I was a little skeptical when we pulled up...the hotel was (seemingly) in the middle of nowhere, and although it was clean and well-kept, it didn't look like much. However, the innkeeper was very friendly and hospitable when we checked in, upgraded our room slightly, gave us restaurant recommendations, and even gave us beautiful artwork (the innkeeper is also an artist). When we walked to our room, we noticed that the outside of the hotel had been beautifully decorated for fall with cornstalks and pumpkins, and inside the rooms were also decorated and smelled like wonderful spiced potpourri! The room was adorable, more like a B&B but without the breakfast part. The place had a nice "homey" feel, as it certainly wasn't like any of the chain hotels, but much nicer I thought. My only complaint was that the beds weren't the most comfortable. Other than that, we soon learned that the hotel was VERY centrally located (about a 5-minute drive from EVERYWHERE WE WANTED TO GO, especially the Cooperstown downtown area), and the grounds were really nice...we even played wiffleball on the lower soccer field every morning!
This place would be great for those with active kids, as there is a small pool and there are fields for sports as well, along with a basketball hoop, soccer goal nets, and a volleyball net. The price was absolutely right, (and surprising for all of the amenities offered, like a REAL coffemaker in the room and REAL coffee, and a mini-fridge and microwave that you don't have to pay extra for) and the next time I go to Cooperstown, I will be staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ‘A short drive south of the village at County Highway 33 and Beaver Meadow Road, the Gateway Inn and Suites of Cooperstown offers rooms and suites in a variety of sizes in a country-style, park-like environment. With a swimming pool, basketball court, soccer field and other outdoor activities at economical rates, this hotel offers one of the best values in the area.’ – USA Today ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gateway Inn And Suites Of Cooperstown
- Gateway Inn & Suites Of Cooperstown Hotel Cooperstown
- Gateway Hotel Cooperstown