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Clarks Beach Motel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Situated right down by the lake and the municipal beach, it was nice to walk along the lake in the early morning and evening and just to sit outside and have a glass of wine. Unfortunately the lake front is all built up and the walk is not a long one. The deer come right up to the motel doors looking for food so be careful! The room was adequate, clean and comfortable, no frills but we are budget travellers and carry our own food and coffee/tea maker. Great indoor pool but it smells musty inside the main building. Good value.

Room Tip: Ask for lakefront rooms, much better than the parking lot rooms.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We needed a room in Old Forge for one night before picking our child up from camp. As we needed to find a place which would permit a 1-night stay on a summer weekend we ended up at Clark's Beach Motel. I liked the designated parking spaces near each room. The beds were very comfortable; not too firm and not too soft. It's not the Ritz Carlton or Waldorf Astoria, but the room was clean & the staff was nice. It's reasonably priced. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: We had the lowest price room with no view. We only needed a place to sleep as we were traveling thr...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

07/01/12 - We (4 adults) rented a 2 bedroom cottage unit, as we were doing some sight seeing and relaxing in the mountains. The staff was great, courteous and pleasant. Unfortunately the accomodations were very poor. The windows didn't open with the cranks, but fortunately the screens were ripped so we could put our hands through to open and close them. The fridge didn't work but the next day they had it "recharged" again. The unit was advertised too accomodate 8, yet there were barely dishes for 4. The stove didn't work properly and was filthy. The indoor pool was a nice bonus was it was too hot in the area to breathe let alone use the facility. Some units have been refurbished and may make the experience more enjoyable, but at this point I can't say we would return based solely on our room.

Room Tip: Ask for a reconditioned room or pass.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Owner13420, Owner at Clarks Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

I was disappointed to see this review as we made every effort to give our guests a good experience during their stay with us.
I was notified about the "fridge problem" and arrived within 15 minutes , not the next day, and serviced the unit and had it working fine. (I am also a licensed refrigeration mechanic). As we have refrigerators in all units, we moved the guests food items to another unit and provided them with a key to that unit so that they could access their food while the fridge in their unit was "cooling down". We also provided ice for their cooler so that they had iced beverages.
I have addressed the window problem. That night we had an area wide power outage due to an auto accident.. We do have a generator that provides enough power for lights but not enough to run the air conditioners. Windows that don't usually open because of air conditioning, had to be opened.

We did address these concerns by providing a discount to compensate the guest for their poor experience. We do hope that they will return and we assure our future guests that they will have a positive experience as have our many satisfied past guests.

We have spent tens of thousands of dollars within the past year to continue to upgrade Clark's Beach Motel for our guests

Dan Rivet Jr
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

My husband and I have for several years spent 3-4 days at Clark's Beach Motel every Memorial Weekend. We always asked for the same room each year. The last year we went they put us in another room when I was very specific about the same room as past years. They claimed the carpet was not dried yet. They gave us a room that appeared to have not been cleaned for sometime. The next day they put us in the room we originally asked for. When I complained at the front desk the girl was very rude. Then manager did not try to rectfiy the situation like giving us a discount when we left. Our feelings is it is there loss. We would spend almost $400.00 each year. Instead we will rent a cabin for that money. Adding fuel to the fire that weekend they were not even full there was hardly any one there. The owner should take more of interest in the way customers are being treated by his manager and staff. With the financial stituation with the economy one would think an establishment would bend over backwards for business. New York

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

3-9-12 staff is amazing, very friendly and nice. I stay moslty in the winter and have been doing so for 8 years. The manager Ginny knows me by name, she makes it feel like home. Rooms are big enough for 4 guys and all snowmobile gear. Never had a problem with utilities, beds are good, indoor pool is neat. Rite downtown walking distance to everything. Can't say enough service is great, would not even think of staying anyplace else.

Room Tip: upper rooms quieter. Their is a room with 3 beds.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The service is great from the moment we got there. Our reception couldn't have been better. Polite and courteous staff. Our room was very nice, great price and minutes away from everything. You can't beat parking your car and walking everywhere with no problem. Our room was recently refurbished and very comfortable for my family of five. I can't wait until next summer. This is becoming our yearly retreat for rest, relaxation and having fun in the Adirondacks. The kids especially liked the indoor pool. Thanks.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I stayed at Clark's Beach Motel October 31-November 2, 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet that my room had to offer. Ginny, the owner called me on Sunday, 10/30 because I hadn't arrived and was concerned. That's service!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Clarks Beach Motel

Address: 3124 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Location: United States > New York > Old Forge
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Price Range: $138 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarks Beach Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clark's Beach Motel located in the Adirondack town of Old Forge, New York. Overlooking the beautiful Old Forge pond you will find that perfect blend of relaxation and convenience at Clark's Beach Motel on the Lake. Well known for their friendly service and with 40 guest rooms you will feel at home for your Adirondack stay. Clark's Beach Motel on the lake provides exceptional rooms and service to get you on your way or to stay for a while in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. ... more   less 
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