colosseo Pizza Restaurant
  • 0.11 mile(s) from Tilly's 50's Diner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Carpenito's Italian Restaurant
  • 0.75 mile(s) from House of Lyon's Restaurant
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Several restaurants
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Blue Horizon Diner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Mr. Willy's Restaurant
  • 8.00 mile(s) from The Dodge Inn, oldest steakhouse restaurant


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Monticello. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2015

April 12, 2015
Babies in the Barn

Take the kids to see and pet the newly born farm animals at this Callicoon Center event near Monticello.

April 17 - 19, 2015
Empire State Performance Rally

This car performance rally tear through 100 miles of Catskill tarmac. The starting line is at Rock Hill near Monticello.

May 2015

May 16, 2015
2015 Gardiner Cupcake Festival

A day of live music, local food, shopping, art and craft vendors, raffles, kids' activities, cupcake contests, and, of course, lots of yummy cupcakes. Hosted at Wright's Farm at 6 p.m.

May 20 - September 6, 2015
2015 HITS-On-Hudson

Olympic-style equestrian show – featuring the country's best riders and horses competing for prize money and ribbons every weekend from May until September in Saugerties.

May 23-25, 2015
2015 Woodstock/New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair SPRING SHOW

A juried crafts fair with over 300 artists and craftspeople including furniture, specialty foods, and health care products. The event is hosted at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.

June 2015

June 12 - 14, 2015
Taste of County Music Festival

Hunter Mountain near Kingston throws this country music bash that features the likes of Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban.

June 13, 2015
Greene County Classic

Windham Mountain near Kingston hosts this stop of the Great American Cycling Series. See this one-day race through the Catskills.

July 2015

July 16 - 19, 2015
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

This 4 day outdoor music festival near West Coxsackie offers entertainment, workshops, jam sessions, food, and more.

July 4 & September 5, 2015
2015 Belleayre Music Festival

World class performers in a beautiful Catskill Mountain setting.

July 18 & 19, 2015
2015 Rosendale Street Festival

A family-friendly festival along Main Street featuring the best bands of the Hudson Valley.

July 2015

July 29 - August 2, 2015
6th Annual Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

A five-day festival celebrating the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace, and artistic expression. The event is hosted at various venues in Phoenicia at various times.

July 18 & 19, 2015
2015 Shandaken Artist Studio Tour

Explore over 30 working artists' studios clustered in tiny hamlets and up country roads. Grand opening of Catskill Interpretive Center Sculpture Park in Mt. Tremper, with an exhibition at the Emerson Gallery. Saturday at The Arts Upstairs, enjoy a "Meet the Artists" feast.

July 28 - August 2, 2015
2015 Ulster County Fair

A family-friendly event promoting local agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, and good old-fashioned fun. The event is hosted at Ulster County Fairgrounds.

August 2015

August 15 - 17, 2015
11th Annual Hudson Valley Rib Fest

Bagpipes, food, music, step dancing, Ceili dancing, craft demonstrations, storytelling, authentic Celtic products, entertainment and more. The event is at TR Gallo Park at various times.

September 2015

September 5-7, 2015
2015 Woodstock/New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair FALL SHOW

The fall version of the annual festival – a juried crafts fair with over 300 artists and craftspeople including furniture, specialty foods and health care products. The event is hosted at Ultster County Fairgrounds.

September 7, 2015
2015 Hooley of the Hudson Irish Festival

Hosted at TR Gallo Park, this event features bag pipe performances, food, dancing, crafts, Celtic products, and plenty of entertainment. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

September 13, 2015
2015 Taste of New Paltz

Experience authentic Hudson Valley food, wine, and beer tastings at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. The event begins at 11 a.m.

September 26 & 27, 2015
2015 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Join Saugerties residents as they enjoy two days worth of garlic food, crafts, live music, chef and farmer lectures, children's activities, and more. The event starts at 10 a.m. each day.

September 30 - October 4, 2015
2015 Woodstock Film Festival

Hosted at various venues throughout Woodstock, this event sees a week's worth of world-class film screenings, concerts, parties, and plenty of informative panels. Don't the miss celebrity appearances by Paul Rudd, Daniel-Day Lewis, and Uma Thurman. Event start times vary.

September 18-20, 2015
2015 Woodstock Comedy Festival

Celebrate the arts, crafts, foods, spirits, music and all that make the Hudson Valley so special. Walk the trail that leads to Walkway Over the Hudson and visit the many regional vendors.

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