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Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
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2 reviews
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“Exceeds All Expectations”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great location - about 3 miles from Cooperstown! Room was very clean with good parking. All the amenities, such as coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, etc.The owners (Eric and Lynn) were very accomodating and friendly. They gave us great suggestions on places to eat. Very reasonable rates for the Inn!
We enjoyed the fact it was Not on the beaten road. Very quiet area.
A cool place!
Frank D.

Room Tip: Dad and Son - we had the Texas Leaguer room!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Perfect accommodations for two couples and one infant, with spacious rooms off of decent-size living room and a nicely appointed kitchen. Very clean with abundance of linens and appliances (iron, coffee maker, hair dryer, electric can opener!, DVD plus VHS!, toaster, microwave), huge outdoor area for toddling about. Would imagine it's even better in summer given grill, pool, and volleyball court. Nice view of the valley. All of this offset somewhat by the powerful potpourri that hitched a ride back to NYC in our clothes and food, but I reckon they can fix that after they read this, so may not be an issue in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

My dad and I made our occasional visit to Cooperstown for some baseball and bonding, and we were quite satisfied with this inn. The rooms are immaculately clean, there is ample space, and there are nice baseball-themed touches around the room without it being gaudy or overdone.

Granted, two guys on a baseball pilgrimage aren't the pickiest of boarders, so if you're expecting the Hyatt or Hilton, you will be disappointed. But there is nothing bad about the place at all, and the innkeepers are friendly, helpful, and attentive. And the price is quite reasonable. It's located about 4 miles south of Cooperstown in beautiful farmland, and the drive into town is scenic and uncluttered. We were upgraded to a larger room, the Doubleday Suite, which was in one of several separate buildings on the property. Eric, the husband half of the innkeeper team, knew all the ins and outs of Cooperstown, including where to park and where to eat, and his suggestions made our visit in town very enjoyable and efficient.

I would strongly suggest arriving during daylight hours, because it is located in a rural area that gets very dark at night, and there are several buildings that are difficult to maneuver around without light. Once you know the place in the light, the dark is not so bad. Also, I would suggest getting directions from Eric on the phone before driving up, if you don't have GPS (like we didn't).

If I had one complaint about the room, it would be that there wasn't much surface space in the bedroom or bathroom, and no desk to sit at with a laptop and no table where you could have a snack. There was a coffee table in the sitting area, but if you are used to the long bathroom countertops or bedroom credenzas and tables in cookie-cutter hotel rooms, you might be disappointed here. But we made do with little problem.

Room Tip: The Doubleday Suite is half of a duplex in a separate building on an adjoining property with a separ...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Northwestern New Jersey
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Webster, NY
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Found this place on tripadvisor and am very glad I did. We stayed two nights in The Texas Leaguer and were very happy. Room was very clean and comfy although the mattresses are Firm. We made good use of the fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. The owners even provide large containers of ground coffee and powdered creamer with a bunch of sweetener packets and some tea bags along with napkins and mugs. Only thing to consider is don't stay in the carriage house rooms if you cannot deal with a small shower. Eric said the other rooms have larger showers so just take one of the other rooms. Early October required heat and you could adjust the thermostat to get as much as needed. Great value and well worth it. No, it's not the Hilton with restaurant down the hall, but would you rather have posh digs or nice owners on site? I'll take the nice owners on site anytime especially when cleanliness is top notch.

Room Tip: Read the website room descriptions and choose. Call the owners if you need help deciding; they are...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

We needed to get away for a few days and this was the perfect place to go. Cooperstown area is absolutely beautiful and Gateway is located in the middle of the hilly countryside, but still close enough to Main Street and all of the attractions. Eric and Lynn, the owners and caretakers, made us feel welcome from the very start, it was as if we had already known them. They were very helpful in recommending places to eat, visit, and the best directions to get there. We were pleasantly surprised when we received an upgrade to the Commissioner's Suite from a standard room. The suite was clean, comfortably furnished, and had a kitchen. It really felt to us more as visiting friends than staying at an Inn or Motel. The view from the property of the surrounding countryside is stunning. It was quiet and relaxing. We're planning to get away again to view the fall color change, and will be definitely returning to Gateway.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

When about to experience a hotel for the first time, there's always a bit of nervousness.....and to be sure we were aware that some of the reviews here provided a warning. But, here's the thing: If you place a priority on cleanliness, good service and value, this is the place for you. If warm fuzzies are required, you might want to look elsewhere. Our suite (The Commissioner's Suite) was lovely - country decorated with some lovely appointments to admire - truly unexpected. Our needs were minimal - but they were met quickly by owners, Lynn and Eric. We were all adults so brought little in the way of challenges - kids, pets may be welcome but we observed no one else while we were there - although the place was booked. It was quiet, peaceful and clean. There is not enough parking unless one follows the very explicit directions of the owners and that level of scrutiny, though understandable, creates a bit of tension with the owners. If we had a magic wand we would definately create a parking lot so everyone could be comfortable regardless of where the visitors put their car.

Eric's artwork graces The Commissioner's Suite and we appreciated his beautiful work - as well as the baseball memoribilia in the other bedroom. The kitchen was stocked to meet the needs of any vacationer with some nice added touches including jams and jellies in the fridge for toast, nice wine glasses and dish soap for the guest's use. The towels were nice and fluffy and the linens clean - country quilts add to the laid back feel of the place. We found the mattress on the king size bed perfect to our liking - always such a subjective factor to evaluate. Brother also enjoyed a good night sleep in the other bedroom. Plenty of hot water was available - not so much water pressure but adequate. The vaulted ceiling have skylights and the place is so cozy you really think you're visiting family more than a commercial property. Lynn said to think of the place as our home away from home - it's easy to do! We were experiencing heat and humidity weatherwise but the AC worked well and the ceiling fan served to cool off the whole suite. TV in the LR plus one in each bedroom was a nice touch along with much appreciated cable and WiFi internet service.......we really loved that.

We appreciate all of the efforts of our hosts and will happily return again the next time Cooperstown is on our itinerary. Thank you Eric and Lynn for a lovely respite from our busy lives.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown
Address: 107 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4901
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Location: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
#6 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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