First the good news: The Australian girl who checked us in was delightful. Although the temp outside was 10 degrees F the room was warm. There is too much bad news to list everything , but here are the highlights: One of the windows was a junky slider replacement that didn't fit. A wind gust actually blew it in!!!! I had to replace it and prop up something against it to keep it in place on this frigid night. There was a light switch in the bathroom NEAR THE SHOWER that didn't have a cover. A Possible electrocution hazard! To get into the room we had to climb over a slippery snow bank about 2 feet high because the snow plow (days ago) had left an unbroken pile of snow from one end of the motel building to the other. No other way to get to our room other than to climb the snow bank and my wife has bad knees. Smoke detector was on a shelf in the closet with no battery. Possible fire hazard. Had to call the office to come set up the TV because it wouldn't work. After that I turned off the wall switch (to dim the lights) and that turned off the TV power and it took 15 minutes for Direct TV to reboot. Lots more on my list (13 things total) but I'm tired of typing and I've covered the worst of it. What a dump!…
I spent a recent night at the Roscoe Motel seeking a nostalgic flyfishing trip. You see from 1967-1987 and sporadically after my family vacationed on Memorial Day at the Roscoe Motel (primarily the era of the Nissen Family ownership). It have great memories of childhood days there. The night I stayed (September 11, 2020) a new set of owners (4 friends), have taken the reins looking to restore the modest style (or maybe 'Back to the 80's). On the first night all the beddings were replaced with new ones. And Coffee and Baked Goods were back. Carpet cleaning likely on deck and maybe someday reopening the pool. The new owners have a large task but hearts and vision to match. I wish them luck and look forward to staying there again soon.
Pro: Trout stream right out the door. Cons: Room was dark and smelled strongly of mold, mildew. Bathroom floor was noticeably soft and spongy, evidently rotten underneath. There are much better choices in Roscoe. Spent a few extra dollars and chose a motel that isn't a health hazard.
My son and I were motorcycling the catskills, all set to tent camp, but a strong heatwave caused us to rethink the camping... so we looked for a motel. We came across this one, and it checked all the boxes: It was clean and comfortable, and the A/C worked great. If you're looking for a Hyatt, this isn't it... its dated to be sure. But for us, it was just what we needed. And to top it off, there is a nice clearing at the end of the building where we sat by the fire ring and burned a few pieces of the included firewood. Lastly, the coffee and doughnuts were a welcome addition to the morning.
This hotel was convenient for what i had to do. It was near highway and restaurants. This motel can update the room. They had a pool ,it would had been a plus especially on a hot day. I would use this motel first before booking the other motel in the area.