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A contemporary, pet-friendly hotel within a short drive of many of the top attractions in the area
The Sullivan is one of the few non-B&B-style properties in the area. It is larger than the average Catskills hotel, and features more contemporary decor than most -- at least in the lobby. The hotel is run by the owners of excellent Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant, located two doors down, who purchased the hotel in 2011 and renovated it top to bottom through mid-2012. It’s still missing a spa and a pool, but they’re currently being built and slated to open in summer 2013.
The lobby, with gray and red pops of color, round lamps hanging from the ceiling, a cozy area with a fireplace and couches, and a red lacquered bar serving drinks in the evening, is one of the most attractive spaces in the hotel. Rooms are spacious and comfortable if a little bland, with white bedspreads, dark brown carpeting, and varnished wood furniture, plus a small abstract painting or two on the walls.
The hotel’s extensive meeting space makes it a good pick for weddings and corporate retreats, but those looking to explore the local attractions will need a car to move around. There are many quaint little towns in the area, and the hotel’s location near several mountain ranges makes it a solid choice for the outdoors enthusiasts. The game room, expansive grounds around the hotel, and large rooms are all convenient features for families.
A short drive from many local attractions
The Sullivan is located right off State Route 17, in Sullivan County. Tiny, family-friendly Holiday Mountain ski resort is literally across the street, and there are many lakes in the area great for kayaking. Dining options are a little limited, but there are three or four solid places within walking distance, including the hotel’s restaurant, which is outstanding.
This is a mostly rural area, with a few houses dotting the sides of the road -- but there are some attractions nearby, including the Monticello Casino and Racetrack, a number of swimming holes, quaint Wurstboro, and a little farther, Bethel Woods (site of the Woodstock Festival).
Large and bright, with modern amenities and free Wi-Fi
The Sullivan’s rooms are all quite spacious and offer solid amenities, including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and nice Archive toiletries. Decor is a little bland, with dark brown carpets, all-white duvets, and few decorative accents -- but beds are plush, and huge windows let in tons of light. Also, some rooms offer a sleeper sofa, so guests traveling with kids or in a group might want to mention that in the reservation.
There are multiple room types: Standard, Deluxe, Pet-friendly, and Accessible Rooms, as well as Junior Suites and Suites. The main differences are the size and the location within the hotel, but most offer the same amenities and decor.
Large rooms (some with sleeper sofas) and a game room -- but no pool as of yet
Two restaurants and free continental breakfast
Free Wi-Fi and a sports concierge
Tons of flexible meeting space; catering service available
The hotel is a solid pock for those planning a corporate retreat or business meeting. It offers several meeting rooms as well as business packages that include catering and accommodation.
Large ballrooms and catering services
The Sullivan is an affordable contemporary hotel in Sullivan County, the area of the Catskills region closest to New York City. It features 70 spacious, bright rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and Egyptian cotton linens. There’s a wonderful Asian-American fusion restaurant owned by the hotel a few doors down, and the lobby bar offers free continental breakfast daily. But there’s no fitness center and no pool, and sparsely decorated rooms feel a little bland. Still, it’s a great choice for those looking to be near attractions and outdoor activities, and its extensive event space makes it a popular pick for weddings.
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