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Amherst, NY
Reviewed 13 August 2015

What a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary! This was our second visit to the Harbor Hotel and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a lakeview room with balcony and king bed. The room was spacious, the bed was very comfortable, and the view was spectacular. It's well worth the extra cost to have a balcony overlooking the marina. The...

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

Happy belated anniversary! It was very kind of you to take the time to share your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are flattered to hear that the Harbor Hotel has become one of your favorite hotels. That’s quite the compliment! Your continued patronage is very much appreciated. Again, thank you for sharing your kind words. We will look forward to...

Albany NY
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We book a last minute stay and had no idea what to expect as this is not a chain hotel. The hotel is extremely well appointed. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The front desk staff was very welcoming and friendly. Our room was very large. We loved the walk in shower that was so large you could throw a small...

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

Thank you very much for sharing your great comments on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to read through your review and truly appreciate you writing to express such kind words about our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room, our spa inspired bathrooms and the amenities we provide to our guests. We will look forward...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I am usually the one who makes hotel reservations for our vacations. However, I let my husband take over for this part of our vacation and he really did a great job!! Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is a real gem! It's a beautiful hotel with great views over Lake Seneca and the marina. The beds are comfortable and the restaurant...

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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 wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We’re so happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised and even happier to hear that you had a fantastic stay. Kudos to your husband! It was certainly our pleasure to do all that we possibly could to make your stay a memorable one. Again, many thanks...

Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Harbor Hotel is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant and bar at the hotel are very nice and the food is delicious. The hotel is within walking distance of Watkins Glen State Park as well as many restaurants. The Seneca Lake wineries are a short drive away and I would highly recommend this hotel

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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 are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Blue Pointe Grille and Cold Water Bar. It was our pleasure to provide you with a memorable stay and we will look forward to your next visit to the Harbor Hotel. Warm Regards, Carolyn Guyer

Boston, New York
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stayed here in October 2014. Had a room with balcony, and the view was awesome. Woke up one morning to a drop in temperature and the view of the lake with the fog rolling off the lake was breath taking. Rooms are very tastefully decorated,and staff was great. Would recommend eating at the onsite restaurant . Definitely the best place...

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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 such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words mean a great deal to us and it's wonderful to know that you loved all aspects of your stay. The Food & Beverage team is thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience and appreciates your recommendation. It is our hopes that your travels bring...

Reviewed 12 August 2015

The whole staff was fantastic and made everything excellent for our wedding day. From start to finish they made the whole day seem effortless and went well out of their way to make our day special. Couldn't have been more perfect.

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

Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for choosing to share your “big day” with us at the Harbor Hotel. Our staff was thrilled to read through your great comments. We agree; we have an amazing team who are truly committed to making sure every last detail is perfect! We appreciate you sharing your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. On...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stayed for two nights to go on a wine tour. It's in town and on the lake but we opted for a street view room it's fairly pricey in my opinion especially with the Canadian exchange. We were lucky to obtain a military rate calling them directly instead of online booking. So the room and property were all very...

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

Thank you for your posting your review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate you taking the time to give us and other travelers feedback on your experience. It's so nice to hear that you not only had a great stay at the Harbor Hotel but that you had the opportunity to sample some of the region’s amazing wines. We will look forward...

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We stayed here during the fourth of July. Location easy to find. On the water with beautiful views. Close to restaurants and some shopping and not far from the waterfalls. Fun atmosphere and fireworks on the Holiday. Room décor was very tasteful. Would love to have a balcony but we had a large window. The bed was comfortable and linens...

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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 generous comments on TripAdvisor. Your fabulous rating and review is very much appreciated. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the comforts of your guest room and had such a wonderful holiday weekend. We will look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back and thank you again for...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 August 2015

To begin, this is a beautiful property. Worthy of a four star rating. Most employees were great. Turn down service was good (although we only got it one of the two nights we were there). Coffee service at the end of each floor was a very nice touch. Overall a great property. HOWEVER, had a bad experience with the manager...

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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 beauty of our hotel, I’m very sorry to hear of the experience you described. Our guest’s satisfaction has always been and continues to be our number one goal. The situation you described is certainly not indicative of the type...

Reviewed 5 August 2015

To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we stayed two nights at this perfectly located hotel plush with amenities. We paid extra for a room with an outdoor balcony and it was well worth it! We were on the third floor looking out at the harbor and marina with a clear view of Lake Seneca. Our room was well appointed and...

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Happy belated anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Harbor Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. We’re glad you enjoyed the beautiful view from your balcony. It was very kind of you to take the time to post such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor and we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay! We will look...

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $162 - $441 (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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“The rooms on the lakeside are a bit pricey, especially in the winter.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottyydog, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The winter specials make it very affordable for us. We love the lakeside rooms on 3rd or 4th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles fcrwb, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the end, and bring earplugs!”
 of 5 bubbles CBS223, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Splurge and a get a lake view room. It is worth it!”
  • Efficiency dining area
  • Lake view from our bed
  • Double queen efficiency sleeping area
  • Amazing lake view from balcony
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 of 5 bubbles Pars1978, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“visit during off season much more afforadble.”
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