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These Newly Renovated Hudson Valley Motels Are So Retro-Chic

Courtesy of Sylvan Motor Lodge

Planning a trip to the Hudson Valley? These newly renovated motels are modern, affordable and perfect for groups.

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The Starlite Motel

Kerhonkson

What’s new

The light pink facade, redone rooms with hardwood floors and punchy walls and bedding, and a cafe/canteen for refreshments bring the 1960s Starlite into the 21st century. Also available for rent: a renovated trailer with its own solo stove and picnic area.

Old school cool

Pink-and-black tiled bathrooms, a bright neon sign out front, green glass inlays in the exterior brickwork, and retro-themed (but thoroughly modern) appliances.

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Retro-chic

Courtesy of Sylvan Motor Lodge

Sylvan Motor Lodge

Hillsdale

What’s new

Vibrant floral wallpaper in the bathrooms, pastel bedspreads, and mid-century modern furnishings.

Old school cool

The place is filled with an assortment of old card games and vintage records that patrons are free to spin, and quirky wall-mounted desks (which come in handy when Sylvan is hired out for creative retreats).

Retro-chic

Photo by Read McKendree

Spa City Motor Lodge

Saratoga Springs

What’s new

Almost everything has been completely rehabilitated; the inner courtyard swimming pool has been replaced by a communal lounge and cafe-bar, all rooms have been given a stylish facelift, the brickwork has been painted pure white. The decor? Americana meets art studio.

Old school cool

Originally built in 1963, the owners kept the motor lodge’s retro structure and vibe, but upgraded the space for a modern experience.

La Rose Rouge Motel + Tavern

Roscoe

What’s new

Bright but cozy updated bedrooms, bathrooms lined with old fly-fishing manuals, Persian rugs throughout, and an expanded dining room serving local beers.

Old school cool

The circa 1938 base of the tavern’s bar has been salvaged, period barn wood adorns the ceilings in the dining room, and the decor in the living room and bathrooms are all sourced from antique shops and of local flea markets, thus preserving the Catskills atmosphere of yesteryear.