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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The staff will do all they can to make your stay comfortable. The Inn is gracious, old and a bit of a time warp, but really the only place I would recommend in town. The bar and restaurant are well appointed and comfortable, the rooms are small, but you will want to be out enjoying the town and the campus.... More 

Thank CRM77
Nashville, Tennessee
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105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The Colgate Inn is a gem. If you're heading to Hamilton for a visit to Colgate or just in the area, check out the Inn. It's always been a centerpiece of town and after a recent renovation it's even better. Rooms are very nicely appointed and the lobby, bar and restaurant are all very nice.

Thank CharlieandCrew
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely historical inn in center of Hamilton. Rating average due to room. Small and lacking luster. A bit tired. Overlooked the roof and windows of other rooms so had to keep blinds closed. For over $300 a nite it was difficult to justify. Wanted the experience but won't return unfortunately.

Thank cabrini r
Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We stayed while college touring and were so pleasantly surprised. The inn was lovely. Everyone was extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly. We would definitely stay again. The rooms were very nicely appointed but on the small side.

1 Thank Babci_13
Latham, New York
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I recently participated in a bicycle ride across New York State and we spent one night at the Colgate Inn. The hotel is charming. It has definitely been well maintained. The room itself was small, but perfect for my wife and i (and my bicycle). The individuals at the front desk were also very welcoming. I have read several reviews... More 

Thank Charlie S
East Lansing, Michigan
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Recently spent three nights at the Colgate Inn, Room 34, which was conveniently located right across from the elevator. Check in was quick and uneventful, no need to present ID or a credit card. They handed over a real key to the room, not a room card. Very old school and neat. The inn is historic, but was recently updated,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We visited the Colgate Inn during a trip to upstate NY. The hotel is old and regal. Rooms are decorated in vintage furniture but is very clean and well appointed. Floors squeak due to age of the building but it is a beautiful hotel. The hotel is in the center of the village of Hamilton NY. Dining and night life... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My high daughter and I traveled up to Hamilton to attend accepted students day at Colgate University and decided to stay in this beautiful historic inn. I was unaware when I booked it that is was owned by the college. We arrived on "Alumni night" so unfortunately there was no parking in the main lot and no one available to... More 

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Boston, MA
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I have stayed at the Colgate Inn about 10 times over the last three years as my son is a student at Colgate University. The decor of each room at the Inn is consistently furnished but the size of each room and bathroom are unique to the room. Room number 19 is quite spacious while room 15 is tiny and... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I frequently stay at the Colgate Inn on business since it is the best hotel in 30 miles. The staff is great and helpful in finding interesting places to eat. Never have had a bad experience. You can workout at the well equipped Colgate University gym.

1 Thank John B

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Colgate Inn

Address: 1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346
Region: United States > New York > Hamilton
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
Colgate Hotel Hamilton
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“Ask for one of their phenomenal suites overlooking Hamilton town square.”
 of 5 bubbles JPK_YVR, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Romantic rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MADELINES816, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Steer clear of #14 and #16 as rather small and off the elevator and staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles qwerty35, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the hotel but the areas we visited were very clean and well done.”
 of 5 bubbles P2639VGpaulh, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I think it would be best to get a room overlooking the town square”
 of 5 bubbles primavera87, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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