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Rip Van Winkle Motel

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Solvay, New York
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We could not find a room anywhere in Plattsburgh. All booked. Gas station attendant told us about the Rip Van Winkle Hotel. We were exhausted and had no other choices. We got the deluxe room! Kitchen counter and sink, covered with cigarette burns as were the carpet and the mattress. Horrible!! We were charged $100.00 for the night. If we...

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Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This was my second stay with my girlfriend after one year and it was good, regarding Price it has increased compared to the last year since we had kitchen unit for the same Price we paid this last time for an average room, i dont know if it is related to the season. All was well organized and clean but...

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Cumberland, RI
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We were referred this location by a Gas Station attendant when we asked him if he knew of any motels with vacancies in the area. He said about 3 minutes down the road we would find the Rip Van Winkle! He also noted our RI plates and suggested that we would save time by taking the ferry to Burlington the...

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Potomac, Maryland
Reviewed 6 August 2015

These were the absolutely worst, disgusting, old, stained and spent mattresses we have ever seen. They reminded me of mattresses my parents had in their home in the 1960's sans stains. Blood and other stains were on every surface and side of the mattresses and box springs. They were uncomfortable, sloping no support - long ago spent. . I wanted...

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Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I really liked the place, clean facilities a bit old but cozy. The only bad thing was the wi-fi service which was intermitent or dropping all the time, and when i went to talk to the manager at the lobby i was told that it was due to the wind moving the anthena. I felt like home and defnitely i...

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York, PA
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had been on the road all day and dropped in to see if they had a two-bed room, which they did, and we promptly got settled in. One bed's mattress sloped to the one side, giving only an OK night's sleep. Other than that, everything was fine and very clean and well kept. Complimentary coffee and danishes starting at...

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Winnipeg Manitoba
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and I were on our way from Montreal to Rhode Island. I knew we were arriving in Montreal late but wanted to be on our way, and through the Boarder for a good start in the A.M. I believe Plattsburg is about 100Km (60 miles) from Montreal. I called the Motel and explained our situation. I explained: "with...

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Saint Albans, Vermont
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This is a Motel that houses people for extended periods of time. Some of those tenants made us feel very uncomfortable/unsafe the two nights we were there as they watch every move you make. This is a non smoking motel so they provide old coffee cans for cig. Butts. The tenant in the room next door became very nasty when...

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Seattle,Washington D.C United States
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Rip Van Winkle Motel is a cute mom and pop motel with a very nice and attentive staff. It is located right across from the beach, and has spacious grounds. The front desk Ladies are very nice and are helpful. There is WIFI but this is a password that protects it to other outside users. They are in the...

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Swanton, Ohio
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I have stayed in many rooms here and have enjoyed it everytime :) . The rooms are a bit smaller than some of the new hotels but has a retro style to it. I have never found the staf to be anything but helpfull and respectfull. As for the wifi it works fine i have used it on my phone...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering kitchenettes, singles, and doubles. All rooms have refrigerator and microwave, free wifi, free local calling, air conditioning or heat, cable TV and free ice. We offer daily and weekly specials. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rip Van Winkle Motel

Address: 15 Commodore Thomas Macdonough Hwy, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6745
Region: United States > New York > Plattsburgh
Price Range: £44 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rip Van Winkle Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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“There were none.”
 of 5 bubbles LizM556, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Look at rooms before signing to be sure that they meet your needs and standards!”
 of 5 bubbles treesofmytime, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Two bed eff 113 is remodeled beautifully, one bed eff 131 also remodeled.”
 of 5 bubbles courtneyf2013, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Room 113 (efficiency) was choice and 112 (regular) was great and quiet. Maybe stash one or two over the door metal hook hangers from the dollar store in your trunk just in case they're needed.”
 of 5 bubbles CindyR946, 21 May 2013 | Read review
“The rooms with kitchens are a great way to save money”
 of 5 bubbles sally40, 1 May 2013 | Read review
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