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Rip Van Winkle Motel

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15 Commodore Thomas Macdonough Highway, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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  • Location
    4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Cumberland, RI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were referred this location by a Gas Station attendant when we asked him if he knew of any motels with vacancies in the area. He said about 3 minutes down the road we would find the Rip Van Winkle! He also noted our RI plates and suggested that we would save time by taking the ferry to Burlington the... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These were the absolutely worst, disgusting, old, stained and spent mattresses we have ever seen. They reminded me of mattresses my parents had in their home in the 1960's sans stains. Blood and other stains were on every surface and side of the mattresses and box springs. They were uncomfortable, sloping no support - long ago spent. . I wanted... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I really liked the place, clean facilities a bit old but cozy. The only bad thing was the wi-fi service which was intermitent or dropping all the time, and when i went to talk to the manager at the lobby i was told that it was due to the wind moving the anthena. I felt like home and defnitely i... More 

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York, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had been on the road all day and dropped in to see if they had a two-bed room, which they did, and we promptly got settled in. One bed's mattress sloped to the one side, giving only an OK night's sleep. Other than that, everything was fine and very clean and well kept. Complimentary coffee and danishes starting at... More 

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Winnipeg Manitoba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I were on our way from Montreal to Rhode Island. I knew we were arriving in Montreal late but wanted to be on our way, and through the Boarder for a good start in the A.M. I believe Plattsburg is about 100Km (60 miles) from Montreal. I called the Motel and explained our situation. I explained: "with... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a Motel that houses people for extended periods of time. Some of those tenants made us feel very uncomfortable/unsafe the two nights we were there as they watch every move you make. This is a non smoking motel so they provide old coffee cans for cig. Butts. The tenant in the room next door became very nasty when... More 

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Seattle,Washington D.C United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Rip Van Winkle Motel is a cute mom and pop motel with a very nice and attentive staff. It is located right across from the beach, and has spacious grounds. The front desk Ladies are very nice and are helpful. There is WIFI but this is a password that protects it to other outside users. They are in the... More 

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Swanton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have stayed in many rooms here and have enjoyed it everytime :) . The rooms are a bit smaller than some of the new hotels but has a retro style to it. I have never found the staf to be anything but helpfull and respectfull. As for the wifi it works fine i have used it on my phone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The front desk lady, (the only person that works there) is very very rude, has no respect, and lets you know that nothing you say matters. They say free wifi also, and cable. Well the wifi would not work in two of the rooms we stayed in and the cable was less then basic. The tvs were non stop static... More 

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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I travel to lots of different states for my bass tournaments. I will say that if my wife comes with me to these week long stays, the place better be very acceptable. I have been staying at the Rip Van Winkle for 3 years now for a week at a time and have never had an issue.... More 

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