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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The harbor hotel was amazing! We had a wonderful stay and everyone was so nice and accommodating! I loved the hotel and the rooms were clean and beautiful! Wonderful views and perfect location to the wineries! We had a great stay and would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
What a flattering review!! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had an “amazing experience”! We agree, we have a wonderful view and the perfect location to the wineries.

Thank you very much for your high recommendation! We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Harbor Hotel.

Best Regards,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I think what makes this hotel so enjoyable is its uniqueness. We stayed on a Thursday night in early March for a trip to the wineries and, after driving down the mountain from an afternoon of wine tasting, this place was a perfect ending to the day. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a Lake View room; the staff behind the desk were pleasant, informative and warm. The room was spotless and we did not want to leave for dinner and miss the unbelievable view. The colors, flooring and furniture make the rooms incredibly inviting for a relaxing stay; our bed was very comfortable as we slept solidly through the night.

My wife and I usually seek out local restaurants and did not eat at the hotel. We walked (about 5 minutes) to the Rooster Fish Brewing Company, sampled craft beers and dinner – which was excellent. Afterwards we sat at the hotel’s bar for a drink before turning in; it is noteworthy to mention the bar has local liquor from the nearby Finger Lakes Distillery. The bartender was quick to poor a drink, outgoing and offered his own concoctions to try. In the morning we ate at the Glen Mountain Market, a cozy coffee shop offering very good breakfast sandwiches. Simply walk back to the counter read the posted menu and place an order. Before venturing out for breakfast grab a cup of coffee near the elevator lobby of each floor; perfectly convenient for that first cup.

Overall it is hard to argue with other excellent reviews of this hotel. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for your high recommendation of the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to give us and other travelers feedback on your stay with us.

It's great to hear that you not only enjoyed an excellent experience at the Harbor Hotel but that you had the opportunity to sample some of the region’s fantastic local craft beers and wines.

Again, many thanks for your valuable feedback. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back whenever your travel plans bring you back to Watkins Glen.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This was not my first stay at the Harbor Hotel, so I knew it was top notch. We traveled to the area for a college visit. I offered my son several accomodation choices and he quickly chose the Harbor Hotel. Check in was quick. Liz, at the front desk, was polite, friendly, very helpful, and professional. The well appointed room was fantastic, as always. The decor is tasteful. The beds are firm and extremely comfortable. The bedding is very nice with heavy blankets and 8 (yes, 8!) pillows per bed. There are ample places to plug in electronics. Rooms come with refrigerators, wine glasses and cork screws, a nice touch in wine country. Turn down service nightly is a treat. the bathrooms are very large with roomy walk-in showers. Toiletries are top notch and plush bathrobes are in each room. Coffee is available on each floor every morning as is the local newspaper.

We chose to eat dinner in the hotel's lounge. It is a beautiful room with a view of the lake. Both the restaurant and lounge menus were available. Some items may have been pricey. We were very satisfied with our meals. The wine list featured wines from the region. Our waitress, Brittany, was wonderful, taking care of our needs while allowing us time and privacy to talk and eat.

This is one of my favorite places to stay because of the wonderful service and attention to detail as well as the beautiful area. Thank you Harbor Hotel for another wonderful stay. I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to know that our guests appreciate all of our efforts. Giving special recognition to Liz and Brittany was very kind. We are very proud of our team and your comments serve as an inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards that we aim for.

We hope your travels bring you back to enjoy another outstanding 5-star experience at the Harbor Hotel!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

If you are starting in the Watkin's Glenn area, I highly recommend the Harbor Hotel! Beautiful and clean rooms, great room service, awesome view of seneca lake. High-five to the owners of this place! A beautiful establishment!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for the excellent rating and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It is extremely rewarding for our staff to receive your compliments. We are happy you enjoyed the beautiful view of Seneca Lake and the comforts of your room.

Our team is passionate about doing all we can to make every stay a special and unique one.

We look forward to being a part of your next visit to Watkins Glen.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Wow what a lovely hotel. We were recommended this hotel by a manager at a local restaurant and wow what a great choice. Great service, food and staff. The room was very spacious and modern with a lovely lake view. We ate dinner and breakfast both very nice and good value for money. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Staff were helpful in choosing a winery to visit too, only 5 mins away from the hotel and well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
It was a pleasure having you stay with us! It is very rewarding to hear such positive feedback from a guest and we greatly appreciate you writing such an exceptional review!

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences in the Blue Pointe Grille and that our staff’s assistance was helpful during your visit.

We pride ourselves on providing our guests with warm and gracious service delivery and we are so pleased that our entire team was successful in achieving this for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay!

Best Regards,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We went there for our 30th Anniversary in September. It was beautiful and at a great location. I was not used to all the pampering. I would definitely go back there again. I loved Watkins Glen and really enjoyed all the wineries around the lakes. The staff were very helpful in giving advice and directions about the wineries. The breakfast was very good also.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
On behalf of the entire team at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, happy belated ANNIVERSARY! We sincerely thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us and other travelers on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.Our ultimate goals are to ensure your satisfaction and to create memorable experiences for our guests.

It has been our privilege to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Harbor Hotel on your next visit to the Finger Lakes region.

Warm Regards,
Carolyn Guyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night after a wedding that was held at the hotel. We love everything about our stay here. The room was beautiful, clean and spacious. The view was spectacular. We waundered around the grounds which were beautiful. We would definitely stay here again. Very classy and tasteful. I appreciate the small things and there were so many wonderful small touches that made our stay great.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you for sharing that you and your husband loved your experience at the Harbor Hotel! We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed everything about your stay. We are extremely passionate about serving our guests and ensuring their comfort. Your review lets us know that we are succeeding at providing exceptional service.

We look forward to serving and accommodating you on your future travels to Watkins Glen.

Warm Regards,
Carolyn Guyer
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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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