Stayed here one night on our way to visit the Farm Sanctuary in nearby Watkins Glen, NY. This is a fairly new hotel, which is always a plus. It is located within a shopping area off Route 64 and I found the location a bit confusing, but parking was ample.
The room was comfortable, with a refrigerator and microwave combo, a nice workspace and a flatscreen TV. The shower stall was made of clear glass and gave the bathroom an expansive feel. The bed was just right and the room temperature controls worked well.
Breakfast was OK, but the morning we were there, they had run out of a few items including the bowls, so we had to eat our cereal out of a coffee cup. Not a serious problem, but it did affect the quality of the service.
We did however, have two issues that made it difficult to get a good night's sleep.
#1) We had the first room on the left down the right side hallway (I think it was room 103). There was a thrumming machine noise that seemed to be coming from the back wall of the bathroom that was very loud. If we closed the bathroom door, it helped, but it was pretty noticeable. I think it may have something to do with the ice machine that is nearby or with the refrigeration units that store the breakfast food.
#2) The fire detector was installed right in my line of sight when I was laying down on the bed. Every 8 seconds (yes, I timed it) a little strobe light would go off -- I assume that is to test if the sensor is working. This light was so bright that I could see the flash even when my eyes were closed. I had to drape an article of clothing over my eyes to block it. In the morning my husband mentioned that he had the same problem, even though the detector was over my side of the bed.
I have to say the staff was very friendly on arrival and departure, and were apologetic for the lack of bowls at the breakfast. I would consider coming here in the future, but in a different room that doesn't have the issues mentioned above.
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