Reviewed 22 September, 2021
Really beautiful, old-fashioned, comfortable. We had a charming room with TWO easy chairs, so no one had to spend the evening sitting on the bed. Breakfast was pretty spare because of Covid, but the staff was consistently attentive and helpful all round. We had a good dinner in the elegant dining room.
P.S. The wi-fi service is awful.
Comfortable historic in
Reviewed 12 August, 2021
This hotel was built in 1835, but has all the 21st century comforts. There are loads of antiques, and comfy beds, lots of towels and a strong shower
The staff is delightful and helpful.
We ate dinner - see picture of spectacular popover-and breakfast there and both meals were very good.
The other picture is of an old telephone closet - what people did before cell phones.
I hope to go back.
Excellent food in the tavern
Reviewed 10 July, 2021
My wife and I had a very nice dinner in the tavern, where we have dined before but had forgotten how good the food can be! The crab cake appetizer was very nicely done, as was my beef on kummelwick. This was not exactly the "beef on wick" I grew up with in western New York--it was better! Nice tender slices of sirloin served with a tasty dipping sauce. My wife had the stir fried vegetables and crusted tuna, which was also very good. We topped it off with the flourless dark chocolate cake, which was very tasty. The service was good, if a bit rushed, but it was busy and our waitress was doing her best to keep up. Overall, a great, casual place to go for a nice meal!
Note: we did not stay at the hotel/inn.
One night while visiting Colgate
Reviewed 23 June, 2021
My daughter and I stayed in this hotel for one night when we were on a recent college tour trip. We were in the area to visit Colgate University. Lincklaen House is about a 25 minute drive up some lovely country roads to get to Colgate. This hotel is so quaint and historic and it's located on a great little main street. We were greeted by a very friendly woman who was genuinely happy to be there and was incredibly nice. We received keys to our room (yes, actual keys)! and headed up to the 2nd floor. I don't think there are elevators (not that I saw anyway) so that is something to be aware of but she did immediately ask if we needed help with our bags (we didn't but appreciated the offer).
The room we were in had 2 double beds and was comfortable. The only 2 things I'd mention about the room that might be good to know is, since this is an old building there are not many outlets for charging phones/computers, etc. We unplugged a lamp so we could charge a phone. The other thing is that the windows only have blinds and no curtains. I like my room to be dark so that the sun doesn't wake me up in the morning. That being said, the blinds are very sold and did a pretty good job of blocking out the light, it just wasn't totally dark. Also, you do hear street noise but it didn't really bother me except for a couple of loud trucks that went by over night. We had a window A/C unit that kept our room comfortable so that was nice.
We ate dinner at the attached pizza place (the Tavern was closed). Apparently the tavern, pizza place and restaurant in the hotel can all serve from the same menu so that was nice for us. We were able to charge our food to the room. They had a continental breakfast in the morning and because of covid, there were limited items. They did have fruit, yogurt, english muffins, juice, milk, coffee. You could sit in the small eating area or take it out on the pretty little outdoor patio but it was too cold and rainy for us to do that.
Overall a great stay and a great price. We wished we had more time there to explore the hotel and the town. I would definitely stay again if we're in the area.
Nice but a little disappointed
Reviewed 11 April, 2021
Hotel is pretty, room was nice but very warm with no actual temperature control. No screens so could not open windows for relief. Also no fridge in the room which was difficult for me as I need insulin and it has to be refrigerated. My ice packs only lasted so long so I wound up losing almost a full insulin pen as I had no way to keep it cold.