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“Wonderful, clean, quiet, and quaint motel in town”
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Wooden Boat Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I agree with the other reviews, this is not your average small town motel. It is obvious the owners care! We needed two rooms as we were traveling with elderly parents visiting the region. We all enjoyed the CLEAN rooms, the common area with a fridge, micro, single-serve coffee, indoor screened porch dining area with tasteful furniture and very comfortable outdoor relaxing area with fireplace. The rooms are on the small scale, but perfectly adequate, recently remodeled and nicely appointed. The property is walking distance to town. Great small motel!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

This is our 5th year at the Wooden Boat Inn. Tom and Carol are great hosts. The rooms are quaint and clean. Centrally located to all the major attractions in the Thousand Islands. Always love seeing the tall ships and Antique Boat Museum. The Wine and Food Festival was a great success. Breakfast or a snack at "The Castle" is a must!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank KeukaBill
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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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Thank Bethany Z
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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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Thank Cindytarot
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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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Thank Dharmadb
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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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4  Thank AandK07
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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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4  Thank marieh99
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Additional Information about Wooden Boat Inn

Address: 606 Alexandria St, Clayton, NY 13624-1302
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Region: United States > New York > Clayton
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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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