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Northern Family Motel

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Hartford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Back at the Northern Family for a second time for a visit to Clarkson University. Both times we have stayed in the same exact room, room 4. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the shower is pretty awesome. These rooms are not fancy at all but do the trick. Bring an extra pillow or two with you. The pillows... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Northern Family Motel exceeds all expectations. From the first time I met the owners Stephanie and Eric, I felt connected to them. That's not a typical experience for a hotel/motel. Their motto "Arrive as strangers, leave as friends" could not be more true. I travel to Potsdam often for business and can honestly say this is "my other home."... More 

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West Winfield, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We arrived with expectations of a nice time at a small, mom-n-pop establishment. Our first impression was exactly that...we were greeted with smiles and pleasant conversation. However after spending the evening on the Clarkson campus, returning to the motel and falling into bed (which was very comfortable), we awoke in the morning at 9:30 to no hot water! None in... More 

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Parishville, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We stayed in the "Back 40" for a couple of weeks while our house was being remodeled. The owner (Eric & Stephanie) are amazing people. The "Back 40" is a large home-setting suite, 6 bedrooms, 2 full baths (one with a gigantic jet tub), full kitchen stocked with all dinnerware and utensils. The Wifi was great with speeds nearing 30... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Cannot say enough about Northern Family Motel. We first stayed here a couple of years ago and have stayed a couple of times since. We are from Ontario and my husband, son and l were here for a fishing tournament. The motel rooms are very clean, the grounds are immaculate and Stephanie's homemade muffins are delish! Stephanie and Eric are... More 

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Babylon, New York
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Exceeded my expectations for a motel at that price. Room was well furnished, quiet and comfortable. (Didn't see the television until I looked up!) Bathroom was modern and clean. Heat was excellent (important in Potsdam!). No breakfast in 'off-season' other than coffee, but friendly hosts. PS. Great view of the stars at night!

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Thank highway6161
Saint Cloud, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Close to Potsdam and all the stores. Rooms were very clean with small refrigerator. The room we stayed in didn't have a microwave, but the next door room did. Stephanie makes a wonderful continental breakfast. Our friend likes ice tea in the morning with her breakfast, Stephanie made some up real quick are first morning we were there. The next... More 

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Catskill Region, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A nice, clean and comfortable motel near the colleges in Potsdam. Nothing fancy, but if you are in the area for a college event, it meets all your needs (though the wi-fi could use a boost). Convenient and easy to find. The hosts are great and the muffins here at breakfast are to die for!

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Thank panchess2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Room was clean. The hosts were very friendly. The continental breakfast was delicious! It was all homemade foods (muffins, cookies, eggs, etc). Also fruit, cereals, bagels, juices, coffee, great. And the price was affordable. It's very close to "downtown" Potsdam.

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Thank John D
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The location to Potsdam was great. Everything was functional and comfortable, but it's not a place to impress anyone except your wallet. The food was great, the people were very friendly. The floor was weak just inside the front door. The room reminded me of a hunting camp more than a motel room. It got the job done. I can't... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Northern Family Motel

Address: 6775 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY 13676-3554
Location: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Price Range: $81 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Northern Family Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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