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Golden Sands Resort on Lake George
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Diamond Point
Lindenhurst, New York
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great Family Place!”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

We rented two rooms with a Lake George view for our son, daughter and their families, and one room up near the road for us. Bob, the proprietor, couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, even though we changed our reservation needs a few times.

Be warned - you won't be staying in a Holiday Inn or a fancy hotel - this is a typical Lake George motel (we've stayed in quite a few over the years). You can hear people in the rooms connected to you; the decor is typical Lake George wood-panelling on the walls; small bath, etc. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the rooms, but no silverware or dishes. Storage space in our cabin was a rack on the wall near the fridge and a bureau. There was a table and two chairs in each cabin, too.

One special note - this place was CLEAN! The bathroom and beds were fresh; no mold or moldy smells either. The room that I was in was in the bank of rooms where people could keep pets and, had I not seen people with dogs in the adjoining rooms, I would have never known because my room didn't have any odor or evidence that this was a pet-friendly place at all.

The beach area was cleaned every night. Kayaks were available for guests, too. There was a sufficient number of chairs and lounges for all the guests, and each room had a table and chairs outside on the deck that went down to the beach. The Lake view rooms also had a picnic table and barbeque (for each). There was a fire pit down on the beach and we had a wonderful night watching the shooting stars and the moon come up over the mountain across the lake. There is also a docking area down by the beach and the beach is roped off for swimming. We had 3 children under 5 with us and they were down at the beach area all day ... the water was wonderful and not deep at all where they were swimming. Water levels are marked on the dock. This motel doesn't have a pool.

There were two play areas with swing sets for the children and also a ping-pong table. Bob had discount tickets available for some of the local attractions. Ice is available in the office; sodas are available for sale, too.

What was really nice was the fact that the motel has a beach and we were able to get reservations over a long weekend; many places on the lake would only rent for a week. Because the place is on the lake, make reservations early.

We had a great time at Golden Sands and it will be our go-to place for our next Lake George vacation.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Goldens Sands Resort is a must for leaving the hustle and bustle of Lake George Vil. behind, yet still being within a close drive of all the sites. The access to the beach was perfect for boating and kayaking, and the beach itself was beautiful and clean. The owner Bob, was more than accommodating and took the time to recommend good restaurants and help make my vacation great.

I brought my own kayak and it was no trouble bringing it down to the water and storing it near shore. Bob supplied a lock for the kayak (bringing your own would be a good option) so that it could be left near the water for the entire stay. The rooms were very comfortable and the wifi was good as well. One note, if you have Verizon you will not get service here...I have AT&T and did get good service, but I was the exception as most of my friends had Verizon. Overall I would definately recommend this location and I will be returning soon

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Will never stay again. Ant-traps in rooms appliance in very poor shape, door not closing properly and gaps around doors. In need of maintenance. Cancellation policy “ There are no refunds for early departure, no exceptions” $225. for two rooms to good to be true.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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GoldenSandsResort, Owner at Golden Sands Resort on Lake George, responded to this review, July 30, 2011
Simply put, this guest's complaint is false and not bona-fide. Guest checked in, then caused damage to room & tv. Management had to call 911 to evict guest from property, and require guest to pay for room charges, which they did not despite police intervention. 911 response necessary to avoid a tresspass charge against guest as a courtesy to guest to avoid their arrest. Another local business advised this guest then went to another establishment and perpetrated the same scam. Tripadvisor visitors see through such complaints, and note Golden Sands Resort's 'stellar' reviews. See those positive reviews. Thank you.
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Everything was very simple and easy. We were able to bring our puppy along on the trip and even she said she had a great time. The staff was very helpful and friendly and we had a very good time.!!! Free kayaking and a great outdoor area

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Plainview, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed July 22, 2011

The views are beautiful and the beach was clean with sandy bottom,very soft on your feet.plenty of chairs and chaises on the beach.there is also a fire pit which we enjoyed with another family having many toasted marshmallows.the lake here is shallow for kids to enjoy, my boys (13&8) really enjoyed it here.yes the rooms are on the small side,the shower is tight,but all in all this place is great. The perfect location less than 5min. Drive to village.My whole family loved it here we had a great time and we'll be back.thanks again Bob

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stayed here overnight on July 14, 2011. We love this resort. Have been here a couple of times over the past several years. The best thing about this resort is their level grounds and beachfront on Lake George. Great access to the lake with a level sandy beach and you can wade out 50 feet into the lake and it's still only up to your (adult) waist. The motel unit rooms are small but clean. We've stayed in a larger unit in the past, which is what I would recommend if you're stay for a week. The motel unit is adequate for 1 or 2 nights' stay. The only complaint I have is the size of the shower (a small stall) and the amount of water pressure there. Other than that, no complaints! Love Lake George! Thanks Bob & Bonnie-Belle!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2011

We came in a family group and this place was perfect for grandparents and two sets of grandkids. There was lots of outdoor space to relax together and the kids could run around, swim, and go out on the dock. The room we stayed in was small, clean, and out of another era. One bed was great, obviously new mattress, the other was probably due for replacing. Tiny shower, no tub. There was a decent size hotel fridge, a microwave, and a counter top for preparing small snacks and storing food. RIght outside the door we had a table on the deck and there were plenty of pic nic tables and grills on the long skinny lawn. THere was also a swing set and slide. The beach was well maintained and there were chairs for relaxing while the kids splashed and dug in the sand. It was easy to borrow a kayak and paddle around. Golden Sands Resort is in a great spot on Lake George. It is easy to get to the honky-tonk fun in Lake George Village and the more sedate shopping and parks in Bolton Landing.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the lawn have the nicer decks, easier access to the beach and lake views.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Golden Sands Resort on Lake George
Address: 3654 Lake Shore Dr, P.O. Box 11, Diamond Point, Lake George, NY 12845-6717
Location: United States > New York > Lake George > Diamond Point
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Diamond Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Sands Resort on Lake George 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Sands Resort on Lake George is a "Family Atmosphere" lakeside resort motel offering comfortable 1 and 2 room accommodations on our private wide natural sand beach and shallow swimming area. We're located at the widest part of Lake George with spectacular 15 mile views, lakeside rooms, Free kayaks, Free Wi-Fi, private beach, dock, fridges, microwaves, playgrounds, ping-pong, b-ball, BBQ and picnic areas, lakeside fire pit, we're on Lake George trolley line, close to Lake George Village, and close to all restaurants and attractions! We're fun for the entire family! ... more   less 
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