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Glen Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in the Finger Lakes area for a short visit on a Saturday and couldn't find any available rooms. We called the inn and the very nice owner happened to have one. The place is very old and worn but I couldn't find a piece of dirt or bug anywhere and I looked! We had a great view of Seneca Lake right outside our room. We got an excellent rest in our room and the owner had breakfast ready and sat with us for a chat in the morning. The lodge like the rest of the inn was super clean and neat. The pool area was inciting but we didn't have time to lounge. If you don't need luxury, you will be satisfied here.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Kelly H
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franzese40, Manager at Glen Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thank you Kelly for your post. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You certainly had beautiful weather for your visit. Hopefully we will see you again and you can try our wonderful restaurant.
With kind regards, Nancy Franzese

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Treated like family loved staying in this aged home. Every time in town we stay there. Lovely furnishings aged in style. Often think what it took to build such a place. Want to find other things that were built in that era

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Namvet222
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Glen Motor Inn is a very nice place to stay while your in Watkins Glen. The room is very clean, close to the Glen and the BEST part is the view of Seneca Lake. You have a balcony with a fabulous view of Seneca Lake. You can enjoy a bottle or 2 of wine while you take in the fall colors, watch the sunset or drink your coffee while watching the sunrise. Its not fancy, but the price is right!!
The bathroom has a very small sink, but all in all-the place is clean. It has a very nice staff at the front desk. Plus you get a continental breakfast, its a quick way to start the morning.
We went here for an overnite getaway. It was perfect. Got up & hiked the Glen on Friday morning. It's a great place to stay & take in the fall colors!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank seashell0412
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Although this motel is old and needs updating, it was clean, comfortable, and every staff member was just so nice! Stunning view of Seneca Lake. Nice little continental breakfast was included--got us on our way quickly each day.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ELIZABETHW150
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Glen Motor Inn is amazing. The views cannot be beat. If you are looking for a fancy upscale place, this is not for you. If you want a great getaway with friendly staff and an incredible lake view for a great price, this is where you need to come. My husband booked this for us and we could not have been more pleased. Breakfast was included, and it was simple but good. They also have a restaurant there and we had dinner one evening. It was PACKED and the food was delicious. This is near all the great wineries, and super close to Watkins Glen downtown. We went for a run two days right by the lake. I highly recommend the Glen Motor Inn...great value, incredible views, friendly staff. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kristyn F
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Loved the Glen motor Inn. Great location, fantastic view, reasonable rate, and very clean. We saw deer every morning down by the lake. Looks like they are updating the buildings. Wifi would make it 5 star.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Young_NY
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is not a fancy hotel. There are fancy hotels in the area if you want to stay there and pay their price. We feel we got our money's worth at this hotel. The price was right. Admittedly, the place could use some TLC. It has been there a long, long time. But it was clean.....the beds were comfortable.....showers had plenty of hot water and great water pressure....parking at your front door was an old-fashioned treat....and your rear door opens out to a balcony with a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. From the balcony (which is in need of repair) we could watch the moon rising in the evening and in the morning another fabulous view....the sun coming up over the lake. No need for alarm clocks here. Your sunlit room gets you up and out early for the continental breakfast. And to enjoy an outstanding dinner, be sure to stop at the Montage Italian Grill also on the property. The food is excellent and the staff is the best. If you golf, there is a wonderful 9-hole course right across the road. You will enjoy your stay here. We did!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank bglipski
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Address: 3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9707
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range: $94 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glen Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A nostalgic motel overlooking Seneca Lake. Every room has a view, most with balconies. You park in front of your door. Seasonal open May through October. ... more   less 
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