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“Sometimes location isn't everything.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tunnicliff Inn

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Tunnicliff Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
1 review
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“Sometimes location isn't everything.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Maybe it's a generational thing, me being only 37 years old, but I've never really understood the whole Bed and Breakfast thing. This Inn is a gleaming example of why. Most Bed and Breakfasts seems to take the liberty of passing off lazy and dirty as 'quaint' and 'vintage'. Attention to detail means everything, especially when you are SUPPOSED to be accommodating travelers. Most things are relative, so for me to rant on room size, shower size, moldy smell permeating the entire building, etc, would waste too much space. I'll sum it up with one example of exactly what I mean. I went for a run the other morning and managed to bring back some mud/dirt with me despite my efforts to 'stomp' it all off. As a result, there ended up with one VERY NOTICEABLE spot of dirt in the hallway...that dirt remained for all three days I was there. These people don't care anymore and, if I could guess, are looking to sell. I would bet if you offered them cash, YOU could own the inn. In the meantime, if you ARE the owners, and you have given up, then get out!!! You're ruining what could be a tremendous spot!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Batting 1000 no errors and era close to 0. Tom was amazing, the chefs and service were amazing. Having 3 kids highly allergic to various foods they took the time out to treat us better than family. Awesome rooms. Great location. Free delicious breakfast a major plus. Tom and staff thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Cooperstown in March to see the Baseball Hall of Fame when it wouldn't be so crowded. We chose the Tunnicliff Inn based mostly on location (right in the middle of town). The hotel staff were friendly and the room was clean. Since it was out-of-season and they didn't have the breakfast buffet, we got a fresh-cooked meal in the morning, and then walked the block to the Hall of Fame. The pub downstairs had good food and a pleasant atmosphere. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants something historic, and doesn't mind that rooms are odd shapes and sizes.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a comfortable weekend stay in this inn. Free upgrade to a king size bed! Quiet and cozy. We skipped the free breakfast and dined out. Worth the primo location. Everything walking distance.nice staff and helpful. Felt in between a hotel stay and a bed and breakfast. Would recommend to friends and family. Hope to get back when more in season.parking was tight and small but they offer an alternate next door lot.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Tunnicliff Inn is another little gem tucked away on a side street in Cooperstown. We stayed there right at the end of the off season, so the rate was very reasonable. Different inns up there change their seasonal rates at different times so its worth checking around. Add to the bargain, a free upgrade from queen to king and it was a great deal. The room was not huge but had all the amenities - very nice, including a fireplace (with insert), mini fridge, coffee maker (they even put half and half in the fridge instead of that powder stuff!!), hair dryer,, iron board - all the usual stuff. There was both a continental and hot breakfast available downstairs starting at 8AM and the food was pretty good. My only complaint was the shower was very tiny (miniscule!!) and I had trouble keeping the shower curtain in the stall so I didnt get water everywhere. But it was very clean, very comfortable and we would definitely stay there again :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed here one night with my teen while visiting the area recently. We arrived at the inn about 11:30 am and Tom said we can check in early which was unexpected but a huge plus. He was very nice, showed us around the inn and brought us to our room. We stayed in the twin room #16 (not the one with fireplace). I agree with other reviewers that the inn is a little worn, but our room was clean and comfortable with a clean bathroom. Bathroom's had hairdryers and small packets of shampoo and soap. The towels and bed linens were black so that bothered me a little that the items do not get bleached in the wash though they smelled and looked clean. Small parking lot in back. The inn was very quiet and it reminded me of staying at an old grandmother's house :) The free breakfast was pretty good, stuffed french toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals, pastries, assorted breads for toasting, juices, coffee/tea,fruit salad and yogurt. The restaurant downstairs "The Pit" was a little worn looking also, had a pretty wooden bar with no bar stools though. (see seperate review on that) with a nice Tues night dinner special of $6 Everything seems to close early in Cooperstown (shops close around 4 or 5pm) and some businesses were still closed for the season. There is a CVS nearby that closes at 8pm. I would stay here again, especially this time of year or fall, but in the summer I would consider staying at a place near the lake or one that had a pool.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank BEG1969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We just returned from another trip to Cooperstown. Stayed at the Tunnicliff Inn again and still no complaints. We love the feel of the old place ~ squeaky floors and all. Rooms are clean and well maintained. We arrived a little early and was able to check-in by 1:00. Breakfast was not as good as we remember from before. Location is great for all the local shops, attractions and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tunnicliff Inn

Property: Tunnicliff Inn
Address: 34 Pioneer St # 36, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1072
Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Inn built in 1802. Located in the center of downtown Cooperstown. Only 498 Feet from the Baseball Hall of Fame. All Rooms include our Free Hot Breakfast Buffet and Free Wi-Fi. 17 Rooms each with a Private Bathroom, Air Conditioning, Television, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Iron, Telephone, Radio Alarm Clock and Ceiling Fan. Mini-Fridge and coffee makers in our Executive rooms and Suites. Family Restaurant on premise serves Lunch and Dinner. ... more   less 
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