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“Cheap and downtown, but still not worth it”

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Howard Johnson Lake George
Ranked #42 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Boston
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Cheap and downtown, but still not worth it”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

I foolishly confused this for the Super 8, and greatly regretted it.
The guy at reception was not very intelligent, communicative, or friendly.
Instead of carpet, there's a cheap pressed-wood (bamboo?) floor. The whole room screams "cheap".
The sink didn't drain - apparently because the mechanical stopper was broken.
The phone didn't work and there was no alarm clock, so no wake-up.
The refridgerator had a loud, irritating whine, so I ended up unplugging it.
I had dinner at the Indian restaurant on site - I gather it's run by the Indian family that owns the motel and lives there, and it was decent but not particularly good.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Perfect location - close to the lake and restaurants. Very clean, comfortable and modern room. Appreciated the lack of carpet (makes the room feel cleaner than some hotels with carpet) and free internet. Overall, excellent value.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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New Milford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We stayed here for the Balloon Fest and it served its purpose.
It is bare bones, moderately clean. Very tiny without any ammenities, no
hair dryer, shampoo. A bar of soap and towels.

Unfortunately, I left a jacket on the bed. I knew exactly where it was left
and when I inquired that same night, I was told that no jacket was found. The only people
who could have entered the room were employed at the motel.

I find this extremely dishonest and would never stay there again and would definitely not trust
them to clean a room with my belongings in it..

Val F

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We spent this past weekend at this hotel. Owners are not very friendly. It is convenient to almost every thing and cheap. Less that $300 for 4 nights. We had a king size bed that took up most of space in the room(202). That's the best I can say about it. The bad started when we walked in the room. The safety lock was removed. The laminate floors are filthy, my white socks turned gray quickly. There was one spot in the room that if we were not careful I think our feet would have gone through the floor. Extremely tiny room has very little storage. There are 3 shelves (no dressers) 2 rods sticking out of the wall for hanging stuff (old rusty hangers included) with a shelf above. No clock. There is half a dining table attached to the wall. In the bathroom, cheap, thin towels. There was no shampoo or hair dryer or towel bars to hang damp towels. A stained shower curtain. The maid was not good at replacing linens, had to request clean wash cloths and then only received one and it did not look clean. We would NOT stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toms River, New Jersey
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

My husband, myself and 2 other couples stayed at motel 6 thus weekend for lake George car show. The room was pretty new I believe they renovated the hotel not too long ago. They were helpful and it was a perfect location in the middle of town. Plus the room fit 2 bed and a queen sized aero bed. Over all good experience we have it booked for next year show

  • Stayed September 2012
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NYC
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Very overpriced for what you get. With no amenities (stains on shower curtain and no shampoo/hair dryer/clock) I find it insane to charge 200 for one night. Better off spending a little more and getting a lot more in return.
It was clean but not nearly worth the 200. I'd say it was worth 60. A flat screen and fridge and AC was a plus but the room is super small.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Located behind Tandoori Restaurant. Very convenient location to walk everywhere and clean room. Fridge, microwave...make sure you have containers to use in the microwave because there are only plastic cups for water. No coffemaker. No shampoo or hairdryer. A/c worked great. Can be a little noisy if you like the windows open. Free coffee/coffemate in the lobby. If there was a pool, we didnt see it.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Howard Johnson Lake George
Address: 99 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845-1526 (Formerly Motel 6 Lake George)
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #42 of 89 Hotels in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Lake George 2*
Number of rooms: 74
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