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Colgate Inn

Certificate of Excellence
1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
Colgate Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Latham, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently participated in a bicycle ride across New York State and we spent one night at the Colgate Inn. The hotel is charming. It has definitely been well maintained. The room itself was small, but perfect for my wife and i (and my bicycle). The individuals at the front desk were also very welcoming. I have read several reviews... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently spent three nights at the Colgate Inn, Room 34, which was conveniently located right across from the elevator. Check in was quick and uneventful, no need to present ID or a credit card. They handed over a real key to the room, not a room card. Very old school and neat. The inn is historic, but was recently updated,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Colgate Inn during a trip to upstate NY. The hotel is old and regal. Rooms are decorated in vintage furniture but is very clean and well appointed. Floors squeak due to age of the building but it is a beautiful hotel. The hotel is in the center of the village of Hamilton NY. Dining and night life... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My high daughter and I traveled up to Hamilton to attend accepted students day at Colgate University and decided to stay in this beautiful historic inn. I was unaware when I booked it that is was owned by the college. We arrived on "Alumni night" so unfortunately there was no parking in the main lot and no one available to... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have stayed at the Colgate Inn about 10 times over the last three years as my son is a student at Colgate University. The decor of each room at the Inn is consistently furnished but the size of each room and bathroom are unique to the room. Room number 19 is quite spacious while room 15 is tiny and... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I frequently stay at the Colgate Inn on business since it is the best hotel in 30 miles. The staff is great and helpful in finding interesting places to eat. Never have had a bad experience. You can workout at the well equipped Colgate University gym.

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hudson, ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Rarely review a lodging business but this one needs to take a look at dozens of details. Start with the desk clerk, totally unwelcoming, could' t find even a cup of tea for us after a long drive to get there. The polyester sheets are rough thin and terrible to sleep on, the mattresses, are old and worn out. The... More 

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FrontOffice1925, General Manager at Colgate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Colgate Inn with us during your recent visit to Hamilton. After reading your review we cannot apologize enough that we did not meet your expectations. Here at the inn, we deeply pride ourselves in delivering the best possible guest experience. Our entire staff was alerted to this review and took it very... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Who does not love the inn? Whether it is a quick lunch during the weekend or a long dinner at night the inn is always fun. Trivia Wednesday's are the best and what I miss most about my time at Colgate. Sunday morning brunch is always a huge hit and the staff is always extremely accommodating. Highly recommend!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you can get beyond the apparent disinterest of the desk staff, the Colgate Inn is a charming and unique hotel. I submitted a reservation request through the Inn's website and, after ten days without a response, then called the desk. The clerk advised that there were no rooms available on the days I will be in Hamilton. When I... More 

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FrontOffice1925, Front Office Manager at Colgate Inn, responded to this review

First and foremost my sincere apologies in the tardiness of this reply. In a computer upgrade on January 1 to increase our company communications our automatic notifications from Tripadvisor ceased. Another faithful guest brought your review to our attention just this morning. Thank you for your candid review of our front desk’s customer service. Your feedback is invaluable to us,... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We really like the Colgate Inn. Hamilton is a charming town and there are few other decent options in the immediate vicinity. The public spaces are great. The lobby is warm and comfortable and the restaurant and bar are excellent. The rooms are very small and can be noisy. We have also had some challenges with the air conditioning in... More 

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