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“Good budget option”
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Budget Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
toronto
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good budget option”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We were looking for a cheap one night option in the area. This hotel was pretty much what we expected. Service was good, rooms were clean and breakfast was included. Our only complaint would be the musty smell in the rooms and the less then scenic highway location.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

For our needs this room fit nicely. Clean, a lil cramped, think cause we got the king size bed, and enough cable that we caught the end of a good movie and had news in the morning. Nice owners. Located in town on the main drag close to everything we came for, Glenora and Bully Hill winery's. Wanted to walk the glen but too early in the season, despite the 75 degree weather. The upper trail was open so we got a little bit of a hike in. So like I said good for an overnighter but not what you would want for a longer stay

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2010

We'd stayed at this hotel two years ago and were happy with the visit, but this time around we were less impressed.
First off, when we arrived we asked for a room with a microwave. The owner said that only across the street at their other hotel could we get a microwave. Then he said that the room had 2 double beds and we said we wanted a king. Well... then the king room with microwave magically WAS available. Why not just tell us the truth the first time?

Come to find out that the room had no coffee maker and there was no coffee available in the lobby. Have you ever in your life stayed somewhere that you can't get a cup of coffee in the morning? The owner offered to let us borrow a coffee pot - if we had our own coffee!? I don't generally travel with coffee and filters in my car, dude.

The room is very noisy (as others have mentioned) due to truck traffic. In addition to bringing your coffee filters and coffee and ear plugs, bring your own shower head! Our shower head had so little volume (it was a like a fine mist of cool water) that my DBF had to take a bath to rinse off! Washing my hair was a project. I don't expect much for $60 but getting clean is nice.

When I checked out the owner acted like he couldn't bother with me. Hello - this is the HOSPITALITY industry! Try showing some hospitality to your guests. Like offering me a cup of coffee...

Finding a place to stay in Watkins Glen is a pain - most places are way dated and/or over priced. Regardless, we won't be back.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2010

It was a budget inn in every sense of the word. Clean basic room. No frills. If you are looking for anything else you will be disappointed here. The staff were very friendly, the street though is very noisy with a lot of heavy truck traffic throughout the night. Make sure you pack your earplugs.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cold Spring, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2010

This is a nice, clean, family run motel located across the street from a supermarket, drugstore, and liquor store. There is a family restaurant a block away and the Watkins Glen business district is only 3/4 mile down the road. There is free wired internet service in the room, and wi-fi internet in the newly renovated annex across the street.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2010

Stayed here with friends. Basic motel features, so if you are going to be on the go and not looking to spend time in your room this is the place to go. It is convenient to the falls, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Clean, although there was a soiled chair in our room that made me uncomfortable. Owner was very accommodating and allowed us to use the front room as a gathering place for our group in the evening.

  • Stayed July 2010
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central pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2010

Went to Watkins Glen to visit the wineries. Stayed one night at this motel. Paid around $105. Clean and some of the bathroom fixtures were remodeled. Shower head is old and took forever to get hot water.
Convenience - close to everything in Watkins Glen - grocery store across the street - can get breakfast snacks drinks.
Microwave and small fridge along with table and chairs in room.
It is your basic drive up to the room motel from the 50s.... but it has been updated and was very clean.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Budget Inn
Address: 435 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 125
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