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Bethel, Maine
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here over Labor day weekend for a reunion. Really nice appearing from the outside. That all changed on the inside of room 41. The door sticks a little trying to get it unlocked. The room is an old pine board room. First thing you notice is the age and the old smell. The king size bed has an... More 

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Clinton, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was clean and functional. Staff was informative and helpful. Directions to area attractions and eating places were right on. Would be my first choice next time I am traveling that way. Easy to find.

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

My wife and I along with two other couples stayed here for a family wedding in early August. The couple in the newer (east) side of the motel had amenities that were not available in the older (west) side--including a small refrigerator and microwave--although we all paid the same price. The toilets in the west side rooms rocked forward and... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I wish I had read the reviews before booking the five rooms for my family. Doors and windows not shutting properly, all rooms having a musty smell, air conditioning units working poorly or not at all, a bees nest in the bathroom window of one room another rooms TV wasn't working. We left for the afternoon on a 95 degree... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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102 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I just hate to rate anybody with one star so I will probably give two stars but this place is just simply in need of some simple TLC. From the storm door that will not completely close, or the toilet propped up on one side with cardboard because of the sloping floors, to the lead cord with no ground, or... More 

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Fort Mill, United States
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We use to live a few miles from here.My wife for many years wanted to stay at this hotel. I had trouble opening the door and had to use my shoulder because the door was warped and swelled. The room was a dump. It smelled of mold inside. No shampoo in bathroom. The bathroom was so bad we had to... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Being a former Central New Yorker, I often drove by the Birds Nest. While planning a trip to visit family and friends, my husband booked a one night stay there, because we thought it was a charming establishment. This place could use a good deal of attention. The door to our room was difficult to manage. The air conditioner was... More 

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Rome, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The lady at the front desk was wonderful and very friendly. She was able to book me the last room at a reduced rate as they just had a cancellation. I was grateful until I saw the room. It smelled like a kennel, was not vacuumed as evidenced by the debris on the main walkway in the room and it... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very clean and friendly. Is a cheaper Motel but very clean and comfortable. I even left my cell phone behind there by accident, and the motel is sending it back on their expense! They are really wonderful!!! would return the next time I visit the area

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The odor of mold/mildew hit us as we opened the door. Opened the a/c and black mold was caked on. Talked with the owner who was extremely rude and said the odor was not due to the a/c. Very unappealing rooms and very poor service. Don't go there!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the lakeside town of Skaneateles, the Birds Nest offers you 31 rooms and suites on a quiet country setting. All rooms and suites are non-smoking. The standard rooms are 400 square feet and all feature high speed internet, Climate control heating and cooling, flat screen cable television, phone and private bath. The suites are 600 square feet and addition to the room amenities they also include coffee and tea service, full bath, microwave and refrigerator. They are great for families and the business traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birds Nest Motel

Address: 1601 US Route 20, Skaneateles, NY 13152-8870
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Price Range: $75 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Birds Nest Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
The Bird`s Nest Hotel Skaneateles
The Birds Nest Hotel
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