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“IT'S A MOTEL!!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Glen Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“IT'S A MOTEL!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

After reading reviews about the Glen Motor Inn, I'd have to agree with some of them. Beautiful view of the lake, restaurant was delicious, staff was very friendly. Wish we had some amenities, ie. coffee maker, hair dryer........but we were told people keep stealing these items, so they're no longer provided. After arriving on July 17th (100 degrees), the pool was open and quite refreshing!! I'd have to agree the place could use a complete upgrade, but then you'll pay $200+ per night. Overall, it's a nice place to stay.........if you want a luxury hotel, go pay $400 a night at the Glen Harbor Hotel, if you want a nice place to call home for a few days, this is it. We'd stay there again............

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Frank L
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

If you are looking for luxury accomodations, then this is not your place. However, it is clean and the view of the lake is wonderful. It is an older motel and does not have a lot of amenities such as hair dryer, iron. coffee pot, etc. in room. The pool is nice and well maintained. The food at the restaurant on site was very good and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. My sister and I went for the Wine Festival and had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mimix312
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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

The view is beautiful. The rooms are what I expected,nothing fancy and they were clean. The pool was what attracted me and my family to this hotel and even had a conversation (with the owner) when making my reservation about the pool. When we arrived the pool had been drained and they were "working on it". The pool never got filled and we were not able to swim, during what maybe turn out to be the hottest summer on record. We went to the desk everyday during our three night stay to inquire about this issue, "we are working on it" was all that was said. Upon departure I inquired about possibly getting a little bit of money taken off of our bill due to this HUGE inconvience and I was told no (by the owner)! I feel that was a horrible way to treat any guest and hope any one looking for an inexpensive hotel/motel near Watkins Glen drives right past.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank trudy711
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Fayetteville, New York
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

This place is more than awful! The view is spectacular but that is the only good thing I can say! The rooms are dark and have old fake wood paneling and very old dirty shag carpeting! A real dive! The rate we paid was outrageous for what we got! NEVER AGAIN!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Aggie P
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Jamestown, New York
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Rooms were tired...Very Tired. Deck door had the old style glass louvers, but did not close all the way so there was a draft and we cpopuld the smoke from the people on their decks. Everthing was sooo out dated. Carpet, bath, bedding. chairs were from the dinning room, heater cycled on and off instead of just staying on. Very nice people that own the place but need a major upgrade investment. They were doing some work on the upper units, doors and windows, but do not know if the interior was being worked on. Great veiws, that is about it.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank sathb
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Oswego
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

My wife and and another couple booked 2 rooms at this motel for their anniversary. Needless to say, I knew we were in trouble when they wouldn't take my credit card to hold the room. I actually had to mail in a deposit check. Once we got to the hotel, the shag carpets, the wood panel on the walls, and the box fan sitting on the floor were enough for us to agree....never again! I liked one reviewer that mentioned you can't live on having a lake view as the only draw to your place.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank John C
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

It's an old motel, with tired furniture and old TVs. But it's clean, the rooms are big enough, and the staff was friendly. We had fun at the hotel bar. The view from the balcony over Seneca Lake is pretty and relaxing at the end of the day. The WiFi bandwidth was too small to be useful. The price wasn't outrageous, but it was high for what you get.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zapf
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Additional Information about Glen Motor Inn

Property: Glen Motor Inn
Address: 3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9707
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glen Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A nostalgic motel overlooking Seneca Lake. Every room has a view, most with balconies. You park in front of your door. Seasonal open May through October. ... more   less 
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