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Jamestown, New York
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Price was very reasonable, came to just under $100 including taxes, and the breakfast, if you're interested, was great. Really edible scrambled eggs, Starbucks coffee, both caffienated and decaff!!! Super fruit juices, fruit, milk, yogurt, waffles, sausages. And the coffee and juices are free around the clock! Front deck was gracious and welcoming; the room was clean and had everything... More 

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New Delhi, India
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room with 2 beds. The room was huge, bigger than any other we have seen till date. Very neat and clean. Fridge, TV and microwave in excellent condition. Small coffee maker was there too, but we didnt use it. The beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was very spacious, well fitted and sparkly clean. Hotel was... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is very nice, independent and I'm glad I found it. It's clean, easy to find off of Interstate 81 and the staff was friendly. The room was clean, smelled good, had a comfortable bed, nice TV and decent internet. There are plenty off eating options close by from fast food to nice restaurants. The breakfast was excellent, especially... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 2nd stay. They have changed from Quality Inn. Its now independent Hotel. Now called The Inn On 81. But still comfortable place to stay. Good breakfast to get you going in the Morning. Room was clean and great for our two day stay. Also got to see Cindy at front Desk. Nice lady that works hard to... More 

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Owego, New York
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here one night and found the room adequate. Room was clean and temperature controls worked well. Nice to have a little fridge. Desk staff was average. One of the room key cards didn't work. Took it back to be rekeyed after walking way out of my way and found it still didn't work. Breakfast was pretty good. Daughter loved... More 

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Thank Denise C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel - friendly staff - good shopping location and close to the highway for Canadian shoppers. Beds very comfortable and very clean. Only complaint would be that the handicapped parking spots are not wide enough to swing door of large truck completely open.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With quick access to I-81 this jewel provides great hospitality & service. A former Quality Inn, i booked for the overnite to our annual NYC trip with Samaritan Hospital, 7/21/16. However, by chance, I had the opportunity to take in MADE IN NEW YORK FESTIVAL, 7/2/16 in nearby Sackett's Harbor. Accommodation\s were @ a premium, but took a chance &... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The location of this facility is very convenient...for that we were thankful. The rooms were reasonable but we stayed there twice in one week and both times my room had extremely poor or non working Air Conditioning.....in hot hot weather. The breakfast was very basic....not very good to be honest. The rate was appropriate if not even very fair. The... More 

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AuSable Forks NY
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were in town just for one night and booked the night before, this was the only motel available with a pool and a breakfast in our price range ($100 or less). The room they gave us smelled just awful as soon as you opened the door. It wasn't smoke or pets, just a very strong musty/dirty smell. I went... More 

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Christiansburg
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98 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Front desk staff was very nice, breakfast area was pretty good, 24 hr Starbucks coffee and popcorn is a nice touch. Pool area was a decent size with places to sit and it's gated. Smoking area with picnic tables and a shelter was very nice. You can tell the hotel is older but they did a pretty good job on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn at 81 Watertown includes more of what you want when traveling to Northern New York State! We are a completely renovated and upgraded property with all our improvements completed for 2011. Take advantage of our complimentary hot breakfast served daily, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Additionally, every guest room comes equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges and cable TV. The Inn at 81 Watertown is your best value near the Thousand Islands, Fort Drum, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and the entire Northern New York region. We offer the perfect accommodations whether you are in town to visit family stationed at Fort Drum, home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division, or to enjoy a weekend shopping trip from across the 1000 Islands Bridge. We are less than 1 mile from the newly expanded shopping district which includes the Salmon Run Mall, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. A reminder to our friends from Kingston, Ontario - we are only 25 miles from the Canadian border! Adventure enthusiasts come to experience 14 sets of class III and IV rapids along the Black River. There's snowmobiling at Tug Hill Plateau and snowboarding and skiing throughout the Dry Hill and Thompson Park area. We offer plenty of parking for snowmobile travelers in the winter and are within a few minutes of multiple access points for the Black River. So whether you are Whitewater kayaking, flat water paddling, snowmobiling or skiing we've got you covered at The Inn at 81 Watertown. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at 81

Address: 1190 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601-2212 (Formerly Quality Inn and Suites)
Location: United States > New York > Watertown
Price Range: $82 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at 81 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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