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The Roxbury Motel


The Roxbury Motel has been selected by Darn Good Digs as one of the best locally-owned hotels for budget-minded travelers!

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Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice

The Roxbury Motel, Roxbury, New York, USA
Nominated By: Allison and Michael, Brooklyn, New York, USA, April '09


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Price Range: US$90-$335 # of Rooms: 18 Kid-Friendly: yes


What makes The Roxbury Motel so Darn Good? Every room at the Roxbury is divine and an experience unto itself! From the Shagadelic Suite to the Mod Pod, the Roxburyís rooms shine with whimsical decor, bold colors, and modern style and luxury. Joe and Greg, the innkeepers, are nothing short of genius, and their relentless attention to detail is evident in everything from the fluffy green trim topping our kitchenette cabinets to the Godiva chocolates beside our bed. The entire staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our stay.

Location: The motel is located in the village of Roxbury, three hours north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded by rolling green hills dotted with red barns reminiscent of days gone by, the village has an unspoiled setting and a bevy of 19th century architecture that have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The family-friendly Plattekill Ski Mountain is just fifteen minutes away, and the entire region offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and antiquing.

Rooms: The Roxbury has eighteen gloriously funky rooms, including studios, theme studios, kitchenettes, and suites. We stayed in Kitchenette 4, AKA the Psychedelic Swirl. We dug the lime green and orange wall murals and matching dťcor, not to mention the comfy king size bed and huge flat screen tv. Greg and Joe take it to the next level with their theme rooms. Faux rock walls line Fredís Lair and a mesmerizing cloudscape envelops you in Samanthaís Cloud.

Food: The Roxbury serves a filling and downright tasty continental breakfast of cinnamon rolls, scones, croissants, and a wide selection of delicious toppings like creamy maple spread and mimosa jam. Add into the mix fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, fair trade coffee, and an assortment of fancy hot chocolates and teas, and even our three year old couldnít wait for breakfast each morning. The village of Roxbury has a few restaurants serving lunch and dinner, and rooms include a complete list of eateries in the area.

Vibe: The Roxbury is friendly, fun, and out in the country. Besides admiring our room, we enjoyed hanging out in the big grassy yard, warming our bodies by the outdoor fire-pit, and watching movies borrowed from the motelís 400+ DVD library.

Things to Keep in Mind: For US$20, guests get full access to the Shimmer Spa. Hot tub, sauna, super-soft robes, a disco ball, whatís not to like?

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The Roxbury Motel Online Bibliography

"2009 Stay List: 129 Hotels We Love" - National Geographic Traveler Magazine 2009 article

"The Roxbury - Catskills" - Trip Advisor reviews

"The Roxbury" - Frommer's review

"The Roxbury Plans Major Expansion Dedicated to "Whimsical Elegance"" - article about 2006 expansion at the Roxbury

"7 "Deadly" Sins, 7 Great Trips" - Budget Travel magazine article

"Room and Bored?" - Time Out New York 2009 article

"Roxbury" - traveler review about the Roxbury

"The Roxbury" - article about the Roxbury

"The Roxbury Motel" - another traveler review

"The Roxbury Motel" - another article about the Roxbury

"Roxbury Hotel Glass Tile Blitz" - photos of Roxbury rooms on this design site

"The Roxbury Motel: Roxbury, New York" - family-friendly review of the Roxbury

"Rockin' Good Time at the Roxbury" - blog post about the Roxbury


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