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Vernon Downs Hotel

4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon, NY 13476
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Agree with the going down hill comments. Have stayed at the hotel once or twice a year for many years, for racing trips. And for the last several years the hotel has been in gradual decline. Each visit a little more disappointing. When I was here in late July, the beds had been made but the sheets had not been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stay here for a wedding weekend. The room was average, thats all. Wedding was decent, mostly because the bride did an amazing job decorating. We were there 4th of July weekend which im sure is busy for everyone but waiting in line for 45 mins to check in and then being told your room isnt ready is just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent $115 for one night stay and super disappointed. The casino wasn't bad but the room was kinda gross honestly. I was given a room directly across from the elevator which was annoying bc people were loud in the hallways also it was across from where the breakfast was being served also which was wayyyy too small of an area.... More 

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit with us and I do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced. Our breakfast area is small when we have large volume of guests staying but you can go out on the terrace overlooking the track which will accommodate a large number of guests. Once again thank you for your feedback... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly it was not as bad as people said! It was a clean room with friendly staff. Convenient restaurant downstairs with pretty decent breakfast buffet. Our 2 year old loved the indoor pool. Its nothing fancy but it was inexpensive and the hotel and racetrack right there make it fun.

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit with us and I’m very pleased your visit with us met your expectations. It is very important to us to try to meet everyone’s expectations on every visit and we do receive many compliments when guests are checking out of the hotel. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here a couple of times several years ago. Although it's an older hotel it WAS clean back then. Now......not so much. I had the occasion to stay overnight recently. I booked 2 rooms via Hotel.com. My first complaint about the stay is that no-one was allowed to check in early. The desk clerk said they had a full... More 

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit with us and we work very hard trying to get rooms ready for 3pm arrival. I do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced and was pleased to have your reservation corrected from the on-line change. I did review the room shortfalls with the housekeeping department and the on-line site didn’t... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title pretty much says it all. I've never ever ever stayed in a hotel where the shower curtain and tiles had mildew, but this Hotel made it a first. The room was fine and had a lot of amenities (fridge, good closet) but it was hard to get past that bathroom.

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your comments and have reviewed this with our housekeeping team. We do work hard to try and meet every guest’s expectations and apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your visit. More 

New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading all of the reviews, I was nervous about this property. There was no need for that worry. The hotel was clean, the hotel staff was great, the room was very comfortable. The other surprise was the food was great. The hotel is a no frills property. But the double bed was comfortable, the air conditioning worked, the bathroom... More 

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your comments and reviewed them with all departments. I’m very pleased that overall we met your expectations and enjoyed yourself. We are very proud of our property and work hard to meet our guest’s expectations. More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Everyone is Very nice also like the fact you can just walk from your room to the Casino the rooms are quiet clean there is a fridge microwave beds are very comfortable we stay here every time we make a trip to Verona New York

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your comments and reviewed them with all departments. I’m very pleased that overall we met your expectations and enjoyed yourself. We are very proud of our property and work hard to meet our guest’s expectations. More 

New York NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Was picking my daughter up from music camp at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, around 20 minutes to the south. There are essentially NO hotels in the area (other than overpriced b&b's near the campus). Closest chain hotels are down in Binghamton, 90 minutes away. Hotel seemed generally clean and room was fine. Casino is slots-only. Need to travel 10... More 

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your comments and have addressed these shortfalls with our food & beverage team. I do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved the Casino but the room was dirty and the buffet was terrible. Apparently they don't do any spring cleaning in the rooms. They hadn't been open for the season very long and the rug was dirty. The bathroom needed a good scrubbing and needed to be painted. The shower curtain was slimy and the bed cover was lumpy. The... More 

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Simon S, Manager at Vernon Downs Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your comments and have addressed these shortfalls with our housekeeping & food & beverage teams. We do work hard at trying to meet all of our guest’s expectations and again apologize for any inconveniences you experienced. More 

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