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Celebration, Florida
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We have been traveling to the Glen to race for many years, and we were thrilled when this beautiful new hotel opened a few years ago. We have stayed several times now. Fantastic rooms, great restaurant, and stunning views of the lake from our balcony. We love the fire pits out back overlooking the lake, its a great place to... More 

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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 wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It’s great to hear the Harbor Hotel has become your hotel of choice when racing at Watkins Glen International. Car club members, such as yourself, are a very important part of our success; we appreciate your continued patronage. Again, thank you for sharing your kind words. We... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This hotel is fabulous! I can't begin to describe the quality and excellence. Other hotels should take note - the staff is serious about guest comfort and the immaculate rooms are superb! Great view from any room, luxurious towels and sheets, very comfortable and peaceful, relaxing rooms! This is everything a hotel ought to be!

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

Fabulous is what we like to hear! We are thrilled you loved every aspect of your stay and enjoyed the convenience of being just minutes away from Watkins Glen International. Our team is passionate about doing all they can to make every stay a memorable one so we couldn’t be happier that this was your experience. Thank you for your... More 

Blue Ash, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

My wife and I loved this place. Room was luxurious, view was stunning, bed was comfortable, bathroom clean and beautiful, and we loved it. Make sure you talk to the concierge about stuff to do. She was so helpful and really made the trip amazing. Pool was really nice. Restaurant was great. I would go back today if I could.... More 

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

Thank you for posting your great review of the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel on TripAdvisor! We appreciate you taking the time to give us and other traveler’s feedback on your stay. It's so nice to hear that you and your wife not only enjoyed an excellent visit with us but that our Concierge contributed to your memorable experience. Again, many... More 

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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My husband and I spent just one night at this beautiful hotel recently, but I wish I would have stayed longer. We made a last minute decision solely based on AAA's 4 star review and were not disappointed. The hotel is fairly new, immaculate on the outside, and so beautiful on the inside. We had lunch on the patio overlooking... More 

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

Thank you for posting your fabulous review! We are happy you and your husband had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed the comforts of your guest room. We appreciate you highlighting some of the great amenities our hotel provides to our guests. We are most happy to hear that our team was able to make such a positive impression during... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We spent an amazing week at the harbor hotel. Our room was very clean and we had a beautiful view of the scenery. The manager, Carolyn, is an exceptional employee who went out of her way to make sure our stay exceeded our expectations. Liz, front desk was extremely helpful planning our excursions. Mrs B

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

Thank you so much for this very nice review Mrs. B. It was a pleasure visiting with you throughout your stay. It was very kind of you to personally acknowledge Liz and me in your review. The entire team at the Harbor Hotel takes great pride in making our guest’s stay the best it can be so it is wonderful... More 

Toledo, Ohio
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The Harbor Hotel is, by far, the nicest hotel in the surrounding area. Sitting right on the water, the views are spectacular whether from your room or, dining outside. The rooms are very nautical with choice colors for comfort. It was our anniversary so as we walked into our room, the hotel had given us a card along with a... More 

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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. We are thrilled you enjoyed your champagne and anniversary card. 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 and relaxing stay! We... More 

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The hotel is first class. Rooms are very comfortable as are the beds. Very convenient to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Restaurant food is very good. Not many other choices in the Glen to eat. Get a room with a lake view. It's worth it.

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

“First Class” is what we like to hear! Thank you for sharing your Harbor Hotel experience and review on Trip Advisor. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our Blue Pointe Grille and the comforts of your guest room. It has been our privilege to serve you and we will look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Sincerely,... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is the best hotel in the area hands down. The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The bar downstairs is very nice and the view, if you select a room overlooking the harbor, is beautiful. I stayed on the 4th floor corner room. It was nice and quiet and I heard no one passing by. The... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. To hear that you had a fantastic stay is such an awesome compliment! We are very honored that you speak so highly about our service. We are very proud of our staff! Your comments will serve as an inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards that we aim for. We will... More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The Harbor Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to visit New York's wine country and all of the fun things Corning, NY has to offer in one trip. It's clean, it has a great view of Seneca lake, the restaurant is delicious and the concierge is very knowledgeable. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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

We are thrilled you enjoyed the hotel's lakeside location in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region. As you noted; the attractions in and around the Harbor Hotel are endless and definitely make for a fun filled vacation. It’s great to know that you received wonderful service from our Concierge and that you had an enjoyable dining experience in... More 

Westwood, New Jersey
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110 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Seneca Lake and the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was the last stop on A 10 day Great Lakes Tour in Canada and Michigan. After so many miles we wanted a place to enjoy and relax and this hotel was perfect. We had a lake view room, highly recommend. There are also rooms with balconies. The room had table with chairs,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent stay. We are so happy to hear that we provided you with the “perfect” place to end your ten-day trip. It is our hopes that your travels bring you back to see us again very soon. Once again, thank you for sharing your Harbor Hotel... More 

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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
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $148 - $404 (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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“Lake side rooms have the best views, and the ones with balconies are even better.”
  • Lake side room with balcony
 of 5 bubbles WaterGirlDreaming, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lakefront is gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles amberbK4656CG, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If Harbor view rooms is available it is worth up charge”
 of 5 bubbles L3588TQmichaelk, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I'd opt for a room on the highest floor so you don't hear anything above you in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles leeedmundson, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the top floor so you don't hear furniture being dragged around”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleZG, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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