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Northern Family Motel

Certificate of Excellence
6775 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY
Northern Family Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay here whenever we are visiting our daughter at Clarkson University. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are always neat and clean. We have enjoyed visiting with the owners and other guests in the morning at breakfast and around the fire pit in the evening.

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Norwood, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here just one night while in the midst of selling our home and relocating. We had our 3 bulldogs with us as well. There was no problems at all in bringing them. The owner even gave us a discount on the pet fee because we had 3. She even offered me the choice of a... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was my second visit, my first since there they had a fire in their living quarters/office. The fire did not affect the motel building itself. They redid the barn on the property and their "new office" is wonderful and inviting. The room I stayed in was clean and comfortable. Stephanie's "continental breakfast" is not a traditional continental breakfast, it... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Room is small but clean and perfect for a few nights. Satellite TV and fresh fluffy towels. Everything was sold out in the area; Trip Advisor recommendations were on target. Family owned; very friendly and accommodating. Good experience. Will stay again when I the area.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stephanie and Eric are the soul of this motel. They are such wonderful owners and people. Stephanie realized the room I was staying in was too small for me, she moved into a bigger room free of charge. She made sure that anything I needed was taken care of, The room i stayed in was very clean and comfortable. The... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our son has attendedPotsdam for the last 3 plus years and has played two sports. That being said, we have spent more nights than we can count up at Potsdam for games. When we first started coming it was hit and miss with hotels. Super expensive and ok and middle of the road but not ok etc. Then we were... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For more than 6 weeks (from before Thanksgiving to after Christmas of 2014), my wife and I were in Potsdam taking care of her parents as her mother had end-stage pancreatic cancer. The whole scenario was generally terrible, but in the end there was little to do other than accept the situation and help out as much as possible. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Northern Family Hotel is just a few miles north of the center of Potsdam, NY (home to SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University). While it is an older motel (built in the 1950s), the owners have done an excellent job of updating the room amenities while maintaining an element of classic motel charm. Don't expect modern rooms like you would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This has been our 4 time their ! It has always been very CLEAN & NEAT we recommend it !! A very good place to stay for the price ! We will definitely go back next year for the Potsdam Craft Fair !! The location is very good for us ! The staff was wonderful ! & also the have... More 

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed for a night in Nov. 2014. Our room was very nice with 2 queen beds and a nice bathroom. It even had a fridge and microwave and a new flat screen T.V. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the lady who was checking in and doing the breakfast was very nice! We definitely plan to stay... More 

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