"The room was cute, like a bungalow. The 2 beds were comfortable and the room had a microwave and mini fridge. The shower was single stall phone booth ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 Nov 2015

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Hotel Description

Hotel near State University of New York-Potsdam in Potsdam

In Potsdam

You'll find State University of New York-Potsdam and Clarkson University within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are St Lawrence University Golf Course and St. Lawrence Power And Equipment Museum.

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 18 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include hair dryers, showers, and ironing boards.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
C$81 per night

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Scottish Inns Potsdam ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scottish Inns Potsdam

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised with this in. I stayed in the small round building- which had high ceilings with beams. Very clean retro-decorated rooms. Quiet. Would certainly stay again. Not much for breakfast but the local Bagelry shop fillled this gap.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
Clean, easy acess to Ckarkson Univ. Beds comfortable

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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3 out of 5

Nothing extravagant

Pros: The clerk was very pleasant, the convenience to the college
Cons: Larger shower and higher shower head. Also provide directions on how to set the thermostat.
Location: It is about 5 minutes from Clarkson U. There is a nice breakfast spot between hotel and Clarskon, the food was good and it was not pricey.
The room was cute, like a bungalow. The 2 beds were comfortable and the room had a microwave and mini fridge. The shower was single stall phone booth sized and perfect if you are under 5'5, my son is 6'2 and had a hard time with it. The room was very cold when we entered and it took a while for the room to heat up with the smal heater in the room. There was also an odd scent to the room, like a floral cleanser. The man who checked us in I assume was the owner was very pleasant and helpful. Don't plan on the continental breakfast, there is coffee, powdered creamer, cereal and some muffins. It isn't set up with tables to sit at and there wasn't a table in the room. It was perfect for the quick overnight for a college visit without breaking the bank. I would stay again but now know to plan an alternate breakfast. I would also bring some Febreeze spray.

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2015

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2 out of 5

Not worth the money or stress

Checked in in the evening. First of all the lobby had cheap incense burning on the counter which blew in face at the counter. My clothes and hair smelled badly when I stepped out to car, family told me I smelled. Room smelled of cigarette smoke and asked for a no smoking room , they changed room and this one had dirty ( food?) on curtains and smeared on bedspread, and a hole in the sheets. No thermostat for heat control and a little heater in bathroom Only on when light is on. Not a restful night.

Posted by , from ny on 28 Mar. 2015

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4 out of 5

Reasonable Price

Very friendly front desk clerk whom I assume was the owner. The reasonable price was worth the overnight stay. 

Posted by , from Rochester, NY on 18 Sep. 2013

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3 out of 5

Fine for a short stay.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, close to suny potsdam.
Stayed one night to visit kids who live in the area. Room was clean. Staff was friendly. Had a mini-fridge and microwave in the room. Bring your own towels, theirs were VERY thin and there were no extras. Continental breakfast wasn't extensive but enough to start the day: coffee, juice, cereal, packaged bakery items. Would work for parents/students checking out area colleges.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on 3 Apr. 2013

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4 out of 5

Room was clean and comfortable.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
If you are looking for an affordable place to stay with comfortable beds this is it.

Posted by , from Peekskill, NY, USA on 17 Oct. 2012

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2 out of 5

The hosts were friendly, ample parking, reasonable price, and free internet is a plus but......

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Poor breakfast
Some updating would go a long way here. There is a blinking lit reader board sign on the street, hardly an ambience builder. They use a plastic backed mattress cover that feels awful, never mind the crunchy noise it makes. I removed it at once. I'm not a baby that wets the bed, what's with that? The towels felt like sand paper and the room needs new carpet and drapes. They should have invested in the rooms, not that sign on the road. Skip the "Continental" breakfast unless you like plastic wrapped "pastries" probably from X Mart and powdered "cream" in your coffee. Not what I consider food and not worth offering. With a little style these folks could be doing a better business.

Posted by , from Vermont, USA on 14 May 2012

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1 out of 5

Terrible place to stay

Pros: Quiet
Rooms were VERY small, smaller than the average hotel room. The place was falling apart inside, cracked tiles on the bathroom floor, old old curtains, windows old and rotting. The entire room smelled like mold and mildew...which threw my sinuses for a loop. Absolutely disguisting smelling. Almost slept in my SVU.

Posted by , from Rotterdam, NY on 17 Apr. 2012

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3 out of 5

Good deal for the money

In the interest of saving money, I would stay here again.

Posted by on 16 Nov. 2011

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About the Scottish Inns Potsdam

Location 7575 US Route 11, Potsdam, NY 13676

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) (217.6 km / 135.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Scottish Inns Potsdam offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Scottish Inns Potsdam
  • Scottish Potsdam
  • Scottish Inns Potsdam Hotel Potsdam
  • Nomad Hotel Potsdam
  • Nomad Motel Potsdam

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).