Beautiful lakefront setting. Old world charm. Uniformed valets who remember your name. Discover what guests have to say about our legendary hotel - and why they return again and again. As a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we take our reputation seriously. Read first-person comments about our magnificent views, gracious hospitality, and luxurious rooms in the latest Cooperstown hotel reviews.
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July 12, 2019
A Trip back in time.
Although thoroughly modern, stay at the Otesaga is reminiscent of times past. The rooma are comfortable and well-appointed, the first floor quiet and elegant. But the real experience is sitting on the porch in a rocking chair looking out at the lake. There may be sights as beautiful but none more so. This was our fourth trip with the whole family and the children always have a wonderful time, swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding - and they want to come back next year. As many times as they have been to the Farmers museum, they want to see everything over again
We stayed here for two nights to celebrate a family wedding. We had not been to Cooperstown before so didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. The photos on the website are real ... it really is a gorgeous setup. Positives: 1) old style hotel that has great character, from the stairways to the lawns to the lounges. 2) delicious breakfast with great service 3) wonderful staff that catered to a large crowd, both our wedding and other parties of people. 4) quaint little town a short walk away that features the Baseball Hall of Fame and cute shops. 5) rent a kayak or paddle board and go on the lake! Negatives: a little out of the way, but as long as you plan for driving not a big deal Bonus: my daughter flew in from California with a dog, and we found a great kennel (dog resort?) only 25 minutes from this hotel, Mossy Creek, that could take a travel ready dog for two days. This place was as nice as the Otesaga Resort Hotel
We arrived after 4 pm and our room wasn't ready for an hour. The front desk was not very apologetic and when we did get a room it was across from the elevator. We were there for a wedding held at the hotel the next morning, and they were not nice about trying to accommodate a later checkout. The hotel is living on past reviews. It is a beautiful property but you need better front desk people. The value was not good
Golf trip with pals, third week in June. This grand dame is not on her game. Golf course is a great track, beautiful views, immaculate fairways and greens, very capable starters and staff. Good news ends there. Food not available at noon at the course cafe, invisible beverage cart, took an hour to get lunch at the hotel bar, call to hotel operator at 930 pm yielded nothing more helpful than details on her short tenure. Call back in the morning. Lovely So the rest of the story is consistent....the whole place is stained, worn or both. Upkeep must be crazy expensive, clearly beyond the means or intentions of current ownership. Sad...this could be quite a place