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Rainbow Motel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   24480 State Route 12, Watertown, NY 13601
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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Saint Albans, Vermont
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I would not recommend this motel to any person OR animal. It was absolutely disgusting. After traveling in a snowstorm, this was the first motel that was seen, so we pulled over and checked in. Upon entering the room there was a tile falling out of the ceiling, cigarette butts in the toilet, and a funky smell. But it was... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would go to this quiet motel especially because they have wonderful and caring manager along with his family . I loved it and so did my hubby . They were very helpful and kind. I especially like the fact that Alexa Bay was only 10 minutes away from us .

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Don't even think about this nasty place it was horrible....my boyfriend and I had work in the Watertown area and ended up stuck here for three months I don't know why I ever stayed that long.. had no choice at the time once he started charging it was hard to go some place other then there. The maids stole peoples... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed here out of necessity - There was nothing else available for miles due to a local concert. I still owe apologies for making us stay there. This was, without exaggeration, the worst place I have ever slept in... and I've slept under a bathroom sink. It was expensive. The bathroom was filthy (towels were pre-moistened and there was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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41 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

terrible ,dirty ,old motel with vry old facilities

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

My band stayed here one night awhile back when we were on tour. All of the other motels/hotels were booked so we drove around and found this one. When we pulled in, I noticed a small tree growing in what used to be a swimming pool. As soon as I stepped into my room, the smile was wiped off my... More 

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bellvue, NE
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

The entry into the room is about 12 inches high , hard to get in, The mirror in bathroom is to high could not see oneself. Water temperature was extremely hot. Curtains are frayed and very old. stained walls in bathroom. Overpowering smell when entering room of potpourri. Windows old and not secure and hard to open and close. However... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

You will be very, very sorry. I do mean sorry!!!!!!!! If for some reason you do bring Bug Spray. Tape for cracks in windows and doors and noseplugs for the smell and that is just the tip of the iceburg. PLEASE DO NOT DO IT!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

Probably the grossest place I've ever stayed at - and we are budget travelers. Where to begin - The stairs going up were treacherous. The room was tiny and very, very shabby, there was an ashtray in a nonsmoking room, cigarette burns on the disgusting looking chair, old, yucky curtains that barely closed, and gross, ancient upholstery. It was filthy... More 

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

It was stinking, old, the carpets and curtins were there since the 60's. The tiles on the ceiling were stained and leaking, towels were yellow and stained, would not dare get a shower. Got up in the morning to a large puddle of water on the bathroom floor. No security, the windows don't lock. The only thing that kept me... More 

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Address: 24480 State Route 12, Watertown, NY 13601
Location: United States > New York > Watertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rainbow Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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