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Golden Sands Resort on Lake George
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Diamond Point
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Very Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

This resort is in a great location on the lake and has a wonderful private beach which the kids spent all day at having a wonderful time. Like another poster stated this is not a 4-star hotel but was very clean and did not have any odd smells or odors. I traveled with my dog , but as you read these reviews people are complaining about what there dog couldn't do. It's nice to find a place that even allows dogs and I agree with Bob the owner, not everyone is a dog lover and any responsible dog owner should know that. I had no problem with the room location or where I could or couldn't take my dog. Also, the day I checked out I had left a credit card behind in my room after my 2 year old daughter was playing with my wallet and it fell out, but even before I noticed it was gone Bob had called me to let me know that they found it and that he would mail it to my home. This is great costumer service.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

I decided for Golden Sands Resort for the reasonable prices and because is a little north from the hustle and bustle of the city. The motel is small but very clean and perfect for outdoor lovers. The access to the beach is perfect for kayaking. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recomended

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Lindenhurst, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

We love the Lake George region and come every year, but we never stayed on the lake before.....I will never stay off the lake again and the Golden Sands may just have some of the best views around. Great grounds and the private beach is a perfect place to spend the days. Truly the best part of our trip was swimming around in the crystal clear lake at the resort. The resort also provides Kayaks for a nice trip out on the lake. Plenty of picinc tables and BBQs to add to a great day on the Lake! Freindly staff and the owner Bob make you feel right at home. See you next year Bob!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Jamie P
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

My family just returned from a three day stay at the Golden Sands and were very pleased with the facility. Not only was it remote enough to relax, it was close enough to town where we didn't feel isolated. Their private beach was great for reading and kids had a great time in the water, playing basketball and playing catch on the lawn. We booked next year's dates before we even left this year. I would recommend the Golden Sands in Lake George.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Tina R
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

I was disappointed with the room and the area they gave me to walk my dog in. It was very little. I travel with my pet and I've been other places that were more pet friendly. There was no volume control on the tv remote. It was missing. they put people with pets by the road and it's very noisy from the traffic. So if you have a pet this is not the place to be/

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank hardbody46
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GoldenSandsResort, Owner at Golden Sands Resort on Lake George, responded to this review, August 11, 2011
Perhaps the choice of this guest's language for their complaint attests to their character?
Golden Sands is nearly 'No Vacancy' all summer. We have a nearly 70% repeat guest base. Guests with pets are well advised of our 'pet policies.' It seems maybe it's time to eliminate allowing pets altogether, as it seems those travelling with pets expect their pets to be able to 'run the property,' while in actality, they are restricted, for the benefit of the other guests who do not care for dogs. This guest seemed happy, until they posted this review, stayed, and didn't report any tv remote difficulties to the office (an easily remedied concern). It is true, there is a limited dog walking area at Golden Sands. The Adirondack park has nearly 6 million acres. Doesn't it stand to good reason a pet lover should wish and seek to walk and hike with their dog here in the 6 million acre park?
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Terryville, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

They claim to be pet friendly but if you bring a pet you are restricted to a room by the road and traffic is noisy. Relief area for dogs is limited to upper driveway and a dangerous patch of bank right by the road. You are not allowed by the beach, dock, lawn, lower parking lot or office. Basically you pay extra to not be able to even see the water. The room was old and tired. One of the dresser drawer pulls was missing, there was sand on the floor behind the bathroom door and the linoleum was coming up under the sink. TV, refrigerator and air conditioner were all old and the rug was faded and stained. Maybe the rooms and cabins by the lake are better but our overall experience was not pleasant. The pet restrictions are not clearly stated on the website and when we made our reservation it was not mentioned. Not until we arrived and were given paperwork were we aware of the extreme restrictions and we were not the only ones. We met a couple in the parking lot with the same concerns. We chose to leave early due to conditions and restrictions and were refused a refund. Allowing a pet in a room does not make a place pet friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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11 Thank Nanafwog
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GoldenSandsResort, Owner at Golden Sands Resort on Lake George, responded to this review, August 7, 2011
We're very sorry this TripAdvisor visitor did not enjoy her stay. An exception was made to accept her 2 pets, when 1 is permissive. She insisted her 2 pets be allowed on the Golden Sands beach, which they are not. Pet friendly rooms are limited to only a few rooms, and pets are not allowed on the lower lawn, beach or swim area. Written Confirmations post, and are very clear with regard to these strict pet rules. In reality, the individual she speaks of complained about her - that she tried to 'sneak' her dogs down to the beach after office hours. Our housekeeps report there were no problems with the room. What's confusing here, is that the office staff states that she was very happy and pleasant. In fact, she spoke with me, and seemed very happy. She spoke of her special breed dogs..One being a long-haired Papillon. It seems, typically, that when management makes an excpetion, as in this case to allow 2 small pets as opposed to 1, those exceptions allow for the taking advantage of and lack to follow simple rules in place to ensure all guests enjoy their stay at Golden Sands. With well over 125 TripAdvisor reviews, we all receive an occasional negative. It's unfortunate. What's even more unfortunate is when a guest, such as in this case, seeks special treatment, and then attempts to be hurtful with false negative allegations. Strict pet policies are put, and remain, in place for the benefit of those visitors to Golden Sands who do not care for pets. Thank you. The Management
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Lancaster, PA, & Lake George NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

Stayed In July. Fantastic resort with the nicest owner and staff. It is a charming Lake motel that has the feel of an inn. They think of everything from utensils, just in case you need them to sticks for marshmallow roasting...no other resort does that. We did use the fire pit and make s'mores which we shared with our fellow guests...folks we didn't even know but we all had a great time. Golden Sands has the best beach on the lake, clean soft sandy bottom, very gradual slope with crystal clear water, it doesn't get any better. Ive been coming to Lake George all my life and can recommend Golden Sands because they always deliver above and beyond. Now, it is Lake George so expect your room to be clean but rustic and basic but we had super Comfy beds. Can't sa enough good things about this place. We will definitely be back....can't wait!

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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 Drive, P.O. Box 11, Diamond Point, Lake George, NY 12845
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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