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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

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16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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HORSEHEADS
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed Saturday night after a fundraiser in Watkins. Unfortunately I woke with a terrible stomach virus! I called the desk and the young lady was more than gracious. She delivered to our room extra towels, ginger ale, water, a bucket of ice ect...... She would not take a tip or anything. In the morning I was... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are locals who have used the Watkins Hotel as a get-away on a number of occasions. In fact, we used to go up there weekly for dinner and a drink in their bar. We stopped doing that because they no longer serve a particular California wine I liked (by the glass) and have focused more on Finger Lakes Region... More 

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stay here every time we go to the finger lakes which is about twice a year. The hotel and rooms are spotless, and beautifully decorated. We had the prime rib special which they have on sundays, and everything was so delicious. They even give you a complimentary glass of wine with the meal. It was our anniversary that night... More 

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

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It's so nice to hear that you had another great visit and happy you enjoyed our Sunday Prime & Wine feature. We appreciate your continued patronage and will look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next trip to the Finger Lakes... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room, view, restaurant and hotel they really know how to care for their guest. We live in the area and will make more of a point to come here and stay. Location is also a positive, all within walking distance

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

Thank you for posting your great review on TripAdvisor. It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room, the beautiful view of Seneca Lake and found our location to be ideal. We like nothing better than hearing our guests are planning for a return visit. We appreciate your loyalty and will look forward to your next stay.... More 

Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time staying at the hotel for a Girls Weekend and it was just as good as the first time. Super clean, great service and good food. The view from our balcony was just breathtaking. Even though it was winter we still were able to walk the pier and enjoy the sights. Looking forward to going back... More 

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

We were happy to welcome you back for your second “girl’s weekend”. Thank you very much for posting your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to express such nice comments about our hotel. It’s great to know that you received wonderful service from our team and that you enjoyed the beautiful view from your balcony.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for our 10th anniversary and this was the best hotel we have ever stayed in! We loved everything about it! The bed and pillows were better than ours at home and the room and for the first time at a hotel the linens and pillows felt clean enough to use (I honestly usually bring a pillow and blanket... More 

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

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. It was a pleasure to read through your review and truly appreciate you writing to express such gracious comments about the hotel and the services. Our Housekeeping Team was excited to read all of your flattering comments. We have a great team and it... More 

Scranton,Pa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the sixth time we stayed at this hotel and it definitely won't be the last. We made reservations with Mary for next January's get away before we left. We stayed 4 nights because they have such great deals this time of year. The rooms are immaculate and so comfortable with a great view of the lake. We love... More 

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

Thank you sharing your nice comments with us and for your 5-Star review! We are so glad you had another wonderful visit. Our guest’s loyalty is very important to us so hearing that you have stayed with us six times is very rewarding. It was very kind of you to highlight the friendliness of our staff and appreciate you taking... More 

Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is beautiful. Super clean, fantastic food and a very courteous helpful staff. We were looking for something to do on our weekend stay and they referred us to a wine touring service called Main Street Drivers. We toured Seneca Lake wineries with a gentleman named Steve that knew the wineries and showed us a great day. I would... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your wonderful comments on TripAdvisor. Your fabulous rating and review is very much appreciated. It sounds like your wine touring was a success. We will be sure to share your positive comments with Main Street Drivers. We will look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back. Best Regards, Carolyn... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are willing to spend the money, this place is excellent. This was a couples weekend for us so my husband went a little spendy. I can only imagine how beautiful this hotel would be in the spring and summer months. They have nightly turn down service, and excellent staff. The view of the lake is the way to... More 

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

It's great to hear you enjoyed your "couples weekend". It was pleasure to read through your thoughtful comments; especially about our staff. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it is wonderful to hear that this was your experience. Thank you for your sharing your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor. Warm Regards, Carolyn Guyer More 

Medford, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several of us "empty nesters" came up to the "Finger Lakes" region to enjoy some of the wineries. We're "global gallivants" and appreciate the many hotels we've stayed in....however, there is usually 1 thing that is wrong. The Harbor Hotel is 100% perfect! The staff, the location, the room design, furniture, bedding, the restaurant decor, the FOOD (both dinner &... More 

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

WOW ~ what an amazing review! Receiving such flattering comments from seasoned travelers is an incredible compliment! We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to hear that your group’s stay was “100% perfect”. We truly appreciate all of your comments including your observation of the cleanliness of our hotel. We have an amazing housekeeping team and it... More 

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