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Chieftain Motel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was clean but very very out dated with zero comfort within the room. The beds are awful, old trailer double beds only a foot off the floor, like sleeping on a piece of cardboard - literally. The TV was an old tube TV that took up most of the dresser space. The rooms were dim with old fixtures...

1Thank Nancy B
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely motel, we had a room with balcony and we had a glimpse of Seneca lake. The room was comfortable and clean. Very good value for money. If you want modern and state of the art, don't stay here. Personally I prefer a home from home feeling and a smiling face (Angela in this case) greeting me.

2Thank Piera V
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is a great little Motel!!! We stayed October 19, 2016. It was clean, warm and just perfect for our little get away to Seneca Lake. The Motel was cozy, the young lady at the registration was very nice. We would stay here again. It's not the Ritz, it was clean and warm.

2Thank FlowerGirl50
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We had 4 couples and stayed for Columbus weekend all were pleased with the motel. it is a older motel but very clean. the staff was very friendly and welcomed our pet. great view of the lake. only wish they had wifi. Prices were reasonable , we will stay again because of it being pet friendly .

Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is run down. In one of the rooms we used the toilet seat was damaged and not something you would want to sit on. The sheets were creased and not inviting. The noise from the trucks was part of our night. The receptionist was kind and said that others had also complained.

1Thank ruth h
Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Chieftain's considerable charm and value were more than enof compensation for the fact that it is an older motel and definitely a bit worn around the edges. It's very clean and tidy, however. We stayed 2 nights, and there was always morning coffee and danish to start us on our way. Indeed, one morning, the owner/manager Theresa had just baked...

2Thank N H
Reviewed January 6, 2016

this is a lovely, old-style motel, privately-owned out of a 50s movie with good rates and a lovely view of Seneca lake, perhaps the best in the area at any price.. rooms not flashy but clean and comfortable

Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

This is an older style motel, very clean and accommodating. Just outside of town but convenient for anything in the area, including downtown and the track. Decent parking, not much in the way of breakfast. They are pet friendly! They fill up fast on race weekends, so book early.

4Thank Pkytravel978
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed in a one bed room on July 12 thru 13 for fingerlakes wine festival. Our room was just as expected, front desk woman was so honest and kind, told us they weren't as updated but were clean as she cleans them herself and Ive never been offered breakfast at any previous motel, this one had coffee, juice and...

7Thank SillysAdventures
Wimberley, Texas
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here twice within a week. The owner and/or manager was friendly as were the other guests that we met. The room was large, spotless, and well-maintained. The bed was a bit firmer than I prefer and I thought the price was a little high for a basic, but nice, roadside motel. The prices are quite a bit higher...

5Thank Laurence1001
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Address: 3815 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9773
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: $87 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chieftain Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“We had a king bed!”
FlowerGirl50, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra amount and request the larger room with the balcony. It does look over the highway but we enjoyed sitting out there with our coffee and a good area for the dog.”
bellarosa1, May 27, 2013 | Read review
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