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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

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3.0 of 5
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60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326-0311
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The Otesaga Resort Hotel
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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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Otesaga is a classic historic hotel in scenic Otsego County,NY. The accommodations are superb, the staff outstanding and the food, excellent. All that does not come cheaply but if you can afford it you will not be disappointed.

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Dayton, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Am currently staying at this hotel and all I can say is wow. This hotel will not disappoint. After an 11 hour drive to get here, I was greeting by some of the most friendly employees I have encountered in my travels. Everyone from the front desk, gift shop, and housekeeping have been very approachable and friendly. All the little... More 

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San Jose, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After 25 years of visiting Cooperstown and saying we would stay here "someday", we stayed last week. It was perfect. The entire staff treated us so well, and it was not an act. Great room overlooking the lake, great food at the Hawkeye, wonderful golf course and so on. Stay if you can, it will be a lifetime memory.

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great propertry, great history. Staff went above and beyond. The Otesaga is a very old yet elegant Hotel. Owned by the same family that opened it in the early 1900's. Nestled between the lake and a beautiful 18 hole golf course. Great for weddings, anniversaries, or just a relaxing weekend. And is home to one of the largest fire pits... More 

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

Dear Fred D., Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay at The Otesaga, we’re happy that you enjoyed the resort, especially the service. The Fire Bar is a hit with guests, and the recent guestroom renovations have been very well received by everyone. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

manhasset,ny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a dreamy place! The view of the lake sitting on the veranda having a cocktail is delicious. The room was fairlly large and immaculate. The staff always had a smile and ready to help. There is a wonderful fire pit on the lower level that opens at 4 pm and stays lit for quite a while. Our room included... More 

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

Dear Singerlady, Thank you for staying at the Otesaga during your recent trip to Cooperstown, we’re glad that you enjoyed your time at the resort. We’ll make sure to share your comments with the rest of the staff, they’ll be thrilled to read your comments! Guests love the veranda with its rocking chairs and the Fire Bar has been a... More 

Clark Mills, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here recently as it was a nice day and we wanted to sit outside somewhere with a nice view. We ordered a couple glasses of wine and gazed out at the lake and the golfers in the distance. We later moved over to the outdoor food service area and had a nice late lunch. It was a wonderful... More 

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

Dear Laurie E., Thank you for stopping at The Otesaga to experience our dining offerings, we’re glad that you had a wonderful afternoon on the shores of Lake Otsego. The culinary team has put together a diverse menu of offerings using local, fresh products to appeal to a broad audience this season. We’re excited to welcome guests and visitors to... More 

Peru, New York, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderfully relaxing step back into days gone by. Classy and elegant. Comfortable, clean room with very pleasant staff. You simply can't go wrong staying here. It was such a treat to stay at this wonderful establishment. I really do hope to return.

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

Dear Michael B, Thank you for your kind comments about The Otesaga, we’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the staff will be thrilled to read your review! Please plan to visit us again, the new spa will be opening soon providing guests another way to relax. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Loudonville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Otesaga is a very special place to be as busy or quiet as you'd like to be. I've never been on a porch with a better view and you could rock in a chair for hours taking in the scenery and watch golfers come down 18. The food is exceptional, highly recommend trying the butternut hummus, and possibly the... More 

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

Dear Missy D., Thank you for your feedback about The Otesaga, we’re so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit. Our veranda and rocking chairs are a guest favorite and with the views of Lake Otsego, it makes it for a perfect spot to hang out, relax and take it all in! Our culinary team will be thrilled with your... More 

New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Otesaga Resort Hotel really does bring you back to the era of the grand hotel and lodge. It's located on the end of a lovely lake. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The hotel service is professional and polite. Breakfast is served in an elegant, sun-drenched dining room overlooking the lake. The food is excellent. Breakfast has a full buffet... More 

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

Dear Morr316, It’s rewarding to read such a great review, thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments, we truly appreciate it! Over the past year we've updated the property to include renovated guestrooms and lobby, new meeting rooms, new restaurant concepts, and new activities for guests of all ages, such as paddle boards and bike rentals.... More 

Syracuse, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here for work and for personal vacation, each time was wonderful. The staff is nothing but helpful and the food is beyond delicious. Very close to town, which is in walking distance or you could take the trolley.

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

Dear Samantha S, Thank you for staying at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, we are thrilled to read that you found each stay “wonderful” and the food “delicious”, we will make sure to share your comments with the rest of the team. Hopefully your next visit will be for pleasure so you can enjoy the new amenities that we've added to... More 

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