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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326-0311
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Ranked #2 of 16 hotels in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
AmericanGringo45 Princeton, NJ
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Princeton, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful hotel! Built in 1909, it wears it's beauty and grandeur well. While not inexpensive by any means, it is well worth the price to stay here. We checked in after touring downtown Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame. Check in was swift, with high tea being served in one of the sitting rooms. Everyone working at this... More

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

Dear AmericanGringo45, What a nice review, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on The Otesaga and for highlighting some of the exclusive benefits of staying here, such as free wi-fi, 3pm check-in and 1pm checkout (most hotels offer a 4pm check-in and a Noon check-out) and complimentary afternoon tea! We’re so glad to know that you... More

Churchville, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Simply, if you have not stayed here and can afford it, you should. Great, classic resort hotel on Otsego Lake. Like the Sagamore on Lake George, one of New York States finest. A great view of the lake and adjacent Leatherstocking Golf Course (one of New York States best) both from the finely manicured grounds and from the covered veranda... More

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

Dear Allyn99, Thank you for your kind remarks, it makes us extremely happy to know that you were able to experience first-hand all that The Otesaga has to offer. Quaint is a great word to describe the destination, and with baseball and so much more, guests can easily spend two days experiencing all there is to see and do. Thank... More

Bethesda
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Otesaga is a lovely hotel on the shore of Lake Otesaga. You feel like you have stepped back 100 years. The property has great natural beauty, and it is impeccably maintained. The lake and the mountains are truly lovely, and sitting on the porch of the hotel in a rocking chair reading and enjoying the view is quite delightful.... More

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

Dear 3girlsBethesda, Thank you for staying at The Otesaga during your recent visit, we’re excited that you found the overall resort experience ‘delightful’. Please know that we’ll make sure to share your kind comments with the team at large as they’ll be pleased to know about your glowing review! Thank you again for taking the time to post your comments... More

New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Otesaga is a charming old school resort, with modern upgrades. We had a wonderful long weekend there. Some highlights: - Entry hall leads to balcony with loads of white rocking chairs. Liked to have a glass of wine and unwind, while watching the calming waters of the lake. - Go down the stairs to the HIGE fire pit, on... More

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

Dear MS64, We’re so excited to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Otesaga, the staff is delighted to know that you found them to be friendly and willing to help as they take pride in leaving each guest with lasting impressions. Thank you for your feedback and rest assured that we will follow-up on your comments, in... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently spent three lovely days and two nights at the Otesaga in Cooperstown. The name means "meeting place" in Iroquois. We wanted to visit the baseball Hall of Fame and found a wonderful resort hotel while doing so. The Otesaga is a throwback to the grand hotels you might have seen in Saratoga in the 1920s... More

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

Dear Rich280, We’re so glad that you chose to stay with us during your recent visit to Cooperstown and the Hall of Fame. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your kind comments, we’ll be sure to share it with the rest of the team. Our veranda is a guest favorite and it looks like... More

Piscataway, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at the Otesaga for a few days the 2nd week of July. The PROS: magnificent hotel situated on a gorgeous lake. Breathtaking views. A huge porch with rocking chairs. A wonderful fire pit/bar at night. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. Only two blocks from Main St. In Cooperstown. The CONS: the Hawkeye Bar and Grill located in... More

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

Dear Tom V, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay, we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your visit as it relates to the improper service you received during dinner at the Hawkeye Grill. Please know that we’re reviewing the details of your experience to reinforce our high standards of customer service with the appropriate... More

Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
21 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night at the Otesaga to celebrate my wife's birthday and to attend the Glimmerglass Festival/Opera (Madame Butterfly). It is a big, beautiful hotel situated perfectly on Otsego Lake. The rooms are very comfortable with a huge kingsize bed an very large bathroom. We stayed on the 5th floor (elevators only go to the 4th, but that's OK)... More

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

Dear Dave E, Thank you for choosing the Otesaga to celebrate your wife’s birthday, we’re so happy that you spent the night with us. We’re glad that you enjoyed your guestroom and the views of the lake but we’re disappointed with some of the services that you experienced, our sincere apologies. Please rest assured that we will share your feedback... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms here are very large and comfortable. The beds are soft and everything is clean and well kept. The view of Lake Otsego is beautiful, and there are many activities. The golf course looks like a PGA course and is challenging as well as fun. It is also within walking distance to the Hall of Fame, and breakfast and... More

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

Dear Michael H, How wonderful to read about your experience at The Otesaga during your recent visit to Cooperstown. Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to post a review. Guests are enthusiastic about our recent renovations and it looks like you enjoyed it too. Activities are an important aspect of our guests’ stays and we’re... More

Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historic hotel overlooking Otsego Lake, the Otesaga excels at blending the past with the present. The rocking chairs on the large back porch, afternoon tea, and period décor are blended with excellent wifi throughout the hotel, a contemporary chef for the restaurants, and flat screen televisions with cable service in the rooms. The beds are comfortable with plenty of... More

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

Dear Sari S, Your loyalty towards The Otesaga Resort is greatly appreciated by everyone on the team, thank you for your returned visit, we’re delighted that you found the recent renovations and dining enhancements a positive change. We’ll make sure to share your kind comments with the rest of the team, they’ll be thrilled to know how much you enjoyed... More

Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our grandsons (7 and 9) and their parents for an extended 4th of July weekend at the Otesaga. First time there, and what a hidden gem! From the friendly and helpful staff, to the beautiful grounds and views, to the overall elegance of the hotel, to the fishing, boating, and pool, the Hall of Fame became almost an... More

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

Dear Lintbl, It’s so great to read that you found The Otesaga a ‘hidden gem’ and that you enjoyed your visit during your recent stay. Our staff is delighted to know that you found everyone to be friendly and helpful, please know that we are sincerely thankful for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

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Address: 60 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326-0311
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Family Hotel in Cooperstown #2 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
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The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the Historic Grand Resort of Cooperstown, NY, overlooking the majestic Lake Otsego and providing exceptional accommodations, excellence service, and an elegant atmosphere since 1909. ... more   less 
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