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“Good host, needs a little more investment.”
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Starlite Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Big Indian
Certificate of Excellence
Uk
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good host, needs a little more investment.”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Room fine, kitchen clean but in need of updating, one ring of the (30 year old?) stove was not working. Overall it was reasonable value for a mid week stay in the off season. Owner very helpful during a difficult family time and lent us a set of with trail maps for the whole area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shirley, New York
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

The rooms are clean, bathroom has been updated. Arrived after 8 and there was a note on the door with our name and what unit we were in. Key was in the door lock. It's a motel that has been around for years. Reasonable priced, to stay in the area for a couple of nights. Some possible improvements: first impression of coming into the office was it could use a good cleaning and de-cluttering. The lights in the overhang in front of the units could be cleaned out of all the dead bugs, the door locks look like they could be improved on. Basket with breakfast offerings goes with the quaintness of the motel. How long some of the items have been in there?? Owner very nice. Brought over a bag of marsh mellows and skewers and invited us to join the group later on, around the outdoor fire pit out back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Our room had 2 beds, 1 soft and 1 firm which was perfect for us! New paint and appliances and nice amenities out back with weber grill, picnic table and screened in porch. Great for a group and was quiet when folks were out back with a fire. Thanks!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

A lot of charm in a lovely area. It is a bit run down and could use some updating, but overall it was a pleasant experience. The staff is very welcoming, with welcome baskets in each room, kitchens stocked with plates/utensils and free wifi. So happy that I checked in with TripAdvisor to find this place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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nyc
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Country feel rooms. Definitely not modern but very Clean and comfortable. Great tv service even has Roku. And free wifi. Lovely basket of snacks and plenty of shampoo and lotion. Front desk very much helpful. Perfect location for Bellayre mountain activities.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our visit to the Starlite Motel was our first trip to The Catskills. Not knowing what to expect, we depended on the reviews to make our hotel selection and thank goodness we did. Booking was fast and easy right on their website. I had left a note we would be arriving very, very late, and my phone number for special instructions. Within a half hour the owner called me and graciously said she would leave a key for us and to come any time.
As promised when we arrived near midnight our key was waiting and the lights were left on for us. The room was SPOTLESS. I mean it was so lovingly cared for and cozy. It even smelled faintly of lemon polish. We stayed in room 8 which had a queen and double bed, bathroom, separate kitchen and deck with patio furniture out back. Very spacious. All the appliances were spotless and in great shape. The full sized fridge even had a fresh pint of milk for my morning coffee, which came in a basket full of muffins, bagels, granola bars, tea, hot chocolate, peanut butter and jelly etc. Nice hot strong showers, comfy beds, and a Roku player made it feel even more like home.
Location is great. They are smack dab in the middle of anywhere you want to go in the Catskills. Peekamoose restaurant is only 1 mile away (best meal I ever had).
THANK YOU Starlite. This will be the place we stay over and over due to your excellence.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Michelle O, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review, December 11, 2014
Jodi, we're glowing from all of your kind words -- we really appreciate them. I'm really glad we could take care of you and have a key waiting for your later arrival. The first place you want to go after getting in late like that is most certainly a bed, so I'm glad they were comfy enough for you. It really makes our day to know you decided to stay with us for your first ever trip out to the Catskills, and we look forward to being your go-to spot in the future!

Best,
Michelle O., Owner
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Nyack, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We are a family of three(9 year old son)...We stayed right after skiing season ended and a rough long winter but still the back area and some of the inside of the room seemed to be in need of some cleaning and/or fixing up...The owner was really nice and for $95 a night, we got a lot. My guess is a stay in the high season summer months would have been better...we liked the comfortable beds, the roku and the convenience of their kitchenette and overall def recommend for a family...:)

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Starlite Motel
Address: 8722 State Route 28, Big Indian, NY 12410-5133
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Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Big Indian
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Big Indian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Starlite Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Starlite Motel, your home away from home in the heart of the Catskill Region! The Starlite Motel is located on Route 28 in Big Indian, near famous hiking trails like the Big Indian Slide Mountain Trail and near to many towns and attractions which keeps our small Catskills hotel busy most of the year. Located on 2.5 acres, Starlite Motel is set back from Route 28 and nestled into the postcard setting of Rose Mountain. Our boutique hotel has a mere eight rooms, which shows our commitment to enjoying the Catskills in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while maintaining an outdoor experience. All rooms are newly renovated from a Cabin-like decor to Modern Country decor, which we are calling Premium rooms. All rooms are spacious, comfortable and loaded with amenities such as Kitchens, newly renovated baths, 90+ Cable Channels, Video Streaming and Free Wireless Internet. Visitors open the back door of their kitchen to find a retreat in the backyard; a sprawling wooded area with picnic tables, charcoal grills, a deck to lounge and a screened room for outdoor dining. Staying true to this mission, our hotel continues to be second home to many outdoor enthusiasts, filled with the nostalgia of great family memories built here. From the entire staff here at Starlite Motel, we look forward to having you, your family and friends join us soon! ... more   less 
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