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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Anita M Rochester, New York, United States
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has the most beautiful view of Seneca Lake from the southern tip. The rooms were very beautifully furnished and the staff was very friendly. The whole place was elegant yet welcomed casually attired guests. Our lakeside room had a bench window seat to sit and enjoy the lake view.

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Atlantic beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was excellent. Staff could not have been more friendly helpful and accommodating. Rooms clean spacious Located right at the harbor walking to restaurants Watkins glen state park a must for hiking excellent restaurants a short drive from hotel

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It is extremely rewarding for our staff to receive your compliments on the friendly, helpful and accommodating service you received. You are absolutely right, the Watkins Glen State Park is a “must see” when visiting the area. Again, many thanks for the great comments. We look forward to the opportunity of... More

Hamburg, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go to hotel when we visit the finger lakes. The rooms are fabulous; the view is amazing and the staff is fantastic. We had a fantastic lake view room with a balcony; we spent both evenings out there drinking wine and relaxing. The beds were very comfortable, the room well maintained and stocked. The staff is extremely... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

How exciting it is to hear that the Harbor Hotel is your “go to” hotel when visiting the Finger Lakes. Your kind words mean a great deal to us and it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We are most excited to hear that you received Five Star service from all of our team members.... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel and property are beautiful ! Everyone of the staff were super, super friendly, helpful and made us feel special!! Torie at the front desk was so pleasant & extremely helpful! She did a great job with our reservation and changes we had to make! She was able to get us a wonderful room, and it made a world... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Such kind words for the Harbor Hotel! It was very kind of you to highlight Torie in your review. The staff is always excited when they are personally recognized on TripAdvisor. We agree, she is extremely helpful and truly enjoys providing our guests with first class service. Thank you again for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming... More

Babylon, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous Hotel. Beautiful everywhere with a great design and decor. Our room had a balcony overlooking Seneca Lake with a fabulous view - decorated perfectly and warm and welcoming. The bar and restaurant served great drinks and food. Great happy hour enjoying NY wines outside on the patio amid the manicured gardens and a view of the lake. Wonderful friendly... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

“Seneca Sensation”~ that is quite the compliment! We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to know that our guests appreciate all of our efforts. It’s great to hear you enjoyed our happy hour “chill time” on our patio. There is nothing better than watching the sunset over Seneca Lake while enjoying a glass of Finger Lake's wine.... More

Waterloo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel and definitely return for another visit. Great views from the balcony. Great location with all attractions within walking distance. The food was excellent and all the staff was very helpful and polite.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and even happier to see that our staff was able to make such a positive impression during your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to recognize their efforts. It has been our privilege to serve you and... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with many of the other positive reviews....this hotel is just lovely!!Am sat at this very moment outside enjoying a nightcap sat around the welcoming fire pit in the outside bar area. The hotel is so clean and well kept and has so many 5* touches.....fluffy bathrobes, morning coffee and newspapers on the corridor every morning, fabulous in house... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to read through your comments and truly appreciate you writing to express such gracious comments about the hotel and the services. We are thrilled to hear your kids loved the area as well. We agree~ Watkins Glen is small town America just like you see... More

West Babylon, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every part of this hotel is beautiful, from the lobby to the outside patio area. Our room with a balcony overlooking the lake was just lovely. The decor was top shelf and very romantic. The grounds were impeccable and the staff constantly walked the areas to pick up any discarded flower buds-amazing. The happy hour was so pleasant as we... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

What a catchy review title! We love it! It is great to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you so much for the wonderful "5-Star" rating and for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor. Your compliments on our décor, landscaping and staff are very much appreciated. Our team genuinely appreciates your feedback and prides themselves on providing top-notch... More

Rochester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful room, very clean nice pool area definetly stay again friendly helpful staff. Huge walk-in shower& nice thick bathrobes provided.wanted to stay another night but it was race weekend & they were booked

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous rating and review! We are thrilled to hear you have plans for a return visit. We appreciate you noting such great comments regarding our helpful staff, spa inspired bathrooms, plush bathrobes and indoor pool. Ensuring our guests enjoy everything about their visit is what we do best. Again, thank you for your review and for... More

Warren, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from our 3rd stay at the Watkins Harbor Hotel. It continues to be one of favorites! The entire facility is very clean and we have always received excellent service. The rooms are some of the most beautiful hotel rooms we have ever seen! The view from the harbor view rooms is amazing. We love... More

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and other travelers on TripAdvisor. Your review title “Always a favorite of ours” is simply the best compliment! Giving special recognition to Summer was very thoughtful of you. Our team members are excellent ambassadors for our hotel and it pleases us to hear of the great service you received from... More

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Address: 16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Watkins Glen Harbor Boutique Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has been awarded a four diamond rating from AAA -The American Automobile Association. This distinction is given to hotels with refined and stylish accommodations and a high level of service and attention to detail. This award makes the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the top rated hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. At the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, our staff is proud to offer all our guests outstanding service! The hotel offers a variety of deluxe accommodations including six luxurious suites. We offer nightly turndown service, an indoor pool, fitness center and our professional concierge is on call to assist you and your family in planning your Watkins Glen vacation. ... more   less 
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