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Truthtelling: Democracy in an Age Without Facts

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The number of available accommodations on the east side of the Hudson River in and around Bard College during the weekend of the conference is very tight and limited, since the period also coincides with the annual Sheep and Wool Festival held in the nearby village of Rhinebeck. Accommodations are just slightly more expensive in the city of Kingston on the west bank of the river, but these too are expected to become unavailable as autumn—the tourist season draws near. 

For a full list of hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area, go to Bard's Accommodation webpage

Holiday Inn
off the NYS Thruway circle (exit 19).
503 Washington Ave
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-0400; 1-800-HOLIDAY
This is the hotel where conference participants will be staying. Please book very early!

Delamater Inn
Route 9, 6387 Mill Street  Rhinebeck, NY 12572 
(845) 876-7077; Fax: (845) 876-708 
US$165/night + tax 
Description: The Delamater Inn, located on the same side of the Hudson River as Bard College, is 12 minutes' drive from campus. It is at the heart of the beautiful village of Rhinebeck, within walking distance of great restaurants and interesting little shops. The Inn, designed by one of America's first architects, Alexander Jackson Davis, is one of the finest remaining examples of American Carpenter Gothic architecture. It has the warmth and intimacy of a bed & breakfast inn. The Inn includes 7 guesthouses clustered around a courtyard which offer spacious accommodations, many with wood-burning fireplaces. There is a range of uniquely styled and elegantly decorated rooms. All have private baths, air-conditioning, TV, phones with voicemail and data ports, and refrigerators. 

Hampton Inn, Kingston
1307 Ulster Avenue, Kingston NY 12401 
(845) 382-2600; Fax: (845) 382-2700 
US$129/night plus tax on weekdays, US$169/night plus tax on weekends 
Description: This Kingston branch of the Hampton Inn (part of the Hilton family of hotels) is brand new, with clean, nicely appointed rooms and comfortable beds. Amenities include a pool, a fitness room, complimentary hi-speed internet access in the lobby and in the guest rooms, and a complimentary hot breakfast. It is 20 minutes' drive to Bard College across the Hudson River, but within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. A shuttle will pick up conference participants staying in this hotel during the conference period everyday at 8:30 a.m. to bring them to the Bard College campus, and drive them back at night after the last conference activity of the day. Check-in time: 3 pm; Check-out time: 12 noon 

Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston NY
500 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401 
(845) 382-2300; Fax: (845) 382-2132 
US$119/night plus tax 
Description: This branch of the Courtyard by Marriott is a nice, modern and well-run hotel. It is within the same vicinity as the Hampton Inn (see above) and will also be serviced by a shuttle which will bring conference participants to and from the Bard College campus across the Hudson River during the conference. Amenities include a pool, a fitness room and free hi-speed internet access. Check-in time: 3 pm; Check-out time: 12 noon 

Gaslight Inn
8049 Albany Post Road (on Rt. 9) Red Hook, NY 12571 
(845) 758-1571 
US$90/night plus tax 
Description: The Gaslight Inn is more than your basic motel. Located in Upper Red Hook on the east side of the Hudson and 10 minutes' drive from Bard, it has nice, tidy, and well-appointed rooms that exit to a grassy lawn where guests could sit on the strategically placed benches and patio seats to admire the spectacular view of the Catskill Mountains. The Cornucopia Deli is across the road. 

Hearthstone Motel
7958 Route 9, Red Hook, NY 12571 
US$79/night plus tax on weekdays; US$119 & 139 (larger room) on weekends (Fri-Sun) 
Description: The Hearthstone offers simple motel-type accommodations, but the rooms are really clean and comfortable, with a private bath, a mini-fridge, and a microwave oven in each room. There is a great view of the Catskill Mountains upon stepping out of the door of each room onto the grounds. The rates are also the least expensive. This motel is in the same vicinity as the Gaslight Inn on the east side of the Hudson River and is 10 minutes' drive from Bard College. It is however relatively some distance away from shops. Both motels will be serviced by a shuttle bus. 

Super 8 Motel
off of the NYS Thruway circle (exit 19)
487 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401
(845)338-3078; (800)800-8000

Quality Inn & Suites
off of the NYS Thruway circle (exit 19)
Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401
(845)339-3900; (800)228-2828