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Clark's Beach Motel
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Oneonta, New York
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An enjoyable place to stay.”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Upper rooms have a very nice screened porch facing the lake. Sat there for the Sunday night concert . Wifi was extremely slow . That's the only thing that I would improve. Staff could not have been friendlier.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Heather H, General Manager at Clark's Beach Motel, responded to this review, 16 September 2014
Thank you for your review. The wi-fi has been updated and is now running much faster. We hope to see you again soon!
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albany ny
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My husband,son and myself just returned from our yearly vacation at Old Forge. ...we enjoy Clarks because it is near stores ans restaurants We can walk to the clean locak beach. We had a comfortalble room with a screened prch overlooking the water. Staff keep the rooms clean with plenty of towels. Paula at the front desk very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the indoor pool.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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fishs eddy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

We stay here once a year. Every year we have a great experience. Rooms are very clean. Beds are best I've ever slept in. We snowmobile and its nice to drive right to room.friendly stuff always helps if you need anything. WiFi is password protected which is a good thing. Ask at desk for password..returning in a week.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The location is great, the staff were polite and helpful. The room was perfectly clean and in good repair (no stains or broken furniture, etc). But the room didn't look like it had been renovated in 30 years or more; the countertop, furniture, toilet, and bedspreads all seem very dated. Also the walls are very thin. This is all okay for a little mom-and-pop motel, but 120 dollars is steep for a basic, outdated motel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lima, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Friendly staff, prime location within walking distance to bars, restaurants and other interesting locations.We stay every year for the Old Forge FD Drill School. Would not consider staying any where else

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We go to Old Forge, NY a lot. This is our first time staying at Clarks. The place was spotless. I looked for something to be wrong due to last years stay at another place. I use a sleep machine and had to pull the night stand up to pull it in. It was spotless behind the nightstand. Ice machine was always full. Staff was very friendly. The place was kind of sound proof. I slept in and never heard anything or anyone. The towels were super soft.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

My friend had booked a room for two nights a month ago, though we only needed one. We requested to shorten the length of our stay to one night, which they refused. Since we had the room for two nights anyways, we decided to stay the extra day and just hang out and watch movies. The next day we got back from Water Safari to discover that they had left angry messages on our phone demanding that we clear out the room. We rushed to the office and were told that we had failed to check out at 11 so we owed them a late fee. Never have I been so blatantly misinformed by a motel; they just stuck to their story and claimed it was lucky that nobody else had booked the room. Do not trust these people with anything. We were also told that the rooms included a Wi-Fi connection, which was also, of course, a lie. If you must book a room from this motel, make sure your guard is up to avoid being cheated.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Owner13420, Owner at Clark's Beach Motel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
I was dismayed to see in this review that the guest blamed my motel for their disregard on our checkout time. The guest stayed for hours past the 11AM checkout time while they were at the Enchanted Forest and were angry that they were charged a "late checkout fee". Checkout times are posted in all of our rooms and are necessary to allow our staff to have time to prepare the room for the next guest.

We do have a two night policy on weekends during the busy summer season.

We will try to accommodate reasonable late checkouts upon notification, if possible, on a per case basis .

Our WiFi does work 24/7 and is password protected , All guests are advised upon check-in that they will need the password to access the WIFI and it is gladly provided by the front desk to all guests upon request. .

Again, I am sorry that this guest was unhappy with their stay but they created their own problems by their disregard of the check-out time.
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Property: Clark's Beach Motel
Address: 3124 Main St., Old Forge, NY 13420
Region: United States > New York > Old Forge
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clark's Beach Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clark's Beach Motel located in the Adirondack town of Old Forge, New York. Overlooking the beautiful Old Forge pond you will find that perfect blend of relaxation and convenience at Clark's Beach Motel on the Lake. Well known for their friendly service and with 40 guest rooms you will feel at home for your Adirondack stay. Clark's Beach Motel on the lake provides exceptional rooms and service to get you on your way or to stay for a while in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. ... more   less 
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