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“Loved the price but not the quality” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Prospect Aire Motel

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Prospect Aire Motel
75 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY 12845   |  
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Ranked #43 of 88 hotels in Lake George
Norwalk, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved the price but not the quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2007

My family and I stayed at the family suite at Prospect Aire Motel for 4 days. For $169.00 a night you couldn't beat 2 rooms 3 full beds and a twin, plus a kitchenette. We were offered a free continental breakfast for the entire family. TV and Wall A/C Unit were included. We were able to save money on dining by cooking at home. We didn't even have to drive to town because we were only a few blocks away from all the action. In addition we had discount tickets at the local water park. However, below are some of the items missing at this motel . If your only concern is price and convenience of motel location, then these items may not discourage you from going to this motel. These items were:
1) Cleanliness - The rugs left black dirt marks on the bottoms of our feet. Kitchenette had an uncleaness to it (old sponge, no soap, old flatware and toaster). Cobwebs behind furniture.
2) No elevator - Carrying luggage to the 2nd floor and strollers was difficult.
3) No room service; (no food service or daily maid service). There wasn't even a broom or vacuum for us to clean our own room.
4) One bathroom for 7 people
5) Security - Didn't feel safe due to 2 outside entrances; children could easily leave.
6) Parking was tight.
7) No pool.
8) No lounge
9) No indoor activities
10) No data port
11) No telephone
12) Basic TV stations
13) Mattresses were not comfortable and didn't smell clean.
14) Room had musty smell.
15) Central Air

Now if cleanliness and amenites are not necessary for your stay, and all you are concerned with is price, then this motel is a great place to stay if all you want to do is sleep (and even that won't be too comfortable because of the mattresses). On a good note, the owner Carol seems very nice and I'm sure she would lend you a couple extra towels every day and a broom if you asked for it. Really folks if you are trying to get away with a lot of people and can't afford it, you should still consider it.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed August 2005, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ProspectAireMotel, Owner/Manager at Prospect Aire Motel, responded to this review, June 9, 2007
Since this guest stayed with us 2 years ago, we have installed new carpets, queen and king sized beds, and provide maid service. All guests are informed of our amenities and we do not misrepresent our property. However, we do offer a great location, price and friendly service.
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2006

We just got back to CT from a nice stay at the Prospect Aire Motel. My family group rented two rooms and the cottage. The place was very clean and Carol was a wonderful and friendly hostess. The hotel is in a quiet location but just a short walk to the village. You can save parking fees by leaving your car at the motel. Our teenage kids walked to the village themselves as a group and we were all comfortable with that. The price was reasonable for our 3-day stay. Thank you Carol for your hospitality and hard work. None of us had any complaints about the Prospect Aire Motel.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2006

Stayed at the Prospect Aire in July. Would highly recommend it. Great service, very clean. Would definitely stay there again, location was perfect off the strip but within 2 blocks of everything. It is perfect for travelers on a budget. Room was very clean. It was exactly as I expected.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwood, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2006

We chose this motel based upon the reviews we read here. We now wish we had spent some time looking at other places first. I think we could have found a better room for a comparable price. The location was perfect - easy walk to shops, restaurants and beach, but off the main street. The room itself was clean, there were plenty of towels and might have been ok if all you wanted was a place to sleep. It was not a comfortable place to spend any more time than that. There was a musty, slightly moldy smell, a stain on the carpet, no comfortable seating (just the bed and 2 chairs at a small dining table). The bed was old, mattress thin and soft. The TV was old, the bedding was very worn. The kitchenette was a counter within 4 feet of the bed. There was no closet and the only place to hang any clothes was a rack just inside the door and over the dresser and TV. The breakfast was a disappointment: poptarts, English muffins, frozen grocery-store bagels, orange juice and coffee. The coffee was the only item freshly prepared.
We had booked the room for 3 nights, prepaid one and were required to pay in full at check-in, something we had never had to do at other places. We were travelling on motorcycle and came despite a risky forecast. We decided to leave after 1 night based on weather reports. I inquired about the possibility of a refund when we checked out and Carol got angry, pointing out that the receipt said no refunds. She was right, it did, but you get the receipt AFTER you pay; would have been nice if she had told us before we paid! I asked about splitting the difference, paying for 1 of the 2 remaining nights but she wouldn't discuss it. Sure wish we hadn't blindly prepaid, there were vacancies all over town.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Buchanan, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2006

Listen; if you are the type who wants a full service resort with a pool and all the noise and craziness of being right on the "strip" in Lake George then this is not the place for you. BUT if you are like my Family and like to be close to the action but want to get away from it whenever you wish (a block away to be exact) ~ prospect aire would be a good choice for you. It’s kind of like a small motel and a B&B got married and had a baby. You have hosts who know your name and can give you advice about where to go and actually tell you where things are. AND you have a nice private clean room at a VERY reasonable price for Lake George in the summer. Some affordable places around Lake George Village are so far away you can't really walk it........ but here The location couldn't be better ~ You can walk to town and the Beach. Carol makes great coffee. The Breakfast is "continental" style so if you want something more extensive you can go to the pancake house easy walking distance OR if you just want a little something to start off the day with what Carol has out is more than sufficient. We also had a room with a kitchenette which is a big ++ when you are traveling with a kid. Like I said we have stayed here twice and will stay again next trip to Lake George.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2005

Our family (2 adults, 2 teens) had the pleasure of staying at the Prospect Aire Motel over Labor Day weekend 2005. Having stayed in & around Lake George many, many times over the last 40+ years, I was surprised to have been unaware of such a cute little place, meticulously maintained, & complete with hanging baskets of fresh flowers. Usually staying on the main drag in the heart of the village (in the midst of the action, but sky-high prices, noise and congestion like you wouldn't believe, as well), I took a chance, based solely on the TripAdvisor's reviews. It was a nice change to stay off the beaten path on one of the side streets, away from the hustle & bustle, but within walking distance to all- a PLUS, as parking, if you're lucky enough to find it at all, comes at a very high premium. This is an older motel (as most in Lake George are), but very well-kept and affordable. ALL units are NON-smoking. We stayed in the cottage (adorable!)- spic 'n span, clean as a whisltle, neat as a pin- what more can I say? Accomodations include a living room area with a daybed (w/2 VERY comfortable twin mattresses, according to my daughter), TV, A/C/heat, & 2 small collapsible chairs. The kitchen area (NOT kitchenette), has a full refrigerator, stove w/oven, microwave, full sink, cabinets w/a few pots&pans, some dishes, utensils, silverware, etc.; a table w/3 chairs. A small, separate bedroom w/a double bed, dresser, nightstand, closet and ...QUIET; NO traffic, NO loud "partiers", NO noise (try getting that down on the strip!). A very small bathroom w/stall shower & plenty of fresh towels... perfect for a small family! A FREE continental breakfast (English muffins, donuts, bagels, Pop Tarts, toaster waffles or pancakes, OJ, coffee) served outside daily in the backyard, on the patio. If you needed ANYTHING, you had but to ask! Carol & her husband Joe couldn't possibly have been anymore accomodating, offering advice on local eateries & attractions (they sell deeply discounted tickets to the Great Escape), being generally helpful, & always taking the time to make you feel welcome ... I felt like we had just made 2 new friends! Looking forward to staying there again soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2005

I haven't been to Lake George in a number of years. We decided to return because I had read so many positive reviews about this motel. Upon arrival, Carol was there to greet us. She allowed us to unload our bags PRIOR to checking in (I've never been to a place that didn't want your signature on the dotted line first.) The room was what I expected, clean and simple, which is typical for Lake George. The location was great because you were within walking distance to the lake, beach and shops, yet far enough to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains. Breakfast was fine and plentiful, some of the items may have been frozen, but at least they were FRESH! No leftovers from the day before! Carol was always there to make sure you had everything you needed. Her coffee was great, which I told her, so she made sure a fresh pot was brewing for me each morning. Carol is really what makes Prospect Aire shine. She truly cares how you feel and will do whatever she can to make you happy. The only negative point I can make is the no housekeeping issue, when reserving a room this should be mentioned up front, not once you arrive. Making my own bed was not really a big deal, but it would have been nice to have the bathroom floor swept at least once during my stay - if I knew, I would have brought my own broom! That said, we always had plenty of fresh towels and soap in our room. If I were to return to Lake George it would be for two reasons: Carol and the lake!

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Free Parking
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#43 Top resorts Hotel in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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