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212 S Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1509
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#6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Watkins Glen
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Finding an ideal small hotel in Watkins Glen does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Watkins Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Watkins Motel offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.

For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity to Reisinger's Apple Country (2.9 mi), guests of Watkins Motel can easily experience one of Watkins Glen's most popular landmarks.

While visiting Watkins Glen, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Seneca Harbor Station or Village Marina Bar & Grill.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a park, such as Clute Park Campground.

Watkins Motel puts the best of Watkins Glen at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Kathleen F wrote a review Jul 2022
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Clarissa corresponded with us quickly when we had questions before our trip and was welcoming when we arrived. She gave us a quick orientation to the town. The motel is a short walk to the lake and to all the restaurants. It is almost right across the street from the state park, which was awesome. The room was very quiet and comfortable. It was helpful having a refrigerator in the room, and although the room had no coffee maker, there was coffee for guests in the office. We would stay there again if we come back to Watkins Glen.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mollie C wrote a review Jul 2021
Madison, New York9 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here one night for our birthdays. The owner was very nice and mapped out for us all the nearby restaurants as well as recommended some wineries to try out. The room has a key to lock it, not a card, which was charming. The place was super clean. Will stay here again next time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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669mike wrote a review Dec 2020
Buffalo, New York106 contributions30 helpful votes
Neat and clean motel. Well situated in the heart of town. Comfortable room, newer bed, well stocked bathroom. Cleaned and sanitized daily during our stay. We will definitely put this facility on our short list for our next trip to Watkins Glen!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Ginny B wrote a review Sep 2020
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States8 contributions
Clarissa welcomed us and helped us with all the information we needed to start our visit to Watkins Glen. Rooms are neat and clean and all you need . The location is perfect to walk to the State Park into town for meals and shopping
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Andylucia wrote a review Aug 2020
Hopewell Junction, New York177 contributions86 helpful votes
This small motel was surprisingly nice! The owners were very nice. Our room, #14, while small, was very clean and updated. It is a 1 block walk to the Watkins Glen State Park, which is great for getting there early in the morning if you are not a morning person. Easy walk into town too - I think it is about a 1.5 mile walk through town to the lake. Dunkin Donuts us 1 block the other way if you want breakfast. After walking down the side streets, we also figured out how to get around the traffic on the main road. Definitely glad we chose this hotel over the others!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mkw1976 wrote a review Oct 2019
Troy, Pennsylvania29 contributions8 helpful votes
The location of the motel is near enough to town to walk and the gorge across the way. The owners very friendly. The room small but very clean. Alittle over priced but it was close to town, easy to find and Clean !!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Toni M wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York27 contributions19 helpful votes
The most basic of rooms. There is a motel and a “hotel” which is really just a small house with a bunch of bedrooms. We “upgraded” for a king bed which ended up being in the hotel. It was literally just a room, tiny bathroom with stand up shower, there was not even a closet. No extras to be found here. We were also right above the office which is in the bottom floor of the hotel. You need to walk out and around to get to it but the people in the office were so loud in the morning they woke us up. I don’t even think they were being overly loud, you can just hear everything! The owners were nice and the room was clean enough, but you can tell that the places in this town are just price gouging because of the location to the state park. I could not believe how much the room cost for what it was. The location is good, you can walk to the park so that is nice. But other than that, you will WAY overpay for what you get here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vicki D wrote a review Sep 2019
Affton, Missouri77 contributions34 helpful votes
The Watkins Motel is an updated accommodation. The rooms are efficient and clean. The bathroom was clean with plentiful hot water. Location is very close to the entrance to Watkins Glen State Park. Off-street parking is a plus.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jan wrote a review Aug 2019
Saratoga, ny201 contributions82 helpful votes
We booked this place knowing there was the Italian fest going on in the park.The traffic was unbelievable and Watkins Glen was a busy place! This motels location makes the stay worthwhile. We parked our car in front of the very clean room and walked all over Watkins Glen, basically getting everywhere we wanted. We did take the car up the lake to all the wineries. The owners are very nice and accommodating. This was not our first stay here. We stayed across the street a few times, but this place is clean and cleanliness matters!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in the motel part, not in the main house this time. It was so quiet! !
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Margaret C wrote a review Aug 2019
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The best customer service ever! Gary and Clarissa were so accommodating at the very last minute. The rooms are so immaculate! All the towels and the sheets are so pristine clean! Will recommend this place to all my friends and family!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$144 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Glen Way Motel
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watkins Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Watkins Motel?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (0.2 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (1.0 km), and International Motor Racing Research Center (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Watkins Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and paid private parking on-site.
Which room amenities are available at Watkins Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Watkins Motel?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Watkins Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Elephants, Scuteri's Cannoli Connection, and The Great Escape Ice Cream Parlor.
Is Watkins Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Watkins Glen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Watkins Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Watkins Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (3.6 km).
Is Watkins Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.