Surfside On The Lake
Travel Blogs from Lake George
We left Ballston Spa with lots of tears all around. We have had a wonderful time enjoying the everyday routine of the kids and being able to participate in their activities. It is very hard to leave. We spent the night in Tremont PA which is in the Appalachian Mts. When we woke up the temp was 43 degrees! We drove on down rt 81 toward our destination of Farmington Pa and Fallingwater. This stretch took us longer than anticipated because we had to cross the Appalachian and Alleghany ...
Saratoga Springs, NY, has one of the oldest horse racing courses in the country, and it's right in town along with an equestrian museum and hall of fame. I expect Brenda will trot me right on over there. Coming into town we passed the Spa State Park, featuring mineral springs and "geyser-like spouters." I can **********tain myself. Outside of town there's an Historical Park with a 3200 acre Revolutionary War battlefield. AND, there's a car museum! What a cool town! ...
... but they all were pretty steep going down - nothing for it, but to do it. It wasn't that bad in the end. The temperature was predicted to go into the low 90's but we had a breeze from the south so I hardly felt the heat, but I did feel too much sun and headed for the shady side of the river a few times. It was a very pleasant paddle downstream - with crystal clear water. We didn't have to get out to push past any low areas but there was a bit of ...
... with limited access points. The
tree canopy was dense allowing little natural light. Denise, Mazy, Lilly and I
hit a trail near by… until Mazy put on the brakes, ears back, trailed narrowed…
we decided it was a good time to turn around. Had a great ride and lunch at a waterfront restaurant on Lake George, NY
We are still in Ballston Spa and enjoying every minute of it. Every day is busy and we sleep well at night. My niece Fiona spent a week up here with all of us and she is a sweetheart. Emma and Fiona are two days apart in age so we had lots of thirteen year old giggling and of course shopping. We spent a day roaming around ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Surfside On The Lake Lake George
My wife and 3 kids stayed from June 19th to June 26th 2004. The location is great (middle of town)
Great place to stay !
My wife and I make it a point to stay here each year for the Adirondack Nationals Car Show. Always good service, clean cabin, and just a great spot to take in the wonderful Lake George area.
Great Place to Stay
September 11 thru September 13th. We have stay at the Surfside for the past three of four years. Rooms are clean, service is great, they have a great breakfast buffet. I can not think of one bad thing to say about this place. It is a great place to stay.
What a surprise!
We were so pleasantly surprised. We had no idea what to expect of the Surfside or of Lake George. It is a great family place. Very clean, nice pool, playground and beach. It's in the heart of everything which made it so convenient. Our room had a small refrig so that was great, especially traveling with 2 small children. There are lots of well maintained small hotels on Lake George so take a chance on a non-national hotel. You'll probably be pleasantly surprised.
Poor service,dirty room
upon arriving, we had no place to park our car. beach was tiny and litter strewn. mold on the shower curtain. very small room for the price we paid,found better hotels for less money while we were in lake george. attendant at front desk was not helpful at all to say the least. FIND SOMEPLACE ELSE TO STAY!
In the heart of everything
Stayed here for two nights and it was very conveniently located in the north end of the village, very convenient to shopping and all the village activities. Reasonably priced, the rooms were clean and service was very good. My only complaint is about the bed sheets. They should get some new sheets for the beds as the ones we had were not fitted and came off all the time. Annoying, but this was really the only flaw.
Otherwise a good choice because of its convenient location. My son loved that he was able to walk into the village and we didn't need the car. I recommend it.
We discovered this motel on the lake last year after a bad experience at a neighboring motel. The Surfside offers nice accommodations at a reasonable price (for Lake George) and a wonderful location for watching parasailing on the lake or visiting the many shops and restaurants. Our "lakeside" room was one of the more expensive offered by the motel, but the view of the lake and mountains from the balcony was breathtaking and well-worth it. We returned this year with our children and rented a "family suite" with a small kitchen, two bedrooms and a nice view of the lake and pool. Though a little further back from the lake and in need of a little touching up in the hallways (somewhat dated paint and carpet), it was wonderful. Compared to other family motels in Lake George, we are convinced we've found the best. The Surfside offers a wide range of room prices too. Rooms without a lake view and closer to the road are cheaper but still a great deal because the pool and lake are only a minute's walk away. The beach is large and well-kept with a nice dock, picnic tables, slips for boats, etc. We're already planning next year's vacation here!
Beautiful and Serene
What a beautiful area with lots to do for all. Ages of travelers were 3 yrs to 86 yrs and we all had a great time. Surfside Hotel was all we expected except hotel buffet breakfast left a lot to be desired. All in all a great vacation getaway.
This hotel is in the center of everything, it has a beautiful beach and pool area, a nice restaurant and very nice rooms and cabins. I highly recommend it!
Near it ALL!
This Motel is near it all! It's clean with nice size rooms. Price is fantastic! Our third year back and we are never dissapointed! Gotta try the cabins, you will love the experience! Have a great trip!