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New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed four nights and were very pleased. Owners Dan and Nancy are very knowledgeable on all aspects of the area and very willing to spend time chatting about our needs and interests. An added note: we awoke one morning to find the refrigerator had died during the night and informed Dan about the problem When we returned to our room... More 

Thank M M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We stayed only one night in Penn Yann at the Colonial Motel after "finding" it and needing a place for that extra night. "What a find!" Friendly owners (who do everything), the room (with kitchenette) was clean and comfortable for a great price, and sitting on the porch in the morning gazing at Keuka Lake was just beautiful. Where else... More 

Thank Janice B
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The owners are friendly and informative. I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful location of the motel, overlooking Keuka Lake, and the sparkling clean room with a full-size refrigerator and stove. Although the rooms are quaint and homey, they are clean and attractive. Also, it was enjoyable to sit on the big front porch and look out over the lake.

Thank Susan T
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We rented two rooms at the Colonial Motel; we had five people in our group. We were able to get a kitchenette and rooms that connected together. The motel is old, BUT, what we were concerned about was the cleanliness of the hotel. It was extremely clean. The owners were there each day and night. They interacted with us and... More 

Thank Bethann S
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We enjoyed meeting everyone sitting at the fire pit in front. We roasted marshmallows around the fire. It was comfortable and cozy will come back again. Home sweet home. Family owned business owners were very helpful.

Thank Nbellhome
Central New York
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96 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you are looking for plush and modern the Colonial Motel should not be your first choice. If you are looking for clean, comfortable, well-appointed in a great location for a reasonable price you would be hard pressed to find better. The rooms all have A/C, kitchen/kitchenette, Free Wi-Fi, comfortable bed and plenty of room. Ample convenient parking is provided... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

When I say basic I mean basic motel. There are no kleenex and only two tiny towels for your showering needs. We arrived at 10 PM at night which I think is probably a bit late for there. There were no outside lights on at our room so it was a bit dicey. The internet is sporadic and there were... More 

Thank redhare54
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We have been staying here for the last 4 years on vacation. It's home away from home nice and cozy. We will continue coming back. Coffee in the porch looking at the lake is great. Nice and quiet. The Warrens

Thank Cwarren01
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed here on a Thursday night the first week of March 2015. Came down to the Colonial or the Best Western. Guess I'm old school but $120 a night at the Best Western is too much for me. Not to say it isn't a nice place, it is nice but $120 is too much for a small town hotel. Added... More 

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Colonial Motel hasn't change much in 40 years, but it is still a comfortable place to stay. The room had a kitchenette which was stocked with basic supplies. The entire room was clean although a bit small. Parking is somewhat limited but adequate. It is located on a quiet street fronting Keuka Lake and is very close to Keuka... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a historic motel with cozy, quaint charm. Located across from the shores of beautiful Keuka Lake. We provide a comfortable setting with kitchenettes, and beautiful views ! If you're looking for a place to stay that is beautiful, tranquil, and reasonably priced, a small family owned business, we're for you ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 1756 W Lake Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527-8905
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Penn Yan
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Colonial Motel Penn Yan, Finger Lakes, NY
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