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The Showboat Motel

The Showboat is a seasonal resort property, open between May and October, and nestled in the heart of the idyllic Finger Lakes wine region. We are located on the west shore of Seneca Lake, New York’s largest lake, halfway between Geneva and Watkins Glen. Come spend time with us and see what the Finger Lakes has to offer you. We have 45 rooms located right on the water. Vist our accommodations page for more information.

Arrive by car or boat. We have recently expanded our docks and have more space than ever, with 30 slips, 6 moorings, and plenty of room to tie up and enjoy the atmosphere. We have a full bar and lounge stocked with your favorite spirits and local wines. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner: all of our menus are listed on our dining page. Dine with us and enjoy your meal in our dockside restaurant or outside on our covered patio where you can bask in the scenic views.

Our Policy

Terms and Conditions
The Showboat Motel, Restaurant & Bar has a No Smoking and No Pets Policy. If you are found to be in violation of either of these, you will be assessed a $200 fee charged to the card on file.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. We will be happy to check you in early if your room is available.

Check out time is 11:00am

The office can be reached for any reason by calling us at 607-243-7434. Please let us know ahead of time when you will be arriving if you think this would be after our lobby is closed. Arrangements will be made to process your check in before your arrival and your key will be left for you. Please communicate with us via phone or text at the number above.

Our property accepts all major credit cards including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Free parking is available.

Many guest rooms are located on the second and third floor. There is no elevator and no bellhop. Please pack accordingly.

Items left behind and requested to be mailed will incur a minimum charge of $20 and may take up to 30 days to receive. We apologize for any inconvenience. To avoid this, please be sure to thoroughly check your room for items that are of value to you prior to your departure.

We reserve the right to charge for any damage to or removal of items from the premises and/or unusual cleaning. Damaged or missing items from rooms post check out will be charged to your security deposit on file. These include but are not limited to remote controls, linens, pillows, mugs, room key, books, etc.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

Property Cancellation Policy

As we are a small independent business, cancellations affect us greatly. We will adhere to these regardless of the platform you used to book your room.


A 30-day cancellation applies to all bookings of more  The first room night rate will be charged to the card on file if canceling within 30 days prior to arrival.  The remaining balance due, will be charged in full to the card on 14 days prior to arrival.  There will be no refunds for canceling within 14 days prior to arrival.  

Please be sure to acquire trip insurance in the event of unexpected illness, death or weather related emergencies as we are not able to make an exception to this policy.

Additional policies apply to group reservations of three or more rooms. All cancellations must be provided to the innkeeper in writing. You will receive any possible refund within 30 days

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