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The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, MI
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 23, 2011

We loved our stay at the Otesaga Hotel. We wanted to savor every minute relaxing by the pool, playing golf, swimming in the beautiful lake and relaxing on the veranda.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Endicott, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2011

The hotel is just beautiful. My family and I went to up to the Otesaga for the Paranormal weekend and we had a ball. The food was delicious, the staff were very nice and pleasant. The rooms were clean and spacious. We met some great people. Plenty of things to do for the kids and the adults. My husband won second prize in the costume party. We since have been up for a one day getaway and are looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2011

The Otesaga is a beautiful property with lovely, large, well-appointed rooms. The staff were outstanding. Gregg the bellman was helpful, cheerful and remembered our names. Tyler, the concierge provided Map Quest directions to a men's clothing store. Patrick, in the dining room provided perfect table arrangements for our large family of 14 adults and 12 children, including an infant. The dinners were delicious served in beautiful presentations. The lake views are exquisite with opportunities for canoeing, water sports and golf. The was a perfect family vacation for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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7 Thank LaurieAM
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New York City, New York, USA
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2011

This is an old world hotel that still has great old world atmosphere and charm. Relaxing on the rocking chairs on the porch looking at the lake and the golf course. It is a very special place that tries to balance keeping up with the times yet making you feel like you stepped back a hundred years.
The service was great and very friendly, it is obvious the staff is treated well and they are eager to treat guests even better, from the cleaning crew to the bell boys and waiters. They were all special. The Otesaga offers great elegant dinning with great food.
Even the shop at the hotel had a surprisingly nice selection of resort wear and gifts at very reasonable prices.
Golf lovers would simply love the golf course. We enjoyed it tremendously.
One of the best things about this resort is it being in such a secluded area on the lake yet everything is within walking distance to town with the Baseball hall of fame and more.
I would recommend this hotel for couples and families looking for a special getaway. It is worth the trip to come just for the Otesaga.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We booked a room for several nights, expecting to enjoy a view of the lake on the lovely grand porch. Unfortunately, management booked (overbooked) the hotel with a convention of Saving & Loan Executives. Management constructed three very large tents between the lake and the grand porch. NO VIEW. Non at all. Next management took All the rockers (40+) and moved them to an area soley for the S&L Executives. All the restaurants and bars were full of noisey conventioneers. Even the lobby was full of sign-up booths.

I wrote to management and the manager responded that he had to give priority to the convention. Full paying guest like us were second class citizens. He also said it was not his job to tell guest before arrival that the amenities of the hotel would not be available.

Very Poor Management. Do not book a room at hotel. Stay elsewhere in Cooperstown and drive over to hotel. If you can see the lake, find a rocker, stay for a drink and leave.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Buford, GA
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2011

Stayed here on business recently. This is an old classic resort that is certainly showing some of that age now. A little dinginess is some corners--but not too bad. Construction on the front entrance was in process during our stay--had to enter from the lower grill entrance, which took some of the initial arrival "charm" away.

Excellent, old resort with suberb service and cuisine. Because everyone is trying so hard and succeeding with service and food and other hospitality items like rocking chairs facing the lake, tea service in the lobby in the afternoons, etc., I stop noticing that the property is really in need of some updating. It is the best and only first class property within Cooperstown, and if that is your destination, the Otesaga is the best place to stay. Breakfasts are simpy great--all the food was, in fact. Golf course looked fantastic, though I did not get a chance to play.

Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2011

The Otesaga is a beautiful, first-class property. Staff is on top of their game . Devoted to making your stay a success. We had a great visit.
Facilities are first rate. Setting is beautiful. We traveled through the Finger Lakes area and this was our top stay.
Restaurants were very good as well as reasonable value.
Golf course looks great-be sure and bring your clubs. Looking forward to another visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Property: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Address: 60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1042
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
#3 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Otesaga Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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