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Golden Sands Resort on Lake George
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3654 Lake Shore Drive, P.O. Box 11, Diamond Point, Lake George, NY 12845   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Diamond Point
Plainview, New York
2 reviews
“Great place,would definitely come back here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The views are beautiful and the beach was clean with sandy bottom,very soft on your feet.plenty of chairs and chaises on the beach.there is also a fire pit which we enjoyed with another family having many toasted marshmallows.the lake here is shallow for kids to enjoy, my boys (13&8) really enjoyed it here.yes the rooms are on the small side,the shower is tight,but all in all this place is great. The perfect location less than 5min. Drive to village.My whole family loved it here we had a great time and we'll be back.thanks again Bob

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stayed here overnight on July 14, 2011. We love this resort. Have been here a couple of times over the past several years. The best thing about this resort is their level grounds and beachfront on Lake George. Great access to the lake with a level sandy beach and you can wade out 50 feet into the lake and it's still only up to your (adult) waist. The motel unit rooms are small but clean. We've stayed in a larger unit in the past, which is what I would recommend if you're stay for a week. The motel unit is adequate for 1 or 2 nights' stay. The only complaint I have is the size of the shower (a small stall) and the amount of water pressure there. Other than that, no complaints! Love Lake George! Thanks Bob & Bonnie-Belle!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We came in a family group and this place was perfect for grandparents and two sets of grandkids. There was lots of outdoor space to relax together and the kids could run around, swim, and go out on the dock. The room we stayed in was small, clean, and out of another era. One bed was great, obviously new mattress, the other was probably due for replacing. Tiny shower, no tub. There was a decent size hotel fridge, a microwave, and a counter top for preparing small snacks and storing food. RIght outside the door we had a table on the deck and there were plenty of pic nic tables and grills on the long skinny lawn. THere was also a swing set and slide. The beach was well maintained and there were chairs for relaxing while the kids splashed and dug in the sand. It was easy to borrow a kayak and paddle around. Golden Sands Resort is in a great spot on Lake George. It is easy to get to the honky-tonk fun in Lake George Village and the more sedate shopping and parks in Bolton Landing.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the lawn have the nicer decks, easier access to the beach and lake views.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victor, New York
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Let me first start by saying that our family of 5 and a 12 week old beagle decided to head to ADK on the spur of the moment for a few nights. We expected to find an old 50s style resort...which is exactly what we found. Golden Sands has beach access (though pets are not allowed anywhere near the beach) and has kayaks for free (the kids enjoyed these). The owner was very nice, gave good recommendations on where to rent boats (Waters Edge Marina), and provided that family run feel that one looks for in a summer rental.

Rooms were still in the 50s motif, and the beds weren't much better...but hey, they allowed pets, I can't complain. And they had cable TV, which even got Versus so I could get my Tour de France fix in. The A/C worked great.

Would have liked a bit more room for the animals (there really is no room for them to do their business). If I could make a suggestion, I'd tear out the hedges, ratty ping pong table and swing and throw down a bunch of mulch and grass.

They do rent nightly, which was nice. Cost was a bit much for what we got...but prepare yourself, this will be the theme for your entire Lake George experience. 360 dollars for 2 nights. The meals killed me...you're not walking out of a restaurant for breakfast without paying $60 for 2 adults, 3 kids...$100 for dinner.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I came here over the 4th of July holiday and had such a wonderful time. Living in NYC it was really nice to relax and experience nature for a short break on the Lake. Golden Sands was the perfect place for us to stay. The owner Bob was super personable and helpful, the staff was always warm and friendly, rooms were comfortable, and the price was great for what we got. It's very close to Lake George village and other fun things to do. We brought our dog along as well, and she had a great time too! The perfect place to go for a relaxed couples or family vacation!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stayed at Golden Sands Resort for a week and enjoyed every minute of our time. A very friendly and enjoyable place to stay right on the lake. We loved taking kayaks out on the water, swimming, or just hanging out back in the room on the very comfortable bed. Absolutely will return to Lake George and will absolutely stay at Golden Sands.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

I've stayed here for two years now and I will continue to go back. The owner, Bob, makes you feel at home. The view is fantastic from all rooms but especially room 26!! The beach is nice and private and the water has a wonderful sandy bottom. It is close enough to town (about a 2 minute drive) and you can even walk to my favorite breakfast location ("The Lone Bull"). My family stayed here when I was growing up and now as an adult I choose the Golden Sands to come to with my friends for a fantastic, relaxing, and peaceful week on Lake George!! Thank you Bob!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Resort on Lake George

Address: 3654 Lake Shore Drive, P.O. Box 11, Diamond Point, Lake George, NY 12845
Location: United States > New York > Lake George > Diamond Point
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Diamond Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Sands Resort on Lake George 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Sands Resort on Lake George is a "Family Atmosphere" lakeside resort motel offering comfortable 1 and 2 room accommodations on our private wide natural sand beach and shallow swimming area. We're located at the widest part of Lake George with spectacular 15 mile views, lakeside rooms, Free kayaks, Free Wi-Fi, private beach, dock, fridges, microwaves, playgrounds, ping-pong, b-ball, BBQ and picnic areas, lakeside fire pit, we're on Lake George trolley line, close to Lake George Village, and close to all restaurants and attractions! We're fun for the entire family! ... more   less 
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