Where To Stay In Watkins Glen, New York - Updated 2021

places to stay in watkins glen

Unless you’re a fan of NASCAR, known as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, chances are high that you might not have heard of the village of Watkins Glen located in the state of New York. This charming and historic village may be the host of the renowned Watkins Glen International racing track, but its scenic surroundings and quaint lifestyle are more than enough to attract city dwellers to stay for the weekend. Those who love hiking or cycling can explore the gorge trail at Watkins Glen State Park that features 19 waterfalls along the path. You could also plan a road trip to the Finger Lakes Region where you can indulge in wine or beer tastings at breweries and wineries. Wondering where to stay in Watkins Glen, New York? If you are heading up to Watkins Glen for the weekend, have a look below at our recommended list of places to stay.


1. Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (from USD 197)

One of the first things you look for while searching for accommodation is its location, and the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel does not fail in this aspect. It is located along the Seneca Lake in the Fingers Lake region and is the perfect base to explore nearby distilleries and other amenities. The hotel offers a range of deluxe guestrooms and suites, many of which have balconies and beautiful views of the lake. Rooms are air-conditioned and have quality bed linen to make your rest comfortable. You can enjoy meals at the on-site bar and grill restaurant, swim a couple of laps at the indoor pool or get some work done at the business center.

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Address: 16 N. Franklin St.

Newspapers Horse riding WiFi available in all areas Laundry Temporary art galleries Private parking Pool/beach towels Concierge service


2. Spacious apartment near waterfront parks (from USD 135)

Located just two blocks away from Seneca Lake, this spacious apartment is ideal for a party of six people. There are three bedrooms that are furnished with a queen-sized bed, a double bed and a single bed. If needed, an air mattress is also provided for your use. You can also make use of the fully equipped kitchen to cook simple meals. Guests coming with small children will be glad to know that the accommodation is child-proof but do feel to contact the owners if you require additional proofing. The accommodation is also within walking distance of two waterfront parks and a shopping district.

Spacious apartment near waterfront.
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
230 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(extras like curling iron hair dryer iron food processor even) organic soaps and kitchen spices to use
fast wifi and a nice little smart tv
beds were comfortable and there were extra pillows and linens available
plenty of fast hot water and heaters to keep it all comfortable
by the time we got back from a hike the apt was at a good temp for sleeping
it’s super clean and there were plenty of towels and blankets
very clean and well stocked with everything you need
it was very clean and the bed was comfy
clean comfortable beds roomy plenty of kitchen items extra towels etc
place was clean and comfortable for our stay
wonderful host who goes the extra mile to make sure guests feel welcome
host is very professional responsive and kind
jylle is an excellent host
jylle is a very kind host and was very responses to all of our needs
jylle was quick to respond and a great host yet again
location is great and the main strip is within walking distance
the location is amazing
great location within walking distance of everything in watkins glen
very conveniently located and comfortable place
great place close to everywhere
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3. Self-contained unit near town amenities (from USD 204)

This little charming apartment, located on the top floor of an establishment, is conveniently within walking distance of town amenities and the Watkin Glens State Park. The owners are a hospitable bunch and enjoy interacting with guests, but would also give you privacy should you desire so. There are two full bathrooms and two bedrooms that come with a queen-sized bed, a double bed and two single beds. You may also use the fully equipped kitchen located downstairs. Do feel free to use the front portion of the porch that has been reserved exclusively for guests.

The Clementine
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
111 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses are comfortable and not noisy like most historic b&b furniture tends to be
high ceilings cheery decor such a cozy light-filled kitchen
generous-sized bedrooms and two great full bathrooms one with the original clawfoot tub
this is a nicely fixed up house that includes a private upstairs kitchen for guests
we were very comfortable and would definitely recommed the clementine
sparkling clean and homely feeling
the bathrooms are very clean with plenty of towels
clean comfortable and laid-back
overall the place was very clean and quiet
house was very clean
they were warm and gracious hosts
the owners were extremely nice
overall the stay was fine and the host was very nice
beautiful historic house with a lovely host
the owners maintained great contact with me about arrival and once there walked us through the home
location is very near to major attractions
the location is tops
great place close to everything
great location on a quiet street
location location location in a great neighborhood that is within walking distance to everything this town has to offer
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4. Cozy one-bedroom flat with two outdoor private decks (from USD 175)

This is another great vacation home that is conveniently located near downtown Watkin Glens. There might be only one bedroom with a double bed, but guests can also open up the sofa to form a bed for extra sleeping arrangements. Feel free to enjoy everything the house has to offer, such as a full bathroom with toiletries, a fully equipped kitchen, a large backyard with an outdoor fire pit, and a comfortable living room with an electric fireplace. You can also use the electric grills found on one of the outdoor decks and have your own barbecue session. Nothing is better than having great food with great company under the evening sky.

Cozy Headquarters in the Heart of the Fingerlakes
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
73 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i liked the balcony attached directly to the apartment
the bed was comfortable loved the front deck area to have coffee in the morning
lots of extras like shampoo conditioner and body wash in the shower
we loved our stay at the kelce's apartment
beautiful cross breezes through the apartment with the windows open
very nice and clean
clean newer amminitiies easy to find
great space very clean and quiet lots of nice touches
the house was very clean and stocked with essentials
very nice clean and accommodating place to stay
the host is very nice and showed us around the place when we checked in
our hosts left many thoughtful touches throughout the place
caitlin is a friendly and thoughtful host
the kelce's were the perfect hosts everything about checking in and checking out was so easy
very kind and accommodating and able to meet us when we arrived
location was great walking distance to many restaurants and bars
great location very walkable to downtown watkins glen
nice place in a nice location
it’s in walking distance to some great restaurants
wonderful place close to all you need in watkins glen
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5. Modern guesthouse with two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 135)

A party of seven guests should give this two-story modern and spacious guesthouse some serious consideration. Two bedrooms come with a queen-sized bed, a double bed and a single bed. The sofa in the living room can be opened up to form a queen-sized sleeper mattress. The guesthouse also has a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, a cozy living room, and an outdoor porch area that has a grill to be used for barbecue sessions. All in all, it is a very well-furnished and clean accommodation that will suit your needs. The owner will be on call and will be glad to assist you should anything arise.

Madison Guest House South
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
58 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wish it was wiped down prior so we felt comfortable using the grill and chairs
he left great snacks and breakfast items which was so thoughtful we would certainly stay again
good location plenty of space ample street parking and in-unit laundry
very clean and well kept
very clean peaceful and relaxing place to stay
the house was comfortable and very clean
perfect area this place was clean and pretty good size too
clean spacious and accommodating right in the heart of town
travis was super responsive the check in process was very easy
travis was a thoughtful host and provided us with fresh bagels apples yogurt and orange juice
super thoughtful host and overall just a great stay
travis is friendly and helpful
travis is an excellent host and i will be back
great place in a great location
great location central to different stores/bars/restaurants and the glen
great house location and everything was perfect
also at a great location for the seneca wine trail
great location everything as advertised
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6. Victorian-themed vacation home with a large front porch (from USD 164)

Beautiful wood floorings in the living room, a full bathroom with toiletries and a large front porch overlooking Lafayette Park - these are just some of the perks that you will get to enjoy if you choose to stay in this charming Victorian-themed home. The only bedroom in the house has a queen-sized bed, and you can also convert the living room sofa into a bed as well. If you are into cooking, you will love the fully equipped vintage-style kitchen that has modern appliances. You can also find washer and dryer machines to do your laundry. The accommodation is also within walking distance to nearby restaurants and bars.

Seneca Victorian Charmer
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
83 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable and the other amenities great
the bedroom is very comfortable and the living room is great for relaxing and playing games
the space is very comfortable with some lovely woodwork in the living area
pretty large space as well full kitchen/living/dining room
i also really appreciated all the room to unpack my things and how neat and tidy everything was
the house was very clean and had everything we needed
the house was extremely clean
very clean accommodating and quick to respond when needed
the house was well decorated and clean
the house was sparkling clean and jen left great amenities
she was also very responsive and provided great recommendations for us in our trip
jen was very accommodating and a great host
what a lovely apartment—and a gracious host we loved our quick stay in the victorian charmer
jen is an amazing host very quick to respond and help if there were any questions or issues
the home was clean and the owner took great care to make sure we had a comfortable stay
great location within walking distance to restaurants downtown
cute place in a great location in watkins glen
great location there are tons of things to do within walking distance
the location of jen's house is perfect
the location is great and within walking distance to the lake town restaurants and grocery stores
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7. Spacious two-bedroom vacation home in Finger Lakes Wine Country (from USD 211)

Located along an old race track on a hill, this vacation rental has beautiful scenic views of the surrounding areas. The living room is extremely spacious, and it blends in well with the dining area. A washer and dryer machine have also been placed here for your convenience. You also have access to a large and brightly lit fully equipped kitchen where you and your friends can cook delicious meals together. Upstairs, you will find two bedrooms that come with two queen-sized comfortable beds. There is also a full bathroom that comes with toiletries. In the evening, pop open a bottle of wine and relax in the front porch while gazing out into the horizon. If you are thinking of heading out, Seneca Lake or one of the signature wineries are just a short drive away.

Spacious Sanctuary in the Heart of Wine Country
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
89 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really spacious comfortable apartment with great amenities and views
had everything we needed for a comfortable stay even with our dogs
i have to say it felt more like a house than an apt it's that roomy
adorable place with plenty of room of my family and i
great place warm and comfortable
everything was clean and tidy
it is very clean with lots of extra touches
well cared for and clean home
great spot the place was clean and had everything you needed
great place very clean everything you need and then some
lovely place with great hosts
the owners are very welcoming
caitlin ed & pam were great hosts
the hosts are incredibly thoughtful including every amenity you might need during your stay
the place and the hosts were perfect for us
excellent location walking distance to downtown watkins glen
best location in watkins glen
perfect location for touring around the wineries
great house great location great price
great location and within waking distance to coffee shop restaurants and bars
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Enjoy the tranquil life of Watkin Glens country

If you ever need to escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the city, Watkin Glens is an ideal place to spend the weekend or even a few days. With activities like wine-tasting, hiking, and NASCAR racing, this small town has enough attractions to warrant a much-needed retreat for everyone and anyone. Have fun!

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