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“Friendly, family oriented place with one of the most beautiful views of the lake.”

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Gorgeous View Motel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
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2 reviews
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“Friendly, family oriented place with one of the most beautiful views of the lake.”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

My stay at the Gorgeous View Hotel was nothing less than perfect. Allen and Stephanie are very polite and courteous people. If your looking for a place with a no hassle, calm, and comfy stay this is it. Close to all the wineries, and great places to visit in Watkins Glen. Thanks again Allen and Stephanie!

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Reviewed 14 October 2012

At first glance this older motel is rather plain. From the outside it isn't luxurious or quaint but rather plain. Inside the units are clean and comfortable. The walls are 60's wood paneling and white ceiling tile. The furnishings were new including the beds. It was quite comfortable and the price for the area at this time of year was affordable. The bathroom had been remodeled but has no shelving, so I had to place my toiletries either on the floor or toilet. A small shelf would have helped or replacing the hanging sink with a larger vanity. The faucet was not replaced unfortunately and it needed an aerator, when you turned it on it splashed all over and the finish was pitted. The shower had plenty of hot water, a nice shower head and new walls. The furniture in the room was new, but could have used an extra table to put things on. Overall we thought this was a good experience and would return again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bridgehampton, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

After spending hours in a search for a room to attend the Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix, I stumbled upon the Gorgeous View. Was on wait list for less than 24 hours and booked a room at a very reasonable price. Reservation process was very easy. Found the room to be spotless and the bed very comfortable even for me with a bad back. Owners were more than pleasent and very helpfull with ample information about the Grand Prix Festival-- a wonderful event that should not be missed. I will return the next time I travel to the area. Great room, great owners, great experience. I Give it four stars.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Bear Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We needed a room for a night during the Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix weekend, and stumbled on the Gorgeous View Motel just north of town through a link from the Watkins Glen International web page. We were able to book a room at a very reasonable price, and then were surprised and delighted about what we found. While the building dates to the 50's, the rooms have just been completely renovated and equipped with every amenity you would want, including flat screen TV, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave. The bed was comfortable, everything was very clean, and naturally the view of Seneca Lake was gorgeous from the front window and porch area. The owners were friendly and helpful and we even could arrive directly late in the evening having received our room code by email. Absolutely would stay here again!

Room Tip: All the rooms face the lake view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I was a little skeptical booking a room at a place I've never seen, but it was great! Small, but charming. The room was extremely clean. The owners are very friendly. Check in was a breeze with digital door locks! Just a few minutes out of town, we will definitely stay here agin!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

I stayed one night before participating in the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival in early Sept. For me the room worked out great since it is only a few minutes to downtown and I did enjoy the great view of Seneca Lake. It is a small older motel but the couple who own it have done updates, keep it clean and are nice folks. If you are looking for a modern brand name hotel this may not be the choice for you but if you are looking for a clean, convenient country motel you should enjoy your stay. The reservation process is easy and check-in was very convenient. I anticipate staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Gorgeous View Motel
Address: 3355 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9717
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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We invite you to experience our amazing view of Seneca Lake, our stellar customer service, and our clean, comfortable, newly renovated rooms. Open all year, the Gorgeous View Motel is only minutes from one of New York's beautiful state parks, local shops, and attractions of Watkins Glen. We offer families, business travelers, wine lovers, race enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen, and nature lovers of all kinds, a truly pleasant lodging experience four seasons a year. ... more   less 
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