Located just 2 miles north of Manhattan and adjoining the Bronx, Yonkers is a small town in New York’s Westchester County. Visitors from New York City and beyond come to Yonkers to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing and golfing. It also is home to some of Westchester County’s more than 40 art galleries, museums and sculpture gardens. There are a few budget-friendly motels in and around Yonkers.
Tuckahoe Motor Inn
Located on the eastern edge of Yonkers, the Tuckahoe Motor Inn offers affordable accommodations for those who want to spend some time in Westchester County on business or pleasure. The inn is located near local corporate offices as well as public transportation, retail shops and restaurants. The motel offers 82 rooms on two floors. Guest rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, free wireless Internet service, full bathroom with tubs and showers and premium cable television.
Yonkers Gateway Motel
Not every New York motel you check into will surprise you with a plush king-size bed, in-room hot tub and satellite television, but the Yonkers Gateway Motel has all of those amenities in addition to all of the things you’d expect at a motel. The Yonkers Gateway Motel is located just off the Cross County Parkway on Yonkers Avenue. This location is convenient to Tibbetts Brook Park, Westchester County’s 161-acre green space hosting playgrounds, ball fields and an impressive water park. It also is less than a five-minute drive to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, where harness racing takes place throughout the year and video slot machines and other games of chance are available.
The Ramada Inn is one of Ramada Worldwide’s many locations throughout the country. This motel is located in the hart of Yonkers on Tuckahoe Road just 2 miles from the Empire City gaming and racing complex. The Ramada Inn has a seasonal outdoor pool, an Italian restaurant and bar on the property and a fitness center. Guests here can enjoy pay-per-view movies, wireless Internet and video game rentals. The local mall is just over a mile away from the Ramada, and Fordham University is 5 miles away, as are many other Bronx attractions, such as the Bronx Zoo and the botanical gardens.
Apple Motor Inn
Although not technically in Yonkers, the Apple Motor Inn is a nearby option for a more central location in Westchester County. The Apple Motor Inn in Ardsley, New York, is 7 miles northeast of Yonkers near the New York State Thruway toll road. Rooms here include guest-controlled digital thermostats for your own customized comfort level, microwaves and refrigerators, free high speed Internet service and premium cable. This north Yonkers area option puts guests closer to attractions such as Sleepy Hollow, 7 miles farther north. This village is the home of a famous cemetery where author Washington Irving is buried alongside other notable figures, such as Andrew Carnegie and Elizabeth Arden.
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