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"It was fine for what we needed. We didn't spend much time in the room but it was a tight fit, small room and poorly laid out. We needed a place to lay ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 11 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Clarkson University in Potsdam

In Potsdam

You'll find Clarkson University and Canton-Potsdam Hospital within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. St. Lawrence Health System and Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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. Hair dryers, showers, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$60* Per night/room Nov 3 - Nov 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Scottish Inns Potsdam ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scottish Inns Potsdam

Everyone (5) Family (3)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020

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4 out of 5
It was fine for what we needed. We didn't spend much time in the room but it was a tight fit, small room and poorly laid out. We needed a place to lay our heads for a few hours and it sufficed.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

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4 out of 5
No complaints except for the alarm clock going off at both of the rooms we rented!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019

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4 out of 5
Very clean. Great location. Friendly staff. Live this place

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

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4 out of 5
Location. While on main busy road was far enough back so noise wasn’t a problem.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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

Posted by on May 20, 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 Nov 22, 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 Mar 28, 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 Sep 18, 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 Apr 3, 2013

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About the Scottish Inns Potsdam

Location 7575 US Route 11, Potsdam, NY 13676

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. 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: Hancock Intl. Airport (SYR) (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.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • 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


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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 may be 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
  • Staffed front desk


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

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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).
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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.