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“Big, clean rooms!” 5 of 5 stars
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Forge Motel
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104 Lamberton St, Old Forge, NY 13420   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Webster, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Big, clean rooms!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Rooms are very spacious and clean. Great view of the lake. The pool is nice for the kids and free breakfast. Great value for the price. Walking distance to everything in town. I will never stay anywhere else when visiting Old Forge!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oneonta, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Friendly atmosphere. Clean rooms . And the best veiw of the lake. Nice place to sit and watch the boats. Pet friendly. Continental breakfast is good. Nice indoor pool. Have stayed here on and off since the 60's. So like the title says, The only place we stay in Old Forge!

Room Tip: We always stay in the upper deck. The veiw is nicer and the pool is closer.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

It's everything you would aspect from a motel. Basic, but clean (which in my opinion is the most important thing). The view is great though and it's nice and quiet. Als mentioned before breakfast is very simpel, but otherwise many other motels don't offer any breakfast so this will do. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I have stayed at this motel for roughly 30 years and it is one of my favorite. Rooms are very clean and the view from the upper rooms of the lake is awesome. Nice continental breakfast they provide in the mornings. Place has an indoor pool which is also very clean. Staff is excellent and would do anything to make your stay comfortable. Motel is close to store/restaurants and most is within walking distance. You can also bring your dog which is very unusual now days. Would recommend this place highly!

Room Tip: go with the upper level
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dexter, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This place is an average place to stay, but does need room updating. We found our room clean and the service was good. An ordinary continental breakfast was served in the main lobby which consisted of bagels, Sara-lee muffins, fruit, coffee, tea & juices. We would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Schaghticoke, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Well, we checked into this Motel on a snowmobile, romantic weekend. When we first opened the door to the motel I was less than impressed. I looked around and was very dissapointed in this disgusting room that had stains on the floor. I took the blankets off looking for bedbugs and what I found was worse. BOTH box springs had massive blood or vomit splatters all over them. SO GROSS. It looked like someone was murdered in our room. It is a dog friendly motel so I ended up using the blanket that I brought for the dog to sleep with. I would never stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerOwner, Owner at Forge Motel, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. Since this photo was taken we have replace the mattresses. I hope you will come back again soon and see our improvements.
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Rochester NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

As other reviews have stated, the view is excellent. And the rooms are clean. That's about it. I would wager the rooms themselves haven't been updated since the late 70s or early 80s. Decor is old - and the rooms have an 'old' smell to them.

Also, amenities that are standard in virtually every motel or hotel that I stay in are lacking here. There's no coffee pot, no blow dryer, no mini-refrigerator. Furniture is crude - no recliner or sofa. TVs are very old 19" models that look to be from the mid 80s.

Rooms are on the small side too. Bathroom is small. Even basics like shampoo aren't provided - nor does the desk have any - I called. Had to make a trip to the store to get some.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 104 Lamberton St, Old Forge, NY 13420
Location: United States > New York > Old Forge
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Number of rooms: 60

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