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Best Watertown hotels

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Travelodge by Wyndham Watertown - Watertown - Restaurant
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Comfort Inn & Suites Watertown - 1000 Islands - Watertown - Lounge
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hampton Inn Watertown
8.6 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Harbor House Inn
9.1 Wonderful
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi

When to book a hotel in Watertown

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Top tips for finding Watertown hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Watertown, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Watertown in December and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Watertown if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Watertown found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $148, while the most expensive was $183.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Watertown for 1 day.
  • Looking for a unique vacation experience? Relax in a tranquil spot outside of town while staying on a working dairy farm at the Country Cousins Farm Cabin, just 15 km north of the Waterford’s city center.
  • If you’re traveling on a budget, the northern city suburb of Pamelia Center is only about 8 km from the center of the city and usually offers cheaper room rates. The Royal Inn Motel offers basic comforts to its guests at a budget-friendly price.
  • Many hotels in the area have amenities that cater to the business traveler. If you’re traveling to Watertown on business, you may consider the Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands, which has conference rooms and a business center and is convenient to many of the area’s largest businesses as well as the golf course at Ive’s Hill Country Country Club.
  • The Dry Hill Ski Area is a fun, family-friendly destination for skiing, tubing and snowboarding. The Watertown Center neighborhood south of Watertown’s city center is the neighborhood closest to the ski area, and the Relax Inn Watertown and Watertown Budget Inn are two of the hotels located in Watertown Center.
  • Staying in town for an extended period? Look for a Watertown hotel with suites that are set up for longer stays. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites and the Candlewood Suites Watertown-Fort Drum both offer rooms with kitchenettes as well as laundry service, and Candlewood Suites allows pets.
  • The Sanfords Four Corners area just north of the Watertown, NY city center is convenient for travelers visiting the Fort Drum military base. Try the Quality Inn & Suites Watertown Fort Drum, which has a fitness center and also offers an airport shuttle.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Watertown

  • Where is the best place to stay near Watertown’s historic downtown area?

    The Best Western Watertown Fort Drum is just steps away from the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum in the historic district and is one of the few hotels in the heart of the city. This hotel features an indoor pool, and pets are allowed upon request.

  • In what neighborhood should I stay if I’m arriving at the Watertown International Airport?

    The neighborhood surrounding the Salmon Run Mall is quite convenient to the airport. The Ramada by Wyndham Watertown is one of the hotels in this area that offers a free airport shuttle service.

  • What is the best Watertown area to stay in when vacationing with children?

    The Route 3 corridor just east of I-81 is a central location, within 6 km of the Zoo New York, the Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk Park, and the activities at the Sci-Tech Museum and other downtown sights. There are a number of family-friendly hotels to choose from in this area, including the Hampton Inn Watertown, which has an indoor pool and free hot breakfast buffet.

  • Are there any Watertown hotels that have water views?

    Many travelers who are seeking premium water views stay at hotels overlooking Back River Bay off Lake Ontario. The Marina Inn and Suites and the Harbor House Inn are two hotels with views of the harbor.

  • What are the best hotels near New York State Zoo at Thompson Park?

    New York State Zoo at Thompson Park being one of the most popular landmarks in Watertown, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Best Western Watertown Fort Drum is a recommended hotel on KAYAK within walking distance.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Watertown?

    KAYAK users have found double rooms in Watertown for as cheap as $47 in the last 3 days. The average price is $140.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Watertown?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Watertown with free breakfast or free parking. Hotels with free parking in Watertown include Best Western Watertown Fort Drum and Travelodge by Wyndham Watertown.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Watertown?

    The most sought-after amenities KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Watertown are: pool and pet friendly.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Watertown?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Watertown districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Watertown city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Watertown hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Watertown that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Travelodge by Wyndham Watertown, Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands and Best Western Watertown Fort Drum.

Where to stay in Watertown?

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