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Wooden Boat Inn

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Clifton Park, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On January 12th we booked a 3 night stay for the boat show in August. On April 27th we received an email that the rooms weren't available anymore. I called and was told it was a computer glitch and there was nothing he could do. Since we were showing our boat we were forced to find another hotel to stay...

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Plains, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We took a chance and stayed here last September after getting shafted by the owner earlier in the year but I'll get to that in a minute. Rooms are ok, nothing special. Price is ok, nothing special. It's not what it's cracked up to be. Wouldn't stay there again. Now let me get back to the first time we 'Thought'...

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Denver, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed one chilly night in October. We got shelter and a comfortable bed, within walking distance of the town center. There was not much happening in Clayton in the evening, and we were the only guests. The fire pit and garden area was not an option given the temperatures. There is a communal refrigerator that guests can use. At...

Thank BinColorado
Emporium, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 October 2016

For our 60th wedding anniversary, we stayed at the Wooden Boat Inn and....their Admiralty Suite aboard their yacht, which is docked at the large marina. Our host, Bernie made sure we were tucked in and we stayed by ourselves for two nights in each setting. A special treat was a boat ride on the river where we were able to...

Thank dianepyle
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

It was a treat to have "Ernie and Diane" as guests. A delightful couple. Diane played the bag pipes for us. She was magnificent.

New York
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed here while attending a wedding at the Boat Museum. The Inn was within walking distance to the museum and town. Our room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The owners were extremely accommodating and made sure all our needs were met. Great place!

Thank 18Labs
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

It is great to accomidate weddings. They are demanding, on one hand, and really cool on the other. We are happy we can be of service on this important day.

Rochester, NY
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Wooden Boat Inn. The rooms were very clean and the beds were SO comfy! It's centrally located within walking distance to Clayton and right down the street from Wood Boat Brewery (delicious wood fired pizza!) We sat around the fire the first evening with adult beverages. It was very nice! Highly recommended!

Thank Leesa7
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted when our guests use our fire pit. We watch new friends made around a fire.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We booked some rooms with Bernie for our wedding. He was extremely friendly and easy to work with. He made sure all our guests were comfortable and had clean rooms to stay in. We got to book the house he has which was an added bonus! We would highly recommend his hotel!

Thank Lauren W
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and please come back soon. You are always welcome.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed at the Wooden Boat Inn in Clayton, NY for 4 nights in August while attending a family event and to celebrate our recent marriage. Bernie and Valerie are kind & hospitable owners and they made sure to orient us to all of their amenities upon our arrival, making us feel right at home. The grounds and rooms are...

Thank Shannon S
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you stay with us. Please come back again. There are some people we will not forget.

Reviewed 8 September 2016

I stayed there for a wedding at the end of July and everything was perfect from the moment I checked in till the moment I left! Bernie greeted me with a smile and told me all about the area, things to do, places to eat and provided me with maps etc. The room was very pleasant, relaxing and had plenty...

Thank Tricia K
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts. They are appreciated. Remember when communicating, and working with others it takes two to tango. The people in the wedding were wonderful fun, always upbeat. When you are around those type of people, you get caught up in it. Thanks again. We show these to the ladies who keep this place clean, and organized. They...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very nice inn - where the owners (particularly Berny) did a lot to make us a comfortable stay - and sharing with us a lot of informations about the area and where to go. Good rooms and common facilities. Clayton at Lake Ontario and Sct. Lawrence River is a lovely place - almost heaven.

Thank Kristen O
Berny C, Owner at Wooden Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We read all and make adjustments as we learn and can. Thank you. Please come again.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wooden Boat Inn is located in Historic Clayton Village on the corner of Union and Alexandria St. Just one block from the world famous Antique Boat Museum. There are many unique shops to visit and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy a scenic boat tour around the Thousand Islands St. Lawrence River and be sure to visit the impressive Boldt and Singer Castles. Fishing and scuba diving guides and boat rentals are just a short drive from the village. There's also a public boat launch and overnight dockage nearby. Whatever it is that brings you here we want you to feel at home with us at the Inn. Make sure you ask Berny and Valeriee about their custom Captain Visgar Island Tour of 1892. ASK ABOUT THE ADMIRALTY SUITE. THIS IS A TWO PRIVATE STATEROOM, ENSUITE BATHROOMS, FULL KITCHEN, AND AN ARE THAT OVERLOOKS THE FINEST MARINA IN THE ISLANDS. ACTUALLY IT IS A 36 FOOT YACHT. A CLASSIC ALBIN TRAWLER. DUE TO THE SIZE OF OUR INN, THE LOCAL POLICIES OF OTHER INNS AND HOTELS, AND THE NATURE OF THE SEASONAL BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE THE WOODEN BOAT INN CANCELLATION POLICY IS 30 DAYS. CALL US IF THERE IS AN ISSUE AND MAYBE WE CAN RESOLVE IT WITH YOU. ... more   less 

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Address: 606 Alexandria St, Clayton, NY 13624-1302
Region: United States > New York > Clayton
Number of rooms: 8
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“small hotel - all rooms good, yacht is a fun way to experience the area”
dianepyle, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved Room 6!”
Leesa7, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is the biggest room with own fridge.”
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kristeno662, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is slightly different in terms of space, furniture and layout.”
  • View from the Wooden Boat Inn boat ride!
kristend436, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the boat! Great for couples and groups of friends and even families with older children.”
772neelyk, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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