First of all let me note that all of the employees at the hotel are extremely helpful and courteous...especially Kevin at concierge who provided us with some great tips over the phone prior to our arrival. In addition, we had to cut our stay short and were not charged for the nights we were suppose to be there which was fantastic due to leaving with such short notice.
Now on to the hotel itself. It is only 5 years old but the rooms were so clean it seemed as if we were the first to ever stay in these rooms. We had a lake view room that was just fabulous. The rooms are very spacious with a nice size bathroom and a makeup/vanity area that is separate from the bathroom. Plenty of hangers and extra pillows. Also a mini refrigerator in the room for your use. Previously posted travelers photos are accurate. Coffee is provided on each floor in the morning.
The hotel is in a good location... the base of Seneca Lake which is a good kick off point, but other than the hotel, there is really nothing around. There are no other decent hotels anywhere in the immediate area. There is nowhere decent to eat within walking distance, even though the "town" is right outside the hotel's doors. The good thing is that the marina is basically attached to the property out back for a boat ride, but that is it....the town itself has nothing. Wine tours will pick up at the hotel...highly recommend the tour that the hotel recommends..."Experience! The Finger Lakes."
The grounds are kept up meticulously...extremely well manicured. There is a decent restaurant for the area, with inside and outdoor patio seating which is directly across from the lake. In addition there is one outdoor fire pit that always had guests sitting around for cocktails outside on cool nights (wish there was one more). We also found out that some locals come there for drinks at night and sit near this pit, which made me wish for one more on the large property. There is an indoor pool and Jacuzzi with towels provided poolside. The only thing missing in this hotel was a spa/massage spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has been awarded a four diamond rating from AAA -The American Automobile Association. This distinction is given to hotels with refined and stylish accommodations and a high level of service and attention to detail. This award makes the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the top rated hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. At the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, our staff is proud to offer all our guests outstanding service! The hotel offers a variety of deluxe accommodations including six luxurious suites. We offer nightly turndown service, an indoor pool, fitness center and our professional concierge is on call to assist you and your family in planning your Watkins Glen vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Watkins Glen Harbor Boutique Hotel