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“Honeymoon Rip-Off”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Tiki Resort

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The Tiki Resort
Ranked #53 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
Albany, New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Rip-Off”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Fifty years ago my wife and I honeymooned here and had a great time. I sent my youngest daughter and her new husband there on their honeymoon last week all expenses paid in advance or so I was told. After the diner show on the first night, the restaurant manager embarrassed my daughter, in the dining room, by telling her my credit card had been declined and she would have to pay $110.00. THE JERK HAD HER IN TEARS. My wife and I were at the theater that evening so it was a couple of hours later before we received her call. It took a whopping two minutes on the phone with the manager before they magically found my information and corrected the problem. They had lied to my daughter and had never run the charges in the first place. No apology, no complementary bottle to make up for their mistake - shame on the restaurant management. We have sent many, many friends to the Tiki over the years, however, the Holiday Inn is much newer and would not EVER consider trying to bill you twice.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I now understand the mixed reviews on this resort.
It is a Fabulous place overall being just up from the tourist hub! The pools, indoor and out are great. Love the outdoor pool with lots of patio seating and large enough for a larger crowd of guests. The rooms are dated but fine. If you have a 1 bedroom suite it is not a separate bedroom but just a queen bed separated from the couch by the bathroom. There is no microwave but a 2 burner cook top with good size mini fridge in the room we had.

IF you don't stay in a room on the first floor of the main hotel style building you will really enjoy this resort!
We were in #155 for 2 night and should have asked to change but were in and out at such odd hours we just did not make time to do it.
Don't stay in the odd # room. They do not have windows or patio doors that open to fresh air and they really smell mouldy!!! The whole hallway stinks. It needs a professional cleaning to remove mould.
The second floor does not smell at all. The even # rooms on first floor have patio doors that open to a little patio so they would be fine I imagine.
You can easily walk to the main beach and waterfront from hotel. You also then avoid paying parking and the huge hassle of finding a parking spot.
I would stay here again and just request room with window or door that opens to outside!!

Enjoy Lake George it is a very lovely place!!

Stayed July 2014
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New York
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Stayed last week at the Tiki Hotel and was very pleased. Our room was in the main building, It was very clean and basically quiet except for one night when the people in the next room had children that were very loud until 11:30 p.m.. You will get that at any hotel since there are very inconsiderate people everywhere. No fault of the hotel.This hotel had a very nice outdoor and indoor pool. We had breakfast in one of the restaurants in the hotel and lunch in the bar/lounge area. Food was very good. We were concerned about the distance to the attractions but it was not at all a problem. This hotel was less expensive than the others that were in the middle of everything so driving and putting quarters in the meters was no problem considering the money saved on the room. The walk was not so bad either if you wanted to walk. This will be our go to hotel when in Lake George from now on.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victor NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

I was a little reluctant to stay here after reading so many negative reviews.
I stayed here this week with my family and we LOVED it.
We stayed in the motel portion. Yes, the outside was a tad outdated. But the rooms were clean and appealing. Above all, it was in a very safe location.
We were able to walk downtown (maybe a mile) -they also have a Lake George shuttle for $1.
The pool was awesome. Much bigger then normal hotels, which also had a small kiddie pool for my youngest to play in.
There was plenty if grass space and charcoal grills for picnics, and even a play set.
Will def be returning again!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Lake George
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

this was my third time to stay at the tiki and I must say the rooms where we stayed gets better and better. Loved to sit by the pool. Loved the relaxed and laid back settings and atmosphere. will keep coming back, one thing for sure.


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Leominster, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This "resort" is truly one that does not live up to it's website advertising. It is in need of some updates and care. The rooms are very average, but clean. The pool area has limited seating and NO bathrooms. 25 kids in a pool with no bathrooms near by does not make for comfortable swimming...
The restaurant/bar is almost laughable. You can not order any food past 7:00, and on one day, only fried because they had shut down the grill. Yes, they have a dinner show somewhere downstairs but you need reservations and the menu choices were limited and uninviting. Great bartender is the only thing that made them being out of any bottled beer manageable.
If you are looking for affordable, kid friendly accommodations, have brought your own food, and don't need anything in a rush, including a bathroom, this is not the worst place ever.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to face the pool and parking lot area. It was not a quiet parking lot...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Tiki Resort
Address: 2 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845 (Formerly Howard Johnson )
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Region: United States > New York > Lake George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 88 Hotels in Lake George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Tiki Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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