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Birds Nest Motel

1601 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the outside the motel has a cottage feel. The staff are very friendly. The room was comfortable and clean. There was no soap or shampoo in the bathroom when we arrived so be sure have this packed with you. There is a Tops and CVS in town. But the bathroom was clean. Pets are allowed as they have a... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently with some other couples attending a wedding. We had a great time at the pool and hanging out, but the rooms are really run down. We stayed in the annex and there was a bad smell from as soon as you walked in. Beds were uncomfortable. It really needs a makeover- carpets, paint, furniture . That would... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Skaneateles there are several motels dating back to the 60's. No hotel chain will ever be allowed to come into this village, so if you want a hotel, go to Auburn or Syracuse. The bird's Nest has been well cared for and maintained over the years, although still somewhat old fashioned and nostalgic. The beds were comfy, staff friendly.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate to diss anything, but this place earned a thumbs-down from me. For starters I needed to cancel my first night (our travel plans changed) and I called 6 days in advance to do it and was told because it was less than a week's notice I was out of luck, I'd need to pay anyway. The air conditioner... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from stay at Birds Nest, VERY DISAPPOINTED; Room in main bldg. small rooms, NOT like Photos on website -and small bathroom; no fridge or micro, only one soft chair, bed hard, no hook in bath. we were unable to use pool due to rainy weather off and on but it looked very dirty and the pet walk... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel, although lacking in many amenities, was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The motel is in a peaceful, rural location outside the village of Skaneateles, yet not far from the area attractions. Breakfast could be improved with bread, only bagels available, jelly, small boxes of cereals, and fresher pastries. Next door to motel is a... More 

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endicott,ny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i would not stay there again.it was bad.the back door was not secure.the drapes were stained, the chairs were not vacumed under the cushions,the beds were outdated terribly.i don't understand how management could actually rent out this room.even the unexpierianced eye could see that this room would be unacceptable to rent to someone without first taking even the most basics... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

room smelled musty but was clean friendly staff rooms were out of date and didnt get much sleep and was really tired the next day and kind of a bummer walking around town ,we had planed to spend the whole day but my wife and i just felt like going home as we still had to look forward to drive... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

we thought we had booked a motel on the outskirts of skinny atlas(that's how the locals pronounce it) but it's more like three miles. The first room was on the the North side, it was big and quiet, but had a stale smell. The second night we were moved across the corridor, looking at a main road, but it,s not... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nothing to complain about really. Room and facilities basic. Breakfast was just coffee and muffins. Staff fine. Room smelt a bit musty on our arrival. Bed comfortable. I wouldn't stay there if for a longer period, but as it was only one night, can't complai.

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