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Northern Family Motel

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6775 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY
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Northern Family Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Penetanguishene, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I booked the Northern Family Motel for a sports team recently and I cannot say enough great things about our stay with Stephanie and Eric Matott! From check in to check out, they were awesome!!!! When we arrived, there were goody bags to welcome us and we instantly fell in love with the charming family atmosphere of the motel. The... More 

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Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Northern Family Motel is awesome. The hosts Stephanie and Eric are fantastic. The Back Forty and The Barn are great as well. The comfy cozy office for Continental breakfast is just that very welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this motel in Potsdam NY. The staff are wonderful. Our room was kinda small BUT we had a lot... More 

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This motel did not live up to the other reviews I read here on TripAdvisor. This is an older motel showing signs of its age. Others mentioned renovations - we had room 7 in mid September 2014 and I doubt that room has seen any renovations (other than repairs) since it was built. The room was incredibly small, the bed... More 

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Upstate NY
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I stayed there the past two nights while in Canton for a dog show. There was a onetime pet fee, plenty of grounds to walk dogs. I do tracking and was able to set a small track for my corgi! The room was cozy (small but fine for one person. ) Free wifi, refrigerator, good Tv. Good restaurants nearby in... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the second time I stayed at this motel. Our room was larger and more comfortable than last. they have bee doing renovations and the place looks great. It is quite pet friendly and the owners treat you like friends instead of guests. very comfortable stay. the grounds are quite beautiful and the flower gardens are gorgeous.

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Potsdam, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a short notice visit and the hotel could not have been more helpful. We were arriving late after a long drive and they left the key in the lock of our rooms ready for our arrival (nb. everything closes at 9pm in Potsdam!). The rooms were clean and comfortable with cute folksy decor on the walls to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed for two nights and were very happy with the accommodations. The room was spacious, clean and had sufficient amenities for the four of us. The beds were a little uncomfortable, but we didn't have issues sleeping the nights through. The bathroom was recently renovated, our only complaint was the inoperable vent fan. Hand soap was provided along with... More 

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Additional Information about Northern Family Motel

Address: 6775 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY
Location: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Northern Family Hotel Potsdam

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