My husband & I stayed at The Sagamore over the 4th of July weekend (Fri to Mon). What a ZOO!
Friday afternoon/evening was great, had cocktails at the verandah relaxing with the view of Lake George before us. Dinner at The Pavilion was so-so; they were trying too hard (do NOT order the filet with lobster tempura, no idea what the chef was thinking with that lobster tempura).
Saturday was a beautiful day; took the brochure's recommendation to have breakfast before 9am (thank god, more on that later). Got down to the pool by 9:30, and had a very difficult time finding 2 lounge chairs together. We went looking for the advertised "adults only" pool and found only a group of chairs behind a gate, next to the table that held the pool towels that everyone needed. Counter-productive. There must have been hundreds of kids in the pool area, many of them with gigantic blow up pool toys. Did I mention the pool is not that big?
Sunday was rainy, so we decided to sleep in. Went down to breakfast around 9:30. The breakfast restaurant, La Bella Vita, was crazy! Standing room only in the waiting section. We were told the same exact buffet breakfast was being served downstairs at Mr. Brown's Pub & that we could be seated right away. Wrong on both counts.
The entire weekend was not terrible, the staff was great and very friendly. La Bella Vita and The Club Grill had great food. But the sheer number of people at the resort over the weekend was overwhelming. From conversations with various staff, it seems that 4th of July is their busiest weekend of the season and this weekend was their busiest with over 1100 guests. YIKES! Not only was the resort full of their own guests, there were a lot of non-guests there during the day, using the facilities (lobby seats, the famed verandah Adirondack chairs, etc). It was bad enough dealing with the registered guests, but when you can't get a seat at your own hotel lobby, that's a problem.
This was definitely not the peaceful lakeside R&R we had planned. For the $600+ per night rate, The Sagamore over-promised and under delivered.
It was a Four Seasons rate for a Marriott experience.
We may consider coming back during the fall sason, but the rates would need to be drasticaly lower. We are definitely NOT coming back during the summer season.
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- Also Known As:
- The Sagamore Hotel Bolton Landing
- Sagamore Hotel Bolton Landing
- Sagamore Bolton Landing
- The Sagamore Resort Lake George, NY - Bolton Landing