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Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Portland, Oregon, United States
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This little motel was a little out-dated, but clean and comfortable. Nice staff, short drive to Cooperstown, and had a very nice picnic on their private beach. Though a little small, I'm not sure what rooms other reviewers had. I'm a big guy (6' 1', 260) , but can still sleep with my wife on a double bed. Our son was with us - he's 16, 6' tall and 210. We fit just fine in the room, the beds, and the normal sized shower. Place smells a little green, but it's on a lake surrounded by trees. The free breakfast was simple, but more than what we expected. The price was fair for what we got - $67 + tax.

Room Tip: I understand the rooms to the left of the office (facing the lake) are a little more up to date.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

clean and comfortable room, very small stand up shower, breakfast consisted of bagels, donuts, coffee and OJ. Nice picnic area with tables and Adirondack chairs. nice view of the lake from our room. this motel is not directly on the lake, but you can see it from the rooms and outdoor area. lake access is provided by a gravel road next to the motel. all in all, we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rocky Mtns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

The people who worked here were very nice. I loved the walk down to the water and the paddle boat was great for the kids. However - the room barely held two double beds and it was much too small to accomodate 2 adults, and a 9 and 12 yr old. The 12 yr old slept on the floor and I slept with the 10 yr old. The bathroom was spacious but the shower was TINY! I dropped the soap and had to get out of the shower to bend over to pick it up. Then I tried to shave my legs - not! I dropped the razor and again had to step out to pick it up. I was laughing by that time and everyone was wondering what was so funny. For $150 a night it seemed pretty expensive for such modest accomodations. Nice lake view.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

Pros: scenic view of Lake Otsego out huge picture window, refrigerator in the room, and digital cable

Cons: musty smell, mattress way too firm, bathroom had tiny shower and wobbly toilet

Overall: our needs were met and the price is competitive with other hotels and inns in the area, especially during the peak of summer-time visits to the Hall of Fame. still, the musty smell + mattress that was not conducive to a good night's sleep would have us looking elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Newport Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

This is a property that I would be sure to ask to see the room before checking in. The standards of cleanliness leave a lot to be desired. It is an older place, but this is not an excuse for poor housekeeping. The BR sink had scum around the faucet which needed to be scrubbed. The basin was not cleaned any of the 4 days. You must put the clean now sign on your door to get any cleaning at all.

The desk staff were friendly and nice: The cleaners lazy and willing only to give the 'appearance of housekeeping'.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

Can't speak highly enough about this Inn. Very comfortable and good proximity to Cooperstown. Very accomodating staff. Fabulous view of Lake Otsego. AM hot water a little spotty, but just shower a little later and it's fine. I've already recommended this Inn to friends for the baseball tournaments.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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sarasota, florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

I stayed 2 nights at this motel, which is about 5 miles from Cooperstown. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. It's located on a very pretty lake. If you're going to the Baseball Hall of Fame, it's not really convenient, but it's much cheaper than the hotels in Cooperstown. So it's a tradeoff.
I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Address: 6854 St. Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hickory Grove Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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