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“under new ownership, but same family-its great!!!!!”

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The Villas On Lake George
new york
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“under new ownership, but same family-its great!!!!!”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

i stayed at the thunderbird and loved it. the new owners are from the same family but are changing everything. its a great place for a family all those negative reviews are old, old, old.
the beach is very relaxing and pretty, the boat rentals are fair for lake george, and its convenient to be right there .so many things are being changed and the new owners are so into giving people a good experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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East Northport, New York
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I stayed at the Thunderbird last year for about a week. It was clean and comfortable. The staff was very kind, welcoming and made themselves available if I had any problems (which I did not). The location is excellent and the surroundings peaceful. It is a great place to go when looking for some quiet time and relaxation. If ever in the area I will be sure to stay here once again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Meriden, Connecticut
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I booked the Thunderbird for a family vacation. We booked 2 rooms are were told that each room had 2 double beds and 2 twin beds, as well as a futon. When we arrived and checked into our rooms there were only 3 beds in each unit. The owner's daughter said she would give us a free motel room to make up for the difference in beds. Once the owner got on site she would not honor her daughters promise and offered to bring an extra bed into each unit. That never happened. We also received the key for our second room early (again by the daughter) and was told that we may check in to that room a day early. We figured this was to make up for the mistake of the beds. The weekend continued to bring problems when we went to rent a boat. The terms and conditions were not explained to us and then the rude renter told us we should have read the fine print of the document and charged us an additional fee for gas, because we didn't fill up. How are we suppose to know where to fill up a boat, we are not from the area. After that my four year old cousin fell on her head when the chain to the swing she was on snapped off the beam. The staff could care less that she got hurt and did nothing to make up for her injury. In fact, the broken swing sat on the ground for the rest of the weekend. However, the worst part of the weekend occurred when the owner's wife came around on Sunday morning looking for more money. (She also asked two other groups staying on the property the same weekend for more money) She was now expecting us to pay for the room that we checked into early. Now, we would have had no problem paying for the room, if her daughter did not tell us that we may check into the room early. After a conversation, she told us that we were all set, without any additional money. We thought our interactions were done with the staff until the owner, her husband, came into our doorway demanding that we leave in 30 minutes. He explained his wife felt scared of us and wanted us to leave. He called the police and forced us pack up in a thunderstorm. Without any refund or regret he watched us leave. Never in my life did I have a stay like this one!

Furthermore, the rooms were beat up, missing tiles in the bathroom floor. Air conditioner in one unit did not blow cold air. Outdoor kids playhouses were covered in spiderwebs. Kitchen were described as being fully stocked, however, they only had 4-5 forks, 1-2 spoons and a knife that was so dull it didn't cut anything. There were a few dishes and 2 pots. Hardly enough for the guests the rooms held.

Do yourself a favor and find another place to stay...you will be thankful!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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North Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

It was soooo bad, and the peole are SO rude and mean!
We were suppost to stay there for 4 days and we ended up checking out 7 hours after we got there!!!
They made you feel like you were sleeping in a nasty garage!!
Do not give them any money for anything!
BAD PEOPLE!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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North Haven, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This was a fun resort for both the kids and parents. Theres alot to do which was very fun.
but they have zero tolerance for bad behavior which im sur will not be a problem.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

The Reservations that were made included 2 units with, 2 bedrooms, each with 2 double beds, and a pullout futon.( We had 16 people coming) we had 1 room for 4 nites and 1 for 2 nites. when we got there, the to bedrooms had only 2 doubles in 1 room and a single double in the other. ( Not Happy). When told that this wasn't the arrangements ordered, they told us they would supply a hotel room to make up the difference of beds! ( This never happened) So the daughter of the business gave us the Keys for both units instead of 1, saying we could put our things in the 2nd room because it wasn't being occupied. We figured this was a goodwill gesture for the mistake of the rooms for rent. Then on the 3rd nite, they decided that they want to charge us again for the 4th nite because we used the room they gave us the keys for!!!

There was also another guest arguing with the owners, because they didn't give him what was promised to him either, after checking with other guests, this seemed to be the Norm for this hotel.
Also my 4 year old niece was swinging on the swings, and it came out of the top post and she fell on her head!

Also Motel needs many repairs, floor tile in bathroom coming up!
The best part of the place is the Beach Area,
The owners were very rude and not very customer friendly!

Room Tip: Old outdated, need lots of repairs.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Enfield, CT
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

My family and I just returned from a long weekend stay. I will say that after reading all the negative (and old) reviews - I was skeptical, but this place offered accomodations and the rental of water sports equipment which is what we were mainly looking for. When we arrived - we did a drive through. The place looked aged but so did alot of the other motels in this area (winter is not kind to anyone here). We checked in and we were greeted by the new owners. They bought the place about a year ago. They were very friendly and made us feel welcome right away. I'll be honest, I was still waiting to see the inside of the room (still having those bad reviews running through my head). We stayed in a double bed room in the motel side of the resort. They also offer larger suites and family size apartment style accomodations. When we entered - yes, it was dated but it was very clean. The bathroom was sparkling even though aged. We did have a wiggly toilet seat and did tell the front desk. It was fixed within an hour. The beach area is beautiful and the rental of water equipment is done right there. The equipment was very up to date and well maintained. The water tubing items hung nicely in the boat house and the kiyaks were lined up ready to rent. Because we went there wanting to rent jet-ski's - we did and enjoyed every minute. It cost $75.00 for a half our but my daughter and I went out together for that one price. It was well worth it. Top of the line equipment, a guide takes you out and stays with you in the water, so we were very comfortable being novices. We would definately go back here to stay - it's clean, it's a great price compared to other places we looked at, and the staff was wonderful. The only thing I can say bad about it is they did not supply shampoo or a cup to use after brushing your teeth. we had to run out that night to get it from a local store. If you can supply soap - you should at least give a plastic cup in the bathroom. There is no breakfast available but they gave us a couple of excellent recommendations. This place is a diamond in the rough - it's not the Hilton but if you're looking for a clean place to lay your head and have a good time in LG - I would definately recommend this place. We'll go back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Villas On Lake George
Address: 3908 Lake Shore Dr, Diamond Point, Lake George, NY 12824-3011 (Formerly Thunderbird Resort & Marina)
Region: United States > New York > Lake George > Diamond Point
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Diamond Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Villas On Lake George 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakefront family friendly Resort, onsite marina, onsite spa services, onsite cafe. Groups, reunions ... more   less 
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Thunderbird Resort And Marina
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