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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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole staff was fantastic and made everything excellent for our wedding day. From start to finish they made the whole day seem effortless and went well out of their way to make our day special. Couldn't have been more perfect.

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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. Our staff was thrilled to read through your great comments. We agree; we have an amazing team who are truly committed to making sure every last detail is perfect! We appreciate you sharing your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. On... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights to go on a wine tour. It's in town and on the lake but we opted for a street view room it's fairly pricey in my opinion especially with the Canadian exchange. We were lucky to obtain a military rate calling them directly instead of online booking. So the room and property were all very... More 

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

Thank you for your posting your review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate you taking the time to give us and other travelers feedback on your experience. It's so nice to hear that you not only had a great stay at the Harbor Hotel but that you had the opportunity to sample some of the region’s amazing wines. We will look forward... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here during the fourth of July. Location easy to find. On the water with beautiful views. Close to restaurants and some shopping and not far from the waterfalls. Fun atmosphere and fireworks on the Holiday. Room décor was very tasteful. Would love to have a balcony but we had a large window. The bed was comfortable and linens... 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 generous comments on TripAdvisor. Your fabulous rating and review is very much appreciated. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and had such a wonderful holiday weekend. We will look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back and thank you again for... More 

North Carolina
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342 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin, this is a beautiful property. Worthy of a four star rating. Most employees were great. Turn down service was good (although we only got it one of the two nights we were there). Coffee service at the end of each floor was a very nice touch. Overall a great property. HOWEVER, had a bad experience with the manager... 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 review on TripAdvisor. While I am happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our hotel, I’m very sorry to hear of the experience you described. Our guest’s satisfaction has always been and continues to be our number one goal. The situation you described is certainly not indicative of the type... More 

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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we stayed two nights at this perfectly located hotel plush with amenities. We paid extra for a room with an outdoor balcony and it was well worth it! We were on the third floor looking out at the harbor and marina with a clear view of Lake Seneca. Our room was well appointed and... 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. We’re glad you enjoyed the beautiful view from your balcony. It was very kind of you to take the time to post such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor and we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay! We will look... More 

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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here multiple times. City view and lake view. Lake view costs more. Nice suites for parties. Do not smoke in these hotel rooms. They will catch you and charge you a lot of extra money to clean the room. Nice pool and hot tub area. Also nice grounds lakeside. Limited menu of overpriced entrees in their restaurant, but... 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 comments with us and others on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our indoor pool/hot tub and appreciate you highlighting our beautiful landscaping. Be sure to visit our website and “like us” on Facebook to check out our monthly “Hot Buy” dates. This popular promotion offers special... More 

Ocean County, NJ
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't take offense Watkins Glen. Your town is wonderful. The Watkins Glen State park is nature at it's best, and there are a few interesting restaurants to go along with the dozens of wineries along Seneca Lake. What I did not expect was a hotel experience that met/exceeded all our requirements for a great hotel stay.(though to be fair 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 post this wonderful review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled you had an outstanding stay! To hear that we exceeded your expectations is such an amazing compliment! We are glad you enjoyed the convenience of our coffee stations and our complimentary Wi-Fi. Again, thank you for your wonderful comments. We will look forward to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room and Amenities were very high standard. Nothing more need be said of them. The outstanding feature was the attentive and friendly staff who again and again went well beyond the call of duty. Nothing was a trouble, even some unusual requests which were dealt with by different staff but always with interest, care and enthusiasm. This hotel is to... 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. We are pleased you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and found our staff to be “first class”. Our staff members are excellent ambassadors for our hotel and it pleases us to hear of the... More 

Danville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Harbor Hotel is an amazing hotel and would recommend this highly to others. It is a little on the expensive side, however the amenities are superb, the staff is very friendly and the hotel is in meticulous condition. The bed in our suite was probably the most comfortable I've ever experienced in a hotel. I don't normally write up... More 

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

It’s great to hear that you had such a wonderful visit with us and appreciate you taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. Receiving such an awesome review from a guest that doesn’t typically write reviews is the ultimate compliment! Our goal is to provide our guests with stays that exceed expectations, so it is very rewarding to... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled to Watkins Glen for a convention held at the Harbor Hotel. The room was spacious, sunny, and the view of Seneca Lake was marvelous. The hotel has good quality restaurants, a caring and considerate staff, and is perfectly located to take advantage of the wine district, sunset cruises, the Watkins Glen International Raceway, and special events that seem to... 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 acknowledge Mike in your review. The staff is always excited when they are personally recognized on TripAdvisor. We agree, he is extremely helpful and truly enjoys providing our guests with first class service. Thank you again for posting your wonderful comments on TripAdvisor. We hope you... More 

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