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The American Hotel

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St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We chose this place based on reviews here and having seen it on purple roofs while attending the Glimmerglass Festival. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful - from the bartender to the owners. The room was OK, but since we booked last minute got the only room available. I would not recommend this - book in advance and get...

Thank Geoffrey E
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Would love to revisit this wonderful old hotel. Can't say what I enjoyed the most - the food, the pub, or the hands-on care from the owners. Matt, the bartender on duty during our visit, mixes a perfect Manhatten. He's witty, chatty, and a master mixologist (if that's a real word - it has to be). Owners are onsite, friendly,...

Thank creijoan
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We have dined here twice. Both times for dinner. The food is excellent and beautifully prepared. The menu is varied. Meat, fish, pasta and vegetables. There is great pride taken in presentation. The portions are quite large so we feel it offsets the cost. The appetizer platter is amazing. But be prepared it is huge. The owners are very friendly...

Thank Roz F
Upstate NY
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Our arrival was late for our 6 o'clock reservation. A call to inform the hotel staff that we would like to know if we could have a 7pm reservation instead went unanswered. (staff did not return our call that was left on their answering machine) We arrive anyway and hoped that they would accommodate our late arrival. Owner Garth (of...

1Thank CGBT
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd stay and 4th visit to the American Hotel! Owners, Doug and Garth, make every stay a memory. The food in their dining room (breakfast is included) is outstanding. The bar, albeit small, is the place to be. The porches are amazing. ❤️ it!

1Thank Vicky M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is one of my favourite places on earth. I have visited every summer since 2011. The hotel is in a small, quiet upper New York state town. It is beautiful. There is a large grand porch and a balcony for sitting, reading and (my favourite) smoking cigars. There is also a spacious and very green backyard for sitting. The...

Thank nicholas2760
East Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Delightfully charming hotel, Garth & Doug made us feel like long time friends. Doug had us laughing so hard, a great sense of humor. We immediately became FB friends upon our return to RI. Looking forward to our next stay.

Thank stephensilva
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing night at The American Hotel. Room was lovely, very cozy. Dinner and breakfast were amazing, absolutely amazing. Best yet was the people. Garth, Doug, and Austin were wonderful, including Austin's show stopping break into song. Everyone was friendly and delightful. Put this on your must do list.

Thank Eileen C
new jersey
Reviewed 4 January 2016

hi we had a wonderful time here it was clean and pretty and the hosts were very friendly.they gave us good advice on were to go and what to see and it worked out great. we had breakfast twice as it was included and it was delicious. dinner was great and i highly recommend it. if i had a reason...

Thank scottsod
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I fell in love with Sharon Springs!! I heard about the great work that Doug and Garth did with the American Hotel. 18,000 dollars down, 400,000 in loans, and five years of sweat equity. Success stories...Cinderella stories...are inspiring! Cinderella goes to the ball in her finery in Sharon Springs. The American Hotel, and hopefully all of Sharon Springs, will shake...

Thank Thinkcollab

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The American Hotel

Address: 192 Main St, Sharon Springs, NY 13459-3136
Region: United States > New York > Sharon Springs
Price Range: RM600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The American Hotel, Sharon Springs Hotel Sharon Springs
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“room number 6 has the king bed, was by the stairs but we hard nothing”
 of 5 bubbles Bfabules, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Next time, I'm going to ask for a top floor overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Geoffrey1969, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“off season deals”
 of 5 bubbles Thinkcollab, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“try and get a room overlooking the back”
 of 5 bubbles RenataOttawa, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“A room on the back side of the building over looking the gardens would be the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles carolkO9323DP, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
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