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Colonial Inn & Motel

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Welcome to the Colonial Inn & Motel, perfectly located in downtown Watkins Glen, where quality and value meet beautiful and spectacular scenery. We provide a comfortable and restful place for a great night's sleep. Start your morning with a complimentary cup of "Witches Brew" coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters. Now start your day. We are a few minutes walking distance from a wide variety of sight-seeing and other traditional vacation opportunities including the world famous Watkins Glen State Park, also known as "The Gorge" and its beautiful 19 waterfalls. Conveniently located near other major attractions such as Seneca Lake boat tours, local wineries and their vineyards, Nascar Sprint Cup, Watkins Glen International speedway racing, and more. Check out the 2014 New York's Finger Lakes Region Travel Guide for more ideas (we are featured on page 21). Bit.Ly/2014TravelGuide This historic motel is an excellent choice for families, business travelers, or those simply road-tripping through the Finger Lakes wine country on a budget. The main building was built in the 1880s and still retains a lot of its vintage charm. The back rooms were added in 1950s and also retain the classic mid-century look and decor of a more peaceful and restful time. (We still use metal keys, not plastic key cards). We are more than a simple B&B resort. We provide free Wi-Fi and free parking, but the secret of our success is our attention to detail to provide clean rooms and a hospitable atmosphere at an affordable price. You will find our staff enthusiastic and courteous with your comfort and pleasure our priority. We offer late check-in, and are open to drop-ins when available. Oh, and while in Watkins Glen, we recommend you try our small batch homemade ice cream, with vegan ice cream. And for our meat eaters, we have our very tasty Beef On Weck sandwich. It has gotten great reviews. We also offer handcrafted pottery, ceramics and other locally created items. You can also view our active beehive and see the honey, if you find the queen bee you get a free small ice cream.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Centrally Located


Full view
90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
5Attractionswithin 0.5 km
24Room tips
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Popular mentions
The lodgings offered in Watkins Glen are a total rip off. The waiter at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel strongly recommended staying at the Colonial Inn. He must have been the owner or he was having an affair with the owner. No other explanation for his recommendation I paid for a
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I took grandson to get an ice cream during the prix festival. He says it was good but I got a bit miffed bc I think the ice cream was 3.25which was fine but then she says 3.75 total. I said tax is 8 percent. It should be 3.51. Now it’s only 26 cents but if you sell 100 ice
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On our first stay in the Fingerlakes, my husband and I visited Watkins Glen to see the State Park and noticed a sign outside the Colonial Inn nearby saying they offered homemade ice cream (which we had been craving!). We have wonderful homemade ice cream stores in Princeton NJ
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We didn't stay here but the ice cream is right on the main street of town and it was delicious!! Handmade and theres a small pottery gift shop inside too!! I had coconut and my husband had raspberry both had the real ingredients in it yummmmmm
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I booked my room last minute very late at night with an arrival time at 1:30 AM. The girl working the front desk was very sweet and accommodating. I was a little nervous about arriving so late in the morning being alone and had asked her if she could send me a few photos of
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cramped toilet area with holes in plaster
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Room 12 at the Colonial Inn & Motel
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Room 11 at the Colonial Inn & Motel
"late check in"
"Stay in the Inn...I cannot speak for the motel part"
"The main house appeared to be less run down."
"don't stay in the main building"
"Might want to ask to be inside the main building rather than the outside 'motel' - however, we didn't see those rooms, this is a guess"
US$101 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkFinger LakesWatkins Glen
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