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The Austin Inn
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Reviewed 10 June 2009

Last week was our first trip ever to Lake George, and we stayed at the Austin Inn on Hill Dr., right off 9N. I can't wait to go back and explore more of the Adirondacks, and I will definitely be staying at the Austin Inn.
There are several options at the inn; single rooms, suites, cabin and house. We stayed in a single room. First of all, it met my two most important requirements: clean room and hot water. The room was super-clean and the shower was terrific. The room was big enough for us and our luggage, although we travel pretty light. There was a small fridge, tv, microwave, desk and chair, and another small table.
The room rates are more than reasonable. There is a pool, too, which is clean, and has table and chairs around it to enjoy food you cook on the grill!
One of our favorite things to do was sit outside the room on the chairs (there are two, with a little table between them) and chat with our neighbors and the owners, Colleen and George. It was like having another room, plus it was relaxing to sit and enjoy the breezes. No rain on our trip! You also had privacy, if you preferred to relax by yourself.
The owners, Colleen and George were very friendly and accomodating. Anything you needed, they had for you, from coffee to a quart of oil! We really enjoyed talking to them and getting to know them.
Also, the inn is right next to a restaurant - Grandma's Back Porch Restaurant. We sat on the big porch (where else?) and enjoyed the views of the area along with our meal. You can see the road (9N) and a little of the lake.
There are delis close by, too, and the inn is on the trolley route and less than a mile away from the main street in LG village.
Go visit!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sixstringer58
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

The owners are very friendly...make you feel like your at home...second year staying there...will stay there every year for Americade.....perfect setting......pefect walking distance without staying right in the hustle and bustle of the village.
Thanks Colleen , couldnt have asked for a better hostest!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mh282000
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Reviewed 10 September 2008

I have stayed at The Austin Inn for the last 8 years and had a few very minor problems that were handled quickly and to our complete satisfaction, which is normal for a motel with a large turnover during the summer months. We always stay for a week and stay in one of the cabins. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, livingroom with a sofabed, cable tv, and 2 air conditioners. I don't think you can look for anything better for the location and price!
The management is great, always friendly, and make you feel like family.
This property is across from the lake, therefore the price is much lower to stay there, are rooms are nice, and they have a great pool.
I would highly recommend The Austin Inn for your next trip to Lake George!!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with friends
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2  Thank mets38
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Reviewed 11 August 2008

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY - ITS A NIGHTMARE!!
MANAGEMENT EXTREMELY RUDE.

Our reservations for The Austin Inn were for July 28th - August 1st. We wound up staying for two nights. There was only one other family throughout our entire stay. When we pulled in the parking lot, there was a for sale sign by the Motel's name.

It is a run down facility. It has 7 motel rooms, 1 suite and 2 cabins and a house to rent. I found this facility off of google and their website is beautiful. It makes everything look very updated and modern,but its not.

We rented a cabin which had 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room with a pull out sofa. The kitchen has a propane match lit stove and oven that has to be 30 to 40 years old. There is no safety catch on the oven. There are falling tile in the kitchen and in the bathroom. The kitchen floor and bathroom floor are white. There is a big black stain on the kitchen floor in front of the fridge that they threw a rug over. There is a black stain all around the shower stall in the bathroom. We also had no HOT WATER. My husband had to turn on the hot water heater!!

When we arrived, there were no clean sheets on the pull out sofa. When we asked for them, the girl in the office went to the shed OUTSIDE and got them for us. They keep their linens in a shed on the premises!!

We stayed for 2 nights. The 3rd night I made dinner and we went out to the movies with our kids. My husband lit the oven for me. When we came home, there was a strong odor of propane that filled the cabin. I got very sick from it. My kids were very frightened. My husband is a propane tech and he went outside and shut off the tank. The owner's daughter was watching the facility for a few days. My husband went to the office and it was locked. She was staying in the house above the office and would not answer the door. She called the sherriff's office on him. He then left a message on their answering machine stating that there was a leak in the cabin. Once the sherriff was there, she came out and spoke to him. We left that night @ midnight. The next morning when we went back, the daughter was very argumentative and told us there was no leak and that she tested the lines. My husband, being a propane tech for 25 years told her there was a pilot or leak that there wouldn't be such a strong odor. She argued with him and told he should have fixed it!!!!

We got 2 nights back (for the time we didn't stay there). The cabin was $155 a night plus tax which was $172.05. Extremely high for the dump it is. We went to the Country Hearth Inn and had a great time. When they heard what happened they were more than accommodating. We didn't get settled until 2:00 in the morning.

The office manager did not know much about the attractions. She had to keep looking things up on the computer for us and gave wrong directions twice!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank Smokey1961
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Reviewed 10 October 2017
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Room Tip: J’avais la 4. Une des pires chambre de ma vie!
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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