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“Dick&Nancy”
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Lakeside Resort
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Buffalo, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Dick&Nancy”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This Sept. was our 4th year staying at Lakeside Resort. The first 2 we stayed at the motel, we now reserve a cottage. Both are clean and relaxing. Tony, the owner is terrific! he is always around making sure the guests are well taken care of, There is something for everyone at breakfast and the dining area has magnificent views. There are so many little extras that make your stay perfect! We now look forward to catching up with the same group of guests every year during the vintage car race weekend and we all reserve our spot for the following year. For those of you that are animal lovers, Tony has a very friendly dog, Jimmy, who has a lot of fans, and a cute cat named Katie. We would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We spent a long weekend with family and friends.

It was close to attractions.

We had a relaxing, in touch with nature trip.

The owner Tony and his best friend Jimmy are unforgettable.

Also saw many return customers.

You can BBQ here instead of going to restaurants.

Nice Place, Great Value!

Room Tip: You can have room with lake view or cabin with forest view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed here for two nights in the summer. Although this is a no frills older motel with cottages, the rooms and cottages were clean and comfortable. The location is great - a very quick straight shot to the main street in Watkins Glen, close to some of the vineyards. The owner was very accommodating for our special request. The rooms/cottages seem to vary quite a bit from each other (eg, lake views, proximity to loud street, number of beds). Would be nice if the website gave a brief description of the features of the various options, so people could request those rooms if available. Would also recommend having hot tea available for the continental breakfast for those who don't like coffee.

Room Tip: The motel rooms have nice views of the lakes, which the cottages don't have. Some cottages have...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Orange City, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great We have stayed there for the past 3 years visiting family in our hometown
Tony very accommodating. Lorena even brought me a bouquet of flowers form her Flower Garden , She keeps the landscaping just beautiful with her flowers. Tony coudn't do enough to make us comfortable. Beautiful view

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kenmore, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We Just loved it here at Lakeside Resort !! Tony & Jimmy ( his yellow Lab ) were wonderful hosts ..very kind , considerate, accommodating and gracious !
***Let me start off by saying The guy ( Michael R from Corning ) who gave this place a low rating saying 60's style etc ..and that Tony was inconsiderate ??? WRONG !!! and he is WAY OFF ..do not pay any attention to his review ..I think he is just an angry person ? Because I don't know how anyone who stays here with Tony as the host could ever say such things ..they are just NOT TRUE !!
Anyhow ~~ Yes this place is not the luxery high end Holiday Inn ok ..so if you are expecting that type of room than this place is not for you ..BUT it also isn't priced outrageous either ..like the Holiday Inn ..so that being said ..it is decent & fair priced ...VERY CLEAN !!! And has everything you could need ! A nice room ..a beautiful view ..beautiful kept gardens ..a fridge ..microwave..clean good sized bathroom... a table and chairs ..tv..soap shampoo ...and I thought the beds were just fine ! It was a nice quiet place ..charming ..and we took a walk down closer to the lake ..beautiful views ..and Hector Falls directly across the lake in view ( ***so bring your binoculars ! ) Also if there was something extra you would need for your room ..Tony would be very accommodating for your needs !!
Jimmy the lab provided us with some darling entertainment (he's so sweet ) and Tony gave us some good interesting conversation ...he is a very kind pleasant man ! I really enjoyed the continental breakfast in the morning and we sat outside at the picnic table with the gorgeous views ..it was really nice ! *( SEE BELOW for menu)
I definitely would like to try out the cabins next time ..we get a room here ..We loved our room but we are just curious about the cabins for next time !
There is a great restaurant about 1~2 miles north up the road called "The DECOY " EXCELLENT FOOD ! and GREAT service there as well ! Thanks to the lady grounds keeper for letting us know about it !
This place is really not too far from Watkins Glen Park and close to all the Winery's !
I think it is perfect for anyone looking for a budget motel ..or a quaint little cottage !
WE WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK !!
I can not wait to see Tony & Jimmy again . I feel like they are old friends now !
Thank you Tony & Jimmy for a wonderful stay :)
Tracy & Paul
From Kenmore NY

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST MENU CLUDES :
Coffee, Tea & Condiments for them ( milk or half and half in the fridge )
Blueberry /Banana Muffins
Bagels ~ Cream cheese
Fresh Fruit
Orange Juice
Toast butter /jelly
Cereal
Pastry's

Also a Vending machine right outside of rooms for
Pepsi Ice tea ,water etc

Room Tip: I would only suggest one thing ..that Tony provide individual coffee makers in each room with a coup...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kissimmee, United States
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our family stayed in 3 of the cozy cabins available at Lakeside Resort for a great week in July. Tony, the owner, was a kind, gracious host providing clean accommodations; lovely breakfast room with a great view of Seneca Lake; access to firewood and fire-pit we used to roast hot-dogs and smores; a HUGE beautiful field area perfect for our dogs to run and great for a peaceful stroll or playing frisbee. Our dogs were greeted by Tony's friendly dog, Jimmy.
Lorena, who provides clean rooms and towels daily is very friendly and helpful; she has done a great job with the gardens and flower pots around the resort which are so beautiful!
If you are looking for a warm, affordable, clean, family vacation spot, with a great view, lovely grounds and kind owner - then this is the place for you. We plan to return again in the future!

Room Tip: the Cabins vary in sizes and types of accommodations and are private (e.g. King bed or 2 queens) som...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Monroe, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Tony is a wonderful and warm host, always making sure that we had everything we need. This included access to his fire pit for smores, endless coffee and breakfast foods, use of many picnic areas, basketball and Frisbee! Lorena helped to make each day fresh and fun. She keeps the gardens blooming and is very friendly. We will definitely visit again! Thanks so much for a great week.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the cabins.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Lakeside Resort
Address: 3812 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lakeside Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy beautiful Seneca lake views in clean and comfortable accommodations just 3 miles north of downtown Watkins Glen, NY. Our 30 acre property gives you some quiet time and room to breathe before returning to your favorite area activity! ... more   less 
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