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Anchor Inn And Marina
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
New York, NY
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“subpar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2007

A colleague and I just stayed here for a work trip. We were disappointed. It wasn't terrible but everything was simply subpar. Specifically:

Sheets and towels were of barely average quality. Pillows were pretty flat.

My colleague disliked the fact that the soap, shower gel, and shampoo were provided in dispensers, not little bottles.

The lighting was inadequate for reading or working.

The doors really need screens, as you enter your room directly from outside (I had a fly, moth, and bee in my room).

We had to ask for an iron, and the woman couldn't find an ironing board.

There is no in-room coffee maker, and the "continental breakfast" consists of packaged Drake's (or something like it) muffins and danish, which we did not have.

They are doing construction, so the place looks pretty bad from the road and the work starts around 7am.

Beware: Cancellation policy is 10 days in advance.

The one nice thing is that all rooms have a sliding door leading out to a common porch that overlooks Seneca Lake, which is beautiful (but it is marred somewhat by the construction work/equipment directly below). This is not enough for us to return.

  • Liked — lake view
  • Disliked — many things; see review
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank PHNewYork
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
North Port, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2007

One word - Peaceful. I took a chance with the Anchor Inn & Marina on Seneca Lake and I sure am glad I did. It is truly the “Goldie Lox” of the area in regards to price, amenities, location, and service. It isn’t as expensive as the B&B scene and yet it is under priced for the view and tranquility of the location. The rooms don’t have fancy furnishings yet it is very clean with nice sized rooms and comfortable beds. You don’t get room service, but you do get very welcoming and accommodating keepers that care about your stay and provide a family atmosphere. Every room has access to a shared balcony that allows access to a beautiful view of Seneca Lake and the beautiful sound of the small falls that run next to the inn. The road is semi-private and off the main streets so it really feels secluded. There is a small bar and marina right across the street on the water that gives you more options to explore if you need a cold drink or light snack. For a light breakfast, they offer muffins, danishes, coffee, and juice. For the techies, they offer free WIFI and for the tourists - it is close to everything in the area - 0 minutes to the lake, 5 minutes to Watkins Glen State park, 20 minutes to Watkins Glen International Race Track, and right off scenic Highway 14 which has many (10+) choice wineries. This place was perfect for what I needed and if I ever need a place to stay in the area again - I will definitely stay here. No doubt.

  • Liked — Above Average Ammenities without the frills and high cost
  • Disliked — The exit from the premises is very steep - it could be precarious for long vehicles or vehicles with trailers because they could bottom out. I'm sure they wouldn't have a problem using the entrance if you felt nervous - I just never asked.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank sui5te
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Property: Anchor Inn And Marina
Address: 3425 County Road 30, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9702
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Watkins Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anchor Inn And Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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