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“Not Your Average Small Town Motel”
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Wooden Boat Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Syracuse, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Not Your Average Small Town Motel”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Normally, my reviews of small 'mom and pop' motels are not very good. However, this Inn was just perfect! It was VERY clean and you can tell that a lot of upgrades have been made. Pergo flooring, very tasteful bedding and linens. We stayed in room 4, which was a little bigger than a couple of the others. The shutter style slats on the door, make it feel almost as if you're staying at a cozy camp. There is a fire pit near the office, we didn't take advantage of it. I would recommend this place to any and everyone and would DEFINITELY stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We are very impressed with the quality of the furnishings and bedding. The rooms are small but just big enough. There is even a common area that has a full sized fridge, microwave and coffee 24/7! The sitting room and patio make socializing pleasurable.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

Recent remodel was done with care. Patio area is a nice plus

  • Stayed May 2012
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We spent two nights at the Wooden Boat Inn. There are only 6 rooms and they are quite small in size, but I don't think I've ever been in a cleaner motel room! It was more than comfortable and the location is wonderful if you want to walk around Clayton. They offer coffee, but no breakfast. No matter, there are a couple really nice breakfast places just a few minutes away. If we ever go back to the 1000 Islands, we may stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We loved this place! Spent 2 nights in room #6. It was spotless, comfortable, quiet! There is a lovely common area outside and also a porch/kitchen area. Its a very small motel (only 6 rooms) and the rooms are small but we just loved it. Its not for you if you are looking for restaurant/room service or swimming pool - but I don't think you'll find that in Clayton anyway! My husband & I wanted a quite hide-a-way and this was made for us. It was very convenient to the village and I think its the best place in town!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

We were attending a wedding in summer of 2009 and we booked the house and most of the rooms for our family. The owners were incredibly accommodating. At the last minute, our hosts plans for the rehearsal dinner fell through, and we ended up having about forty people for a cookout at the motel. It wasn't luxurious by any means, but there was room for all on the patio, and we had a great time. I doubt many inn owners would have welcomed such a gathering. We offered to pay for use of the facility, but they insisted that it wasn't necessary. Most of the furnishings in the house were brand new, and the motel rooms, though quite small, were immaculate. The inn is in a very quiet neighborhood, a short walk from town. We felt that we'd had a real Clayton experience. I only thought to write this review now b/c we're heading back to the 1000 Islands to visit the relatives and will be staying at the Wooden Boat Inn again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Wooden Boat Inn
Address: 606 Alexandria St, Clayton, NY 13624-1302
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Region: United States > New York > Clayton
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wooden Boat Inn is located in Historic Clayton Village on the corner of Union and Alexandria St. Just one block from the world famous Antique Boat Museum. There are many unique shops to visit and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy a scenic boat tour around the Thousand Islands St. Lawrence River and be sure to visit the impressive Boldt and Singer Castles. Fishing and scuba diving guides and boat rentals are just a short drive from the village. There's also a public boat launch and overnight dockage nearby. Whatever it is that brings you here we want you to feel at home with us at the Inn. Make sure you ask Berny and Valeriee about their custom Captain Visgar Island Tour of 1892. ASK ABOUT THE ADMIRALTY SUITE. THIS IS A TWO PRIVATE STATEROOM, ENSUITE BATHROOMS, FULL KITCHEN, AND AN ARE THAT OVERLOOKS THE FINEST MARINA IN THE ISLANDS. ACTUALLY IT IS A 36 FOOT YACHT. A CLASSIC ALBIN TRAWLER. DUE TO THE SIZE OF OUR INN, THE LOCAL POLICIES OF OTHER INNS AND HOTELS, AND THE NATURE OF THE SEASONAL BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE THE WOODEN BOAT INN CANCELLATION POLICY IS 30 DAYS. CALL US IF THERE IS AN ISSUE AND MAYBE WE CAN RESOLVE IT WITH YOU. ... more   less 

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