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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a beautiful hotel on the southern tip of Seneca Lake. The location is
Terrific - right on the lake and only minutes from the state park with stunning gorges and falls. On both sides of the lake you will find wineries and breweries. Corning and Ithaca are only 20 minutes drive.

The hotel has superior service with incredibly warm and helpful staff, including a concierge who will help with everything. The whole atmosphe is friendly and relaxing. loved it!

Room Tip: Get a view of the lake!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

We are pleased to hear we provided the perfect home base while you enjoyed some of the amazing attractions the area has to offer travelers. We agree, we have a terrific location!

Paying special recognition to the Concierge and the staff is very much appreciated. We have a very dedicated team and they will be thrilled to read your comments.

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We will look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay soon!

Sincerely,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is a beautiful place to stay if you are touring the Finger Lakes Wine Country (or going to a car race). It is a modern 6 year old facility, very clean, great location with some rooms facing Seneca Lake, excellent restaurant and friendly employees. Rooms are a bit pricey, and no complimentary "continental breakfast", but we were otherwise extremely satisfied with our stay.

Room Tip: Ask for AAA or Senior Citizen discounts if you are eligible. Also ask if there are any rooms at a lo...
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed dining in our Blue Pointe Grille and that you had a wonderful service experience. We pride ourselves on delivering great service to our guests so we appreciate your positive comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay soon!

Best Regards,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Upstate NY seems to have a lot of roadside motels, and smaller lodge settings. As far as we could tell, this was the only "nice" hotel in the area and we enjoyed our stay. It is right on the lake, the rooms are clean and modern, the showers are really great, and the restaurant food was, while a little pricey for upstate, solid. The location in perfect, and we took several day trips using Harbor Hotel as our home base. Easy travel to Hammondport, Seneca Falls, Ithaca, etc. All less than an hour away. We'd go back.

Room Tip: There are lake front rooms and "village" view rooms. We booked last minute and got a villa...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

We are delighted that your experience at the Harbor Hotel was so positive. We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor.

It was a real pleasure to read about your experience and glad that you were able to take advantage of our excellent location. Your wonderful compliments regarding our friendly staff and excellent restaurant are very much appreciated.

From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for your kind words. We hope we have the honor of welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Harbor Hotel is beautiful and the view of Seneca Lake is outstanding.

The Harbor Hotel is beautiful and the view of Seneca Lake is outstanding.

The Harbor Hotel is beautiful and the view of Seneca Lake is outstanding.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Thank you for the excellent rating! We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful view of Seneca Lake.

It has been our privilege to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on your next visit to the Finger Lakes Region.

Best Regards,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This was our second time to stay at this property and we have nothing but good things to say about this property.It has a wonderful location close to the main street and the lake. The rooms are very well appointed with good amenities as well as being very clean.You can tell that this is a very well managed hotel with an owner who not only knows how to run a hotel but cares for his property and the staff. Keep up the good work!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Thank you for such a great review! We are very proud of our staff and your comments serve as an inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards that we aim for. It is so rewarding to know that our guests appreciate all of our efforts.

Your patronage and loyalty are very important to us. We hope your travels bring you back to enjoy another outstanding 5-star experience at the Harbor Hotel!

Best Regards,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Well situated for wine tours, and within walking distance of downtown Watkins Glen, The Harbor Hotel is a really nice hotel, with friendly staff, a great restaurant, and a great view of the lake. My wife and I spent our anniversary there last week, and it was just as nice as when we visited in late December 2013. Our only regret is that we could only stay two nights (as it was booked later in the week for a car race taking place on the weekend. My wife now doesn't want to stay anywhere else when we visit the ares.

Room Tip: The Lake View rooms with King beds are really nice.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Happy anniversary! So good to have you back! We are so glad that you chose to celebrate this special occasion at the Harbor Hotel and that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It’s unfortunate that you weren’t able to extend your stay however it is great to hear that your wife doesn’t want to stay anywhere else!

Thank you for your nice comments and also for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was our fourth time in the last five years visiting the harbor hotel in Watkins glen, ny. We absolutely love this hotel. We feel very much at home in this hotel. We have nothing bad to say at all. We just wish they would add a spa and maybe an outdoor pool.

Room Tip: We love the lake view king rooms.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your stay at the Harbor Hotel. We truly appreciate you choosing us as your destination preference when visiting the Finger Lakes Region and are thrilled to hear that you feel at home. We are proud of our dedicated staff members who are committed to serving our guests and we are delighted to hear that their efforts create a very comfortable environment for you.

On occasion we receive comments such as yours regarding a spa and outdoor pool. Unfortunately we are somewhat limited on space. However, our Concierge works with local spas and would be happy to schedule an appointment for you on your next visit. Additionally, some spa services could be provided right in your guest room!

We appreciate your continued patronage and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your future visits even more enjoyable.

Warm Regards,
Carolyn Guyer

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Additional Information about 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: £86 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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