State Preparedness Training Center

Travel/Lodging

SLMS/ Registration /Lodging Frequently Asked Questions

Policy and Procedure

Chopper

Military personnel board a helicopter
during an exercise at the SPTC.

You are eligible for lodging if your residence and official work station are more than 50 miles from the training center and you are a state or local agency first responder from New York. Lodging is not available for federal employees or private industry participants.

You must request lodging at the time of training registration. If approved for lodging, you will receive a letter of approval with further instructions. Students should not reserve a room without receiving proper approval from SPTC first.  Once you receive the letter of approval, you must contact your hotel of choice directly by telephone from the List of Approved Hotels and reserve your own room as a DHSES-SPTC registered student. The List of Approved Hotels can be found under the Hotels tab.  Any person who reserves a room without the proper approval may be held personally responsible for and charges incurred.  Any person who reserves a room and stays overnight prior to being registered for training at the SPTC, and plans to register on the day of training, will be held personally responsible for all charges related to their stay if the class is already full.

Use of a hotel website or third party booking service (such as Orbitz or PriceLine) may result in a higher rate which you will be responsible for. A credit card will hold your room and must be provided at check-in to cover incidentals during your stay. Students requesting accommodations must attend all required course sessions to be eligible for funding. Failure to attend all sessions will result in the applicant being responsible for all expenses incurred.

If you have any questions, contact the SPTC at 315-768-5689 or by email at sptc.info@dhses.ny.gov prior to arriving at the training center.

Directions to the SPTC

From the West (Rochester, Buffalo, Erie, etc.)

Take the Thruway, I-90 East, to Exit 32: Route 233 - Westmoreland. After passing through the tollbooth, turn left onto Cider Street. Go about 3 miles and take a left onto Judd Road. Go about .9 miles and take a left onto Airport Road. Go about .6 miles directly to the State Preparedness Training Center.

From the East (Albany, New York City, New Jersey, etc.)

Take the Thruway, I-90 West, to Exit 32: Route 233 - Westmoreland. After passing through the tollbooth, turn left onto Cider Street. Go about 3 miles and take a left onto Judd Road. Go about .9 miles and take a left onto Airport Road. Go about .6 miles directly to the State Preparedness Training Center.

From the South (Binghamton, Corning, etc.)

Take I-81 North. Take Exit 16-A, and merge onto I-481 North toward DeWitt. Go about 9.6 miles to Exit 6, and merge onto the Thruway, I-90 East, to Exit 32: Route 233 - Westmoreland. After passing through the tollbooth, turn left onto Cider Street. Go about 3 miles and take a left onto Judd Road. Go about .9 miles and take a left onto Airport Road. Go about .6 miles directly to the State Preparedness Training Center.

From the North (Plattsburgh, Maine, etc.)

Take I-87 South. Take Exit 26: US 9/Pottersville/Minerva. Go about .2 miles and turn left at Stone Bridge Road. Go about .5 miles and turn right at US 9. Go about 5.6 miles and turn right at Route 8. Go about 29 miles and turn right at Route 30/Route 8. Go about 9.7 miles and turn left at Route 8. Go about 34.5 miles and turn right at Route 365. Go about 21.2 miles and turn left at Route 291. Go about 2.8 miles and turn right at Benton Road. Go about 1.7 miles and turn left at County Route 88/Old River Road. Go about .1 miles and take a slight right at County Route 32/Oriskany Road. Continue to follow County Route 32 for 1.5 miles and then turn right at Erie Blvd./Route 69. Continue to follow Route 69 for 1.7 miles and then turn left at Airport Road. Go about .6 miles directly to the State Preparedness Training Center.

 

Hotels

Effective February 1, 2017, the Ramada Inn in New Hartford, NY is no longer on our approved lodging list.

LOCAL HOTELS THAT HONOR THE STATE GOVERNMENT RATE BASED ON AVAILABILITY

NOTE: DIRECTIONS ARE FROM THE STATE PREPAREDNESS TRAINING CENTER

Homewood Suites New Hartford

185 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: (315) 801-7200
www.homewoodsuites.com

DIRECTIONS: Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go about 5.4 miles to Woods Park Drive exit. Exit right and go about .1 mile on exit. Turn left onto Woods Park Drive. Homewood Suites New Hartford is on your left in about .2 miles.

Approximately 6.1 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford

201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: (315) 793-1600
www.hampton.com

DIRECTIONS: Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go about 5.4 miles to Woods Park Drive exit. Exit right and go about .1 mile on exit. Turn left onto Woods Park Drive. Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford is on your left in about .3 miles.

Approximately 6.2 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

TownePlace Suites

4760 Middle Settlement Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492
Phone: 315-732-2500
www.marriott.com

Go down Airport Road approximately .6 miles. Turn right onto Judd Road. Go approximately 5.9 miles to Middle Settlement Road exit ramp toward BOCES. Turn left onto 30/Middle Settlement Road. TownePlace Suites is about .3 mile on the right side.

Approximately 7 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Radisson Hotel

200 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: 315-797-8010
www.radisson.com

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go about 2.6 miles and turn left onto Westmoreland Road. Go approximately 2.4 miles and turn right onto Oriskany Boulevard. Go about 3.9 miles and turn right onto Genesee Street. The Radisson Hotel is 2 blocks up Genesee Street on the right.

Approximately 9.6 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Hampton Inn

1352 Floyd Avenue
Rome, NY 13441
Phone: 315-709-0000

Go down Airport Road approximately two miles. Turn left onto NY-69W. Go approximately 4.1 miles and turn right onto NY-49 E/NY 365E ramp to Griffiss Park. Go approximately .3 miles and merge onto NY-49E. Go about 1.4 miles to NY-825N exit toward Griffiss Business and Technology Park. Continue onto NY-825N/Wright Drive. Go about 1 mile. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit to stay on NY-825N/Hill Road. Go about .4 miles and turn left onto Brooks Road. Hampton Inn is about .1 mile on the left side of Brooks Road.

Approximately 10 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center

Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn
71 N. Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-798-9600
www.fairfieldinn.com/ucafi

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go about 2.6 miles and turn left onto Westmoreland Road. Go approximately 2.4 miles and turn right onto Oriskany Boulevard. Go about 4.1 miles and turn left onto John Street. Go about .2 miles and take a slight right onto North Genesee Street. Go about .2 miles. The Fairfield Inn will be on your left.

Approximately 10.1 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

***Limited State Gov't Rate Availability***

23 Wells Avenue
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-724-2726
www.hiexpress.com/uticany

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go about 2.6 miles and turn left onto Westmoreland Road. Go approximately 2.4 miles and turn right onto Oriskany Boulevard. Go about 4.1 miles and turn left onto John Street. Go about .2 miles and take a slight right onto North Genesee Street. Go about .4 miles and turn left onto Wells Ave. Go about 482 feet and the Holiday Inn Express will be on your left.

Approximately 10.3 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Doubletree by Hilton Utica

102 Lafayette Street
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: 315-724-7829
www.doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/doubletree-by-hilton-utica-ZUANYDT/index.html

Go down Airport Road approximately 2 miles to Route 69. Turn right onto Route 69 and go approximately 1.5 miles to the flashing yellow light and turn left onto River Street. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Route 49 East. Go approximately 5 miles to the Downtown Utica Exit. Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for the Downtown Utica Exit. At the exit, follow the signs for State Street. At the traffic light, turn right onto State Street, go 1 short block and turn left onto Lafayette Street. Hotel Utica is on the left at 102 Lafayette Street.

Approximately 11 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Holiday Inn

1777 Burrstone Road
New Hartford, New York 13413
Phone: 315-797-2131
www.holiday-inn.com

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to the traffic light and turn right onto Judd Road. Go approximately 8 miles on Judd Road, which will become 840 East to the Utica Exit. Signs at the Utica Exit will indicate 12 North. Take 12 North approximately 1.5 miles to the French Road Exit. At the traffic light on French Road, turn right and go approximately one-half mile to the Burrstone Road traffic light. Turn left onto Burrstone Road and go approximately one-half mile. The Holiday Inn will be on the left.

Approximately 11 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Inn at the Beeches

7900 Turin Road
Rome, New York 13440
Phone:315-336-1776
www.thebeeches.com

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to the traffic light. Turn left onto Judd Road. Go approximately 3 miles to Route 233. Turn right onto Route 233 North and go approximately 2 miles to the traffic light. Go straight following the signs for Route 49 West and turn left onto the Route 49 West ramp. Go approximately 2 miles following the signs for "Downtown Rome". Bear right onto 26 North/Black River Boulevard and go approximately 3 miles to Potter Road. Turn left onto Potter Road and go approximately 1 mile to the end. Turn left onto Turin Road and the Inn at the Beeches is on the left.

Approximately 11 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Hampton Inn

***Limited State Gov't Rate Availability***

172-180 North Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-733-1200
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-utica-UCANYHX/index.html

Go down Airport Road approximately 2 miles to Route 69. Turn right onto Route 69 and go approximately 1.5 miles to the flashing yellow light. Turn left onto River Street and go approximately one mile and turn left onto Route 49 East. Go approximately 5 miles toward Downtown Utica. Take the Route 5 E ramp toward Route 8/Poland/Route 12/Watertown. Stay straight to go onto I-790 E/NY-5E. Take the Genesee St. South ramp toward I-90. Take the Genesee St. South ramp. Turn right onto N. Genesee St. Go about 3/10 mile. Hampton Inn will be on your left.

Approximately 11.7 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Best Western
Best Western Gateway Adirondack Inn

175 North Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-732-4121
www.bestwestern.com

Go down Airport Road approximately 2 miles to Route 69. Turn right onto Route 69 and go approximately 1.5 miles to the flashing yellow light. Turn left onto River Street and go approximately one mile and turn left onto Route 49 East. Go approximately 5 miles toward Downtown Utica. Take the Route 5 E ramp toward Route 8/Poland/Route 12/Watertown. Stay straight to go onto I-790 E/NY-5E. Take the Genesee St. South ramp toward I-90. Take the Genesee St. South ramp. Turn right onto N. Genesee St. Go about 3/10 mile. Best Western Gateway Adirondack Inn will be on the right.

Approximately 12 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.

Vernon Downs Hotel

4229 Stuhlman Road
Vernon, New York 13476
Phone: 315-829-6870
www.vernondowns.com

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a debit card at this hotel to hold your room, the room cost will remain as a hold on your card for up to 10 business days.

Go down Airport Road approximately one-half mile to the traffic light. Turn right onto Judd Road. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Cider Street. Go approximately 3 miles to Route 233 (just past the New York State Thruway entrance). Turn left onto Route 233 and go approximately 3 miles to Route 5. Turn right onto Route 5 and go approximately 7 miles to Stuhlman Road (Route 31). Turn left onto Stuhlman Road and the Vernon Downs Hotel is approximately one-half mile on the right.

Approximately 15 miles from the State Preparedness Training Center.