I booked before looking over the reviews at Trip advisor and I have to say I was very worried, some reviews were scary. I do know some people are more picky than others, I tend to be on the picky side, but this place is great. I took into consideration advise that I read here. So here's my review and some points, I hope it answers some questions.
This place is great for families. I sometimes feel people who don’t have children judge. Not all kids are loud and out of control. Am glad we found a place my kids can be just that kids.
1) Check in - Arrived @ 5:30, check in was a breeze & was even asked a preference in room floor. Staff was courteous and very friendly. They explained activities and hours of operation of the park and the restaurants. LOVED that everything is connected. You really don't have to leave the hotel at all if you don't want. It's a plus that you don't have to go outside to change or even use the bathrooms at the park to change, you can just go to your room. LOVED THIS!
2) I requested the first floor, was given RM 127. Close to the front desk and lobby. The room was very, very clean. Trust me, am one of those that do a complete clean room check and it passed. I always bring Lysol anyway, I sprayed everything anyways. The bed was comfortable. The pillows are too big for my taste, but I managed. The only negative thing I have to say is that the doors are too heavy and the slam loudly. Some people are not mindful of others and they let the door slam behind them at 6 am. I guess the hotel can't really tell people to mindful of others, so I don't blame them for that. Some people are just loud. The second night of the four, was crazy! There were a bunch of teens and it felt like the ceiling was going to fall on us. Called the front desk, it really didn't help. I put on the fan on high to drown out the noise it helped. You can hear the people next door turn on the shower and flush, but that's about it. It really depends on who you get next door. We were blessed with the neighbors, but unlucky with the room, because since it's the first floor we could hear everything and everyone on the hallway.
3) The park is great. It's not that big, so you will be able to do everything in a few hours. So know that you have to do the rides over and over, if not, you will get bored. Pace yourself and take it easy, this place is for kids/teens. And even you are a kid in heart, as an adult, there's not much for you to do. Be a kid and do everything. Go on everything!! The place is wet, it's a water park! There were something's I saw I hated, like band aids on the floors, ewww!! but there's so much chlorine in that water, trust me it will sanitize you. LOL
The slides are great, the lazy river wonderful, the kiddie pool very nice. The water on the kiddies pool are warmer than the rest. The water could be warmer on the rest of the park, but you will get over it.
4) Take some towels if you like. The towels are very small, big enough for a toddler, but a big girl like me needs a little more, so I took towels for my husband and I.
5) The restaurant/grill in the park is expensive and the food is not that good, so it's really up to you and your taste.
6) Don't get a locker if you are staying at the lodge, it's a waste of money. Buy a water proof wallet, you can hang from your neck at the gift shop. Wallet 4.99 for the whole stay, locker 10.00 per day. Not wise at all, save some money for Johnny Rocket.
7) The restaurants. Tall Tavern was closed the whole time, so can't say anything about it.
Johnny Rocket, was ok. The servers were very nice, the food just ok, but expensive. We went to the olive garden, spent less, eat better. Is my recommendation that if you can eat someplace else. You will eat better for cheaper. Burgers and fries are ok for lunch, but for dinner I don’t agree, but I do see the convenience of never having the leave the hotel if you don’t want too. The arcade is fun, a little expensive, but what arcade isn't.
8)There's plenty eat outside of the park. There's plenty of stores, shops and restaurants, right on RT 9. Going south or north, you will get plenty of things, from Wal-Mart supercenter to the outlets.
The outlets are ok, is not a big place. I counted 30 stores if not mistaken. JCrew and nine west the best!!
9) I think this is the most important tip! Go during the week if you can, specially is school is in session. The water park is not that big, during our stay the park in my opinion was close to empty. There were enough people, but not packed at all. I spoke to a greater at the front desk and she told me that the week before (spring break) was a crazy, packed week. So if you can try to go during the week.
10) Go with an opened family orientated mind, there's plenty of kids everywhere, all the time.
11) For a good deal go to the lodge website and look for their promotions/deals. sign up for the newsletter and upcoming deals. We paid 149.00 per night (thats 179.33 including taxes). Not bad comparing to the Wolf Lodge for 300 a night.
Have fun and I hope my pointers help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ready for a fun-filled stay in the Lake George area you'll never forget? The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park is a 200-room family suite lodge near Lake George, a resort featuring an incredible 38,000 sq ft indoor water park with attractions designed to make every age group smile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark Hotel Queensbury
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- Great Escape Lodge
- Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark Lake George, NY - Queensbury