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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 August 7, 2014
Linda H Maberly, Ontario
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  • Location
    3.5 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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Maberly, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This motel is very conviniently located near Lake, Winery and Distillery. Price was right for the ameneties we received. We had a nice, clean double room. Due to age of property, there were not enough power plugs to satisfy our computer requirements, so had to unplug the desk lamp and TV. Grounds are well kept. Pool looked lovely..did not use.... More

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Brighton, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Booked for price, then read some scary reviews so was worried. We had a lovely stay. Older but clean. Large room, fridge and coffee. Comfy king bed. Good service. Interior hall did have stale smell, as if it should just b aired out well. Short drive to town. Would stay again.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed overnight on a short trip to Finger Lakes. Motel had clean rooms and very helpful staff. Tables and umbrellas outside office for relaxing. Good value and close to the lovely Skaneateles. We would stay here again.

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Hampton, VA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 July 16, 2014

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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170 helpful votes 170 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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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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