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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really wanted to love this place since we booked this motel for the fabulous pool, view and location to all the wineries. We booked for 4 nights at $150 a night in August. The beds were just okay, not terrible but not nearly as good as a $150 a night hotel should be. It was the little things that... More 

Thank Exwaitressfoodie
Ripon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great view from the balcony of the lake, perfect for sitting out in the evening. Room decor is slightly dated but clean and comfortable. The overall feel is nostalgic and the motor history is very interetsing. Great pool with view. Convenient for town centre, state park and motor circuit. Northbound lake drive is just a series of roadride wineries, Geneva... More 

Thank Mark D
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This motel has a significant place in motor sport history, but that is not the only reason to visit and stay here. I love my motor sport and that was a big reason why I, my wife and three friends touring the US from London, UK stayed at the Glen Motor Inn. Pretty much anyone who was anything in racing... More 

Thank Duffspeed
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This motel has been a family business since it was built. It's older and a little worn but after spending several days at Hampton and Holiday Inns we wanted something more connected to the area. We enjoyed this little motel. It was clean and beds were comfortable. I chose it for the view tho. Beautiful view of the lake. I... More 

Thank yev2
Shokan, New York
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The view from our room was spectacular!! Great sitting on the deck and relaxing, watching boats on the lake and What incredible scenery !!! Very comfortable beds, and, what a nice surprise to find extra pillows in the closet !!! That is something you don't get anywhere, anymore. The cleaning staff did a wonderful job everyday !! The motel was... More 

1 Thank DMF53
New York
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47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was our second stay at Glen Motor Inn while visiting family and friends in the finger lakes region. Just as the first time, we were impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of all staff. Linda was terrific, assisting us 2 months before with our reservation, answering endless questions. I believe it was David who was so friendly and informative... More 

3 Thank Melissa W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My company booked this hotel because every 'chain hotel' was full. Wow did I get lucky! I arrived late at about 11:45 pm from Chicago. The owners son greeted me have me my old school room key, showed me the room and gave me suggestions where to grab some late night food. The room is a bit out dated, no... More 

1 Thank Jason R
Upstate New York
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This motel bills itself as "modest and clean." That's exactly what it was, plus all rooms are situated so you have a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. It was perfect for my purposes, passing through (with a stop to see Watkins Glen State Park). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the continental breakfast seemed a... More 

Thank GrandU
Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Staff is friendly. The view was wonderful. We were charged about 140 dollars a night. The room which was very outdated smelled like smoke. We are non smokers. No coffee maker in room. No refrigerator to keep your snacks from the wineries cool. The pools is very chipped. Ice maker was under all the way up by the main area.... More 

Thank Ghost516

Travellers are raving about these Watkins Glen hotels

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Yes it's a bit dated but the view makes up for it! The rooms are clean and the food in the bar/restaurant is fantastic! Have stayed here 2 years in a row now, for the nascar race. This is the only place I want to stay in here.

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franzese40, Manager at Glen Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your kind post and look forward to your return visit. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A nostalgic motel overlooking Seneca Lake. Every room has a view, most with balconies. You park in front of your door. Seasonal open May through October. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Motor Inn

Address: 3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9707
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: ₹ 6,100 - ₹ 10,899 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Glen Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Lake view with joint balcony is best value.”
 of 5 bubbles 917markd, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to have views of the lake and it is very quiet and tranquil here. A great place to wake up in.”
 of 5 bubbles Duffspeed, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have view.”
 of 5 bubbles yev2, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They are all situated to have a nice view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles GrandU, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Do not get lower level rooms. The stairs you could fall and harm yourself.”
 of 5 bubbles Ghost516, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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