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Buffalo
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285 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This property was I am sure amazing in it's time but, time has passed it by. A large property, the rooms have been painted but, the bathroom is not up to today's standards by a long shot. The internet was strong but the flat screen TV kept shutting off. A huge lack of outlets make it tough for business traveler.... More 

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Thank Jeff R
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here two nights on Labor Day weekend for the Indycar race at Watkins Glen. Didn't know what to expect with the mixed reviews. We were pleasantly surprised that our room was clean, quiet and newly painted. Only downside was the bathroom was in need of updates. Good for the price.

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West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I stayed there the night before the cheez it 350 at the glen. The owners were polite and efficient. The room was clean but had a odor. It wasn't mildew but it wasn't febreze either.The wifi signal in my room was very weak so I couldn't connect to the internet. I would stay there again..........but I'm sure my wife wouldn't.

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Ratingen, Germany
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

lousiest place, I ever saw in my life, under the supervision of incompetent people. dirty, sanitary room desolate, old carpets were perfect homes for bugs and all other germs. this place needs a comlete reconstruction stay away. we checked out, immediately we experienced the situation. Deposit was deducted from creditcard, at least the people were honest.

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2 Thank acomaumueller
Canada
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232 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I think many of the other negative posters may be racist or have an agenda. We have literally travelled around the world and have seen a vast range of accommodations. We drove up to this motel on a beautiful fall day and were impressed by its location, a mountain behind it was awash with excellent fall colours. The office was... More 

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2 Thank CanadaMoi
Colonie, New York
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47 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

However, looks like The Bates Motel! Scary. In disrepair, parking lot bad shape, and no other ppl staying here...freaky. Needs ton of work., inside and out. I will say it seems clean- as far as the eye can see anyway.

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Orlando, Florida
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345 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I was booked at the hotel however, after seeing the exterior and rooms, I decided to go elsewhere. Not sure but I think the hotel has new owners who are trying to get the hotel in shape but it's going to take quite awhile for all the work that has to be done. I wish them luck. They are very... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We booked a standard room and that is what we got. No tea or coffee making facilities just a bed a microwave and a fridge. That said it was clean the shower was hot so for what we paid for both of us it was as I said in my overall rating average. No breakfast offered but hey it served... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A group of 4 of us arrived at midnight and the receptionist was very pleasant. Our two Rooms were old but clean! we stayed for two nights as we were travelling from Manhattan to the Niagara falls. It was a great trip after all including the accommodation if you are on budget! Free parking.

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FONDA
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I was a little skeptical because the price was so low for the area. I really do prefer chains. Hot water and clean room with cable tv, that's all we really wanted. The heat took a long time to kick in, but we went to dinner and by the time we came back the room was fine. the internet was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mark Twain Motor Inn

Address: 1996 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901-1240
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Elmira
Price Range: £44 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mark Twain Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“check, if the location has been restored after August 2015”
  • just to get a little impression.
 of 5 bubbles acomaumueller, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with two double beds. Room 128 was huge!”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaMoi, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Pick one at another location!”
  • PLASTER ALL OVER THE WALL
  • BENT TOWEL HANGER
  • BOTTLE OPENER/CORKSCREW IN THE BATHROOM
  • NASTY SHOWER KNOBS
  • DIRTY BATHTUB
  • DIRTY FAUCET
 of 5 bubbles 454crystalp, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
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