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Clarkson Inn

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One Main Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have stayed at the Clarkson Inn several times and enjoy our visits. The hotel is nicely decorated and the staff is wonderful. The hotel is convenient to the colleges in Potsdam and really not that far to Canton and St. Lawrence University.

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Webster, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was a student at Clarkson when the Inn was built...I said it then and repeat it - it was about time the town had a real hotel. And its still the only real one! Glad its there for me all these years later. Well maintained and still classy and convenient!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The room and service were wonderful. The only issue was the outdated heaters in the room. While everyone will agree excellent heat in the winter is wonderful, there is no way to control it. On the lowest setting it is too hot and off is too cold. Same with the water. My wife an I felt like the most important... More 

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Northport, NY
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have stayed at the Clarkson Inn many times when dropping off/picking up, or visiting our daughter at SUNY Potsdam. We love the rooms, the complimentary snacks (especially the water bottles!) and afternoon tea service, the location right in the village, the picturesque views of the river, and the fact that it is NOT a chain hotel. There are a... More 

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George L, General Manager at Clarkson Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, As I am finishing reading your comments regarding your most recent stay with us, here at The Clarkson Inn, I would like to thank you very much for your constructive and positive observations. Also, while I am very sorry to have disappointed you,I am happy to find out,how much you appreciate our hospitality. Furthermore, as a Manager, I... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Well appointed spacious spotless rooms. A personal welcome with snacks and a note. Robes and slippers make relaxing extra comfy. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The doorman is speedy and willing t assist. I really enjoyed my stay and although it is slightly higher than chain hotels its worth it because it's NOT a chain and they make... More 

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Dixon, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The owner of this Hotel reallly cares about everything that goes into this Charming establishment. The deatail of how it is decorated, the food, the cleanliness, and the staff were out of this world. The bed was very comfortable. The room was adorable and the lobby was nicely decorated. The food was delicious and the restaraunt was elegant with white... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Inn is at the center of Potsdam at the foot of the main street and right on the river. There is a beautiful albeit short walk on the river nearby. SUNY and Clarkson are both under 10 minute walks away. Main street has decent shopping and several good restaurants literally outside your door. The Inn has good character and... More 

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Carmel, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

my son and I were doing a college visit and stayed at the Clarkson. The room was large, clean and quaint. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had their breakfast. It was very convenient but just ok. I would definitely stay there again.

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Cazenovia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I drove from Syracuse, NY through a lake effect blizzard to get to my daughters college piano recital and made it to the Clarkson Inn in Potsdam, NY! I left early to beat the storm so even though I arrived 3 hours before check in a room was ready for me. It's so nice to stay in a local inn... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the personalized letter & snacks in room upon arrival to the easy departure , this charming inn is a great getaway if you find yourself in Potsdam. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the sluggish plumbing which was not a huge nuisance unless you take long showers. Great location within walking distance of restaraunts &... More 

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