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Glen Motor Inn

3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9707
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Outdoor dining area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Steve D wrote a review 19 Sep
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States4 contributions3 helpful votes
We went for the weekend Sept 17/18 2021 and were very pleased with the accommodations and we at at the restaurant and the food was amazing.There we’re 8 in our party and all thought the food was fantastic.The view of Lake Seneca from our balcony was amazing and the rooms were clean.Coffee made fresh every morning at the registration area and convenient to downtown Watkins Glen and all local vineyards.Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Joan G wrote a review Aug 2021
Fairfield, Connecticut4 contributions2 helpful votes
It's hard to process that we parted with over $150 of our hard-earned money to stay at this dump. Our plans changed at the last minute, and this property was one of the only ones available for the night we needed. Every corner of this 'establishment' is circa 1970, possibly earlier. The exterior door to our room said it all...full of rust. The beds were sunken in and all the furnishings were fake wood and chipped. I was grateful for the bathmat so it didn't have to step on the ancient pink tiled bathroom floor. The walls were paper-thin, we could hear the folks talking in the next room. I didn't sleep a wink, as I was so uncomfortable in that bed. The view is sensational, but that does not make up for the dank, musty, dreary surroundings at the Glen Motor Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Steven S wrote a review Aug 2021
Marion, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wow, was choosing this place a big mistake. My spouse, myself and a very dear couple visited the Seneca Lake area to tour several wineries. All we were looking for was a place to spend the night. What we got was a dank, dated, musty, sorry excuse for a hotel room. Sleeping on the ground in a leaky tent in the rain would have been more comfortable. Probably would have smelled better too. The mattresses were shot, the pillows offered zero support and the carpet was so nasty that we were afraid to take our shoes off. The pool water was so green that I considered gathering my tackle box and fishing pole and seeing what might be lurking in the deep end. Rating this place a 2 out of 5 is being generous. STAY AWAY!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen K wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I knew when booking that the rooms were very dated and worn but we planned a two night stay regardless. The plan was to just relax by the pool and swim. Sadly the water was so cold I couldn’t bring myself to go in. All the guests we spoke to had the same complaint. We picked a couple sunny hot days but the pool stayed ice cold. Also, the rooms were worse than I even thought they would be. I had the creeps the whole night. Also, my husband wanted to get in the shade at the pool so he moved his lounger near one of the entrance gates where it was shady. A man (perhaps an owner?) stopped by and very rudely told me to have him move his chair. At the time we were the only two people at the pool so we would have gladly moved if other people were coming in. We had no problem at all moving but he could have asked a little nicer rather than bark at us. We decided to leave after the first night. We were willing to swallow the money we paid for the second night. It is a beautiful location with such potential. There are no niceties at all. The restaurant closed , bar closed, no fridge, I can’t imagine why they don’t spend some money on updating this little hidden gem. Will never go back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: If location and a beautiful view is enough for you this is the place. If you want a nice room...
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Amie wrote a review Jun 2021
Alachua, Florida2 contributions
Overall I’d stay here again. Safe, friendly staff, Great Lake views, and clean. It’s old and out dated, but the things that matter they got right. Ice machine was broken, but they did give us bags of ice. Coffee and light breakfast available in the morning were nice too. We didn’t use the pool, but it looked nice and clean.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$129 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Watkins Glen State Park (2.7 km), Seneca Lake Wine Trail (1.9 km), and Watkins Glen International (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Glen Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Glen Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glen Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Elf in the Oak, Scuteri's Cannoli Connection, and Thai Elephants.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glen Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Glen Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center (6.5 km).
Does Glen Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.