About the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
Just twenty-five miles north of Midtown Manhattan is the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown, in Elmsford, New York. Elmsford is nestled between the city of White Plains, a hub for many high-tech companies, and Tarrytown, home to the stunning Lyndhurst Mansion – a must-see Gothic castle that overlooks the Hudson River. Picturesque Tarrytown is also home to Sunnyside, the house of author Washington Irving who penned The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and other short stories featuring beloved characters like Ichabod Crane, Rip Van Winkle and Brom Bones.
Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, this recently renovated inn is a good choice for a clean and comfortable stay. All rooms feature the Hampton Inn’s signature Clean and Fresh beds, as well as flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwaves, a large work surface and a separate lap desk, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
But the breakfast area is the true heart and soul of the hotel. Hot and cold items from the free continental breakfast are spread around the countertops in this comfortable, modern space that offers big community tables equipped with plugs for all your electronic gadgets. The hotel offers other common areas, too, with homey hardwood floors and plenty of comfy furniture to sink into while you tune out the world and enjoy something on one of the big-screen TVs. The lobby also has a community computer with printer in case you need to print boarding passes or last-minute documents for a meeting. Additional amenities at the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown include a swimming pool, fitness center and a free shuttle service to destinations within a five-mile radius of the hotel (which includes the area’s best restaurants and diners).
The city of White Plains has a rich history dating back to colonial times – during the Revolutionary War George Washington fought British army commander General William Howe on what is now called Battle Hill – but it is better known as Westchester County's major business center as well as the seat of its government. The city's permanent resident population numbers about 60,000, but on weekdays that figure swells to about a quarter-million, many of whom work at the numerous retailers in the city as well as the corporations that call White Plains home. White Plains' downtown area in and around Mamaroneck Avenue has spawned a lively nightlife scene featuring 70 restaurants and bars that can rival the busiest neighborhoods of Manhattan. More upscale shopping can be found in the Westchester Mall, which houses such tony retailers as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade, Salvatore Ferragamo and Armani Exchange.
If you’re looking for a little more action than the White Plains/Tarrytown area provides, take heart: Yankee Stadium is only seventeen miles from the hotel, and Midtown Manhattan a mere twenty-five.
Did you know?
Washington Irving is best known for his fictitious stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but he was a more prolific writer of history and biographies than fiction, including works on George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and fifteenth-century Spain.
Business travelers will appreciate the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown’s convenient location near major highways as well as two major Westchester municipalities with train routes to New York.
Families with children will appreciate the swimming pool and nearby kid-friendly local activities like the Westchester Skating Academy ice rink and Sportime USA indoor entertainment center.
Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown Location Information:
200 West Main St.
Elmsford, NY 10523
There are no restaurants on-site, but the hotel does offer a free breakfast with hot and cold items every day. They also provide their signature On the Run bag Monday through Friday for guests who don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast.
The Pavilion Pantry offers a selection of snacks and drinks.