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Reviewed 7 October 2015

The hotel in general is fabulous. The location to the lake, marina, town and state park is wonderful. The rooms are so clean and pretty and comfortable. The only downside is the restaurant. Very expensive and not really worth the price. You can great meals in town. The restaurant has a beautiful patio, so go and have dessert there, but...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. As you noted, we have an excellent location; Hiking, biking, sightseeing, dining, boating or winetasting - the list is endless! We will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back and thank you again for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Carolyn Guyer

New York
Reviewed 6 October 2015

My wife and me recently took a trip to Watkins Glen to visit the legendary Farm Sanctuary, and the renowned Waterfalls. The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel totally surpassed our wildest expectations. Our stay at this hotel made this one of the most enjoying vacations ever. Everything was perfect and the restaurant was great, we can't say enough good things about...

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

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us! We are thrilled you and your wife had such a wonderful stay and appreciate your very flattering review! We like nothing better than hearing we exceeded our guest’s expectations. We will look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back and thank you again for posting your thoughtful comments on TripAdvisor!...

Wildwood MO
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The hotel is beautiful. Our room had a lake view and we enjoyed snacks and drinks by the fire pit in the evening. The outdoor space was wonderful. The bedding was good quality and the room had every amenity. Location was the best. We walked from our hotel to the dock for a sunset sail on a schooner and to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your Harbor Hotel experience on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you had a great stay and that you had a wonderful service experience. Our team will be happy to know that their efforts contributed in making your stay special. It sounds like you had a fun filled trip and glad you had the...

Reviewed 30 September 2015

This hotel is very beautiful and the location couldn't be better. I love how the hotel is walking distance to the lake and the lake view rooms are very romantic. The outdoor patio is also very nice. The only problem we had was the Sunday morning checkout. We called a couple of hours early and requested for an expended checkout...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. While I am happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty and location of the Harbor Hotel, I’m very sorry to hear of the experience you described regarding your late checkout request. Clearly from the details you have provided, we fell well below our standards of service, and for...

Reviewed 30 September 2015

This place is elegance at its finest. The room was fantastic with a beautiful view of Seneca Lake. The building and grounds were manicured. The staff was friendly and the food was great. My wife wants to go back soon.

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

WOW! What a flattering review! We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to hear that our team’s efforts contributed to making your stay special. It is very exciting to hear that your wife is looking forward to a return visit. From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor! Sincerely,...

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Stayed here for the first time on a business trip. What a great place. The rooms look like they are from a cottage - great style and colors. Food at the restaurant is top notch. Service was great as well. Good selection of local wines. The patio out back is very nice. Spent two nights by the fire pit. It's...

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

5-Star is what we love to hear! We are happy you enjoyed your first visit to the Harbor Hotel and truly appreciate your high recommendation. It sounds like your business trip was a huge success! It was certainly our pleasure to do all that we could to make your stay a memorable one. Thank you for staying with us and...

Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

It was a nice country road ride to the hotel restaurant at the south end of Seneca Lake. The outside eating area is comfortable and includes a nice view of the marina and lake. We had a Harvest Salad and Chicken Quesadilla , with a bread basket with delicious herb butter and olive spread. The service was good and a...

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We have an awesome team in our Blue Pointe Grille and Cold Water Bar. They were thrilled to read through your thoughtful comments. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch on our patio and appreciate you highlighting our signature bread bowl ~ definitely a guest favorite! We will look forward to...

Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from a weekend in Seneca. Harbor Place exceeded our expectations. Ideally located, our room, town view, was clean, modern and lovely. The staff is friendly. The back property includes a nice fire pit and comfy chairs, perfect after a day of wine. We will be back.

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

Such kind words for the Harbor Hotel! It’s great to hear that you and your wife had such a wonderful visit with us and appreciate you taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. Our goal is to provide our guests with stays that exceed expectations, so it is very rewarding to hear that this was your experience. It...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Overall this is a very nice hotel. The location right on the lake is grand. When the weather permits sitting outside enjoying the view of the lake and boats with the setting sun is the way to go. They build a fire outdoors each evening and is a relaxing way to sip your drink and talk about the fun you...

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

Thank you for sharing your amazing photos with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the hotel's lakeside location and appreciate your nice comments regarding our helpful staff. It was especially kind of you to personally acknowledge Mike in your review. He is a great ambassador for our hotel! From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you...

Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

$380/night in Watkins Glen, NY?!? These are Sagamore prices for a place that doesn't come close. Very slow WiFi, slow elevators. A bottle of wine we purchased at a winery earlier in the day for $15 was $12/glass and $46/bottle in the hotel bar. Location is decent but way over priced. $150/night hotel is more like it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Our goal is to provide our guests with stays that exceed expectations, so it is disheartening to hear that this was not your experience. We apologize for the inconvenience of the slow Wi-Fi and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We will be sure to have our internet provider...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: ₹ 9,890 - ₹ 24,047 (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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