We have never stayed in Cooperstown and decided upon a last minute trip for the holiday weekend. We knew our accomodation choices might be limited and that we would probably have to pay a bit more, but we were STILL disappointed. The place is rustic and dated, but we could have put up with that if we were getting the hotel as described on the website. When they say "lake access," you start thinking swimming, fishing, boats, maybe even a beach or lakeside dock with chairs, etc. The lake is gorgeous and so are the views but the skinny balcony outside our room with the ac unit droning in the background is not what we would call "relaxing." The only access to the lake was a skinny, delapidated pier with no accomodations for swimming or fishing! Oh, however, they did advertise fishing pole rentals for $20 each and paddle boats, two that you could borrow. Okay, so we would cope and use the two pools at the hotel. The outside pool was so small that once a large family took it over, there was no place for my daughter and I to take a dip. We went to the indoor pool which was filthy and over-chlorinated. There was very little ventilation and we both left feeling lousy. Plus both pools closed at 9pm, not giving tourists the chance to enjoy the sights and fit in a swim on the same day.
The staff was not friendly at all. When I asked the clerk to recommend a place for dinner, she sighed and complained that she had just gotten through telling another family the same thing. Hello?! That is your business!
The decor in the room was extremely dated - paneling, indoor-outdoor carpet, polyester bed spreads, etc. But that would have been okay. The mattresses were SO uncomfortable that we almost opted for the floor! It was like laying on a block of wood covered by foam that was only an inch thick! The air conditioner was weak and barely cooled the room despite it's loud running noise. The shower trickled out in a small pour like that from a hose with no pressure. The t.v. remote didn't work properly and we could not adjust the channel or volume.
But hey, there's free breakfast! Stale cereal, institutional bagels and watery coffee - Yum!
So you're thinking, well you get what you pay for . . ..BUT, this place cost us over $200 a night!! We've stayed at Motel 8s that were better than this and they only cost $50! Perhaps if the rate weren't so high, it wouldn't have felt so bad to be there. We just kept feeling like the biggest suckers in the world. PLUS, the hotel is NOT in Cooperstown - another deceiving fact. It is in Springfield and is a good 15-20 minute ride in to the actual downtown area of Cooperstown. Never again!
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