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“Close to the Park” 3 of 5 stars
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Budget Inn
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
New Jersey
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124 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Close to the Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

There is nothing distinctive about this property but the rooms are clean and the owners are pleasant. They offer a limited continental breakfast. We could not get Wi-Fi in our room, but could get it in the office. TV included HBO. There was a fridge in the room.

Watkins Glen is a little town. This hotel is just fine for the area, especially if you are there for a short stay. Short walk to the entrance of the State Park. 10-minute drive to the NASCAR track. Dunkin Donuts down the street. Ice cream parlor next door.Grocery store and a few family-run restaurants nearby..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank 3booths
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TORONTO
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, we booked 2 Queen bdrm, extra person charged $10/day which is reasonable. Our room has microwaves & fridge, which we don't need it actually. Hair Dryer is installed in the washroom. The shower stall is pretty new and clean. The parking lot is newly paved, lots of beautiful flower baskets hanging in front of the Inn. The staffs are friendly. Simple breakfast (included for the whole Summer) with some fruit, bread, muffin, mini waffles, coffee, tea bags, & orange juice but no milk. Tops supermarket & gas station just right in front of the Inn. The best part is Watkins Glen State Park is just 700 meter (5 mins walk) from this Inn. It will save you $8 for parking fee. P.S. One thing you might not like it is the house keeper might spray strong air freshener into the room after cleaning. Everything is good to me except the air conditioning, it blows bad smell air.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank LYDIA C
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Canton, Ohio
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126 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed one night while in Watkins Glen. Nellie at the front desk (maybe the owner) was very friendly and helpful. Our room was small, but very clean. The bathroom was very nice, apparently recently updated. There was no fridge or micro in our room. Our traveling companions did have a fridge and micro in their room. There are hair dryers in the rooms. There is an ice machine. The Wi-Fi is good. The breakfast was good with some fruit and a waffle maker. There is a grocery store across the street.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank OhioDave_47
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99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed for one night when we found ourselves in town a day early. It was a pleasant surprise. The room was clean. They had Internet service and a little breakfast. They did not have refrigerators but they did have plenty of ice. The locations is very good, an easy walk into town and a few nice restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Heather R
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Washingtonville, NY
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Went to Fingers Lakes for the Wine Festival. Had a reservation in Horseheads until we found it was a good 30 minutes away. We checked a few hotels for same day arrival and found the athe Budget Inn suited our needs. The bed was firm but comfortable, the room was simple with a king bed and private bath and most importantly, it was clean. Our biggest complaint was that the tv often "skipped around" with the picture and sound not so great. The hotel offered a simple continental breakfast with descent coffee to get us on our way in the morning.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Oakville, Canada
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187 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here for an overnight on a 4 day motorcycle ride. Front desk lady was very friendly and helpful. Room was your regular motel room size, but the appeal here is the extreme cleanliness and impeccable upkeep of the property. Located about 12 blocks from "downtown", it is still close enough to be practical and far enough to offer reasonable rates. When I looked at a number of properties in Watkins Glen, most others were almost double the price. Seeing what i got here, I don't know why I would have spent that much anywhere else. Nice find. Good diner for breakfast right across the street.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank fearlessbob
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Endicott, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Hubby and I were in town 2 nights for a wedding. The owner and his wife were polite and helpful. We had a pleasant stay. The room, bed and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Loved that the bed was firm and not mushy like some motels. We got a good night sleep. Coffee and a bite to eat in the morning at the office. It's a convenient location. It's an older motel but it is well maintained and the parking lot is well lit. Some might be bothered by the noise because it is on the main road but we didn't seem to notice it when in the room. Other guests were friendly. Has wifi and mini fridge. Hope to come up in the fall to do the wineries and would stay here again. Good value, not overpriced like the 'big' hotel down the road.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Budget Inn
Address: 435 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
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Number of rooms: 125
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