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Rainbow Inn

5690 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820
Rainbow Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rainbow Inn remains my first choice when staying in Oneonta (although I don't normally stay in motels). Very short distance (approx. 1/4-1/2 mile) from Hwy 88 exit, but not readily noticeable from Hwy or exit. Family-owned business. Maria is the usual contact person for registration. She is very helpful and accommodating. Safe and private location but easy access to colleges,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you are travelling Rte 88 and need a place to stay over night in Oneonta this is the place. Our room was spacious with a small eating area, frig, microwave, coffee maker and even a little outdoor deck! Looks like it was recently remodeled. There is an on-site bar and small pub style restaurant which was a pleasant surprise.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Rainbow Inn is my first choice when I travel to Oneonta, NY for business. My family enjoys staying there with me as well. The property is a family-owned motel that is well-maintained and has beautiful grounds/flowers in season. There is the convenience of an easy on and off Highway 80 and an onsite restaurant/bar "My Father's Place". Additionally, about... More 

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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed one night while on a road trip to the northeast. Reasonably priced for a holiday weekend. I normally don't like to stay in motels with outside access. I didn't like the fact that they still use the old metal key rather than a magnetic swipe card. But what bothered me most was the fact that there was NO... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I use this wonderful Inn as our overnight getaway, rooms are always fresh and clean and everything is well maintained. Quiet area also. Staff is also prompt and courteous. Highly recommended.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Coming from a Family that would not typically stay in a Motel type lodging, I must admit I was worried about our stay while attending All Star Village. With all the chain hotels charging 5-10x more than their counterparts throughout the country, The Rainbow Inn provided us with our only real alternative in the area. Upon arrival, our fears were... More 

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MA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have generally stayed in known chain hotels; but since the rates in this area were extraordinarily high we looked for a reasonably priced place to stay. Not only was The Rainbow Inn reasonably priced, it was a real find. It was a very well maintained motel which shows great care and modernization that meets any of the chain hotels--flat... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a clean, friendly place to stay just up the road from the town center of Oneonta. It is the 2nd time I have stayed there. Maria & her husband make you feel comfortable. My son & I stayed there in Aug. 2014 & we were in a newly renovated room with a refrigerator & microwave. The outdoor pool... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I were on are 30th Wedding Anniversary trip and came upon this diamond in the rough hotel. Staff was great and the king size bed and suite was unbelievable. We had a two person Jacuzzi tub and a sauna in the room. We stumbled upon the Farmhouse Inn for our anniversary dinner. EXCELLANT food and staff

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In the summer, the Oneonta area gets quite pricy. Stayed here based on price and it was a good value (compared to the other overpriced chain hotels). Rooms are ok - plus is that there is a mini fridge (where the freezer actually works!) and a microwave and room size is ample. Free wifi is a plus. Furnishings and walls... More 

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