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Budget Inn

435 South Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although a dated property and bed with a very hard mattress, the hotel is very convenient to everything in and around Watkins Glen. Staff was friendly and the room was clean. The free breakfast although limited was fresh and appealing. Would stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

checked in around 10:30pm on a Friday night, after ringing the bell to get in the locked office, we were met by a worker in his underwear. Place was disgusting, with dead bugs everywhere. Room service banged on the door at 9 am asking for wet towels.

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Philadelphia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely horrible! I was looking for an affordable place to stay for a weekend trip to Watkins Glen and decided to book this place. Worst decision I ever made! I arrived about 10:00pm, had to ring a doorbell to be checked in by a man who came out to the desk in his UNDERWEAR. The room had a musty smell... More

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Plympton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed here because we were going to Watkins Glen. The lady at the front desk was pleasant and did have a room for the night. This is definitely an "old school" motel. You get a key instead of a swipe card and the room itself was rather small and cramped. There was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. However,... More

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Highland, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Friendly, clean, quiet except for the heater turning on and off! Kept the room warm though, and I was the only one who heard it! Breakfast choices simple, but enough to start us off. Love the fresh fruit. Would definitely stay here again! Beautiful area.

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Somerville, NJ
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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I booked the room for my daughter who was getting into town very late. Owner allowed for me to pay for the room over the phone and made arrangements so my daughter could get the room key after hours. My daughter said the room was clean. Her only criticism was that the bathroom was cold, but she was overall pleased... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this motel for two nights as we were visiting our granddaughter. Nothing dancing and elegant but clean nevertheless. A bit pricey for the time of year we went there. The first night we realized they had not left any towels for us to shower (only on small size face cloth). The remedy the situation... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I made reservations a week ago, and was quoted a price for two nites at $60 per nite, but when we got there the other day, they doubled the price to $120 per nite. This class of hotel is not worth $120 per nite, more like $65 per nite. It's very small, and has no features. Worse of all, all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent one night here while roaming around the area. Property was clean and so were the rooms. There is a fairly new Tops across the street that has a very nice deli. A well stocked package store was next to the Tops. There is also a family restaurant a very short walk up the road. We didn't personally try... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It was a toss up between Budget and another hotel for a quick getaway in Watkins Glen. Based on my telephone conversation with the Budget front desk alone, I declined to book there. Curt attitude, heavy accent, almost unintelligable, 2 word answers, smoking only rooms, then a rapid-fire phone number followed by "call my cousin next store - he has... More

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Address: 435 South Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 125
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