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Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401-2906
Phone: 845/338-0400   |   Fax: 845/340-1908   |   208 Rooms   |   Online Reservations

Enjoy a totally new experience at our modern, spacious and comfortable full service hotel and conference center. The entire hotel has been beautifully transformed inside and out with a multi-million dollar renovation. The Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center is located in the Historic Hudson River Valley region of New York State and surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Centrally located 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 hotel. The Catskills offer hiking, tubing, farmers markets and county fairs in the summer and spring. Have fun at the Headless Horsemen Haunted Hayride and pumpkin and apple picking in the fall. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing during the winter at Hunter, Windham and Belleayre Mountains. We're the perfect pet-friendly hotel for guests participating at (HITS) Horse Shows in the Sun in Saugerties, NY.

Business travelers trekking between New York City and Albany often seek lodging at our hotel and enjoy the calm, scenic atmosphere. The 24-hour business center and free Wi-Fi access are at your disposal as you work. Our conference center has multiple banquet and conference rooms for your next corporate event, as well as an indoor courtyard for more casual social gatherings.

At the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center you can enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, shopping and sightseeing in this historic Hudson River Valley region. Plenty of fun can be found at the hotel, too, in the Garden Courtyard, with an indoor heated salt water pool, a new fitness center and game room.

Kingston has become a center for the arts. Working artist studios, galleries, music and performance venues create a vibrant cultural mix, minutes from the hotel.

Make a reservation today to book your next stay! Enjoy your stay!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Waffle maker, Scrambled eggs, Hot breakfast meat, Breakfast potatoes, choice of breads, Danish and muffins, Cereals and milk, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Granola, Fresh fruit, Juices, Coffee and tea
  • Cocktail lounge. Lounge on site is located just off the lobby and is in a combined space with our restaurant. First Capitol Bistro and Bar
  • Indoor pool Heated Enjoy our pool which is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridors
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, English, Spanish, Italian
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Guest laundry, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., fee of $2.50
  • Laundromat Guest laundry room with a washer and dryer, 8:00am to 10:00pm, coin operated,
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Late check out may request 2pm at no charge, able to accommodate on most days, please check with front desk before 12pm
  • Game room
  • Cable or satellite television Cable TV
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, 24 hours, free, computer access with printer
  • Audio/visual equipment and services
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities. Plaza Ballroom A & B - 3,120 square feet, airwall to divide room
  • Banquet facilities. Gazebo Room - 1,500 square feet
  • Conference facilities. Plaza C & D - 1,261 square feet, airwall to divide room
  • Catering
  • Ballroom. Garden Courtyard - 2,500 square feet
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking, 24 hours
  • Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
  • Truck/RV parking, easy in and out, 24 hours, free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference planning services

Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

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Conveniently located, the best western plus kingston hotel and conference center in Kingston, 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: 41.939045  /  Latitude: -74.028864

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: New York Metro Area. Take I-87 North to Exit 19, take traffic circle to Washington Avenue, the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center is on the right a half mile from the traffic circle.

From: Albany. Take I-87 South to Exit 19, take traffic circle to Washington Avenue, the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center is on the right a half mile from the traffic circle.

Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center

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

Bard College

Founded in 1860, Bard College is a private liberal arts college located in the town of Red Hook of the New York Catskills region – just across the Hudson River from Kingston. The rural, 600-acre campus is also found within the Hudson River Historic District, featuring several historic buildings like Bard Hall, Ludlow and Willink, and Ward Manor.

Sports at Bard College are comprised of a variety of NCAA Division III teams. The Raptors are members of the Liberty League, and compete in baseball, basketball, football, and many more. Visitors and fans alike can catch home games at Honey Field, the Stevenson Athletic Center, the Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer & Lacrosse Complex, and more.

Belleayre Mountain Ski Center

While there are many ways to enjoy a winter visit to New York, hitting the slopes at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center might just be one of the best. Plan a trip to Kingston in the Catskills region of New York and check out one of the state's most exceptional ski destinations

With a top elevation of 3,429 feet, eight chairlifts, and three tows, there's plenty of available skiing for everyone in the group. You'll have a great time spending the day at Belleayre Mountain – there are 50 trails, five glades, one terrain park, and two progression parks. Each October, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center hosts the Belleayre Annual Fall Festival & Crafts Fair.

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.

Fred J. Johnston Museum

Trips to New York can be filled with a variety of excellent activities – from the outdoor adventures of upstate New York, to the whirlwind days spent bouncing around Manhattan. When you next visit, be sure to head for the Catskills region of New York and check out the Fred J. Johnston Museum. It's all found in Kingston.

This elegant museum is all about antiques – and the man behind one of the most impressive collections around. Fred J. Johnston spent over 60 years collecting an array of 18th and early 19th century artifacts – whether it be furniture, art, or collectibles. Visit this museum to learn a bit about his life, his work, and his exceptional collections.

Hudson River Cruises

There are many ways to fully experience the best of New York – the attractions and allure alone are sure to make your next visit memorable. Be sure to plan your trip to include some time spent in the the Catskills region – the city of Kingston makes a great landing spot, and is an ideal respite from the rush of the big city. 

Explore Kingston and the nearby Hudson River – the best way to do so might just be with help from the Hudson River Cruises. See the scenic and historic shoreline as you embark on a Hudson River excursion. The Rip Van Winkle, the flagship vessel of the Hudson River Cruises, will guide you down the Hudson on a relaxing and unique experience in New York. 

Hudson River Maritime Museum

The Hudson River is 315-mile long waterway flowing north and south through New York – it stretches from Manhattan all the way north into Upstate NY. Visit the Catskills Region of NY and the city of Kingston where you can learn all about the history and science of the Hudson at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Established in 1980, the Hudson River Maritime Museum sees nearly 20,000 annual visitors, each eager to learn about the deep and rich history of the Hudson – and all of its cultural implications over the years. The artifacts and collections housed within this museum are dedicated to the boating and shipping industries – two key economic factors in Kingston's early years.

Hunter Mountain Ski Area

Featuring a 1,600-foot vertical drop, the Hunter Mountain Ski Area is located in the Catskills community of Hunter, New York – an hour south of Albany. With over 240 acres of skiable area, Hunter Mountain is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, as well as snowshoeing in Catskill Park.

Boasting 58 trails, Hunter Mountain was the first area in the world to utilize summit to base snowmaking – now combining with natural elements to average 85 inches per year. Skiers can relax at the CopperTree Restaurant before hitting trails like the Milky Way and East Side Drive.

Matthewis Persen House

Of the many historic and meaningful attractions you can visit during your next stay in New York, the Matthewis Persen House might be top choices in Kingston. Head for the Catskills region and enjoy your stay in Kingston with a tour of the Matthewis Persen House.

This historic home belonged to Matthewis Persen from 1739 to 1819. The Persen house is open for tours throughout the year, but does features seasonal hours of operation. There's never a fee to embark upon a tour of the Matthewis Persen House, and you can always call ahead to reserve a tour for larger groups.

Old Dutch Church

New York is rich in history and culture – at all ends and corners of the state, you can find historic sites and buildings. On your next visit to New York, be sure to explore the Catskills region and check out the Old Dutch Church. Plan a stay in the city of Kingston, known for it's history in shipping and boating. 

The Old Dutch Church is a mainstay in Kingston – with it's roots dating back to 1659, it's one of the oldest existing congregations in existence. The current building where the Old Dutch Church holds services is it's fifth – it's an 1852 structure constructed by Minard Lafever. Be sure to snap a few pictures of the church's impressive 225-foot tall steeple.

Rondout Lighthouse

Make your travel plans for a trek through New York and head for the Catskills region – be sure to make Kingston your landing spot. Charming, historic, and full of life, Kingston yields full days of exploration, fun, and excitement. You'll want to spend an afternoon exploring the Hudson with a trip to the Rondout Lighthouse.

Built and lit in 1915, the Rondout Lighthouse is the last of the three Rondout Creek lighthouses. Today, the Rondout Lighthouse is still fully operational, and is one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the entirety of the Hudson River. The Rondout Lighthouse is available for tours through the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Trolley Museum of New York

Plan your next trip to New York and make your way to the Catskills region – you'll discover a wealth of charm, down-to-earth residents, and plenty of history. In Kingston, you can be sure any travel agenda will include an afternoon spent touring the Trolley Museum of New York

The Trolley Museum of New York is a staple of the Kingston area – it serves as a historical monument, an exhibit space, and gift shop. You can see the Hudson River on a leisurely trolley ride – children under five years of age gain free entry into the museum and on any trolley ride. This excellent museum opened in 1983 and has become a premier attraction on East Strand along Rondout Waterfront.

Windham Mountain Ski Resort

Boasting 46 ski runs, Windham Mountain Ski Resort is located in the community of Windham, nearest to Coxsackie, an hour southwest of Albany, in New York's Catskills region. Windham welcomes skiers of all skill levels to hit the slopes of trails like Wedgie, Whiskey Jack, and Wapeka.

The nearby Mountaintop Adventure Park provides visitors with a variety of other icy activities like snow tubing, ice skating, rock climbing – brave visitors even test out the bungee trampoline. The Mountain is home to the Adaptive Sports Foundation, providing lessons in skiing, snowboarding, and more to the physically and intellectually disabled.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 5 mile(s) from Senate House, Senate House State Historic Site- guided tours, 1st - 19th century artifacts
  • 2 mile(s) from Maritime Museum, Hudson River Maritime Museum -
  • 2 mile(s) from Trolley Museum of NY, Trolley rides and visitors center
  • 2 mile(s) from Hudson River Cruises, Guided sight seeing river cruise on the historic Hudson River
  • 25 mile(s) from Culinary Institute, Tours and fine dining
  • 20 mile(s) from FDR Estate, In Hyde Park, NY. Tours of Franklin Roosevelts home
  • 20 mile(s) from Vanderbilt Estate, Year round tours of this Federal Historic site
  • 50 mile(s) from West Point, guide tours of US Army Military Academy
  • 50 mile(s) from Brotherhood Winery, tours and tastings
  • 20 mile(s) from Tuthilltown Spirts, Gardiner NY - tours and tasting
  • 30 mile(s) from Dutch's Spirts, Pine Plains, NY
  • 10 mile(s) from Shwangunk Wine Trail, several wineries in a 30 mile radius
  • .50 mile(s) from Kingston Plaza. Nearby strip mall featuring grocery store, hardware, pharmacy, automotive, wine & liquor, card shop. Walking distance to hotel.
  • .50 mile(s) from Uptown Kingston. Historic district with boutiques, arts galleries, antique shops.
  • 3 mile(s) from Hudson Valley Mall. Large indoor mall. Major anchor stores, Best Buy®, Macy's®, Target®, JC Penny®, Dick's Sporting Goods®, Sears®.
  • 3 mile(s) from Rondout Waterfront. Historic Waterfront district with small boutiques and specialty shops.
  • 12 mile(s) from Woodstock. Nearby village with town center featuring unique shops and art galleries, craft and boutique shops.
  • 10 mile(s) from Rhinebeck. Nearby village featuring high-end boutiques and shops.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 30 mile(s) from Hunter Mountain, skiing and riding in the winter as well as year round zip line. Music and events and festival weekends in the summer.
  • 35 mile(s) from Belleayre Mountain, skiing and snow boarding
  • 3 block(s) from Alapaha Golf Links, nine hole executive golf course and driving range
  • 25 mile(s) from Rondout Golf Club, 18 hole - 3 star rated
  • 5 mile(s) from Biking, several bike rental locations Bicycle Depot - New Paltz, NY Favata's Table Rock Tours - Rosendale,NY Overlook Mtn Bikes - Woodstock NY
  • 2 mile(s) from Boat/Kayak Rentals, and guided tour opportunities: Kingston, Saugerties, Mt Tremper
  • 35 mile(s) from Cross Country Skiing, Frost Valley YMCA - Claryville, NY Emerson Resort - rental offered
  • 20 mile(s) from Horseback Riding, Ashokan Horseback Riding - Olivebridge , NY
  • 10 mile(s) from Ice Skating, Kiwanis Ice Arena - Saugerties, NY Mohonk Mtn House - New Paltz, NY
  • 20 mile(s) from Skydiving, Skydive the Ranch - Gardiner, NY The Blue Sky Ranch - Gardiner, NY
  • 2 block(s) from Miniature Golf, Ascot Park Golf Center -Kingston Puttin Plus - Saugerties, NY The Sports Cone - Kingston, NY
  • 12 mile(s) from Swimming, Minnewaska State Park Preserve- New Paltz, NY Sojourner Truth Ulste Landing County Park, Saugerties, NY Kingston Point Beach, Kingston, NY Belleayre Beach- Highmount, NY
  • 20 mile(s) from Rollerskating, Skate Time 209 - Accord, NY Wood N Wheels - Ulster Park, NY
  • 2 mile(s) from Hiking, Varied types of opportunities to hike all different levels
  • 18 mile(s) from Tubing, Town Tinker Tube Rental - Phonecia, NY

Nearby Restaurants

  • First Capitol Bistro and Bar, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, This is the perfect place to meet friends or relax after a day of meetings. Catch up with your sports team or kick back at the fireplace with the perfect martini or local brew. With a modern, contemporary decor the fresh house salads and appetizers will appeal to the vegetarian while the meat-eaters will be satiated with steaks and chops cooked to order. Our menu offers deli style handcrafted sandwiches, house specialties including chicken and seafood dishes, pastas and certified Angus burgers.
  • 1 mile(s) from Le Canard Enchaine, Full Service, French, Open for: lunch, dinner, Enjoy a classic French meal in a casual bistro atmosphere.
  • 1 mile(s) from Stella's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Old world traditional Italian cooking in a cozy charming atmosphere.
  • .50 mile(s) from Kyoto Sushi, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Modern decor with delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine.
  • 2 block(s) from Hoffman House, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, A National Historic Landmark - Circa 1711. Tavern menu available. Summer patio dining and winter fireside dining.
  • 2 mile(s) from Ship to Shore, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, An American Bistro with a taste of Old New York Steak House. Located in the historic waterfront district.
  • 2 mile(s) from Savona's Pizza, Fast Food, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Gourmet pizza, calzones, strombolis and hero sandwiches. Take-out, eat-in or delivery available.
  • 2 mile(s) from Dermot Mahoney's Irish Pub, International, Open for: lunch, dinner, Restaurant and Pub. Traditional Irish pub with outdoor dining and live music.
  • 3 mile(s) from Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Rustic dining with fireplace and outdoor patio. Traditional BBQ smokehouse features ribs, pork, and great fixin's.
  • 2 mile(s) from Bowery Dugout, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, Kingston's oldest and finest seafood restaurant. Live Maine lobsters available.
  • 3 block(s) from Wing Shui, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: dinner, Szechuan and Cantonese food to take out or delivery available.
  • 2 block(s) from Chic's Restaurant and Bar, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Sports Bar. Watch your favorite sporting events on 10 big flat screen TV's including NFL Sunday Ticket. Wings, Burgers and more.
  • 1 mile(s) from Broadway Lights Diner, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Family owned diner and cafe. Traditional menu and authentic Greek specialties. Less than one mile from the hotel.
  • 3 mile(s) from Mariner's Harbor, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: dinner,
  • 2 mile(s) from Frank Guidos Little Italy, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Family style celebration dining with platters to share.
  • 2 mile(s) from Christina's, Full Service, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner, Complete early bird specials, regular dinners, and daily special's. Receive 10% off your meal with room key.

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