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“A great place, but a few things to know...”
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Sun Castle Resort
Ranked #25 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great place, but a few things to know...”
Reviewed September 29, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Sun Castle resort with another couple and had a blast! The property is beautiful and quiet, although we did go in the off season. However, a few things to know...the townhouses, which we stayed in, DO NOT look like the website; only a few of the townhouses are newly renovated, although all of them are the same price. Make sure you request a newly renovated one, and one with a fireplace. We rented a townhouse, and it needed a lot of work, and while it was clean and comfortable, it was certainly not what I thought we were getting when we booked. The villas they advertise are little more than glorified camp houses, again, clean and comfortable, but very rustic, absolutely no extras, very simple. Which is fine, as long as you are aware that that's what you are getting. I would also ask if they have a wedding at the Inn on the property while you are there; they usually have the reception on the patio, and it can get a little noisy if you are in one of the properties close to their porch. The unit to book (if you get a townhouse) is unit 6A or 6B. Overall, a great deal off season, and a beautiful place, as long as you know exactly what you are getting. My only complaint, was that we were not told in advance we were getting an older unit for the same price as a newer one, so were were a little disappointed. But it is on the lake, and every unit has a great view.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2006

I would say think twice before you book this Bed and Breakfast place. We were in the Erlowest Suite and we were not able to sleep. The room was hot and we had to go down each night and request to have the Air Condition on. We were told to open the windows instead! You can hear the employees chatting and singing in the kitchen each night and we were not able to sleep till midnight. You can hear everything from the kitchen and it was so loud with pots and pans noise. Not a relaxing room I must say. Save your money and get yourself a hotel room instead of this place. NOT IMPRESSED!!!!

Stayed July 2006
2 Thank RLTEIF
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2006

Our family of 5 recently returned from our Lake George vacation. We stayed in a townhouse at Sun Castle Resort. The townhouse was built in 2003, but it seemed like brand new. Everything was immaculate and they provided all the comforts of home, including clean sheets and towels, soap and toilet tissue. The spacious kitchen had a breakfast bar and all the dishes and appliances we needed. The main floor also had a dining room table and a living room that led out to a large terrace with a table and chairs overlooking the magnificent lake. The couch opened to a sofa bed and there was a built-in unit with a gas fireplace, television and storage cabinets. There was also a half bathroom and a washer/dryer on that level. The hard-wood floors matched the wood trim on all the cabinets throughout the house.
The upstairs level consisted of two large bedrooms with high ceilings and full bathrooms. The master bath had a stall shower and the guest bath had a tub. The guest bedroom in our unit had a queen-size bed and an oversized chair that opened to a narrow cot. It also had a built-in storage unit with a television.
The master bedroom had a king-size bed with a television with storage under it and a closet and a dresser. There was a jaccuzi tub in the master bedroom, surrounded by beautiful tiles that coordinated with the tiles in the bathrooms. This room led out to the upstairs terrace with the same view of the lake and a cushioned loveseat and chair. Each unit had its own grill.
Since we had our own boat, we took advantage of the launch ramp and docks on the premises. We enjoyed our outings on the lake immensely. Lake George Village, which was not far down the road by car was not far by boat either and there were plenty of transient public docks with meters. Bolton Landing was another nice destination by boat. Sun Castle was located conveniently between both towns.
There also a castle which houses an inn and gourmet restaurant and several smaller villas on the property.
There is also a heated swimming pool.
Highly recommended. We shall return!

Stayed June 2006
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Palenville, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2005

This was our third visit to the Sun Castle Villa, and we are going back, view great, Staff very accomodating, and villa was so homelike, all we wanted. Thanks Sun Castle.

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Property: Sun Castle Resort
Address: 3178 Lake Shore Drive, P.O. Box 271, Lake George, NY 12845-6508
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Location: United States > New York > Lake George
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Lake George
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Lake George
#10 Family Hotel in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sun Castle Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Adirondack Park, Sun Castle Resort offers over 1,000 feet of lake front property on beautiful Lake George, NY. Our townhouses and villas offer a variety of services with wonderful views of the lake and the Adirondack mountains. Our townhouses are two story buildings with full kitchen, family room, 2-bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The kitchens include full size refrigerator, stove and oven with a dishwasher along with a eat at kitchen bar. A dining table separates the kitchen from the family room space where many units include a gas fireplace. Family rooms enjoy large screen televisions and a deck facing Lake George. The master bedrooms have king size beds and a private bathroom. Many have private decks facing the lake. The guest bed rooms offer either queen size or two-twin beds depending on the unit. A bedroom entrance to the hallway bath provides privacy to the guest bedroom. Our villas are one story units that bring back memories of visiting the lake as a child. More rustic than the townhouses, the villas offer two bedrooms, and one or two baths depending on the unit. A large family room space faces the lake with outstanding views of the lake and mountains. Apartment size kitchens are available. Townhouses and villas are air conditioned and have heat. The property includes two beaches and playgrounds with spacious yard areas. Docks are available for daily or weekly rental and can accommodate boats of unto 35' in length and 12+' beams. An outdoor, heated pool along with complementary kayaks complete the water play activities for Sun Castle Resort guests. ... more   less 
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