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The Balsam Motel & Cottages

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430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
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The Balsam Motel & Cottages
Ranked #3 of 88 hotels in Lake George
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wappingers Falls, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again this year we stayed at the Balsam and had an absolutely perfect vacation. George and Suzanne have become friends of ours, not just the proprietors of the motel at which we stay, and that makes a huge difference in how your vacation feels. Staying here is like staying with family, if you actually enjoy being around your family!

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Lake George every summer for 29 years. This was our first time staying at The Balsam. We LOVED it and will be staying there from now on. George and Suzanne truly make you feel like family. We had one cottage and one motel room. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms. The... More

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West Islip, NY
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Balsam Motel is a great place to stay & in walking distance to the town..everything at your fingertips..this is my families 2nd year there. We stayed in one of their cottages (same as last year). Super clean & very affordable. We stayed a week. The owners George & Suzanne are great people, very hands on..make sure u are having... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place, so friendly ...the owners Suzanne and George were so warming, I felt I knew them all my life !!!! We will be back, I just can't tell you enough how much fun we had...lots of action !!! :)... I would always recommend anyone to stay here ... family and pet friendly....cabins are so adorable! 5 Star... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a clean comfortable place to stay after a fun day enjoying all Lake George has to offer. At night I was able to truly enjoy the bars and restaurants because you can walk to many of them from The Balsam. Coming home, my walking skills, not so good, ended up taking a quaint trolly. A lot of fun,... More

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Croghan, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed at this motel during Americade (motorcycle rally) and Lake George was packed. We were fortunate to be able to make a reservation for a cottage for Saturday night only (as most places told us they had nothing, but were in actually holding back rooms, as we discovered when we arrived). A cottage was all that was available, and... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here after the motel we stayed at for years over booked and we lost our reservation and they were good enough to find us a place and stated they would get us back next year. Well after staying here we didn't want to go back. Like the sign says in the office come as customers and go away... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Balsam Motel is the perfect place for families to get away. It's location is perfect to the village. Cars, motorcycles can be left there while you visit the village for place to eat and shop and all within walking distance. Owners are friendly and welcome their guests with a smile. They will go out of their way to ensure... More

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River Edge, NJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Balsam Motel is family-owned for many years and provides a warm, friendly, and homelike feeling for all its guests. We recently stayed again with our family and enjoyed the time there very much. The rooms were bright, clean, with comfortable beds and pillows, air conditioned, and especially enjoyed the chairs outside our rooms to read and enjoy the beautiful... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Balsam Motel, on Canada Street located in Lake George, NY, is an attractive place to stay while visiting the area. Its location is set back from the hustle and bustle of the town and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Your car can stay parked the entire visit because restaurants, the lake, and activities in town are within walking... More

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Address: 430 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Balsam Motel And Cottages
The Balsam Motel & Cottages Hotel Lake George
Balsam Hotel Lake George
The Balsam Hotel

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Balsam Motel is a family run motel. Whether you choose the privacy of our own cottage or one of our motel rooms, our Lake George Village location gives you easy access to shops and attractions. Our secluded wooded setting is the perfect place to unwind and have a barbeque. We strive to offer you the best and friendliest accommodations. ... more   less 
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