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“Lovely gem on the lake” 5 of 5 stars
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Bayside Inn & Marina
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   7090 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely gem on the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The rooms were clean and nicely appointed. The bathrooms were clean and nicely done as well. They were very accomodating to our arrival times and were very nice once we were there. This was a great location. Not too far out, close to the Opera, and art museum and to good restaurants but also fairly close to the town of Cooperstown. All and all, a great experience.

Room Tip: We stayed in the main building. I think if I had to do it again, I may have stayed in one of the co...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Bayside is a great place to stay, especially if you are going to Cooperstown. The room was clean, the service was great and the grounds are scenic. We would definitely stay again the next time we are in town!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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San Rafael, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Note to families in town for Cooperstown Dreamspark: The Bayside Inn and Marina does NOT welcome baseball families!!!

This place has pluses and minuses, with the latter far outweighing the former. It's fairly clean but the accommodations aren't quite what are represented on the website. There is a workout room, but the equipment is rickety. It's lakefront, but you don't have access to the dock, so you can't rent a boat or fish. For that matter, you can't really even swim in the lake!

Overall, the amenities listed on the web site (game room!) suggest that this is a family-friendly place, and that may be true--if you've got a family of seniors!

The owners are dour and mistrusting of their guests. The rule book they serve up is as hefty as War and Peace. There were so many restrictions on our stay I almost forgot that I paid $1400/week to stay here! The final kick in the pants was the requirement that guests strip the beds and take all the sheets and Towels to the laundry room and gather the garbage and take it down to the dumpster themselves.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the house
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer M, Manager at Bayside Inn & Marina, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
I would like to bring some clarity to what this guest has stated in their review of their stay.

Bayside Inn & Marina DOES welcome Dreamspark Families but we will not accept being treated with disrespect during the full week stay. Two people from this group took turns screaming at one of my employees because they couldn't fish off of our docks. In addition, others from the group were rude and ill-tempered throughout the whole week. This guest is correct, you cannot rent a boat because we do not have power boats for rent; we do have canoes and kayaks available, free of charge, for our guests. Our docks are private docks for boat owners' only. We do not allow fishing off of our docks because we do not want accidental damage to any of the boats by fishing hooks. Also, because our docks are floating docks and can be dangerous when it is windy, the lake is rough, or in inclement weather, we only allow boat owners' use of the docks. We do have a small sand beach and roped off swimming area. According to NYS Department of Health, all lake properties must have a designated swim area. Any guest is welcome to swim beyond that area at their own risk. The approximate size of our beach is stated on our website. Fishing is allowed from shore or guests may sign out a canoe or kayak if they prefer to fish in deeper water.

All of our policies and procedures are clearly stated on our website, especially our housekeeping procedures for weekly stays in our Cottages. Guests receive a substantial discount when renting a cottage for a full week as opposed to renting by the night. This particular cottage has a savings of $621.60. Depending on the Cottage the weekly savings are between $568.80 and $1,004.80. Bayside is able to provide a considerable discounted weekly rate on our cottages because we do not provide daily housekeeping on weekly rentals. The cottages are thoroughly cleaned for your arrival and all pictures on our website are current, updated just this season. Our weekly rates are lower than our competition on the lake and much lower than the chain hotels in the area. There are few places in the area where you can rent a 2 bedroom cottage on the lake with a full kitchen, use of canoes and kayaks, game room, fitness room, hospitality room, beach and BBQ facilities at a rate of $1400 for the week. If guests prefer to receive housekeeping during their weekly stay, they may choose to pay the nightly rate.

In conclusion, Bayside DOES welcome Dreamspark families but WILL NOT tolerate rude, obnoxious, and disrespectful people with no concern for our safety policies.
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ALBANY,NY
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I was very pleased with our visit. The room was clean and quiet. The view of the lake from our balcony was very picturesque and it was relaxing to sit out there. We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks because of the weather but that was a nice perk. Both staff members we met were extremely helpful and very pleasant. The proximity to Cooperstown was quite nice but I enjoyedthe quiet of the more rural location. I will return again!

Room Tip: We had room 2 nice balcony view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My partner and I stayed here August 9-12 and were amazed. The view of the lake was beautiful. Loved sitting on the balcony in the mornings enjoying the peace and quiet. Rooms 1-10 have nice sized balconies with table and chairs that look out over the lake. Room was very clean and spacious. Good deal to stay here. It's not that far from Cooperstown or Sharon Springs and a nice drive along the lake to get there. Only thing that would make it more perfect would be to offer a light breakfast in the community room. On that note, they have a huge common area next to the lobby with couches and books to read and games to play and a huge deck. Check out the sandy beach area at lakefront for an awesome view of the lake. We plan to make this our lodging every year when we travel north!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a wonderful room on the second floor of the motel with a beautiful view of the lake. It is very close to Glimmerglass and just a short drive to Cooperstown. The room was clean and quiet, and the beach on the lake was beautiful. Very well maintained property. Hope to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We just stayed at Bayside for the fourth time and we loved it. The cottage was a nice way to have a family vacation under the same roof. Close to Cooperstown but quite affordable and even closer to Glimmerglass. We are planning our trip for next year. :)

Room Tip: We loved the view of the lake from our cottage porch.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Jennifer M, Manager at Bayside Inn & Marina, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Of course you can come back next year! Thank you for your dedication and being a part of the Bayside family. We always appreciate our season regulars and look forward to seeing them every year!
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Additional Information about Bayside Inn & Marina

Address: 7090 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cooperstown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
#5 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Inn & Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayside Inn & Marina, on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY, offers pleasant, comfortable accommodations in a peaceful, wooded lakeside setting with picnic areas and gazebos at the small swimming beach. Canoes and kayaks are available free of charge to our guests. Located only 7 miles from Cooperstown, and 11 miles from the Cooperstown Dreams Park, Bayside Inn & Marina is a destination in itself. Our friendly and professional staff will do everything they can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one. ... more   less 
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