Official Hotel of Watkins Glen International Opening Weekend

We are very excited to announce that we are the Official Hotel for the Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International Speedway! Opening Weekend is a thrilling event where you can take your vehicle out on the world-renowned road course for 3 paced laps for the cheap price of $25! The proceeds benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE Foundation.

Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International Speedway begins next weekend, April 8th and 9th! Gates open at 9:30 a.m, and will run all day until 3 p.m. Make sure to stop by and see our representatives that will be on location for the event the entire weekend, and see what exciting info and goodies that we will have to share! If you are interested in making a weekend out of it, Best Western Plus, the Hammondsport Hotel is a scenic and quick 17-mile drive from Watkins Glen International Speedway. It’s one of the closest branded hotels to the race track. Come out and enjoy some racing fun, and we look forward to seeing you at the track!

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Exciting Spring Events

Are you excited for green grass, warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days?  We are too!  Luckily, Spring season is right around the corner!  Our hotel is very fortunate to be located in one of the most scenic and eventful spots to enjoy during the Spring season.  So, get away for a bit and take advantage of the beautiful season with these upcoming Spring events.

Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Tapas & Wine Weekend

April 8th-9th 2017

10 AM to 5 PM both days

Enjoy delicious appetizer sample bites and wine pairings at nationally-recognized and award-winning wineries surrounding Keuka Lake.  The pairings are expert recommended and are certain to be a fan-favorite at your next social gathering.

By participating in this event, you will receive a few special gifts.  You will receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail wine glass, and an appetizer plate that has the ability to hold your wine glass and tapas on one plate.  Overall, you will get to experience 28 wine samples and more than a dozen food samples.

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Arts in Bloom: Steuben County Arts Trail

April 23rd 2017 – 10 AM to 7 PM

April 24th 2017 – 12 PM to 5 PM

Are you a fan of the arts? Then the “Arts in Bloom” event will be sure to delight you!  This event is designed to showcase the many talented artists throughout Steuben County.  There will be individual studio tours designed to provide the experience of a private art studio or workspace, along with work in progress, inspiration, creativity and finished work available for purchase.  Also, make sure to not miss featured performances by musicians, poets, dancers, and visual artists.  In addition, there will be mini instructional sessions that will be offered by local artists.

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Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Keuka in Bloom

May 6th-7th 2017

10 AM to 5 PM both days

In early May, come and enjoy world-class vintages and herb-inspired foods at Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s “Keuka in Bloom” event! You will get to sample 28 wine samples and more than a dozen food samples at nationally-recognized and award-winning wineries around Keuka Lake.  At each winery, you will receive one flower and one herb in a 4” pot and all ready to plant.  You will also receive a special Keuka Lake Wine Trail wine glass gift at your starting winery.  

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Enjoy Hammondsport With Us This Winter, and Take Advantage of These Excellent Deals! Three Nights for the Price of Two!

There’s so much to see and do in Hammondsport, so we’re giving you a free night’s stay when you purchase 2 nights to give you more time to explore! Come see why Hammondsport was voted one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel readers.

Check out these nearby attractions, all less than 5 miles away from the hotel:

-Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

-Finger Lakes Boating Museum

-Finger Lakes Beer Company

-Depot Park

-Keuka Bakery/Keuka Oil Company

-Union Block Italian Bistro

-Burgers and Beer Restaurant

-Pleasant Valley Wine Company

-Brewery of Broken Dreams

-Keuka Lake Vineyards

-Heron Hill Winery

And many other great shops, wineries, breweries, and restaurants in and around Hammondsport! This package includes a 3 night stay for the price of 2 nights at the brand new Best Western Plus® The Hammondsport Hotel, perfectly nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake. Also included is a complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet daily. 3 night package pricing starts at an incredibly low $158.

Offer valid January 1 – February 28, 2017

Call Us To Take Advantage of This Promotion (607) 224-4120


Glenn Curtiss Museum VIP Package

Experience the life of Glenn Curtiss, pioneer aviator and once the “fastest man on earth,” and his legacy as a builder of bicycles, motorcycles, and aircrafts. Visit the Restoration Shop to talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircrafts. Explore the WAREHOUSE 53: Adventures in the Cinema exhibit with authentic props and costumes from iconic action and adventure films, including Indiana Jones, Sahara, National Treasure, The Mummy, and more.

This package includes an overnight stay at the NEW Best Western Plus, The Hammondsport Hotel, and two admission tickets to The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Package pricing starts at $120.

Offer valid January 1 – February 28, 2017

Call Us To Take Advantage of This Promotion (607) 224-4120



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Winter Activities Best Western Plus Hammondsport NY & Keuka Lake

Come Enjoy the Holidays with us at The NEW Best Western Plus the Hammondsport Hotel!

The holidays are right around the corner, and everyone here at the NEW Best Western Plus the Hammondsport Hotel is in the holiday spirit! Our hotel is located in a wonderful holiday destination known for holiday lights, holiday events, and cheer! Take a drive around the area and you will see that our neighbors in the area are just as enthusiastic about the Holidays as we are, with gorgeously decorated houses, porches, and yards. And don’t forget about the local Wineries, Breweries, and Distillery’s, and their unique Holiday beverage choices that are perfect for enjoying around our indoor Fire Place and Holiday trees in our Hotel’s lobby area. Our area also offers numerous events to experience throughout the season, including:


15th Annual Wine on Ice )

Friday, January 20th, Saturday, January 21st, Sunday, January 22nd

Located in Elmira, NY

The 3rd annual Hammondsport Winter Stroll

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 between 5-8 PM

Located in Hammondsport, NY

We are currently offering a Room/Stroll package that includes Stroll tickets. Please call 607-224-4120

3rd Annual Frostfest 2017

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 5-9 PM

Located in Geneva, NY

Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Wine and Cheese Getaway

Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th

Located at Wineries around Keuka Lake


15th Annual Wine on Ice

Friday, January 20th, Saturday, January 21st, Sunday, January 22nd

Located in Elmira, NY

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At the BEST WESTERN PLUS The Hammondsport Hotel in the heart of Upstate New York’s wine region, the comfort of every one of our guests is paramount. There are ADA-compliant rooms for our physically challenged guests. We keep the air in our Finger Lakes hotel as fresh as the air in the Keuka Lake area — we are a smoke-free property. Kids under 12 stay free.

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