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“Cooperstown Weekend”
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Terrace Motor Inn
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Middletown, New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Cooperstown Weekend”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We visited Cooperstown to take family members on the brewery/winery tour. We weren't sure who all would be going so we wound up booking late. The Terrace Motor Inn was the only one with 3 adjacent rooms. We booked sight unseen as travelers often do.
LUCKY US!
We met co-owner, Veronica. What a delightful young lady. She and her husband recently acquired this business and are doing an outstanding job,
The grounds were impeccable and the view of the Lake was incredible.
We will definitely return here when we next visit Cooperstown.....

Room Tip: We had rooms 3, 4 and 5. Fantastic view of the Lake. Get a fresh cup of coffee in the AM from the s...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Veronica L, Owner at Terrace Motor Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
It was truly such a pleasure to meet your lovely family and you and it is a delight to hear how much you all enjoyed your stay - thank you for the wonderful feedback! We only wish you could have stayed with us longer! Nothing beats that morning cup of coffee, watching the sun come over the mountains and shine down on the lake, does it? We absolutely hope to see you again the next time you're in our neck of the woods!
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Rhinebeck, New York
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We spent two nights here over Memorial Day weekend. The location, a few quick miles north of the village, was very convenient. The motel is in a quiet area and all rooms have a lovely view of the lake. The new owners, a young couple, were extra friendly and accommodating to our needs, like a space heater for the cold room.

However, there were some annoyances--both minor and less so--that we'd like to make other travelers aware of, to decide for yourselves if you could tolerate these issues:

We found the room a little pricey for the basic amenities offered, but I suppose that's the going rate for the area. The new sign is in an odd font that's hard to read so the place is a little hard to spot. The pool is atop a steep hill without steps.

The sign advertises free Wi-Fi but of the two AT&T iPhones with us, one had only sporadic, brief Wi-Fi during our stay and the other none at all. There was also little to no cell service for calls and texts. However there is a landline phone outside the motel office that offers free phone calls. But be aware that if you need Wi-Fi or cell reception you may not have it.

The water softening system makes for a pronounced slimy feeling on the skin when washing hands or showering. The bathroom door wouldn't stay closed. There are no electric outlets near the beds. The waterproof pads under the sheets were thick and wrinkly, not attaching securely to the bed, which was kind of uncomfortable.

A continental breakfast is included, with cereal, toast, coffee and orange juice. Our room had new fixtures and carpeting and was freshly painted.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Veronica L, Owner at Terrace Motor Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide such thorough feedback of your experience at the Terrace Motor Inn! It's always great to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves while here, but knowing what we can do to further improve our guests' stay is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, the AT&T service (along with other wireless carriers) along the lake is and can be spotty, at best. We hope that by providing a courtesy phone so that our guests can make local and long distance calls in the continental US, as you noted, will help to alleviate some of this inconvenience. We have discovered a few spots on the property where magically the cell service skies cooperate with you, so we encourage future guests to inquire if need be. Additionally, our internet provider installed a new modem this week (while troubleshooting some issues, they informed us that our modem was due for an upgrade), so hopefully that will help the wifi connectivity issues you were experiencing. In regards to the water, it is actually a result of the high mineral content in the water and not a water-softener - we refer to it in jest as the fountain of youth ;) Lastly, we will be sure to address the door latch issue asap - thank you! Should you choose to stay with us again the next time you are in Cooperstown, and we most certainly hope you do, please feel free to let us know of any issues on the spot and we will do our very best to get them resolved asap.

Thank you, again, for staying with us and for taking the time to provide other travelers with a comprehensive review and we certainly hope your Memorial Day weekend in Cooperstown was a memorable one!
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Rochester, NY
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was my fourth year at the Terrace Motor Inn. I have raced the General Clinton Canoe race for several years and only wished I had found this Inn sooner. The welcoming and atmosphere has always been very friendly and accomodating. Thanks for making our stay comfrontable and enjoyable

Room Tip: Just listen to your host!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Veronica L, Owner at Terrace Motor Inn, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
It was absolutely our pleasure and we couldn't be happier to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us!
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New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We spent two nights at the hotel . Very nice and comfortable place . Close to Cooperstown ,
Amazing lake view from our room .
Owners Justin and Veronica made our stay special !
Thank you ! We will back next year !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Veronica L, Owner at Terrace Motor Inn, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
We are so happy to hear that your stay was so enjoyable and we very much look forward to having you all back!
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We took a room at the last minute and the staff was very hosptable. We checked in and went to town. We got a call that there was an emergency we needed to get home for. Went back to hotel 4 hours later and they were more than helpful and gracious in refunding our money. Great view of lake too! Thanks again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rochester, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Our teenage son wanted to visit Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame), we just wanted to "get away". Terrace Inn staff was friendly and welcoming. Charming inexpensive clean motor inn with beautiful lake views and space to move. The pool was chilly, but surely a welcome if the summer had been warmer. Really enjoyed fishing on the dock. Nice small continental breakfast was included during our staff. The only downside to me was the "thin" walls. Television, conversation and walking echoed from the room next door. Not sure if this can be corrected. Using the AC unit helped to drown the noise, but in particular some very active toddlers running and slamming doors early in the morning was very distracting. Perhaps a small place set or sandbox may have afforded a refuge for this energy.

Room Tip: Ask about neighbors, walls are thin.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Maumee, Ohio
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I always stay at the Terrace Motor Inn whenever I visit Cooperstown. The rooms are very clean and Tina is the best host imaginable. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience while in the area. The view is fantastic and it is North of all of the congestion in downtown Cooperstown. I look forward to my next visit and many thanks to Tina.

Room Tip: Upper rooms are quieter as they are furthest from the road.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Terrace Motor Inn
Address: 6439 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2517
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Region: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Cooperstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil and intimate lakefront property with breathtaking views of historic Otsego Lake. Free wifi, a pool, direct lake access and rooms that are clean and comfortable. Come visit us at the Terrace Motor Inn and let your Cooperstown getaway begin! ... more   less 
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