Clinton Inn Hotel

, Lake George, United States
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Clinton Inn Hotel

, Lake George

Rooms: 70

3250 Lake Shore Dr PO Box 2393 - Lake George - New York - 12845 - United States Hotel Website | 518/668-2412
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1/10
Never again!
Submitted by: Darryl in 31/07/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The pool is nice, but very warm. There aren't enough lounge chairs there. The beach is pretty and the water was great, but you have to walk down a steep, steep hill. I didn't count, but there were only a few plastic chairs down there. Our cottage had lots of stains on the carpet and stains on the furniture. The cottage was old and shabby. It's a pretty setting, but there are no lights on the property at night, and it's pitch black! It was WAY overpriced for what it offered. If we'd had any place else to go, we would have. The place is horrible!!
2/10
They must be kidding!
Submitted by: Vincent in 31/07/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My wife , toddler son and I stayed in a cabin. The setting was fine, and the porch was nice. The inside was pretty bad though, and even had some holes in the wall where the doorknobs have crashed in. The interior doors, chairs, and carpet are absolutely filthy, and the furniture is peeling. The mini-blinds were black with filth, and most of them were broken as well. They advertised a playground, but, as a previous reviewer said, it appears to have been damaged in a storm, because it was closed. One of the workers told my wife that it had ahppened in early June, so shouldn't they have fixed it by now? They also advertise a restaurant and cocktail lounge on prem, but the restaurant closes right after lunch. Our waitress mentioned that the cocktail lounge didn't have a liquor licence (?), so it had never been open yet! The pool was okay, but it was way overheated. The walk down to the beach is very long, and you're not even allowed to drop people off! We had a toddler wih a stroller and play-pen etc., so we only tried that one day. Maybe we were luckier than the previous visitor- - - when we were there, there were 5 chairs on the beach! Our cabin cost $1400 a week, and even though we weren't expecting the Ritz, we did at least expect it to be clean and well-stocked. It wasn't. The rug looked diseased, and the stuffing was coming out of the kitchen chairs. The stove was greasy too, but once we washed everything, it did at least work. They do bring clean towels a couple of times a week, but they're the size of hand towels and very thin. Seriously, the location is very pretty, but the cabins and things on the grounds look pretty run-down and shabby. The housekeeping staff didn't seem too helpful either- - - we needed a lightbulb for the living room, and the girl said they were all out! She directed us to a little deli place next door, or told us there was a WalMart a few miles away! The bare bones are there, but the place is in serious need of a good owner or manager, becayse if they have one now, you'd never know it. There are also all kinds of unfriendly "keep out" signs all over the place. Not too welcoming for a vacation spot, is it?
1/10
False advertising!!
Submitted by: Vito in 31/07/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
The website says they have a bar and restaurant for dinner, but they're not open for business. The beach is down a super steep hill, and my wife couldn't do it because she has a bad knee. There are boats and jet-skis all over the place, but wee were tol that they belong to the private owner (?) even though they all said "Clinton Inn" on them. There were some chairs and noodles and stuff on the beach, but they belonged to other vacationers. (If we had known that we'd have to provide our own chairs, we weould have brought some with us. The brochure should mention that chairs aren't provided.) The pool was nice. The cabin was quaint on the outside, but it was very dirty inside. The floors had big spots on them, and the sofa was falling apart. Our cabin cost us $1395 for a week. What a rip-off!!!
8/10
A different perspective than the others
Submitted by: Gil in 19/07/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I was a little concerned with our reservations at the Clinton Inn - especially after reading the reviews posted here. My experiences were quite a bit different, however.

My family and I (3 adults, 2 children) stayed in a housekeeping cabin in July. The cabin was fine, the sleeper sofa was a little worn, but it was no big deal. The room condition and cleanliness were fine. We ate in the room several times, no problems at all with the kitchen!

The playground has been destroyed by a huge storm - the hotel is in the process of repairing the grounds in several areas. Apparently they had some severe weather (trees down, etc.), and they are still working to get repairs done. I talked with several employees there, and they were all friendly.

It is definately a hike down to the lake, but it's not a big deal as long as you are in some kind of physical shape. If you have difficulties with mobility and can't do the hike to the lake, I would recommend the pool. It was heated, and my family swam in it all week with no ill effects.

The Clinton Inn isn't a Sheraton, but there aren't any Sheratons at Lake George. For a cabin in a wooded lakeside area, it was exactly what we expected.

Additionally, we ran into another couple who moved from a different hotel in Lake George. They were unhappy with the room that they originally booked (for cleanliness reasons), but were perfectly satisfied with their motel room at the Clinton Inn.
2/10
Ammenities
Submitted by: JoEllen Martin in 18/07/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The room were a nice size, but the carpets were filthy. There was no playground, bar or place to have dinner on premises. The road to the lake was extremely steep, and there were only 3 chairs on the beach. No cars can go to the beach. The pool however was great.
2/10
Ugh! What a pit!!!
Submitted by: Mark in 30/05/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We came for a week's vacation in a housekeeping unit. It wasn't cheap, but we figured with what we'd be saving on being able to cook, it was still a good deal. It wasn't. The kitchen was digusting, and it looked like the stove and oven had never been cleaned. We mentioned it to one of the maids, but she pretty much ignored us. (??) We have a 6 yo boy and an 8 yo girl, and they enjoyed the playground area and pool. The pool was allright, but there weren't enough lounge chairs. I was just getting over a sprained ankle, so there was no way i could hike up and down the hill to the lake, but there are keep out signs all over the place. We thought there were units down there too, but someone said it was a private house. I still think it's a another motel unit, and there's a big parking lot, so I don't know how you get to stay there, cause then you'd already be at the beach. It was way overpriced since it was so filthy inside the room, and the furniture had big holes and stains everywhere. The tub was dirty when we checked in, but the maid did clean that when we asked her too. If we ever go back to this area, we'll be sure to find somewhere else to stay. It was horrible!!!!
2/10
Filthy cabins, cheap furniture, but great beach!
Submitted by: alana in 03/05/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Because money is something of a concern with us, my husband and I booked a housekeeping cottage so that we would be able to fix our own meals and keep expenses down. Obviously, we didn't expect a top-of-the-line a designer kitchen. However, we did expect it to be clean! The stove and oven were absolutely filthy. The drip pans under the burners were caked with grease, rust and God knows what else. Even the dishes in the cubboards were pretty gross.

Speaking of gross, the carpet looked like it was diseased! There were huge stains all over the place, which were disgusting! Normally, we're barefoot kind of people, but we kept our shoes on inside there! The furniture is also really cheap, and should have been thrown out years ago. Seriously, you'd find nicer stuff at your local thrift shop. The sofa and chairs were also filthy and had big holes and stains all over them. The curtains were mismatched, missing in some spots and broken in others. Same for the mini-blinds.

The table, chairs, and bureaus are covered in some kind of stick-on plastic wood-look veneer, much of which is either peeling off or missing entirely. The interior doors are painted a light beige color, but they were also absolutely filthy with handprints and general usage.

They advertise an on-premises restaurant, but that's not open for dinner. The cocktail lounge they advertise isn't open at all...ever! We did have breakfast there a couple of times (it was too cruddy to cook in our cottage), and that was very good.

The pool is nice, but the saving grace of the whole place is the beach! It's absolutely gorgeous, and it's in a lovely location. Unfortunately, you need to go down a very steep hill to get there, and you're not allowed to drive. The walk back up is a killer, and we're both in good physical shape. (If you're not, you'd never make it- - -seriously!) The other problem is, there are about five cheap plastic chairs (literally) on the whole beach, so there's no place to sit. We picked up a couple of beach chairs for ourselves at the local WalMart. But, them we had to carry them up that hill every afternoon. There is a parking lot down there, so I don't know why you can't drive, but there are hostile signs all over the place.

The beds were fine, and the bathroom was adequate, although it was pretty bare-bones.

We got to talking to another couple at the beach, and they told us that their cabin was filthy, too, so it wasn't just us. That woman said that she had to put towels on the furniture before she'd let her kids sit down. They also had a toddler, but she said they wouldn't even let the baby crawl on the disgusting carpet.

The beach is beautiful, and the pool is nice. The exterior of the place is attractive, and all the cabins are nestled into the trees. There was a nice playground area for people with kids. However, the cabins themselves should be condemned! If the board of health ever came in for an inspection, I seriously don't think they'd pass.

The worst part is, it's very expensive compared to other places, considereing the disgusting rooms. We saw the website, and it looked nice, so we booked based on that. Big mistake! Like I said, we were never expecting thr Ritz, and simple is fine with us. Dirt, grease, filth and grossness are not fine!

We plan on returning to the Lake George area in the future, but you couldn't pay me to stay at Clinton Inn!!

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