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“not a bad place to stay compared to some in the area”
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Boardwalk Motel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Alexandria Bay
Reviewed June 21, 2010

My friends and I stayed here for two nights. The place was close to town and looked ok from the outside. The rates were reasonable and was clean with friendly staff. Before checking in we asked to see the room. The first room they showed us had two double beds and no room for a cot. We asked if they had a bigger room and they showed us one with queen beds and it was a lot roomier. We took it. They charged us the same price as the smaller room which was only $89 a night. Not bad for the area. The beds were really hard and the room was very outdated but it was clean enough. There were five of us and we ran out of hot water after the third shower in a row. We went to the office and they let us use another room for a shower. They were very accomadating. Next...the circuit blew because we had a coffee pot, an air conditioner and a blow dryer going at the same time. They fixed it promptly though. Like I said...it wasn't the Taj Mahal but it was ok. I've seen worse.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

I love this hotel I think it is a very nice place to stay. The staff is nice and the owner is a good person. They where all very helpful. The maids cleaned up very well and our room was a great place to stay. The view was amazing and worth staying to see. I would tell anyone to stay there..

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

We stayed here en route on the spur of the moment. It looks charming: old-school boardwalk right to the dock on the bay, amazing view of Bordt castle and the sunset. Nice outdoor gated pool, too. Alex Bay has a rougher feel to it than its neighbors and we didn't want our family to be in the mix. This is in town but quiet enough considering its location.

We thought the Boardwalk would be older but charming and well-maintained. Were we wrong! Well, our first room was at "the Boardwalk, too," across the street . . . some sort of dark backwoods cottage hunkering in the trees! Needless to say, we didn't feel safe, and marched right back to the office to ask for another room.

We were then given a room on the end. No general care and maintenance has been provided to this place for many years, and the interior is sparse, dated and depressing. The bed was really uncomfortable, one light didn't work, and there was no coffee maker. No phone book either, from which to order food.

However, the TV worked, as did the A/C, and the linens seemed clean enough. Sink was clean too, but there were a couple of hairs in the tub.

Hovering at the very low end of basic, clean and comfortable (we called it scuzzy, reflecting on it) and a horrible value for $120.00! We stayed down the road in a wonderful motel in Clayton for $80.00 and couldn't believe we had been duped into paying this much for what will be a dump in the next couple of years if the owners don't step up.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

By far, staying at the Boardwalk Resort was the worst experience of my life. I traveled with a group of friends for Fourth of July and was opened minded upon arrival. The room was not clean, smelled, and was very out dated but we figured on spending most of our time out of the room. We decided to go into town our first night there. We made sure before we left to hide valuables, close the curtains, and of course lock the door behind us. When we returned later that night we walked in to discover that we had been robbed. Apparently, the thief broke in through a window in the back of the room. There was blood on our carpet from where the thief/thieves entered the room. We let the manager know what had happened and the next day he came and a repaired the window. THAT WAS ALL HE DID FOR US!!!! He did not care that we had been robbed and did not even bother sending in a cleaning crew to take care of the blood. We were not the only cabin broken into that night also. The police were notified and were kind but were not hopeful about finding our belongings. It was a horrible stay. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank mkmc1
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

Our stay was problem free, except the parking lot was too tight. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank gwava
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Reviewed July 20, 2008

My husband and I rode up to Abay with my motorcylcle club there were about 26 of us we all stayed at the Boardwalk and had a great relaxing stay . The location is great the staff is nice and Frank the owner is a great guy.Its a great place to kick back and relax.This is the 2nd annual trip and we plan to do it again next year.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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2  Thank kimpie1
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Reviewed November 7, 2007

Rustic, but clean...work had recently been done in the bathroom and the shower was hot and had great water pressure. The view was great and everyone I dealt with was very accomodating.
If you want fancy, look elseware. If you want a great location and a good time I would recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank twburkenh
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Motel

Address: 41 Walton St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1404
Location: United States > New York > Alexandria Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Alexandria Bay
Price Range: $60 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Boardwalk Hotel Alexandria Bay

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