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“Six days at the Gateway Inn and Suites”

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Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Six days at the Gateway Inn and Suites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Gateway Inn and Suites is a perfect place to spend an extended period of time while visiting Cooperstown. It is located a mere 5 minutes from downtown, in a quiet country setting. The room was comfortable and very pleasant, although I must admit that the mattress did groan quite a bit...but not enough to keep my wife and I awake. I enjoyed having two rooms, which allowed my wife to do her studying while I could watch TV or use the computer. We spent our days at a leisurely pace, returning to our suite to enjoy the serenity and quietness of the country setting. Yes, we could hear our neighbors, but we didn't find it distracting. The pluses easily outweighed any negatives in my opinion. We like quaint and enjoyed the wallpaper, the carpets, and the rustic decorations throughout. We would recommend it to our friends with the above caveats, but we still feel it was a very satisfying experience.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We chose this motel because it was rated #1 and there was no way this could be the best motel/hotel in Cooperstown. Per the reviews, the owner was very nice and very helpful, but that's where #! ended. Although the room was clean, it was very rustic and dated. The beds squeaked terribly. Every time my wife or I moved in the bed , we woke the other up. The pillow had to be the worst I ever had in a room. The walls between rooms need insulation. We could hear which shows our neighbors were watching on TV, could here there conversations and knew every time they went to the bathroom.
The only saving grace was that we were allowed to have our dog in the room with us. If you are not traveling with a dog, I suggest looking elsewhere.
Coopperstown is the home of the baseball hall of fame. All the rooms have a baseball name, but don't let that fool you - there is no baseball theme in any of the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I know some time had elapsed between the time you placed your reservation and submitted your review, but my notes indicate that your party had wanted to stay at the elegant local four star hotel where you would be attending a wedding reception. However, due to the fact that they have no pet friendly units (nor do any of the other local Cooperstown hotels), you opted to stay at our far more economically priced rustic inn that has two pet friendly units. To the point, your decision to book at Gateway Inn and Suites had nothing to do with our tripadvisor rating but was based on your need to have your dog accommodated. And curiously, your party was the last of our guests to Check Out on Sunday (1 minute prior to the stated check out time,)

A bit of advice for you and other tripadvisor users. Their review service can be extremely valuable to travelers who want other traveler’s opinions. However, as a rating service, they are limited. If a traveler has never been to a locale before and has an experience limited to staying in one inn, are they in the position to claim an establishment is the “best” in the area, or worthy or not worthy of a number one ranking? Of course not. And, should a traveler have expectations that an inn that offers lodging for half (or less than half) of the local market rate is going to offer the same bells, whistles and frills of the inns at the higher end of the market rate? That would border on absurdity.

The reason Gateway Inn & Suites has risen to the upper end of several rating services is because we clearly articulate what our product is. We know we are not going to satisfy the guest who stands straighter and feels a couple of inches taller when they enter an expansive lobby. Nor are we going to warm to the guest who momentarily embraces an aura of royalty when they sip tea on a porch of a restored 19th Century building. However, we are flattered by many repeat customers who enjoy a scenic country location and clean, comfortable, unassuming, and reasonably priced accommodations. And, frankly those are the customers we desire – the ones who select Gateway Inn and Suites because of what we offer and not solely because we are the lowest priced or have two pet friendly units.

Briefly, like the world, travelers are a diverse body. Their desires and opinions vary. None are the better or less for it. James Comey (FBI Director), Andre Dawson (Hall of Famer), Richard Gale (Former Major League Pitcher) and many others have enjoyed comfortable stays at our inn. And, you and several others have reserved at our inn knowing that your designs of what would be a more ideal place were not what we offered.
Thank you, Eric
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here for the last two of our four nights in Cooperstown due to overbooking at our other hotel. We decided to spend two nights in the heart of downtown, and two nights outside of town, in a quieter locale. This place is truly a gem. Gorgeous countryside vistas await you- take a walk! The rooms are spacious, clean, and ours, the Commissioner, had a nice eat-in kitchen too. Ommegang is right down the street! Enjoy some quiet time here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and took time to provide your comments. Obviously, you are a traveler who makes the most out of a getaway – not only enjoying the notable area attractions, but taking time to appreciate the natural beauty of an area that is different from home. In this business (perhaps due to time constraints), I have seen many guests who are narrowly focused. To them, Cooperstown is limited to the Hall of Fame and Souvenir Shops. They don’t realize (or perhaps care) that there is the Farmers’ Museum, Art Museum, Beverage Trail, Hyde Hall, America’ Oldest existing Covered Bridge, a beautiful natural lake, etc. It appears that you were able to capture most of it! Lynn and I are pleased that we could be part of your escape by providing you a ‘spacious, clean’ place to stay.
Eric
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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Gateway Inn, staying in the MVP suite. I can't think of even one thing to nit-pick about. It's clean, comfortable, spacious and perfect!. It feels like home away from home. Eric and Lynn are kind and welcoming, taking the time to set us up with a map of the area, providing us with coupons of local attractions and giving us one of Erics beautiful watercolors. I highly recommend stsying here. Perfect!.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your input! It is warming to know that we were ‘perfect’ for you and your party. As we represent, one of our main objectives is to provide clean and comfortable accommodations that can be perceived as a ‘home away from home.’ Where other inns strive to be a focal point of a vacation, we prefer to offer a relaxing backdrop to compliment a Cooperstown Area Visitor’s vacation. Your comments lead me to believe were successful in accomplishing that. Thanks again for your voiced appreciation! We hope to see you in the future,
Eric
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Bellmore, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you are looking for a great, comfortable place to stay, this si your place. Our room was large and comfortable. Rooms come with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. This place is unassuming and gives you exactly what they promise. A quiet night, a restful sleep, and no hassles.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank srcesq
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
We are glad Gateway Inn & Suites lived up to your expectations, prompting you to take the time to offer your comments. I sense that your perspective will be valuable to prospective guests – ‘This place is unassuming and gives you exactly what they promise. A quiet night, a restful sleep, and no hassles.’ – I don’t believe that there is a more succinct way to describe our inn.
Thank you,
Eric
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

After visiting in May, it was a very easy choice to revisit Eric & Lynn @ Gateway Inn & Suites. When researching for our 1st visit to Cooperstown in May we found this resort to be highly rated & fit what we were looking for to a tee. Eric was very helpful in offering maps & recommendations as first timers to the area.
Eric has a gem of a place & it is a great value & near Cooperstown as well as the Ommegang Brewery just down the road about 2 miles. It is not your typical hotel experience but rather more like staying at a friend's house with all the amenities & coziness. This visit, much to our delight we were given an upgrade free as charge as repeat customers & since we were staying a couple of nights. We definitely enjoy visiting Cooperstown & it's attractions when dropping my girlfriend's son off at Vassar in Poughkeepsie on our way back home to Wisconsin. I would definitely stay at the Gateway Inn & Suites any time we are in the area. If you like the idea of feeling at home when you are not home ...this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: I stayed at Babe's Nook on my 1st visit in May 2013 for one night & was a nice sized room wi...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to jot down some comments regarding Gateway Inn & Suites. Every time a prior guest books again, we are reinforced into believing we are filling an important niche in the Cooperstown travel market. While there is a segment that desires elegance in lodging accommodations, like you, there are others who can appreciate the ‘amenities and coziness’ that are more common day. We will be pleased to welcome you and your girlfriend home on your next journey to Vassar.
Thanks,
Eric
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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Eric and Lynn were gracious hosts and very accommodating to our late arrival and early departure plans. The location of the property is perfectly placed between the Village of Cooperstown and the breweries. We really enjoyed the size of the MVP suite and the cleanliness of the entire property. 2 couples traveled from Texas to play on DoubleDay Field and enjoy the country living. Eric provide a great keepsake painting that is now hanging in my office at home and we were given a map and some eating suggestions. The coffee included and full kitchen were great. We all really enjoyed our stay and plan to stay there again next year on our annual trek to the birthplace of baseball. We threw around a football that was there and played a little wiffle ball too so if you're a family looking for a great place to stay in Cooperstown this is it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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innkeeperNewYork, Owner at Gateway Inn & Suites of Cooperstown, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
It is always warming to hear that we have provided accommodations that are appreciated. This is even more flattering coming from a guest who has visited the area several times and just recently managed to stumble upon our inn. While the positive comments regarding, service, cleanliness and amenities are meaningful, your ‘plan to stay here again next year …’ says it all! Have a good year and we look forward to your return next Autumn.
Thanks, Eric
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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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