Breathtaking Lake Views at The Hotel Laurel in Watkins Glen, New York

Each room at The Hotel Laurel offers a gorgeous lake view that every guest gets to experience throughout their stay from their own private balcony.

Our rooms offer quiet luxury in Watkins Glen, New York. From your arrival until it’s time for your departure, your lodging pleasure and comfort are our highest priority.

Family Atmosphere

Great Location

Cable TV & Free Wi-Fi

Rooms with Balconies

Air Conditioned Rooms

Food & Drinks Available

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Our restaurant at The Hotel Laurel at Seneca is a scratch kitchen, sit-down restaurant that provides fantastic service, so you can have a delicious, relaxing meal after enjoying everything Watkins Glen has to offer.


Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience and a delightful meal with a breathtaking view of the property and Seneca Lake. Eat in at the restaurant to watch the sunset, or take it back to your room with a fantastic view.

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Adventure is everywhere in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Sitting right on the southwest bed of Seneca Lake, our hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy all the attractions you can experience while you are in Watkins Glen. There are so many other places and activities to visit while staying at The Laurel At Seneca. Simply ask our staff, and we’ll be happy to help you plan an excursion.

Ready for adventure? Watkins Glen State Park is located just two miles from The Hotel Laurel. Day visitors in the park can enjoy the Olympic-size swimming pool, schedule hiking tours through the gorge, use the picnic facilities, visit Glen’s Stream, and go fishing in nearby Seneca Lake.

Experience the thrill of a NASCAR race with The Hotel Laurel as your home base. Watkins Glen International, nicknamed “The Glen,” is just six miles from The Hotel Laurel. The Glen offers many options, like driving the Watkins Glen International with your vehicle, getting the whole NASCAR experience, and much more.

Spend a day sailing on the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Seneca Sailing Adventures offers a two-hour adventure that sails up and views the historic sites on the south end of Seneca Lake. Seneca Sailing Adventures’ True Love has been in commission since 1925; before making Watkins Glen her current home, she sailed the deep blue sea of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and many winding rivers and canals.

Finger Lakes Wine Country has become a destination for vinophiles from across the globe. The Hotel Laurel is conveniently located to enjoy the 27 Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. Enjoy over 600 wine varietals, including Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and more.

There are many waterfalls in Schuyler County for you to explore when you visit Watkins Glen. Here are a few local waterfalls to add to your itinerary next time you visit: Aunt Sarah’s Falls, Deckertown Falls, Eagle Cliff Falls, Excelsior Glen, Shequaga Falls, Watkins Glen State Park, and many more in the surrounding area.

The craft beer industry is growing in Watkins Glen; Schuyler County has more brewery tasting rooms now than ever. Enjoy unique seasonal brews to rotating lists of largest, ales, sours, saison, stouts, or a Kölsch when you visit Watkins Glen and The Hotel Laurel at Seneca next.

When you visit Watkins Glen, don’t worry; if you are a hiking enthusiast, there are many trails to choose from. Some include Watkins Glen State Park, Finger Lakes National Forest, Catherine Valley Trail, Sugar Hill State Forest, and Finger Lakes Trail.

Franklin Street is one of the main drags of Watkins Glen. You don’t want to miss it if you like exploring the local shops and restaurants. Stroll from the lakefront down to the entrance to Watkins Glen State Park while stopping to wander in and out of stores and grab a bite to eat or drink.

The Farm Sanctuary is a 275-acre New York shelter home to more than 600 rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals. The sanctuary offers an hour-long shelter tour with a guide where you can meet the rescued residents. They also have a shop you can stop by, which contains literature, cookbooks, apparel, and other souvenirs to add to your collection from your trip.

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