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Inn at the Finger Lakes
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Chicago, IL
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87 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A Downtown Option”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Auburn for a town of its size has a surprising number of downtown hotels, Inn at the Finger Lakes, Holiday Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. Our room cost $144 plus tax per night for a Friday and Saturday stay. All the hotels were full during the time of our visit.

THE ROOM: The room was of moderate size with two double beds. The only chair was the desk chair. There is a high day bed on top of the AC unit and drawers in a window alcove. The room has an LG flat screen TV. The bathroom, also of a moderate size, had a good shower head and water pressure but the vanity was dated and low and had cracks in the sink. I could hear footsteps clopping in the room above and voices through the bathroom vent. All areas of the room and bathroom were clean. My partner had the bed closer to the window and had to turn off the AC because it was blowing onto the bed. All staff members I encountered were friendly.

AMENITIES: Parking is free of charge. The hotel serves a complimentary, but very basic breakfast. There's also a complimentary evening cocktail reception. Your first alcoholic beverage is free but additional beers costs $2 and wine $4. Four varieties of wine are offered, a dry red and white and a sweet red and white all of which are from regional vineyards. In addition, there were chips and salsa and cheese and crackers.

DINING OPTIONS: There's an upscale restaurant a block or two from the hotel called Moro's Table. It looked very busy on a Friday night but we thought it was on the expensive side and did not eat there. I subsequently heard people talking about the place with comments that the food was very good albeit expensive. We ultimately ate at Bambino's Bistro on Genesee. Both of our entrees were good with generous portions and reasonably priced. However, I was not impressed with their fried calamari with marinara sauce.

IF YOU HAVE THE TIME: We flew into Rochester and rented a car. We avoided the New York Thruway and took I-390 south to U.S. 20 and then east on U.S. 20 into Auburn. You traverse some very attractive towns, Canandaigua, Geneva and Seneca Falls (Waterloo not so much). If the town has a bypass, take the time to go through it. Separately, take the seven mile trip east from Auburn into Skaneateles on the lake with the same name. While there enjoy a delicious haddock sandwich at the Bluewater Grill on the lake. There are also some beautiful mansions on the west side of the lake.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This hotel was easy to locate and near restaurants, but it was expensive for what it offered. The rooms were clean, medium in size and the grounds pleasant, quiet surrounds. The owner was helpful and delightful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edmonds, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have family in Auburn so we stay here often. Always clean, comfortable. Reasonable rates include continental breakfast, offering the basics, nothing fancy. Staff are always helpful and friendly. It is definitely the best choice for comfort and price in the town of Auburn, NY.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Memphis, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed here several different times in the last 5 years. We enjoyed the very large room, nice friendly staff, with convenience to downtown and the fingerlakes of New York...Most of all it is a very dog friendly hotel as we travel with 2 small dogs. We enjoyed our time there and do recommend this Inn.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My daughter and I recently stayed at the Inn at the Finger Lakes, in Auburn, NY.
The directions given by the hotel were accurate, and the check in was pleasant.
Jessica and Mellisa helped us choose a restaurant that we could easily walk to..
We found the room was very clean, and the breakfast room/ wine tasting room
had a charming patio beyond the sliding glass doors. The beds were very comfortable.
We were in town for a memorial service, and others in our group chose this hotel. We
were able to sit in the lobby and chat with our friends. Complimentary coffee and
hot water and tea bags were always available.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great place to stop on our trip to the Fingerlakes. The room was small, but adequate. The beds were very comfortable and the staff was outstanding. It was nice to wake up to a nice, quick continental breakfast and then get on our way to enjoy our vacation. We typically spend very little time in any hotel room--whether it's $400/night or $100/night, Staying at this Hotel, which is clean and comfortable and had a great staff for a great price--was perfect. We had a front room and the street was not noisy and busy as other reviews mentioned. No need to search any further in Auburn. We researched other hotels in the Auburn area, and the reviews were very similar and the hotels looked about the same, but they were at least $30-$60 more a night...why? The Inn at the Finger Lakes was a very nice place to stay.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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scranton pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I recently stayed at the Inn with a friend while visiting the Finger Lakes area. This is really a nice place to stay! The room we had (nice double beds) and a very clean bathroom was towards the back of the Hotel which made for a quiet night, The front faces a busy street so I suggest asking for a rear room.
A very nice wine and beer happy hour was included with cheese, crackers and other nibbles. The breakfast was an expanded continental type with plenty of choices and was set up very neatly, also included in the room rate.
The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for lunch and dinner places, and directions to the various points of interest in Auburn. The Inn will definitely be my choice for another stay at the Finger Lakes.

Room Tip: rooms in the rear are quieter
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Inn at the Finger Lakes
Address: 12 Seminary Ave, Auburn, NY 13021-2749
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Auburn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at the Finger Lakes 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn at the Finger Lakes Hotel in Auburn offers lodging and accommodations for vacations and getaways in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. The Finger Lakes region is known for its distinctive wineries and the Inn at the Finger Lakes is located near many - all found along the Cayuga and Seneca Wine Trails. We are near historical, cultural and recreational points of interest including Skaneateles Lake, Owasco Lake, Harriet Tubman House and William Seward House. Visitors can shop til they drop at Bass Pro Shop, MacKenzie-Child's Pottery, Waterloo Premium Outlets, Carousel Mall, Macys and Marshalls as well as a variety of local antique shops and farmers markets that offer a unique and varied shopping experience. ... more   less 
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