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“Perfect hotel for the wine fest in july”

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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,746 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel for the wine fest in july”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

This hotel has average rooms, but perfect for the fingerlakes wine fest. They offer shuttle service so you don't have to worry about driving.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

My husband & I stayed at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on 9/12/11, for one night. Upon our arrival, we were pleasantly greeted by the staff and promptly checked into our room. We were given an upper level room, as requested, and stayed in a harbor view king room with a sofa. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel is not inexpensive, by any means; however, it is lovely, has a picturesque location, and as such, my husband and I felt it was money well spent.

Our room was very spacious and clean. The bed king was very comfy, with a flat-screen TV located directly in front of the bed. The view from our room was beautiful and easily enjoyed from the window seat and sofa. The bathroom was large and well appointed. My only disappointment was that only the hotel’s suites have tubs, in addition to a shower. The room pictures in the hotel's online site are a little deceiving, as it shows a shower & tub, but, all in all, a very nice bathroom.

Although there are no coffee pots provided in the rooms, we thoroughly enjoyed our coffee from the complimentary coffee station, available to guests beginning at 6:30 a.m. each morning, and located on every floor across from the elevators.

We were sorry we could not have stayed longer at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, and we would highly recommend a stay at this hotel to anyone who has a chance to do so in the future!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beaufort, SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

We spent two nights at the Harbor Hotel. We found the hotel to be clean and the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The room was large and had a great make-up area. We loved the balcony overlooking the marina and lake. We ate in the restaurant one night. The food was well prepared and the wait staff attentive. My only complaint was that there was an itemized price list for about 10 things in the room that I found myself feeling responsible for. I assume they have had problems with people stealing things, but really, did I need to run around the room taking inventory of things like potpourri sachets, corkscrews, and satin clothes hangers?? Who steals decorative pillows from a hotel room anyway?? It just felt cheesy. Other than that little annoyance, it was a great stay.

While we were in the area, we spent a day with Ron from Quality Limos touring the Seneca Lake wineries. It was a fabulous day and Ron was a great tour guide.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

This is the only large hotel on Seneca Lake. It is beautiful and clean! The views of the lake are just stunning!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We had bkd a 2 night stay at a B&B and upon arriving the owner gave us a tour
of the first floor ..while passing a room with urine on the floor from her 3 dogs we were
shown to our room on the second floor. The bathroom still had wet towels from ???
and dust on the counters and floors This all contributed to the moldy odours overall.
While talking about this with our friends in Watkin Glen we were overheard by a nice
lady who was affiliated with the Harbor Hotel and gave us her card. She also gave the
HarborHotel notice that we might be calling which we did at 9:00pm that night!!
thanks Christine

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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nj
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

In this area there really aren't any other nice hotels. There may be some pretty bed and breakfasts but if you want a hotel this one is great! The rooms were very pretty, the staff is helpful , and the location is wonderful. We ate at the restaurant once and it was very good. The location is right across from the harbor. However, please be aware that the harbor is public and not part of the hotel. We loved the sitting area in back of the hotel for relaxing and enjoying the view and the fire pit that they light at night for hanging out. The hotel is very near the gorge and several wineries and and about 1/2 hour from some of the other well known wine trails.
The only negative I have is that for the summer season the rates were high. But I am glad we splurged!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

A great location. Overlooking the marina. The best experience about the stay was the staff. The staff was amazing. They never passed you in the hotel without saying "have a nice day" couldn't do enough for you. So pleasant. The room was large with a great balcony overlooking the marina and the patio restaurant. Things you must do. Get out on the lake. Seneca adventure sailing with Terry and Lisa. You will feel you are sailing with friends. Really. True Love is nice more people. We also did the Blues Cruise. A lot of fun.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Property: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Address: 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1221
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has been awarded a four diamond rating from AAA -The American Automobile Association. This distinction is given to hotels with refined and stylish accommodations and a high level of service and attention to detail. This award makes the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the top rated hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. At the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, our staff is proud to offer all our guests outstanding service! The hotel offers a variety of deluxe accommodations including six luxurious suites. We offer nightly turndown service, an indoor pool, fitness center and our professional concierge is on call to assist you and your family in planning your Watkins Glen vacation. ... more   less 
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