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Smalling Motel South

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7518 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676
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Smalling Motel South
Ranked #2 of 6 Potsdam B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Ballston Spa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a background of 20 plus years in the hospitality industry and have both stayed at and worked with dozens and dozens of motels, hotels, conference centers and full-blown resorts over the last couple of decades. The Smalling Motel is probably the nicest and best-presented family-owned roadside motel I have stayed in during that time. I rarely stay at... More

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

was given 2 rooms for the NYS Cross Country Championships by my section coordinator since the area was sold out. Pleasantly surprised with 2 queen beds, fridge, immaculate bathroom, and the most friendly staff. 5 minutes from downtown Potsdam. Free GREAT coffee and muffins in the morning. Will stay again when I'm back in town.

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed at Smalling Motel while attending the Clarkson Open House. The location is perfect (5 minutes from Clarkson and downtown Potsdam). Yes, the rooms are quite small; but, there are so many positives: warm and friendly owners & staff, price that's reasonable, squeaky clean, hot water with great pressure, parking right outside your room so no... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights this spring while visiting my sister during her final semester at Clarkson. My parents (also visiting for the weekend) were a couple of rooms over from us. They had stayed here numerous times before during previous trips to Potsdam and gave it high recommendations. It was indeed very close... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son and I stayed here the night before he moved into his dorm at Clarkson University. The location was perfect. No, it's not fancy, but the room was comfortable and VERY CLEAN. The refrigerator was a nice bonus. Coffee, juice and muffins in the morning were much appreciated. I dealt with three different people at the front desk during... More

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Smalling Motel South again, on my recent trip to Potsdam. I can't say enough about how much I love to stay at this motel. From the moment you arrive, til the time you depart, you are given friendly, caring, and courteous service, and made to feel special. The rooms are VERY clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love staying at Smalling South! The room is always perfect and the folks that run this place have a great attention for details. I always try to stay here when travelling the North Country. A little bit out of town, makes it quiet at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided last minute that we wanted to stay the night in Potsdam which had originally been just a day trip. We found the Smallings Motel and called ahead. When we got there the woman let us see the room before we booked. We were very happy with how clean it was. The air conditioning and cable... More

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West Henrietta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

the handicap room is clean. wife is in wheel chair; she mentioned to owner that she needed a bench to sit in the shower. the owner went out and immediately bought one, and assembled it for use. excellent assistance by the owner and staff. the towels are white, fluffy, and absorbent. the owners and staff are eager to help in... More

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Pointe-Calumet, QC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Little out of the way places that aren't "brand name" are always a treat. Especially when the rooms are clean, the stuff works well like the the shower and the TV and the fridge and all that you take for granted. The location was not that out of the way at all... it was on the main road headed out... More

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Address: 7518 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676
Location: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16

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