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Bayside Inn & Marina
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“What A Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

When choosing a hotel that is not one of the big chains, I have not always had a good experience. But the Bayside is very likely one of the best places we have ever stayed. Chain hotel or not. The clean rooms and the lake view were superb. The game room and the other amenities give this hotel a very very family friendly and cozy atmosphere. We will definitely stay there again.

In Cooperstown, the Bayside is clearly a "home run!"

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

We just returned home from a wonderful stay at the Bayside Inn and Marina. We stayed in Cottage L and it was everything we hoped for. (The pictures are a true representation of the cottage and lake). The views are beautiful and we had our coffee down at the gazebo every morning. The canoes and kayaks were at our disposal and we took full advantage of them. The cottage was very clean and equipped with everything we needed for a week's stay. I highly recommend this Inn and we hope to come back again--we would love to visit in the fall and winter to see the beautiful views of the lake in various seasons.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Flourtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

After hours of research, I knew I had chosen the right inn for me and my children as soon as I pulled up to the front porch. With colorful chairs and charming decor, it said "welcome to Otsego Lake". Jen and her staff were extremely friendly and caring the entire visit (even my teenage kids commented). They were also able to make knowledgeable recommendations about local restaurants and activities. We LOVED the view of the lake from our large room in the inn (ask for room 27 when you book your room). We LOVED the comfortable, clean beds (and cot) and room. We LOVED the free use of the kayaks which we took out for a tour of the lake. We even used the homey parlor one quiet night to play cards. This parlor is stocked with family games, tables, comfy chairs and a community TV. What a find this was for us. I will be recommending this Inn to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

Beautiful location - staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful upon check in, during our stay and again at check out!! The free Kayaks and Canoes a nice added touch as well! Rooms always cleaned, never had to ask for clean towels (that is a plus in my book)!! Even the internet connection was great! We stayed in the hotel rooms, but the cottages looked great - maybe next time we will try those!

Thanks Bayside!!

Room Tip: Rooms farther away from lobby a little quieter - rooms with balconies have nice views!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

We stayed here twice this summer -- the first time because we were looking at the last minute on Hall of Fame weekend and Bay Side had space. We came back the second time because the price is right, the beds are firm, the staff is very friendly, and the lake views are lovely day or night -- beautiful sun or moonlight reflections. We've seen pricier places that don't offer as much.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

My boyfriend and I came out from Montana to visit family. We wanted some alone time so we got a room at Bay Side. The manager Jen set us up with a great room and filled us in with helpful information on the area. She was very nice and accommodating. The room was clean and inviting we very much enjoyed our stay and will be coming back. Thank you Jen!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed in one of the hotel rooms. The room was perfectly clean and well maintained (although certainly not cheery). Some rooms have a view of the lake, which is nice. And you're only 10 minutes from the center of Cooperstown.

Note, though: the "swimming beach" is a postage stamp sized bit of water between two rows of docked boats. I wasn't even sure I wanted to allow my kids to get in the water there--but they did, and survived the experience. And maybe it was just the weekend I was there, but the staff--although they did their jobs perfectly competently--sure gave me the impression that there was something else they'd rather be doing with their lives.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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baysideinn1, Manager at Bayside Inn & Marina, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
The housekeeping staff at Bay Side works hard and takes pride in their work and the property. It is always nice to see that a guest notices and appreciates their hard work. I'm not sure what the guest means by "the room was certainly not cheery". There are many pictures of our rooms and property on our website and all of our pictures are exact pictures and are not enhanced in any way. What you see is what you get, we have received many compliments to this fact.

In response to our swimming beach: it is NYS Department of Health regulations that all lake accommodations have a designated swim area. Any guest is welcome to swim, at their own risk, beyond that area. As to the safety of the swimming area and water: we are the only Motel on the lake with a sand beach and Otsego Lake provides the drinking water for Cooperstown and the majority of homes and businesses on the lake. Otsego Lake is closely monitored by NYS DEC and other privately funded organizations that want to keep the lake clean and pristine. Otsego Lake is not a community lake with many beaches and gathering places. For more beach access there is a state park on the opposite side of the lake.

I'm sorry that the guest got the impression that "the staff had something else they'd rather be doing with their lives". All of the staff at Bayside are very competent at what they do and try hard to meet every guest's expectations but It is hard to please every guest that walks in the door. I'm sorry that this guest was not pleased with the service provided.
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Additional Information about Bayside Inn & Marina

Property: Bayside Inn & Marina
Address: 7090 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3203
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Cooperstown
#4 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Inn & Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayside Inn & Marina, on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY, offers pleasant, comfortable accommodations in a peaceful, wooded lakeside setting with picnic areas and gazebos at the small swimming beach. Canoes and kayaks are available free of charge to our guests. Located only 7 miles from Cooperstown, and 11 miles from the Cooperstown Dreams Park, Bayside Inn & Marina is a destination in itself. Our friendly and professional staff will do everything they can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one. ... more   less 
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