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Reviewed 1 week ago

We cannot say enough wonderful things about The Otesaga. It was the perfect wedding venue for us and our guests. We all had the best weekend! Gordon, his team, and all of the staff at the hotel were FABULOUS!!! Everyone was extremely responsive, easy to work with and willing to do whatever they could to accommodate our needs and requests....

Thank Amy R
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amy, It was an honor and a privilege to serve you, your husband, your family, and your friends. We wanted to make your wedding very special, and we're pleased to know we succeeded. It'll be our great pleasure to welcome you back next year.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

I couldn't book this hotel for it was closed for the season, was directed to the Cooper Inn instead. Was able to tour the building and the spectacular porch facing the lake and the meticulous kept grounds surrounding this majestic building.

Thank Luis S
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Luis S., We're so glad you got a chance to see The Otesaga, and are so pleased that you like what you saw. We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you to visit soon.

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting hotel to stay. My room was on the top floor. Required a flight of stairs after going to top elevator floor. Could not control the heat and my room was very hot. Slept with window open in sub zero weather in order to make room tolerable. With slanted ceiling gave the room a cramped feeling. For the cost, I...

Thank Eric P
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eric P.: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent experience at The Otesaga. We’re sorry to hear that your visit was disappointing. When someone has a room on the fifth floor, our policy is to let them know that they’ll need to walk up one flight of stairs to get to it. We...

Saugerties, New York
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was there for a wedding. Beautiful setting on the lake. Winter no not much hiking around. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms large, nice bathrooms, clean and spacious. Good attention to detail. Food at the wedding was good and family style. Not great but good. Pillows in room were too high and no thinner ones. Beads were comfortable. Good...

Thank bruce t
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bruce t, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Otesaga! Hope you'll be able to join us again soon.

Long Island, NY
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband & I wanted to take a short "fall foliage" trip in our home state of NY. We've visited Cooperstown before but, this time we discovered the Otesaga! What an amazing find! It is just spectacular. The staff, the rooms, the grounds, the view... even the fantastic gift shop (I bought what I now consider my favorite hat). Everyone...

Thank brokendreamer
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear brokendreamer, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Otesaga--and that your now-favorite hat came from our gift shop. Please do join us again. We agree that the Otesaga is a wonderful place any season of the year!

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 29 November 2016

First of all, we love the Otesaga. We have been going there for Mother's Day for quit a few years. This year we decided to go there for the Thanksgiving weekend. We have always found the hotel to be elegant, and the staff professional and friendly. This visit was no exception. In addition, we have always found dining at the...

Thank DLW68246
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DLW68246, Thanks so much for your kind remarks about this year's Thanksgiving Buffet! Since you've attended our Mother's Day Buffet, you know we have very high standards for everything we do. Our Thanksgiving Buffet was no exception. We look forward to welcoming you to the Otesaga again soon. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at the Otesaga Resort on the Thanksgiving Package, which included breakfast and dinner daily from Wed through Sat. We left feeling very relaxed and happy. The hotel is historic and grand. The property, public areas and grounds are lovely. I booked a deluxe king room but believe we were upgraded since our room had...

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Deb G., Thanks so much for your kind remarks about your recent stay at the Otesaga Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed the meals, the hotel tour, the spa, and the gym. We're delighted to know our staff met your needs. We're all trained to exceed our guests expectations, and your praise will make them happy. That you left here...

Stephentown, New York
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Otesaga is one of the grand old resorts, but they have found the perfect balance between old world charm and modern amenities. My room was roomy, beautiful and comfortable. A huge walk in closet, excellent wifi and high quality toiletries made it even better. I cannot remember the last time I stayed in a room this clean - from corner...

Thank Kim M
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KimMcMann, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Otesaga. The staff will be thrilled to read your positive comments and it's helpful to know that we were able to deliver the right balance between historic and modern as it was one of our...

New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Otesaga is one of America's grand hotels. It's hard to beat the old world charm of this 1909 beauty, which overlooks the famed "Glimmerglass" lake of James Fenimore Cooper's novels. We live not far from here, yet each summer my kid loves to dress up and sip a soda on the stunning wide veranda, or listen to the grand...

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OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NYTravelView, Thank you so much for your review, we're so glad to read that you enjoy your visit each summer with your family, the Otesaga is indeed a great place to relax and take in the beautiful surrounding views. Being a member of the Historic Hotels of America, The Otesaga takes pride in its past and makes every effort...

Cooperstown, New York
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I recently had a facial at the Hawkeye Spa in the Otesaga Resort Hotel. I have not a lot of facials, but I would say I have had many. My facial by Gabby was "hands down" one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and thorough facials I have ever had. I will usually try a spa, as a treat to myself,...

Thank NancyA1958
OtesagaHotelMgmt, Manager at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NancyA1958, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to Hawkeye Spa, we're glad that you enjoyed your facial treatment, Gabby will be thrilled to read your kind comments. Our new Seaweed Wrap treatment has been very well received so we're confident you'll enjoy it too on your next visit. Thank you for...

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Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Otesaga Resort Hotel is the historic grand resort of Cooperstown, NY, overlooking majestic Lake Otsego and providing exceptional accommodations, excellence service, and an elegant atmosphere since 1909. The resort is located just a short walk from Cooperstown's main attractions, including the Baseball Hall Of Fame, The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, and provides exclusive packages for everyone in the family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Address: 60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1042
Region: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Price Range: $463 - $731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Otesaga Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
The Otesaga Hotel Cooperstown
Otesaga Hotel Cooperstown
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cooperstown
#3 Family Hotel in Cooperstown
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“Our room overlooked the Ostego Lake and fall foliage. I don't think there are any room location that you request would be disappointing.”
brokendreamer, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms are on the third floor with a lake view.”
DLW68246, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the floor, the better the view, but ceilings get progressively lower & hallways narrower. Avoid 5th floor.”
debg926, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lakeside rooms have a lovely view”
KimMcMann, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on highest floor have beautiful view if you plan ahead to request it.”
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