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Budget Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
New York
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80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Their name says it all”
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
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8 reviews
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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
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109 reviews
13 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
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112 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank glebo
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New York
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2009

We looked at 3 other motels. Budget was newest of 3, cleanest and priced @ $78. Colonial was clean but older @$85, Glen Way Motel very old $69. All about 10 blocks apart.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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brimes
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

Pros: friendly, more reasonable for this area ($75-85), clean, very good mattresses

Cons: no HBO or refrig in many rooms, some rooms incredibly small, no clothes pole to hang clothes, no wifi, almost no vanity space in bathroom, shower light/fan extremely noisy.

This motel has 3-4 buildings with wildly varying situations. Suggest you ask to see your room.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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73 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2009

A clean and basic old style motel where you park at the door of your unit. It's situated near the intersection of two main roads which results in traffic noise especially trucks braking or moving up to speed. It's been refurbished with some noticable clues. Our room's front door inside trim was bare and unfinished and the pictures were attached to the wall by wood screws right through the frame. The satellite TV was great, the best we have had in a motel in years! There's a waterfall right in the backyard of the property which probably accounts for the rather damp location. Paid $69 plus taxes for a room with a quiet fridge (no microwave), no luggage stand, no radio/alarm, free local calls. There was a 5 day cancellation policy when we booked.

Stayed June 2009, 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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