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Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
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“Berny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

It's a very good value. Our room was very clean and my wife and I slept very well. It's a friendly place and it was very quiet.We were satisfied for the price we had paid, which was 90$. We enjoy everything in cooperstown. The lake is beautiful, as the people in New York state. We will comeback.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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Astoria, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our budget. Don't expect anything fancy. The TV's are tube (not flat screen) the comforters are those 80's floral itchy things that hotels got rid of years ago, the door locks are real lock and key (something I haven't experienced in the states) and the beds were stiff.

The hotel has lake rights, you have to walk on the highway about 30 feet to get to the right of way down to the lakefront. There is a paddleboat but I wouldn't use that unless you want to spend a day stuck on the water.

The breakfast was light - lenders bagels with cream cheese, pre-wrapped donuts, nutragrain bars, OJ and coffee.

Here's the positive - our room was cleaned immaculately - the housekeeping staff does a great job. The front desk staff was super friendly and the price was the best in the area.

Since were went to Cooperstown as tourists we spent as little time in this hotel as we had to, so for us it was perfect.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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hgmi09, Owner at Hickory Grove Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Hickory Grove Motor Inn. We want to clarify a few remarks in your review to better serve our future guest. All of our bedspreads and blankets are brand new this year from A1 Textiles, an expert company in the hospitality industry. Our beds are all Aspen Plush Mattresses and almost everyone says they have a great nights sleep here. The lake front access area for our guest is a short walk from the motel which is normal for our lake as we are surrounded by hills. Our motel features 12 guestrooms and we have started to replace our CRT TV's with Flat Screen TV's. Thank you for you kind words on our cleanliness and our staff as we strive to our best on a daily basis.
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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hickory Grove is an inexpensive little motel on a beautiful lake near Cooperstown. The staff was very accommodating when we asked for advice on restaurants and extra pillows. This is not a fancy place, but you can't beat if for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My rating is based on expectations for a roadside motel. I thought this motel fit the bill for $80/night in a room with two double beds. Reliable Wi-Fi, a nice view, windows that open and about a 10 minute drive to Cooperstown.

The mattresses were ok, there was a small fridge in the room which worked well. An update to the TVs might be a nice idea, and if wall-mounted, would also allow for a bit more space in the admittedly small rooms. Overall, the rooms were clean and well-kept. Also had very friendly staff at the front desk.

The continental breakfast was fine, the usual selection of bready bagels, toast etc. that you might expect.

All in all, a fine stay. The motel delivers exactly what their web site says they will.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a full lakeview as identified on their web site. Others would be partially bl...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Quaint, comfortable and clean. I would prefer this place to a five star hotel. Absolutely great staff. There are no coffee pots in the rooms but the office made a pot of coffee just for me this evening!! There are only 12 units so it is quiet and peaceful. Our room has a beautiful view of the lake. About a mile up the road, they pair with the Lake View Motel. You can use their pool (one indoor and one outdoor) game room with pool table, and paddle boats. We are here from Naples, FL for our grandson's baseball games at the Field of Dreams. They are from Chicago. What a wonderful experience!! This morning we had coffee under a big beautiful pine tree and just enjoyed the peace and quite.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Great little motel, friendly staff, and easy to find. Don't let Google maps fool you, though - it's a bit further up Lake Otesaga than the address directs.

Not sure why the other reviewers thought the shower was small - seemed to be a normal size to me and my heavy-set husband.

Room Tip: We chose Room #4 and it was just like the pictures on their website showed.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Mateo, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

This place has all the basic amenities, but I think there might be better choices in the area and for the same price range. The staff is friendly, and the rooms, though small, are adequate. However, we found some issues related to cleanliness in the room that made us wonder. Most of the issues were minor. One of the beds in our room had stained sheets that we didn't notice when we got in late in the evening and the other bed had a golf tee between the sheets. We requested maid service.
There's wifi, but the cell phone reception in the area is bad. The inn is close to Cooperstown Village (about 5 miles), and it's about 2-3 miles from one of the Cooperstown trolley stops (yellow stop). If you're a walker, you probably don't want to risk walking along US Route 80. The shoulders are too narrow and the traffic too fast. To visit Cooperstown on crowded weekends, drive to the trolley stop and park there.
Driving around the area, we found several other motels that looked better, including a motel about a 1/4 mile away, and several motels along Route 28.
Giving this place a two-star rating based solely on the cleanliness issues. Though not filthy or especially dirty, the room we had didn't give us a good feeling that the staff really made the effort—actually this seems to be the prevalent attitude of the service industry around Cooperstown.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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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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