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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

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16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay there at least once or twice a year. The rooms are meticulously clean. The service is good. There is a very nice restaurant in the hotel. It is always a relaxing stay for us. Even when we stay in the winter and may not want to venture outside, we have dinner there and it is all we need.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here due to the excellent reviews, so I'll add mine to the list...this is what a four star hotel should strive to be. Everything inside and out was all first rate. The bed was excellent, the sheets and comforter were clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was excellent too! We had a great view of the lake also.... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed here many times, and leave feeling well rested and relaxed. Very classy hotel with all the details carefully considered. It can be expensive (especially on the weekends) but if you can plan your visit mid-week, there's a good chance that you can get a better rate.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel several times, and it never disappoints. Our trips are a combination of business and vacation. The staff is always cordial, friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful. The entire building is sparkling clean. View of the lake wonderful. Restaurant has good food at reasonable prices as well. We will definitely return.

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Roslindale, Ma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely pleased with our wedding at the Harbor Hotel. The coordinators.. Heather, Anne and Renee were all so nice and helped ensure that our wedding was perfect. I lived in Boston but grew up near the area. Planning from afar could be challenging but these 3 coordinators made this easy and ensure that everything was taken care of... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for choosing to share your “big day” with us at the Harbor Hotel. It was very kind of you to personally acknowledge Heather, Anne and Renee in your review. They were thrilled to read through your great comments. We agree; they are an amazing wedding team and are truly committed to making... More 

Pittsburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 3rd time staying here and it might be the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The entire hotel is clean and the rooms are very big and comfortable. I even love the pillows and I usually never find hotel pillows that are comfortable enough for me. On our most recent girls trip we ordered room service... More 

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

Best hotel you’ve ever stayed at; what an amazing compliment! It’s so great to hear that you had an excellent visit as well as a wonderful service experience. Our team is committed to providing the best service possible, so it’s great to hear they contributed to a memorable stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your Harbor Hotel... More 

Manheim, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake view room with a balcony was well worth the money. Everything was top-notch. Accommodations were beautiful and the staff were friendly. Great 2 day get-away. Hotel restaurant was average and the pool area with spa was enjoyed by our children. Favorite activity was walking the gorges at the state park.

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

“Top notch” is the ultimate compliment ~ thank you! It’s great to hear your family had a nice getaway stay. We are so glad you had the opportunity to visit the state park’s amazing gorges; definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We will look forward to... More 

New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located overlooking lake Seneca and the harbor. Downtown Watkins Glen and the state park are just blocks away. The beds and shower are first rate. Service is friendly and food is good, but not gourmet.

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

Thank you very much for your posting your review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to express such nice comments about the hotel and our friendly service. It has been our privilege to serve you and we will look forward to welcoming you back to the Harbor Hotel on your next visit to the Finger Lakes region.... More 

Port Dover, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first week of May and we needed a break so we decided to take a quick motor trip to New York State. The drive was beautiful and scenic. One of our planned stops was Watkins Glen. We hadn't been there in years. The online information about the hotel made it look quite nice - but don't the... More 

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

What a great review title! That is such an amazing compliment! It was such a pleasure to read through your detailed review. We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to hear that our team’s efforts contributed to making your stay special. It is very exciting to hear that you are already planning your next visit with us.... More 

Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with 3 others for 2 nights this past April. We had a suite that had 2 queen beds and a sofa with a pull out mattress. The beds were very comfortable, the pullout mattress not so much. For the few nights i was there sleeping on it, it was tolerable but for any lengthy stay, would not advise.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to hear our guest rooms, convenient location and, most importantly, our friendly staff made for an enjoyable stay. Your nice comments are very encouraging to our team who work very hard to provide a great stay. We appreciate you sharing your feedback from your dining experience in... More 

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