Wingate By Wyndham Lake George
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Incredible area - we'd have to live here to do it all !!! While we were here we also put new tires on the truck. We've traveled over 25,000 miles since we left home just over a year ago & we're only 2500 miles from home!!
A short pleasant day today. We had sunshine and beautiful scenery as we traveled 25 miles down the Champlain Canal through four locks to the historic town of Fort Edward, New York.
This is where the Hudson River joins with the canal. We ...
... were built here that were used in the important naval battles of Lake Champlain.
Tomorrow (Monday) we plan to continue on the Champlain Canal to Fort Edward, New York. We have been informed that sections of the Erie Canal have been closed on account of the high water there. And rain is a major part of this week's forecast, so we may encounter some ...
... the narrower the lake got until it became the Poultney River and then the Champlain Canal
We passed through our first lock of part 2 and docked in downtown Whitehall ( birthplace of the American navy) at their FREE ...
... in the middle of the road' by Loudin Wainright III. The other poor unfortunates included deer, squirrels, Opussums, and quite a few raccoons. We tried leaving stuff out here to attract live raccoons but to no avail. We're still not up to hiking up mountains but anyway it is a nice place to sit around and watch 'Dirty Harry' ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWingate By Wyndham Lake George
This Hotel was so nice to arrive at after a long day, it is clean and very friendly staff, rooms are so roomy and beds are comfortable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wingate By Wyndham Lake George
Room Layout and Furniture are Health Hazards!
This hotel started losing points the moment we arrived. The Front Desk Manager appeared to be the sole member of staff on duty (and indeed the only person around) when we got there at about midnight. Yet, with nothing occupying him other than his fingernails, he watched idly as I struggled to the desk with several bags. I wasn't best pleased, to put it mildly, but I was quick to make him see the error of his ways and he checked us in rapidly.
On our way to the room, we were a little surprised to see a few bedroom doors open with several partially clothed guests milling about in doorways and in the corridor. But on entering our King Suite, the corridor spectacle was overshadowed by the sheer blandness of the room's décor. (Odd - as the hotel was brand new and had only been open for about 7 weeks.)
Still, these two surprises proved to be the least of my problems:
(1) The coffee table was flanked on one side by a large sofa and on the other side by an armchair and foot stool -- essentially forming an obstacle course / barricade in the middle of the living area.
In daylight, I think I would have been able to navigate this easily. However, on my first night .... I had an unexpected, terrifying and very painful take-off and landing after I tripped over the foot stool in the darkness, and came crashing down on the coffee table.
(2) The size and location of the King bed (mattress ok, pillows uncomfortable) only left a TINY gap (approx 15 inches) on my side of the bed between the corner of the bed and the very sharp edge of the TV cabinet. Again, during the day, this was manageable without too much contortion. Sadly, on my second night, I literally almost sliced open my side when I got up to go to the bathroom in the dark. The pain was excruciating.
We missed the complimentary hot breakfast on both mornings so I cannot comment on that offering. The bathroom was rather small but well lit and the shower had very good pressure. The internet access (also complimentary) worked well too.
In conclusion, the room was clean, tidy and adequate for an overnight or possibly a two-night stay. However, I came away feeling rather glad to be leaving the property. If you do stay there, remember to rearrange the living room furniture and make sure you plot a suitable route to the bathroom before you go to sleep. You might also wish to bring your own pillows.
We will never stay at the Wingate Inn again.
There are much better places to stay in Lake George for less the cost.
Staff were unconcerned and uncaring about any issues or questions you may have.
Customer satisfaction was not a concern.
Hotel itself is average.
Go elsewhere in Lake George.....trust us.
Very nice,very clean and new, nice location
very nice, very clean and brand new,nice location,rooms spotlessly clean.Continental breakfast was a nice touch but tended to be overcrowded.overall really enjoyable
Nice place to stay - would definitely go back
We stayed for 5 days earlier this month. We booked a King Suite and were very happy with the cleanliness, spaciousness and comfort of the room. We were there during a complete power failure in the town of Lake George due to an electrical storm, so we had to spend a night without power - it was not pleasant. We asked for and got a room credit for that night. We also had air conditioner problems and had to change rooms, but the hotel is new and maybe they have some kinks to straighten out.
The hotel is on the outskirts of town, but we were fine with that. I wasn't too impressed with Lake George Village anyway. The staff was very pleasant and responded quickly to anything we needed. The free breakfast was pretty decent I thought. At least they offered you hot food. They would have some kind of precooked egg, meat (sausage/bacon), hot cakes, toast, bagels, cereal, muffins and the usual breakfast beverages. I enjoyed going down very early (breakfast 6:30-10am), have a cup of tea and read the paper.
Both pools were open, but we just never got a chance to use them. I used the fitness room (tread mill, bike, stair stepper) and it was adequate. We both used the computer in the Business Center quite a bit and appreciated having access to the internet and our email.
Overall we very much liked the hotel, would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone.
Read the fine print or else........
We had booked a week at the Wingate Lake George. Unfortunately, we had to cancel at the last minute as I was scheduled to see a medical specialist at the last minute (long term medical issue). As everyone knows, you have to go when they say. Anyway, the appt was booked for the second day of our vacation so we were planning on going the day after but couldn't use the first two days at the hotel. I did not know that they have a three day cancellation policy so I called the hotel directly to see if there was anyway to cancel it. (I called the day before).They flat out said no and I would be charged $188 (one nights stay). After some discussion I even said to the attendant that "Being Lake Gorge during prime time, you will probably have the room booked tonight". She replied "yes we will". I then asked why they were still charging me if she knows the room will be booked. She just gave the old stand-by "it's the policy". Very understanding. Anyway, I realize that they have a 3 day policy, which is ridiculous in the first place. We have stayed in hundreds of hotels over the years and I have never had a three day cancellation policy at any one we have stayed at. I will never book there, just out of principal. Hopefully if you book there, you won't have any issues prior or during. Why am I shocked, customer service is a dead industry now-a-days. Traveller beware.
Strongly recommend staying here
spent 2 nights here. We had a suite, which was very large, our only complaint being that there was no an ensuite washroom. The front desk staff was very friendly, as was other staff. The hotel is located on the southern fringe of the town, we liked the location since we were away from the hustle and bustle of the center. The water park is right accross the street and you can walk to nearby restaurants. We had a king bed, that was very comfortable. The bedroom had a plasma tv. The washroom was a good size, the only complaint there was no fan. The hotel has 2 pools, a large outdoor and smaller indoor pool. Breakfast is included in the rate, which has everything you need and eggs and bacon/sausage. Our complaint was that at 730 am on Saturday, many of the items were missing and staff was slow in replacing them. Would stay here again.
I stayed at the Wingate Inn at Lake George a few weeks back. This was the first time I went to the area and I had high hopes. Here are a few observations:
- The hotel is located in the so so area of Lake George and is a bit of a walk to the Lake. The other parts of Lake George are much better
- The hotel is brand new but the outdoor pool was not even open when we were there. Ask them before you book
- The license owner is a handyman as well and helped us out once when we had a problem
- The breakfast is truly terrible - they have a pantry they serve the breakfast out of. So be prepared for long lines and microwavable bacon
- This is a corporate chain - so do not expect a small locally owned inn
Nice weekend in Lake George
We had a chance to stay at the Wingate this past weekend, with my family of 7! We needed two rooms side by side (with adjoining door) and they accomodated us with no problem. We had a very nice stay, and the staff were very helpful.
Breakfast had a nice variety, although my only complaint would be that they only had one toaster and one waffle maker, so by the time you finished making toast for 7 people your eggs were cold! My advise? Go straight to the toaster!
They have an outdoor pool, which we didn't have a chance to enjoy, due to time constraints, however we made use of the indoor pool and spa before bed as it's open till 11PM.
Actually one more complaint.... The beds are a little bit "short" on the sides. Not a true Queen size. I actually rolled off the bed on my first night.
Overall, it was clean (it is new) and served it's purpose. We will be going to Lake George again this summer, but will look at other possible options before booking here again.
After checking out of a hotel in nearby Glens Falls due to it's awful appearance and smell, we booked the Wingate now by Wyndham. It is everything my boyfriend and I were looking for. It's brand new and you can smell it! 1 outdoor pool, 1 indoor pool and a jacuzzi was what we were looking for and took advantage of. It's definitely a 3 1/2 star at the least! We had a king bed and a couch (pull out) with a small fridge and microwave. The coffee in the room was by Wolfgang puck so it was really good. I will definitely come back and even pay the FULL rate.
Newly opened - a winner!
Had an opportunity to book one night at this newly opened hotel within walking distance of the heart of Lake George Village. Fortunate enough to get a suite with a wonderfully comfortable king-sized bed. More room than needed in this instance, but plenty of space for a family with the sofa-bed and additional seating. Naturally, everything is new right now, but the quality of materials and furniture will bode well with time, making the rooms seem 'new' long into the future. The decor is a very tasteful Adirondack theme, restful in a nice way. Breakfast was plentiful and varied enough to suit anyone's tastes - great coffee, too! With an indoor pool for inclement weather, and a rather unique outdoor pool soon to be completed, and the outdoor breakfast area beside that pool, it's a great way to start any day. Staff was exceptionally friendly and accomodating. Nothing at all negative with this experience! You get what you pay for . . . The Wingate is a welcome addition to the hotel rooms available in the Lake George region!