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4.5 out of 5

"Friendly staff, very accommodating, a very nice boutique hotel " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 25 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

3.5-star Victorian hotel near State University of New York-Potsdam

City center stay

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Potsdam hotel, you'll find State University of New York-Potsdam and Clarkson University. Postwood Park is within 6 miles (10 km) and St. Lawrence Power And Equipment Museum is within 9 miles (15 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 40 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, while refrigerators and microwaves offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, pillowtop beds, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$190* Per night/room 30 Jan. - 31 Jan.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Clarkson Inn ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Clarkson Inn

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Excellent customer service. I made a reservation on Travelocity and requested a handicap accessible room for my wife. They booked a room on the second floor and there are no elevators. Glad I called to confirm reservation. Room was beautiful and clean. Hospitality was top notch. I was greeted by name by the second day. Top notch facility.

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Dec. 2019 by Front Desk

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

5 out of 5
Excellent Stay!! Beautiful property and great service. Would highly recommend.

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Dec. 2019 by Patty

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next stay when you visit Potsdam.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful setting, ease to Clarkson college , spacious room, very clean

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Feb. 2019 by Patty

Thank you for your kind review. Our staff works very hard to meet our Customer's expectations. We hope you stay with us when you visit Potsdam again. The Clarkson Inn Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly staff, very accommodating, a very nice boutique hotel

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel convenient location

Everything was perfect. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, clean & comfortable room.

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2018

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5 out of 5

Can't imagine a better overnight experience!

Pros: Easier to answer the question what didn't we like about this hotel? Answer: nothing!
Cons: We didn't need it but, if it could be done without affecting the visual impact of the architecture (which was stunning), a lift might be helpful.
Location: We attended two CU hockey games (vs. Arizona State University), visited the Eisenhower Locks in Massena, and took in the boutique shops on Market St.
From the personal welcome upon our arrival to the heartfelt "have a great trip" as we departed, our experience couldn't have been better. Spacious and immaculate rooms... complementary "tea" in front of the fireplace in the gathering area... staff who were knowledgeable and kind (obviously well-trained)... a personalized letter of welcome from the manager... each staff person capable of functioning as an able concierge... all of it reflected the kind of experience one would expect from an upscale hotel charging two to three times as much. We came to see my alma mater Clarkson play hockey (which was quite enjoyable) but staying at the Clarkson Inn ended up being the highlight of the weekend. It "set the table" as it were, for one of the best get away weekends we've ever had!

Posted by , from Rochester, NY on 30 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Wrong weekend

Beautiful inn, lovely rooms, however spending Halloween weekend in a college town is never the best idea, especially when the hotel is located next to a very popular bar. The noise outside was understandable, but when I pay $176 for a night's stay I do not expect to be sharing the hotel with a bunch of noisy, door slamming, loud college students whose intent to is find a place to party. That part was very disappointing.

Posted by , from J on 2 Nov. 2015

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2 out of 5

No dogs,

Pros: clean
No dogs allowed, no easy handicap entrance, no wheelchair accessible shower. no meals except a major buffet breakfast, too tired from drive to get up for.

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2015

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About the The Clarkson Inn

Location 1 Main St, Potsdam, NY 13676

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Clarkson Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Potsdam hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1985
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Massena, NY (MSS-Massena Intl.) (35.6 km / 22.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Clarkson Inn offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Potsdam hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The English Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


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.


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 14 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Clarkson Inn
  • Clarkson Inn Potsdam
  • Clarkson Potsdam
  • The Clarkson Inn Hotel
  • The Clarkson Inn Potsdam
  • The Clarkson Inn Hotel Potsdam

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.