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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 July 2014

OMG! Could not ask for a nicer place to stay while exploring the the area around Seneca Lake. They are located walking distance to the main town and we even walked one evening all the way to the State Park entrance. The hotel was beautiful and provided us everything we needed after a long day of touring. A bright clean room to freshen up in and a fantastic bar and dining area. They even have a fire pit on the patio, which we sat at on our last evening and got to mingle with a few other couples staying at the hotel. The staff is so helpful always willing to go the extra mile. Christine, the restaurant manger even took at least 15 to 20 minutes out of her busy schedule to get the fire pit lit for us (it had rained earlier in the evening). Judy the concierge provide so much information on our first day it provided a full fun trip. This is they place to stay while visiting Watkins Glen, NY!

Room Tip: The lake view rooms are breath taking. The first night we had a king room and were moved to an effi...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Such an amazing review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay as well as our perfect location.

It was very kind of you to recognize Christine and Judy personally. They were very excited to read your nice comments.

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your recommendation and hope that you will stay with us again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great location to stay when exploring the Finger Lakes area. Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel provided all the amenities that we were looking for....restaurant/bar, outdoor "Patio", outdoor fireplace, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre. The Harbor Hotel rooms/bathrooms were spacious and clean. First night we stayed in a "lake" view room and the 2nd night a "city" view room. Both rooms were excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive. Well managed hotel! Definitely look forward to staying at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel again.

Room Tip: The "city" view room & bathroom was larger than the "lake" view room. Since...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for sharing your review about our property and for highlighting our “friendly and attentive staff”. We are thrilled to learn that you had a thoroughly enjoyable time with us, and also very honored that you speak so highly about our service.

It was certainly our pleasure to do all that we possibly could to make your stay a memorable one. Reading that you are looking forward to a return visit is the greatest compliment of all!

Again, thank you for your review and for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience!

Warm regards,

Carolyn Guyer

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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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  • 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

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.

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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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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: £80 - £228 (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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