Booked 4 nites in mid Sept 2017. The first impression at check-in was very poor and a forecast of other things to come.
No greeting, no orientation. With the front desk agent barking out "ID and your credit card!" upon arrival. And also insisting on full payment at check in. When I pointed out there's no mention of this in the booking confirmation, 'Frau Blucher' shot back "This is how it is all over the world!" (I somehow doubt she has surveyed the entire world). What are they worried about? They already have the credit card information. She reluctantly agreed to let us see the room before finalizing, but of course we had to wait until it was convenient for her to arrange it.
By contrast, hotel employee Sue who showed us around was cheery and welcoming. Everything Frau Blucher was not.
Other areas of note:
1) Hotel restaurant open only for breakfast. Turned out not to matter because one look at the menu revealed all items to be wildly overpriced. Easy walking to other breakfast places.
2) Pool temperature was Arctic cold. I kept looking around for the icebergs.
3) Outside bar area was closed Monday thru Wednesday.
4) The hotel beach area is tiny. Wear your sandals to avoid the duck poop. The boat rental area is not staffed. Have to walk 5 minutes back to the front desk to reserve. Also, they close for the day before 3:30pm. Frau Blucher at the front desk gave it 2 rings on the phone and then ruled "Must have closed for the day." We could see kayaks on the lake until almost 7 pm. So don't plan on this option being available thru the hotel.
5) Housekeeping is poor. We had to phone down to have the linen changed after 3 nights.
Finally, for some unknown reason, the hotel gets a lot of tour bus traffic. So if you like to wake up to 4 or 5 tour buses in the parking lot...this place is for you.
If not, you can do a lot better within easy walking distance to the central area. One recommendation for dinner is Mario's across from this hotel. Terrific Italian and seafood. High $ but worth it.
Also, if you go to Ft. Ticonderoga, the 1 hour trip up Lake Shore Drive on the west side of the lake is very scenic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Georgian Lakeside Resort is located within walking distance of Lake George Village. The Georgian has 158 rooms & suites, a private beach, outdoor heated pool, The Cabana Bar, and Giovanna's On The Lake Restaurant, Dinner Theater, in-room coffee, fitness center, game room, free WiFi. Contrary to the listing of amenities on TA - we do not offer free breakfast. Wedding, Conference & Meeting facilities, AAA 3-Diamond Rated. Near all local attractions including whitewater rafting, The Great Escape, Lake Cruises and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Georgian Lakeside Hotel Lake George
- Georgian Hotel Lake George