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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a lake view room. The view is beautiful! The hotel is very clean and the staff is friendly. It is in a great location very close to walking the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen, shopping in town, and wine touring. It is a pricey option and no breakfast is included but worth the splurge...

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

Thank you for posting your great review on TripAdvisor. It's so nice to hear that you not only enjoyed an excellent stay at the Harbor Hotel but that you had the chance to do some sightseeing as well. Again, thank you for posting your very nice comments. We will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. Sincerely, Carolyn...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Stayed here in June for a family reunion. The staff were great, the rooms were clean and beautiful and the views outstanding. We spent time in some of the meeting rooms for lunches and had drinks on the patio at night. Great spot to be at and then wander around. Beautiful views of the lake and small harbour.

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

It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your family reunion visit. Thank you for your comments regarding our great staff; that is such a wonderful compliment! From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for posting your kind words on TripAdvisor. We will look forward to the honor of welcoming you back! Sincerely, Carolyn Guyer

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Wonderful hotel. Beautiful room and bathroom. Our room had a balcony overlooking Lake Seneca and the marina. Great to sit out sipping a local wine from one of the wineries. The lake has 35 wineries to choose from. Some serve lunch as well as just do taste tastings. We ate at Castle Grisch and Glenora Winery. Both had great Lake...

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

Thank you very much for your posting your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to express such nice comments about our hotel. We certainly agree; there is nothing better than enjoying a glass of Finger Lakes Wine while taking in the beautiful view of Seneca Lake. We love hearing that you are looking forward to...

Corning, New York
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Very nice hotel on the South end of Seneca Lake. Scenic location with much to do in the vicinity. With the Lake and numerous wineries nearby, lots of choices. Prices in season and with lake views are higher than most other hotels in the area. Dinner boat tours departing a few hundred yards west are fun. Restaurant serves good food.

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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 your stay! We also love the great location of our hotel as it provides our guests with many 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...

New York State
Reviewed 3 July 2015

What a wonderful hotel overlooking the lake. Try to get a room on the lake side. You can see all of the boats docked in the marina and watch them coming and going. The rooms are spotless with hardwood floors, a fireplace, an oversized shower, and a window seat or balcony to enjoy the peaceful lake. They have a wonderful...

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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. It was a pleasure to read through your review and truly appreciate you writing to express such gracious comments about the comforts and cleanliness of our guest rooms. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Cold Water Bar’s Happy Hour; definitely a...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful clean hotel. Get a balcony lake view over looking beautiful Seneca lake and the marina. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Food at restaurant was very good. Nice sitting out by fire out and talking to friendly guests. Overall great experience.

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed the beautiful view of Seneca Lake and the marina from your balcony. 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. From all of us at the Harbor Hotel, thank you for posting your great review on TripAdvisor. We...

Glenmont, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This hotel has it all..helpful staff, lakeside location, rooms with charm. The rooms have refrigerators, spacious bathrooms, a makeup area and comfy beds. It is well worth the extra money for a balcony. The view, both day and night, is wonderful. We ate in the restaurant for breakfast and the omelettes are delicious. It is an easy walk to other...

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

Thank you for your fantastic five-star review!! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel’s beautiful lakeside location and of course our Chef’s delicious omelets. We are even happier to hear that our team made such a positive impression during your stay. It was very kind of you to take the time to recognize their efforts. Again, thank...

Central Jersey
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The hotel surprised me at every turn. The typical accomodations in the area are B&B's or Inns, so I made the misguided assumption that the Harbor Hotel might be "stodgy." The hotel was casual in the best sense of the word. The room layout was very well thought out for comfort and convenience. Early morning coffee service in the hallway...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and for your high recommendation. We appreciate you taking the time to share your great comments with us. It's so nice to hear that you not only enjoyed an excellent experience at the Harbor Hotel but that you were pleasantly surprised at every turn. We will look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I've stayed at other hotels in the area when I visit the beautiful and spiritual Farm Sanctuary. My only complaint was there were no bellman to be found so you had to carry your own bags. So strange since it's a 4 diamond property. They need to invest staff greeting you at entrance and taking your bags. The rooms are...

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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 review and kind words on TripAdvisor. Your comments mean a great deal to us and it is wonderful to hear the Harbor Hotel is your first choice in accommodations when visiting the Farm Sanctuary. Again, thank you for your review. We will look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carolyn Guyer

South Hadley, MA
Reviewed 27 June 2015

The Hotel is great , the rooms are large and clean. My issue is with the services, if your are out enjoying the great outdoor patio be prepared to wait, the staff rarely came out to check on you... The food was good it just took awhile..

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your nice comments regarding our guest rooms and hotel. Please accept our apology for the lapse in service while dining on our patio. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us to better understand how we can improve our services for our guests....

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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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: $155 - $423 (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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Watkins Glen Harbor Boutique Hotel
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“spend the extra money and get the lake view”
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“Lake-view rooms are the highlight, village-view rooms overlook parking, however Watkins Glen is a charming village to wander.”
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“choose one with a lake view, it's worth the couple of extra dollars.”
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