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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, inviting, modern, and friendly hotel. Beautiful location at the edge of Seneca Lake, in the village of Watkins Glen. Wonderful Happy Hour,Monday through Thursday 4 PM to 6. Great food. Enjoy!

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you writing to us to express such gracious comments about our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Cold Water Bar’s Chill Time; definitely a guest favorite! Again, thank you for your review and excellent rating! We will...

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful. It does cost more than the average in the area, however you do receive a few touches that makes up for some of that cost, such as a turn down service with chocolate, great soaps, robe and slippers. Beautiful view of the lake. Friendly front desk and bar service, great room service. I agree with the...

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and appreciate you highlighting some of the great amenities our hotel provides to our guests. We are most happy to see that our team was able to make such a positive impression during your stay. It was very kind of...

Danville
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This hotel is located on the south end of lake Seneca. It was very comfortable. The room was spacious with ample area to sit and chat. The location makes it easy to walk to the main strip in the town. We were there in the winter so some of the restaurants were closed.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments on TripAdvisor! It is great to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and the hotel's lakeside location in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. We appreciate you sharing your Harbor Hotel experience with us and other travelers. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We will...

Scranton,Pa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The most beautiful place we ever stayed and they bend over backwards to make your stay pleasurable. The rooms are immaculate with big comfortable beds. We make it a yearly getaway for the past six years.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay and for your loyalty to the Harbor Hotel. It is great to hear you had another wonderful visit. It was very kind of you to acknowledge our staff’s efforts in making your stay the best it could be. We strive to provide exceptional service, and we are very...

Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My fiancé and I love this hotel and always stay here when we visit the Finger Lakes Region. On this trip, we took our 4 teenagers during Christmas break (ages 15-18). We stayed in two rooms and were very comfortable. I love the look and feel of this hotel. The pool area is fun. The staff is excellent. I can't...

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your very flattering review on TripAdvisor! We are very excited to hear that we are your “Favorite Hotel”~ that is such an awesome compliment. It is wonderful to know that you and your family had such a great holiday visit! From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you again for posting such a thoughtful...

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped here during the winter while passing through the state. Certainly off season, but with snow everywhere around Seneca Lake it was a nice stopover. The hotel is amazing, much better than I would have ever expected for this quiet town. The views of the lake were gorgeous and great to wake up to. The staff was very pleasant and...

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your nice comments on TripAdvisor. Your fabulous rating and review is very much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed the beautiful view of Seneca Lake and found our staff to be very pleasant. Our staff strives to provide exceptional service, and we are very happy to hear that this was...

Byron, New York
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Almost everything about this place is perfect. We stayed there for an anniversary weekend and love it for the most part. The rooms are wonderfully well done, the entire place has been decorated well (there around the holidays) appointed beautifully. The food was very good, and service was wonderful. Only two things kept if from the highest rating. One, the...

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. It was very kind of you to take the time to post such a nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that overall you had a great visit. We are very sorry for the noise disturbance you encountered during your stay and...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is my third trip the the Harbor Hotel. My first (reviewed earlier here by me) was back in 2009. The first visit was as husband/wife. Second time around was husband. wife and baby and most recently was as family of 4. We were real excited to get back up to Watkins Glen after nearly 5 years and we knew...

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Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments and photos on TripAdvisor! It was such a pleasure to read your detailed review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the comforts of your efficiency suite and appreciate you highlighting some of the great amenities our hotel provides to our guests. Again, thank you very much for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience with us...

Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Watkins Glen Harbor a must stay. Top level hotel. Very close to restaurants, attractions and the water. The State Park is a must see attraction but you need to be in condition because there is a lot of climbing stairs and walking. The water falls are a must see. There is a cost to enter the park.

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you included the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel into your New England road trip. Thank you for your great review! We agree ~ Watkins Glen State Park is a must see! Our goal is to provide our guests with stays that exceed expectations, so it is great to hear this was your experience. It was our pleasure...

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We did not have one complaint about our stay here at the Harbor Hotel. We arrived on a Monday and stayed for one night. We were on the fourth floor with a view of the lake. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, and the view was beautiful (even for a dreary winter weekend). The staff was great. They...

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Carolyn G, General Manager at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to your post your wonderful review on TripAdvisor! It is so nice to hear that you not only enjoyed an excellent experience at the Harbor Hotel but that you had the opportunity to sample some of the region’s amazing wines. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the spring! Sincerely, Carolyn Guyer

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
BluePointe Grille
BluePointe Grille
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has been awarded a four diamond rating from AAA -The American Automobile Association. This distinction is given to hotels with refined and stylish accommodations and a high level of service and attention to detail. This award makes the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the top rated hotel in Watkins Glen, New York. At the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, our staff is proud to offer all our guests outstanding service! The hotel offers a variety of deluxe accommodations including six luxurious suites. We offer nightly turndown service, an indoor pool, fitness center and our professional concierge is on call to assist you and your family in planning your Watkins Glen vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Address: 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1221
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Watkins Glen
Price Range: RM524 - RM1,435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Watkins Glen Harbor Boutique Hotel
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel NY - Finger Lakes
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“spend the extra money and get the lake view”
 of 5 bubbles andreadI9082FO, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lake-view rooms are the highlight, village-view rooms overlook parking, however Watkins Glen is a charming village to wander.”
 of 5 bubbles sparky52, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“choose one with a lake view, it's worth the couple of extra dollars.”
 of 5 bubbles Bluhmbrown, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you like lake views, choose a more expensive room with a balcony view.”
 of 5 bubbles W4121PUmarks, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the lakeside are a bit pricey, especially in the winter.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottyydog, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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