Nestled in the foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains, the historic Hotel Utica, an Ascend Collection hotel, is located in the heart of downtown. It is close to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Children's Museum of History, Science and Technology, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Saranac Brewery and the Utica Zoo. The city of Utica is situated in an eastern New York region referred to as the Mohawk Valley. The city has an extensive park system, offering an array of year-round sports facilities. The Erie Canal, the Mohawk River and the New York State Canal System pass through the north part of the city. A number of entertainment venues, retailers and restaurants can be found in the surrounding area. Guests can enjoy a cocktail or dinner in hotel's restaurant and lounge. This hotel offers fine amenities and features, including free hot breakfast buffet served daily, free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, exercise room, copy and fax services available and guest computer with Internet access in the lobby. The Hotel Utica has six different on-site meeting rooms and banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 200 people for most functions, while the Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 250. All guest rooms have coffee makers, spacious desks, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television. In addition, some rooms come equipped with refrigerators and sofa sleepers. For special occasions,there are suites with whirlpool bathtubs.