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Longhouse Lodge Motel

3625 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9709
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#3 of 6 motels in Watkins Glen
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Open year-round, outdoor amenities include. Heated outdoor swimming pool, charming gazebo, rocking chairs outside most rooms. Inside amenities include. Comfortable high quality mattresses, swivel rocker-recliners in some rooms, coffeemakers, hairdryers, cable TV, free movies, micro, fridge, ironing boards and irons, hi-speed internet. Continental breakfast served in high season only. Property also boasts a luxurious B and B located on the hill behind the motel.
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John F wrote a review Nov 2023
Canton, Michigan, United States48 contributions35 helpful votes
The management is inept at best and they didn't return my phone calls despite repeated messages left for them. I made a reservation in August, but a few days afterwards had to cancel it. I called and they said, oh yes, this was cancelled already, which was puzzling since I had not called previously. Then 2 weeks later, on the day I would have arrived, they called me to ask when I was going to get there. I told them I had cancelled two weeks ago. Regardless, they charged my card 144 dollars and would not refund it even though I had cancelled within the time limits and called twice to straighten it out.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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conthern wrote a review Oct 2022
rochester, ny1 contribution
Lovely place with a nice across the road view of Seneca Lake. Convenient to everything in the Glen area! Nice folks! Nostalgic place, some snobs would say dated, but my daughter and I thought it was just fine!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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JVE805 wrote a review Oct 2022
Willowck5 contributions11 helpful votes
Four couples spent 4 nights at the Longhouse Manor(Bed & Breakfast).p in September lThe accommodations were good. Nice rooms., heated pool, gazebos with a firepit. Cindy was very good. She had our breakfast ready for us every morning, then check with us as to whether or not we needed our rooms made up. Now for the reason I’m giving it a 3 out of 5. The manager, Jim, has VERY POOR customer relations. The reservation was booked for 4rooms, using one credit card. When we got there, the young girl who was checking us in got flustered with the way the reservation was made, and the fact that the 4 couples were each paying their part with their own credit cards. We were trying to help her get things straightened out. But she ran to her manager and said we were yelling at her. We spent an hour trying to get checked in. Next…when we checked out, I made a comment regarding the existence of smoke detectors. We didn’t see one in our bedroom The women there t checkout said we were complaining to her and were yelling. Not them minutes after leaving, I received a call from the manager (Jim) yelling at me for being so rude to his people. Rather than asking our side of the story, he threatened to not allow us to return. Never did get a THANK YOU for discovering the gas leak on the back porch. I’ve sent a couple emails with our Side of the story, and asked for his response. BUT NOTHING. Customer relations…F. Needless to say .. we will NOT BE RETURNING to this place. And I would suggest you think twice before booking. If you do book, think twice before you say anything to any of the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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fpeachman wrote a review Aug 2022
Brookfield, Ohio2 contributions
Stayed 3 nights the 2nd half of August 2022. The Longhouse Motel is an older motel in need of new carpets. The musty smell was overpowering. I suspect that for much of the year the room we were in lies empty and unheated, hence the mustiness. The price was too high, but it was a NASCAR weekend. It was clean. No bugs or mice. The air conditioner was old and loud but functional. It had to be kept on at all times to counter the mustiness. Of course it prevented us from hearing any noises that might have prevailed outside the room but it didn't prevent us from sleeping. There was daily housekeeping and linen exchange. The internet was acceptably quick and the TV was good as well. The mattresses were comfortable. The kitchen had a small fridge and a minimum of utensils. Bring plastic spoons, forks & paper plates in case you need them. The gazebo and pool were appealing features except they are located 100 feet from rte 14 - a busy noisy road which made it hard to enjoy the gazebo for long. Again it was a NASCAR weekend and so it may be that the road is normally not so busy. The location is convenient to reach downtown Watkins Glen. The only downside is it's too close to the road. I'd be willing to stay there again but due mainly to the musty smell, I don't regard it as an outstanding motel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: If you're not into NASCAR, avoid NASCAR weekends.
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Momma Debi D wrote a review Jul 2022
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With several bad reviews I read I was a little apprehensive about staying at this motel. Well we are glad we did. It’s a great what I call a Ma and Pa motel. The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable with nice sheets. The bathroom had brand new large fluffy towels which were great. It’s an old fashioned charming place. Heated pool and a nice sitting area outside. It was convenient to all that Watkins Glen had to offer without being in a congested area. I would stay here again
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Mary M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Loved this place! Old fashioned, nostalgic, wonderful! Clean, roomy accomadation- convenient to many attractions. Just loved it there! Loved the gazebo, the staff, the whole vibe. The cleaning team, the ladies at the desk, everyone was friendly abd welcoming
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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museum-a-day wrote a review May 2022
Grimsby, Canada163 contributions87 helpful votes
We highly recommend the Longhouse. It's very old-fashioned, with not-new furnishings, but clean. We got a bit spooked when reading reviews (after booking) about guests partying loudly and smoking on the rocking chair filled long verandah that runs in front of all the rooms. But no such problems on the night we were there. Families & kids socialized in the evening; everyone quietly off to bed by 10 pm. Our room was very large, including a big wheelchair- accessible bathroom, and a small fridge, microwave, dining table and plushly upholstered reading chairs. Not sure if all rooms have these amenities, so ask in advance, if wanted. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, including with thoughtful recommendations for restaurants in town.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 21 Jun 2022
Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I can assure you we do not tolerate people partying loudly and not respecting other guests. To be honest, I can't even remember that happened. I have owned this establishment for 24 years and think it has only happened maybe three times in that timeframe. We have been doing a lot of upgrades to all rooms at the Motel. Unfortunately, I have not had time to update the photos online yet. Hired a professional photographer to take new pictures and just received them last week. I will get some new photos loaded shortly.
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Paul W wrote a review Nov 2021
Portland, Oregon9 contributions5 helpful votes
The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean, and well maintained. The bed was first class. Owner very friendly and helpful. I’d give it 5 stars except that the WiFi was weak and unreliable. Otherwise, I highly recommend this place in beautiful Watkins Glen.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. Please come back and stay with us again. I will certainly have the internet provider come out to see what that problem was. It's so nice when people let me know things like that.
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A.D. Osbourne wrote a review Sept 2021
Avella, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
While the desk clerk, Karen, is a true sweetheart and did everything she could possibly do to help us, we encountered mouse infestation. My wife emailed the owner and we gave the guy a chance to contact us and do the right thing, before we posted a poor review. But, instead of handling it in a business-like manner, the guy never contacted us and instead, called my wife a liar. I can assure you that my wife's accounting of the mouse problem is accurate and factual and we have multiple witnesses to support my wife's report. So, if you stay there, I hope you are comfortable with mice in your room.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 5 Oct 2021
I am not sure what to make of this review? Karen does work for me and I can assure I was not given any message of this kind. I certainly would not call someone a liar. Come on people. The name of this establishment is the Longhouse Lodge Motel. Mouse Manor? Really? We are in the country folks. When the weather cools down. mice try to get in from the big field behind the Motel. We absolutely have this situation under control using an exterminator. It is certainly not a problem. Do you call your house a mouse haven when you have one in your house? People are just plain rude. I use sensible reviews to help improve our establishment so everyone enjoys their stay with us. Reviews like this are just plain off the charts in their meaning.
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Cindy O wrote a review Sept 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Mouse traps behind desk, mouse droppings on coffee maker and desk and in my suitcase, dog hair on bed. Found mouse in my suitcase on 3rd day there, and chewed items in my suitcase. Karen at the desk was extremely helpful and kind BUT we were told the person in charge was out of town when we were there. They received a full report from on duty staff who were very willing to help but the manager/owner never responded. I will now be contacting the health department. Should not be paying $145 to share a room with filfth and mice!!! DO NOT GO THERE!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: dont stay here, staff was very nice and helpfful, but management did not ever respond about...
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 23 Sept 2021
This review is totally ridiculous. I am almost always here. If there is a problem, my staff lets me know right away and will be available. Please don't be fooled with this review. I certainly have not heard anything from the health department and will certainly welcome them to inspect if they do come for any reason.
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ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Longhouse Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (4.2 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (3.4 km), and Watkins Glen International (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, Nickel's Pit BBQ, and Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Co..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (8.1 km).
Does Longhouse Lodge Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.