The Colonial Inn & Motel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Colonial Inn & Motel

The Colonial Inn & Motel

2.5 star property
Motel with restaurant, near Watkins Glen State Park

7.2/10 Good

134 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is €119
Price available on 30/08/2022
701 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY, 14891
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Corner/local shop
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cable TV service
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a state park
  • Watkins Glen State Park - 2 min walk
  • Seneca Harbor - 1 min drive
  • Watkins Glen International - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Elmira, NY (ELM-Elmira - Corning Regional) - 32 min drive
  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 48 min drive

About this property

The Colonial Inn & Motel

The Colonial Inn & Motel offers a fantastic location, putting you only steps from Watkins Glen State Park. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and central location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Public winery tours
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1855
  • Picnic area
  • Art gallery on site


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Travel in the New Normal (US Travel - USA)


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Colonial Inn Motel Watkins Glen
Colonial Watkins Glen
The Colonial Inn & Motel Motel
The Colonial Inn & Motel Watkins Glen
The Colonial Inn & Motel Motel Watkins Glen

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

ronald, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, friendly staff and ice cream!
Great location right is downtown! Room was small, but clean. New owner was friendly and helpful, we had some problems trying to call them about a possible late check in wondering why no one answered the phone. It turned out the new phone and computer system was being updated! We enjoyed the homemade ice cream they sell and the atmosphere of people hanging out in the evening out on the front porch and Adirondack chairs. They have an outdoor pizza oven and sell pizza in the late afternoon. Only complaint is the beds could be a little more comfortable but the new owner said some renovations are coming so hopefully that means new mattresses or mattress covers. Try getting a room in the main inn it's seems much nicer than the motel in the back.
John, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

the room and property were clean. the staff were friendly.
LeRoy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was pleasant. Thanks
Chhoni, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Older but clean. Manager was great. Good ice cream
3-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

This property is very dated and soon as w walked in I almost tripped over a mop bucket in the middle of the floor Check in was a disaster girl had no idea what she was doing screwed up the charge card to put the room on. Walked in and there was no heat; took two hours to get the tea heat up to 66°. TV didn't work they said they would have it fixed was not fixed. The sheets were so thin that you could see through them the fitted sheet was horrible orange see through color that didn't match the top sheet which was white. The pillows were yellow with no pillowcases on them. Luckily we brought our own pillows. Shower was like a camper shower. The floor was filthy walking around in white clean socks they were brown on the bottom from The floor. It was impossible to find anybody. Everything was wide open with no one around. Tried walking around and calling out for someone numerous times.There was a constant banging at night I think we were next to a furnace room and all we could hear was banging all night through the pipes. We were supposed to stay for two nights we left after one night. Worst motel we ever stayed at. Also no coffee at all. No one there when we checked out left our keys on the desk. The people in the room near us did the same thing with their keys. Do not recommend!
Heather, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Never again
This was the worse room I have ever booked. That said the hotel was should not book rooms if they can not provide an acceptable experience. We booked a motel room because of physical requirements we have. We received a call asking us to rake a second floor room without an elevator. When we said we need one that had easy access,we were told all rooms had at least four steps. We already had passed the cancellation date so we were given a motel room. I believe that there should be more transparent about ADA restrictions. The parking lot looked like a junk yard, Will never book this place again. Make sure you know your needs can be accommodated before you book!!
Joyce, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice motel clean and conveniently located in the middle of town
Jason, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Choen, 2-night family trip
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