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The Inn at 81
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Watertown
Kingston, Canada
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Would stay again”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed one night in November 2012. Had a great experience. Room was clean and tastefully decorated. Beds were comfortable. Was conveniently located for us. Great deal. My favorite feature was the excessive quantity of soft towels. Would recommend this hotel for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and our Quality towels. We hope to see you again in the future.
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ottawa
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed Sept 29 for one night. Got a King room 114 in main building. Thanks Tim at check in. Value card helps. Must mention that the night before, we stayed at a Hilton Garden in Syracuse. When we opened the door, we were very pleased with the room. The bathroom was actually bigger than the Hilton. The king bed was firm but not hard. Did not wake up with a sore back. To get a room at this price in Watertown is definitely a good deal. This is the type of place my father would look for. Its clean, comfortable and reasonable without the frills that you end up paying for. As for breakfast, how much do you eat at home? i'm sure not much more than they served. Give it a try.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and we hope to see you and your family in the future.
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I had a very good experience The staff was very nice The rooms and the hotel were very clean And the restaurant Ricardo's Had excellent Italian food Nice place to stay right in the center of all the shopping store Great rooms and great prices I would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank jmassey1980
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you got the chance to try out our Restaurante de Riccardo's. We thank you for your review, and hope to see you again in the future.
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Yep thats right I stayed here again and always will whenever I am in town to visit friends. I couldn't ask for better service when I checked in and checked out. The rooms was VERY clean as usual. I will never second guess my stay here at Americas Best Value Inn and I will be back. Thank you too all the staff and managers that work so hard to make my visit as pleasent as it was.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We do take pride in the efficiency and professionalism of our staff. We are glad that we made this experience as good as the ones you've had in the past. We hope to see you again soon.
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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Called this establishment on Friday the 28th, to book for the next day. No problems as usual. If you have the ((free membership)) card and if there are upgrades available then you can ask for one. The standard accomodations are really good but with the upgrade the rooms are dressed up a bit more. Either way you can't go wrong at this location. Check in was very fast. We were in Watertown before lunch so did a bit of shopping before the 15:00 check in time. Free Wi-Fi in rooms with also a computer in lobby that one can use. Continental breakfast has the standard fare. Coffee, tea, juices, cereal, muffins, donuts, waffles toast etc. This is our usual place of stay when in the area. The price is about 20-30 dollars cheaper than it's competitors. We have no complaints whatsoever.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank _richardson_lj
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and hope to see you again in the future.
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We would like to share with you our experience staying at the American Best Value Inn in Watertown, NY. We have been staying at the Inn for a number of years and have had a safe and pleasant experience each and every time. The staff are professional, friendly and always helpful. The rooms are clean with nice appointments; excellent showers and have a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The Inn is equipped with all the features we need to make our stay enjoyable right down to Internet access and homemade waffles included in the contennial breakfast. We do recommend the Inn as a great place stay.

The Houlahan's
Ottawa, Ontario

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Margaret H
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and that everything was satisfactory for you. We hope to see you again in the future.
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litchfield,CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We chose this motel as a quick sleep over from our travels so didn't want to spend a lot of money as we were just passing through the area. Always check 'trip advisor' reviews and have to say I disagree with most of them. Very disappointed in our choice. The room was clean, but very strong disinfectant smell the moment you walk in the halls.You had your microwave, refrigerator, TV but the room was very crowded and cheaply decorated. Towels were clean but threadbare.The rooms have paper thin walls (and ceilings) because we were not able to sleep because of TV on down the hall. The place was not busy and they put their customers all together (in a back section) obviously easier for the cleaning staff in the morning. Breakfast was just fair. But I have to say the staff was very nice. I have read other reviews about the new renovated section...and I would think that is where they would place their customers when available. I can't imagine the room we were in as being "newly renovated". Never again - you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Hopefully your experience with our hotel will not influence your opinion on our chain. We did take your complaints into consideration and have since fixed said problems with our hotel.
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Property: The Inn at 81
Address: 1190 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601-2212 (Formerly Quality Inn and Suites)
Location: United States > New York > Watertown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Watertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at 81 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at 81 Watertown includes more of what you want when traveling to Northern New York State! We are a completely renovated and upgraded property with all our improvements completed for 2011. Take advantage of our complimentary hot breakfast served daily, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Additionally, every guest room comes equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges and cable TV. The Inn at 81 Watertown is your best value near the Thousand Islands, Fort Drum, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and the entire Northern New York region. We offer the perfect accommodations whether you are in town to visit family stationed at Fort Drum, home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division, or to enjoy a weekend shopping trip from across the 1000 Islands Bridge. We are less than 1 mile from the newly expanded shopping district which includes the Salmon Run Mall, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. A reminder to our friends from Kingston, Ontario - we are only 25 miles from the Canadian border! Adventure enthusiasts come to experience 14 sets of class III and IV rapids along the Black River. There's snowmobiling at Tug Hill Plateau and snowboarding and skiing throughout the Dry Hill and Thompson Park area. We offer plenty of parking for snowmobile travelers in the winter and are within a few minutes of multiple access points for the Black River. So whether you are Whitewater kayaking, flat water paddling, snowmobiling or skiing we've got you covered at The Inn at 81 Watertown. ... more   less 
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