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Legacy Lodge & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518   |  
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“Legacy Lodge & Conference Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great location; half hour north of Atlanta. Grounds were beautiful. Was attending a conference. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Food (buffet) was very good esp. breakfast. Nice gift shop. Staff very helpful and attentive. Recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing stay. We look forward to your return stay and hope that you will take advantage of all we have to offer year round!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Overall, I thought the conference center, including the hotel and restauarants was good. However, I have seen much, much better. The lunch and dinner buffet was disappointing. How many times do you want to be served rubberized chicken parts? Once was plenty.
The meeting rooms were adequete, but not special. In today's competitive environment, you need a small wow factor. The Legacy's meeting rooms lacked "wow".
I wish I could be kinder, but adequete is the best I can use.
Breakfast was good! There, I said a positive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
We are truly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the lunch or dinner buffet and that the meeting rooms did not exceed your expectations. We work very hard to create that "wow" factor with our facilities and our service standards. We do appreciate your feedback as it gives us the opportunity to improve. We hope that you will come again for a return visit so that we may have the opportunity to regain your trust and patronage.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

The views are fabulous....gorgeous verandas....stunning deck....fantastic service! However, the rooms are not maintained well, dim lighting, low ceilings, out of date gym, etc. Overall, this is a beautiful property that is in need of a renovation.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your recognition of our fabulous views and fantastic service. We hope you will come again soon!
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I just finished running a management meeting at this property and it was first class.

50 minutes from Atlanta, in the middle of nowhere, is the finest conference facilities I've used on any continent. The place has been expensively and tastefully redone....guest rooms and suites are top drawer with high quality furnishings and fittings. The Lodge, itself, has feel and views of Colorado or Tahoe (without the mountains). The event staff are total pros (ask for Wendy), the food is remarkably food and while the wine list is a tad limited, the value more than makes up for it. They can and will order in anything you like.

Meeting rooms and technology are top drawer...and amenities like sunset dining cruises on the lake...and challenging but beautiful golf course...and lots of activity opens combine for a great meeting experience. Each request was handled efficiently and courteously.

It's Ritz Carlton quality with the price tag...and with lots of open space where attendees can clear their heads.

Room Tip: There are lake view rooms at The Lodge and suites are limited there. There are many more rooms and...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
WOW! Thanks so much for your glowing review of our property! We work very hard to ensure all of our guests have the top-drawer service that you experienced. We thank you for hosting your management meeting here and sincerely look forward to your return stay very soon!
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Bishop, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with the sales team at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center where I planned our Summer Sales Meeting & 30 Year Anniversay company picnic. We brought in all our employees and their families to enjoy this amazing resort for 3 days. While we would have our daily meetings in the conference rooms our family was able to go out and enjoy the water park, golf, boating or just sitting by the pool with a good book. This is a great place to mix business with pleasuere - the entire staff was very curtious and helpful with all our needs and look forward to returning perhaps at our 35 Year Anniversary.

Room Tip: Personally I feel that all the rooms are excellent and either choice you make will be great.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
How exciting and wonderful to hear that you were able to combine work and family fun time here at Lake Lanier Islands! We truly do have something to offer everyone. We hope that you are planning a return trip soon so that you too may enjoy all the fantastically fun activities we have to offer. Please let us know how we may assist you in planning your 35 year anniversary!
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Ansbach, Germany
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were looking for a location that was half way between us and very close friends of ours, and Lake Lanier was about as close as we could get, so after checking TripAdvisor and the resort's website; we called. First thing I would say, is the website was not very helpful in our search for the lake houses. It seems like it could be tweaked a bit, but the lady on the phone was very helpful in answering all our questions and making the reservation. We reserved a two bedroom lake house that slept eightish...two families with kids who are great friends as well. For two families, the cost was pretty good for the lake house. If you were just heading to the lake for a weekend getaway, this isn't it. For about $350 a night, is is on the expensive side, but again, for two families, it turns into a bargain.

The lake house has a very large living room and decent sized kitchen with everything you'd need (no oven) to survive an extended getaway. The two bedrooms flanked either side of the living room and each has it's own full bath, television and access to the rear deck. The living room has a good sized gas fireplace, small television (not that your there too watch it), and it's own access to the back deck. There is a stacked washer dryer unit in the house, and even a dishwasher...nice touches. The house has a "homey" feel with hardwood floors, unique artwork that seems to work off the lakeside appeal. If you are a very type "A" person, don't look at where the art is hung, because they aren't centered or have any rhyme or reason to their placement. It gave us all a laugh. The beds were comfortable, the bedding was very clean, and the bathroom was clean enough. On the deck was a gas grill, a hot tub and a great view of the lake (through the trees).

The bad...All the lake houses are very close in proximity, so if seclusion is what you are looking for, this isn't it. While grilling on the deck, I easily could hear the conversation from the deck next to us. Stay inside if you want privacy. I'm not sure how old the buildings are, but it seems that they have been remodeled a few times to keep up. However, some of the floor boards next to the front door were very loose, and sunk deeply when stepped on. The house was more like a cabin, as the fight with spiders and other bugs seemed like it was at an impasse. We killed our fair share of creepy crawlies. Interesting things like the refrigerator door couldn't be opened all the way because of another door being in the way, causing the use of the veggie crisper to be impossible, only one shelf in the full sized refrigerator, two coffee cups in a house that sleeps eight were things that were small, yet not what I would expect from a >$350/night place. Maybe I was paying for the 80's big hair cover band that played until almost midnight...that everyone in the lake houses could hear. These are all easy fixes I think...except for that band.

The access to the lake was an easy walk, and all the other stuff to do there is awesome. So I wouldn't say this is a great spot to "get away from it all", but a very entertaining place to stay. I think the lake houses would be a great place to house a family reunion, or anything like that. The houses are close, families can split the bill if they shared one, there are things to do other than hang out with crazy relatives, and there is something for everyone. The product for the dollar isn't there on the lake houses though. We have stayed in such great places that are off in the woods that were cleaner, better stocked, had more space, had no bugs, and were better maintained that cost much less. However they didn't have full service entertainment either.

I just felt cramped by all the houses packed into the tight space, stayed in a average two bedroom cottage that cost more than average, to get a "feel" that I was enjoying nature, when real nature wasn't really anywhere around. However, I did have an enjoyable time with friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you for your suggestions as to how we can make our lake houses better equipped. We certainly take our guests comments to heart and will do everything we can to accommodate. We definitely do have many activities year-round so there is always something to do; however, there is peace and solitude should you desire on our walking trails, campgrounds, bike rides, and boat rentals. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time with family and friends and hope that you will visit again soon.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My family attended a wedding at Lake Lanier and we all stayed at the Lodge. The fall weather and beautiful trees certainly added to the ambiance, but the entire resort was perfect! Friendly doormen and valets, good service from the front desk, helpful maids - they all helped to make this a lovely experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
It truly is beautiful at the Lake this time of year. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your wonderful comments about our staff. We look forward to your return stay soon.
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Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
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Location: United States > Georgia > Buford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Buford
#3 Family Hotel in Buford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Legacy Lodge & Conference Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, Lake Lanier Islands Resort boasts 1,500 scenic acres perfect for active families, romantic couples, corporate groups and solo travelers alike. Guests may choose from a variety of onsite activities and amenities to curate the perfect experience year round, from a water park to diverse dining options and a spa. Additionally, this lakeside Georgia resort offers over 23,000 square feet of flexible event space and professional services for successful conferences, retreats, weddings, and other events. Luxurious amenities and unparalleled natural beauty come standard with your stay, which will surely be treasured long after your bags have been unpacked. ... more   less 
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