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“Fantastic!! FIVE STARS!!”
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Clarkson Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence
Mount Vernon, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fantastic!! FIVE STARS!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have not even checked out of the Clarkson Inn, but I am already 100% Satisfied!! We arrived late in the evening and was greeted by a wonderful professional who had all our paperwork ready to go!! When we entered the room there was a snack, water, and ice ready to go. Additionally, there was a typed letter from the manager with my name on it welcoming us to the Inn. I noticed that the cleaning lady takes her time and puts a lot of energy into making sure that the rooms are immaculate!! Usually I go to a hotel and there is some sort of funny smell, but not at the Clarkson Inn!! We asked for a view of the river and that is exactly what we received! The room and the décor is really wonderful and the breakfast buffet is set up to make anyone feel like they are king or queen!! We came up for my daughter's orientation for college and was disappointed to find that when we come back in August to move her in that we will not be able to stay here because the Inn is already booked up!! I was blown away when the gentleman at the front desk printed out a list of other hotels/inns/b&bs to help me search for another place to stay in August!!! First class all the way and worth every penny!!! Located a mile away from Suny Potsdam and not too far from Clarkson University.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

From the first hello (checking in) to the last good bye (checking out), I was delighted with the whole experience. The staff and room was exquisite. I found the rooms to be charming and exceptionally clean. The staff directed me to dinning close by, walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Schenectady, New York
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have stayed in the Clarkson Inn twice, and both stays have been very nice. It is very charming, clean and comfortable, but it is on the pricey side. Rooms are very large. The location is perfect in that it is convenient to everything downtown and right between both colleges. It is also beautifully situated right on the Raquette River. The only problem I've run into staying here (and it isn't the hotels fault) is that it can be quite noisy outside if you're there on the weekend, cause many college kids out partying like to cut through Ives Park next to the hotel. That's the price you will pay for being on the river side of the hotel.

Room Tip: less noise if you are on the parking lot side
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This inn has the amenities of a grand hotel with the charm of a b'n'b. The room was lovely and comfortable and the inn backs onto a beautiful park overlooking the Raquette River. The staff was friendly and willing to offer any assistance. We enjoyed a full breakfast "in bed", complete with an omelette, huge bowl of fresh fruit, fresh breads, all served on fine china and coffee poured from a silver pot. There were thick terry robes and slippers for lounging and exquisite bed linens. All of this was offered for the same price we would have paid to stay at a chain hotel and to wait in line for lukewarm buffet food. I cannot wait to come back for another visit!

Room Tip: Request a river view room--beautiful, tranquil scenery.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed here over graduation weekend at SUNY Potsdam. The lobby is well-appointed, and the hotel overall is very clean. There is a sitting area in the lobby with coffee at all times of the day. The atmosphere is very homey, and the color scheme matches its vibe.

The room is very nice as well. The bathroom is in somewhat of a separate alcove, and the sink is outside of the bathroom itself. There is also a small table and two chairs by the window, which makes it easy to work. Additionally, wireless Internet was provided at no charge, although it was on the slow side. There is no elevator, so ask for a first floor room if you have trouble doing (or simply don't want to do) the steps. We had a room facing a small river, which was very nice too (although it was at the very end of the hall).

The location of the Clarkson Inn is excellent as well. I believe it is the only hotel within Potsdam itself, and it is within walking distance of the university. It is also just across the street from the part of town with all of the shops and restaurants.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Clarkson Inn to anyone passing through Potsdam.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor, unless you want to do steps. Ask for a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I am a Marriott man, but given there were none around I found this very pleasant hotel. The staff is very friendly and service was great. The hotel looks very Victorian in side which gives it a very comfortable feel. I will stay here again the next time I am in town.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Tully, New York
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We try to stay at the Clarkson Inn whenever we are visiting our son at SUNY Potsdam. We will often travel there for concerts given by the Crane School of Music. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We are greeted with a 'Welcome' letter in our room because we have stayed there before. The beds are comfortable and we like their 'quiet time' policy (I think it is from 9pm-7am). Rooms are large, clean with beautiful furniture (if you get a room on the river side, the view is very pretty). There is a breakfast for an extra charge, or there is a bagel shop across the street. Within walking distance are several places for lunch or dinner. Just a short drive to many more restaurants. They offer coffee/tea in the Lobby. Overall it is a great value and a wonderful place to stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view. It is very pretty!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Clarkson Inn
Address: 1 Main St, Potsdam, NY 13676-2046
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Location: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Potsdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarkson Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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