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Legacy Lodge & Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Buford
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, MN
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82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Loved this place! Wish I had been for a family Vaca instead of work :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We rented a 2 bedroom lakeside cabin. What a nice surprise to find such home-y lovely accommodations with outdoor hot tub! It also had a grill, refrigerator and cook top so would be ideal for a family Vaca. The property is huge and gorgeous. The main lodge was very nice. Bullfrogs restaurant had yummy food though the atmosphere is a little boring, Overall a great place I hope to have the occasion to visit again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We will certainly look forward to your return stay in the future for a family vacation!!! Come during the summer and take advantage of our fabulous beach and water park, equestrian center, zip lines and so much more! No matter what time of year you come, there is something for everyone! See you soon!
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Doraville, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed for a recent conference and love the new look of the building. Our room was clean and nice. Bed slept very well. The Friday night buffet dinner had a good selection, but the food was barely warm and the staff didn't seem as happy to be working that evening (no water refills). We asked for after dinner coffee and it was freezing cold! Guess the pot got unplugged. During the Friday night part of our meeting, they had to pry open a lock on the drink cooler since no one had a key. We need our Diet Cokes man! LOL. The next morning the breakfast was not served at the time our group had set up. When it came, the placement was not spread out well so folks were jammed in a small area. For the type of lodge this is I expected more for breakfast like a tray of eggs, breakfast meats and warm bread. Uh, no. Small quiches that were cut in half. There was cereal and other breads and fruits, but I have had better breakfasts at chain hotels. The views are beautiful and I enjoyed the room, but would not stay here on my own, only if required by our group.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We are truly very sorry to hear that there were some mix-ups with your group regarding the refreshments and the food selections. That is not typical of our food and beverage department. We do hope that you will give us another opportunity to earn your trust and your business and come back to stay with us. Our goal is to create "Guests for Life" and would love to have you be part of the Lake Lanier family.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I've stayed at the Legacy Lodge before for business but this time it was tied to a non-business event so we decided to stay overnight. I have to say that I was disappointed in a number of seemingly small items that make a difference. No doubt that the location and the lake are a great backdrop. The staff was friendly and attentive but it was the lack of attention to detail in our room that was disappointing. Starting from a hairdryer that didn't work, a clock radio that was unplugged from the clock (not the wall) with the line under the bed, a TV remote that didn't work and a sliding glass door that couldn't be budged making the balcony inaccessible. No doubt I would have had these items addressed if my stay was longer, but since it was just an overnight, I left word with the desk. And to top that off, we stopped for breakfast at the Windows restaurant, again a great setting, but the food was way below par - the omelets watery and the buffet items tasted like leftovers or prefab food. Overall, the best thing going for the Legacy Lodge is its location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We sincerely apologize for the "small" details as we consider all details important and to that end we failed you without providing proper attention. We do not want anything - big or small - to take away from your experience while staying with us. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to gain your trust and your business. We look forward to your return stay.
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

I stayed at the resort to attend my cousin’s wedding. This resort is absolutely spectacular and if coming here for a week of fun or excursion, I highly recommend it. My cousin, unfortunately, had a lot of difficulty planning the wedding and on the day of the wedding had other issues. Those will be discussed in the con section. It annoyed her enough that I am deducting 1 star from my review because I hated seeing her annoyance on her wedding day.

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1. There are a bunch of different locations and types of lodging. My brother and sister chose to stay at the lodge itself, which is a more traditional hotel. Some of my cousins stayed in the townhome style lodgings and my family chose to stay in the lake houses. The lake houses are in their own separate “neighborhood” and are small houses with two bedrooms and central living room kitchen dining area. A huge plus for the lake houses is that they all have hot tubs on the deck.
2. Plenty of places to eat: Besides the kitchens in the townhomes and lakes houses, there are plenty of places to eat on property. The breakfast is fantastic at Windows, a tasty Ruby Tuesday like experience at Bullfrogs and a really great outdoor location on the lake at Sunset Cove.
3. Plenty of stuff to do: If anyone says they are bored here then they probably made a wrong turn and ended up someplace else. There is golf, ziplining, horseback riding, walking trails, boating, camping and many other activities.

Cons:
1. My cousin was married on property here. The location was beautiful, the food was wonderful and the resort did a great job transporting us all to the wedding site from all our locations. Unfortunately, there were some major cons with the wedding. First, their wedding coordinator was extremely rude. Second, the sound system at the wedding ceremony was constantly cutting out. Finally, the DJ seemed to completely ignore my cousin’s suggested playlist and go rogue. She went with the flow, but it was not the best experience. I suppose my advice is that if you are looking for an event there, make sure that you like the coordinator and confirm that the equipment works and the staff understands all the plans.

Overall, I would recommend it. We, as the guests of the wedding with no planning roles, had a wonderful time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you rang in the New Year with us and had such a great time! We strive to provide exceptional service for all of our valued guests and will look forward to seeing you again this Spring! Thank you for your great review!
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed at the lodge the night before the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Check-in was very easy and our beautiful, spacious room had a nice view of the lake. We had dinner in Bullfrogs Restaurant. The food was very good and nicely presented. After a good night's sleep, we had breakfast in the Windows Restaurant. Again, the food was really good. We will definately stay here in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time at our 4th Annual Polar Plunge! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on New Year's Eve and were very impressed with the staff and accomodations. The property was lavishly decked out for the holidays and we were able to take advantage of cruising through the Magical Nights of Lights for a $10 fee. Afterwards, we found BullFrogs restaurant just down the hall from our room and enjoyed a great dinner with live music. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the breakfast buffet was exceptionally good, with the option of ordering a customized omelette. We are looking forward to visiting again this Spring in order to take advantage of the trails bordering the lake.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you rang in the New Year with us and had such a great time! We strive to provide exceptional service for all of our valued guests and will look forward to seeing you again this Spring! Thank you for your great review!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed one night with our 3 year old and had a great time. We did the Magical Nights of Lights package which included, a king room, golf cart, viewing the light displays, entrance and unlimited rides in the village, 2 pony rides and breakfast with Santa. The service was fantastic, the lodge has a woodsy feel, perfect for the holidays. I would highly recommend this lodge for anyone living in the Atlanta area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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llisocial, Guest Relations Manager at Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing your holidays with us! We hope you will make our Magical Nights of Lights a lasting tradition for your family for many more years to come. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Property: Legacy Lodge & Conference Center
Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518-1442
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Location: United States > Georgia > Buford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Buford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Legacy Lodge & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, Lanier Islands boasts 1,500 scenic acres perfect for active families, romantic couples, corporate groups and solo travelers alike. Guests may choose from a variety of onsite activities and amenities to curate the perfect experience year round, from a water park to diverse dining options and a spa. Additionally, this lakeside Georgia resort offers over 23,000 square feet of flexible event space and professional services for successful conferences, retreats, weddings, and other events. Luxurious amenities and unparalleled natural beauty come standard with your stay, which will surely be treasured long after your bags have been unpacked. ... more   less 
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Legacy Hotel Buford
Legacy Resort Buford
Emerald Point Lake Lanier

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