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Scotty's Lakeside Resort
Ranked #9 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I took a trip to Lake George with my boyfriend and 3 kids ages 13, 16, and 18 in late July. I found Scotty's online after doing some research on motels that would satisfy our needs. Scotty's was a terrific place to stay and I will definitely stay here again. It is within walking distance of the downtown strip, has a fantastic little beach area with kayaks etc to rent, a pool, and a convenient breakfast restaurant and bar right on the property. It had everything we could want in a quaint little Lake George motel.
The woman at check in was sweet and helpful as was the woman I spoke with on the phone when I had a question about my reservation.
The rooms are very clean and tidy. They could probably do some updating in the rooms like rip up the carpets and put wood floors down and remodel the bathrooms but I have to say they were clean and that is what I look for in a motel. The outside of the motel was also clean and neat.
We didn't have breakfast at the motel but did enjoy a cup of coffee on the beach each morning. It was a very peaceful way to start your day.
The kids rented kayaks one day. One complaint I would have is that it was expensive to rent the kayaks. It was $20/hour for the kayaks and paddle boards. I think that is rather steep and it would be nice if they either offer them for free for guests or for a nominal fee.
All in all, Scotty's is a great place to stay either as a couple or as a family because there is much to do for kids right there on the property.

Room Tip: We stayed in a middle room in the 40's and it was perfect for us. It didn't have a lake vie...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our resort. We are delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay and that you were able to take advantage of many of the amenities that our resort offers. We do greatly appreciate your feedback and as we continue working on renovations we will keep your thoughts in mind. Please feel free to friend us on Facebook or follow us on twitter to stay updated on Scotty's Lakeside Resort news and specials. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

My family decided last minute to take a trip to Lake George during the busy summer season. Rooms were scarce around town and Scotty's was able to accommodate us. The location is great, right on the lake, next to town, but far enough away so it is peaceful. The place is under new ownership and they are doing a beautiful job with the grounds and performing many renovations. Due to limited availability, we were in one of the older rooms ("top of the hill"). The room was dated and had some issues (bathroom door didn't close, old air conditioner, gaps in the front door, musty smell) but was basically clean. Beds and bedding were new, they just haven't gotten to the rest of it. For the price, there were nicer choices to stay, but once renovations are complete, I think this will be a nice choice. Wouldn't rule it out for next time, would try one of the renovated lakeside rooms. All in all a decent stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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1  Thank Ellen F
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Scotty's Lakeside Resort and I am glad to hear that we were able to accommodate you and your family. On behalf of our entire staff though I would like to apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed these issues with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We appreciate your feedback and as we continue to renovate and fine tune our operations we will keep these thoughts in mind in hopes that upon your next visit we will exceed your expectations. We hope to see you next time you are in the Lake George area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Visited Scotty's in mid-July. This was our first time staying there. Similar to what other reviewers stated, Scotty's is in a great location, has a prime piece of property, has done some good updates, but still lacks in some areas. Upon arrival, we wound up upgrading to their "Superior Lakefront Room". For the cost of $250 per night the room was not worth it. The mattresses were new, but the rug was old and stained. They also must have recently installed a one piece tub/shower fitter that sinks in some areas. In addition, there is no bathroom storage - someone used a piece of plywood and painted it white to resemble a vanity. Linoleum bathroom floor is old and mirror moves on the wall. Unfortunately, still very dated. In addition, no iron or ironing board in the rooms. Had to request to borrow one. They provided an iron but had no board. Simple details are important to a satisfying stay. The family owners are very nice - hopefully, they will continue to improve upon their accommodations.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Scotty's Lakeside Resort. On behalf of our entire staff I would like to apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed these issues with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We appreciate your feedback and as we continue to renovate and fine tune our operations we will keep these thoughts in mind in hopes that upon your next visit we will exceed your expectations. We hope to see you next time you are in the Lake George area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Scotty's was perfect for us. The rooms are small, but very clean. TV, Refrigerator and Coffee Maker are included. Scotty's is right on Lake George and gives the option of going in the Lake or in their pool. There is also a volleyball area and swings for the kids. We rented a Kayak for $20.00 for an hour. Basically the place had everything we were looking for and more.

Room Tip: The rooms closer to the Lake are prettier but if you don't want to deal with the steep drive dow...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our resort. We are delighted to read that you and your family had a great stay and were able to enjoy several of our amenities. Please feel free to friend us on Facebook or follow us on twitter to stay updated on Scotty's Lakeside Resort news and specials. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband returned to the Adirondacks 7/29/14-8/2/14, after honeymooning in Old Forge 27 years ago! We decided to visit Lake George and got a reservation at Scotty's! We really enjoyed our stay! The location is ideal, and the view just pulling into the parking lot is breath taking!
The rooms are clean and nice. We enjoyed the mini fridge but missed having a microwave to heat up leftovers from the many terrific restaurants in the area. The beach and pool areas are delightful! We loved the view of the lake & mountains while in the pool!
We would've appreciated a heated pool but it didn't stop us from taking a quick dip. The bar area and cafe are so convenient, especially for young families. The staff are kind and very informative and helpful. The young man who works at the boat rental station was especially helpful and kind. The proximity to the village is ideal. Close enough for convenience yet far enough away for peace & quiet! Beds were comfortable but the headless shower freaked me out until I got used to it. Great vacation there overall & will definitely return to Scotty's when in the area! Thanks for making our stay an even more memorable one!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our resort. I have shared your feedback with our staff and we are delighted to read that you and your husband had a great stay and were able to enjoy some of our many amenities such as our gorgeous views, beach area, and outdoor pool. Please feel free to friend us on Facebook or follow us on twitter to stay updated on Scotty's Lakeside Resort news and specials. We greatly appreciate your feed back and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We have been going to Scotty's for over 20 years, When we first started going in the 90's it was great, over the years it got worse and worse, the last 5 years it was terrible - beaches weren't raked, grounds were overgrown, I think they lost a lot of the regulars.

The original owners sold Scotty's in the fall of 2014 - we didn't think Scotty's would reopen.

We were skeptic going into 2015, we knew how bad things were there in 2014.

I have to say the new owners are giving it a 110% effort to turn things around. This past week we observed the chairs being arranged on the beach every morning, as well as the beach being raked. I even saw the dock being swept.

Lot's of people working everywhere, the grounds showed great improvement. There is still work to be done, hence the reason I didn't give it 5 stars, but it is 400% better than it was last year.

Scotty's is a great family environment, off the main road, with plenty for the children to do either on the playground or in the pool, (which by the way is sporting new chairs, tables, and umbrella's).

The outdated arcade has been replaced by tables and chairs for the snack bar. Great wings too!!!

They have Paddle Boats, Kayak's, Row Boats, and Paddle boards for rent if your feeling adventurous.

If you were a past Scotty's faithful customer that finally got fed up and left, then you need to give the new owners a new shot.

If you've never been to Scotty's and are looking for a down to earth place to bring the family - then give Scotty's a try - you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Lakeside Rooms give you a great view. Don't forget the Fireworks on Thursday night.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Jay C
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our resort. We are delighted to read that you and your family have been coming to Scotty's Lakeside Resort for years and were willing to give the Newly renovated Scotty's Lakeside Resort a try. We appreciate the recognition of the hard work that we have put into renovating the property and we are glad to hear that you were able to utilize several of our newly offered amenities. Please feel free to friend us on Facebook or follow us on twitter to stay updated on Scotty's Lakeside Resort news and specials. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

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Meghan
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The positives: The location of Scottys is fantastic. The resort overlooks the lake, very picturesque. Very close to town and activities. The beach is very pretty and there are lots of kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats to rent at a reasonable cost. How ever, the bottom of the lake is "mucky". We saw several people having a hard time in the water with their feet getting stuck in the muck. We did not go into the water as the weather was a bit too cool for our liking. The help on the premises were friendly.

The negatives: The room we stayed in (top of the hill) was not what we expected. There was visible black mold and mildew in the bathroom, under the sink, behind the toilet, inside the tracks of the shower door. Also, there was a large water stain on the ceiling. The bathroom mirror was rusted all around the frame. The beds were a bit hard and the pillows were flat. On the positive side, the sheets were clean and we had plenty of clean towels each day. The A/C was very cool. As for wifi, none in the rooms, only by the cafe. The top,of the hill rooms are appropriately named, they are at the top and when walking out of the resort, the hill is quite steep, fine for us but would pose a problem for elder folks and anyone needing assistance walking.

Would we return to Scottys? I highly doubt it. This resort has great potential, it needs updating and a lot of cleaning of the rooms. Supposedly, the lake front rooms have been renovated, we did not see these rooms so I cannot attest to this.

As for dining in the area, we found the Lone Bull Breakfast and Steak Restaurant to be excellent. They are open only for breakfast. You will get a more than satisfying meal at a very reasonable price.

If Scottys gets it's much needed face lift, it could be a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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CISManager1, Public Relations Manager at Scotty's Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Scotty's Lakeside Resort. On behalf of our entire staff we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at our resort. I have addressed these issues with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future. We greatly appreciate your feedback and as we continue to renovate and fine tune our operations we will keep these thoughts in mind in hopes that upon your next visit we will exceed your expectations. We hope to see you next time you are in the Lake George area.

Thank you,
Meghan
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Address: 2896 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845-1038 (Formerly Scotty's Motel)
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Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lake George
#6 Best Value Hotel in Lake George
Price Range: £74 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scotty's Lakeside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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