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Northern Family Motel

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6775 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY
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Parishville, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the "Back 40" for a couple of weeks while our house was being remodeled. The owner (Eric & Stephanie) are amazing people. The "Back 40" is a large home-setting suite, 6 bedrooms, 2 full baths (one with a gigantic jet tub), full kitchen stocked with all dinnerware and utensils. The Wifi was great with speeds nearing 30... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot say enough about Northern Family Motel. We first stayed here a couple of years ago and have stayed a couple of times since. We are from Ontario and my husband, son and l were here for a fishing tournament. The motel rooms are very clean, the grounds are immaculate and Stephanie's homemade muffins are delish! Stephanie and Eric are... More 

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

Exceeded my expectations for a motel at that price. Room was well furnished, quiet and comfortable. (Didn't see the television until I looked up!) Bathroom was modern and clean. Heat was excellent (important in Potsdam!). No breakfast in 'off-season' other than coffee, but friendly hosts. PS. Great view of the stars at night!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Close to Potsdam and all the stores. Rooms were very clean with small refrigerator. The room we stayed in didn't have a microwave, but the next door room did. Stephanie makes a wonderful continental breakfast. Our friend likes ice tea in the morning with her breakfast, Stephanie made some up real quick are first morning we were there. The next... More 

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Catskill Region, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A nice, clean and comfortable motel near the colleges in Potsdam. Nothing fancy, but if you are in the area for a college event, it meets all your needs (though the wi-fi could use a boost). Convenient and easy to find. The hosts are great and the muffins here at breakfast are to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Room was clean. The hosts were very friendly. The continental breakfast was delicious! It was all homemade foods (muffins, cookies, eggs, etc). Also fruit, cereals, bagels, juices, coffee, great. And the price was affordable. It's very close to "downtown" Potsdam.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The location to Potsdam was great. Everything was functional and comfortable, but it's not a place to impress anyone except your wallet. The food was great, the people were very friendly. The floor was weak just inside the front door. The room reminded me of a hunting camp more than a motel room. It got the job done. I can't... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stephanie & Eric are not only exceptional hosts, but have become wonderful friends! We have been staying here for Clarkson events for over 5 years & will continue to return. A warm & welcoming place, with comfortable rooms, an inviting common area outside as well as a wonderful "living room" and kitchen for delicious home-cooked muffins to round out an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Room is a little small but worked fine for me. Had free wifi and was very clean. Owners were super friendly and free continental breakfast very delicious. It's not a chain motel and is quaint, which is a plus for me. Bathroom a bit on the small side but the sink looked new and the towels were in great shap,... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I called Stephanie (one of the owners) on very short notice looking for a room for a 2 night stay. She juggled and made it happen! Once again, I got a clean and comfortable room. I feel like a broken record, but the breakfast that is served is worth the stay. Their "continental breakfast" is the best I've ever had,... More 

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