We have gone to Darien Lake's lodge annually for about 10 years. The new owners have improved both the park and the accommodations. The biggest complaint has been about the quality and diversity of food. While they could still improve, we appreciate the recent enhancements. The park is clean, safe and offers excellent value. The hotel is very convenient for families visiting the park. A personal observation and one shared by other guests is that while the staff are friendly, they don't seem to be well informed about the hotel, park or basic industry hospitality etiquette. For example, none of the hotel staff were aware of the hours of operation at the park (I found it in the brochure at the room), information about local restaurants, nor did they ask how are stay was at the hotel when we checked out. We had a suite across from the ice machine. We sucked it up for two nights, but it was loud in that spot. I would not return for the 11th time if this was a big issue for me, but I share it as an example for improvement. I recommend it to anyone seeking old fashioned family fun. We love our visits to Darien.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is New York State’s largest theme park and water park vacation destination, with more than 100 rides, shows, attractions and a 20,000-capacity concert venue. Darien Lake is home to the Ride of Steel, one of the signature coasters in the northeast, SplashTown water park and award-winning entertainment. Darien Lake Theme Park Resort provides accommodations featuring the Lodge on the Lake Hotel, Brown Bear Cabins and 1,000-site campground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Six Flags Hotel