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432 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-1755
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#3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Plattsburgh
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Welcome to Golden Gate Motel, your Plattsburgh “home away from home.” Golden Gate Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Guest rooms offer a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Golden Gate Motel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the small hotel, including outdoor furniture and express check-in and check-out. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Dickey's Barbecue Pit, which is a barbeque restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a state park, such as Point Au Roches State Park.

Golden Gate Motel puts the best of Plattsburgh at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
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Virginia P wrote a review Dec 2019
Troy, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
we were their a little early but they hurried and made our room ready it was a very nice room and the price was great the view was fantastic I WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN it was very quiet and when I want to go swimming next summer I will go there first
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Date of stay: November 2019
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623marta wrote a review Jan 2019
Plattsburgh, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
I've stayed at The Golden Gate several times and I'm never disappointed. The room is always clean and the staff is friendly. I recommend the second floor on the right hand side . View of the lake from the balcony :-) . In the summertime the beach is clean and pleasant for wading or a walk.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Daniel B wrote a review Aug 2018
Merrickville, Canada70 contributions27 helpful votes
This is exactly what we were looking for - a mom & pop hotel. Joan the manager is a great host she was there to greet us and make us feel at home. I have traveled extensively and stayed at many 5 star hotels, but this place is unique. It is a total no frills place that does require some mitigation of expectations, yet if you are looking for atmosphere, a private beach and a good place to relax for a few days, you need to visit the Golden Gate.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Yves D wrote a review Jul 2018
Laval, Canada1666 contributions340 helpful votes
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44°42'55.52"N 73°26'42.38"W We went to Plattsburg to visit our son in law and his 35 foot Sailboat. Although the boat can sleep 4 easily (it has 2 cabins) we preferred the comfort and air conditioning of a Hotel room. We found just that at the Golden Gate. And to make things even better, all the rooms have a view of the lake. Be carefull, the motel reception closes at either 17:00 or 18:00. So get your key before hand if you plan on being a late arrival. The room we had, 71, is on the second floor. This is good because it means there are no children (or uncivil adults) above you to run and/or make noise. The air conditioning is a bit noisy but there is also a fan that is very quiet. The motel provides 2 comfortable chairs right outside the door for those who want to read while looking at the lake. On the side of the water is a sandy beach, private to the motel. The room we had was very comfortable, with a flat tv and plenty of storage space. The furniture appeared to be mahogany. It is very nice. Only a sad comment. The bath and sink should be resurfaced. Overall, a very nice room in a very nice location. We will return.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The last room (ie highest number) is on the second floor of the south part of the motel and...
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Daytripper420 wrote a review Jun 2018
Malone137 contributions55 helpful votes
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So much for supporting the little guy! Next time we stay in Plattsburgh we'll stay at a chain hotel. The front desk clerk had to come and vacuum and edge the whole room because the floor was filthy. The tub was grimy and had hair in it, as was the base of the toilet, with a wad of Kleenex thrown behind the toilet. The ceiling fan paddles looked like they were growing fur,the a/c unit was coated with dust, the window sills disgusting, and every surface was dusty, see pic of my hand,that came off ONE end stand. The freezer was not usable, caked with ice and the door broken off. The fridge shelves were sticky and gross. If we didn't have appointments the next day, we probably wouldn't have stayed at all. $100 a night? Wasn't worth $20
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul S wrote a review Nov 2017
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Simple, no frills motel with a great location right on the beach. Cleanliness and price recommend it, though as others have mentioned, the office closing at 7 pm is a strange way to operate. At least they called early to make sure what time we were going to arrive, so there were no unpleasant surprises.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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GDuc wrote a review Sep 2017
North Stormont, Canada16 contributions1 helpful vote
The room we clean and in nice shape . Great value for the money . The bonus is the great beach at the end of the parking lot . Joan and the staff are helpful and the bathroom was all new with a spa feel . Thanks , we'll be back
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephen P wrote a review Oct 2016
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The location has so much potential. The rooms are nice but the "tenants" aren't. Seems like this motel is more like section 8 housing more than a vacation destination. It would be one thing if this motel catered to guests but it doesn't. I would agree with a fellow reviewer NOT to leave anything of value in your car or in the room just to be safe! Also each room has a glass window over the entry door. Granted no one can see in but the light from the outside lights can shine in. When a person is trying to sleep it can be annoying having bright lights in your face. Also, no peep hole to see who's outside. This motel does have potential and for the price it was good but I wouldn't go back. I like to feel safe and secure. Also the front desk closes at 7pm so if you're arriving late they leave the key in the room with the door unlocked. Not very security conscious.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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VeronicaFitz wrote a review Sep 2016
Troy, New York68 contributions14 helpful votes
Great motel for a weekend visit during SUNY Plattsburgh Family Weekend. The price was too good to be true for lakeside accommodations. After reading some of the reviews we were definitely nervous going into this. But the only real drawback was that the rooms are a little small (although admittedly we have 4 people in a room really meant for 2). The place was very clean and the staff were quite friendly and polite. There is a McDonald's right next door so early risers can walk over for their coffee and bring it back to enjoy it on the beach (although there are coffee makers in the rooms as well). Would have no qualms about staying here again.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I would ask for a room as close to the beach as possible just for the additional ambiance.
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minitrez wrote a review Sep 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed there this past weekend as we were in town for a funeral. Pros: Someone put a lot of money into renovations. Really liked the interior of the hotel. Nice flooring, cabinets, fixtures. The front desk worker was really nice :o) Cons: Despite Expedia guaranteeing my credit card would not be run until I physically checked in, my card was run before I even got there. That left a bad taste in my mouth when the front desk clerk was also surprised this was done when she said, "Oh...it seems my manager already charged your card." Another Con: Musty smell. No mistaking it - moldy or mildew. Also, all that money was put into construction...but a dingy, musty couch from the 70s? Refused to sit on it. Also, the area of town is really sketchy. We kept nothing in the car overnight for fear of theft; we kept nothing in the room during the day while we were out for fear of theft. We had no real problems...and again, interior was beautiful, but I wouldn't stay here again. Also an issue: The front desk closes at night? Odd.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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$85 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkPlattsburgh
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Gate Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Gate Motel?
Nearby attractions include Country Dreams Farm (7.2 km), Plattsburgh City Beach (1.3 km), and The War of 1812 Museum (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Gate Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Gate Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Golden Gate Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Gate Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anthony's Restaurant & Bistro, Texas Roadhouse, and Butcher Block Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Gate Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kent Delord House Museum (1.6 km).