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Watertown New York Accommodations

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The Watertown center point is around the area of Sci Tech Center of Northern Ny and the area of Dry Hill Ski Area.

Located in Upstate New York, Watertown is the perfect vacation destination if you love extreme sports and other outdoor activities. Thanks to the Adirondack River, you can explore numerous adventures on the water, but you can also go hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and boating in this area. It's the perfect place to visit if you love New York, but you'd rather avoid the big city. More from this guide...

Watertown Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Best Western Watertown Fort Drum 300 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$65
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Rodeway Inn Watertown Ny - Watertown
+1-888-305-3366
652 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • 4 suites in property
  • Excellent hotel
Econo Lodge Watertown : 1030 Arsenal St.
+1-800-881-1523
1030 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Beds need improvement
  • Continental breakfast was good
Watertown Comfort Inn & Suites in Watertown 110 Commerce Park Dr., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Inexpensive Lake property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Location convenient
  • Check in smoothly
Fairfield Inn & Suites Watertown Thousand Islands : 250 Commerce Park Dr. 250 Commerce Park Dr., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Hotel has 18 suites
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • So many stores
From$95
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Hampton Inn Watertown : 155 Commerce Park Dr. 155 Commerce Park Dr., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Plenty of food options
  • Average comfort
From$89
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watertown Thousand Island
+1-888-690-5281
1290 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
  • Most guests found the restaurant service to be one of the best
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
Ramada Watertown 6300 Arsenal St. Jefferson, Watertown, NY 13601
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Rooms are not good
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Calcium 8000 Virginia Smith Dr., Calcium, NY 13616 ~5.40 miles northeast of Watertown
  • Economical Rural property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
Candlewood Suites Watertown / Fort Drum 26513 Herrick Dr., Evans Mills, NY 13637 ~5.73 miles northeast of Watertown
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 112 rooms
  • Noise level is acceptable
  • Most guests thought it was clean
Days Inn Evans Mills / Fort Drum in Evans Mills 25940 Us Route 11, Evans Mills, NY 13637 ~5.95 miles northeast of Watertown
  • 2 star Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 57 rooms
Pleasant Night Inn 30 North Broad St., Carthage, NY 13619 ~14.17 miles east of Watertown
  • Inexpensive Rural property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Rooms are not good
  • New hotel
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel 200 Riverside Dr., Clayton, NY 13624 ~20.44 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 9 suites
Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay 17 Holland St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 ~25.20 miles north of Watertown
  • Midscale Riverfront property
  • Hotel has 128 rooms
Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 ~25.37 miles north of Watertown
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • Most guests criticized the unstylish hotel
Gananoque Inn & Spa - Gananoque
+1-888-305-3366
550 Stone St. South, Gananoque, ON K7G2A8 ~27.15 miles northwest of Watertown
  • 3-star hotel
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$99
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Comfort Inn & Suites Thousand Islands Harbour District : 22 Main St. 22 Main St., Gananoque, ON K7G2L7 ~27.28 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Low-priced hotel
  • 62 sleeping rooms in hotel
Colonial Resort & Spa in Gananoque 780 King St. West, Gananoque, ON K7G2H5 ~27.66 miles northwest of Watertown
  • 3-star Downtown property
From$80
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Travelodge Gananoque / 1000 Islands
+1-866-221-8581
785 King St. East, Gananoque, ON K7G1H4 ~27.69 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Low Cost hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
Ramada Gananoque Provincial Inn : 846 King St. East 846 King St. East, Gananoque, ON K7G1H3 ~27.71 miles northwest of Watertown
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gananoque : 777 King St. East 777 King St. East, Gananoque, ON K7G1H4 ~27.71 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
  • For only 67%, the bathroom was ok
From$70
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Country Squire Resort in Gananoque 715 King St. East, Gananoque, ON K7G1H4 ~27.73 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • The majority of guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Good service
Quality Inn & Suites in Gananoque 650 King St. East, Gananoque, ON K7G1H3 ~27.74 miles northwest of Watertown
  • Cheap property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Rooms could be cleaner
General Wolfe Hotel in Wolfe Island
+1-800-881-1523
1237 Highway 96, Wolfe Island, ON K0H2Y0 ~30.22 miles northwest of Watertown
  • High end Rural hotel
  • 2 suites in property
Knights Inn Pulaski
+1-888-283-3404
3723 3724 State Route 13, Pulaski, NY 13142 ~30.79 miles south of Watertown
  • Two star property
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Outside of outdoor adventures, you'll find plenty of other things to love about this town. If you've never tasted fresh cider before, for instance, visit the Burrville Cider Mill. This venue features an extensive menu that includes unique drinks like cider slushes as well as edible treats like donuts and other pastries. The best time to visit is in the fall; your cup of hot cider will protect you against the chill in the air.

The New York State Zoo is another popular attraction, especially among kids. There's a butterfly habitat that proves particularly beautiful during the spring. Plus, the petting zoo lets kids and adults pet and feed several adorable creatures, from miniature horses and donkeys to goats.

If you're in the mood for some retail therapy, visit Salmon Run Mall, which features department stores as well as smaller venues. There's also the Jefferson County Historical Society, which proves extremely popular among history buffs. You'll especially love the restored water wheel, but there are several other artifacts and exhibits to keep you entertained for a couple of hours.

Whether you're in town for adventure, play, or relaxation, Watertown offers it all. You'll find yourself charmed by the quaint downtown and humbled by the majesty of the surrounding countryside. All you need is a great hotel and a plan to get here.

Best Time to Visit Watertown, NY

You can visit Watertown at any time of year, but most people choose the summer months. The warm temperatures make outdoor activities even more enjoyable, and its convenient with couples who have kids. However, the high tourist traffic incentivizes hotels to increase their prices, so you might choose another season if you don't want to pay top dollar for lodging.

The winter months also become crowded in Watertown thanks to the winter sports scene. For instance, many people spend hours — or even days — at the Dry Hill Ski Area. It's the perfect place for beginners to learn how to ski thanks to the low slopes and abundant powder. You can rent skis from a nearby outfitter and take the do-it-yourself route. Alternatively, book a lesson with a ski instructor.

If you're not interested in snow sports, the shoulder seasons offer the perfect opportunity to visit Watertown. The mild temperatures, lack of tourists, and waning hotel prices combine to create the ideal atmosphere for budget-conscious consumers who don't like to spend their vacations fighting crowds. Spring means lots of animal sightings in the natural areas, but can introduce uncomfortable allergens, while fall brings out the golden foliage and generally experiences less rain.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Watertown, NY:

seasonality of hotel rates in Watertown

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Watertown, NY. Analyze these charts to evaluate the best time to book a room in Watertown for any future trips.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Watertown, NY

4 Star Average Prices: $266.21

If you're after a more opulent Watertown experience, try the Hampton Inn Watertown. The hotel's modern facade hints at the equally modern interior design, which involves lots of clean lines, accent colors, and smooth finishes. It's only one mile from downtown Watertown, and all you have to do is jump on I-8 to get there. You'll enjoy a free hot breakfast every morning, which includes the usual staples as well as breakfast meats, pancakes, omelets, and other tasty treats.

The rooms and suites at this hotel feature pillowtop mattresses, premium linens, and upscale toiletries. You'll also have a lap desk so you can work on your laptop or enjoy a meal in bed. The Clean and Fresh Hampton Beds promise a great night's sleep, and each room comes with abundant pillows so you can find the perfect sleeping position.

You'll also find the Fairfield Inn & Suites Watertown Thousand Islands quite luxurious. All guest rooms come with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers. In the spacious bathrooms, you'll find Paul Mitchel-branded toiletries, and the triple-sheeted beds feature smooth white linens and fluffy pillows. The hotel offers a fitness center, spa, convenience store, and indoor pool.

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Watertown, NY

3 Star Average Prices: $110.20

From its charming exterior to its convenient location along Interstate 81, the Econo Lodge is one of the most budget-friendly hotels in Water town, but it offers plenty to appreciate. At this hotel, you'll start each morning with a free "Easy Starts" continental breakfast, which comes with a variety of choices including hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, pastries, waffles, and muffins. You can also drink all the coffee or juice you want. Over breakfast, peruse the free daily newspaper so you know what's going on in the world.

The Econo Lodge has an indoor heated pool, which you can use for fitness or play, depending on your mood. There's also a hot tub if you need to soak your sore muscles after a day of white water rafting, kayaking, or hiking. The rooms feature triple-sheeted beds in queen or king size as well as brightly colored accents and complimentary toiletries. You'll get free wireless internet access as well as the use of the guest laundry facilities.

The Ramada Watertown offers another affordable choice. Its rooms aren't as well-appointed as those at the Econo Lodge, but it offers more amenities that might entice some visitors. For instance, there's a pool for splashing around and swimming laps as well as a gym if you want to keep up with your workout regimen. You can take your meals in the on-site restaurant or order room service so you can enjoy your food in private.

Take advantage of the shuttle, which will take you just about anywhere in town. There's an on-site ATM for those times when you need cash on hand, and the in-house bar allows you to sip a few cocktails or glasses of wine without having to drive back to the hotel. Plus, you get free high-speed wireless internet access throughout the hotel, including in your guest room or suite.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Watertown

2 Star Average Prices: $83.48

2 Star Hotel Prices in Watertown

Which Watertown hotels have real discounts?

Hotels like the Best Western Watertown Fort Drum and the Hampton Inn Watertown offer discounts for senior citizens and AAA members. You'll just need identification to claim your discounted rate. Other hotels, such as the Econo Lodge, will knock up to 10 percent off your bill if you've ever served in the military. Government workers, such as contractors and agency employees, can also take a discount when they stay at this hotel.

Best Value Hotel Options in Watertown, NY

You'll get plenty of value at the Best Western Watertown Fort Drum. A stay at this hotel comes with free breakfast, Wi-Fi, daily newspapers, and wireless printing. There's an indoor pool and hot tub, sauna, fitness center, business center, and cocktail lounge. The on-site restaurant serves delicious meals in the venue, but you can also order room service if you're after a little privacy. At the front desk, you can borrow board games and other toys for children, and there's a guest-use laundromat if you need to refresh your wardrobe.

Rooms at the Best Western Watertown Fort Drum come with 42-inch flat-screen televisions with expanded cable channels, DVD players, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, and alarm clocks. If you want to watch a movie and you can't find anything on TV, visit the front desk to borrow a film for use in your room.

Adventure Sports Opportunities in Watertown, NY

When you feel like testing your mettle and getting a little sweaty, Watertown won't disappoint. Perhaps the most popular adventure sport in this area is white water rafting. The Black River offers plenty of surprises along its sinuous route, and with the right outfitter, you can have an amazingly daring experience. Most outfitters will stop along the ride so customers can grab a drink and a snack and appreciate the scenery. You can also dive into the water at certain points and go for a swim.

If you prefer to go it alone, consider kayaking down the river. It takes a little more skill, so consider beefing up your kayaking skills before you take up this challenge. You'll need to rent a kayak from a local venue or bring your own. Additionally, you might need park passes and other permissions, so check with the local authorities before you put your craft in the water.

You might also want to go hiking in the Adirondacks. The trails range from fairly easy to extremely difficult, so assess your fitness level before you embark on your excursion. Pack plenty of water and a few energy-fueling snacks for your trek, and don't forget your camera because you'll want to capture the beauty you witness.

Now that you're ready for adventure and other entertainment in Watertown, you can select the best hotel for you and your traveling companions and start dreaming about your vacation. As soon as you arrive, you'll feel the stress melt away.

What did travelers think of the city of Watertown?

Below are reviews of the city of Watertown, NY from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great variety"
Score 4.0 / 5

Variety of places to eat and things to do in spare time.

Crystal C., from 15-Mar-2017
"Convenient Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was great location close to many things.

Darlene C., from 01-Jan-2016
"Watertown NY has great shopping."
Score 4.0 / 5

Watertown is a very vibrant little city. They have quite a few shopping stores. We had a very relaxing weekend getaway. We look forward to spending future weekends in this fun little town.

Ted T., from 23-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Watertown, NY shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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