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! Enjoy your stay!


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.

Catskill Park

NY Attractions

Catskill Park

Recreational enthusiasts have a variety of options in New York's Catskills.

Catskill Park encompasses 700,000 acres in the beautiful Catskill Mountains – just northwest from the New York City metro area. This massive park is contained in Delaware, Sullivan, Greene, and Ulster counties, and operated by the New York Forest Preserve.

Welcoming .5 million annual visitors, Catskills park is ideal for hunting, water recreation on Ashokan Reservoir and Schoharie Reservoir, and hiking up the Slide Mountain – the highest point in the park.

The park also features wildlife viewing, skiing, and learning areas like the Catskill Interpretive Center.

When established in 1885, the borders were drawn on a map with blue ink – later known as the Blue Line. The park, comprised of public and private lands, including the Catskill Forest Preserve state land of 300,000 acres.

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

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:

May 2016

Late May through Early September, 2016
2016 HITS-On-Hudson

Olympic-style equestrian shows all summer long at Cantine Memorial Field, with the HITS Championship Week to finish it off in September. Check the schedule and reserve your seats today. 

May 28-30, 2016
2016 Woodstock/New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair SPRING SHOW

The Ulster County Fairgrounds are set to host over 200 talented local and regional artists and craftspeople, showcasing a variety of handcrafted furniture, specialty foods, and more, alongside live music. It all gets underway at 10 a.m.

TBA May, 2016
2016 WWII Living History, USO Show, Bivouac & Memorial Day Events

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum with tons of fun-filled, educational activities. More details are TBA. Check the museum schedule for more details.

June 2016

June 3-5, 2016
2016 Country Living Fair: Rhinebeck

A favorite annual festival among Rhinebeck residents, featuring three days of unique shopping, informative seminars, tasty food, and meet-and-greets with the "Country Living" editors. It all gets underway at 10 a.m.

June 26, 2016
2016 Discover Hudson Valley Ride

Calling all cyclists, register today for the Discover Hudson Valley Ride, set to trek across the beautiful Hudson River Valley through five different routes. All routes begin and end in Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. Start times vary.

June 10-12, 2016
2016 Queen City Pride

Celebrate diversity and culture with Poughkeepsie residents this summer. There will be tons of festivities, attractions, entertainment, and more. Check the festival itinerary for more information on event locales and times.

June 10-12, 2016
2016 GoodGuys Car Show

The Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck is just about set to host the Goodguys East Coast Nationals and Car Show. Classic car owners are encouraged to show off their wheels, while auto buffs are invited to check out the digs. 

June 11 & 12, 2016
2016 First Air Shows of the Season

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome opens for its exciting summer season with two days of air shows. After that, there will be History of Flight Air Shows and WWI Air Shows all summer long. Check it out during your visit to the Hudson River Valley.

June 11 & 12, 2016
2016 Walkway Marathon

Celebrate fitness and health this summer at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and surrounding areas. Register today for either the Treetops to Rooftops 5K, Think Differently Dash, or Walkway Marathon, and don't forget to check out the expo.

July 2016

July 8-10, 2016
2016 Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival

Check the dazzling hot air balloon flights set to lift off this summer at the Migliorelli Farm in Red Hook. There's sure to be plenty of food, fun, and other festivities. It all gets underway at noon each day.

July 23, 2016
3rd Annual Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival

Tons of fun is scheduled for this summer at the HRRA Community Boathouse in Poughkeepsie. Come for the races, stay for the festival fun.

August 2016

August 2-7, 2016
2016 Ulster County Fair

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

August 2-7, 2016
7th 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 throughout Phoenicia. Start times vary by location.

August 2016

August 19-21, 2016
12th Annual Hudson Valley Rib Fest

A Kansas City Barbecue Society Contest, food vendors, plenty of live entertainment, grilling and cooking demonstrations, and tons of kids' activities, all at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, starting at 5 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

August 5-7, 2016
2016 Wassaic Summer Festival

The Maxon Mills in Wassaic hosts three full days of art, music, dance, and tons more cultural festivities this summer. The festival is free – don't miss out!

August 21, 2016
2016 Jazz in the Valley

Cool off this summer at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie with sounds of smooth jazz. Featured performers include Randy Weston, Javon Jackson, and Jimmy Cobb. It all kicks off at noon.

August 23-28, 2016
2016 Dutchess County Fairgrounds

Classic county fair festivities and activities are scheduled to hit the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this summer. Don't miss the Midway rides, animal expos, delicous food, live entertainment, and more.

September 2016

September 3-5, 2016
2016 Woodstock/New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair FALL SHOW

The fall version of the annual festival – a juried crafts fair with over 200 artists and craftspeople showcasing a variety of furniture, specialty foods, and health care products, alongside live music. The event is hosted at the Ultster County Fairgrounds, starting at 10 a.m.

September 4, 2016
2016 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 10 & 11, 2016
2016 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Come get a true taste of the Hudson Valley, as the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck comes alive with some of the best locally crafted wines and dishes. Grab your passes today.

September 3 & 4, 2016
2016 Art Studio Views Tour

This Labor Day Weekend, enjoy the collections of fine art showcased throughout the Hudson Valley. Many artists will open their studios up for free tours the whole weekend. Check the schedules and find out the art's at.

October 2016

October 1 & 2, 2016
2016 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Join Saugerties residents at Cantine Field 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.

October 13-16, 2016
2016 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.

October 7-9, 2016
7th Annual O+ Festival

Kingston's Historic Uptown District is the place to be this October, as various venues flood with an array of live bands, visual performances, flim screenings, and more, "Bartering the Art of Medicine for the Medicine of Arts." Grab you passes today.

October 17 & 18, 2016
2016 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival

Tons of workshops, events, kids' activities, and goats are set to his the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. Grab your festival passes and enjoy.

October 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 2016
2016 ArtEast Open Studio Tour

Artistic creation and nature are celebrated this fall, as a free, self-guided driving tours of the fall foliage are offered. Even better, artists paint the signs that line the route. It all starts in Dover Plains. Plan your trip today.

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