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Rip Van Winkle Motel
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Plattsburgh
Saint Albans, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This is a Motel that houses people for extended periods of time. Some of those tenants made us feel very uncomfortable/unsafe the two nights we were there as they watch every move you make. This is a non smoking motel so they provide old coffee cans for cig. Butts. The tenant in the room next door became very nasty when my husband used the butt can between our rooms. We could not shower while there because the tub would not drain. All that aside, the room was clean. The sheets did not fit the bed and the bed was extremely hard so we could not sleep. The location is great and the staff was very polite and helpful. If you just want a cheap overnight stay give it a try but for more than one night I would not recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Seattle,Washington D.C United States
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Rip Van Winkle Motel is a cute mom and pop motel with a very nice and attentive staff. It is located right across from the beach, and has spacious grounds. The front desk Ladies are very nice and are helpful. There is WIFI but this is a password that protects it to other outside users. They are in the middle of remodeling the rooms but the room I stayed in was beautifully remodeled with flat screen TVs and a Oven for cooking. I will be returning to this model in the future because the staff is one of a kind.

Room Tip: Two bed eff 113 is remodeled beautifully, one bed eff 131 also remodeled.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Swanton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I have stayed in many rooms here and have enjoyed it everytime :) . The rooms are a bit smaller than some of the new hotels but has a retro style to it. I have never found the staf to be anything but helpfull and respectfull. As for the wifi it works fine i have used it on my phone ipad and ipod without a glitch. cant wait togo back again in the fall :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

The front desk lady, (the only person that works there) is very very rude, has no respect, and lets you know that nothing you say matters. They say free wifi also, and cable. Well the wifi would not work in two of the rooms we stayed in and the cable was less then basic. The tvs were non stop static and were almost unable to use. And, bring your own towels...that says enough. they are cheaper then any other motel, but if you have the extra $15 a night, stay someplace else. This place is absolutely terrible. (Yes there are remodeled rooms but they are EXTREMELY TINY and the WIFI does NOT work).

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

My wife and I travel to lots of different states for my bass tournaments. I will say that if my wife comes with me to these week long stays, the place better be very acceptable. I have been staying at the Rip Van Winkle for 3 years now for a week at a time and have never had an issue. My boat is safe and no one bothers a thing. The Rip Van Winkle has come along way with recent upgrades in the rooms and clean cabins. We stay in a cabin and enjoy it very much and will continue to do so. The staff is very friendly as well. I look at it this way if you want your top of the line "PERFECT HOTEL" then go there but just remember one thing, no place is perfect and we will continue to support the Rip Van Winkle and staff annually!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Friendly welcome and a nice renovated room.

The owners are remodelling the rooms and this is to their credit. My room was fine and as expected. The only issue I had was that the nights sleep was poor due to a too firm mattress and there was a plastic covering over the mattress.This made it noisy and the sheet kept slipping off so I ended up sleeping on the plastic!

Value was not good. I stayed in a Best Western hotel the night before for only $10 more that had a room 3 times bigger. The hotel had a bar and restaurant and a heated pool. I also has a full breakfast included. So it makes the RVW look expensive.

You are some way out of town so do not expect any facilities beside the motel.The diner next door closed at 19.00! So eat early, have a beer and then nothing to do. It is located on the road to the NH ferry.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2013

I was delighted with the motel, the rooms were excellent.
Having been disappointed by another hotel I the area, tried this motel and was delighted.

Rene and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming.
They kept a lone Scotsman heading in the right direction by recommending places to see and to eat.
I recommend this motel to everyone, come and see for yourselves how a good motel should be.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Rip Van Winkle Motel
Address: 15 Commodore Thomas Macdonough Hwy, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-6745
Region: United States > New York > Plattsburgh
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Plattsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rip Van Winkle Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering kitchenettes, singles, and doubles. All rooms have refrigerator and microwave, free wifi, free local calling, air conditioning or heat, cable TV and free ice. We offer daily and weekly specials. ... more   less 
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