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“Another Trip to Heaven”
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Sun Castle Resort
Ranked #25 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Another Trip to Heaven”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Let me start by saying that my husband and, I found Sun Castle by accident back in July of 2005. Without overstating this is by far the best resort/property on Lake George. This was our 4th trip back to Sun Castle. We had not been there since 2008. It was like we were home again after entering the property. We have always stayed in a villa and, since we have been there a few years ago they have been refurbished. You cannot do any better at any other resort since all the villas on this resort have a direct lake view. All of the villas and, town houses have direct access to the beach on the lake and, a heated swimming pool. If that is not enough there is also a gourmet restaurant (in the castle) which is the Inn at Erlowest. I have been going to Lake George for over 40 years and, have stayed at several dozen resorts on the lake including the upscale Sagamore. Sun Castle is by far superior than the others and, the rates are reasonable. I have already made arrangements to book a week next July. One other thing that I have to mention is the woman that is now managing Sun Castle. Her name is Debbie Regan. From the day that I booked our vacation this year she was extremely accommodating. It is not always easty to resolve an issue at a property in Lake George but, she makes herself available to you and, does take care of any problems immediately. I cannot say enough complementary things about Sun Castle or, Debbie but, I will say that we can't wait to go back next summer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We just got back from Sun Castle, we stayed from August 13-August 20th. We stayed in Villa number 11. The view from the living area of the lake with the mountains in the background was absolutely beautiful. My children thought it was just as pretty as St. Thomas. It was the most beautiful view. The villa was very large and clean. It was not updated but that was part of the charm. It did bring us back in time. The deck was very large it was very nice to wake up to the lake in the morning. Unfortunately, this week we were there it did rain a lot.
Sun Castle was very nice they even held a barbeque for all the guests for dinner.

We did look at other properties to vacation while we were there, I thought this had the best view and it was nice because it was not in town (town was crowded) it was just a 5 minute car ride to town.

The hotel pool was very nice and had a great slide. We did spend 2 days in Great Escapes amusement park. We also took a day trip to Fort Ticonderoga which was very nice and you should definately go to Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park exit 26 in Pottersville, NY. The brochure did not due it justice. It was the most beautiful park with the waterfalls that you get to walk around.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Eastchester, New York
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

My family and I stayed at the Sun Castle Resort this summer and just loved it. The accommodations were wonderful and the setting was perfect. We have been going to Lake George for the past 21 summers and this was, by far, the best yet. The manager of Sun Castle, Debbie, was so friendly and helpful whenever I called with an inquiry. Anytime we needed anything, all we had to do was call the front desk, and whatever it was appeared. I would highly recommend Sun Castle, not only for its beautiful setting and accommodations, but also the professional staff and wonderful manager!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Freeport, New York
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

Last year we stayed in a decent place right in the heart of town. This year we chose a townhouse to have more room for our 2 year old. The Sun Castle had it all. A beautiful townhouse with all the amenities you could ask for - full kitchen area - dining room - living room - two bedrooms - ac - washer/dryer and more. The grounds were gorgeous. The staff was exceptional. We spoke to a few families poolside and they have been coming to the Sun Castle for years and we know why. It was the most fun, most relaxing vacation we have had in years. There was enough for everyone. My kids (22 and 24) could go into town and do things. My granddaughter (2) had room to explore and loved the heated pool. We had one leaky toilet and it was fixed within minutes. The townhouses were clean, comfortable, and the views from the terrace breathtaking. Thank you to all of the staff and we have already booked for next year and adding another week to our trip. One week was not enough for this beautful spot.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Friends Lake, NY
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We have wonderful Memories of our week-end at the Sun Castle Townhouses and Villas! We rented 3 townhouses and 4 villas for the bridal party and our family for my daughter,s wedding, June 24-25, 2011. We stayed in a townhouse overlooking Lake George. The view was spectacular. The townhouse was where my daughter's bridal party dressed for the wedding. There was enough space and 2.5 bathrooms for 6 attendants and of course the bride as well as 3 stations for hair and make-up. I can't compliment the SunCastle stafff enough on the accommodations- everything from service ware to cooking utensils was provided. The rooms were clean and well appointed. The food we ordered was delicious and delivererd on time. The restaurant was running a great special weeknights during the month of June.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Glen Head, NY
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stay in a townhouse not the Inn, the place is so delightfully stunning, clean, spacious, with a fireplace which is very cozy on cool June nites, beautiful senic views of the lake from all the rooms.

We look forward every year to our weekly visit @Sun Castles Resort.

Ronnie & Roger

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed here for a wedding nearby and I will never go back to this resort. We have a total of three families staying and no one was happy. The pictures on the website make it look much nicer. The heated pool they advertise, is not heated. The beach they have should not even be considered a beach.
The dishes provided were not clean, we had a door with clear packing tape to cover a hole, we had ants in the kitchens of both townhomes, and both sides of the townhomes the master bath leaked and dripped from the ceiling in the living room. When we called about the ants, we never got an apology, just that they would send someone to spray. I felt for the quality of the rooms, it was way overpriced. The only reason we stayed the entire time was because the wedding party was there.

  • Stayed June 2011
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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
Amenities:
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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