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Seneca Clipper Inn

436 South Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Ranked #13 of 19 Watkins Glen B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Patterson, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good motel for the money. Close to Watkins Glen international and downtown. Apparently refurbished and was clean. Better than the other motels in the Glen I have stayed at over 20 + years. Bathroom was av r age size, the bedroom a little small for two king beds...

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Garforth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal location for an overnight stay near to all amenities without being overpriced. Was doubtful about staying here but to be honest couldn't find fault with it. Room very clean, maybe basic but everything was in excellent condition. The bed was perfect and with air con we managed a good nights sleep and although no breakfast was provided there is... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a last minute stop while we were traveling. Looked it up on TripAdvisor first and most of the reviews were OK. First list the best part. Bathroom was remodeled and clean except for the shower curtain that was dirty on the bottom. Should have gone to the dollar store to get a new one! Air conditioner looked new.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a perfect spot to stay! A clean, no frills inn: easy walking distance to restaurants and harbour. There is a Tops right next door if you want to do food on the cheap. The owners are wonderfully sweet: great recommendations on where to eat (you have to walk to Curly's for breakfast: almost next door and is ridiculously inexpensive... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was looking for a last minute hotel and I found the Seneca Clipper Inn through Priceline. Since it was just me I didn't need a fancy room but I wanted something clean and close to where I was staying. I also saw this hotel had an average review of 7.7. For $99 I got a king size room. The... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

A challenge for handicap as the bed was extremely high to get into and back out again. Hubby's feet didn't touch the floor..Also, the bathing area had bars but no assistance for hubby to be able to sit while bathing. The chairs were acceptable but again not for handicap. Sometimes it is just that maybe the owners don't realize when... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Second time staying there, nicely run motel. Its clean and very convenient to everything. Owner is so sweet. Morning breakfast is just coffee, tea and packaged muffins, no big deal but its something. Good for the price, couldn't ask for more. Fridge, microwave and drying in room.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Seneca Clipper Inn is close to everything in Watkins Glen but the beds are hard as rocks. It would have been more comfortable sleeping on the floor. The room was small but clean and the A/C would not stay running. It kept shutting off during the night and we would wake up to a stuffy room.

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Columbia, MD
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have stayed at the SCI a number of times when we visit Watkins Glen NY for yearly car shows. The staff is great The location to the center of town is convenient. The rooms are clean. But the beds are hard as a rock. While at our car show we exchanged laffs with other SCI residents and everyone had... More

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Saratoga, ny
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Rooms included hair dryers and refrigerator. A no frills hotel, clean and convenient and quiet.... We would stay there again. Nice parking lot and a fabulous ice cream parlor right across the street. Location was convenient to the harbor and state park gorge.

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Address: 436 South Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
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Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Watkins Glen
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