The Sullivan Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Catskills, New York, United States

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Pros

  • Central location with easy access to local attractions
  • Spacious, bright rooms with Egyptian cotton linens
  • Flat-screen TVs with HBO
  • Excellent on-site restaurant, plus a casual Italian pizza joint
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast; free parking
  • Extensive meeting and events space
  • Pet-friendly rooms

Cons

  • No fitness center or pool yet
  • Room decor is a little bland; few rooms have mini-fridges
  • Little within walking distance

Bottom Line

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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 Scene

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.

 Location

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).

  • 6-minute drive to Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park
  • 8-minute drive to Monticello
  • 11-minute drive to Wurtsboro
  • 12-minute drive to Monticello Casino and Racetrack
  • 25-minute drive to Bethel Woods
  • 36-minute drive to Sam’s Point Preserve and Lake Maratanza
  • 40-minute drive to Woodbury Outlets
  • 45-minute drive to Beacon

 Rooms

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.

  • Flat-screen TVs with HBO and other cable channels
  • Plush beds with Egyptian cotton linens
  • Coffeemakers
  • Mini-fridges upon request
  • Archive toiletries
  • Suites have jetted tubs and iPod docks.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Large windows overlooking the grounds
  • Some rooms have sleeper sofas.

 Family

Large rooms (some with sleeper sofas) and a game room -- but no pool as of yet

  • Large rooms, some with pull-out couches and two double beds
  • Mini-fridges in some rooms
  • On-demand movies and games
  • Game room with arcade games and a pool table
  • Pool slated to open by summer 2013

 Food

Two restaurants and free continental breakfast

  • Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant offers a great Asian-American fusion menu for lunch and dinner.
  • Crust is a casual Italian eatery open for lunch and dinner.
  • Free continental breakfast served daily in the lobby
  • There are a couple of casual restaurants within a short diving distance.

 Services

Free Wi-Fi and a sports concierge

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Sports and adventure concierge
  • Free parking
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Game room with a pool table and arcade games
  • Extensive meeting and events space

 Business and Conventions

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.

  • The event facilities can hold up to 1,050 guests.
  • Catering service available
  • Meeting rooms feature audiovisual equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Work desks with several power outlets in every room

 Weddings

Large ballrooms and catering services

  • Flexible events spaces, the largest of which can hold over 1,000 guests
  • Catering services
  • Wedding packages, some of which include accommodation for the couple and guests

 Bottom Line

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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Address

  • 283 Rock Hill Dr Rock Hill, NY 12775 United States

Room Types

  • Accessible King Room
  • Deluxe Double Queen Room
  • Deluxe King Room w/ Sofa Bed
  • Double Queen Junior Suite
  • King Junior Suite
  • King Mando Suite
  • King Room w/ Refrigerator
  • Pet Friendly Room
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 70
Pool: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Catskills, New York
Address: 283 Rock Hill Dr Rock Hill, NY 12775 United States
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