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“Affordable motel, convenient location”
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Fran Cove Motel
Ranked #40 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
New York
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Affordable motel, convenient location”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed here one night enroute to Montreal. It was basically the cheapest lodging in the area that had good reviews, but it definitely met my needs. The location is convenient--right off I-87 and the room was clean.

Contrary to what others have mentioned, my room was not dark or musty and the bed was decently comfortable. When we arrived, the woman at the desk already turned on our AC so that the room wouldn't be too warm, which was much appreciated. She also wrote the wifi password on our receipt (which was also clearly written on a sign at the check-in desk), so I'm not sure what the previous reviewer was talking about with the trouble getting wifi codes.

The check-in time was limiting for me since I had to head up after work and I don't live that close. The front office is only staffed until 10pm. If you'll be arriving after 9pm, you have to let them know and you can only check in after 11pm in an emergency. That said they were very accommodating of my 10pm arrival.

The bath towels are a bit small, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a budget hotel. Our shower didn't have shampoo or conditioner, only a bar of soap. Not sure if that was a mistake, but it wasn't a big deal for me since I brought my own toiletries.

I didn't use the pool, but it looked large and clean. There was also free coffee from 8am-10am, which is right outside the front office. Strange that it is outside, but I didn't think it was a big deal as others seem to think.

Overall I was happy with my stay, although I was only there for one night.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very nice staff - a very clean and tidy appearance when you drive in. The room we got was a tad dark - could use another table lamp or two to balance the lighting. The bed was very comfortable and all in all we got a good night's sleep. But the thing that needs improving are the bathroom towels - the ones we had really should be replaced. But the room had a (small) HD Flat panel TV, a refrigerator, and super convenient parking. For the price it was a great value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Good value for 1 night, but the room was very dark and dingy. The walls seemed to be bare concrete and the room claustrophobic. Although free coffee was served in the mornings, we did not like the fact the the coffee machine was kept outdoors 24/7, and quite close to the entrance and the road - so avoided this.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Fran Cove is a great place to stay especially if you are looking for clean and budget friendly. We have stayed in numerous hotels in all price ranges. This hotel was hands down our favorite. We rented the two bedroom suite. It was spacious enough for our family of five. I had the pleasure of being checked in by Tim, the owner who was friendly and welcoming. The pool was sparkling clean and the girls loved the playscape. We walked to the village every night because the weather was gorgeous and honestly not too far away. This family takes cares of its guest at an affordable price. We are looking forward to a repeat trip next Labor Day weekend.

Room Tip: Two Bedroom suite is well worth the price!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Newburgh, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was my first stay here, used previous reviews as a guideline. The room we got for $57 a night was very clean, and very large and comfortable. Staff was very nice and helpful, the whole establishment had a very pleasant atmosphere.
I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Howard Beach, New York
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Fran Cove Motel about 10 times. The people there are extremely helpful, friendly, and cater to all your whims. The second time we stayed my wife and her girlfriends were going shopping and of course I didn't attend. Around noon the owner came over and offered to drive me into Lake George to get something to eat. The rooms are very clean and efficient. The trolley into town stops right in front of the motel so transportation isn't a problem. The price was very reasonable compared to the other motels in Lake George.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very good and it is only 2 stories high.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Shokan, New York
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136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This motel was the best that we have stayed in. The room was spacious, the people were as pleasant as you could ask and they had things on the property for children to do besides swimming. We first got there they didn't have a pack and play(crib) for my child but the girl got right on the situation and with in minutes of notifying them of the problem she was knocking on the room door with it .The motel was located close to Lake Georgebut, far enough away that you did't have to give them two arms and two legs for the room.

Room Tip: all rooms looked good to us from what we could see.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Fran Cove Motel
Address: 2747 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6304
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #40 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fran Cove Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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