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Colonial Inn & Motel

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701 North Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Colonial Inn & Motel
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Ranked #10 of 19 Watkins Glen B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently called this establishment to make a reservation and was greeted by a very disrespectful employee from the front desk. She proceeded to hang up on me and when I called back thinking it was a mistake, got called a name and hung up again. Afterwards I tried to email the manager to try and get this issue resolved,... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Must have been a wrong number. Please try again. Ask for me, Paul. More 

Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Finger Lakes on a last minute mini vacation and needed a place to stay. Colonial Inn had one room left and it was the best. Would stay again and request the same room if possible... Had a fantastic time...The room had everything we needed and made our trip a memorable one...

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot 15WonderWoman. We love our visitors from New Jersey. We look forward to seeing you again. Paul. More 

Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I decided at basically the last minute to go on one of the events organized by the Seneca Lake Wine Trail called "Cruising the Tropics", which is held the end of March each year. It is hard to find a good value hotel in the Finger Lakes to begin with much less in the off season. We... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Renee for taking the time to write a beautiful long and detailed review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you and your husband again. Paul. More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While the accommodations are modest, the property as a whole is well loved and cared for by the owner and employees. Our two night stay on 9/10/14 & 9/11/14 was enjoyable. We were happy to find a refrigerator and microwave where we could chill our water and dinner leftovers and then heat them up and have them for lunch/snacks the... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank You NeuroRV22 for such a detailed review. It was a pleasure chatting with you on your visit. Glad you enjoyed your stay so much. I look forward to your next visit. Paul More 

Philadelphia, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As other writers have shared, the place is overpriced for a run down inn. We spent over $150 a night and our room was not serviced all day. We could never get the "free" wifi to work. Other guests were smoking in their rooms which left a terrible smell wafting into our room. The inn is located near the street... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hello Kiff. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We work hard to maintain our historic and classic mid-century look and décor. I believe it takes us back to a more peaceful and restful time. You are right and I apologize for the missed touch up. I will be bringing this up at our next staff training. We... More 

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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We enjoyed their egg nog chocolate chip ice cream and their pumpkin ice cream. Both were excellent in flavor and hints of what each needed to carry the name. The Egg Nog was likely the best of the two, and had the pumpkin had the chocolate chips it might have been a tie! We drooled over several other varieties, so... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. Making all these ice cream flavors is a bit of a passion for me. Glad you enjoyed them. Paul More 

Johnson City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I stayed three nights over Labor Day Weekend. Room rate wasn't cheap, but was generally reasonable considering how busy Watkins Glen always is that weekend. Motel is very centrally located for everything in the downtown section...walking distance to food, drink, and gorge entrance to State Park. Lots of vehicle traffic out front since this is the main road through the... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you staying with us Dooz28. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave an extended review. We look forward to your next visit. Paul More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

These guys have the best homemade ice cream. Almost too many flavors to choose from. I have been there multiple times and have not tried the same flavor twice yet. The mint chocolate is my favorite so far. And the have vegan/lactose free flavors too.

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoy our creation. Paul. More 

Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We just happened to stop here because the Belgian waffle stand outside didn't have ice cream- just waffles. The ice cream was the best I ever had. We went back 3 times during our stay on Seneca Lake AND bought a hand-packed pint to take back to our cottage. Very creative flavors that are handmade (so I was told). The... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Linda for sharing your experiences. We really appreciate it. And yes, ALL of our ice creams are handmade, even the vegan ones. Paul. More 

Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The location of the motel is spot on. You are walking distance to everything. The cost of the room was definately overpriced for the quality of digs. The staff were very pleasant and check in was without incident. As we came with one of our teenagers the WIFI was provided and proved to be satisfactory for her. We stayed out... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Colonial Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Kevket for taking the time to share your experiences. After reading your review, I immediately went into the room, and brought in two of our staffers and we could not find any odour. I suspect something blew in from somewhere. I wish you would have brought this to my attention immediately and we could have moved you to... More 

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