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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 July 5, 2011
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Based on reviews we booked to stay here over July 4th weekend. Needless to say I had trouble getting my wife to leave. We will definitely plan another trip back and spend more time in the area and have the hotel as our central point. Nearly everything you could want to do in the region is within 30-60 minutes.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Went there for a special occasion, bought the "Romance Package" which was roses, champagne (local), and chocolate covered strawberries...WOW. What a presentation, all that waiting as you walked into the room. And the room was lovely, well appointed, with a large bathroom and separate dressing/makup table outside the bathroom. I was disappointed that there was no coffee maker in the... More

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Rochester NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen is a gem. We stayed for a two night getaway to celebrate our anniversary and it felt like we had been away for a week...in a good way! The hotel sits at the south end of Seneca Lake and right on the Marina and Harbor complex. It was so relaxing to sit on our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

A wonderful place to stay. Great service. Beautiful, luxurious rooms. Good restaurant. Magnificent views of Seneca Lake. The best concierge I have ever encountered. Watkins Glen State Park with spectacular views a few blocks away.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

I had a bad experience at a Watkins Glen motel, so I switched to the Harbor Hotel. An amazing upgrade! A great hotel! Nice rooms, very comfortable beds, with amazing harbor views. The bar has a nice patio right near the water. I did however think it was a bit overpriced considering the area. Seems more like New York City... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

This was the 4th time we vacationed at the Harbor Hotel. It is in a great location, near shops and lots of great restaurants. Just a short drive to all the great wineries on Seneca Lake. This year we took our children as a Christmas gift, and stayed three nights in May. We had a wonderful time. The front desk... More

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Troy, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This is a really nice hotel built just a few years ago. The rooms are super clean and upgraded! My husband and I only stayed one night for our 2 year anniversary. When we came back from our awesome sail boat ride (not to be missed, btw), we decided to hang out on our balcony over looking the lake. Well,... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

My Husband and I spent there 4 days of our honeymoon. The hotel was very comfortable and nice, Staff were very kind, always smiling and helpful. the hotel location at the harbor makes it a very good romantic getaway. we enjoyed wine touring and checking out waterfalls in Watkins Glenn and Montour Falls. The shops of Watkins Glenn carried very... More

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I stayed at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel with my wife and two teenage daughters last weekend for two nights. It is a gorgeous property with a very friendly and helpful front-desk staff. We had a lovely room overlooking the harbor and Seneca lake. It was not a cheap room, but it was big, with two queen beds, and a... More

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Great Neck, NY
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

We were a bit disappointed in this hotel, as it didn't match up to some of the sterling reviews it has received. While it is unquestionably clean and comfortable, it lacks some of the bare-bones amenities we've come to expect in most hotels: no in-room coffee-maker, no mini-bar, and no shop to pick up any of those items you might... 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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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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