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“Great location...not worth the $$$!”

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Clark's Beach Motel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Old Forge
Groton
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location...not worth the $$$!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2009

Stayed over Columbus Day Weekend. Location is great! The rooms were clean, but in poor repair! It looked as though they had attempted to upgrade the rooms...but ran out of money and stopped! The toilet paper holder (which cost all of $2.00)...was hanging off the wall....the cheap mini-blinds (which cost $3.00) were broken and hanging! And all of this for over $100.00 per night! Don't think we'll stay there again for that much money...if it cost $60.00 maybe!

  • Stayed October 2009, 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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newark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

My husband and I visit Old Forge at least four times per year, and each time have made Clark's Beach Motel our place to stay. We reserve a room overlooking the lake with a screened in porch so we can enjoy our complimentary cup of coffee while taking in nature's beauty. The rooms are clean and comfortable with no frills. The employees are always courteous and helpful with anything we may need, Our grandhcildren love the well kept indoor pool and attached game room which comes in very handy when the weather is bad. You can walk everywhere--to restaurants, shopping, boat rentals, the Enchanted Forest, or just sit by the lake and take in the view. We love Clark's Beach Motel.

Steven and Valerie Bagshaw
Newark, New York

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Baldwinsville Ny
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

Just returned from our 20+ annual trip to Clark's Beach Motel. Whether it is just my husband and me, our children/grands or extended family, we always have a wonderful time. A wonderful place to relax. I live for the screened balcony porch and my husband never tires of walking the streets studying flowers or browsing through the Old Forge Hardware
Store. Ginny is absolutely wonderful: after multiple phone calls to change, our dates, our numbers, our rooms; she still greets us with a smile and acts glad to see us! Everyone treats us like family. Thanks!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Thank traveldreams072
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Binghamton, NY
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

My friends and I stayed here on a girls weekend and it was a biggg mistake. When we arrived the girl at the desk was so rude. My friends and I were having a good time and laughing when we walked in the office to check in. The girl at the desk was obviously annoyed by that. She was not helpful at all when we asked where we could go to have some fun. Usually the locals are helpful but she just said that there was a bar next door. When we got to the room smelled horrible. The drapes were falling off the rod and they weren't even big enough for the window. The worst thing was that the bathroom didn't even have a curtain. The window faced the bar next door and was on the ground floor. Maybe this was by design. We put a towel up for a curtain. The bathroom didn't have an exaust fan so when you took a shower it steamed up and yellow "stuff" dripped from the ceiling. It was disgusting. There was no outlet in the bathroom for a blowdryer. There was also no outlet near the mirror in the room and the one that was there had a fridge plugged in it and falling out of the wall. Actually all of the outlets were falling out. There was a dim ceiling light and we had to move the bed lamp to the fridge outlet so we could see to do our hair and makeup. That was also dim. The carpet and chairs at the table were all stained with who know what and there was what looked like dried blood on the lamp shade and spattered on the ceiling. Hmmm! We didn't have any hot water to take showers the next day. We called the front desk and they said they would send the girl over to look in about a half hour. When she didn't come we called again and they said we would have hot water in about an hour. It never got hot so we called again and asked for a different room. They wouldn't move us but they let us shower in a different room. Also just as disgusting as ours. It was an efficiency room and dirty dishes in the sink. It only had a shower stall. There was an indoor pool that wasn't bad but the water was 95 degrees. Not refreshing at all and loaded with screaming kids. Would never reccomend this to my worst enemy and if I were you I'd keep looking. It wasn't cheap either at $150 a night. Crazy!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Fernley, Nevada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

We stayed in a lake side upper room. It was clean and comfortable. We had a great view of the Labor Day festivities from our veranda and the firework were fantastic. We will always book our stay in Old Forge,NY, here.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank FLHTHD
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Roch NY
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

Filthy room: dirt and hair visible on many surfaces. Accommodations neglected: foul odor permeated room; mattresses past useful service life; shelving not close to level; interior lighting inadequate; dorm style furniture; moth-eaten curtains; ancient linens; TV remote didn't work. Street noise and light pollution all night. Staff enthusiastically apathetic. No towels at pool. Game room games outdated, unplugged or broken.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Clinton, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2009

The room was decent size, however the bathroom had an odd set up. The sink was on the back wall with a mirror and counter and the toliet and shower were in a separate room. I personally am 5ft tall, and had to crouch to wash my hair. Along with that the main faucet to the tub is tacked on with caulk and ready to fall off, at the next good yank. The door to the outside was littered with holes. it looks like either there was a few chain locks that were removed, or the hinges were switched from one side to another.
While cleaning up and getting our things together, we discovered garbage under the beds. There were bottles of half full water, and tons of plastic from something. At that point we did not search anymore, we were disgusted enough.
At the time to check out, I was so upset that I just wanted to get out of there. This was def. not a place that I would recommend or stay at again. It should be noted that we did not have a lakeview room, and that could have made a difference, however I doubt it. The same cleaning crew cleans all the bedrooms.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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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 #10 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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