- Sep 12, 2017
For future visits on special dates, (A day, Parent weekend, PP weekend etc, fully expect that there is plenty of price gouging for local hotel rooms in the area. We have had good luck with local Air Bnb's. R day, we stayed in Fishkill, once you get used to the road through the mountain, it's a breeze. Not so much fun the Sat night of A day, when your cadet wants to be away from post for as long as possible, but you find yourself driving back to FK at 12:30 in the morning..
Reserve well ahead. Hotels fill up very fast around USMA events - R Day, A Day, Parents Weekend, Football games, etc.
- Best place to stay is the Thayer Hotel, if budget accommodates. Costs more, but convenience is unbeatable.
- Outside the gate, Holiday Inn Express is very convenient
- Coming from the North - Newburgh area. About 15 miles/30 minutes to West Point. Several brands of chain hotels in the vicinity - Marriot, Hilton, etc.
- Coming from the South and NYC Airports - Nanuet area. About 25 miles/30 minutes to West Point; proximity to Palisades Parkway makes for easy drive. Good options - Hampton Inn, Doubletree, Hilton Garden Inn