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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

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60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326-0311
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This grand old hotel is an amazing gem on the Glimmer glass lake. Afternoon tea, rocking chairs on the veranda, piano playing at cocktail hour right before a sumptuous, classy dressed - up dinner (men must wear jackets)... this place is charming! We were there for a work trip, and enjoyed every free moment there. The bar, restaurant and night... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tara T., Thank you for staying at the historic Otesaga during your recent visit to Cooperstown, we’re so happy that you enjoyed the various amenities of the resort! The rocking chairs are a guest favorite and the Fire Bar is the perfect spot to admire the beauty of the lake and surrounding landscape. Your comments will be shared with... More 

Syracuse, New York
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you enter the drive of the hotel you are reminded of grand, historic resorts. The valets were very friendly and helpful, when present. Check in was difficult. I arrived at noon, too early for the 3pm check-in, but was able to leave my luggage in storage and pre-check in before leaving for an appointment. During the pre-check... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KevinandAlicia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at The Otesaga. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay overall, despite the miscommunication with the front desk. We will make sure to re-visit our procedures with the appropriate departments in an effort to avoid such occurrences in the future. We apologize for any... More 

Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is gorgeous and reminds you of the grand summer hotels of yesteryear (which it was). But our room was awkwardly constructed. We had to call hotel engineering twice during our visit -- to fix the A/C (which never worked well) and the toilet (which he admitted routinely caused problems). Overall, the physical plant was beautiful but the condition... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BusinessandFamily, Thank you for staying at The Otesaga during your recent visit to Cooperstown, we’re glad that you enjoyed the property and grounds but we’re disappointed to read that you had issues with your accommodations and with making dinner reservations during both nights of your stay. Please know that your comments will be shared with the appropriate departments to... More 

East Greenbush, New York, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Cooperstown, we took the advice of a local and stopped for early evening cocktails at the outdoor fire pit at the beautiful Otesaga Resort. "Pit" is really a misnomer, as it was a lovely raised circular fire bed surrounded by comfortable bar seating. Drinks were not outrageous, and the atmosphere couldn't be beat with waterfront... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pamela R., Thank you for stopping by at The Otesaga during your visit to Cooperstown, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your cocktails at the Fire Bar! The views of the lake are indeed breathtaking and the atmosphere is always inviting. We hope that you stay the night the next time you’re in the area. Thank you for posting your... More 

Syracuse, New York
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent the Otesaga, so this is not my first review, but I did have a few experiences worth noting. First, the chef at the Hawkeye has updated the menu and the items we ordered were very well executed--I had a pork chop Milanese with arugula that was so good I almost ordered the same meal a second time, my... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sari S., Thank you for your loyalty and for staying with us for so many years, we’re honored to welcome you back each time. Your comments about the Hawkeye are much appreciated, the culinary team will be pleased to read your feedback as they are always aiming to deliver a product that exceeds our guests’ expectations. We’re sorry about... More 

Murrieta, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last item on our bucket list was a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame, so we were guests for 8 evenings as we explored Cooperstown, and attended the Glimmerglass Opera opening night 40th anniversary banquet and performance of Magic Flute that evening and Macbeth the following night. The hotel staff was most helpful and friendly in all respects;... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence T O., Thank you for staying at The Otesaga during your recent trip to Cooperstown, we’re glad that you enjoyed your visit. Cooperstown is known for baseball but what many don’t know is all the additional museums and attractions that can easily justify a longer getaway, in your case an 8-night stay! Thank you for sharing your comments,... More 

Summerland Key, Florida
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63 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a family wedding. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The catered reception included a delicious dinner and cocktail hour on the back porch. The wedding was on the lawn overlooking the lake and golf course. Stayed overnight. Had breakfast next morning. Room was small-as expected-it was built in 1900- but very clean and comfortable with a... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FLAKey33040, Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Otesaga to celebrate a family wedding. The couple chose a great spot to get married, the views of the lake are simply breathtaking. The staff will be thrilled to read your comments as they strive to make every experience one that is... More 

Prince George, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to the hotel was the only grand thing about this hotel, the room was very small, there was hardly room to walk around the room, the main restaurant was horrible, the waitress tried her best to give us good service however the manager kept calling her over to the side. It took an hour and half to get... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patricia F., We are so sorry for your disappointing experience during your recent stay at The Otesaga, your comments are concerning to us. Please rest assured that we will follow-up with the appropriate departments to investigate the issues you described, it is uncommon to get such feedback so we want to find out what exactly took place during your... More 

New York City, New York
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old hotel overlooking the lake. It is peaceful - well that is until they put a wedding party on the veranda where all the other hotel guests are trying to relax. The wedding party was over 200 people, with a dj and open bar. They took over the veranda. You could not have a conversation because... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Operadiva1210, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at The Otesaga. We’re glad that you enjoyed the resort and its facilities. We’re sorry that your experience was disrupted by the wedding that was taking place over the weekend. We determinedly try to separate the experiences as much as possible and when weddings... More 

New York
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First let me say something on hotels with a beautiful view. My wife and I have stayed at the Omni Mt. Washington in NH, The Greenbrier in WV, The von Trapp Family Resort in VT, The Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid NY and so on. At these hotels mentioned the rooms we picked ALL had as advertised, ' ROOMS... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Smokeyjoe1, We are so sorry for the inconvenience that you experienced during your recent stay at The Otesaga. It is very disappointing to read your review as we strive to make every guest experience the best it can be. It was never our intention to under deliver our guests expectations. Please rest assured that your feedback will be thoroughly... More 

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