Our family of four just came back from Clarion Inn and Suites at Lake George, and I must say, we were sorry to leave! My husband, 5-year old son, 12-year old daughter and I journeyed to Lake George for the weekend of the 15th for a YMCA Regional Gymnastics meet. This was our first time using the Clarion chain, and I was a little concerned with how the overall quality would stack up vs the Holiday Inn, which was our usual chain for out-of-state gymnastics meets. However, this was the best choice of hotels which had all the amenities we were looking for: seperate bedroom suite, indoor pool, indoor hot tub, and reasonably priced.
We were greeted at the front desk by a wonderfully pleasant lady with a genuine smile, which set the tone for the entire stay. We had reserved the 2Bedroom Suite with whirlpool bath, and received a 2nd floor room, newly remodeled at a rate of 109.00/night + tax. Well, to put it bluntly, we were BLOWN AWAY when we walked into our room! The website had said "spacious" (don't they ALL say that lol?), but this was like having a one-floor house to yourself! The living area had an over-sized fridge, sink, microwave and coffee maker. There was a very comfortable full-sized pull-out sofa bed, coffee table, and work table with leather roller chair. The children were excited to have a large flat-screen TV directly across from the couch. Fantastic selection of channels: Disney, NICK ,Cartoon Netwook, and Family ABC for the kiddies, with HBO, TNT, CNN, ESPN, DISC, SPIKE etc for the adults (I think 50 channels in all). The kids were also able to see the TV from the first 'bedroom', which is a comfy queen size bed with down comfortor, two nightstands, and a partial room divider. By the way, for those who have children like mine that like to keep a room at 80 degrees, while you want the room at 65---there were two seperate heat/cool sources in the hotel room!
The second room was a separate bedroom with thick french doors that did a remarkable job of blocking out sound from the main room and second sleeping area. Our bedroom also had a large TV, King-sized bed with down comforter, and two nightstands. We had our own door leading to the bathroom, which was another pleasant suprise. The bathroom was divided into three rooms: A huge marble countertop sink with blowdryer; the toilet room, which had a hidden slide door so people could use the sink and mirror while you had your privacy; and finally a large shower and separate 1-person whirlpool bathtub. The tub is DEEP with great jets, and the bathroom has a timed heated lamp (kids coming up from the pool REALLy enjoyed this feature!).
The hotel is working on putting in a fitness room, and there isn't a playground or other outside activities, but for those who are just looking for a fun, relaxing activity while in the hotel, there was a well-maintained (and heated!) indoor pool and hot tub. This isn't the obligatory, kidney-shaped kiddie pool most hotels offer, but an honest-to-goodness, swim-laps-and-get-tired pool! The hot tub was hot enough to make you pause, but didn't illicit a fainting spell.
The best part of our stay would have to be the size of the rooms and the comfort of the beds---no tossing and turning, and no waking up with back pains (which we have experienced in a few hotels). Also, it spoke volumes on our check-out that the general manager of the hotel asked about our stay, and if there was anything they could do to improve. He also gave us an overview of the historical sites of lake George if we decided to come back for something other than a gymnastics meet!
Of note, there is no elevator, but plenty of stairwells, so keep in mind how much luggage you bring. I learned this the hard way, but my husband volunteered to be the pack horse for the trip (smile). Besides that, our visit was perfect! We have rated this hotel EXCELLENT, and would definitely come back to stay for a vacation!
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- Clarion Lake George
- Days Inn Lake George
- Lake George Clarion
- Clarion Hotel Lake George