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Colgate Inn

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1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
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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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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is my third visit to The Colgate Inn. I stayed before the renovation, right after it and just this week. The room was perfectly comfortable, good bathroom but I paid far more than my last visit and felt a little taken in...I was told that $199. was the rate despite rooms being listed from $129. a night. Since the... More 

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Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stayed overnight with my son, who is looking at Colgate Univ. The room wasn't spacious, but it's an old Inn and thus doesn't have some of the 'cookie cutter' amenities and advantages of a chain. The room was very clean, and nicely furnished. It was a bit on the dark side with two lamps running incandescent bulbs. The The... More 

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PLANDOME
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Colgate U has a hometown hotel to be proud of - traditional in style that is in keeping with the history of the village and the university. Clean, well designed rooms, great bar, good meals. I only wish there were more rooms available.

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Huntington, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had recently stayed at the Hamilton Inn for a family wedding. The hotel room I stayed in was a king. It was large with a few chairs and a desk also in there. The bathroom had a large shower ( no tub) and the vanity, sink & mirror were on the outside making it easy for 2 people to... More 

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