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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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North Buffalo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each time we come to the Finger Lakes, which is usually annually, we stay at this hotel. We were in the region last week for just a few days. This is the newest hotel, at least in the Watkins Glen area; if one were to stay in Geneva or over on Cayuga Lake in either Seneca Falls or Ithaca you... More

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Eugene, OR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel a lot and enjoy wonderful resorts and hotels. We were lucky to come on to this hotel on a business trip from Oregon to the East Coast. We had a couple of extra days to enjoy the area and this hotel was the highlight of the trip. This hotel is certainly exceptional for the price. I can recommend... 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 was the highlight of your trip! Receiving this comment , especially from a seasoned traveler, is the ultimate compliment-thank you! it is wonderful to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Again, many thanks for your great compliments. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back... More

Lancaster, PA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely the nicest hotel in the area, rooms are impeccably clean and beautiful, staff is friendly and accommodating. Complimentary coffee and tea are provided daily at the end of the hall for guests to enjoy. Very relaxing to have a drink outside by the water. The bar/restaurant service left something to be desired, drinks and food took forever, though we... More

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

Thank you for your recent visit to the Harbor Hotel and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate all of your wonderful comments, however we regret that we fell short of delivering the exceptional level of service we are known for during your visit to our Cold Water Bar and Blue Pointe Grille. Your feedback is very... More

Binghamton, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had my Wedding here and it was a wonderful experience. The catering/Wedding Coordinators were amazing. Upgraded my room to the Admiral Suite and it was wonderful for getting ready for my big day and it would be wonderful to spend a couple days just to go wine tasting. The hotel is on the pricier side but its the nicest/newest hotel... More

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

Thank you for choosing the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel to celebrate your big day! We are so happy to hear it was a wonderful experience. It was very kind of you to pay special recognition to Heather and her team. As you said, they are amazing and are simply the best at turning couples wedding dreams into reality. Hopefully on... More

West Seneca, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful hotel, clean, wonderful location in Watkins Glen and all the amenities you need. I'd be more then happy to give it five stars had it not been so pricy. We had a beautiful second floor room with balcony facing the lake, definitely at the higher end of their room selection no doubt and we were celebrating... More

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

Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate your birthday! It was pleasure to read through all of your details and flattering comments; especially about our very friendly staff. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it is wonderful to hear that this was your experience. It was... More

Green Cove Springs, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is indeed a beautiful hotel, with a great location at the foot of Seneca Lake. The building is modern and clean. Common areas have much detailed wood work with stacked stone accents. There are two fireplaces, one in the lobby and second (two-sided) between the bar and dining room. It is beautiful, period. Pros: The rooms are clean, large... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to give us and other travelers your detailed feedback on your visit. We value our guests’ opinions, so thank you for taking the time to share. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the amenities in your guest room as well as our spa inspired bathrooms. I apologize that your turn-down attendant disturbed... More

Driscoll, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome hotel. We arrived very late and were met by Mary, at the front desk. She was AWESOME! She helped us so much. She gave us recommendations and directions to all the local attractions. Our room was very nice and clean. I am not easily impressed, but this hotel and staff did it. Highly recommend.

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

“Awesome Staff and Awesome Hotel” ~ there is no better compliment! Nothing is more rewarding than our guests raving about our hotel and our excellent service. We agree; Mary is AWESOME! She is truly committed to going above and beyond to accommodate our guests and we are very lucky to have her on our management team. She will love reading... More

Dix Hills, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I stayed at this hotel and we would go back! First, it is extremely comfortable. Very clean, large shower in a modern bathroom with a vanity outside the bathroom that includes a lighted magnifying mirror. The room is spacious and very clean. Laminate flooring (I wouldn't have it at home) instead of... More

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

Second visit and a 5-Star review ~ thank you so much! It is very rewarding to read all of your great comments and appreciate you highlighting our guest rooms and Blue Pointe Grille. Our goal is to achieve 100% guest satisfaction and we are delighted to know that our team delivered on all fronts. Again, thank you for sharing your... More

Clifton, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar in the hotel. Loved the ambience. You can sit inside or outside with a view of the boats in the harbor. My wife and I stopped in by chance one afternoon for happy hour when we decided to take a break from visiting the surrounding Finger Lakes wineries. Bartender was very friendly. We liked it so much we... More

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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 Harbor Hotel experience and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to our Cold Water Bar and Blue Pointe Grille. We will look forward to hosting your visit in the fall of next year! Warm Regards, Carolyn Guyer More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very beautiful! The room furnishings are stunning. Our room was very clean and well maintained. Housekeeping does a great job! We were disappointed with the bar and restaurant staff. Service was extremely slow and the staff seemed very disorganized. It took 40 minutes after ordering drinks to get them. (wine) pretty easy to pour in a glass.... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. It is very rewarding to read through your great comments; beautiful hotel, stunning furnishings and very clean. Thank you, they are very much appreciated. We appreciate your other notes as well and apologize for the challenges you experienced in our restaurant. It is... 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
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Number of rooms: 104
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