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Glen Motor Inn

3380 Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Watkins Glen, New York
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stayed here in the past at $80 per nite, went to check out and was shocked to be charged $165.00 If you stay in this dump--make sure you get a written quote before. They would not honor AAA discount or AARP discount. Said they were "booked up" A total lie--wasn't even 1/3 full on 4th of July. Rooms have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We road up today, June 12th and its 92 degrees....couldn't wait to take a swim in pool....pool is not open yet...really...if we would have known that we would have gone elsewhere...rooms are nice but property alittle run down....disappointed:(

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had a room at the Glen Motor Inn, the place is outdated like past reviews state. But its clean and the view from the room is incredible!! You could pay more (much more) for a room near Watkins Glen & the wineries but for the length of time that you are in the room...it was WELL worth the price.... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

They have certainly improved in the last couple years - most of the negative stuff mentioned in older reviews doesn't apply any more. That said, they are still selling the lake view and not much else. It's a good view, but you can't really enjoy it in the morning - sun gets into your eyes. So you get an hour... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I can't beleive business like this one still exist and operates. We had a room on the lower level, just driving and looking at the building was scary, we knew right then we were in trouble. We walk in the room, it smell moisture, hasn't been renovated since the 1960 for sure, bugs are crawling on the floor. It's a... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's a motel, but a very nice one. The rooms were clean and the beds firm and comfortable. Every room has a walk out balcony that provides a beautiful view of Lake Seneca, but there is no visual separation of the balconies whatsoever, so you are in plain site of your neighbors and vice-versa. We did not take advantage of... More 

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well, the reviews said it was old, which I expected. There was only one room left with a balcony view of the lake, and it was a smoking room, so I bit the dust and took it. Luckily, it didn't reek of smoke, BUT it STANK musty and old. The room was clean, but everything was old. Mold around the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Booked this motel last minute as we wanted a place on the lake with an outdoor pool. We knew going in that the place was going to be dated but reviews I’d read said it was clean. Arrived around 2pm and were able to check in. The smell in the main building that houses reception, the restaurant and bar made... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Once again we made the trip to Watkins Glen and stayed with the Franzese family at their Glen Motor Inn. Our rooms #38 & #39 had every foundational item refreshed since our last trip save the furniture. The building we were in also had recently been reroofed and looked to be ready for many more years to come. Our rooms... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a little gem, however dated and no amenities with the exception of the superb view of Seneca lake and the good food at the Montage restaurant. Nice continental breakfast also. Staff were very friendly also. Pool has a great view but the water was very cold.

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