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Hamilton, NJ
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This is a basic hotel, but it was clean and acceptable. The beds were extremely soft though. Convenient location for hiking, which is what we were there for. There is a nice little breakfast basket for eating in the room.

Thank cs61993
Michelle O, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review

We're glad we could be a restful and convenient place for you while you hiked around the Catskills! That said, we don't want to be just a basic hotel -- we want to take it up a notch and be as quaint and lovely as the mountain inn of your dreams! We'll be busy working on being worthy of a...

Liverpool, New York
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I've stayed at the Starlite twice,the last stay being this past June. Both times,we made this our home for the weekend during Mountain Jam in Hunter. Spent very little time "in room",which is usually the case when I travel. Rooms have a full size fridge,and a working kitchen. The place is dated,but that didn't bother me. Comfy bed,and clean bathroom.

Thank GovMule
Michelle O, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review

GovMule, can we say we love your TripAdvisor handle? No wonder you were in town for the Mountain Jam! It's great to hear your stay was clean and comfortable, but we want to take it up a notch! We're always aiming to improve, so we hope to have another chance to welcome you back. Best, Michelle O., Owner

Brewster Ma.
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Where to begin?…. Chapter one: Arrived tired after 300 miles of great touring on our motorcycles. The place was closed with a handwritten sign on office door saying "Welcome….key in door" Parked our bikes next to two rusty dented children's bicycles…and emptied all our bags and began to settle in for four nights (which had been booked in Februrary…7 months...

2Thank Jazzrunner
modato2, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review

Again, I am truly sorry for the mix up and accept full responsibility for not having your reservation from the third party booking engine. I understand your horror. It was my biggest nightmare come true. I had wished that my apology in person and my offer to comp your stay for the long weekend, would have given us the opportunity...

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

By chance we found this place on our way to Belleayre Lake for a stop off on a road trip. It had everything we needed, especially the full kitchen. The backyard was great for my toddler and in the evening she enjoyed the fire pit and lightning bugs.

Thank Chandra556
Michelle O, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review

So glad to hear we were able to supply you with everything you needed during your stay -- especially the full kitchen. Great to hear you were able to enjoy the patio with your young one and see some lightning bugs! Hope to see you on your next road trip! Best, Michelle O., Owner

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 July 2014

You really have to wonder where previous reviewers have stayed before when they use the words charming and delightful to describe this motel. This place is beat. Clean, but beat. We, too, had an awful smell in the room which I believed to be carpet cleaner/deodorizer trying to mask the smell of urine. Think about it, this motels allows dogs....

Thank Tina S
Charlemont, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The smell in the room from some kind of cleaning or deodorizing chemical caused me to have bad sinus issues.. Very iiritating! The breakfast basket is a joke ... real bad cereal, hard bagel and some strange muffin. We didn't touch anything in the basket. The backyard is disgusting, lights don't work , everything is rundown.. flat pillows on the...

Thank DonaAria
modato2, Owner at Starlite Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review us. So Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We take pride in what we do here and responding to guests needs are a priority. I do wish you had brought any or all of your concerns to our attention. Maybe we could have made your stay more comfortable, had we known there...

Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This was our second stay,and as delightful as the first. The rooms are homey, with a basket of goodies awaiting road weary travelers upon their arrival. The kitchenette has everything you could need, including wine glasses and a bottle opener (and a fresh quart of milk on the fridge!). Wifi is good (don't expect phone reception as you're in a...

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 18 July 2014

My wife and I, along with two other couples, stayed 3 nights in the renovated house associated with the Starlite Motel in Big Indian, NY in the Catskills. It was clean, spacious, and had very comfortable beds. Most all the needed conveniences were included. The flat screen TV set-up was a little difficult to understand and the water pressure for...

2Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The room was a little smaller than I thought, but clean. People were very friendly. It was quiet, but near fun things to do. The person who runs the hotel was very helpful and worked with us to find things to do. There is phone service, butit was a little spotty.

Thank S R
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Starlite multiple times over the past three years. it simple charming efficiency style motel off Route 28 in Big Indian. The owner Michelle is a lovely person who really cares about the comfort and convenience of her guests. there are plenty of litlte touches to make your stay personal (giant marshallows to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Starlite Motel, your home away from home in the heart of the Catskill Region! The Starlite Motel is located on Route 28 in Big Indian, near famous hiking trails like the Big Indian Slide Mountain Trail and near to many towns and attractions which keeps our small Catskills hotel busy most of the year. Located on 2.5 acres, Starlite Motel is set back from Route 28 and nestled into the postcard setting of Rose Mountain. Our boutique hotel has a mere eight rooms, which shows our commitment to enjoying the Catskills in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while maintaining an outdoor experience. All rooms are newly renovated from a Cabin-like decor to Modern Country decor, which we are calling Premium rooms. All rooms are spacious, comfortable and loaded with amenities such as Kitchens, newly renovated baths, 90+ Cable Channels, Video Streaming and Free Wireless Internet. Visitors open the back door of their kitchen to find a retreat in the backyard; a sprawling wooded area with picnic tables, charcoal grills, a deck to lounge and a screened room for outdoor dining. Staying true to this mission, our hotel continues to be second home to many outdoor enthusiasts, filled with the nostalgia of great family memories built here. From the entire staff here at Starlite Motel, we look forward to having you, your family and friends join us soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starlite Motel

Address: 8722 State Route 28, Big Indian, NY 12410-5133
Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Big Indian
Price Range: RM474 - RM700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Starlite Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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