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The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cooperstown, New York
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4 reviews
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“Since 1996 I have been in love with . . .”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

. . . Cooperstown, along with so many of its benchmark properties including the Otesaga Resort . . . it's hotel, restaurants, banquet halls, bars, gift shop, golf course and it's other amenities . . . non the least of which is it's fabulous landscaping, facilities, setting and location. The Otesaga never fails to make me proud that it is in our small village; it is a joy to behold year around and it seems to just keep getting better with each turn of the seasons.

Over the years I have visited it countless times along with my family and many of our extended family and friends and always are we pleased with the food, the accommodations, the staff, the facilities and of course the view from the back porch . . . looking down the long lake over the back terrace and 18th green. Whether it is for weddings, their famous Sunday Brunch, fundraisers, the school Cotillion dances, seminars, entertainment or just getting together with friends for lunch on the patio or for drinks and dinner at the Hawkeye, it has always been a pleasure and a treasure to experience.

I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a living vibrant thriving place of historic relevance that will not disappoint! I hope whoever reads this review and then visits will have had the chance to build great memories as the Harris clan has done over all these years!

Room Tip: Ask for Bob Faller . . . he won't steer you wrong!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear RoyalRubicon,
Thank you so much for your kind words and endorsing The Otesaga Resort Hotel, what a great review. We are so proud to know that we've made your various experiences here memorable and we’re extremely thankful to our guests who make the Otesaga a “vibrant thriving place of historic relevance”. Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to post a review, we look forward to welcoming you back at The Otesaga, whether for dining, entertainment or attending a special event.
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Oneonta, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Our family gathering was a great success. With a private dining room and great support from event services, we had a fantastic evening with everything done to our specifications.
The dancing after dinner in the Templeton lounge was a good way to shake down dinner and the children had a ball on the dance floor.
You need to go there yourself to experience the beauty, the quality and the uniquness of this place. In the winter the prices are very good and dinners around the year in the Hawkey Grill are first class. Chef Michael has the wide knowledge about fine cuisine and the food is of highest quality, whatever you choose.
P.S. Do request specific bedding or you might be stuck in a standard room with two twin beds.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Ambercita,
What a great review of The Otesaga Resort Hotel, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed everything about your recent stay. Thank you for your kind feedback, we’ll make sure to share your comments with the various departments as they’ll be delighted to know that you had such a fantastic experience while here. Please visit us again in the near future.
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Otesaga on two separate occasions this summer while our son was playing in the week-long Cooperstown Dreams Park tournaments. The decor is old-world and lovely, and the service was friendly and gracious. I still dream about sitting out on the porch having breakfast or sipping drinks in the wooden rocking chairs overlooking the lake. For the two weeks we spent there, it really became our home away from home. Definitely worth the price compared to other local hotels.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank mmm0692
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Dear mmm0692,
How inspiring it is to read such a kind review from your stays at The Otesaga this past summer, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and especially for staying with us, not once but twice in one season! We’ll make sure to share your comments with the rest of the team, they’ll be happy to know that you enjoyed the friendly service that they provided. We look forward to your return, hopefully in the near future.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Our hotel room was beautiful with a fantastic view of Otsego lake... we had such a great time we decided to stay an extra night. The hotel is also in a lovely town with the added benefit of being home to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Brionc29,
We love to hear stories of guests who stayed an extra night because they enjoyed it so much! Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we truly appreciate your endorsement and we’re glad that you enjoyed our resort, the town, and its sights during your weekend stay. We look forward to your return in the very near future.
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hotel with great personnel who cater to you every need. The night manager allowed us to place our grandchildrens Christmas gift by the fire place on 12/24 and watched them so our grandchildren could be surprised that Santa found them and brought gyre presents all the way from California ! Thank you for making our trip a memorable one!
Howard and Maryann B.

Stayed December 2013
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Troy, New York
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I didn't see a separate listing for the Otesage Resort Hotel dining room so I'm putting my review here. While staying at the Cooper Inn, my husband and I enjoyed a marvelous dinner at the Otesaga Resort Hotel dining room. As typical with prix fixe restaurants, the choices were limited BUT the quality was excellent. Even vegetarian husband had a marvelous meal. Service was stellar with the wait staff able to balance cordial attention with 'staying out of the way' while we dined -- very nicely done. The wine selection was good and out of the ordinary. Again, wait staff knew the wine as well as the food. Okay, I'm a push-over when the table is 'crumbed' before dessert but i do like this type of attention to detail in a fine restaurant. We will definitely dine here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Kay E,
We’re so glad to read that you took advantage of dining in our Main Dining Room as one of the many benefits available to guests of The Cooper Inn. Thank you for posting a comment about your dining experience, we’re delighted to know that you enjoyed the quality of the food and service as our team makes every effort to provide an unforgettable experience, whether you’re dining with us or staying overnight. We look forward to your return in the near future.
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Oneonta, New York
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

we went to enjoy a meal at the resort. The main dining area is very old and well decorated. This hotel dates back to 1909. The hospitality and service we received was just fantastic. They really put out a fabulous meal with everything you could possibly want. the wait staff waited on our every need and were prompt and courteous. The food is all top shelf they don't hold back on anything. Stop in and enjoy a fabulous meal in the main dining room at the Otesaga Resort.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear WBevanW,
Thank you for your endorsement, we’re excited to know that you had a ‘fantastic’ experience in the Main Dining Room of The Otesaga. The team will be so happy to read your comments as they strive to exceed every guest’s expectation while visiting The Otesaga. We hope to welcome you back during one of our many events lined up for the upcoming season.
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Property: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Address: 60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1042
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Region: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Otesaga Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the historic grand resort of Cooperstown, NY, overlooking majestic Lake Otsego and providing exceptional accommodations, excellence service, and an elegant atmosphere since 1909. The resort is located just a short walk from Cooperstown's main attractions, including the Baseball Hall Of Fame, The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, and provides exclusive packages for everyone in the family. ... more   less 
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