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May's Polynesian Motel

5617 State Route 104 east, Oswego, NY 13126
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a halfway point on the way back from Canada. We needed a clean bed and of course, a safe, easy to find hotel/motel. I read reviews on TripAdvisor and it sounded just like what we needed. Reservations were easy peasy. The bonus for me is that when reservations were made, my husband asked about photographing sunsets in Oswego.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a budget motel: nothing in the room matches, the WiFi is on the weak side, and the air conditioner (which kept shutting off altogether) is deafeningly loud. But Steve? Steve is an awesome host. He is genuinely friendly and easygoing, and his demeanor made me happy to support his business. The rooms are clean, the towels fluffier... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great surprise! Motel with General Store, everything you need, plus homemade ice cream milkshakes, best rib-eye grinder (1/2 lb of meat), even baseball cards and auto racing items, superior family run small motel! It is a small, simple, pure family run motel and store with no luxury but sufficient, clean, great fluffy shower towels, good size double beds,... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at May's Polynesian Motel 4 yrs in a row for Harborfest in Oswego. It is owned by Steve and Jenny May, They pride themselves on catering to their guests. The rooms are immaculate and modern and very large. The motel is set away from the road on Rt 104 behind their store where they live with their... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family traveled from the West to the East Coast. We heard about May's Polynesian Motel and checked it out. We actually arrived after midnight and was warmly greeted by the manager. The place was very neat and clean and I loved the Hawaiian theme in the bathroom. We met the owner Steve and what a funny guy! The manager... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We didn't even stay the entire night as the walls were paper thin. All we heard the whole time we were there was the person in the next room coughing.The bed was worn out,so bad that milk crates were holding it up. The price wasn't bad but I guess you pay for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I work on the road and finding a hotel is key for us.. Stayed here a week and had nothing but the best service one could ask for. Hotel host noted that my wife and I worked nights and would not disturb us while we was sleeping bout would wait till we would go to work and... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Love the place friendly and always welcoming. Familiy is wonderful and they are just overal great people and very accommodating. The food in the country store out front is good. They make some of the best sandwiches i have had

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been to May's hotel several times. Our first visit was in 2009. Steve and Jenny(she is from the Phillipiens) are so sweet. The rooms are always nice and neat. Fresh sheets and pretty towels. It is interesting when we stay there as there has been fisherman or families with children depending on the season of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I met a few friends in Oswego for a volunteer project at a local museum. My buddy made the reservation for the four of us based only on what he saw on the web. The reviews substantially over-rated this place. This is a cheap motel. Cheap furnishings, cheap fittings in the bathroom, cheap towels, cheap bed linens and poor housekeeping.... More 

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