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Van Auken's Inne

108 Forge Street, Thendara, NY 13472
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Inlet, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The potted pink geraniums on the porch and the shrimp bisque were the high points of our visit. The turkey/bacon roll up was tasteless, and a corn/potato soup was bland. We had looked forward to this visit. It is in a great location near the RR station in Thendara. The bisque suggested the kitchen has potential. The waiter was frustrated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See those nice pictures on the website that make this seem like a quaint, relaxing inn? Well the reality is that this is anything but that. This place is a very loud live music establishment. If you check out the entertainment link on the website, you will see that live bands play until late in the evening and sometimes past... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have very mixed feelings about this Bed and Breakfast. Do you know those commericals where the couple picked Bed or Breakfasst? That's how I felt from the start. The continental offerings for breakfast were horrible. Nothing but carbs that had been sitting out overnight. Some yogurt or fruit would have been a nice addition. We skipped breakfast both days... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Under new ownership brought great things to a this staple bar/inn in this area. The staff hands down makes your dining/bar visit perfect! I have never stayed in one of the trims do I can't speak for that part, however I love this place for dinner & drinks. The lounge is separate from the dining room, so you can choice... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've made many trips to the Old Forge area over the years but this was our first stop at Van Auken's and it was certainly a pleasant find. I booked there at the recommendation of a friend who has a vacation home there. There is new ownership and they are still working out a few kinks but their can do,... More 

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at Van Auken's on NYE and had a very nice time. The dinner was amazing! Everything was fresh, tasty and served at the perfect temperature. The room was very clean with a large bathroom. They provided lots of towels. Plenty of space for luggage and to hang your clothes. Our room was over the bar but we really... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed here under new ownership and had a great experience! Can't wait to go back. The service, food, and drinks were all great! Definitely worth a trip. Great location.. Very convenient with the train station. And very close to Old Forge!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a delicious meal and overnight stay at the Van Auken's Inn! We heard that it was under new owners, and the service and atmosphere couldn't be better ! I recommend stopping in for a drink and a good time. One of the owners also played the piano, we had a blast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My family and I had dinner in the dining room on a Sunday night. Service was attentive at first but server seemed inexperienced or new. Took our appetizer order quickly but waited at least a half hour to order entrees. One major downside was the flies that were flying around our heads for the entire meal.. Very annoying. But the... More 

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holland patent, NY
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I try to get up to Van Auken's at least once a year on the Adirondack Scenic Train ride. the experience has changed over the years (some better than others) but our most recent trip last week was all good. The little lady behind the bar, despite being mainly single handed with a train load of 300... More 

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