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Reviewed 25 April 2008

The fun comes in two forms: cabins and old fashioned motor court rooms. We stayed in room 46 (motor court variety). No phone, but a flat screen TV in the room. Don't get excited, the TV's about 21". The room was rustic, comfortable and clean. Off season it's a good value. The property is at the base of the Watkins Glen state park, and maybe a mile from the lake. You also MUST have a drink at the bar in the Lodge building. You'll harken back to the fifties (if you can harken that far). Plus there's a rare stand-up player piano that I was told dates back to the Twenties, and only costs a nickel to play an old standard. Fantastic old-timey rustic atmosphere.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank gill052
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Reviewed 1 November 2007

We had trouble with our reservation at the Glen Way in Watkins Glen, found the Seneca Lodge and stayed there instead. They had only one two bedroom cabin available. They were kind of apologetic about the condition of it, but we loved it. Staying there was great fun - terrific location right next to the State Park and right in Watkins Glen, the restaurant is good and the bar is fun, and the price is unbelievably fair. Short trip to the Seneca wine trail. People who worked there/owned it were very nice too. The rooms are nothing to write home about, simple, well worn but fairly clean. It is a woodsy/rustic setting - kind of like luxurious camping. I would definitely go there again. (And they may have no phone or TV, but they do have wireless!)

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with friends
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2  Thank howzerdo
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Reviewed 7 October 2007

First time we stayed in the hotels units. Very clean and comfy. $72 per night..very fair pricing...The place is great. I will continue to return. Roosterfish Brewing is great for dinner and a few local beers.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed 3 September 2007

I'm a racer and have stayed at the Seneca Lodge countless times over the years. I've also stayed at roughly 14 other hotels/motels in the area and most fall way short -- beware.

But you can't lose at the Seneca.

"The Lodge's" motel rooms are always clean, comfortable and are well priced in a setting that drips local color and tradition. Their cabins, while clean, tend toward the rustic. Your best bet is in the motel rooms or the A-frames.

Their restaurant serves usually well prepared basic American fare -- the Porterhouse steak is huge, bring your appetite -- and is also an excellent value. The service can be a bit dodgy at times, but is usually good.

Their bar, which is loaded with fun to look at racing memorabilia, gives two dollar bills and fifty cent pieces for change. This gets old after your first two dollar bill and I think it's just a ploy to encourage patrons to leave the weird denominations behind on the bar before leaving to jack up the tips.

That aside, the Seneca Lodge is a great value and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled solo
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1  Thank RacerBob
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Reviewed 16 August 2007

The room was very basic but smelly with bugs crawling around the bathroom. You are in the middle of the woods, just a step above camping in a tent so I was not too terribly disappointed about the condition of the room. It seemed appropriately rustic for the place. At one point our toilet overflowed into the living room area and the carpet got soaked, but upon reporting the problem it was promptly fixed.

The staff was friendly and the restaurant (ate breakfast there) was above average. Overall not a horrible stay.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank MMKoppes
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