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Grimsby, Canada
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed 1 night on Oct 5/16 The hotel is neat and clean, staff were pleasant and efficient. Major advantage is the closeness to the highway. Breakfast is sparse, basically gut fill When we checked in I found an old t-shirt on the back of the bedroom, I took to reception.

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Thank Rick H
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Direct and to the point. Sorry about the t-shirt I'll let the girls know, sometimes we all rush just a little too much. Appreciate the time you took to fill this out. Hope to see you again. Matthew More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking for an inexpensive place to stay while driving back from Vermont and was told of this place from a local. It appears to be an old Quality Inn. As matter of fact Google still has it listed as a Quality Inn. Virtually no difference however. Plenty of free parking, a mall, strip malls, supermarkets, gas stations, chain restaurants... More 

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Thank tsar81165 .
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Next time you are in town if you stay with us feel free to watch whatever you like during breakfast , normally the TV just stays on whatever channel a prior guest switched it to. Yes we do offer extended stay housing, and love it! With Fort Drum being 10 mins up the road Watertown... More 

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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and the staff there have been great, we checked the room out first and found the first one had a bit of a strange musty smell to it, guess it needs new carpets or something but they offered another room and that was fine. The staff do go out of their way to help... More 

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Thank Daveh001
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, they are helpful to other guests for sure. I'm sorry to hear about that musty smell, glad we had a room to move you to. As a budget property we try and offer as much as possible but still keep the rates reasonable. Thank you for staying with us. Matthew More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were exhausted when we got here but oh what a nice little place to stay. Nothing to be critical about at all. The room was clean and the breakfast was more than what is offered at a typical restaurant. Eggs sausage and the waffle maker along with the typical continental fare. The bed. So heavenly after a long day... More 

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Thank Laura B
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! The 5 stars are never hard to take. The staff enjoys seeing they are doing a good job. We service thouseands apon thouseands of guests a year, we are hands down the best value in town!. When people have a great stay they rearly leave a review. BUT as you know when ANYTING... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I wrote a review several months ago and was very pleased with this place. I've had to come here several times during the last few months and it's been just as pleasant. Today, however, I had to change my first round because it smelled like urine. The second room wasn't much better. There is black mold in the shower, no... More 

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Thank mary p
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience, the mold in the shower area has been addressed. With you staying with us so many times before, you would have to agree this is not a normal situation and do apologize. I'm sorry to hear you will not be staying with us, but understand. The Hampton is a very nice... More 

Albany, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Complimentary bottled water, juice breakfast! Clean rooms and very reasonable. Would have given 5 stars but the lobby was way too warm and i had noticed a cup of juice sit on the antique sewing machine in the upstairs hallway for two days. I did bring it to the attention of the desk person on the second day. I would... More 

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Thank Kathleen P
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Thanks for the heads up on the juice cup ;) Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you soon. Matthew More 

Buffalo, NY
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights during Labor Day weekend for a visit to the Thousand Islands. It is just off Highway 81, with many restaurants and shopping nearby. The staff was very friendly, welcoming and helpful with the surrounding area. The room was big and clean, and the bed was super comfortable. One of the most comfy beds I've... More 

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Thank ryryry
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Yes we continue to work on the property as time and revenue allow. We have upgraded the seating in the breakfast area, that was on the top of the list. I agree the old table were not user friendly ;) Hope to see you again, thanks for the review. Matthew More 

Jamestown, New York
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Price was very reasonable, came to just under $100 including taxes, and the breakfast, if you're interested, was great. Really edible scrambled eggs, Starbucks coffee, both caffienated and decaff!!! Super fruit juices, fruit, milk, yogurt, waffles, sausages. And the coffee and juices are free around the clock! Front deck was gracious and welcoming; the room was clean and had everything... More 

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Thank Ann N
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

We do try to offer the best bang for the buck. Watertown can get crazy with its rates. I will always keep the rates as low as possible. Thank you again for the review Matthew More 

New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed in a double room with 2 beds. The room was huge, bigger than any other we have seen till date. Very neat and clean. Fridge, TV and microwave in excellent condition. Small coffee maker was there too, but we didnt use it. The beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was very spacious, well fitted and sparkly clean. Hotel was... More 

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Thank Abhishek M
1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

Gotta love the 5 star people ;) Awesome review and we appreciate it . Have a nice day , we will see you soon. Matthew More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This motel is very nice, independent and I'm glad I found it. It's clean, easy to find off of Interstate 81 and the staff was friendly. The room was clean, smelled good, had a comfortable bed, nice TV and decent internet. There are plenty off eating options close by from fast food to nice restaurants. The breakfast was excellent, especially... More 

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1traviler, Owner at The Inn at 81, responded to this review

I always like a nice review, thank you for taking the time to fill it out. See you next time. Matthew More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn at 81 Watertown includes more of what you want when traveling to Northern New York State! We are a completely renovated and upgraded property with all our improvements completed for 2011. Take advantage of our complimentary hot breakfast served daily, and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. Additionally, every guest room comes equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges and cable TV. The Inn at 81 Watertown is your best value near the Thousand Islands, Fort Drum, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and the entire Northern New York region. We offer the perfect accommodations whether you are in town to visit family stationed at Fort Drum, home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division, or to enjoy a weekend shopping trip from across the 1000 Islands Bridge. We are less than 1 mile from the newly expanded shopping district which includes the Salmon Run Mall, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. A reminder to our friends from Kingston, Ontario - we are only 25 miles from the Canadian border! Adventure enthusiasts come to experience 14 sets of class III and IV rapids along the Black River. There's snowmobiling at Tug Hill Plateau and snowboarding and skiing throughout the Dry Hill and Thompson Park area. We offer plenty of parking for snowmobile travelers in the winter and are within a few minutes of multiple access points for the Black River. So whether you are Whitewater kayaking, flat water paddling, snowmobiling or skiing we've got you covered at The Inn at 81 Watertown. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at 81

Address: 1190 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601 (Formerly Quality Inn and Suites)
Region: United States > New York > Watertown
Price Range: €60 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at 81 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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“Try to get a room closer to the office.”
 of 5 bubbles ryryry, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Despite being on a very busy street, the hotel was quiet. We were on parking lot side.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnN752, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles PVanlingen, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check the room you are given out before you unpack; if it has a rank smell let the front desk know.”
 of 5 bubbles adkhmschm0m, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I always stay in the "back" section. It's more quiet . I always travel with a pet and that is the pet section.”
 of 5 bubbles fuzzythurston0, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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