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435 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1528
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#6 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
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Budget Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Watkins Glen, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

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

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

If you are driving to Budget Inn, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Chinese restaurants, including Lucky Star and House of Hong Incorporated, all of which are a short distance from Budget Inn.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Watkins Glen State Park (0.5 mi), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (1.0 mi), and International Motor Racing Research Center (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Watkins Glen!

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vganascioli wrote a review Jun 2022
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We went to Watkins to celebrate my sister's birthday and decided to get a hotel room because we knew we would be having food and drinks. We rented a room at the Budget Inn in Watkins Glen. Originally, I reserved a room with 2 double beds, because we knew we would be having drinks with family/friends and someone else might need somewhere to stay as well. When we checked in, the receptionist/owner gave us a king room. This was no big deal at the time, because I knew they were busy and had limited space. Long story short, we checked in, dropped our stuff off and went to hang with friends. When we returned to our room that night, my bf, his sister, and I were in the room not even for five minutes when there was a knock at our door. I answered and it was the owner saying guests were complaining that we were being too loud and we were going to have to leave; he also said that there were too many people in the room. I said we had just gotten to our room and weren't aware we were being disruptive. I also reminded him we had originally rented a room with two beds, and was given a different room upon arrival. The owner said, "If you don't leave I'll call the cops." I said, " Okay, call the cops. We aren't doing anything wrong." Law Enforcement did show up and we were eventually asked to leave. The officers/deputies that showed up were professional and patient, as we were obviously upset for being asked to leave in such an abrupt manner. I was eventually refunded my money, but that does not make up for the absolutely awful customer service we received. I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone. This is NOT the way to run a business.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eileen wrote a review Aug 2021
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This is a basic old-fashioned motel just like we used to stay in when I was a kid on family vacations. The proprietors are very busy all day long keeping the rooms and grounds clean. Upon arrival, our room was very musty but we ran across the street, purchased some Febreeze and squirted it in the air conditioner. Stinky smell was gone. Fixtures in room were dated, but in good repair. Room had a small fridge and microwave. Husband said coffee in the office was good, but we did not try the continental breakfast. King size bed was ok. Not the best, not the worst. Woke up with a back ache after the 2nd night, but not sure if that was from the bed or all the steps at the Gorge.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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fearlessbob wrote a review Sep 2019
Oakville, Canada423 contributions176 helpful votes
Was here 4 years ago and returned because of previous good experience. The place is still the same (a good thing), run by a friendly manager. Motel is basic but clean, excellent place for an overnight. Within walking distance (10-20 minutes) from the main drag's restaurants. We skipped the basic breakfast and opted for a nearby diner.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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casey1960 wrote a review Jul 2019
Cogan Station, Pennsylvania30 contributions19 helpful votes
Wanted a lower priced room for 2 nights while on a winery trip. Price was $110 per night. Room was clean but very old and dark Lady at the front desk was pleasant but you need to ring an outside bell for someone to let you in the office. On main road so trucks going by at night kept us up. No outlets next to bed and no clock. Housekeeping came by before 10 am and my husband was in the shower. Said she would have someone bring us clean towels later which didn’t happen. No extra toilet paper so we went to the office for both. There is free internet. Didn’t go to breakfast as Dunkin Donuts was nearby so my husband went there for our coffee. There is an ice cream place next door which was great to sit out front with a cone in the evening. Location is close to town. You get what you pay for so if you are looking for a no frills place to stay then this is your place. If you are expecting newer and brighter then consider somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kirk D wrote a review Oct 2018
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Stayed here while visiting the race track which is about 10 minutes away. The location is also very close to the downtown area of Watkins Glen. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Tammy C wrote a review Sep 2018
235 contributions46 helpful votes
Convenient to wineries. HUGE king size bed. Clean room. Clean bathroom. Convenient to food places. Good price when compared to other places this time of year. No maximum number of nights to stay. Great working fan for white noise.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PathfinderNY wrote a review Sep 2018
New York18 contributions13 helpful votes
I had a wonderful time in Watkins Glen, staying at this hotel for 4 nights. The room was clean, very comfortable and had an air conditioner that worked very well! Fast, free WiFi, plasma screen with all the cable channels, and great water pressure in the shower - unlike most hotels I've stayed at. Our room also included a refrigerator and microwave, and I could park my vehicle right in front of the door. The location of this hotel couldn't be better. Minutes from Watkins Glen (the waterfalls and trails), and state parks and hiking trails. Directly across the street is a great family restaurant, CVS drugstore, food store and liquor store. But most of all, I enjoyed the Glen Diary Bar - lots of ice cream flavors right next door! It was tradition to sit on our porch, yes, porch, eating ice cream every night. I recommend this place if you would like a great location, amenities and great staff - all for a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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stephen m wrote a review Sep 2018
Portland, Maine163 contributions45 helpful votes
Another week, another motorcycle trip. We stayed here as most places were booked, and the price was right. The room was spacious and clean, good AC, and the place is in a good location. For an MC traveler, you know that this means walking distance to food, booze, etc. There is even a great ice cream stand next door! Very friendly and accommodating innkeeper. A three night stay is a good test of a place. The room was serviced well each day. Coffee and basic continental in the morning.Now, mind you, you will not be getting fluffy towels and fancy soaps. What you will get is totally adequate. Stay here and save some money.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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darmah59 wrote a review Mar 2018
Saline, Michigan41 contributions16 helpful votes
Normally stay at the Seneca Lodge when in Watkins Glen but it was not open so we scoured around looking for an alternative. All about the same price, all about the same setup so we settled on the on nearest to the gas station. It was clean, neat and ok if not a little pricey. A couple of things that could have made it nicer 1. It is right next to the main road and heavy trucks go up and down all night 2. Owner had the room temp set LOW so even though we where of course able to crank up the heat, everything in the room was cold. The bed, walls, furniture, floor, etc 3. The TV was not really setup for ease of viewing and had too many channels that did not work, no instructions, no channel line up and semi-flat batteries that made it a challenge to use 4. There was essentially no useable desk, so trying to do any sort of work was not really possible 5. Probably the biggest cripe was absolutely nowhere to plug in chargers for cell phones, etc. We ended up having to pull out the fridge and the bed to find anything. Overall not bad, but could have been a lot better with a couple of little adds/tweeks.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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bribarwalk wrote a review Oct 2017
St. Catharines, Canada32 contributions7 helpful votes
Did not have high expectations after reading some of the reviews but we were very pleasantly surprised with our stay. King sized bed with fridge and microwave. We actually walked to the trails at Watkins Glen. Conveniently located. Nicely maintained on the outside as well. Breakfast was what we expected - nothing special but enough to get us on the road.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$123 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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budget hotel watkins glen, budget inn watkins glen
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United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Budget Inn?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (0.8 km), International Motor Racing Research Center (0.3 km), and Quest Adventure Gaming (1.1 km).
Is parking available at Budget Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Budget Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor, Curly's Family Restaurant, and Glen Dairy Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Budget Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (3.1 km).