Beekman Arms - Hudson River Valley

Jun 3rd, 2004, 04:42 AM
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Beekman Arms - Hudson River Valley

Has anyone ever stayed in the "Firehouse" at the Beekman Arms? We just booked the 2 rooms in this building. One is a suite...which our friends wanted to have and the other is a regular room with a king bed. We are taking our 2 year old boys with us. I worry about the size of the rooms and also the fact that the suite is upstairs...is there a door to close off the stairs and could we take a babygate? Also, is the bedroom seperated with a door from the sitting area?

I asked the reservation desk these questions and she did not make me feel very confident that this is our best option. Any other suggestions are welcome!

Thank you in advance for your help!

Melissa

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Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:57 AM
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I can answer the question about the babygate. It would be in violation of the fire laws to put one up.
(PS: Very few hotels have sleeping rooms on the first floor, so you're going to have stairs to worry about no matter where you stay. At the same time, however, I would think that 2-year-old children would have difficulty opening the room door. Of course, you eliminate this problem simply by locking the door!)
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Jun 3rd, 2004, 07:20 AM
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We stayed either in the Inn itself, upstairs, or in Delamater House..those rooms are huge, have fireplaces and large dressingroom/baths. You can get one of those on the ground floor.
I am not sure if this would help but might be an option in the future.
They are very nice there and do everything they can to make you happy.
Enjoy your stay! I miss Rhinebeck
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Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:15 PM
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Enjoy the Beekman Arms. I'd say stay there. I just realized you said 2 years old boys (plural)..I'd opt for a suite and keep the door closed. I, too, miss Rhinebeck!
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Jun 4th, 2004, 10:38 AM
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I guess I did not phrase my question well. The Firehouse is a seperate building from the main inn. The suite is on the second floor and then there is a King room on the 1st floor)and the reservation agent told me that you enter on the first floor through common doors and then you go through a second door and go up the stairs, but there is no door at the top of the stairs. I was wondering if there was a place at the top of those stairs to put a gate. It would not be blocking any of the other visitors since it is a private room.

I was hoping someone that stayed there could tell me a little more about the Firehouse and the 2 rooms that are in this building. Thanks!

Melissa
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Jun 4th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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Are you saying that there's no door into the room/suite on the second floor, i.e, no door between the stairs and your suite?
Regardless, I still think that a gate at the top of the stairs would be in violation of the fire safety laws.
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Jun 7th, 2004, 03:46 PM
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The door is actually located on the first floor. You enter and walk up the stairs into the suite...no door at the top of the stairs. Thanks for your feedback!
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Jun 7th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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I know the part of the Inn that you are speaking of but have never stayed in one of those rooms.
If the stairway has the door at the bottom, I doubt seriously that there will be another door at the top..did you ask the hotel?
Ask about the baby gate too, since there are all kinds of laws about blocking stairs.
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Jun 16th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Hi there, i too have booked a suite at the Firehouse and am a bit nervous after having read many VERY NEGATIVE comments about the hotel. Can you post your thoughts of the Firehouse after your stay on this forum? We are supposed to go in early August. thanks!
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Jun 16th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Since the original group of comments are six years old, I think the chances of getting a review a slight!
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Jun 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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I Miss Rhinebeck as well. Beck Arms is wonderful

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