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“Great view, but outdated and pet rules don't apply to owner”
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Sun Castle Resort
Ranked #27 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
NY
1 review
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“Great view, but outdated and pet rules don't apply to owner”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Gorgeous views, beach can only hold about 10 people, old boats, musty safety jackets, crappy paddles. No animals allowed, but owners large dog apparently doesn't count. Dog has full run of beach and docks, despite several small children crying with fear. Complaints to Debbie did nothing. If there is a party in the town homes, and there always is, you will not sleep in the villas. Would be better if updates to villas, AC, furniture and boathouse were made. During the 8 days my family stayed there several loud late parties occurred. After one wedding, a drunken bridesmaid decided to clump her way onto our villa porch and wouldn't leave.

Room Tip: There was a fitness center??
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Our extended family has been vacationing together at Lake George for the past 14 years and we have stayed at several different Lakefront spots over the years. We just returned from our second great year at Sun Castle and it could not have been better. We are 3 families who rent Villas 9, 10 & 11. These Villas are comfortable, clean, and provide all the necessities. Best of all is that all the Villas have amazing views from the outdoor decks. There is a huge lawn in front for the kids to play, and there are gas grills at every Villa. The accommodations were perfect. Other guests told us that the Townhouses are also fantastic.

In addition to the great accommodations, Sun Castle is the perfect place for a Lake George vacation. There is a great beach area for Lake swimming, fishing areas, kayaks and row boats, dock space for boats and jet Skis, a nice pool (with awesome lake views from the pool deck), and a free Monday evening barbeque.

Our 3 families consist of 6 adults and 9 kids (ages 25 to 6) and every member of the family had a great time, and we were all very sad when it was time to leave. We have re-booked the same Villas for next year. Debbie the manager and all members of the staff worked very hard to make certain we had everything that we needed. Do not hesitate to stay here for the perfect Lake George vacation.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The property is beautiful and you can see the lake from almost every spot. We had 8 in our group. The manager- Debbie, is incredibly devoted to making sure you have a great stay. We were in side by side town homes. Very nice inside and comfortable beds (important to me:). Pretty sound proof too- important with two young boys. Big Jacuzzi tub in the master. No one beneath or above you. Pool was great fun- has a slide for the kids. Kayaks available for use at anytime- loved that. Awesome patio with fireplace at the Inn. Really felt that it was the perfect balance for LG- not cheesy touristy place, but not pretentious either. Relaxing and friendly. Wifi. Very happy with our stay!

Room Tip: There were bungalow type places that were closer to the water- but I think the townhomes are the new...
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Bay Shore, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is the fourth vacation in Lake George and this last time was fabulous staying at the Sun Castle. The last three years before this we stayed at the Boulders Resort witch is a nice place but they have no rules. Every year we went their the same rude people inviting relatives or friends to crash at other tenants expense using all the parking. Staying at the Boulders was like going on vacation and getting ripped off as far as not getting what you paid for at all. Now the Sun Castle Resort I felt like I got my moneys worth and then some. This resort is well kept and very organized. The townhouse we stayed at was very comfortable and yes the beds are very comfortable as well. I cant wait to go back.

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

From the moment we arrived (2 couples) until we left a week later the Manager, Debbie was right on top of our every request and need. A phone call or trip to the office brought immediate satisfaction for any request. We stayed in townhouse unit 8A, and just loved the unit, the location, the view, the handy parking, just everything. The resort is centrally located to any activity we chose, from horseback riding to river tubing to fine dining to shopping and antiquing and to the lake itself, we will definitely be back next year. The pool was very clean, and although it can be heated this wasn't necessary during the first week of July. The Monday evening barbecue was a pleasant surprise that gave us a break from cooking or going out to eat, and gave us the opportunity to meet some new friends. Thank you Debbie!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you are looking for all the conforts of home with a great views of Lake George, then the Sun Castle resort is the place.

We have been coming to Sun Castle for the last 6 years and every year the owners and the staff step up their game to make our stay a memorable one.

The resort if perfectly located, within a short drive to the Lake George Village and about 15 minutes to Lake Bolton.

A great added bonus is having the Inn at the Erlowest restaurant on premises. Now that our kids are older, we leave our kids to watch a movie and take the 3 minute walk for a date night.

We truly appreciate the owners, Debbie and the staff and how they make sure everything is absolutely spotless when we arrive, very accomodating if we need anything.

We tell our friends we love the Sun Castle because is like picking up our home and moving it to Lake George.

Room Tip: We prefer the townhomes with easier parking access.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

My family and I stayed for a week 6/30 -7/7/2012. Our first time at the SunCastle and we are booking it again for next year! The place was clean, staff was great had a beautiful view of the lake every morning!! Location is great only minutes to downtown and million dollar beach.
Thanks again Debbie and Stafff!!

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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
#10 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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