Wow, reading this is so sad, I went to Holl's Inn with my family my entire childhood, adolescence, and then I went back with my mom, as an adult. This is a beautiful Adirondack location with quite a history, but is needs a MAJOR renovation, and someone who really knows food and restaurant management. The owner, who I've known almost my whole life, passed away recently, and I hope Holl's Inn won' t be turned into lakeside condos. There's great opportunity there, for the right owner. Too bad the economy is so bad. I would love to see Holl's thrive again.
definatly not what we pictured .. I agree with a previous review the internet is very deceiving on this resort.The room that we paid for was 165.00 for ONE saturday night you cannot check in until after 3 pm and you have to be out by 11 am . The room smelled horrible .(No tv ,radio,phone,clock,nothing ) when turning the water on in the morning it came out orange and was barely warm . the room with the view that we asked for was a view of a 14"cedar tree oh and lets not forget the continental brkfst wich was supposed to be included that consisted of little debbies ho hos and snack cakes and dry donuts and cereal . good luck to anyone else staying here (oh and dont forget save water and electric) look on your bdrm mirror for that info.!!!!!!!
Going into the kitchen after hours and seeing the mice and spiders all over the place told me to forget the cost, and eat elsewhere even though the meals were paid for with the room package. The rooms were as bad as it gets, and they (the owners) don't even try to paint or repair the place. Perhaps the years of neglect have made trying just too expensive, but I think anyone who even gives this place 1 star is far too generous.
This is a beautiful location but dont let the pictures and internet write up fool you like it did us. Rooms were old and bathroom was so bad whether old, stained or just dirty that grandaughter wouldnt take shower there. No TV, air conditioning etc. Didnt get meals only room. I will never reccomend it to anyone or stay there again.
Save your money and stay in Old Forge.
Holl�s Inn is a disaster. The guest rooms are old and shabby, some with shag carpeting and ceilings in disrepair. Bathrooms can be filthy, with worn linoleum floors and chipped, rusty bathtubs. Bath towels, bed linens and bedspreads are stained and musty. There is no consistent maid service or front-desk help.
The quality of the accommodations is offensive, especially given the price: $145 per night (cash only). Though Holl�s Inn is open only two months a year, its owners clearly do not use the downtime to improve facilities.
On a positive note, the lakefront grounds of the hotel are peaceful and inviting. The restaurant has a very beautiful view of the lake as well, but the food is, unfortunately, quite poor.
My advice: stay elsewhere, anyplace else, if you can.
An old Adirondack Resort Hotel in a beautiful spot
with lots of waterfront and woods. Somehow, the owner, who is nice but not "in touch" with what her guests want, still has not installed tvs, phones, movies, or any entertainment. The food is ok, although the views from the beautiful dining room
made it better...the rooms are something between 1950 and 1970's updated..they were not dirty..just old. We met a couple families staying in the cottages, and they were like another world...sharp, bright, and modern. The beach is nice, they have some boats and canoes that you can use, a tennis court...the basics are all here, now if someone with a little vision could "spiff it up"
and put some 20th century extras in (I know its the 21st century!)..I mean really,no television in a motel room? It wasn't like they offered anything to do after dinner. We stayed here years ago, returned to find it unchanged(not a good thing with kids!) I do not expect tv in a budget B&B..but in a big old lakefront motel room that was over $100 a night, I would think tv, phone, in room coffee, and a small fridge would have come without question
Rooms were very old, smelled, had spiders in bed and shower. Room was to have 2 dbl beds and 2 single beds which turned out to be a wooden box type frame with a mattress on top of it. About as comfortable as camping on ground. Then the topper was in the middle of the night the bed broke!!.
These rooms haven't been updated in 50 years, old vinyl furnishings, stained rugs, worn out furniture etc which doesn't give you a clean feeling.
I told the desk clerk about our experience with broken bed and spiders and her reply was "Sorry about that". We paid over $150 for each room.
Hotel rooms in Old Forge on lake for $99 were new, clean and much more enjoyable.
I would not reccomend this to anyone.
Holl's Inn is THE resort on 4th Lake in the Adirondack Mountains! The price quoted here on Yahoo is (unfortunately) per person and for different room style throughout the resort. However, all prices include THREE FULL MEALS per day, and full use of their EXCELLENT waterfront and property!
Relax on the shady dock while reading a good book (or taking a nap), or lay out on the lawn for a great tan - the hotel has it all, and has been around for over 70 years! Boat and jet ski rentals are also near by for those who "feel the need for speed", or you can choose from a multitude of wooded trails in the area for a leisurely afternoon hike.
As someone who has been going there twice each summer since 1979, I hope everyone has a chance to stop by and give Holl's Inn a chance to show them how to relax in today's busy world!
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