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Royal Inn
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Watertown
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

This is a no frills motel. The rooms make a Microtel look like suites! With that said, the price is right; the rooms are clean; there is flat screen TV; fridge and micro in the room. The internet was fair but serviceable. The difficulty in Watertown is there are high price hotels and low price hotels..... Nothing in the middle.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed at the Royal Inn on April 26th for one night. Our room 301 was in the new addition of the motel. The room was normal size with two double beds, flat screen tv, fridge, microwave and FREE WIFI!
Coming from Canada the location was good, we stop at motel on the way, signed in, then continued to Watertown to shop (less than 15 minutes away). We saved our trip to Walmart until the next morning as there is a very large Super Walmart about 5 minutes away from the motel.

The room was very clean other than for a non-smoking room there was a slight odor of cig smoke. Would rather have fitted sheets on the bed but not a big deal.
Front staff and cleaning staff was very friendly and helpful. I left a small bag with some medicine and the staff called immediately and left a message, so we were able to stop after Walmart to pick it up as we headed home.

We did have difficulties connecting to the front desk by the phone in the room. Never did figure out the trick but we were not there long enough for it to be a problem.

We got a much better rate $50 (was not the first price but then they offered this room) by phoning to book a room rather then online.

If we stay over again for a shopping trip to Watertown this will be where we will stay. I would also recommend the Royal Inn to my friends. :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Shannon G
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The royal Inn was clean and comfortable for the price paid. We went over for a shopping trip and this motel worked.

The only thing it didn't have was a coffee maker and only one coat hanger. But it did have a fridge!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank jlunn
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Booked this online but everything went smoothly, I got everything i asked for. The room was small but clean and comfy. Only complaint was the sheets--clean but cheaply made. Staff was very friendly and patient! Good experience~~would reccomend to another solo traveler! Diner was comfortable and close by

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank mjbell58
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We went to Watertown, N.Y. for a shopping weekend. Stayed at the Royal Inn, exit 48 of Interstate 81. This was an old motel that has been renovated. New carpets, in the halls and rooms, new queen beds and linens, nice flat screen tv , clean bathroom. The motel was very clean, and quiet, we certainly would go to this spot again. Just down the road was a beautiful 18 hole golf course, reasonable rates $35.00 per person including cart, there was a go kart track, mini golf and batting cages. A little further along was a brand new extra large Walmart. We had a great weekend, along with shopping at exit 45, Target, K-Mart, Salmon Run Mall, greatn food at Olive Garden, but don`t go to Dennys, food awful, and service painfully slow.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank suntancarol007
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Watertown has tons of over priced hotels but royal inn is by far the best value. It was very affordable had a really nice room with all the amenities of most franchises. The room had nice furniture and all new mattresses. The diner next door is great for both dinner and breakfast. Best part is the hotel is family owned and operated so they are the most helpful. They even offered to give me a ride to the Watertown airport. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

My wife and I had booked several days ahead via Booking.com and when we arrived around 2pm, no one was to be found at the reception. I buzzed and buzzed the bell to no avail. I heard a noise at the end of the hall and located someone there to book us in. I showed her our online reservation for a non-smoking room and she said she did not have any. She showed us a substitute (smoking) room and we took it. The room was basic, as expected, but okay.
In the morning just before we were about to leave the room at about 830am, we heard someone trying to access our room door lock. They were able to open the door (there was no deadbolt), saw us, and left. This person then walked down the hall and unlocked and entered another room. We have no idea if it were a staff member (they were wearing a hoodie, but I won't pass judgement). There was no one at the front desk so we left the key as were were asked to.
We will not return!

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank LumixLeica
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Additional Information about Royal Inn

Address: 25791 State Route 37, Watertown, NY 13601-5793
Region: United States > New York > Watertown
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Watertown
Price Range: £37 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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