Ratings based on 193 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Tennessee

deccent hotel

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: Room size and cleanliness
Cons: ice machines could be centrally located. Desk clerk had to get ice for guests.
Location: it is in the woods and not really close to anything.
clean and nicely updated. However, the lodge is on the other side of the lake where the inn is....which is where the pool and other facilities are. We felt a little mislead in the advertising for the lodge and our children were very disappointed.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Vinny from dia

Close to my retreat at Mariandale Retreat Center

Posted Mar 2, 2014
Pros: Location was beautiful and close to my final destination.
Cons: Due to diet restrictions I would have had to travel to Bear Mountain Inn in order to get a breakfast I could eat. None was available at The Lodge.
Location: Went to dinner in Highlands Falls. Had a weekend retreat in is singing, NY.
Room was cold due to storm window being too small for window. Window was open to frigid air entire day. Even with heat at 73 degrees it never got warm enough in my room too be comfortable!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Paul from Baltimore MD

Perfect location

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Pros: Glorious location and views! Free wifi.
Cons: Ancient TV and satellite system.
The perfect place to stay to enjoy Hudson Valley touring.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Fred Held from Jackson, NJ

Beautiful Setting

Posted Jan 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
Room was recently renovated and lodge has a nice rustic atmosphere.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Inna from Ney Jersey

Nice hotel with beautiful view

Posted Jan 1, 2014
We had such a great experience staying in the Overlook Lodge over the Christmas Time. We had a very good service...The frontdesk guy, Chris was very friendly and nice. He made our time there very joyful and relaxing. My family already recommended this place to out friends.
5 out of 5

Perfect for weekend escape

Posted Dec 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
The view of the frozen lake, sitting around the fireplace and feeding it with wood, while enjoying a glass of wine with the company, speaks for itself.
3 out of 5
for Families
by Tom from NJ (NYC 'burbs)

Not bad for a 1935 WPA Project.

Posted Dec 5, 2013
Pros: Location very pretty and the staff was good. The newly restored Bear Mountain Inn (circa 1915) is a treasure from a bygone era.
Cons: Cottages: bathrooms should be enlarged (even if this lowers the number or rooms) and updated. The decor and heating system need to be improved.
Location: The children liked the Bear Mountain Inn and the trailside museum. There's an ice skating rink. In suimmer there's row boating and swimming (pool).
We stayed two nights at Thanksgiving in the "Cottages." These were built in 1935 as a WPA project. The tiny bathrooms have been somewhat updated - constricted but functional. There were about 8 rooms in the cottage (each with private bath) and a common parlor/dining area with a big fireplace (fire wood provided) and a wet bar with small frig, microwave and coffee maker. This is very convenient, especially when you have children with you. Our family filled up four of the rooms. The other rooms were occupied but we did not have much interaction with the other guests. The decoration of the rooms is somewhat tired and the carpet in our room was damaged - not a pretty sight. The heating system was just barely adequate for winter. But in all, the room was okay for a short stay. The view from the front porch was excellent.The continental breakfast was in the main lodge at the top of the hill - an okay walk for younger people - older people should drive.The main lodge has an attractive common room - probably 70s vintage - with large fireplace, reading materials and toys & games for kids. The breakfast was acceptable (coffee, juice, pastries, cereal and instant oatmeal). The kids were happy with it and the adults were satisfied. The front desk staff was very good. Lunch and dinner (just okay) are available in the Bear Mountain Inn, a short drive (or a longish walk) away. Animal friendly, so people had their dogs in the common room while other guests were having breakfast.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
nothing fancy, but comfortable enough family hotel in the middle of a beautiful national park
3 out of 5
for Families
by Mrs. H from MA

Late September visit

Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is NOT the Inn at the bottom of the mountain closer to the lake. The "lodge" is way up the hill back a ways (something that we only realized after trying to check in at the inn near the lake). Although it looked like someone tried to do some light touch ups to the lodge recently, the rooms were incredibly outdated under the attempted make over. The bathroom had no vent fan and smelled strongly of mold. The lobby area was cute and I would imagine that during the winter it might be quite nice if the fireplaces were lit. The continental breakfast was unappealing which was a bit of a bummer. The outdoor seating area off of the lobby had a lovely view which was one of the redeaming qualities of the place. We sat out there with a few drinks and some snacks and watched the sun set. Not sure that I would stay here again for the money that we ended up paying for our room.
5 out of 5
by Renata from NYC

Great Place!

Posted Sep 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
We love it here, nothing super fancy, but its clean and the view is wonderful! This is our second stay here and we recommend it!