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Bayside Inn & Marina
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
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Princeton, NJ
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Clean, modern lakeside motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Perfect spot for a Glimmerglass opera weekend, barely a mile from the theater. Plain-looking motel room fairly close to highway turned out to be perfectly quiet and have a private balcony with lake views, and be exceptionally well-kept. Friendly, professional welcome. When we checked in someone mentioned that there were sheepdog trials going on that weekend. I said we'd be interested, and five minutes later the woman who checked us in knocked at our door with a printout about the event and Googlemap directions. Cottages look nice but the "beach" is disappointing. Not a place for swimmers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Levittown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Everyone was so nice and helpful. The cottage was super clean and everything we needed in the kitchen. We had more towels then we could use and the beds were comfortable. The best part was the deck overlooking the beautiful lake.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Second time to Bayside Inn and it is a great motel....clean room, comfortable bed, everything worked well...we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. They had coffee and tea in the lobby...the only thing missing was a breakfast....but that can be solved with the refrigerator in the room...would definitely stay again!

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Westlake Village, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

The parents of my child's baseball team wanted to stay together as we watched our children play at Cooperstown Dream Park. The staff was rude upon arrival and would not even answer any of our questions. I could live with the shortness, however, I could not live with the bugs in the rooms, no changing of towels and hair on my sheets. When I asked for new sheets, I was told "No." I had to drive to town and buy new sheets.

Also, it is NOT CLOSE AT ALL TO THE DREAMSPARK and not good for parents who are there for this experience. The hotel is 15 minutes away from Cooperstown on a very windy road. It is 25 minutes away from the baseball facilities. DO NOT STAY HERE>

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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baysideinn1, Manager at Bayside Inn & Marina, responded to this review, 16 August 2012
This team made it to the top of my list of the worst guests of the season. They were rude, obnoxious and mean to my employees and myself and treated the property as if it was their own backyard with no regard for anyone around them. It certainly seemed like they were having a good time.

All of our policies and procedures (especially the housekeeping policies) are very clear on our website, listed on the confirmation email and explained at check-in. Perhaps there were bugs in their cottage because the cottage was a complete disaster while they were here? If you leave food and drinks out they will come, just like your own house. I was not informed of a hair on their sheet and would have changed the sheets if they had explained the problem. We are located 7 miles north of Cooperstown (a 10 minute drive) and 11 miles from the Dreams Park (a 20 minute drive), this information is also clearly stated on the home page of our website. Our website is extremely detailed and thought out so that all guests are well prepared before they arrive. As you can see from the previous reviews, the front desk staff does all they can to help our guests and answer all of their questions. We want all guests to enjoy their stay and the area and will do what we can to accommodate everyone but some people can't be pleased.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

I've stayed at the Bayside for a half-dozen weekends over the past 8 summers. It's always friendly and spotless, great AC and heating, ceiling fans too, terrific bathrooms w/fine water pressure and plenty of clean, new towels, satellite TV; iron, little fridge, ice machines. You can't do better without doubling the price and staying the too-quaint-and-crowded town itself. (It's 9 miles from center of town; i mile from opera house).

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Family of three (2 adults, 14 yr old) stayed in motel portion. Our room on the 2nd floor was great for our 2-night stay. We had a private balcony with a view of Otsego Lake about 100 yards away through the trees. Room included a small refrigerator but no microwave. Room was clean and everything functional. It is not a brand new motel, but in good condition for its age. Air conditioning worked fine. Route 80 is near the hotel we heard no road noise (no windows on the Route 80 side). Ground floor rooms have much less of a lake view and less privacy. Cottages look interesting and are closer to lake than hotel is to lake - some cottages clearly have better views than others. Swimming area is small and between two docks - ok for little kids, not for teens or adults. Glimmerglas State Park is an easy drive and 3 Mile Point also has a swimming area. Hotel is about 7 miles from Cooperstown. It was easy to drive on a weekday - weekends may be more of a problem. No restaurants until Blue Mingo about 5 miles away, grocery store in Cooperstown about 7 miles away. I wouldn't want to jog or bike along Route 80 in this area - road too narrow. Bayside staff were helpful. We took out the kayaks they had available for guests, and canoes also available, and Bayside has lifevests to loan out. Bayside met our needs for a mid-week getaway to a lake.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We did a family Cooperstown trip and this was a great choice for a place to stay. Super clean, refrigerator in the room, nice little balcony for the early morning riser. It would have been perfect if breakfast had been included! Very family oriented, clean and comfortable. Hope they are paying their staff lots of money because they sure are worth it!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bayside Inn & Marina

Property: Bayside Inn & Marina
Address: 7090 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3203
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Region: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Cooperstown
#4 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bayside Inn & Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayside Inn & Marina, on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY, offers pleasant, comfortable accommodations in a peaceful, wooded lakeside setting with picnic areas and gazebos at the small swimming beach. Canoes and kayaks are available free of charge to our guests. Located only 7 miles from Cooperstown, and 11 miles from the Cooperstown Dreams Park, Bayside Inn & Marina is a destination in itself. Our friendly and professional staff will do everything they can to make your "Cooperstown Lake Vacation" a memorable one. ... more   less 
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