Where to Stay in Elmsford, New York
28.5 miles into the Empire State Trail is the village of Elmsford, New York. Elmsford is easily accessible from many major highways, like the Sprain Brook Parkway, Saw Mill River Parkway, and the 287. It is only 3 miles east of the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge, formerly known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. With such a convenient location, Elmsford is bound to have many hotels to stay in.
First Choice: La Quinta Suites
Runner-Up: Hampton Inn Tarrytown
On The Trail: Motel 6
Unique Stay: Castle Hotel and Spa
Spa Stay: Castle Hotel and Spa
Hilton Members: Hampton Inn Tarrytown
Marriot-Bonvoy Members: Westchester Marriot
Our number one choice for the area is La Quinta Suites, which is actually just north of the center of Elmsford. Go check our page for hotels between Elmsford and New Castle to read more about this hotel.
A close runner-up is the Hampton Inn Tarrytown, http://www.booking.com/Share-xkGE7H which is .4 miles west of the trail at the center of Elmsford. Hampton Inn is rated 8.1 on Booking.com, and has free wifi, breakfast, and an outdoor pool. Best of all, it's part of the Hilton Brand, and I saw availability for only 21,000 points per night.
Other hotels in Elmsford include Motel 6 and Day's Inn right off the bike path. These are great for the biker who doesn't want to stray far from the trail and doesn't mind accommodations that aren't amazing. With prices nearly identical, Motel 6 is the winner with a 7.3 rating. There's also an Extended Stay America not far away.
As this is a highly trafficked area, there are many other hotels a bit off the road. Castle Hotel and Spa, a Small Luxury Hotel, is less than 2 miles away. The majestic hotel is a historic landmark and boasts stunning views of the Hudson River. Although the pandemic has forced their Sankara Spa and Equus restaurant to close, they are a great place to relax and refresh once they reopen. For travelers looking for more of a unique stay and don't mind spending a little more money, Castle Hotel and Spa is an obvious winner.
Marriot enthusiasts can find great accommodations at the Westchester Marriott, which is under 1.5 miles away. Nearby, there is also an elegant Sheraton, and both hotels are Category 4. Bikers can take advantage of the long list of hotels in Elmsford and nearby Tarrytown to pick the hotel that is perfect for your needs.