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Sherwood Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Sherwood Inn has always been one of my favourite places to stay! The town is magic, the location of the Inn is idyllic. The Inn itself has been beautifully restored and just so warm and comfortable. The staff are always amazing. We also had our dinner in the Inn which was excellent. After dinner we took our drinks and just sat out front and enjoyed the ambiance of the town. Breakfast is included, which was very tasty and fresh with the best fresh morning pasties and breads, scrambled eggs , cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit......!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Wanting to visit the Finger Lakes region, we opted to stay at the Sherwood Inn on Skaneateles Lake. It is a lovely old inn (1800s), dressed with antiques, lovely woodwork, oriental rugs, and a wonderful lakeside porch where we had scrumptious complimentary breakfasts each morning and a delicious dinner the first night of our stay. We also enjoyed a light dinner salad in their tap room on another occasion. Because it is an old inn, there is no elevator service and we had to walk to our room on the third floor. There was no need to carry our bags as we had help to do so and the walk up lovely, wide stairs and the views up their inviting halls proved to be no problem despite our being 70 years old. We had unusually hot weather during out stay and there was a problem with the air conditioning system. The staff bent over backwards to correct the issue and we couldn't be happier with the service we received. A lovely park and the waterfront across the street, great restaurants and shops nearby made for a very enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

My husband and I came to Skaneateles for the first time and stayed at the Sherwood Inn for our 1 year wedding anniversary. The Inn was beautiful you can see the lake right across the street and some of the rooms were open so we were able to take a peek at them. The staff was very friendly and helpful. In the morning we had a nice breakfast on the front enclosed porch and had a great view of the lake. Love the history and the feel of this place we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

We are very happy to have found another lovely place to stay in the Finger Lakes area of New York! This is an historic property that has been beautifully restored. It was clean, comfortable, spacious and charming. I noted another reviewer also had Rm 32. It does have a great view of the lake, a fireplace, great bed and a spacious bathroom with a deep and long jet tub. My husband is 6'4" and he could actually stretch out in that tub! The only downside of the rooms on the street is the noise, which wasn't a bother until the morning when everyone is getting to work, etc. The restaurant was fantastic! A great wine list, superb service and the food was outstanding!! What a treat after a disappointing experience the prior days at a different property. The staff here was terrific everywhere...at checkin, check out, dinner and breakfast. The breakfast was very good with a variety of great choices, too. We will certainly be back!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This charming inn was built in 1807. The expensive rooms are very homey and quite comfortable-you pay for the fact that this is a historic dwelling, I guess, and that you can see Lake Skaneateles across the busy street (between the semi trucks). The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. However, the free breakfast left much to be desired - the coffee was bitter, the pastries dry and crumbly. We ate in the Inn's restaurant that evening and report that the meal, although very pricey, was delicious.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Excellent location. Directly across the street from the lake. Old, well maintained, classic, comfortable. Room 32 has a king bed, overlooks the lake, and is very roomy. Buffet breakfast was included - scrambled eggs, home fires, cold ham and cheeses, fruit salad, croissants, pastries, scones, toast. Service at breakfast was slow.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

There's not a whole lot to say here. This place is in an EPIC location, so let's get that right out of the way. This place is a throw back to days gone by, so let's get that right out of the way. However, if I am paying $300 a night, while throw back is nice, I want a bathroom larger than 6X6 (maybe smaller) and better working Air Conditioning. Perhaps those are impossible requests for the "throw bacK" type hotels (like literally it may be impossible for them to do that), but if so, then lower the rates to something reasonable. Don't get me wrong, the place is beautiful and in the best location you should hope for, so maybe this review should be 4 stars...but the reason I went with three, is because the service was good but didn't blow me out of the water...the food was good, but didn't blow me out of the water...so location alone can't bail you out in my opinion. If the price was lower, say maybe $150-$200, I would give this a 4 star review...but for $300.00 for average everything, that is borderline crazy.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sherwood Inn

Address: 26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1020
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Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Skaneateles
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Skaneateles
Price Range: £99 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For almost two centuries, travelers have come to the Sherwood Inn to rest and relax. The Sherwood Inn offers 25 comfortable guest rooms, each carefully restored and uniquely decorated to retain the Inn's original charm. Many of our guest rooms overlook beautiful Skaneateles Lake, the easternmost of New York's five Finger Lakes. And always, our hospitality is enhanced by an attentive, friendly staff to make your stay comfortable and carefree. Lakeview dining is available in our casual Tavern and Front Porch or in our romantic, candlelit Dining Room ... more   less 
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Sherwood Hotel Skaneateles

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