We generally stay at the major chains on road trips, so this choice was not unusual for us. Quality Inns can usually be counted on for competitive pricing and clean, basic accommodations. We were surprised at the offer of a "happy hour" in the lobby with wine, cheese and snacks (we did not partake). Staff were very friendly.
The free breakfast has been upgraded from the former "continental" style, to offering scrambled or boiled eggs, sausage, and pancakes. Quite a deal and time saver for those anxious to get on with the day's travel. A caveat that needs to be mentioned: attached to the motel is Restaurante di Ricardo, an unpretentious Italian eatery, that is not to be missed.
Overall, a fine experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at 81 Watertown includes more of what you want when traveling to Northern New York State! We are a completely renovated and upgraded property with all our improvements completed for 2011. Take advantage of our complimentary hot breakfast served daily, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Additionally, every guest room comes equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges and cable TV. The Inn at 81 Watertown is your best value near the Thousand Islands, Fort Drum, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and the entire Northern New York region. We offer the perfect accommodations whether you are in town to visit family stationed at Fort Drum, home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division, or to enjoy a weekend shopping trip from across the 1000 Islands Bridge. We are less than 1 mile from the newly expanded shopping district which includes the Salmon Run Mall, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. A reminder to our friends from Kingston, Ontario - we are only 25 miles from the Canadian border! Adventure enthusiasts come to experience 14 sets of class III and IV rapids along the Black River. There's snowmobiling at Tug Hill Plateau and snowboarding and skiing throughout the Dry Hill and Thompson Park area. We offer plenty of parking for snowmobile travelers in the winter and are within a few minutes of multiple access points for the Black River. So whether you are Whitewater kayaking, flat water paddling, snowmobiling or skiing we've got you covered at The Inn at 81 Watertown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Hotel Watertown