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Chieftain Motel

3815 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is an older style motel, very clean and accommodating. Just outside of town but convenient for anything in the area, including downtown and the track. Decent parking, not much in the way of breakfast. They are pet friendly! They fill up fast on race weekends, so book early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed in a one bed room on July 12 thru 13 for fingerlakes wine festival. Our room was just as expected, front desk woman was so honest and kind, told us they weren't as updated but were clean as she cleans them herself and Ive never been offered breakfast at any previous motel, this one had coffee, juice and... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here twice within a week. The owner and/or manager was friendly as were the other guests that we met. The room was large, spotless, and well-maintained. The bed was a bit firmer than I prefer and I thought the price was a little high for a basic, but nice, roadside motel. The prices are quite a bit higher... More 

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Dundee, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We recently stayed at the chieftain motel in Watkins glen over race weekend. We had a blast and hiked Watkins glen state park. The rooms were very affordable and clean. Julie that works there was the best by suggesting things for us to do in the area. You wont find anywhere else with that kind of service and for the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It's pretty far out of town (about 4 miles), so there's no easy access to food, shopping or entertainment. It is pretty quiet, though - up on a hill, but the houses across the street block a clear view of the lake. The room was a good size, light and bright, very clean. There was a mini-fridge and microwave. The... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We selected this property because they were dog friendly and I liked the motel concept with individual room doors opening to the outside. The rooms are dated but very clean with fresh linens and towels. The motel management were very nice and very receptive to our dog. The coffee was ready at 7am with some packaged muffins and I thought... More 

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Darien Center, New York, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband and I needed a get-away and this place did the trick nicely! Very friendly staff with a huge funky dog and probably the cleanest place we've ever stayed at! We did some hiking at the State Park (beautiful!) and visited Glenora Winery which is a 5 min drive down the road. The room was not fancy by any... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I found this motel via AAA triptik and was very pleasantly surprised. The room was very spacious (as was the bathroom) and VERY quiet. In fact, out of several of the motels I used on my vacation through NY, this was one of the better ones! I would recommend this motel to anyone looking for a nice room for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

This was a very clean motel with friendly service. Reasonable price and conveniently located. Roomy!

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Manchester, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

We have been going to this hotel for several years usually in September or October and always during the week. In the last few years it has gone through several hotel keepers. My husband had called in August to book the same room that we had always stayed in and he calls it our "Honeymoon Suite" and was told that... More 

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