All Star Village

All Star Village, Oneonta: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, All Star Village Reviews: 2.5/5

All Star Village
2.5
What people are saying
Train wreak, dump, chaos.
Aug 2021
First of all, if anyone believes that the few reviews with 4 & 5 star ratings are authentic, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you. I went for one week as an umpire, and I'll never return to this Faux-Cooperstown dump. It's a cheap imitation of Dreams Park, which is actually near Cooperstown and a well-run reputable facility. I've worked at Dreams Park for about 20 weeks over seven years. UMPIRES BEWARE. As an umpire, the most important thing to me in this type of venue is organization and scheduling. Games here start at 7:00 am for 12 year old kids!! (Dreams Park games never start before 8:30 am). The last regular games start after 9:00 pm. (that's regular scheduling, not rain-out makeups). They are then crammed together back to back, with umpires constantly being reassigned at the last minute. The last game I did, they assigned me four different partners inside of half an hour before game time. My first day was 3 games back-to-back-to-back with barely enough time to change and no time for lunch. I also had one day where I had to do SIX games. In many cases, umpires share the bathroom and showers with 12 year boys! (What could possibly go wrong?) This never happens at Dreams Park, where the umpires have there own bathroom/shower building. The bathrooms were filthy, as is much of the rest of the place. The opening ceremony was as bad as everyone else here says. The Skills Competition that followed was even worse. They try to copy the Skills Competition done by Dreams Park, but All Star Village was a train wreak. The teams were going cluelessly in different directions, and we umpires, who officiate this circus, had no idea what we were suppose to do. As a part of the Speed Competition where they run the bases, we went to our assigned field where there was a large puddle of standing water at first base. We eventually moved to another field. I could go on, but I'll spare you. Don't go to this place. It really is that bad.

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

2.5
45 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
7
Average
6
Poor
8
Terrible
18

Mick M
1 contribution
Train wreak, dump, chaos.
Aug 2021
First of all, if anyone believes that the few reviews with 4 & 5 star ratings are authentic, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you. I went for one week as an umpire, and I'll never return to this Faux-Cooperstown dump. It's a cheap imitation of Dreams Park, which is actually near Cooperstown and a well-run reputable facility. I've worked at Dreams Park for about 20 weeks over seven years.

UMPIRES BEWARE. As an umpire, the most important thing to me in this type of venue is organization and scheduling. Games here start at 7:00 am for 12 year old kids!! (Dreams Park games never start before 8:30 am). The last regular games start after 9:00 pm. (that's regular scheduling, not rain-out makeups). They are then crammed together back to back, with umpires constantly being reassigned at the last minute. The last game I did, they assigned me four different partners inside of half an hour before game time. My first day was 3 games back-to-back-to-back with barely enough time to change and no time for lunch. I also had one day where I had to do SIX games.

In many cases, umpires share the bathroom and showers with 12 year boys! (What could possibly go wrong?) This never happens at Dreams Park, where the umpires have there own bathroom/shower building. The bathrooms were filthy, as is much of the rest of the place.

The opening ceremony was as bad as everyone else here says. The Skills Competition that followed was even worse. They try to copy the Skills Competition done by Dreams Park, but All Star Village was a train wreak. The teams were going cluelessly in different directions, and we umpires, who officiate this circus, had no idea what we were suppose to do. As a part of the Speed Competition where they run the bases, we went to our assigned field where there was a large puddle of standing water at first base. We eventually moved to another field. I could go on, but I'll spare you.

Don't go to this place. It really is that bad.
Written August 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erika H
1 contribution
ALL Star Village OFF SITE- Horrible Experience
Aug 2021
All Star Village- OFF SITE
•Never saw pictures or condition of room prior to booking the room.
•Cooperstown Village and Southside Diner are affiliated.
•No office to check in
•You have to go to the Southside diner to check in
•No on-site manager (Ginger) is a contact person
•Room smelled horrible
•Everything was very old and falling apart
•Toilet was wobbling
•Windows had screens off
I went to look for a new hotel to stay in.
•An hour later I went back to the diner and spoke to Deanna (one of the owners) returned the keys and asked for a refund. She stated that it was late to call the Village and early next morning I would receive a call regarding the refund.
•Next day I called the diner and requested to speak to Deanna. According to person I spoke to she was unavailable and would return my call back. Never called me.
I did not know the condition of the property before booking the stay, otherwise I would have never made the reservation to stay at that place.
Written August 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gmaof2b
Corning, NY31 contributions
Not in Cooperstown
Aug 2021
First off, i had no idea it isn't anywhere near Cooperstown, so when i rented a house near Cooperstown, it was 45 minutes away ! Totally wasted almost $3000 to rent a place so far away and driving back and forth, ruined some of the experience for my family. As for the actual experience,kids loved it, but it is so expensive. Expect to have to walk 5-10 miles daily, up and down very steep and long hills,use a backpack cooler. Opening cereamony, is stupid. Kids stand in line for hours while families/group sit all around trying to show spirit, and than they waste time having moms and dads, and military and what ever category they think of, walk down on the field, clap, than walk back to where they were and then next group. IT goes on for hours,before they finally bring kids down and introduce teams, the week we went there were 69 teams.
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anthony G
1 contribution
Go ANYWHERE else but here
Jul 2021 • Family
The owner doesn't care about any of the players. He makes $14 million keeping costs low, employees cheap and uneducated, and the amenities expensive.

The rooms are disgusting with ripped bunks and mattresses fit for prisoners. Go to Babe Ruth or any other organization but this one.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

james h
Yorkville, IL34 contributions
Baseball vacation disaster!
Feb 2020 • Solo
The 'Cooperstown(Oneonta) All-Star Village costs per team are approximately $14,000 per team for 1 short week of 12 year old baseball.The staff is very rude, field conditions just average, food and souvenirs overpriced and the on-site hotel deplorable.Read other reviews and spend your hard earned baseball fundraiser monies on good local tournaments!
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ingrid W
Chicago, IL308 contributions
Coming of Age Ritual for 12 year olds
Jul 2019
The Cooperstown tournament is a trip that most 12 year old travel baseball players dream of. I am a mom of a player from the Midwest, so as you can imagine we did not have high expectations of my son's team winning. We stayed in a farmhouse about 20 minutes away that put my son at a disadvantage to the teams whose players stayed in the bunk house. A baseball player does not expect to be getting up at 5:30am to make a 7:30am baseball game.

My son did eat at the camp a few times, but he was not impressed with the food. The opening ceremonies could have been made shorter, dragged out by naming each individual team on three separate occasions and getting Mom's and Dad's on the field separately to participate in antics.

What disappointed me the most was that there are NO Thor Guards on the premises. There is a "Wonder Boy" bat at the entrance to the camp made from a tree struck by lightning in 2009. A tree was struck again the week that we were there. They use golf carts and horns to notify everyone on the fields when lightning is spotted. There is a Thor Guard in the golf course next door, but it never went off during the thunderstorms while we were there. For all the money that this place makes, it seems like a small investment for kid's safety to put a Thor Guard on the premises.
Written September 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marie D
1 contribution
The Worst....by Far!!!
Aug 2019 • Family
This was the absolute worst, worst, worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Convenience of being at the park was fantastic, but still not enough to ever recommend. Room was damp, and everything (clothing, bedding, luggage) always felt wet. Horribly dated. Felt like I was in a scene from a 1970’s movie. Booked for 4, but barely had room to move with just 2 of us. Cleaning service was the only reason I gave it 1 star. Personable and did their job. Do yourself a favor and book at the Holiday Inn Express.
Written August 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wendy M
1 contribution
Experience, great! Hotel was a horror show
Aug 2019 • Family
We stayed at the onsite hotel in ASV in August of 2019.

First, I will start with the good: The proximity to the fields made up for most of what the rooms lacked in comfort. There is value in being able to walk to the field, or back to your room at any point during the day. The staff was generally pleasant. The fields were beautiful and well maintained. The views were awesome.

Now, the bad: The on-site hotel was for the most part disgusting and in disrepair. The carpet was stained and uncomfortable, the bedding was nauseating to the touch. The room was damp and did not smell good. The shower curtain was stained a reddish/brownish/yellowish color, presumably some combination of the blood and tears of previous occupants. I expect that shower curtain will give me nightmares for years to come.

As for the food for the boys, it was pretty lousy and we had to go out most days to buy them something else to eat. That was kind of annoying. The food at the facility was decent. The drinks were good and helped dull our senses and make up for the other shortcomings.

All in all, it was a great experience. We went into it with the understanding that we’d be sacrificing comfort for convenience. Most important, the boys made some great memories. The fantastic time they had there far outweighed the first world problems presented by our accommodations. If we had the chance to do it over again we’d do it the exact same way.
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob M
1 contribution
ALL STAR VILLAGES "OFF SITE" ACCOMMODATIONS
Aug 2019
We paid for 6 nights at this location but we had to leave early because the place was a "DUMP". They did not make our beds and they didn't even clean the coffee pot. When we arrived, there was still coffee in the coffee pot from the previous client. Also, there was not hot water in the bathroom. We did receive clean towels every day. The TV was so small you could not read the writing on the screen. We complained but was referred to the "manager" who referred us to the "owner".
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

james h
Yorkville, IL34 contributions
Oneonta "All Star" Nightmare
Jul 2019
I have visited the Cooperstown "All Star" Village on 5 occasions as a volunteer umpire, the first being in 2008 and the most recent in July of 2019. The head of umpires and the camp director have drastically changed in the past few years, not for the better. In 17 years as an official I have never been treated as I was in my time at the Village this year. Both directors were unprofessional and unorganized in both their treatment of myself and my umpire partner and the umpire supervisor, Oscar, was profane in the presence of both parents and young adults. I had paid extra to stay in a bed and breakfast facility off-site, which was approved by management, and was then told that I was given "special" treatment. I was not given the proper up to date rules for umpires, which led to a team forfeit and ultimately led to myself and my umpire partner being dismissed from the camp on the second day. I would advise any teams considering the Cooperstown All-Star Village to spend their money more wisely and use it for local weekend tournaments.
Written August 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 45
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing