The Mercury Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie has been going through some sort of transformation, but what exactly is going on there?

The Mercury Grand Hotel sits vacant on the busiest road in Dutchess County. There was a time not long ago when this place was always full. Times do change and new lodging has popped up on Route 9, but one has to wonder what happened to this hotel?


Before it was the Mercury Grand, it was the Best Western and home to Bananas Comedy Club. Some big names performed there and it was always busy on the weekends. Best Western moved out and took over the Inn at the Falls in Red Oaks Mill. That place is beautiful and doing good business.

The weird thing about this abandoned hotel in the Town of Poughkeepsie is - I can't really get any information about what's happening with it. I looked online and a number of booking sites seem to be still taking reservations for the place. I called the number I had for it, but got no answer.

It does look like they are gutting the place and there might be big plans to do something with this prime location. If you know what's going on at the old Mercury Grand Hotel, let us know. Leave your comments on our Facebook page and also tell us about any great comedy shows you saw there.