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Shore Meadows Motel
Ranked #14 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Don't expect luxury because that's not what you're getting...but the rooms are decent, having been recently updated. Particularly the kitchenette, which is convenient to have, well updated and useful. Most important for our family was the location, which is really great. While it's walking distance to the extremely kitschy village of Lake George, you don't know you are close to the town while at the property. It's at the end of a dead-end street that ends at the lake. It's quiet, has a few hundred feet of lawn, leading down to a small private beach with good sand and calm water. Several charcoal bbq's and picnic tables, fire pit, kayaks to rent, etc. I think the facilities (~12 or 14 units) were full while we were there, but I only saw a few of the other guests - meaning the amenities (beach, fire pit, bbq's, tables, etc.) were always available and almost felt like our own while we were there. I was unexpectedly and positively surprised by all of that. The main reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the rooms are small, somewhat dimly lit, and some bathrooms are still quite dated in some units (but will be updated to match the other units, according to the owner/operator). Some of our family stayed in a second unit that did have the updated bathroom, and it's a big improvement - but the rooms are still small and have really old/dated art on the walls (which isn't a really big deal, but makes it feel more outdated than the refurbished rooms and kitchenettes really are). Also, the beds aren’t great, could use better mattresses and bedding. Would help to get a better sleep while you play during the day. You don't go to Lake George to stay in your hotel room (during the day, anyway), so all that is outweighed by the tremendous location, private feeling and a great ONSITE owner/operator. Ps. we were there in peak season - in the middle of August.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful vacation week at Shore Meadows. We stayed in the 3 bedroom home., complete with a deck and porch. We had a beautiful view of the lake. The beach and yard are well maintained. It is located an easy walk from the village and restaurants. The new owner,Mike and his onsite staff did everything to make our stay pleasant. we also took advantage of the kayaking service provided. I would definitely recommend Shore Meadows.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had the most enjoyable week at Shore Meadows in the "Little Cabin on the Hill". Every morning I had my coffee on the screened-in porch and watched the morning unfold. So close to everything, but so private at the same time. Mike and his staff were a delight and very helpful whenever we needed something. Cabin was clean, comfy, and well-equipped. Beach, water, and the view couldn't be beat. Mike, congrats on your new motel, can't wait to come back. You made us feel wonderfully welcomed and we will recommend Shore Meadows to anyone that asks.

Room Tip: Little Cabin on the Hill is perfect for 4-5 people. When I go to place like Lake George, I like a l...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We found our new weekend/vacation escape! What a special find this place is. It is so close to everything yet amazingly quiet and private. We stayed 7/26 to 7/28. We were thrilled with the location and the immaculate property. The rooms are modest but clean, newly renovated, with everything you need including a beautiful new kitchenette and nice flat screen TV. The best features are the large lawn, private beach and beautiful view of the lake. We enjoyed peaceful days on the beach and relaxing evenings by the firepit. The owner Mike and his staff are friendly, helpful and professional. We will definitely be back and plan o rent several of the suites with our friends. We highly recommend this motel and the price is right.

Room Tip: We liked the units near the beach 7 and 8 but the house/cottages look great too.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Highly recommend
A quaint place perfectly located in the midst of Lake George Village down a private road taking us off the main drag and away from traffic. You'd never know the village was there but it is only a 5 minute walk into town to every restaurant and attractions. The rooms are immaculate and have a more than just an efficiency but full kitchen that is fully equipped with utensils as if you were renting a house. They even have a gas stove, but we chose to go out for most meals and barbecue another day on the grills located on property near the beach. The private beach and grounds are pristine and comfortable with new and clean Adirondack chairs. They offered kayak rentals that my kids loved. We sat out by the beach all day and barbecued in the afternoon with another nice family that we met at the motel. At night we sat around a campfire and roasted marshmallows making smores, The view of this majestic lake by day and the star lit sky at night just clears your mind of everything, Taking you away from the day to day grind. one night we had dinner at JC's the food was good and service awesome. The next morning just up the private road we had breakfast at the Tamarac which was one of the two best places I've ever been for breakfast.
If you want Adirondack getaway and Lake George this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Place is pretty decent / nice and perfect location on Lake George,

- Rooms are clean and good enough for a family with kids.
- Full Kitchen with utensils is advantages for family.
- The fireplace is nice and the Kayaks
- Staff is friendly and ok.
- Not a big place but pleasant to stay and have fun on the shore..
- Less crowded..not sure on how it will be on the long weekends..
- Affordable price not too expensive- IMHO

- One thing i would suggest is to take some nice room freshner .. to avoid the damp and wooden smell

Room Tip: Not much options to choose...Very small place.. Corner lodge suite is good for a sit out. Room Fr...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is our home away from home! We stayed here twice a summer for 25+ years. New owners just made amazing upgrades! The rooms are super clean, new furniture & floors, flat screen tvs, ac. Each room's mini-kitchen (with fridge, stove & all cooking utensils) provides the opportunity to save a little $$ on vacation. Large lawn & meticulously maintained private beach for guests only, comfy Adirondack chairs, numerous grills, picnic tables, fantastic views! Easy walk to village, nightly campfire, great view of fireworks. Extremely helpful and courteous staff. You can't find a more relaxing property in Lake George and the price is right. You will feel like part of the family here. Don't hesitate to call Mike for a reservation - you will not be disappointed. Hoping we can make it another 25 years!

Room Tip: Room 8 is closest to beach. Definitely rent one of the houses for lots of extra room.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Shore Meadows Motel

Address: 22 Lake Ave, Lake George, NY 12845-1006
Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #14 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Price Range: $186 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shore Meadows Motel 2.5*
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