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Belhurst Castle
3.5 out of 5
4069 West Lake Road, Geneva, NY
The price is $195 per night
11.37 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (178 reviews)
Worth the trip

"Just what I thought it would be friendly service. Beautiful surroundings food was excellent in both restaurants. Fire pit outside stonecutters is a great place to meet other or just chat with the ones you came with. Fireplace in room are wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Belhurst Castle
The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
3.5 out of 5
5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night
12.68 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (269 reviews)

"Hotel and staff was great. Love the view! It does seem like it’s time to update the rooms. They seem updated."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
142 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $94 per night
7.72 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (642 reviews)

"Loved it! Beautiful room and lobby. Extremely clean. Lovely pool and spa. Some changes for current virus situation such as take out breakfast that was very good."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Geneva Finger Lakes
3 out of 5
383 Hamilton St, Geneva, NY
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night
12.97 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (318 reviews)

"Clean, attractive and easy to find what I needed. In a good part of town with access to everything."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Geneva Finger Lakes
Microtel by Wyndham Penn Yan Finger Lakes Region
3 out of 5
124 Elm St, Penn Yan, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night
7.68 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (772 reviews)

"Room was clean and friendly staff. Internet connection was weak. Great central location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Microtel by Wyndham Penn Yan Finger Lakes Region
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Geneva
2 out of 5
550 Hamilton St, Geneva, NY
The price is $74 per night
13.05 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,385 reviews)

"they are set up for social distancing and keeping place as clean as possible"…"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Geneva
Hampton Inn Geneva
2.5 out of 5
43 Lake St, Geneva, NY
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The price is $95 per night
13.45 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (377 reviews)

"It was within walking distance of Seneca lake and if your worrried about safety the Geneva police department is right next door so know worries about crime. It's a quaint little town."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Hampton Inn Geneva
Hampton Inn by Hilton Penn Yan
2.5 out of 5
110 Mace Street, Penn Yan, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night
8.19 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (357 reviews)

"Staff friendly, bed very comfortable, will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Penn Yan
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seneca Falls
2 out of 5
1966 Route 5 And 20, Waterloo, NY
The price is $90 per night
15.71 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (923 reviews)
Would definitely recommend!

"Perfect for our weekend getaway. No complaints very clean!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seneca Falls
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort
3 out of 5
41 Lake Front Blvd, Geneva, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night
13.06 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,489 reviews)

"I liked everything about it. With the corona virus it was a little hard to hang downstairs and socialize but we still had fun."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort
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Visiting Seneca Lake

Travelers to Seneca Lake give high marks for the array of wineries, lakeside setting, and beautiful waterfalls. Scenic and relaxing, this city attracts tourists with its breweries and university setting. Top sights in the city include Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen International, and Cayuga Lake.

  • There are 307 hotels and other accommodations in Seneca Lake
  • The closest major airport is in Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional), 26.6 mi (42.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County), 35.6 mi (57.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Seneca Lake

Cultural venues in the city include Old Havana Courthouse Theatre, Arts Center of Yates County, and Women's Rights National Historical Park. Notable city landmarks like Rose Hill Mansion and Peter Whitmer Log Home might be worth a visit. The lakeside and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Watkins Glen State Park, Cayuga Lake, and Sampson State Park.

In Seneca Lake, you'll find 307 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • Idlwilde Inn - Our customers like the central location and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Magnolia Place Bed & Breakfast - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and central location.

Other favorite sights in Seneca Lake include Watkins Glen International, Waterloo Premium Outlets, and Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. Popular places to visit in the area include Keuka Lake, located 17.8 mi (28.6 km) from the heart of the city, and Ithaca Commons, which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

Dressing for Seneca Lake

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 49°F during the day and 17°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 80°F, while the average at night is 31°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 82°F with nighttime averages of 47°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 66°F and nighttime averages of 19°F
  • About 32.23 inches of rain falls on Seneca Lake each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 18°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Seneca Lake?
The Inns of Aurora is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers a private beach and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Cayuga Lake. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Idlwilde Inn and The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Seneca Lake, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Seneca Lake.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Seneca Lake?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Seneca Lake, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Seneca Lake?
Based on reviews, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seneca Falls is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Geneva and OYO Hotel Starlite Seneca Falls.
What's the best hotel for families in Seneca Lake?
The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars is a top 3.5-star inn on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Canandaigua. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Seneca Lake Sprayground.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Seneca Lake?
Americas Best Value Inn Geneva is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with in-room washers/dryers for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Manchester Inn by Magnuson Worldwide and Geneva On The Lake.
What's the best boutique hotel in Seneca Lake?
The Gould Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar.
What are some accommodations with pools in Seneca Lake?
Microtel by Wyndham Penn Yan Finger Lakes Region is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool, and free breakfast. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Geneva Finger Lakes and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Geneva Finger Lakes.
What is the best spa hotel in Seneca Lake?
Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites is a top spa hotel featuring an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Kick back and relax in the spa tub. Other popular spa hotels in Seneca Lake include Rustic Log Cabin Retreat, Cayuga Wine Trail, Dogs Welcome, Open Year-round and Quality Inn near Finger Lakes and Seneca Falls.
How is it staying in Seneca Lake?
Travelers to Seneca Lake give high marks for the array of wineries, lakeside setting, and beautiful waterfalls. Scenic and relaxing, this city attracts tourists with its breweries and university setting. Top sights in the city include Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen International, and Cayuga Lake. In Seneca Lake, there are 399 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Seneca Lake?
Cultural venues include Old Havana Courthouse Theatre, Arts Center of Yates County, and Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Landmarks like Rose Hill Mansion and Peter Whitmer Log Home might be worth a visit. The lakeside and hiking trails highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Watkins Glen State Park, Cayuga Lake, and Sampson State Park.

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