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“Dog Friendly right on the Lake” 5 of 5 stars
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2001 Deep Creek Dr., McHenry, MD 21541 (Formerly Innlet Motor Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dog Friendly right on the Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I were happy with our stay here. I wish the dog friendly rooms had a fireplace as well, but it has nice enough to be able to bring the dog. Loved waking up the the Lake and ski slopes in the morning. Our bed was super comfy, and we are pretty picky about beds!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Broadway, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have stayed at the LakeStar Lodge twice now, and we LOVE it! It's very clean, the bathrooms are spotless, the room is spacious, the bedding is wonderful (with so many fluffy pillows!), the rooms are very nicely decorated, and the staff is genuinely friendly, laid back and helpful!

We love waking up with a view of the lake, and the balcony is a lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning!

Another great point: The pics of the rooms are ACCURATE! No worries that you'll see a pic of a 'show room' and end up with something else.

Room Tip: rooms upstairs have fireplaces! cozy and romantic ... :)0
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cumberland, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed one night. The room was clean and comfortable. It was decorated very nicely and a brochure was provided for the company that furnished the room. They definately did a good job of refurbishing the rooms, don't let the outside of the hotel fool you. The front of the hotel isn't lavishly decorated nor does it have the greatest curb appeal, but the inside is great. Staff was nice and very helpful. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend any time out back due to the weather, but the ammenities outside look nice. Good value for the price. No complaints about our stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hughesville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Rooms were wonderful and the staff was great. Close to everything that we wanted to do. Beautiful view. Woke up to 6 inches of snow and went hiking. Just an all around great mini vacation. Will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at LakeStar Lodge for my husband's birthday. When we arrived to check-in, everything was easy and the woman at the desk was very nice. The room we got was newly renovated, clean and bright, but small. The bamboo floors were lovely. Unfortunately, the sink in the bathroom didn't drain right and the toilet handle broke after a flush. They offered to fix everything first thing in the morning or we could move right next door to an identical room, so we chose to move. The new room was fine and identical except for some pictures. The view out the back off the private deck was lovely, day or night, and the space was quiet (of course this was very off-season). The bathroom was clean, but small, and also newly redone. Just note there was no space on the sink to put any toiletries. And the only place there were mirrors was in the bathroom, so if you hoped to check your appearance or put on makeup while your spouse was in the bathroom, that's a no-go.
I wish I had known how small the room really was beforehand. There weren't any closets for our winter coats, no place to put our suitcases except on the floor near the window & back door. No place to unpack any clothes or even hang anything up. There was one console table under the flat screen tv and a very shallow desk with a straight chair. Two night tables (no drawers), but no small couch, no table and chairs...so the only place to sit was on the bed or on the small deck. There was a teeny tiny refrigerator and a microscopic microwave tucked into an alcove. Day 2, we weren't sure if they were going to clean the room or not. But when we came back from breakfast, the bathroom was cleaned and re-stocked and smelled clean, the bed was remade and the trashcans emptied. I was impressed until I walked to the back door and saw that the little pile of sand I had brushed (with my sock) into a spot from our short jaunt on the sand the previous day was still there. Also, we purposefully left the back door blinds closed and the window blinds closed so no one could see into our room, but the staff re-opened the blinds on the door. Small issue, but if you are concerned about leaving items in the room (like a camera or laptop), it makes a difference as there's no place to hide anything.
We got a room with a king size bed, but you should know ahead of time that the bed is a very low-end bed with absolutely no padding. We felt kind of like we were laying on a slab with springs underneath us. No pillow-top, no padding at all...this made sleep rather difficult for both of us.
However, in-season (spring & summer) when water sports are the regular activity, this lodge is probably a really good deal. There are docks for boats and the water is basically right outside your door. There is a grassy area and what looks like a fire-pit (or two) for evening activities. And the water ends nearby, so there's no boats flying through the area like a pass-through.
If you know what you're getting, then this lodge could be a worthwhile deal. It's a little ways from the main part of Deep Creek Lake, but access seemed easy. Also, you're right across the street from Funland (which was fun even in the cold) and down the way just a bit from Smiley's. Food options are abundant in both directions for all levels of style and food type. I'm not sure how great parking at the lodge would be under normal circumstances, but we had plenty of space.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed here for an overnight to get away and celebrate my birthday. Someone in the staff was kind enough to decorate the bed with a heart of rose petals and place a vase of them on the ledge. It's well decorated, a great view, kind staff and warmly appointed. Would certainly visit again. A simply delightful stay.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 207
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at the LakeStar after a long day at the hospital in Morgantown. It was just a short 40 minute drive from Morgantown. The room was exceptionally clean and nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and the view was beautiful. We can't wait to come back this summer!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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Additional Information about LakeStar Lodge

Address: 2001 Deep Creek Dr., McHenry, MD 21541 (Formerly Innlet Motor Lodge)
Location: United States > Maryland > Garrett County > McHenry
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in McHenry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The LakeStar Lodge is a lakefront hotel with 20 rooms and a 3-bedroom vacation suite, located on the north side of Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. Every room has a clear view of the lake and mountains, which feature the Wisp resort. Enjoy skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing in the Winter, as well as 3,900 acres of lake fun -- boating, swimming, fishing, and jet-skiing -- in the Summer. For those who are more adventurous, there are numerous State parks in the area including Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls with trails that run along the water and ascend the various mountains. We welcome you to Deep Creek Lake and the LakeStar Lodge. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lakestar Hotel Mchenry
Lakestar Motel Mchenry

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