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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

60 Lake St, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-1042
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#4 of 17 hotels in Cooperstown
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The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the historic grand resort of Cooperstown, NY, overlooking 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's 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Golf course
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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I unfortunately had to cancel my trip to this beautiful resort due to Dreams Park canceling their baseball tournament because of the Covid Virus. I just want to thank The Otesaga Resort for being understanding and not charging any fees. I will definitely be staying here in the future. I hope all the business’s in Cooperstown recover from this crisis and that the people stay Safe and Healthy. Looking forward to better days ahead! Sincerely, Maez Family
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Response from Tjibbe Lambers, Marketing at The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Maez Family, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words, we are so sorry you had to cancel your visit due to Dreams Park Baseball tournament being cancelled. It's an unfortunate situation but we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Until then, please stay safe and let us know if we can be of any assistance. The team at The Otesaga Resort Hotel.
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Hotel's Favorite
The resort was built in 1909 and supposedly given to the owner's daughter for her 16th birthday. It is an absolutely gorgeous property with sweeping views of the lake. The restaurant is beautiful and the grill room (bar) on the ground floor is exactly what it should be... warm, and welcoming, with friendly staff and very very good food. It is absolutely THE place in Cooperstown.
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Responded Nov 24, 2019
Jeffrey R: thank you for your kind words and your glowing review. We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your impressions. Please come visit again.
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A bucket list item has been to see the National Baseball Hall of fame and stay at the Otesaga. What a beautiful resort, right on the lake. It lived up to all I was looking forward to. Drinks and dinner at the Hawkeye Grill was delicious.
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My daughter-in-law treated for this trip. The hotel is not a modern hotel. Reminds me of a huge 19th century mansion. haha. But, it has all the modern amenities. The rooms were quite spacious. The bathroom was what one would find in a post war apartment. Nothing fancy but totally functional. It had the looks of my 1950's apartment bathroom. I am not denigrating the bathroom, just explaining it. The hotel itself has a very homey feeling. The food was fabulous. Breakfast came with our stay and it was without a doubt the best layout i've ever seen. And, you had the opportunity to sit on the balcony which had a wonderful view of the lake. The balcony was available for seating at all times and in the evening, it was such a relaxing way to spend the time. I did not go on the lake but i've seen people on it. There is a nice large swimming pool which the family enjoyed. And to top it all off, the staff was very friendly and courteous. Of course, the main reason for the trip was to go to the Hall of Fame. Nothing needs to be said of that. And its withing easy walking distance from the hotel. Approx. a 1/2 mile. There are also some fine restaurants in the town. Overall, one of the best relaxing, enjoyable vacations i've ever had. By the way, I went in August of 2018, not January 2019.
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Thank you Armen for your gracious review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and in Cooperstown. We hope that you will visit again.
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We were staying at the Otesaga's sister hotel, the Cooper Inn only a block away and were told we had full use of the Otesaga's amenities during our stay. Built in 1909, the 132 room Otesaga Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The impressive front entrance to the property with it's stately columns and the stunning views of Lake Otsego and surroundings from the expansive veranda are fantastic. The lobby is elegant and the amenities seem endless from golf, fishing, tennis, swimming, both pool and lake,spa etc...and 5 restaurants and bars. We visited twice during our stay and also had a nice meal at the Hawkeye Restaurant and Bar. I think these visits have enticed us to stay at the Otesaga Hotel on our next visit to the area.
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Responded Dec 22, 2019
Thank you Mark for such a wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you to the Otesaga soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lakefront Park (0.2 miles), Seventh Inning Stretch (0.3 miles), and Baseballism (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nicoletta's Italian Cafe, Stagecoach Coffee, and Alex's World Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Otesaga Resort Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Cooperstown.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Otesaga Resort Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Otesaga Resort Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hyde Hall (6.7 miles).
Does The Otesaga Resort Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.