We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“family vacation”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites
Ranked #29 of 87 Hotels in Lake George
NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“family vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had a wonderful experience at the Surfside. The suite was roomy and clean, a couple of minor touch-ups were needed but nothing major. We had a great view of the lake and the pool was close by for the kids. The restaurant is in need of some updating but overall the food was good and the buffet had a lot to choose from. Poolside lunch and fruity frozen cocktails made for a good mommy experience!! We were very happy and the kids are looking forward to going back next year!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Meghan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

360 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    108
    119
    59
    33
    41
See reviews for
198
69
2
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (83)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
NY
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was our first time at this hotel. It was nice. We had a poolside room with a patio. We could also see the Lake from our room. The beds were comfortable and the room was neat and clean. The hotel is a short walking distance to town.
Unfortunately, they advertised that their Cabana bar would be open for the 2013 season and it was not.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Traveling_ar0und
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Just got back from The Surfside 2 days ago
.Surfside happens to be right on top of everything without being in the middle of it and very few steps to the lake itself.
We booked 5 days spur of the moment, sight unseen and at first look a bit disappointed.
However that all changed QUICKLY.
Lake George, though a little crowded has something for everyone light great resaurants., and more.
We live just off the beach on Long Island, so we went this way as the Montauk and the Hamptons
are unimpressive....just another beach, so.............
We spent a lot of our time on foot. This was the hottest week in years so the lake made up for it.
GREAT RATES and Service.

Room Tip: Book way ahead..and the closer to the lake the better
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Dave A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hauppauge, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

We just got back from our week long stay here and we all loved it. It was our 4th year here and as always, the Surfside keeps improving and the staff are always very nice and the rooms are clean. They have a wonderful package deal which is a great value for a family. We got to see alot of attractions this way and had great meals at some of our favorite restaurants. Also, the Surfside has an awesome breakfast buffet. We are definately staying again next year!!!!!

Room Tip: We always stay on the southside, it's quieter and we just love it. Also, the 2nd floor we alway...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Linda D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Headed up to Lake George with the kids for our annual vacation. Wound up booking a different hotel because the suites we usually stay in at the Surfside were booked. After just one night in the other hotel we had to make a change. Called surfside at 6:00am thanks to there 24 hour live reservation service and was able to get two rooms right next to each other as we are a party of 7. They were so helpful we were checked into the new rooms by 7:00am that same day. The rest of our trip was awesome with everything we wanted within walking distance. There own private beach, pool, and breakfast buffet. They even offer discounts for everything(Great Escape, Marias and the lobster pot). Thank you again Surfside for not letting us down and we will see you next year!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rloughran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is our 3rd or 4th tine staying at the surfside, everytime great service, great location, room really big (we were 2 adults & 3 kids), property was really clean, really excellent over all, and the staff was really nice and friendly, except one lady in particular, she was very cold and uninviting.We had booked for 6 nights, and unfortunatly had no more rooms on the 4 night because the lake front room was booked (we knew this before hand), but asked if there was a possiblity to stay in a similar room or same room (moving 3 kids and all their stuff, oh boy), the other staff members were trying, but this one lady would not even try to accomodate us. It was like we were bothering her. Luckily the other staff members took the time to take care of us. Besides that one lady , the overall experience was excellent! Great for families, the children had a wonderful time at the pool and at the playground. We definitely recommend the Surfside Inn! We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Daniela M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ny
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Recently stayed here and was very dissapointed. I hope that this review will save someone else from having to experience this on what should be a relaxing family vacation.
Upon arrival the room was FILTHY. The kitchenette chairs had sand all over them, the carpets were flat and appeared saturated with filth, the room (and the hallway leading to it) were stiffling hot, the fridge was off (need to turn it on w a switch and wait for it to get cold), 2 of the 4 lights in the room worked, the kitchen had no hot water, one of the two burners on the stove worked. But the most disgusting of all was the crib. The base was waterstained and dry rotted, the mattress was ripped and looked like it had been splashed with diarrhea. I would have thought that perhaps they overlooked cleaning between guests but the bathroom had the "sanitized for your protection" bands over the toilet and bathroom cups. The bathroom was beautiful.

To be fair, upon notification, the staff did replace the crib, explain the fridge, send someone to "clean" and repair the hot water & burners, but the lights were not repaired and the oven burners stopped working again almost immediatly.

They did offer us another room but explained it was identical to what we had so it was not a solution.

By contract you must pay even if you end your stay early but when I asked if they would waive that they agreed and gave is time to think about it. We decided to leave. I asked if they could do anything w the price with all that we had experienced but they advised that letting us leave early was all they could do. We only had to pay for the time we had stayed. I asked if they could pro rate the day that we had stayed until evening and not spent the night, but they could not.

As a side note, the grounds are very nice. But a lot of steps which i did ask about when booking via phone and was told that there is a way without steps, which there is, but it is around the side were all the tools and extra AC units etc are stored, also, the steps are unaovidable when getting on and off the beach and from the beach to the pool. dofficult w kids in tow.

Location is close to lake george village.

Room Tip: Inquire as to what rooms have been updated and avoid 2nd floor. Be clear as to what above the restau...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank luvfamtime
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Lake George hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Lake George hotels
0.1 mi away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Lake George
0.6 mi away
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
0.2 mi away
Courtyard Lake George
Courtyard Lake George
#8 of 87 in Lake George
4.5 of 5 bubbles 93 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
The Georgian Lakeside Resort
The Georgian Lakeside Resort
#20 of 87 in Lake George
3.5 of 5 bubbles 636 reviews
0.1 mi away
Scotty's Lakeside Resort
Scotty's Lakeside Resort
#14 of 87 in Lake George
4.0 of 5 bubbles 265 reviews
0.2 mi away
Marine Village Resort
Marine Village Resort
#19 of 87 in Lake George
4.0 of 5 bubbles 349 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites

Property: Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites
Address: 400 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone Number:
Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family-friendly hotel in the heart of Lake George village. With a wide variety of rooms from a single bed to Suites overlooking the lake. The property is lakefront and has 233 feet of beach, a private heated pool, and numerous decks to relax on. We offer a wireless internet service around the entire property. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Surfside On The Lake Hotel Lake George
Surfside On The Lake George

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing