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“A little gem in Lake George”
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Admiral Motel
Ranked #16 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Reviewed 13 July 2014

A small group of us stayed here for a couple of days during a large function in town. We booked purely on the recommendations of other people here on Trip Advisor. Plus the photos looked promising too.

We were not disappointed. The Admiral is a cute older Motel that is charming in many ways. The grounds are shady and welcoming with flowers and is clean and neatly groomed. The pool is inviting and there is a small sitting area above the pool area where you can get coffee in the morning. The rooms were all meticulously clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location is within walking distance of the lake, plenty of restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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moteladmiral, Manager at Admiral Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for your opinion of our motel. Every bit helps. Please come see us again!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable place within walking distance to everything downtown Lake George, this is the place. Exceptionally friendly owners and staff, small, quaint, very clean. While it may not be a big chain hotel, this is where you want to be and support the small businesses in the area. I and friends were attending a vintage car show and it was nice to be able to park our classics by the rooms and walk to restaurants, waterfront and town. I'm in the hotel business myself and choose where I stay carefully. I highly recommend The Admiral Motel. Sue will take good care of you.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Neil F
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moteladmiral, Manager at Admiral Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Please don't hesitate to call us if your coming to Lake George again. We truly appreciate your response.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Admiral Motel from 7/8/14-7/12/14. We came to Lake George from Ohio for a family vacation. I chose this motel because of the price, the Trip Advisor reviews, and the pictures. I wanted a basic hotel/motel room that was comfortable and clean. We stayed in room 21, which, according to the person who took my reservation (I think it was Janine), was a little larger than the standard rooms because it was on the second floor. The room was a good size and it had a cathedral ceiling with a skylight. We had a small refrigerator in our room, which we used. The beds were a little firm for my taste, but comfortable, with a pretty blue matelasse coverlet. We were on the end, so we only had one neighbor, and didn't have to worry about anyone walking by our room at night. It was very quiet. The room was also very clean. The pool was very clean and set at 85 degrees. It was a tiny bit chilly at first, but I was able to walk right in. The pool area was clean, as well. I felt like we were swimming in their yard because it was nice and homey. The location of the hotel is nearly perfect. I say nearly, only because it is across the street from the lake, not directly on it. Other than that, it is a short walk (5-10 minutes) to get to dozens of shops and restaurants, beaches, parasailing, and steam boats. If you are looking for a clean, well-kept place to sleep, with a nice pool, home-like atmosphere, and kind staff, the Admiral Motel will not disappoint.
Cons: not on the lake, no in-room coffee pot, no breakfast included
Pros: close to everything, quaint setting, clean, quiet, variety of room types, rooms have been recently updated and decorated, great pool, coffee in the morning on the front porch by the pool.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Comfortable,clean, quaint and the flowers are all around and beautiful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The pool is clean and inviting. All within walking distance of the town. We have been going to the Admiral Motel for 10 yrs and we will return next year.

Room Tip: 2nd floor has sky lights
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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moteladmiral, Manager at Admiral Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Thanks so much for your review. We truly work hard and like when people notice. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The place was very clean plenty of parking and the pool was great. The price was right to $104 for a deluxe room. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again. Everything was in walking distance. The staff was very friendly and helpful

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2  Thank romo6424
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Recently stayed at the Admiral Motel for a first time visit to Lake George. With all the accommodations to choose from my husband and I chose the Admiral Motel based on the reviews here, the price and the location. We were very pleased. The motel makes excellent use of the limited space available. The grounds and motel itself are well maintained, nicely landscaped with big trees and many flowers. The pool is heated, and there are a number of lounge chairs, and a few tables with chairs along the surrounding deck. It's a nice place to relax in the sun. The pool is close to the main road so there is traffic noise. Coffee and tea are available near the pool each morning.

We had a standard room with two double beds, on the first floor. The room was very clean, the bathroom floor sparkled. The decor is basic, pleasant. I was happy when I opened the door to find all the windows open letting in the fresh Adirondack air. The rooms and overall motel are not modern, typical chain hotel. It's more like staying at "Grandma's" house. But the bathroom is nicely updated. The rooms have a large picture window (and they were amazingly clean) which lets in lots of natural light. Unfortunately, they large window also provides a nice view into the room to all. We had to draw the drapes to change clothes, actually we kept them closed all the time because we didn't want others looking into our room. Nice sheer curtains would have been perfect in providing some privacy but still letting in the light. The heating/air conditioning unit provided worked very well, quickly heating up our room when we were chilled by the evening air. The bed mattress is firm, a bit too firm for me, but so it goes.

Being a first time visitor to Lake George we relied on the staff to recommend restaurants and to direct us to various places we wanted to visit. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. We really appreciated that friendly, personal touch.

The motel is located on Route 9, which is the main road through Lake George Village, toward the edge of the main commercial area (next to the local high school). There are a number of other motels and restaurants next to and near the Admiral. The cute town area is just a very short walk away (2 blocks). The beach is also a short walk (1/4 mile), as are more restaurants, stores, amusements, beach, grocery store (Price Chopper on Amherst Street), Lake George Bakery (also Amherst Street), Scoops Ice Cream, miniature golf (Around the World - the best and most challenging putt-putt), Fort Henry, steamboat tours, Battlefield Park all within a mile or less.

All public parking in Lake George Village is metered - so being able to walk to all these places was a huge bonus and money saver.

We just made the off-season rate for the Admiral Motel. It was a great price for a great motel. So glad we found the Admiral.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have a nice picture window but that also means people can see in easily.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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moteladmiral, Manager at Admiral Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Thank you for your review. We will keep in mind the sheer curtains and beds. Glad you had a nice time while you were here. Come back and see us again.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

we arrived sat. the room was clean and. the beds very comfortable. Unfortunately our room was on the second floor ,what stairs. I should have said something because on sunday there were empty rooms. the stairs were a probelm because of health issues. the staff were very nice. the tv was dated small and not flat screen.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Admiral Motel

Address: 401 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1115
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Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Lake George
Price Range: £63 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Admiral Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get away from it all. Relax at our pool; enjoy your morning coffee on the deck; browse our art gallery and let us help you plan your day. Stroll to the village beach, restaurants, boating and attractions. Enjoy walking to weekly concerts in the park and Thursday Night Fireworks. We are experts at making you feel at home. The Marinelli family has been providing TLC to our guests for 33 years. Check us out; we'll make you smile! ... more   less 
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