My wife and I made a last minute decision to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY but had not made lodging reservations. Based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, we chose the Hickory Grove Motor Inn -- AND ARE VERY HAPPY WE DID. It's a basic lodging with large room, large bathroom and a small shower (great water pressure and hot water). Our room, and it looks like all the rooms, had large back window (that can open) with very nice view of Lake Oswego - about 50 feet from the hotel. A 5 min. walk takes you to the lake -- and a free paddleboat owned by Hickory Grove that you can use. The people at the front desk were very, very friendly and welcoming. We also saved $5 on our tickets to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
What you should also know is that all of the lodging options in Cooperstown proper are exquisite and expensive. If you want to spend $400/night, you can have luxury. Our room was $150 - a bargain for the area. There is another inexpensive motel called Lake View that isn't nearly as well situated for people to enjoy or get to the water. I didn't stay they so can't speak about room or service quality.
When you decide to drive into Cooperstown, head toward town (road in front of Hickory Grove) until you see the Cooperstown Shuttle sign and parking lot. Park and take the shuttle ($2 for the whole day). Parking in town is limited and with a 2-hr. time limit.
We would definitely stay at Hickory Grove again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hickory Grove Motor Inn is a picturesque, family motel located just north of Cooperstown on beautiful Otsego Lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hickory Grove Motor Hotel Cooperstown
- Hickory Grove Hotel