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“very nice small motel” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Canton, Ohio
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“very nice small motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed one night while in Watkins Glen. Nellie at the front desk (maybe the owner) was very friendly and helpful. Our room was small, but very clean. The bathroom was very nice, apparently recently updated. There was no fridge or micro in our room. Our traveling companions did have a fridge and micro in their room. There are hair dryers in the rooms. There is an ice machine. The Wi-Fi is good. The breakfast was good with some fruit and a waffle maker. There is a grocery store across the street.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed for one night when we found ourselves in town a day early. It was a pleasant surprise. The room was clean. They had Internet service and a little breakfast. They did not have refrigerators but they did have plenty of ice. The locations is very good, an easy walk into town and a few nice restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washingtonville, NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went to Fingers Lakes for the Wine Festival. Had a reservation in Horseheads until we found it was a good 30 minutes away. We checked a few hotels for same day arrival and found the athe Budget Inn suited our needs. The bed was firm but comfortable, the room was simple with a king bed and private bath and most importantly, it was clean. Our biggest complaint was that the tv often "skipped around" with the picture and sound not so great. The hotel offered a simple continental breakfast with descent coffee to get us on our way in the morning.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here for an overnight on a 4 day motorcycle ride. Front desk lady was very friendly and helpful. Room was your regular motel room size, but the appeal here is the extreme cleanliness and impeccable upkeep of the property. Located about 12 blocks from "downtown", it is still close enough to be practical and far enough to offer reasonable rates. When I looked at a number of properties in Watkins Glen, most others were almost double the price. Seeing what i got here, I don't know why I would have spent that much anywhere else. Nice find. Good diner for breakfast right across the street.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Endicott, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hubby and I were in town 2 nights for a wedding. The owner and his wife were polite and helpful. We had a pleasant stay. The room, bed and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Loved that the bed was firm and not mushy like some motels. We got a good night sleep. Coffee and a bite to eat in the morning at the office. It's a convenient location. It's an older motel but it is well maintained and the parking lot is well lit. Some might be bothered by the noise because it is on the main road but we didn't seem to notice it when in the room. Other guests were friendly. Has wifi and mini fridge. Hope to come up in the fall to do the wineries and would stay here again. Good value, not overpriced like the 'big' hotel down the road.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We were not expecting a whole lot from this place but we got great value and a pleasant stay. Our room was neat, clean, and comfortable. Excellent shower. Good "expanded continental" breakfast. We found the manager helpful and accommodating. There was some road noise but we weren't bothered by it. Recommended for a simple, clean place to stop on a trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marcellus, New York, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Reserved room over phone, quoted one rate, when we arrived charged more, no explanation, owner/desk clerk very curt. When we turned down the bedspread it had nasty stains on it. Towels also stained. When we complained to the owner/desk clerk, no apology, again very curt. Did replace the bedspread but no discount offered. We have stayed here before and originally we were treated very nice but the last two times the owner/desk clerk was not hospitable at all. We won't be going back and do not recommend this place anymore.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 125
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