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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 2 days ago
TessfromHampton Hampton, VA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hampton, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bird's Nest is far from a luxury motel. If you want shampoo, go to the front desk and ask for it. Breakfast? Thomas' Bagels, a few packaged sweets and coffee. No frig, microwave or hair dryer. What you will find is a pleasant receptionist, a clean but sparse room and a comfortable bed. Remember to add on New York's... More

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Oneonta, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were first drawn to this place because of the fair rates; then we met the owners and so respected their quest to run a small business. Then their dog ( I forget the name ) who was such a lover. We found nothing wrong, but we found so many magnetic attractions. Jack and Jann Ewen

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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218 reviews 218 reviews
41 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Motel is clean and attractive. Front desk friendly but DID NOT have correct dates for our booking.com reservation. Thankfully we had our printed copy and that they had a room available. We had changed our date a few weeks before and they had not put the update in their system. They knew Internet did not work in rooms and did... More

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New York
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My friend and I do an annual road trip through back roads in the northeast, and this year we hit the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles first. This motel is very basic. The bathroom was small and the beds ok, although the pillows were desperately in need of changing. There was a nice chair in our room, and a small table. No... More

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Scottsville, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago. At first, we were all in love with the cute layout and the size of our room. However, that was the highest point. None of us slept well because the beds might as well have been made of rock. In fact, one of us ended up sleeping on the floor the... More

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Oneonta, N.Y.
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I feel it's my duty to fellow travelers to report the condition of this motel. I like to try and support the older "Mom & Pop" places when I can, and I'm willing to put up with a few quirks to save a little money. I've stayed here for an overnight in May for the last three years, and the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 1601 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Birds Nest Motel 2*
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Also Known As:
The Bird`s Nest Hotel Skaneateles
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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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