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“DV Conference” 4 of 5 stars
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Legacy Lodge & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Buford
LaGrange, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“DV Conference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful location, wonderful staff. A few things that weren't great...no shower caps in the bathroom. Okay, not a major issue. I am sure staff would have provided one if asked, but come on, luxury resort, no shower cap? Toilet was stiff to flush but bedroom and bathroom were gorgeous. Nice pool. Snacks served were very good, breakfast was good but a few difficulties at the lunch. The main course looked unappetizing but tasted very good. The apple pie for desert was just okay. The major issue was it appeared they did not have enough wait staff to adequately service the number of people present, resulting in long delays or simply, not getting service at all. However, it was okay. The lodge itself, the location and the politeness pretty much compensated for the minor issues. Wish I had had more time to enjoy the site...maybe another time.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are nice, but even better, a villa. Try not to get too close to the ice machine thou...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
We appreciate your feedback during your most recent stay with us here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. We thank you for your compliments to our staff and that you enjoyed the beauty of Legacy Lodge and the surrounding landscape. Please accept our apologies on not having an adequate number of personnel to properly service your lunch. We look forward to your return!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

the facility is lovely, all staff VERY attentive. meeting rooms were comfortable, with drinks and munchies always available. lunch, however, was not good at all. no one at table could identify what it was. lodging rooms are a bit small for price, bathroom was clean and well appointed. i liked the balcony overlooking the lake and privacy. have to repeat: the staff was super friendly and helpful. great setting for a conference.

Room Tip: room w view of lake - the view and privacy made up for the small room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, September 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback during your last stay with us here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Your kind words regarding our staff and meeting space accommodations are most appreciated and we will make sure we pass this along to the appropriate departments. We do apologize for the negative lunch experience. It is our hope that you will be planning a return trip back here to Legacy Lodge. The balconies from our rooms boast a great view of the leaves changing colors in the Fall!
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roswell ga
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We love Lake Lanier Islands so we love staying here. We live nearby but still stay here now and again. The Hotel is nice enough but the whole Island is filled with great stuff, from the huge man made beach to the water park, to theincredible golf course, horsback riding, zip-lining, boating, water skiing, live music, carnival rides, putt putt golf, good food.. you get the idea.. incredible. Best service too. Hotel accidentally charged me twice so refunded me and gave me a free night.
Do it!

Room Tip: all about the same
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, September 10, 2013
Fantastic! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments of Lake Lanier Islands Resort. We apologize for being charged twice. Our hope is you plan to join us for our Magical Night of Lights coming soon in November!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

What a wonderful Labor Day weekend I just had at Legacy Lodge and Lake Lanier Islands. I can't say enough about the beautiful rooms (we stayed at a Legacy Villa), the great and friendly staff, the food, activities ...and most of all THE PRICE!!! It was so reasonable we couldn't believe it.

The room service was the first room service in 45 years that was not overpriced, cold and late. Quite the opposite! The Windows buffet was great - really surprising! Lake Lanier Islands water park was a great day for my 5 year old and grandparents. We also rented a pontoon boat which was very reasonable.

The only bad thing I can say is that I have lived in Atlanta for two years and it took me this long to find this place. We are definitely coming back.

Room Tip: Spend a little extra and stay in the villas. It is away from the crowds, and you have free use of a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, September 10, 2013
We are so appreciative of the great compliments! We will make sure we pass along to our Food and Beverage staff that you enjoyed room service and the buffet at Windows. It is our hope that you and your family made great memories during your stay with us. We hope to see you back soon to enjoy the Magical Night of Lights!
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Roswell, Georgia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here last month for a business function. The grounds and physical building are very well maintained and have a Disney feel. The lodge itself can be quite or a bit busy depending on how many events are booked for a given time period. I found the staff to be extremely professional and helpful. The front desk, the doorman, restaurant, bartender, boat driver - all excellent!

I would not hesitate recommending the Legacy Lodge to my peers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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, September 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your compliments regarding your most recent stay with us here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. We will be sure to let our staff know of your kind words. We hope to see you back here again very soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Staff very professional and attentive. Plan to make my visit an annual event. Lauren and Chris were awesome. They were dedicated to making sure my stay was pleasant. I will definatly recommend this resort to family and friends. Second stay and each visit gets better and better. Thanks for a pleasant experience

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, especially in regards to Lauren and Chris. We will let them both know of your satisfaction with their hospitality. Looking forward to your return to Lake Lanier Islands!
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Buford, Georgia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This review goes to show that the small things, in this case, an expexctaion, can ruin ones expirience. I expected that we would be able to use hotel transportation to get around the property easier than with our car. We waited an hour - till 11pm to be picked up from the waterpark and taken to our room. The we expected to be able to go to sleep when we got back to the room. That was not to be with the wedding reception pounding on until 12:45am. Then there where the wedding guests piling into the hotel for the next 1/2 hour. Im usually A good sport. But this hotel caters to weddings. That's where they make their big money. So don't expect any sympathy or accommodation from the hotel staff. Grrrrr

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
We are very apologetic that your experience was not a positive one. We honor all of our guests and do not place any special “category” onto anyone. Our social event contracts have a time limit on noise and music and our security team is to monitor. It seems we failed to do so during your stay in regards to the wedding in question. Please do not think we do not honor all guests at all times and think of yourself as being differently treated. I am guessing that you might not have reported the noise to our staff? We can create a wonderful environment however once the human element is added we have to do a better job of monitoring behaviors. Our team is hopeful you might reconsider returning and allowing us another chance to create what you expected.
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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Buford
#1 Business Hotel in Buford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Legacy Lodge & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 282
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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Also Known As:
Legacy Lodge And Conference Center
Legacy Hotel Buford
Legacy Resort Buford
Emerald Point Lake Lanier

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