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8 Broome Street, Marathon, NY
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Three Bear Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Marathon B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed in a non-smoking room upstairs that overlooked the parking lot. The room was newly renovated with fresh painting and floor coverings. There was cable tv. No clock, so remember to bring your own. No refrigerator or microwave, but the restaurant is next door and there is a mini mart across the street to cater to your palate. The... More 

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dining in the old hotel was excellent. Motel rooms are definitely dated and beds especially could be improved. Cleanliness was not a problem. All staff in both restaurant and motel very nice. Wish it wasn't so close to I-81. Was a bit noisy. All in all not a bad value considering the price was very reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The room, despite being non smoking, is on the second story above the smoking rooms, and the room is pretty saturated with the smell. The bathroom especially seems to conduct fresh smoke from the rooms below. There is a lot of dust in the room. A dusty sock hung from our smoke detector. Some of the outlets did not work... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Staff was pleasant. But rooms are lacking. No clock. TV up-volume on remote did not work. Drip in tub could not be stopped (placed towel under drip for the night). Door latch area VERY beat-up/deteriorated. Light switch entering room did not operate anything. (had to walk across room to find a light at night). Pillows were terrible (thank goodness I... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Best night sleep in weeks. Couldn't travel any longer and was lucky to find the Three Bear. Good food (Breakfast) real nice folks. Everyone (customers and staff) were very friendly and helpful. This could become a habit!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I am writing this review to save others from the terrible experience that I had based on reviews that must have come from sensory deprived travelers. The room was dirty - I have pictures of an inch of ancient dirt around every baseboard. There was no security lock of any kind on the door and the chairs were too short... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We love to stay at the three bear. The rates are awesome and maybe the rooms look a bit out of date. But what really makes every second worth it to stay there are the people. From breakfast in the morning all the way to the bar at night, evryone is zo friendly and helpfull. We always try to fit... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

In a world in which you never get what you pay for...this is a place that is just the opposite. A hometown, friendly inn with good food, good service, clean and comfortable. The staff makes you feel right at home. We would stay here again and again rather than going to bigger city locations. It would be worth the commute... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My husband and I stay here to visit our son who attends Cortland. We love saving the money over the chains in the area and you truly do experience local flavor. So the room my be a bit rustic and the bar a bit noisy, you're in upstate new york. And by the way, it's always full and there was... More 

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North Shore, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Three Bear Inn is a breath of fresh air. It is clean and comfortable, with a welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere and cozy dining area and tavern. If you want a feel for the local community, stay at the Three Bear Inn. Centrally located in downtown Marathon, it is conveniently located and walking distance to just about everything. Rooms my... More 

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Address: 8 Broome Street, Marathon, NY
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Marathon
Number of rooms: 22

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