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Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
1 review
“Clean and friendly, great value overall”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed at the Colonel Williams for two nights and had a great overall experience. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the rooms were very clean. The hotel was close to both Lake George (~5 minutes) and Saratoga Springs (~30 minutes), but you do have drive to get to either town. Overall it was a great value for the money and I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the area.

PS - Two words: Breakfast Wagon.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank You BreakfastWagoner for a positive review about Colonel Williams Resort! We're happy to hear the staff was both friendly and attentive and that you enjoyed the Breakfast Wagon!

Come back and see us again soon!
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

The owner and his daughter are both very very friendly (contrary to some other reviewers' assertions). We stayed there last summer and, after a lot of research on other hotels, my wife and I decided to return. We did NOT regret it. The playground on site is wonderful for small children (we have a 2 year-old and a 3 1/2 year-old). Both of them rushed from our room to the playground early in the morning and when we returned from out daily excursions. The room itself (two queen sized beds) was spacious, neat, and very well maintained with a comfortable and up-to-date bathroom.

The inside pool is also great for the kids while the sauna and hot pool (which we did not use) is refreshing for the adults.

All in all, the location (two minutes from Magic Forest and no more than five minutes from the village) is excellent.

So...if you are able to adhere to the common-sense rules set in order to maintain the quality of this establishment (like staying off the grass where the sign says KEEP OFF GRASS, and not soiling the rooms with juices that the next guest will then have to "enjoy), you will not regret your decision to stay there.
Would we go back next year? Absolutely!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you David M for taking the time to write this very detailed review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our resort in several different areas. We are also thankful for such nice words about the owner and his daughter! We hope to see you and your family back again soon!
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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

The owners were rude and nasty. It is obvious that they care more about the grounds than the customers. My son was yelled at for walking on the grass, then the owner followed him in his golf cart to yell at him some more. He was terrified! When spoken to by my husband, the owner became furious, swearing and threatening. The other owner (daughter of the man in the golf cart) was also argumentative and rude, instead of helpful and polite. No apologies were given for this unacceptable behavior. We were told that if we did not like the owners yelling at my son we could "get your [--] out of here!" We did. They are lucky that we did not call the police. If the owners have to write a disclaimer after every negative review, there is something very wrong. Do not stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear jeff1993,

We would like to apologize for the negative experience you had while staying at Colonel Williams Resort. If you would like to talk to us further so we can work on creating a better experience for your family and others please contact our Hotel Representative Dick Willmen at 518-668-5727.

Thank You
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Once again we returned to Lake George and stayed at the best place in the area.
Location was perfect for what we wanted to do. Close to the outlets and a few minutes to the village.The trolley stops at the front gate so you do not have to take your car. Just 20 minutes
from Saratoga Racetrack. What more can you ask for...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi Robert,

Thank you for writing another excellent review about Colonel Williams Resort. We are happy that our resort provided everything you needed!

Hope to see you again soon!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

the place was really good for the price , the room was clean and the surrounding , its closed to the lake , the town and closed to amusement park. one thing my daughter complain about was a weird old smell when you walk into the hallway to get to the room . beside that I think it was really good

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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi Mary,

Thank you for the nice review! We work hard to keep our facility clean and apologize for any distaste you may have felt with the smell.

If you have any further comments or concerns please feel free to contact Dick Willmen at 518-668-5727.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

I like that the place was neat and clean. but the room was very small the toilet similar very small and the body towels small - I think it was meant for very small people. Was not excited about it.
We did not use the facilities other than the morning breakfast which is more a continental breakfast - nice but not lots of variety.

Room Tip: Call before you come - make sure they expect you!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Hi Haim,

We are sorry to hear that you felt your room was small. To go over room sizes that are available or any other concerns or questions you have please feel free to call Dick Willmen at 518-668-5727.

Thank You
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

My Mother, 3 year old daughter and I just enjoyed another lovely vacation at the Colonel Williams Resort in Lake George. We stayed in a Super Queen room and the room was very spacious and immaculately clean. The Owners keep their property so clean and take such good care of it which is rare in this day and age. The outdoor pool area is very private and has such lovely views of the mountains. My daughter loved the breakfast wagon and the kiddie playground also. The trolley stops right outside which is another added convenience. If you are looking for a family resort that is spotless and quiet, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Miles R, Public Relations Manager at Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hi Lisa,

Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review about your stay at Colonel Williams Resort! We are glad to hear that your daughter loved the playground and the breakfast cart!!

We hope to see you and your family again!
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Additional Information about Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort

Property: Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort
Address: 1787 Historic Drive, (State Route 9), Lake George, NY 12845
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonel Williams Lake George Motel and Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CWR is a unique and private family resort located just 2 miles south of the hussle and bussle of Lake George Village. Just 45 distinctive guest rooms are spread among three one-level buildings on 10 acres of beautifully landscaped property that adorns fountains, an abundance of colorful flowers, plush gorgeous bushes and tress all nestled into a small forest in the back. CWR is a true adirondack experience. ... more   less 
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