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Longhouse Lodge Motel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
New Jersey
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11 reviews
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“Horrible nights sleep”
Reviewed March 3, 2006

My husband and I picked this motel to stay at over night because we heard that even though the rate was higher than other motels in the area it would be worth it. We were extremely disappointed with the comfort of the beds. We stayed in room #12, which had two double beds and the mattresses should have been thrown out in the trash long ago. It was impossible to stay on my side of the bed, I kept rolling down to my husbands side of the bed. My son slept in the other bed which was just as bad. We hardly slept a wink and awoke in the morning achy and sore. The motel also advertised a continental breakfast but when I called to ask what time breakfast was, I was informed that it wasn't available off season. I'm sorry to say that we will never stay there again, we felt like we were ripped off, the rate for this motel was very unjust.

Stayed March 2006
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed September 4, 2005

We stayed at the Longhouse Motorlodge on Rt 14 (the motel not the B&B) and it was perfect. The Motorlodge had clean rooms/bathrooms, pillow top matresses on the beds, a heated outdoor pool, continental breakfast, rocking chairs outside each room, a gazebo, a charcoal pit we used to roast marshmallows, and free movies to borrow. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone with or without children. If you have more than 2 children ask for the deluxe room rather than a standard room. For a slightly higher charge you get a much bigger room. A special treat for us was a daily visit from George, the resident cat! He was absolutely precious.

I will post photos with this review. One is a picture of the interior of our room (a standard room not deluxe). The second is a picture of the pool which overlooks Seneca Lake.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed October 11, 2004

This was the second time that we stayed at Longhouse Manor and sorry to say it was not up to their normal standards. Our first stay was quite enjoyable unlike our recent trip (September, 2004). The upkeep in the rooms were less than desirable (i.e., wine glasses and ice buckets were not cleaned out from the night before, toiletries not replaced in bathroom, etc). We (three couples) were looking forward to relaxing in the evening in the game room (playing pool, watching TV, playing ping pong, etc) and found ourselves sitting at a table because guests from the motel took over the lower level of the manor. This is not an amenity that they had paid for. The breakfast was also unacceptable. It was cold eggs (two day in a row) and cold French toast on the third day. The breakfast plates were brought out one at a time, so if you were eating breakfast with another couple, you could not eat all together. I think what really bothered me even more is that management didn’t care. I had sent an email (no response) and another couple had talked with them personally. No compensation was offered in any way. I say buy your own breakfast and save your money for the wineries, this place is no longer worth it.

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Reviewed June 26, 2004

We just stayed at the Longhouse Lodge Motel for the second time and once again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was spacious with a microwave, refrigerator, and king size bed. Outside all the rooms were comfortable rocking chairs overlooking a beautiful view of Seneca Lake, and as the evening wound down we sat outside our room and relaxed...feeling quite peaceful. Had we brought our swimwear we might have taken a dip in the pool which looked most inviting. The owner was a very nice lady and she made us feel at home. When in the Watkins Glen area we will continue to choose the Longhouse Lodge because we know what we are getting. It was just as nice this time as it was eight years ago when we last stayed there.

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Reviewed September 14, 2003

Just returned from our 2nd stay at the Longhouse Lodge in 2 years. This is the bed and breakfast accommodation that belongs to the Longhouse Motel in Watkins Glen. Not quite your usual bed and breakfast because you had several seating areas where you could eat your breakfast. Huge house with 3 stories and luxury rooms with sleeping area, sitting area, refrigerator, microwave, terry cloth robes. There are a couple of gazebos outside and 2 porch areas from which to enjoy the view. Also has a heated swimming pool. Close to all the Seneca Lake wineries and Watkins Glen for dinners. A great breakfast was included in the rate. A pool table, ping pong table, books, snacks were available. Who could ask for anything more.

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Additional Information about Longhouse Lodge Motel

Property: Longhouse Lodge Motel
Address: 3625 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9709
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Longhouse Lodge Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open year-round, outdoor amenities include. Heated outdoor swimming pool, charming gazebo, rocking chairs outside most rooms. Inside amenities include. Brand new, comfortable, firm pillow-top mattresses, swivel rocker-recliners in some rooms, coffeemakers, hairdryers, cable TV and VCRs, free movies, micro, fridge, ironing boards and irons, hi-speed internet. Continental breakfast served in high season only. Property also boasts a luxurious B and B located on the hill behind the motel. ... more   less 
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