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Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Vernon, New Jersey
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Antsy”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

On the plus side it is inexpensive, has a great view of the lake and mountains, and the staff is friendly. On the down side it looked like it had not been dusted in months. There were webs all over the ceiling fan and we killed several ants in the bed. The desk clerk gave the excuse that it is the country. I did notice a gap around the AC unit which could have been the reason for the ants. The two chairs in the room had stains of some variety so we avoided them. The shower is small and the bath could have been cleaner.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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hgmi09, Manager at Hickory Grove Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of our establishment. Our housekeeping staff takes great pride in providing clean rooms every day for our guest. We have our place sprayed and pest controlled every spring. The guest did make us aware of the ants in the room which we checked out to find very few ants that could have come from leaving a door open to the outside, which all of our doors do. The "gap" around the A/C unit is non-existing. The chairs in this room do have a small stain from guest this year that do not come out fully. Our guest room chairs are all going to be replaced this winter. To all of our future guest please read all of our reviews from this year as this is an aberration of our place.
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This motel is the perfect place to stop when you are in Cooperstown. It is about 5 miles out of town with a drive along Lake Otsego on route 80. It is clean, comfortable, has Wifi, flat screen/cable TV (with many stations including the Mets), a small refrigerator and a gorgeous view of the lake. You can easily stay here several days. It was also very quiet which was a big plus for us. There is a self-serve breakfast which consisted of coffee, juice, bagels, donuts and nutri-grain bars. A toaster and microwave are also available. Scott, the owner, is a very nice young man.

Room Tip: We were in room 10 which had a lovely view of the lake.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

good for 1night. small. paddle boating. there was a small breakfast in the morning. i found it to be very quaint. beautiful view of the lake from the room and there were chairs on the back lawn to sit and enjoy the lake. good place to visit if in the area-I'm glad we did

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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new york metro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This place is wonderful, has that old school motel charm, yet the rooms are cozy with newly rennovated bathrooms. We stayed in room # 3 not because that's BABE RUTH'S number, it just worked out that way. We had a great view of Lake Otsego from our window. It's a short drive to Cooperstown main street say 10 minutes or so.
The breakfast is limited but still a nice treat. Clean and well run by Scott who does a great job.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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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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Astoria, New York
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77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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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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Property: Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Address: 6854 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3104
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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
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