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Red Lion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Under new management, and they couldn't be more friendly! Very nice, clean inside and out, very convenient to everything relating to the Finger Lakes. The bed was comfy, good water pressure in the shower, we'll definitely stay again.

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Thank Rich T
New York
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We stayed in the Watkins Motel as part of a quick visit to the waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park, and found it pleasant and convenient. It's a no-frills place, exactly what you would expect from a low-budget motel, but everything's clean and relatively comfortable. The location was perfect for our hike along the Watkins Glen trail - it was...

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Thank lhung2
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Owners were so nice and very helpful giving directions, suggesting restaurants and they wanted to make sure your stay was comfortable and perfect. The room is very clean. The location is great, right across the street is the state park. Absolutely no complaints!

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is either a new building or a wonderfully updated building. Everything is very clean and works great. We only stayed one night and booked last minute but the price was right and it was near where we wanted to be so I'm happy that it was better than I would have guessed looking from the road.

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is very quaint motel, great location, right across the street from a wonderful ice cream shop, and a block away from the gorge entrance , the hotel was quiet and recently remodeled and very clean. Coffee, ice and hot water are available in the hotel office and the motel owner is very knowledgable regarding the area..

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Lindsay, Canada
Reviewed September 3, 2016

super clean, obviously newly renovated, comfy bed and even though i didnt need it, the room assigned to me was built for a handicapped individual. Walk in shower, wide doors etc. The owners are so friendly and pleasant. Highly recommended!

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Thank klondike61
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Reviewed September 3, 2016

When we arrived we were pleasantly/warmly greeted,, check in was smooth . .our room was very clean, comfortable,, and did I say clean,, A short walk to the south end of the Gorge,, Amazing ,, 15-20 minute walk to lake, and in between some wonderful eats and shopping,, all in all a 4.5 of 5 PS.. rooms are quiet very...

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Thank dochm3
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The reservation process is rather informal.Initially I left a message on the answering machine and did not get a call back. When I called again, I was told the reservationist was out cleaning rooms. That person did not take all the necessary info to book the room or correctly explain their cancelation policy. They will not give a full refund...

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Thank 574kareno
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 15, 2016

It has been a very long time since I have stayed in a traditional Mom & Pop motel, but Watkins Glen does not have any of the standard chain hotels. The reviews looked good, so we took a chance. What a pleasant surprise! I am very particular about hotel rooms - a little like "the Princess and the Pea." This...

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The hotel does look nothing from the street. However the rooms are great. The best beds I have slept during this holiday. As well the owner was the most helpful in giving us advice on what to do in Watkins Glenn. If you have time the Corning Museum of Glass is a must!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Watkins Motel

Address: 212 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1509 (Formerly Glen Way Motel)
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: $105 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“all looked good”
 of 5 bubbles dochm3, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“The wheelchair friendly room has wide doors, no chairs or second nightstand, benefitting maneuver room.”
 of 5 bubbles tomv853, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are set back from busy road”
 of 5 bubbles 871richardv, Jul 26, 2015 | Read review
“pick a different hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles Star8251, Apr 21, 2015 | Read review
“Steer clear even for free....”
 of 5 bubbles 835carolw, Oct 21, 2013 | Read review
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