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“Very nice place.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wendt University Inn

Wendt University Inn
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Wendt University Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hamilton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Great place to stay. There are not many choices in that area,this place was excellent. No fridge or coffee maker in the room though. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Hockey320
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

Owner is dogmatic, rude, and controlling. Rooms are sparse, towels poor quality,
breakfast all carbs. Housekeeping poor --- reported dirt on carpet 3 times; additionally,
came back one evening at 8:00pm and room had never been cleaned -- wet towels still
on bathroom floor, bed unmade, no new linens. Difficult to reserve room ahead - can
only go through owner, at his discretion. And this hotel - really motel - does not even
provide a plastic bag for dirty clothes as all other motels do.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank AntiqueNuts
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Boston
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

The Wendt is more like a clean and sparsely furnished motel than a hotel. There is no elevator. The rooms are very spacious but sparse in decor and in furniture. There was a refrigerator and microwave in our room. The linen service was very good but there is no food room service. Good place for kids. Good parking. Good location. The continental breakfast was only plain bagels and donuts and coffee. Bathrooms were small. However, this was $150 less per night for the same accommodation at the Colgate Inn which is a few block away. Must go out for food. The key word here is value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank USA47Dutchman
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Hawaii
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2011

Enjoyed staying here - close location to Colgate and pleasant staff/owner who spoke with us whenever we were around the front desk area. This was our 5th stay in 4 years and this stay was for graduation. Our reservation was made about two and half years ago with a check provided for the full amount of the reserved dates. Check was not cashed until several months prior to our stay. Besides graduation weekend, the motel is at capacity during Family Weekend so reservations need to made early for peak dates.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Reviewer808
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

This is not an inn. It's a motel that only does business because there are so few choices in Hamilton, NY. If it was in any larger place, it would have closed by now. It can't even come close to very good hotels in Utica which is 45 minutes away. It is tired in every way--tired beds, tired TV, tired linens etc.
But, apparently, they have no incentive to improve. We try to stay elsewhere whenever we can.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dnwdeep
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2011

I traveled to Colgate University with family and friends to attend a school sponsored function. I found it convenient to stay at the Wendt Inn. We needed 5 rooms and there were no other available places in the area since it was Valentine’s Day weekend. Upon check-in the clerk was very cordial; however the night clerk was very rude! The function we attended was over after 10pm and the town pretty much closes by 10pm with the exception of bars. We were able to locate a take-out place and brought food back to the hotel to eat. We brought the food in the dining area and the clerk went ballistic. She was very offensive and told us to make sure we cleaned up everything and place all the chairs back when we finished. This was always our intention, however we were shocked at her hostile tone and behavior. We cleaned the dining area leaving it in better condition than we found it. The hotel was extremely noisy. We were able to hear the conversation of the guests on both sides of us.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank kbrim
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Orange County, NY
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

Beware when trying to book this hotel on a busy college weekend or during the Bouckville Antiques week. The owner likes to pool possible guests and then finagle the reservations until he has a full hotel for the week. So, instead of you calling for a reservation and the hotel booking a room for you if they have a vacancy, they find out how long you would like to stay and then deny you a room of you don't want to stay the entire week. Of course you only know this if they bother to get back to you at all. The owner knows the area is lacking adequate accommodations for busy periods and takes every advantage of it. Of course the fact that he is a rude jerk on top of it makes the experience all the more unpleasant. If you do manage to get a room, be ready for paper thin walls and floors. This place was built like a large house, not a public building.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank christian9090
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Additional Information about Wendt University Inn

Property: Wendt University Inn
Address: 175 Utica St, NY, Hamilton, NY 13346-2001
Location: United States > New York > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 94
Also Known As:
Wendt University Hotel Hamilton

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