The 177-room Radisson Hotel Corning is located in the downtown area, conveniently close to the Corning Museum of Glass, the Rockwell Museum, Steuben Place Park and the Gaffer district.
When our family pulled up to the hotel on Friday evening and walked into the lobby, one of my nine year old daughters turned to me and said, “Mommy, I love this hotel!”
The lobby’s tasteful contemporary décor in soothing earth tones with a fountain running through the center offered a warm welcome, as did the front desk staff. Beautiful examples of Corning’s glass were elegantly displayed in cases throughout the lobby, and several grand pianos were testament to the hotel’s entertainment possibilities.
The Radisson Corning has two separate buildings, but a skywalk across the courtyard between them provides protection during inclement weather, and both buildings are equally well-maintained and handicap accessible.
Our room came equipped with a small refrigerator, a coffee maker and traditional amenities, including internet access which I, happily, had no need to use.
Our room was a good-size double, and various size suites are also available. Although the rooms are decorated in earthtones, the white duvet linens give a contemporary, airy feel and the Sleep Number beds are state-of-the-art. Traditional beds are also available.
Because my daughters are water fanatics, we inspected the pool upon arrival. In addition to a modest-size indoor pool that is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., there is also a 10-person outdoor jacuzzi and a workout room. We put the pool on our agenda for the next day. The pool is advertised as heated, but my husband and I found it a bit nippy. That did not stop my daughters who swam like mermaids until time to leave.
Although we were visiting for leisure, my background in association meeting planning always prompts me to check out meeting accommodations.
The hotel’s meeting space ranges in size from a room that will accommodate 12 up to the 4000 sq. ft. Finger Lakes Ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 for a reception. Either a business meeting or a wedding would be happily at home in these attractive rooms and I found the pricing on both the banquet menu, as well as the wedding packages, to be competitively priced.
On Saturday morning, our breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Grill 1-2-5, was delicious, filling and the menu offered enough diversity to tempt even finicky eaters. Room service is also available, and the Steuben Bar is open daily from 4 p.m. until midnight, with snacks available until 10 p.m..
The Radisson Hotel Corning is a good find for either the business or leisure traveler and for families as well as singles and couples.
The Radisson is located at 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY.
For more about Corning, visit:
- A Snapshot of the History of Corning, NY
- A Look at the Rockwell Museum of Art
- Corning’s Gaffer District
- Corning Museum of Glass
Lobby photo courtesy of the Radisson Hotel Corning