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Longhouse Lodge Motel

3625 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9709
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#5 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
Open year-round, outdoor amenities include. Heated outdoor swimming pool, charming gazebo, rocking chairs outside most rooms. Inside amenities include. Comfortable high quality mattresses, swivel rocker-recliners in some rooms, coffeemakers, hairdryers, cable TV, free movies, micro, fridge, ironing boards and irons, hi-speed internet. Continental breakfast served in high season only. Property also boasts a luxurious B and B located on the hill behind the motel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Cindy O wrote a review 18 Sep
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Mouse traps behind desk, mouse droppings on coffee maker and desk and in my suitcase, dog hair on bed. Found mouse in my suitcase on 3rd day there, and chewed items in my suitcase. Karen at the desk was extremely helpful and kind BUT we were told the person in charge was out of town when we were there. They received a full report from on duty staff who were very willing to help but the manager/owner never responded. I will now be contacting the health department. Should not be paying $145 to share a room with filfth and mice!!! DO NOT GO THERE!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: dont stay here, staff was very nice and helpfful, but management did not ever respond about...
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 2 days ago
This review is totally ridiculous. I am almost always here. If there is a problem, my staff lets me know right away and will be available. Please don't be fooled with this review. I certainly have not heard anything from the health department and will certainly welcome them to inspect if they do come for any reason.
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Martha M wrote a review Aug 2021
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We were grateful to find this place when rain washed out our camping trip. You will find the place reflects the small town feel of the southern tier of New York state. Great porch views of Seneca Lake. I very much appreciate the vintage style of this place. It feels like it is one thing in the region that has not changed since my childhood trips here. Room was spacious and clean.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review. Please come back and stay with us again.
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JILL K wrote a review Aug 2021
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania178 contributions30 helpful votes
Two day trip to Watkins Glen. While my daughter visited friends, I hung out at the motel. One negative thing about this place is it's real easy to drive past it. I drove past it two or three times, missed my turn and had to turn around. It's easy to miss despite the fact it sits on the main drag. I didn't go exploring while I was in Watkins Glen. State parks, hiking, nature are not my thing, so while my kid visited friends and went out, I hung out at the motel. I will say that anywhere I did go and anyone I interacted with was super happy to see us and pleasant, talkative, interested and in a genuine way. That level of kindness and easy going attitude wasn't forced or fake. Karen and Jim at the motel were great and always interested in conversation and whether or not your stay was going well. Wifi was spotty, but manageable. Excellent view of the mountain and water. There's a pristine pool and a gazebo. Grounds are clean, well landscaped and pretty. There's grills if you'd like to cook and sitting areas. The only thing I didn't like was the lights outside the window were bright while trying to fall asleep. There's bird nests on the lights and these cool black birds with orange chests, active even after dark. The place had a beachy vibe even though it's tucked into a state park. Strange thing, too, the noise from the 2nd floor was annoying periodically till I realized there was no 2nd floor. Sounded like kids jumping and general noise above and there is no above. Beds are comfortable. AC worked. I had 2 days of peace and quiet and no one bothered me. It's right on the main drag and super close to the hub of the touristy stuff and the state park entrance. Rocking chairs in front of the room for you to sit and take in the view. Pet friendly. The place was like a kennel. Made me miss my dog. Smoker friendly-outside of course. I was just happy to be there and have a much needed stress free couple days off from real life. Looking forward to hopefully revisiting in the fall.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and stay with us when in our area.
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Kyli M wrote a review Aug 2021
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I was prepared to leave a great review as it is clean, staff is friendly, pool is decent, but then nighttime comes and it goes to hell. We unfortunately booked a room not realizing it was NASCAR weekend and once our neighbors returned from a day of drinking everything went to hell. We were up until 2am listening to fighting, things being slammed, loud thuds ect and there is absolutely no one around after 10:30pm, no emergency line to call if you are having a problem, nothing! This wasn't the only issue during our stay but luckily the other argument was in the parking lot when staff was there. I am not entirely sure how a motel can have no one around in case of an emergency 24/7, especially when a big event is in town. What happens if your toilet overflows, god forbid a fire or anything needing attention, you just fend for yourself?
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 09 Aug 2021
I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately, a intoxicated guest is truly upsetting. Why did you not call 911? I was sleeping in the house right in front of your room and did not hear anything. There has only been maybe three situations in the 23 years I have owned the Motel like this. I certainly would not have confronted an intoxicated guest. I would have just called the Police. If a toilet overflows in the middle of the night I would say almost everyone would just shut the water off and let us know first thing in the morning. If there was a fire I would hope you would have enough common sense to get out of the room. Not wait for us to tell you there is a fire and should leave the room. What would you do at home? We are a small property with 21 units. We certainly cannot have a front desk open 24 hours a day. Watkins Glen is a small friendly town and these situations are so rare. NASCAR fans can get carried away. Perhaps you should try coming any other time of the year.
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Michael Angley wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York33 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a quaint, little Motel in Watkins Glen! It's named right, the Longhouse Motel, because you actually feel like you're in a room in your home. The people there are very friendly, nice breakfast items prepackaged and ready to go, good coffee, a pool, a gazebo, easy access to BBQ grills, and a great view! Some of the best night's sleep I've ever had! I highly recommend it! The owner is very friendly and accommodating!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Jerlando's Italian restaurant delivers to the Longhouse! Try it!
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Response from Jim Franzese, Owner at Longhouse Lodge Motel
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Thanks for your review
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Frequently Asked Questions about Longhouse Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (4.2 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (3.4 km), and Watkins Glen International (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Elf in the Oak, Scuteri's Cannoli Connection, and Thai Elephants.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Longhouse Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (8.1 km).
Does Longhouse Lodge Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Longhouse Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.