We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
436 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1530
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
FindHotel
Booking.com
eDreams
Priceline
View all 7 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Have you been to Seneca Clipper Inn?
Post photosWrite Review

About

#12 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Watkins Glen
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value

See why so many travellers make Seneca Clipper Inn their inn of choice when visiting Watkins Glen. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and Seneca Clipper Inn makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While staying at Seneca Clipper Inn, visitors can check out Reisinger's Apple Country (3.0 mi), which is a popular Watkins Glen attraction.

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to BluePointe Grille, Seneca Harbor Station, or Captain Bill's Seneca Lake. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as Thai Elephants, Lucky Star, or House of Hong Incorporated.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Watkins Glen State Park (0.4 mi), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (0.9 mi), or International Motor Racing Research Center (0.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Seneca Clipper Inn as you experience all of the things Watkins Glen has to offer.

Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English
45Reviews0Q+A11Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 9
  • 10
  • 19
  • 4
  • 3
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
Jenna wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Perfect for what we needed for a weekend trip to Watkins Glen. Super close to everything, right down the street from Watkins Glen, Walmart & CVS within 5 mins. Room & bathroom were clean and bed was comfortable.Fridge & microwave in room. Shower was hot and the water pressure was great! (Pet peeve of mine) Room was cleaned everyday, friendly staff. Would stay here again!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019
Value
Rooms
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
susannem364 wrote a review Jul 2019
Port Orange, Florida22 contributions2 helpful votes
Good place to stay when visiting the area, especially Watkins Glen State Park. The rooms are a little dated, but very nice, very clean, roomy, and comfortable. They had a fridge, microwave, and good WiFi. Continental breakfast of coffee and packaged cakes, that were yummy. It is walking distance to the park. The manager couldn't have been more friendly and helpful! Very nice!!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
SageTraveler1 wrote a review Jul 2019
Cupertino, California27 contributions56 helpful votes
Spent 4 days at the Seneca Clipper Inn. Decor is outdated, paint was peeling from the back of the sink, towels were clean but small -often covered in stains, the shower head was very cheap with a frantic field of spray and the faucet was loose and barely bolted to the sink. The upside- the beds were very comfortable, the room was adequately clean, the air conditioner worked and we were walking distance to downtown Watkins Glen. Some TLC, updating the grandma decor, fixing the sink and investing in new/larger towels would take this place from “Adequate” to “Great” - aligning better for the price paid.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
loclalo wrote a review Aug 2018
173 contributions40 helpful votes
Seriously 2 stars is exaggerated ! It is only convenient as it is near Watkins Glen State Park. Clearly the owner takes advantage of the location. The breakfast is just nowhere to be seen : coffee, hot water, a couple of biscuits & that's the whole of it. Really not worth the price. Please avoid.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
globetrot873 wrote a review Aug 2018
New York City, New York12 contributions17 helpful votes
It is a typical motel. Small rooms. Not dirty but certainly not clean. My experience was not great though. First, the toilet in my room was broken and leaking through the carpet. The bathroom door would not close. I asked to be moved but was denied because I was told the place was full. I doubt that. The plumber confirmed the broken toilet so I was moved to another room the next day. When I checked out, I was overcharged by $10 a night. I think I will never go to any motel again.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Anne W wrote a review Jun 2018
Telford, United Kingdom14 contributions20 helpful votes
This is a nice and comfortable motel. The rooms were quiet and very clean. At the time of booking it said breakfast included, which was, however, only a few muffins and sweets, so do not expect any massive breakfast. Otherwise a nice place to spend the night.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Frank S wrote a review Sep 2017
Mount Joy17 contributions16 helpful votes
Seneca Clipper Inn is a quaint little motel on the main street of Watkins Glen NY. It was a small place with friendly helpful operators.The rooms are small but very clean and well appointed. The bed were comfortable, providing a good nights sleep. We were attending the nearby Indy Car Grand prix and extended our stay to visit some of the many wonderful wineries in the area.Hotel was located very to to the track and the state park........plenty of things to do. The hotel provided everything we wanted. It had a refrigerator and microwave, good hot water for the shower, excellent free wireless internet service and a tidy (if small) clean room for a decent price. We will certainly visit again.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2017
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
KathySTraylor wrote a review Nov 2016
Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States38 contributions30 helpful votes
I have been staying at the Seneca Clipper Inn for years while attending the Deck the Hall's Wine Tasting Event on Seneca Lake every November. The Inn is not as modern or updated as some of the hotels out there but is it very clean and very accommodating. John the Manager and his wife are warm and wonderful people and make our stay great. The Inn sits at the far end of Seneca Lake far enough away but yet close enough to everything. There is a wonderful place just a short walk away called Curly's to eat a warm delicious breakfast. We love Seneca Clipper Inn and John! Thanks for all you do for us.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2016
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Since there are 4 of us staying in one room, the corner rooms are just a bit bigger then the rest.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
V8876CUmargaretd wrote a review Oct 2016
Denver, Colorado3 contributions
A small place. Proprieters were very nice and helpful. A bit noisy in our end room near the street. Neat and comfortable. We could walk to a lot of places in town. On the Main Street, so conveniently located.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2016
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best to be as far away from the busy sfreet
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
harveykopel wrote a review Oct 2016
New York City, New York18 contributions6 helpful votes
If you are looking for a basic room that is clean and comfortable this is it. Nothing fancy. Friendly staff. free wi-fi. The rooms are small but comfortable. Bathrooms are very Basic. There were refrigerators and microwave ovens in every room.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2016
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$118 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Seneca Clipper Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Seneca Clipper Inn?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (0.7 km), International Motor Racing Research Center (0.2 km), and Quest Adventure Gaming (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seneca Clipper Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Seneca Clipper Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Seneca Clipper Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seneca Clipper Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor, and Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Co..
Are there any historical sites close to Seneca Clipper Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (3.2 km).