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3355 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9717
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#3 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
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We invite you to experience our amazing view of Seneca Lake, our stellar customer service, and our clean, comfortable, newly renovated rooms. Open all year, the Gorgeous View Motel is only minutes from one of New York's beautiful state parks, local shops, and attractions of Watkins Glen. We offer families, business travelers, wine lovers, race enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen, and nature lovers of all kinds, a truly pleasant lodging experience four seasons a year.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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LT A wrote a review Sep 2022
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Check in was very simple and easy, no keys or cards just a keycode to open the door.The manager Brenda was very pleasant and kept in communication with us before and during our stay. For the most part it was a pleasant stay for an older motel that had been recently updated. However many of the features explained on the website did not match what was actually available. There were no snacks in the fridge as said online. For the most part, the room was clean but the bedspreads and rugs had not been washed. They had many spots all over them. The bathroom needed towel racks and/or hooks and there just wasn’t enough convenient places to put toiletries etc. Hot water takes a log time to warm up and beds weren’t too comfortable either
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: This is on a main highway and can get noisy with truck traffic during work week
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293janeg wrote a review Aug 2022
Baltimore, Maryland549 contributions44 helpful votes
The view is indeed gorgeous and there is our picnic areas to enjoy the view and the location is convenient to Watkins Glen. We tend to frequent older motels, and this looked like they type of place where we happily stay and the reviews looked fine. I was surprised when I received a call on the morning of our checkin asking if we were still coming, if we actually wanted the two double beds that we had booked for 3 people and when we would arrive. I agreed to call 20 minutes before arrival as I was still unsure of our plans for the rest of the day. I called 40 minutes in advance only to be told that that there was a physical key under my mat. While the doors had keypads they were not being used. I did find a key under the mat and let ourselves in. The next morning I went down and did the formal checkin process. I asked for ice and was told that there was none. There are also no ice trays in the mini fridge, so no alternative for ice. My husband asked if we were committed to another night and we were told yes. I was told nothing about checkout. The next morning I drove down to the office to checkout. I rang the bell. Nothing. I called the number on the door 3 times and finally someone answered and said that they were not there. This is at 9 am in the morning for a room that has an 11 am checkout...certainly not early. I walked back up the hill and left the key under the mat. Contactless checkin and electronic key pads are great. A key drop box is fine. Calling to try to figure out what to do with the key with no one answering and no voice mail to say what you did with the key and having to go back up the hill to put the key under the mat? I don't consider this acceptable. In addition to having no ice, we could not sleep because the beds were so uncomfortable which is the reason we asked about checking out early. There are no dressers or desks in the room...just three tables and two hard chairs that look like they belong in a cafeteria. Your only option for putting away clothes is 4 hangers in an open closet. The beds are pushed hard against the wall...which makes it extremely difficult for the second person to get into and out of the bed. What was the most odd...everywhere we have stayed post covid has had no housekeeping during the stay. We are perfectly fine with that and happy to have our room undisturbed. When we came back from hiking we found that the beds had been made...and that the bed that my husband had moved so he could get into/out of bed without waking me up had once again been pushed hard against the wall. It just seemed odd.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mark T wrote a review Aug 2022
Bedford, United Kingdom119 contributions67 helpful votes
This was a road trip stop on our way south from Niagara to New York City. So no expectations above a clean comfy bed for the night. It was certainly fine on that score. It also has a decent sized bathroom, fridge and microwave. Plus complimentary coffee in the room. The view is exactly that - a gorgeous one overlooking the lake. Easy to access the town for dinner. Certainly somewhere worth stopping if you are passing through and just need a place to stay for the night.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take your own shampoo etc.
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dtamayob wrote a review Jul 2022
Buffalo, New York10 contributions6 helpful votes
We made a last minute plan to go to Watkins Glen this past weekend, and almost everything was booked. This motel had good reviews, so despite the $200 price per night for a room, we figured it was worth a try. And it was fine. Small, friendly staff, adequate. The driveway was terrifying at 10PM at night, because it's on a steep hill and you can't see the drop off behind you when backing out. The real question is: would we go back? The answer is yes, though I hope we'd be able to get a better deal if we plan ahead. At half the price, we would have thought "this is our new go-to spot".
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: If you choose an end room, you have more flexibility parking, easier to navigate the steep drop.
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lv2cycle wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York64 contributions72 helpful votes
Pros: View - gorgeous Access - a bit tricky at first, then we've got it Friendliness of owner - very much so The room - spartan; hard floors (a plus!), tiny shower, comfy beds, good TV, good Internet service Cons: 1. Bathroom can use hooks for towels by sink and by shower 2. Blanket is wool - have you got allergies? 3. Mattress and pillows have no bug covers - had a massive dust mite allergy attack and did not stay for second night 4. Found a few crawlies on the floor - heck, you are close to the woods there...
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Date of stay: September 2021
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snowsportsman wrote a review Aug 2021
NH36 contributions16 helpful votes
This is an older property on the main road just north of downtown. The grounds are not maintained and the driveway is in bad shape but the building where the rooms are has been completely renovated. The rooms are simple (perhaps spartan). There is no decor besides white walls with wainscoting but is is all recently redone, just plain and simple. But the beds are comfortable and the bathroom fixtures are all modern an in tip top shape. The floor, tables and chairs are all hard surfaces but they are in good condition and clean. The air conditioner unit is modern and runs quietly and the unit includes a small fridge and microwave. There were no hangers for the closet rod which was a bit annoying. The view from the front step is lovely (gorgeous) as you can see Seneca lake, Watkins Glen and the surrounding hills. It is just above the main highway so you will hear traffic going by. The owner is very friendly and helpful and does a good job keeping the units clean and well supplied. If you want clean, SIMPLE, comfortable lodging with a nice view and a great price in Watkins Glen, check this place out.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: If you are a non-smoker, choose a room at the north end of the building
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Jude0214 wrote a review Aug 2021
Lunenburg, Massachusetts7 contributions1 helpful vote
This motel is located at the top of a steep hill off a divided highway. The pavement is broken up with a switch back at the top. The exit driveway is just as bad..a steep gravel driveway with a switchback turn onto a freeway. I contacted the hotel and explained why we wouldn't be staying...no response and no refund.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Danielle R wrote a review Aug 2021
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Stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend and it was great. Small place with a great view of the lake. Easy to check in. Since it’s a small place with just 8 rooms, parking is right in front of the rooms which is convenient. The room was clean and they made sure to check in to see if we needed anything the second day we were there. Room had small refrigerator and microwave. Also plenty of outlets available near the bed to charge a phone. It’s a short drive into the main part of town. If we were in the area, would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RumBum2435 wrote a review Feb 2021
Julian, PA33 contributions20 helpful votes
Clean rooms, decent price. Refrigerator didnt work in room #6. But other than that its a nice little motel. Will definitely stay there again! Excellent views if Seneca. Hs a fire pit on one side for guests to use.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HappyGJackson wrote a review Aug 2020
Mount Laurel, New Jersey628 contributions134 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night while visiting the Watkins Glen park . The rooms are very clean nice view or the lake across the st . There was a nice fire pit . very quiet area . There was 2 beds in the room both up against the walls . It was hard to get in and out of the bed if you slept against the wall . No dressers in the room just tables and chairs to sit at . The bathroom was very clean .
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Date of stay: August 2020
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$140 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorgeous View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gorgeous View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (2.6 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (1.8 km), and Watkins Glen International (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorgeous View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Gorgeous View Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gorgeous View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gorgeous View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, The Elf in the Oak, and Scuteri's Cannoli Connection.
Are there any historical sites close to Gorgeous View Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (6.5 km).
Does Gorgeous View Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Gorgeous View Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.