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“Would never stay any place else.” 5 of 5 stars
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Sundowner Motel
420 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845   |  
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Ranked #33 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Avalon, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Would never stay any place else.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We found this little gem 3 years ago when we wanted to go to the track in Saratoga and have been back every year. We couldn't ask for any place better-we are walking distance to everything in Lake George yet tucked away from the bustle & easy drive to Saratoga. This year due to our daughters wedding in September we did not think we would be able to make it up but we took a last minute trip Columbus day weekend (the last weekend most things are open on the lake) We had the place to ourselves on Wed. & Thur. which was so enjoyable. The owners have always gone out of their way to make sure things are right which is what brings us back year after year.
Due to not having to go to the track this year we explored more of the area and discovered so many wonderful close places such as Bolten and Gore Mountain.
We have another daughter getting married next October so we will be either trying to sneak up for a long weekend in the Spring or be back for Columbus Day-either way we will be back.

Room Tip: Would recommend a room on the north side of the complex for a better view of the lake.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Fords
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

After the Oktoberfest of last year, I wrote about this place. It only gets better. We have stayed here a number of times and have never been disappointed. So much so that we have contacted my sister-in-law in North Carolina about a family reunion next year here at the Sundowner. Only this time it will be with our kids and their spouses and children and her whole family. This place never disappoints and the owners are very willing to answer any question you may have or just shoot the breeze with you. Much better than any big hotel chain. I like the "Mom & Pop" style that Sundowner has. No big chain "get them in & get them out", type of business, but a nice casual relaxed atmosphere, to start a relaxing vacation. We will always come back to Sundowner as long as it remains this way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Port Ewen, New York
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Had another great stay at Sundowner this past weekend while going to Warrensburg Garage sale. Stayed with five friends and had the efficiency apt with 2 double beds and full bath on one side and the LR with pullout couch ,kitchen table and chairs and half bath on the other. The kitchen is fully equipped and the place is spotless. Great location at a great price. Owners are onsite and very helpful. Only thing I would comment on is newer and bigger towels. I am a lover of nice linens and this would be the icing on the cake !!! :):)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Whitesboro, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed 3 nights recently. Room was comfortable. Bathroom looked freshly painted and new sink. Knotty pine on the walls of the bedroom. Bed was very comfortable. Baseboard heat which worked wonderfully on the cool nights. Has air conditioning if needed. Chairs provided on the porch outside the cabin for enjoying the mountain air. Flat screen TV with plenty of channels if you get stuck inside due to the weather or just need to rest from all the shopping in the Village. Friendly front desk staff and housekeeper. My only faults with the room are the small refrigerator which sat on the floor. Would be better if it was sitting up on a table. Also, no indication of where the ice machine was located. Would stay here again. Budget priced, but a good value.

Room Tip: If you want a view of the lake, be sure to ask for one as not all rooms have a lake view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seekonk, MA
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56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We originally booked 2 nights over the Labor Day weekend but we were enjoying ourselves so much that we booked another night and stayed a total of 3.

It was our first time in the Lake George area so I booked this hotel solely based on reading the reviews here on TA. We booked the lakefront king room #228.

The room was very large as was the deck overlooking the lake. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was large with 2 sinks, the tile work looked new and shiny. There was plenty of drawer space and a good sized closet, a desk and chair, a couch, coffee table, small dining table and 2 chairs, small refrigerator and a bit "dated" television set. The deck had 2 lounge chairs and 2 adirondack style chairs.

The room does not have an iron, ironing board or coffee maker. (see below "tip")

My only complaint and it's a small one....the towels are SO thin and undersized. I asked Heather our room attendant to leave some extra towels and she did, which helped. An upgrade on the towels is definitely needed.

The heated pool was wonderful as was the hot tub (be careful stepping down into it...the step is steep) We took advantage of the free kayaks and had a great time out on the beautiful lake.

The family that runs the hotel are all very friendly and we felt like we got to know them a little better by the end of our 3 day stay.

We were there Labor Day weekend....Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and from Monday (labor day) evening on we pretty much had the entire hotel to ourselves....at least it felt that way. Lake George was very busy on Sunday but most people left by Monday afternoon.

The location of this hotel is great and within a 5 to 10 minute walk to all of the shops and restaurants. I like that it's at the end of the strip a little bit away from all of the hustle and bustle.

We will definitely stay here again and I highly recommend this hotel to anybody visiting the area for the first time. You can read my many other reviews on here and know that I try to give an honest and fair review of each property that we've stayed at.

I am very picky about cleanliness and you can rest assured that if I say this place is spotless....I mean it. Our room attendant Heather did a great job keeping our room clean!

Oh....one final "tip"....we brought along a small 5 cup Mr Coffee because the room did not have a coffee pot (although they do serve free coffee in the lobby each morning) I like to make my own and sit on the deck in the morning with a nice cup or 2 of fresh coffee.

Room Tip: Spend the extra and book the lakefront room...you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Second year staying there. Nice motel maintained by the family. Cleaner than most motels. You always see the maintenance guy, Eric, and owner cleaning up. Eric was also very nice and helpful with nearby attractions and restaurants. Heated pool and jacuzzi a plus. Will be back again next year. It's now a family tradition :-D

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had a great time at the sundowner! The room was very clean! Location was great too! A short walk into town. We used their free kayak's twice! The pool was nice too. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sundowner Motel

Address: 420 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Lake George
#14 Family Hotel in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sundowner Motel is conveniently located in Lake George Village directly on the shores of beautiful Lake George. We are a short walk from shops, restaurants, and activities in the village. Enjoy our clean, comfortable motel rooms, wonderful views of the lake, surrounding mountains and the other amenities that we offer:-Outdoor Heated Pool-Outdoor Kiddie Pool-Outdoor Deck overlooking Lake George-Outdoor Whirlpool-Free use of kayaks and rowboat-Free Wi-Fi-Private, shallow sandy beach-Picnic Tables and charcoal grills near beach-Laundromat-Free AM Coffee-All of our units are now non-smoking! ... more   less 
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