My husband and I went to the Erlowest for a one-night romantic getaway--first one in 12 years. I read the reviews here and they were mixed, but it was elegant and romantic looking, and we wanted Lake George. So we took a chance. First, it really is gorgeous. But there was a mistake with the room reservation. They had booked us the next month. But they immediately upgraded us to a room 2x as large, so can't complain. The room was gorgeous. Huge jacuzzi tub, fluffy bathrobes and towels, small flat-screen TV kept with the setting, lovely windowseat, cheese plate and champagne. Very pleased with the setting. Dinner was very good. You get a $90 credit per room. Includes food but no drinks whatsoever (not even coffee), and no gratuity that I could see. My husband and one glass of wine and I had coffee and we owed $45, but the dinner was three courses and excellent. Not a bad value. But there was a wedding taking place (great wedding venue), and drunken revelers woke us up at 1 a.m. Then at 2 a.m. a drunk guy in a tux, evidently from the wedding, was knocking on the fire escape on the 3rd floor to get in. Pounding more like it, and for quite some time. No phone in the room to call the desk. My husband got dressed and let him in, and this guy, completely drunk, proceeded to become violently ill outside all third floor bedrooms. Woke me out of a sound sleep and ours was the furthest room away. My husband and a few others on the floor dressed to go see what they could do, because again, no phone to call the desk. The manager was coming upstairs at that moment, but the noise had gone on for a good 20 minutes at least. Now cleaning noises for another 40 minutes or so. We told the lady at the desk the next morning, and she asked if we wanted to tell the manager, but since he was there we did not. We already had a significant upgrade so we were a little sheepish about complaining (and I wasn't sure yet if the reservation mistake was on my side or not--it was in fact their mistake.) Breakfast was very good--sat outside overlooking Lake George. So I was say call first and ask if there is a wedding or other banquet planned. If not, it should be all it promises to be. My recommendation to the manager--put phones in the room so guests can call the desk! And keep better tabs on what goes on in the hotel even when most of your paying customers are in the banquet hall.
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Erlowest Hotel Lake George
- The Inn At Erlowest Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Erlowest, a Queen Anne style stone castle, has recently been meticulously transformed from a private residence into a luxurious ten suite Four Diamond inn and gourmet Restaurant. Originally built in 1898 by Mr. Edward Morse Shepard, it was part of "Millionaires Row" in the Adirondack Park on Lake George in upstate New York. ... more less
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