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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was there a couple weeks after Labor Day so it was definitely the off season. The first room I was put in had no Internet service. I asked for another room and was given one next to the router's antenna. The room re-assignment wasn't a problem since there didn't seem to be any other guests. The Internet worked great... More 

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Atglen, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We've stayed in Cooperstown for the HOF Induction for the last 21 years. The motel we stayed at closed so we had to find a new place. We wanted to stay in town but since rooms are limited, we ended up outside of town. We stayed at The Aalsmeer Motel and Cottages. We had a motel room that was spacious... More 

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Thank satchel2
glimmerglasslakelove, Owner at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay! While we can't replace your memories of many years past we hope you will start new ones as a member now of the Aalsmeer family. I will forward your kind words to Nancy. She's GREAT and we are lucky to have her. Hope to see you next year. More 

Belleville, Canada
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80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

What can I say? Very clean rustic cottages for rent, a small and very clean motel, sandy beach, boats, paved roads, all nicely hidden in a mature forest. Many of the residents have been coming here for years.

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1 Thank crossesfour
glimmerglasslakelove, General Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

I am pleased that you were able to enjoy what we at Aalsmeer have to offer. That is always very nice to hear. More 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Me and my wife stayed there in the hotel section. Very quaint. Very quiet. Very pretty by the lake,You could see the lake for miles. Yes like others said in the 1950s look. but didnt care. The major problems is no internet service-You had to go in town or the trolley park region to do service. And they should add... More 

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Thank jag18702
glimmerglasslakelove, General Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Aalsmeer and will be happy to know that we have installed wifi in the motel and hope to have it continue down to the cottages this season. Oswald now has three more sisters who we fostered after they were orphaned last summer. They have just been introduced to... More 

Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Lovely, quiet motel on Rte 80, close to Cooperstown, NY and a mile from Glimmerglass Opera Festival. The rooms are spacious and quaint, reminiscent of days gone by, with color schemes from the 50's, it reminds me of my grandmothers home when I was little. The room rates are reasonable, especially for a resort area. I will be staying again... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Clean, comfortable and a short distance from "downtown" Cooperstown. A throw-back to simpler times, circa 1950 and an escape from the glitzier aspects of the commercial properties near the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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glimmerglasslakelove, Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. While we have had to make improvements over the years and add some modern amenities (flat screens going in the motel, wifi being installed, microwaves and toasters in the coffee room) we have purposely kept it like you went back in time. This is what brings people... More 

Rosemont, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We truly felt in a time warp during our one night stay in the motel section of this quite unusual spot. It feels as if not one thing has been updated since 1950. It also may be the cleanest motel we've ever been in. Slight musty smell and not the world's most comfortable beds. Yes there is a view of... More 

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2 Thank traveler0758
glimmerglasslakelove, Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Thats exactly the feel we want our visitors to have. We did notice the musty smell and have hopefully cleared that up. I shared with our housekeepers your comment and we agree...they take great pride in their rooms :). Hope you find your way back again. Judy More 

Detroit, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Our family has stayed in the cottages for 50+ years - look forward to the trip every year. Great location on Otsego lake. Sandy Beach, docks for your boat. Not a luxury resort if that is what you are looking for - if you are staying in the cottages you have to bring your own linens, paper products, etc -... More 

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glimmerglasslakelove, Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Having our families come back year after year is one of the greatest pleasures for us as your hosts. Always look forward to seeing everyone old and new and while we have upgrades, maintenance and ocassional new amenities, we know that all of you want it to remain exactly how you remember it :).... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

My family has been renting a cabin at Aalsmeer for over 34 years. You can't find a rental on Otsego Lake with a better view and access to the lake. The same family has owned and operated Aalsmeer for decades. Nothing ever changes here and that is one thing we absolutely love! Renting the cabins year after year, you will... More 

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3 Thank Kate B
glimmerglasslakelove, Manager at Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and I agree as my family still comes and I had come since I was younger and am now blessed to live here :). We always look forward to our return families every year and is what makes Aalsmeer so special. While there are upgrades, maintenance and addition of some modern amenities we try... More 

Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Been here many times both in the motel and cottages. Owner and his staff are warm, friendly and truely have their heart in the place which has been in the family for over 50 years. Its rustic, comfortable, has beautiful surroundings, is close enough to town yet you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Cottages are complete... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aalsmeer Motel and Cottages is located on 5 acres of wooded and beach side acres on Otsego Lake just 7 miles up the lake road from Main Street Cooperstown & The Baseball Hall of Fame and just 1 mile from the Glimmerglass Festival Opera House. It has 10 cottages and 8 motel rooms. All accommodations have lake views and full lake access. Lake swimming, boat docking, beach and lawn sunning, individual door front parking all offered. Aalsmeer has been family owned and operated for over 60 years with families returning for decades! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aalsmeer Motel & Cottages

Address: 7078 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-3203
Region: United States > New York > Cooperstown
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you need Internet room 28 is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Gordon175, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the cabins are good since they are closer to the lake but I dont think they have AC.”
 of 5 bubbles satchel2, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“This motel has several motel rooms and several cottages. I did not observe what the cottages looked like.”
 of 5 bubbles 488deborahk, 17 Jul 2014 | Read review
“All the cabins except for one have two rooms. Each cabin has excellent views and access to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 187kateb, 14 Jul 2013 | Read review
“No pool but has lake swimming, beach and dock. Boat launching and docks included in stay. Pets are allowed. One end of the motel is close to the coffee room yet the other end is shady and peaceful. All have lake views.”
  • Cottages from the swim dock
  • Inside the cottage
 of 5 bubbles bettyk571, 14 Jul 2013 | Read review
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