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“A Glimmerglass hideaway.”
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The Village Motel
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The rooms are simple , but everything is there in a small space. Very Quiet at night. Super market and convenience store are a short drive away at the other end of town.
Convenient to Glimmerglass with a drive that does away with the congestion of Cooperstown. Owners are on site and personally involved in all aspects , reservations , cleaning and customer advice.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived there and went straight to the office and ring the bells but no one in there so we wait and ring again 3 times then the woman came, we told her we had reservation then a man came he was very angry and told us that we do not need to ring the bells 3 times. The room is okay.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

An inexpensive and nice alternative to the pricey rooms in nearby Cooperstown. Nothing fancy; in fact, very spartan.

But the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the wifi is quick. Fridge and microwave in every room; no coffee maker. AC is a wall unit that works very well.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We came into town for a concert and tour of a brewery, and a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame then a walk through downtown Albany. We stayed at this hotel for two nights. Very clean, very friendly and a great price. We would certainly stay here again and recommend this hotel to you.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Village Motel is a typical 1950's motel. For everyone complaining about the odor...honestly, that's just the town (it was settled because of the sulfur springs, I believe). I've been through the town many times in the past few years. So, depending on temperature and wind direction, the village sometimes smells musty and faintly like rotten eggs (or, as my son so delicately put it, like farts ).

That being said, the Village Motel is a great choice if you're in the area and don't wish to spend a fortune in Cooperstown or Utica. I booked our room through trip advisor/booking.com, and there were no issues with hidden fees that some others complained of. The lady that completed my check in and gave me the key was lovely and gracious, and genuinely helpful.

The room was a bit dated, with older brown paisley bed covers. But when I checked the sheets and under the mattresses (I'm maybe slightly obsessive), everything was VERY clean. No dust, even behind the night stand. Whoever does the cleaning is to be commended. Mattresses were very firm and comfortable. Nice flat screen TV, mounted at a good angle for viewing from bed. I don't watch TV, but there seemed to be a good selection of channels. A nice newer mini fridge and small microwave, and a couple bottles of water that were nice and cold. WiFi signal was good, had no connection issues.

Toiletries are minimal (a couple bars of soap, a couple packets of shampoo/conditioner), and no hairdryer, so keep that in mind if you use one. The hot water took a bit to warm up, but when it did it was nice and very hot, as I prefer. Water pressure in the shower was good and steady. Because it's Richfield, the water usually starts a bit yellowish, but clears right up.

The Stewart's gas station that was immediately next door has moved to a newer location down the road a bit, but is still convenient if you forget anything.

Bear in mind that this area is a favorite of tourists in the summer, due to the close proximity to Cooperstown and the baseball hall of fame. Prices will most likely be higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Even now, prices in the area tend to be higher, with rooms in Cooperstown and Utica running around $150+. So $90 here was a steal.

Overall, we had a great stay, and the Village Motel will definitely be our preferred home base the next time we're in the area.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jessica P
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Additional Information about The Village Motel

Address: 168 East Main Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Region: United States > New York > Richfield Springs
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Richfield Springs
Price Range: €57 - €103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Village Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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