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“Mixed feelings” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Saratoga Motor Inn

Old Saratoga Motor Inn
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Old Saratoga Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Schuylerville
CT
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

The area and buildings surrounding this property are somewhat dismal and in disrepair as is this property. You will get a clean room albeit wreaking of perfumed deodorizers with thin sheets, thin towels,  slow hot water. You will also get a coffee maker, fridge, wifi and microwave. The owners were rarely there which made it difficult to check in, get ice and check out.  I will look for other lodging next time as it just wasnt my cup of tea. 

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank nsb06751
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Montpelier, Vermont
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

When we drove up, we thought we may have made a mistake. The exterior of this vintage motel (one of the L-shaped, one story, front parking lot motels you used to see all over the U.S.) is in need of some work. The roof needs replacing (although it didn't leak when it rained!), and it's crying for a paint job. The small patch of unpaved ground behind the office running down the side of the parking lot was unmowed and overrun with weeds. That said, we were pleasantly surprised to find our rooms well-appointed, freshly painted, and equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. And did I mention clean? We were traveling with another couple and both of our rooms were spotless. The owners, the Miers, were very pleasant. Jim showed us to our rooms, handed out cookies and a wireless access code, and was quick to offer directions and advice when asked. Roni directed us to a little cafe (Over the Moon Bakery and Cafe) down the street for lunch when we first arrived, and we went back the next two mornings for breakfast, it was so good. We were in town for a concert, followed by a day at the track and dinner in Saratoga, but are getting fed up with what they're charging right in town for rooms we don't even spend much time in. I would stay at this motel again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Vt_Yeti
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Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed one night...the owners are friendly and chatty but not intrusive. Its clean! Very clean. We had two beds in the room, and mine had one of those rubber mattress pads so I sweated all night.

Sadly we had a family from hell (why do they insist on renting one room for 4? Parents and two teenagers??) next door. Its a motel, so it sounded like they were tearing down walls all night. Thank god the window AC was circa 1950 so the clanging helped create a louder white noise to the stupid people next door.

My folks had another room and they were woken early by the folks on their side...huge dogs. Its a pet friendly place.

Nice attempts and the fridge was a nice touch. Again, clean...just noisy. That can't be entirely the owner's fault. But remember - the less you pay for your room, the more apt you'll find folks that 'don't travel much' around you.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BrendaMurray
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Michigan
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

My husband, his mother, sister and I stayed here to attend a funeral at Saratoga National Cemetery. The "Americana" room was very cute and had two double beds. The room was super clean and the gentleman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful with directions to the cemetery, restaurants and attractions. Be aware that this is an older (yet well maintained) motel and its retro-charm means it may be a little smaller than you're used to. We loved it!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sistermorton
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Saratoga Springs
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2011

I did not stay here, but was parked across the street, standing outside my car when I witnessed the owner verbally abuse a woman who he believed was parked too close to his driveway. He just started yelling at her, "Move your Goddamned car," and accused her of talking back to him, which she did not. He then stated that he would have "her car towed, and her too." I didn't help that in addition to being a woman, she was also Asian.

I don't know about you, but I would never frequent a business when the owner is so abusive to strangers.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank daphnevan
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Upstate New York
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

Very clean. Each room is decorated with its own "theme". Mine had a horse racing motif. Very cute. And did I mention "clean"? Microwave and refrigerator. The only difficulty was it took a long time to get hot water in end unit #12. But it was a minor inconvenience. There is no coffee maker, but short walking distance to convenience store. If you have to have coffee first thing, pick up a cup the night before at the store to heat up in the microwave in the morning. Would definitely stay here again. Motorcycle friendly.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank chorusgurrl
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NJ
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2010

My husband and I spent two nights at the Old Saratoga Motor Inn this past weekend. We were very happy with our stay. The owners are extremely friendly and make you feel right at home. The rooms are beautifully decorated, each in their own motif, and are very clean and comfortable. We were very happy we stayed here, and look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank danidee716
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Additional Information about Old Saratoga Motor Inn

Property: Old Saratoga Motor Inn
Address: 173 Broadway Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Region: United States > New York > Schuylerville
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Schuylerville
Number of rooms: 15

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