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8722 State Route 28, Big Indian, NY 12410-5133
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 2 hotels in Big Indian
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Welcome to Starlite Motel, your home away from home in the heart of the Catskill Region! The Starlite Motel is located on Route 28 in Big Indian, near famous hiking trails like the Big Indian Slide Mountain Trail and near to many towns and attractions which keeps our small Catskills hotel busy most of the year. Located on 2.5 acres, Starlite Motel is set back from Route 28 and nestled into the postcard setting of Rose Mountain. Our boutique hotel has a mere eight rooms, which shows our commitment to enjoying the Catskills in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while maintaining an outdoor experience. All rooms are newly renovated from a Cabin-like decor to Modern Country decor, which we are calling Premium rooms. All rooms are spacious, comfortable and loaded with amenities such as Kitchens, newly renovated baths, 90+ Cable Channels, Video Streaming and Free Wireless Internet. Visitors open the back door of their kitchen to find a retreat in the backyard; a sprawling wooded area with picnic tables, charcoal grills, a deck to lounge and a screened room for outdoor dining. Staying true to this mission, our hotel continues to be second home to many outdoor enthusiasts, filled with the nostalgia of great family memories built here. From the entire staff here at Starlite Motel, we look forward to having you, your family and friends join us soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Melania F wrote a review Today
Arlington, Virginia76 contributions75 helpful votes
This was a very good hotel for the value. The room was small but very comfortable, with very decent amenities for the price. It is very dated, but it is very clean as well. They provide full toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap bars and body cream. Good internet, and cable TV. It has a full kitchenette, you can cook if you want to. The plus is that at the back it has a patio with picnic tables for each of the rooms, overlooking the beautiful forest at the back. Close to really good food options, and unbeatable location, easy drive to many hikes in the Catskills!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Rerinet wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
This wonderful small motel near the Catskill ski areas (closest to Belleayre & Plattekill) offers the best of two worlds, and I've been staying here periodically over the past few years. In an area devoid of large commercial businesses and hotels, Starlite shines as a "find", with reasonable rates and always very clean maintenance. Management is very attentive to requests, and the breakfast basket each day with various goodies (muffins, cereals, food bars, coffees, teas, etc) almost parallels breakfast nooks in larger, urban motels (minus the hot food, which you can make yourself), While the kitchen facilities are basic, they're all there (stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, cookware, silverware, table & chairs, etc), as are the rooms' amenities, including cable tv, netflix, prime, good lighting, adequate seating, extra quilts/pillows, etc. Bathroom facilities are also basic but all there and always working properly. (Nice shower and towels too, and always extra disposables.) As a responsible owner Michele is always available and a pleasure to deal with, and Starlite's policies are very reasonable, especially considering the motel's relative remoteness to urban areas. She makes the necessary compromises to continue to operate a small business in a remote area, and gets kudos for keeping Starlite running in such an excellent way. I will continue to stay here whenever i visit this area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from modato2, Owner at Starlite Motel & Suites
Responded Jan 28, 2020
This is so wonderful. It’s been my dream to create a home away from home, a place where folks want to return again and again. Guests like you make it all worth while. Thank you so much!
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John Doe wrote a review Oct 21
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Woman at front desk (owner) went above and beyond to make my stay pleasant after I forgot an item at the grocery store. The grounds are charming, room was clean. This place nails the little things and punches above its weight for a 2-star.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Abigail L wrote a review Oct 21
1 contribution
Starlite is a little, unpretentious gem tucked into the Catskill Mountains. If felt like home right away and the back yard area is filled with small wonders, complete with an awesome outdoor lounge and fire pit. There was a full kitchen in my room and it was great to be able to make a little meal after a long day of hiking. Peekamoose restaurant is a 1 minute drive away and the food and cocktails were amazing. I was on a solo trip and highly recommend Starlite to travelers and explorers alike. Thank you Michelle for an awesome stay! I will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Bob F wrote a review Oct 15
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No telephone. No cell phone service. Nice view in back. Friendly owner. A bit overpriced. No highway noise at night. Weber charcoal grills and communal firepit in back. Gazebos front and back. High step to enter room. TV and internet and dvd work. Lots of tv channels. Kitchen worked fine. Bathroom is fine. Hot water is very hot. All rooms and furniture and fixtures and doors are 20-30 years old and worn. Lighting is fine. Easy to access the motel. Closest restaurant is pricy. Really nothing to do in area except hiking, fishing (and skiing?). Local gas prices reasonable- but fill up much farther east just off mail 4-lane highway - gas is $0.20 cheaper.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: End room as a little raised porch and table/umbrella. Others have chairs.
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Response from Michelle Odato, Owner at Starlite Motel & Suites
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your thorough feedback. However we do have a Verizon booster for those with that carrier. Most other phones can access WiFi calling if they are set up to do so on their device. Our rates vary based on midweek vs weekends vs holidays. Your visit during the holidays may have put your rate on the higher end. But I’m sure if you’re able to do a comparison with what we offer and other accommodations in our region, our rates are fair. Our 8 room motel was built around 1970. While cleaning and sanitizing is our priority, renovations and maintenance are always ongoing. And we are always looking for ways to add value to your experience, hence the dvd, free WiFi, cable, Netflix, grills and fire pit etc. As a sharp consumer, concerned with getting good value, I believe we’ll see you again. And we’re looking forward to it.
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$109 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkCatskill RegionBig Indian
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starlite Motel & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Starlite Motel & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Belleayre Mountain Ski Center (3.3 miles), Belleayre Beach (0.6 miles), and Shandaken Historical Museum (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Starlite Motel & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Starlite Motel & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Starlite Motel & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Starlite Motel & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starlite Motel & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room, Goatie Whites, and J. Roccos Steakhouse and speakeasy.
Are pets allowed at Starlite Motel & Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Starlite Motel & Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Starlite Motel & Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Starlite Motel & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.