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Clarkson Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   One Main Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are slim pickins in Potsdam for hotels and if you have a student attending Clarkson or SUNY Potsdam, this is a choice spot. They book up very quickly but once you stay, you get have a better chance of staying again. Kind of a throw back place, they do send email reservations to you, but on premises they are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here for a couple nights 2 weeks ago. This was our second time here, and this time instead of 1 night, we stayed 2 nights. We didn't actually have anything IN Potsdam this time; we picked this inn as a midway point between Montreal and Buffalo because we liked staying here so much the previous... More

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Alameda, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just recently spent two nights in this lovely inn. I was in the area for a family reunion and just wanted a clean basic room for my stay. The staff was wonderful, the room very large and clean with a comfy bed great bath products (go figure). We had a fridge in our room and the staff provided us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since Lake Placid was full with all of the Ironman participants, we had to look further afield. Our small group decided to book the Clarkson Inn in Potsdam, NY as the base for a weekend of hiking in the Adirondacks. While it was just over an hour to drive to our high peaks trailhead, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay at... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So easy to find and right by the river. The room was extremely comfortable, the staff were wonderful and they have a lovely lounge area where you can sit all day if you like and drink tea, read the paper and snack on the cookies they provide. Fantastic.

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Albany, New York
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I stayed at this lovely inn over the weekend on business related to Clarkson university. The staff were friendly and the place is gorgeous and immaculate. I suggest you stay at this inn and avoid the "chains" while in the area. The rooms are wonderful and so is the buffet breakfast. It is in walking distance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wonderful room, very friendly staff, good central location. Didn't have reservations and they were extremely accommodating. Room was wonderful, very spacious and hotel was easy access to downtown and restaurants. Beautiful view and walk along the Raquette River. Potsdam is a really nice Adirondack Community. Our first time there and we enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After coming to town for many years and staying elsewhere,I finally had the opportunity to stay at the Clarkson Inn for a night. What a wonderful experience from arrival to departure! The location of the hotel is great, alongside a peaceful river and park in the center of town. I enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures of the sunset... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful hotel....clean...staff wonderful...historic puctures on walls... ..and quiet! And the bed and pillows (huge issue for me) 5 star quality. ..we came for 3 days with our for our daughters orientation at SUNY POTSDAM....try Maxfields right across the street from the clarkson....good food...good vibe...good times! We recommend staying here to all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Usually stay in nearby Hannawa Falls, with family. Have driven by this hotel literally dozens of times. In a recent desperate situation, we called on the Clarkson Inn for overnight accommodations. Wow! Still cannot believe how impressive this hotel was. First class service, rooms and staff. The GM, Mr. Lavigne, will literally drop what he is doing to please guests.... More

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Address: One Main Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
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Location: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarkson Inn 3.5*
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