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“Meh.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Birds Nest Motel

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Birds Nest Motel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meh.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

Wasn't horrible, definitely seen better. Close to town, but smelled a little musty. The front desk staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank 6Cal6
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Osterville
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

Excellent place and very friendly staff. Spacious and very clean rooms with air conditioning and very cozy. Not noisy at all as last year when we stayed at the holiday inn at Auburn it was very noisy and this was a nice change. They have a nice pool here too and the doggy at the bird's nest is very friendly and likes to play ball. They have a food and ice cream place right next door which is convenient. Definitely coming back next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Michaelp92
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We met friends from Ohio, and met up with friends from Skaneateles, for a bike ride in the area. The Birds Nest provided a great place to stay at a reasonable price (prices for places to stay in Skaneateles are generally expensive). The pool was clean and very convenient after the bike ride, and there is an ice cream stand right next door. The owner is a fine gentleman with a large friendly dog. We can recommend this motel as a good place to stay. Not luxurious or fancy, but plain and clean and good.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank hkslocum
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

This motel was recommended for it's location which did not disappoint us but everything else did. Rooms appeared clean but at a closer look were dusty, dirty, smelled like wet dog and felt unhealthy. By our 2nd night we worried about bed bugs. Didn't find any but the fact that we turned the light on to search was totally unacceptable. Absolutely NO hot water either morning. Also unacceptable! Until this hotel is updated and cleaned pass it up.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Whitejib
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

We stayed for Father's Day weekend. Staff and owner very friendly; everything was immaculate and in perfect condition with attention to every detail. Quaint family motel set off the main road and quiet, but right outside the village of Skaneateles....large room, queen bed, refrigerator, 2 comfortable chairs and table in room, clean carpets, ..lawn chairs and tables outside, pool, lots of parking. Everyone, including other guests were friendly...and there is an outlet in the bathroom. Large yard in back for pet area and there's a large front yard. Owner's dog (lab) was so friendly. Coffee and danishes and bagels til almost noon. Great room at a great price... ice cream shop (homemade) next door (on other side of tree row)...Motel is in pristine condition and a staff that can't be beat. There are also suites with hot tubs in the annex, which is adjacent to the original motel. Will stay there again and would highly recommend--they already have a very loyal following.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank SueandDave1989
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

My wife and I have stayed here many times over the last few years while visitng family in Marcellus. I only dealt with the owner a few times when checking out, but the woman at the front desk was usually very nice and friendly.

We've stayed in both the front motel-style rooms and the rear hotel-style rooms. All the rooms have gotten worse and worse over time. Plumbing drains poorly, air-conditioners smell, doors and locks are questionable, the rugs are filthy and the cleaning staff needs training. The place needs significant upgrades to everything.

We now stay farther away near the Fairgrounds, just to have a clean bed to sleep in. It's well worth the extra miles to have a clean place to stay.

Sorry Bird's Nest, but unless you give the place a complete overhaul, we'll be staying elsewhere. And it's expensive...

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank AprilinPakistan
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2010

my family an i enjoyed a very lovely vacation in skaneateles an stayed at the birdsnest for 7 days the rate were very reasonable, rooms were very clean an staff was very helpful an curtious. i would recommend the birdsnest to everyone, very enjoyable

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank clester13021
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Additional Information about Birds Nest Motel

Property: Birds Nest Motel
Address: 1601 US Route 20, Skaneateles, NY 13152-8870
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the lakeside town of Skaneateles, the Birds Nest offers you 31 rooms and suites on a quiet country setting. All rooms and suites are non-smoking. The standard rooms are 400 square feet and all feature high speed internet, Climate control heating and cooling, flat screen cable television, phone and private bath. The suites are 600 square feet and addition to the room amenities they also include coffee and tea service, full bath, microwave and refrigerator. They are great for families and the business traveler. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Bird`s Nest Hotel Skaneateles
The Birds Nest Hotel

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