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Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's lots to love about this property, starting with a perfect location at the end of Seneca Lake, overlooking the yacht club and harbor. And, the hotel is within walking distance of everything in town, except the race track. The rooms are nicely decorated and beds are comfy. If you can, opt for a room on the lake side with... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos on TripAdvisor! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the hotel's lakeside location. As you noted, we have an excellent location; Hiking, biking, sightseeing, dining, boating or winetasting - the list is endless! From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for posting your kind words on TripAdvisor. We will look... More 

Lancaster, PA
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The check in was quick and easy. Our room was beautiful, loved the bathroom. We had the lake view room def. a plus! Our room was cleaned promptly and we had turn down service with chocolates on the pillow. Parking right at hotel, free.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel on your recent visit to the Finger Lakes Region and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed our spa inspired bathrooms and the overall comfort of your guest room. Your kind words are very much appreciated. We will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a superior place to stay at competitive prices. Carolyn, the manager, was helpful and went out of her way to make our stay special. The staff was superb. It was beautiful, clean, and had everything there or within walking distance. Loved it here! Absolutely beautiful for the holidays.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure meeting you ladies and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. As you said, you were in need of a girl’s weekend getaway and I couldn’t be happier that you had such a wonderful stay. It was my pleasure to be of assistance in making first Harbor Hotel visit memorable. Thank you for posting your kind words... More 

Mercerville, New Jersey
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be turned off by the smell when you enter the lobby it is from the indoor pool and spa which is located right off the lobby. Bad location but that is the only negative. The staff were friendly and attentive. The rooms are very nice and clean. Perfect location for visiting the wineries. Overall excellent experience for our... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel on your recent visit to the Finger Lakes Region and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor, We are happy to hear you found our location to be convenient. As you mentioned, we are centrally located on the Southern tip of the lake, perfect for experiencing the wine trails on... More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The employees were extremely polite and very much enjoyed their jobs. The hotel common areas were very quant and clean. The hotel room extremely comfortable and VERY clean. I can't say enough good things about this establishment. The view from my balcony was breathe taking. Parking was easy accessible. Comfort... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Receiving such amazing comments and to hear that we are one of the best hotels you have ever stayed at is the ultimate compliment - thank you! Our bellman was happy he was able to assist you getting your car up and running and was excited when he saw your nice comments. Your kind words mean... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided on a low key anniversary trip and selected the Finger Lakes, Watkins Glen to be specific. Hotel choice ended up being spot on. Staff was great and extremely friendly from the front desk to the concierge to the bar and restaurant staff. View of the lake was majestic and offered a really nice area to walk around. The evenings... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. It sounds like you had a wonderful stay! We are excited to hear that you received great service from all of our team members. Thank you acknowledging their efforts and for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor. We will look forward to your... More 

Sherman Oaks, CA
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stayed here on our stay to the Finger Lakes area. The pictures you see on the hotel's website are exactly what the hotel looks like in person. The rooms are modern, clean, and a nice size. We had a lovely view of the harbor. The landscaping is nicely manicured with grass and flowers. In the morning... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your nice comments on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you and your fiancée had a great stay and appreciate you highlighting some of the great amenities our hotel provides to our guests; the Cold Water Bar’s happy hour is definitely a favorite amongst our guests. We and will look forward to the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great room. Polite staff good dining. Planning to come back again. Easy parking. Great view of lake. Lovely tour of Lake from boating business a few steps away from hotel. Good selection of local wines at restaurant and bar.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your beautiful photo on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear you had an amazing stay with us! We like nothing better than hearing our guests are planning for a return visit. We appreciate your wonderful comments and will look forward to your next stay. Best Regards, Carolyn Guyer More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm writing this review while we are still here, and I have to say, this is a wonderful hotel and the people who work here couldn't be nicer. From the people at the front desk, to the staff in the restaurant and all the other people who help run this hotel, they all have been fantastic. We were in a... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire team at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, we thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us and fellow travelers on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed the convenience of our coffee stations and the comfort of our beautiful Commodore Suite. It has been our pleasure to have you as our... More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took another mid-October trip to the Finger Lakes and booked our first night at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. This is our third year in a row staying here and it was a perfect stay once again. We arrived just at check-in time and were in our room in under 10 minutes. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon so... More 

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Perfect is what we like to hear! Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay and for your loyalty to the Harbor Hotel. It’s great to hear you had another wonderful visit and had perfect weather to enjoy a nice walk around the harbor. Your continued patronage is very much appreciated. We will look forward to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
BluePointe Grille
BluePointe Grille
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has been awarded a four diamond rating from AAA -The American Automobile Association. This distinction is given to hotels with refined and stylish accommodations and a high level of service and attention to detail. This award makes the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the top rated hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. At the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, our staff is proud to offer all our guests outstanding service! The hotel offers a variety of deluxe accommodations including six luxurious suites. We offer nightly turndown service, an indoor pool, fitness center and our professional concierge is on call to assist you and your family in planning your Watkins Glen vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Address: 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1221
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: ₹ 7,523 - ₹ 20,518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Watkins Glen Harbor Boutique Hotel
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“Lake side rooms have the best views, and the ones with balconies are even better.”
  • Lake side room with balcony
 of 5 bubbles WaterGirlDreaming, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lakefront is gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles amberbK4656CG, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If Harbor view rooms is available it is worth up charge”
 of 5 bubbles L3588TQmichaelk, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I'd opt for a room on the highest floor so you don't hear anything above you in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles leeedmundson, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the top floor so you don't hear furniture being dragged around”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleZG, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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