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“Nice Upstate stay”
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Craftsman Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fayetteville
Pearl River, New York
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“Nice Upstate stay”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights in this hotel for a wedding during memorial day weekend.

The area this Inn is located is a nice busy area. It is close to Syracuse but far enough away where you are not in a city type of area. It is on a busy road, but this means it is close to any shopping you may want/have to do, close to a Wegmans and most banks and plenty of restaurants.

The rooms were nice although it seems to be a hit or miss after talking with some people. Our room had the standard hotel ammenities such as a fridge and desk to do any kind of work you may have. The bed was very comfortable although a couple of stains on the blanket. It was a dark stain, almost as if something was burnt by the bed. It wasn't a big stain and didn't seem like anything disgusting caused it, so I wasn't to bothered by it. The room also had a mini fridge which was nice, but some other people I talked to didn't have one so it seems like this could be hit or miss.

The bathroom was clean and an average size. The showers however were not great. There was very, very little water pressure so it was a little tough taking a shower in the morning. Also, there was only 1 roll of toliet paper available and it wasn't a new roll so once we were out of that the first night and had to wait for the maid to come to replace.

The lobby of the hotel has a woodsy/cabin feel with a nice fire place in the middle. They provided coffee/tea in the morning. There are also two buildings to the hotel. The main building has the lobby/fitnesscenter/rooms while the building next to it was a restaurant/bar, confernce center and suites. The bar was nice but closes at 12AM and the conference center was a decent size, not to big but could hold about 150 people.

I am not sure if this was because of the holiday weekend (memorial day), but the pricing seemed a bit on the high end for this hotel. But all in all, this was a good place to spend the weekend with plenty of things to do in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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RandyMalone, General Manager at Craftsman Inn, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide such a concise overview of our neighborhood and our hotel. We appreciate your comments, and look forward to seeing you back.
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Billerica, MA
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Stayed overnight during the weekend of Syracuse University's graduation. I was not expecting any grand hotel or inn, they charged close to $300 for a $120 room!! Way overpriced for these accomodations. Lobby was dirty, hallways smelled musty and were very dark. Would suggest a local bed and breakfast to travelers.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Virginia Beach VA
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

While visiting my mother who lives a block away, things were busy so we spent a couple nights at the Craftsman. Never intended to be a luxury resort, the Craftsman has decent rooms, furnished with Stickley and good coffee. Never compare the Limestone Grill restaurant next door with the Craftsman, different entity (see my review of that). The beds were the best I have ever had in a hotel and I have stayed at a lot of them. Never used the TV, the wifi worked great, the staff was friendly and efficient and they shoveled all the snow quickly. Only complaint, walls and ceiling are thin. Easy to hear other rooms.

The prices were great. $109 for a night (plus tax) (a lot).

Stickley of Fayetteville is an 19th century furniture maker (now located in Manlius). Remembering when the Craftsman was built, that Stickley was providing all the furniture and furnishing was a big to-do around Fayetteville-Manlius. The Fayetteville Free Library is the old Stickley factory which is a pretty could tourist thing to do for free.

If you want luxury, go get it. If you want location and low tone comfort at a reasonable place, this is what you want. I saw some comments about dirt and stains but our room was spotless (and we travel a lot and do check).

Room Tip: This is 2 story and sometimes you can hear the people upstairs walking.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Rooms are small, but serviceable. Quiet. Stickley furniture in lobby is nice to see. Had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and found it to be the slowest restaurant service I have ever seen. Being across the street from the town shopping center was convenient, and found a restaurant there, Carrabas, which was very good.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Belleville, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We visited in mid January on a winter getaway holiday to the Syracuse area. We wanted to visit the Stickley museum, factory and showroom so it was very convenient. Also the inn has Stickley furnishings.
Aside from the furnishings the inn it is quite plain with tight rooms. The rocking chair barely had room to rock.The staff were very friendly and attentive and everything was very clean. There is a small fitness center that I did not get a chance to use. The property is across the street from a good shopping center and a short drive to Syracuse. We will likely visit again when we are in that area.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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RandyMalone, General Manager at Craftsman Inn, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Thank you for your kind appraisal of your stay here at The Craftsman. We're proud of our affiliation with Stickley, and are pleased to have the luxury of their timeless furnishing throughout the hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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Oceanside, NY
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We normally stay at Hotel Skylar when we visit our daughter at Syracuse University, Unfortunately, for us, they were totally booked...found this "inn" that was not too far from the University...however it was old...dirty...not updated at all and the staff was just mediocre.

Room Tip: stay somewhere else !!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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RandyMalone, General Manager at Craftsman Inn, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
When compared to the brand new , state of the art Hotel Skylar, our older country setting inn could have seemed not very up to date. It is a very different type of lodging. We do have renovations underway that would address some of your concerns about the facility seeming worn. New carpeting, painting, softwares and appointments are underway to complement our classic Stickley decor and incredibly comfortable beds. And while we are fond of the Skylar as well, we do hope that in the future you'll try The Craftsman again and see the changes we are undertaking!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Had a very nice stay at the Craftsman. It has the charm of an upstate NY lodge with modern, comfortable amenities and is very clean.

The service was excellent and although we didn't get to try the restaurant in the hotel it looked very nice and prices were pretty low.

If you're in the area or even if you're going to Syracuse and just want a less expensive alternative to staying downtown, I would consider the Craftsman.

Fayetteville (where the hotel is) is about a 20-25 minute drive from the heart of the city and has it's own charm and plenty of shopping, restaurants and other things to do and see.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Craftsman Inn
Address: 7300 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-1342
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Fayetteville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fayetteville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Craftsman Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The American Arts and Crafts Movement blossomed at the turn of the 20th century on the tree lined streets of peaceful villages in upstate New York. The movement was a personal and architectural revolt against the ornateness of the Victorian style. This Movement sparked a period of design characterized by simplicity, honestly and integrity. Here in Fayetteville, Leopold and John George Stickley created Arts and Crafts furniture using innovative construction techniques which have endured as hallmarks of the Movement. The Craftsman Inn is dedicated to these Craftsman ideals. Look around, the designs that inspire the building, the chairs and tables, the lighting and pictures, all evoke that ideal. Our Limestone Grille was launched in 2008 as the heir to our more stately Craftsman House. The Limestone reflects the 21st century evolution of these concepts as once again a desire for a simpler, truer,more authentic approach becomes prevalent. Our dining room and lounge reflect clean, Mission style design but with warm colors, classic furnishings, and contemporary appointments. Our service staff and bartenders provide friendly yet attentive service, knowledgeable without being presumptuous, helping to create the sense of relaxed comfort we all seem to miss so much of the time. That end result is what inspires us to do the best we can. ... more   less 
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