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Birds Nest Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1601 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Skaneateles
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our second stay at Birds Nest was OK. It is an old time roadside motel convenient for our purposes. Both times we stayed there we had clean rooms and the staff was very nice. This trip our room was much bigger for only $10.00 more but the bed was not very comfortable though my wife disagrees on that. I suppose... More

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Syracuse, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Word of warning for anyone looking for an affordable motel, this place is definitely not worth the money saved!!! The room was a typical cheap motel room which I was fine with yet it was freezing as I stayed in the Motel during Thanksgiving week, also I planned to do work in the room since their website boasts free internet,... More

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Topeka, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times. Problems include: 1) No hot water 2) Dirty room 3) No TV remote/broken TV 4) no heat 5) shoddy room construction (holes in the bathroom) 6) No wifi despite advertisingtehre was (only works in part of buildings) 7) Room smell moldy Overall very cheap, even for $100 a night hotel.

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Binghamton, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Old fashioned, cute motel rooms, all knotty pine inside. Everything was adequate, although not ultra-luxurious. Comfortable beds. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Pool outside is convenient, except can't be used except in the presence of two adults. Very reasonable price in a town that tends to be very expensive.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This motel is a gem. There are two old fashioned lounge chairs in front of each cabin-like room and people actually sit there on the lawn and do nothing! No reading, no internet, radio, or phones - just leisure sitting. The place is so quiet and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. The rooms are clean and fairly large. The innkeeper... More

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Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed in the king bed room with Jacuzi. This was in the 2nd building. The hall and room smelled horrible. The floor over near the desk is ready to fall through. The microwave is in the bathroom. The AC was loud but necessary due to the horrible smell. It smells like mildew or wet dog. The Jacuzi is in... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you want a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel this is not the place. If you want a place in a good location that is CHEAP, this is the place. My wife and I stayed there for a week and it was resonably priced but having stayed in a variety of 4 and 5 stars hotels in the past... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I spent six nights at the Birds Nest Motel, we were very happy with the clean, comfortable room, this property isn't new but it is very well maintained. Very quiet at night. The owner and staff are pleasant and helpful. Continental breakfast got our mornings off to a good start. And after a long day seeing the... More

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Odessa fl
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place is so outdated. Rug was dirty.Bathroom shower was a small stall.If I had read reviews prior to booking I would not have stayed. Best thing was location.Close to lake and downtown. No coffee pot in room,no blow dryer or ammenites . Very Rustic.

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Forest, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was probably the worst hotel stay ever. We stayed in one of the larger rooms in the building next to the main hotel and I should have canceled our stay the moment I walked in the building. It smelled old and musty...truly a pungent smell that kept us up all night. Some dehumidifiers would have helped greatly, but there... More

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Also Known As:
The Bird`s Nest Hotel
The Bird`s Nest Hotel Skaneateles
The Birds Nest Hotel
Address: 1601 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Skaneateles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Birds Nest Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the lakeside town of Skaneateles, the Birds Nest offers you 31 rooms and suites on a quiet country setting. All rooms and suites are non-smoking. The standard rooms are 400 square feet and all feature high speed internet, Climate control heating and cooling, flat screen cable television, phone and private bath. The suites are 600 square feet and addition to the room amenities they also include coffee and tea service, full bath, microwave and refrigerator. They are great for families and the business traveler. ... more   less 
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