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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 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWatkins Glen State Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Tasting Room5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeneca Harbor9 min walk
  • AirportIthaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional)48 min drive

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About this area

Watkins Glen

Located in Watkins Glen, The Colonial Inn & Motel is in a state park. The Tasting Room and Seneca Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Watkins Glen State Park and Mark Twain State Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Watkins Glen International, or consider a night out at Grist Iron Brewing Company. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the motel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Watkins Glen State Park - 2 min walk
  • The Tasting Room - 5 min walk
  • Seneca Harbor - 9 min walk
  • Watkins Glen Beach - 18 min walk
  • Castel Grisch Winery - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 48 min drive


  • The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub — 4 min walk
  • Rooster Fish Brewing — 4 min walk
  • Thai Elephants — 5 min walk
  • Glen Mountain Market — 5 min walk
  • Tobey's Donut Shop — 5 min walk

About this property

The Colonial Inn & Motel

Colonial motel in Watkins Glen with free parking
Along with a convenience store, this motel has a picnic area and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 14 rooms provide free WiFi, refrigerators, and cable TV. Showers, ironing boards, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Colonial Inn & Motel offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Cable television is provided.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Art gallery
  • Public winery tours

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets stay free
Dogs welcome
Up to 20 lbs
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only; guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is 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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Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 78 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 33 out of 78 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 78 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 78 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 78 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room wasn't cleaned one day. Otherwise, walking out of the room to the Creamery was fun and fragrant. Very close to Watkins Glen. Staff was kind when I locked myself out twice. There was no desk in the room, so it is not good if you wanted to do any business while there.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
I enjoyed the ice cream that they make. Even though we stayed one night it was a terrible nights rest. The room was too warm and the bed was extremely uncomfortable.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Stay
My friend and I were in the area for some winter sports. The inn was great. The location was convenient, check in was easy, the rooms was clean and comfortable. Since it was off season we didn't experience the creamery but will book again in the warmer weather
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable and convenient
The Colonial Inn is a quaint place set back on the main strip. It is very convenient for walking around town. Our room was clean. We only stayed one night.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020