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Clarkson Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Wonderful room, very friendly staff, good central location. Didn't have reservations and they were extremely accommodating. Room was wonderful, very spacious and hotel was easy access to downtown and restaurants. Beautiful view and walk along the Raquette River. Potsdam is a really nice Adirondack Community. Our first time there and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

After coming to town for many years and staying elsewhere,I finally had the opportunity to stay at the Clarkson Inn for a night.
What a wonderful experience from arrival to departure!

The location of the hotel is great, alongside a peaceful river and park in the center of town.
I enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures of the sunset from the back of the property.

The room was well decorated in Victorian Inn style, and very comfortable. Nice touches like a personalized "Welcome" letter from the Manager, and two bottles of water and snacks on the table were a nice greeting. There were also fresh robes in the closet and a nice sitting area in a "bay window" shaped alcove, with great views of the riverfront.

The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom amenities were good. Free WIFI worked great too.
The one thing I had overlooked while booking was that there was no complimentary breakfast available, as there is in many other hotels I stay at. It didn't really matter, though, as I had noticed a little bagel shop across the street that stood in quite well!

I'd gladly make the Clarkson Inn my first choice on future business trips.

Room Tip: I loved my room on the upper floor and back side to enjoy views of the park and river!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel....clean...staff wonderful...historic puctures on walls... ..and quiet! And the bed and pillows (huge issue for me) 5 star quality. ..we came for 3 days with our for our daughters orientation at SUNY POTSDAM....try Maxfields right across the street from the clarkson....good food...good vibe...good times! We recommend staying here to all!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Usually stay in nearby Hannawa Falls, with family. Have driven by this hotel literally dozens of times. In a recent desperate situation, we called on the Clarkson Inn for overnight accommodations. Wow! Still cannot believe how impressive this hotel was. First class service, rooms and staff. The GM, Mr. Lavigne, will literally drop what he is doing to please guests. All of our future trips will be planned around availability at this hospitable Inn.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Boston
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Recent business stay at Clarkson Inn...VERY impressed. The staff were VERY friendly, rooms are HUGE and well maintained. Breakfast and tea are available - did not partake but selection looked good. Has the feel of an old New England B&B with the comforts of a fully equipped hotel. Would definitely recommend!

Room Tip: As for a room with a view of the river...very nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Baldwin, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the Clarkson Inn these last 5 years. While both my children were completing their undergraduate degrees at SUNY Potsdam, we used the Inn as our home away from home staying at least 20 times over the 5 year span. The staff have always been highly professional, helpful and pleasant. We have enjoyed the free coffee and the convenient, excellent breakfast.

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Naples, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Clarkson Inn is quiet, small hotel in Potsdam NY sitting next to the Raquette River between the village and a beautiful park.There is a nice walking trail along the river through the park leading into the village. The rooms are spacious and furnished with antiques and quality furniture. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A really good value and a great place to spend a restful night!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Clarkson Inn
Address: 1 Main St, Potsdam, NY 13676-2046
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Region: United States > New York > St. Lawrence County > Potsdam
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Potsdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clarkson Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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