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“Pleasant place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Water's Edge Inn

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Water's Edge Inn
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We cam to to the Water's Edge for a family reunion. We loved the location of the hotel and the proximity to town. We were able to park our car and walk everywhere. There are some very good restaurants and shops in town. We especially liked the Pizza & Clam Bar. The hotel was outdated and the beds were extremely uncomfortable. The bathroom is very small, but there is a separation between the toilet/shower and the sink. I would stay here again for the location.

Room Tip: I would request a lakeview room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

The pictures on the website led us to believe that this was a beautiful and must stay hotel....well wrong! The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, but that could not make up for our stay. We stayed in the Governor's Suite which was described as spacious....for 6. First of all it's on the lower level which is dark and very musty. The pool area had a carpeted section where the lounge chairs and tables were...it was damp and disgusting ! I feared our kids would get ring worm or athletes foot....slippers please! The gym and wash laundry room is dark and appeared unsafe. The good...loved the pillows, water park across street, and town is quint and laid back. p

Room Tip: Kids don't care..water park across the street!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Honeoye Falls, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

The hotel staff was friendly and the location is close walking distance to town, restaurants and shops. However the hotel is extremely outdated, dingy, pillows like bricks and comes with an old style small TV with horrible reception. The bathroom was the size of a postage stamp and the water temperature in the shower was luke warm at most. If you have much luggage, be prepared because the hotel does NOT have an elevator and no one to help you carry the luggage to your room. We would not choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hudsonville, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We spend a night there when taking our child to camp. We had a basic room with parking-lot view as we only needed a clean place for a night. It was clean & comfortable. The breakfast was nice. The indoor pool and sauna were also pleasant. I liked the on-line reservation system which seems to be almost impossible to find for lodging in Old Forge, NY. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: We paid the inexpensive rate as parking-lot view was fine for us. The rooms with views seem very ni...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We drove up to Old Forge intending to only stay for the day, but decided to spend a night the Water's Edge Inn on a whim. It was a weekday during the offseason (late May), so we were able to get a king suite for only $105. The hotel may be a little old (especially evident in the lower level/basement), but our room was updated and extremely comfortable. We loved the balcony overlooking the lake, and the location is hard to beat. It's within walking distance of all of Old Forge, and the hiking trails in the Eagle Bay/Inlet area were only a 10-15 drive away. The continental breakfast was very good, and the sitting room in the lobby was very charming. Overall, we had a great stay.

Room Tip: Get a room with a lake view on the lobby level or higher.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Campbell, New York, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

My wife and I with our 4-year old daughter stayed here for 2 nights. If you are planning on going to Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, you can't beat the location (right across the street from the entrance). They also have a great deal with the Play N Stay package. Those are the biggest pros for the hotel, along with the free continental breakfast and the heated indoor pool. We experienced a few cons, though. The water temperature in the shower was horrible, especially in the morning. You would go from ice cold to very hot in a matter of seconds and then back again, without touching any controls. We ended up takiing baths instead of showers because of this. When we arrived, the phone didn't work, but the lady at the front desk came right down and fixed it, which was good. The next day, my wife called the front desk to ask a question, and the lady there was extremely rude with her (must have been a different lady!). The TV was very snowy; we could barely make out the picture at times.
Overall, if you can put up with a few issues and want to go the attractions across the road, you can do a lot worse.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Tully, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have been staying here for years. We do the Play N Stay package where the price includes hotel, includes a wonderful continental breakfast and 2 tickets to Water Safari. The hotel is very clean, the breakfast is fantastic and serve coffee all day. They also have a clean indoor pool if it rains, plus the hotel is right across the street from Water Safari and we don't have to worry about parking. We can walk every where from our hotel. Its the only place we love to stay

Room Tip: We have tried different rooms, and they all are nice. Check out the pictures
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Water's Edge Inn
Address: 3188 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Location: United States > New York > Old Forge
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have something for everyone! We offer an ideal atmosphere for all types of visitors to the Old Forge area: families, singles, couples and business travelers. We offer 11 different types of rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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Water`s Edge Hotel Old Forge

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