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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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Albany, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The odor of mold/mildew hit us as we opened the door. Opened the a/c and black mold was caked on. Talked with the owner who was extremely rude and said the odor was not due to the a/c. Very unappealing rooms and very poor service. Don't go there!

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I got a room for a two-day stint in town. The room I had was exactly what I expected. There was a TV, bed and shower. Just what I needed. After a long day trapesing around the area, it was nice to get a hot shower, walk to the custard stand a few yards down the road, the sit outside... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a very clean, bare bones motel with minimal amenities. The King Bed room has no table or lamp on one side of the bed. There are no tubs, no mini-fridges and the Wi-Fi service is virtually non-existent except in front of the office. There are very few electric plugs (I counted two with one in the bathroom that... More 

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Lake George, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the first bad review I have ever wrote. They can do and charge what ever they want to because they are the only game in town. They say they take AAA and AARP but when asked was told it was all ready in the very low price, that is B. S. ether there is a discount or there... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The people at the front desk were so lovely. The room was very basic and quite inexpensive, but very clean!!! Each room in the row outside has a lawn chair. The pool surprised me. So you will get a nice flat screen tv but bring your own shampoo!!

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Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had stayed at the Birds Nest Motel in the past and although it was dated, the room was passably clean. Prices are no bargain, so don't look for that but we went again this last week and were given the "jacuzzi suite". Well long story short the room was very musty and obviously maid service was perfunctory, but OK... More 

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We did a last minute visit to the Finger Lakes and decided to stop and stay the night in Skaneateles. we had no reservations and where we wanted to stay was full. Didn't want to spend $250 a night for the place they referred us to so we wandered through town and did some shopping. Stopped in at the Rhubarb... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 

1 Thank chele010
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 

1 Thank Marriedinsorrento
Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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