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“A Great Little Motel”
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Aspinwall Motel
Reviewed 30 May 2014

What a great little motel! Very clean and comfortable. Barbara provides the best hospitality one could hope for. She went so far as to lay out some towels by our motorcycles in the morning so we could wipe them down. Pastries and coffee she put out held us over until we found a place for breakfast (the diner across the parking lot was too busy this particular morning).

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Since our last visitors are not computer savy, I feel compelled to write about this wonderful motel in our neighborhood. We have only one bedroom at our camp, so we tell everyone about Aspinwall Motel. This past week end our cousins stayed there and raved how nice the owners were and how clean the rooms are. Cannot ask for better than that!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thank you for the kind words. We do our best for our guests and it is good to have our efforts mentioned in Tripadvisor reviews. We use the reviews when we get to travel so we know how they can help a small business like our motel. Hope your summer was a good one. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

I found the Aspinwall Motel through a search on Trip Advisor. The photos looked great, and my first impression with the owner on the phone was also great. We were pleasantly surprised to find a cute, clean room, a continental breakfast and a wonderful price. When I called to say we'd be arriving late, the owner accommodated nicely, found us a room that was perfect for our family and was just all around pleasant to deal with. We especially liked the Aspinwall because it was so close to the Henderson Harbor boat launch. This was a great find...thanks Trip advisor!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the review. They really help our guests and our motel business. Our motel isn't flashy like the big chains but we try to offer a little personality with each visit. Most of our guests return many times each year so we know their needs and try to make them feel at home while they are here. Come again when you're in the area. Have a good winter. Barb and Gary

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed here on our way from Michigan to Nova Scotia by motorcycle. It was nicely decorated and super clean. We could not have asked for a nicer motel! The town is small but the view across the harbor is beautiful.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Thanks for your review. We may be tied down in the motel business but we get to talk to so many folks that are having fun adventures so we get to hear about their experiences. Ride safe and maybe we'll get back to riding. Thanks again and glad you enjoyed your stay, Gary and Barb.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had planned to stay one night while visiting the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton but cancelled reservations at a Best Western and stayed another night at the Aspinwall. Barb is so friendly and helpful. Rooms are nothing fancy but clean. Very quiet. We ate at Ryan's Lookout down the road both nights and it was great also. Our room had a frig which was nice. Barb makes coffee in a community room and it's real coffee, better than those packets in motel rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind review- they help a lot. The Antique Boat museum is a gem. Those boats gleam in the sunset like diamonds. Enjoy the rest of the summer, Barb and Gary.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is an absolutely fantastic place to stay. The rooms are updated and very clean. Barbara was incredibly welcoming and informative about the area and places to eat and to visit. We could not have asked for a better place to stay with our family and would recommend it to anyone that is spending some time in the area. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Thank you for the kind review. Our motel effort means a lot to us and it is good to know our guests appreciate what we are doing here. This is our 13th season and we have learned a lot about the lodging business. We are grateful to our loyal guests who help keep us going. Thanks again and come back when you can, Barb and Gary.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Aspinwall while in town for a wedding. We had never been to this area before. Barbara and Gary, the proprietors, are just so friendly and helpful! They filled us in on their historical home, which used to be part of the underground railroad. They steered us to local historical sites and recommended some restaurants to try. Each room is uniquely and charmingly decorated. They are immaculately clean--the cleanest motel/hotel rooms I've ever seen! We felt very much at home here...it has a B&B feel to it. Barbara has coffee and pastries set out every morning. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we expect to come back in the future.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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motelgary, Owner at Aspinwall Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you so much for the kind review. We try hard to offer the best accomodations in our area. Tripadvisor reviews help our business and helps to provide the incentive to maintain our level of service. We look forward to your return. Barb and Gary

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Additional Information about Aspinwall Motel

Address: 8544 County Route 178, Or 8544 Military Highway at NYS Route 3, Henderson Harbor, NY 13651-5135
Region: United States > New York > Henderson Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Henderson Harbor
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 24 modern rooms (1988) with heat,A/C,cable and ample parking for boaters and vacationers. Located on the historic Aspinwall Homestead (est. 1806) where the Aspinwall family participated in the Underground Railway. Relax after a day on Lake Ontario or a long trip. ... more   less 
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Aspinwall Hotel Henderson Harbor

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