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Yogi answers the phone, he seems to be on property all the time, we're an older couple and were perfectly happy with our one night stay. We were helping friends move, so we were hot, tired, and just needed to crash for the night. Yes, we could hear the people above us, (we were on the ground floor) but it was not enough that we couldn't sleep. Super easy to find, right off the freeway, I have a tiny traveling coffee maker that I always pack which was great as the room does include a mini fridge/microwave, but no coffee. A tiny bar of soap and packets of shampoo/conditioner all in one are in the bathroom. It doesn't have a hairdryer or dresser, but plenty of hanging space, it's clean enough (and yes, I always flip mattresses to check for bugs, even at the Four Seasons) and the wifi was good enough. The TV was fine, there was a power strip for all our essentials, but there wasn't an outlet in the bathroom. When we told some restaurant owners in Livingston Manor that we were staying at the Budget Inn, they looked at us in horror, clearly they don't get out much. Go ahead, book a room at the Budget Inn, but it's not the Four Seasons.
When I pulled into the parking lot of this motel off Rt 17, it didn't look very promising. I was also concerned about my car being stolen. This was one of the cheapest motel I have ever been to. Everything was "budget". It was too worn out and a little scary. However, the place was clean and had basic amenities. I parked my car right outside my room door and everything went well. The room was listed as "non smoking" but it reeked of cigarettes. Shower was good.
Needed a place to lay my head and rest while in town for a training session. This place was clean and the king room was a bed, tv, fridge and microwave. everything you'd expect from a motel. Quiet neighborhood (I'm from NYC so I need/expect noise) close to a grocery store, gas station, liquor store and restaurants if you have a car (less than 2 minute drive). They will not clean your room during a multi-night stay unless you request it, but as a mom, I brought my own cleaning supplies and pillowcase. A great bang-for-your-buck establishment as I have seen the rooms of other people in my training sessions "pricer per night" motel rooms (daysinn) which essentially has the amenities plus a "continental breakfast" and workout room for twice the price.
My wife and I left after work on a Friday evening for a weekend backpacking in the Catskills. Since we just needed a bed for the night before we hit the trail, we didn't want to spend a lot.
Budget Inn in Liberty, NY met our needs.
If you want a big room, big bathroom and nice nightstands... go ahead, spend twice as much or more to get a Friday night room at a more upscale hotel. If you need a night's sleep on the way to somewhere else and want to save a few bucks, stay here.
The family that owns and operates this place are very friendly and pleasant. We forgot something in the room when we left and had to return a little while later. When we pulled up, the grandfather (we assumed) was rocking a small child in his arms in the parking lot. He was more than happy to help us retrieve what we had forgot.
I hope that as business improves that they can update the exterior and make it more inviting from the road.
Many years ago, this may have been THE place to stay in Liberty. Not so much anymore... but the rooms were absolutely clean, everything worked, HDTV and Internet and it was convenient and affordable. If we need a room for the night in the Catskill region on the way to the mountains, we will forgo the expensive upscale hotel and stay here.
I am not sure what others expectations are for a place called(hint here) Budget Hotel, but my husband and myself were very pleased with the clean, basic, comfortable room we found here. In fact, so much so, I stayed here alone a few weeks later on business. The pluses: Beds- comfortable, fresh sheets, clean, 2 pillows, 3 if you ask. TV- new, HDTV's with cable, and large selection of channels, not difficult to figure out if you own one at home, and you have half a brain. WiFi- Excellent, hi-speed, better, in fact, than what I have had in many hotels that have charged twice what I paid for this room, only to find their WiFi dropped constantly. Not here- they give you a password, but it connects immediately, and every time after that, even with a filled hotel. Now that's a Big deal if you are a business traveler, such as myself, and have been endlessly frustrated by this. In Liberty, I have stayed at 3 other hotels in the area, only to have No WiFI able to connect properly, or maintain connectivity for long in at least 2/3. Also, each room has a frig and microwave , all work just fine. A small, typical hotel table with 2 chairs, and nightstand. Quiet, despite hotel being full both times I was there. Great Central location, right off exit 100 on Rt 17, exactly between old and newer Liberty, so you are right to one's left- by restaurants, Dunkin, liquor stores, a Shop Rite,Chinese/ Pizza, fast food chains and better eating places, then to your right, the older, more quaint part of Liberty. Gas station right next door. Plus, service was attentive and courteous, family owned and run management so honest that when we left behind a Galaxie Tablet, owners found it, contacted us, and kept it safe until I could pick it up after my work assignment upstate, almost a week later. That is more important to me than fancy, updated rooms. Yes, this is an older hotel, probably from the days in the 60's when Liberty was part of the famous Borcht Belt, and attracted many thousands of tourists each summer. This hotel, and others like it, offered an affordable alternative to the Grossingers and Browns high $$. It suited our needs just fine, I will now only go here when I travel (frequently) to Liberty. But please, don't say I didn't warn you before you go to one of the Other, more expensive places, only to find you have no WiFi, or crappie TV, or dishonest mgt who deny you left your phone, tablet, etc. We all have choices, I've know where I'm staying- right here at Budget.