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Saratoga Springs, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, we love the Otesaga. We have been going there for Mother's Day for quit a few years. This year we decided to go there for the Thanksgiving weekend. We have always found the hotel to be elegant, and the staff professional and friendly. This visit was no exception. In addition, we have always found dining at the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at the Otesaga Resort on the Thanksgiving Package, which included breakfast and dinner daily from Wed through Sat. We left feeling very relaxed and happy. The hotel is historic and grand. The property, public areas and grounds are lovely. I booked a deluxe king room but believe we were upgraded since our room had... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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242 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Otesaga is one of the grand old resorts, but they have found the perfect balance between old world charm and modern amenities. My room was roomy, beautiful and comfortable. A huge walk in closet, excellent wifi and high quality toiletries made it even better. I cannot remember the last time I stayed in a room this clean - from corner... More 

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Thank KimMcMann
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KimMcMann, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Otesaga. The staff will be thrilled to read your positive comments and it's helpful to know that we were able to deliver the right balance between historic and modern as it was one of our... More 

New York
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Otesaga is one of America's grand hotels. It's hard to beat the old world charm of this 1909 beauty, which overlooks the famed "Glimmerglass" lake of James Fenimore Cooper's novels. We live not far from here, yet each summer my kid loves to dress up and sip a soda on the stunning wide veranda, or listen to the grand... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NYTravelView, Thank you so much for your review, we're so glad to read that you enjoy your visit each summer with your family, the Otesaga is indeed a great place to relax and take in the beautiful surrounding views. Being a member of the Historic Hotels of America, The Otesaga takes pride in its past and makes every effort... More 

Cooperstown, New York
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a facial at the Hawkeye Spa in the Otesaga Resort Hotel. I have not a lot of facials, but I would say I have had many. My facial by Gabby was "hands down" one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and thorough facials I have ever had. I will usually try a spa, as a treat to myself,... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NancyA1958, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to Hawkeye Spa, we're glad that you enjoyed your facial treatment, Gabby will be thrilled to read your kind comments. Our new Seaweed Wrap treatment has been very well received so we're confident you'll enjoy it too on your next visit. Thank you for... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful very well maintained vintage hotel on the lake. Attentive and friendly staff. Updated bathrooms with great taste and respect for the historical value of the building. Excellent breakfast, amazing views.

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Al F., We're glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Otesaga, thank you for visiting and for taking the time to share your comments. The historical value of The Otesaga plays a key role in providing a memorable experience to our guests and it's great to read that you enjoyed it. The team will be happy to... More 

Upstate New York
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116 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

100 year old hotel on ideal location to watch sailboats on the lake, this place is beautiful and relaxing. The huge veranda has about 35 rocking chairs to enjoy. In the evening, a huge fire pit is lit. The rooms are very comfortable.

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LouiseUpstateNewYork, Thank you for staying at The Otesaga during your recent visit to the area, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The veranda with its rocking chairs is indeed a popular place for guests to enjoy the views of the lake and relax, especially during the summer and fall months. We're happy to read that you found the... More 

Hauppauge
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something magical about staying in a waterfront hotel that harkens back to the guilded age of travel. This gorgeous hotel is modernized in the most perfect way by incorporating elements authentic to the era. The staff are lovely and courteous. The food is amazing.

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Long_Island_CVB, We are glad to read your recent review of The Otesaga, thank you for taking the time to share your comments and, most importantly, for staying with us. Recent renovations have been very well received by our guests and we're happy that you enjoyed them too. While we address today's travelers needs with modern amenities we also make... More 

massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Otesaga is amazing, when you drive by, it draws you in! Although way too pricey, I am SO glad I sucked it up and stayed, even for just one night!! We had an amazing room with a view of the pool and Lake Otsego! the Buffet Breakfast was amazing, our waitress, not so much!! but that's ok, it was... More 

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tvlqueen, Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Cooperstown, we're so glad to read that you decided to spend the night with us, and most importantly, that you enjoyed it. The grounds are indeed breathtaking, and the views of the lake are just magical. Sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience with... More 

Utica, New York
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Top shelf quality all around: the food, wait staff, atmosphere, cleanliness - I can't cover all of the great aspects of dining at the Otesaga - there are too many credits to go around. Let me put this in perspective for you. I've been a Certified Chef for almost thirty years and have traveled and cooked across the country, and... More 

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Thank Ed S
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ed S., Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent dining experience at The Otesaga, we're flattered by your remarks, especially coming from someone with experience in the industry. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, the culinary team will be thrilled to read your comments. We hope you'll visit us again soon and experience... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the Historic Grand Resort of Cooperstown, NY, overlooking the majestic Lake Otsego and providing exceptional accommodations, excellence service, and an elegant atmosphere since 1909. The resort is located just a short walk from Cooperstown main attractions, including the Baseball Hall Of Fame, The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, and provides exclusive packages for everyone in the family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Address: 60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1042
Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Price Range: $378 - $573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Otesaga Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
The Otesaga Hotel Cooperstown
Otesaga Hotel Cooperstown
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
#3 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
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“The best rooms are on the third floor with a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles DLW68246, 4 days ago | Read review
“The higher the floor, the better the view, but ceilings get progressively lower & hallways narrower. Avoid 5th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles debg926, 6 days ago | Read review
“Lakeside rooms have a lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles KimMcMann, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on highest floor have beautiful view if you plan ahead to request it.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseUpstateNewYork, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Waterfront rooms are worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Long_Island_CVB, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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