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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...

Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Great bed - super comfortable. Clean, fresh smelling rooms. No carpeting, hardwood and tile contribute to "freshness". Basic amenities. Was disappointed with no microwave in the room. Seemed cheap. Slow wifi - to the point of ridiculous, so irritating! For what they charge, I expected more. Hype of a 4 diamond, but just not there. Staff friendly and polite. You...

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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. While I am happy to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and that you received great service from our staff, I’m very sorry to hear your stay didn’t live up to your expectations. We understand there are many travel options when visiting the Finger Lakes...

McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This hotel was great. It is very clean and the staff are wonderful. Mike was there to great us as we came in. The first night we stayed on the city side with two queen beds and the second night we sprang for a suite with a lake view and balcony. Both rooms were very clean. I loved the shower...

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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 this great review! It was very kind of you to personally acknowledge Mike in your review. The staff is always excited when they see their name on TripAdvisor. We apologize for the challenges you experienced in our Blue Pointe Grille and appreciate your valuable feedback. Our best resource for improving guest services...

Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very nice room, clean and all. The price for a night is just a little bit too much. In comparison with other hotels I just don't see the value added that justifies the higher price (e.g. breakfast not included and really slow internet). Apart from the price it's a nice hotel.

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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 comments with us and others on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you highlighting the cleanliness of our hotel. We have an amazing housekeeping team and it was very kind of you to acknowledge their commitment to excellence. Be sure to visit our website and “like us” on Facebook to check out our monthly...

Bethlehem, United States
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Located on Seneca Lake with a beautiful relaxing view this hotel was a lovely location for our special Anniversary get away. Watkins Glen is a nice spot for adults (we do not recommend it for a family with kids). We parked our car at the hotel and did not have to drive for our three day stay. The little town...

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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 sounds like you had a fun filled “anniversary getaway”. It was very kind of you to take the time to post such a fantastic review on TripAdvisor and we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing stay! We...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed at this hotel Labor Day weekend. Starting with the reservation, I experienced excellent customer service. The same level of service continued upon arrival followed by a phone call after check-in to make sure that everything met my expectations and ended with nightly turn-down service. The room was clean and spacious, and well-appointed with modern fixtures and the perfect amount...

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

What an amazing review! It was such a pleasure to read through all of your great compliments. We are very humbled by your kind words and delighted to hear that our team’s efforts contributed to making your stay special. It is very rewarding to hear that the Harbor Hotel will be your hotel of choice when visiting our area in...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful upscale hotel on the lake. Balcony room has large shower, king-size bed and wood laminate floor. Overall very clean, crisp and comfortable. Local vineyards and establishments as well as the hotel restaurant provide ample choice for wine-tasting. Several boats available for charter.

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

Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel for your “weekend getaway”. We appreciate you taking the time to share your generous comments with us on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room. 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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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: $213 - $480 (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
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