Historic Hotel Overlooking Hudson River and Military Academy
With the Hudson River to the east and the United States Military Academy to the west, the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point sits between a natural wonder and a historical landmark. Built in 1926, the hotel has hosted US presidents and international dignitaries visiting the Hudson Highlands. The hotel’s crenellated stone façade, soaring towers, and battlements recall the Gothic architecture at West Point.
From the Thayer’s deluxe guest rooms and executive suites, there are dazzling views of either the rolling hills lining the Hudson River or the military academy’s prestigious buildings. Walk through the grand lobby of the hotel and you’ll find portraits of military leaders and national flags hanging on the walls.
Several dining options are available onsite. Named after General Douglas MacArthur—a former West Point cadet—MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international cuisine amid Gothic windows and gold-trimmed pillars. Executive Chef Brian Aspell crafts dishes named after notable West Point graduates. An Atlantic salmon dish is named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, while the mixed-green salad is named after former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Highlights of West Point, New York
- Picturesque location in the Lower Hudson Valley, a woodland region dotted with sleepy villages and steep rock cliffs
- Get the best views of the valley from Boscobel House and Gardens, a historic estate set on a bluff above the Hudson River.
- Claim to fame: home to the United States Military Academy, a National Historic Landmark that’s been training cadets since 1802
- Distance from Manhattan: 50 miles
- Nearby attractions: award-winning restaurants at The Culinary Institute of America (32 mi. away) and outdoor sculptures at the 500-acre Storm King Art Center (11 mi. away)