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Glen Motor Inn

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3380 Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Glen Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
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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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Kitchener, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an area where rooms seem to be extremes, from overpriced castles to older "cheaper" ones, the Glen Motor Inn is in the latter category - definitely in need of some renovation/updating but the place is clean (the owners/managers were hands on with the housekeeping staff every day), relatively comfortable and in a great location (mere minutes from the town... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an area where rooms seem to be extreme, overly expensive castles or older and "cheaper", the Glen is in the latter category. Yes, it is in need of a little renovating/updating but the place is clean, relatively comfortable and in a good centrally located spot - just 3 minutes to the town of Watkins Glen. The owners/managers we're hands-on,... More

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All reviews mentioning the view are correct. It is mesmerizing - whether looking from the room balcony or from the restaurant. The cleanliness deserves a 5 out of 5 rating. With just a little renovation and upgrading, the Glen Motor Inn would deserve an overall rating of 5. We enjoyed our two night stay. The employees were all very friendly... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel worked great for our family of four. Yes, it was dated and nothing fancy but it was also clean and the employees were friendly, informative and helpful. Breakfast was the usual continental, but we were grateful it was available to get us going and out the door. Pool was wonderful after a 5 hour drive! We would definately... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in town for her brother's wedding and stayed for 3 nights. The view was spectacular, room was extremely clean, and staff were excellent! The place is a bit dated, but worth every penny if you're not looking for a 4 star hotel. 3 minutes from from downtown Watkins Glen and 15-20 minutes to just about... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't fault it.. The extra cot was a bit saggy but mum seemed to enjoy it so that was fine. Awesome view. Clean and tidy. Breakfast is basic but it got us on the road and that's all you need from a motor inn. Cheers guys.

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Cicero, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to Glen Motor Inn as a group of four couples. The group came from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. Making the reservations was easy, and they put all of our rooms next to each other, so it was easy for us. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Our rooms had balconies overlooking Seneca Lake, and the view is... More

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Address: 3380 Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Glen Motor Hotel Watkins Glen
Glen Hotel Watkins
Glen Motel Watkins

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A nostalgic motel overlooking Seneca Lake. Every room has a view, most with balconies. You park in front of your door. Seasonal open May through October. ... more   less 
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