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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was one of the most beautiful hotels I ever stayed in! The rooms were brand new, with hard wood floors, huge walk in shower, and a large balcony. There was coffee on our floor right by the elevator, which was a great little perk. The room did not have a microwave, but we called the front desk to inquire,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled you had a fantastic stay. To hear that the Harbor Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels you have ever stayed at is such an amazing compliment ~ Thank You! We are glad you enjoyed the convenience of our coffee stations as well...

Delaware
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This hotel is conveniently located at the bottom of the lake. It is right in town where you can walk to the different shops and the local pizza place which is amazing! The hotel is very nice and the room and bathroom were amazing. We had the queen with pull out couch overlooking the lake. I would suggest the lake...

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

Thank you for your choosing the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your generous comments on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and that you had a great visit. We will look forward to being a part of your next visit to the Finger Lakes Region. Warm Regards, Carolyn Guyer

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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely a pleasure to spend our 2 nights. One problem was we needed a replacement for the air mattress we used that had a leak but never got one. Another one we didn't appreciate was this lady Rachel who we seeked help for our invoice. She was not cordial at all and had answered our questions as if we should...

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

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we appreciate you taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apology for the challenges you experienced during your stay. We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and welcome every opportunity to improve our guest services. Clearly from the details you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Watkins Glen Harbor Inn was a great place to stay. We stayed over one night on our way up to Niagara Falls on a motorcycle trip. Friendly staff and good choices for restaurants in walking distance. The hotel is in the Seneca Lake and has great views of the Harbor.

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

It’s so great to hear that you enjoyed you stay! We also love the great location of our hotel as it provides our guests with endless options for dining and entertainment, as well as some pretty amazing views. On behalf of the entire team at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, thank you for taking the time to share your experience...

Hope, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Modern facilities, professional staff, great location, excellent restaurant, close by parking, spacious rooms. Sometimes hard to get a reservation, so suggest checking early. The price reflects the quality.

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

Love your review title; such a wonderful compliment! It’s great to know that you received wonderful service from our team and that you had an enjoyable dining experience in our Blue Pointe Grille. Thank you very much for sharing your kind words with us and other travelers on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and...

Catskill, New York
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Beautiful hotel and room overlooking the lake. Staff very helpful....our brand new car had a dead battery, a nice young man from hotel came out in a matter of minutes with portable jump starter! Everything was top notch. I would suggest a balcony room, but if none are available there is plenty of seating outside. Charming little town.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words mean a great deal to us and it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your ladies weekend. It was our pleasure to assist you in getting your car up and running. Car problems are never fun, especially when you’re traveling. We will look forward...

Royersford, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2015

My wife and I arrived Thursday and left Sunday. We did not know it, but the locals were having a big event which included classic sports cars, like they used to race through town many years ago. Nostalgic fun for an old guy who remembers TR-6 and MG-B cars. Our room was excellent, almost a suite. Roomy beyond expectation. King...

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

Thank you for your recent visit to the Harbor Hotel and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate all of your wonderful comments; however we regret that we fell short of delivering the exceptional level of service we are known for during your visit to our Blue Pointe Grille. Your feedback is very important to us and appreciated as...

Quechee, Vermont
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We headed to the finger lakes in New York State for a much-needed quick get-away and chose the WGH Hotel, due to its picturesque location at the end of Seneca Lake. The lake(s) and area are very nice and the hotel was perfect. We had a spacious and lovely king size room with balcony that overlooked the lake. The entire...

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

Unexpected "good" surprises are the best kind! It was pleasure to read through all of your details and flattering comments; especially about our very friendly and helpful staff. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it is wonderful to hear that this was your experience. Many thanks for your wonderful review. We will look forward...

Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Yup, the reviews definitely had it right. Comfortable, clean, great stay. Happy hour this afternoon was a bonus. All servers and staff were amazingly courteous and cheerful. Beautiful scenery, worth the higher rate in many ways if you want a good relaxing, easy stay.

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

Thank you for posting your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you had a great stay and that we lived up to our guest's generous reviews. Your kind words are very much appreciated. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Carolyn Guyer

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2015

short version: definitely stay here I actually had my wedding here and I couldn't have imagined anything better. The Harbor Hotel is pricey, but so worth it. Beautiful view right on the tip of Seneca Lake - absolutely worth getting a lake view room. Great service. Delicious bar/ restaurant in hotel. Walking distance from all downtown Watkins Glen. Staff is...

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

Congratulations and thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate your special day. We are thrilled your wedding was everything you had dreamed of. We hope we get to see some of your photos which we are sure are going to be just amazing! Thank you for posting your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and for your glowing recommendation. Warm...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM585 - RM1,515 (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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