Awards & Accolades

  • TripAdvisor annual certificates of excellence for dining and lodging
  • Read this wonderful article from The New York Times
  • The American Hotel has been featured on Rachael Ray’s $40 a Day, Rachael’s Tasty Travels, and on HGTV’s Restore America.
  • Read the terrific Daily Mail article from May 2017!​
  • The American Hotel Restaurant was recently honored by hosting a dinner for the Albany Chaine des Rotisseurs in May, 2016.
  • The New York State Office Of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Award 2003
  • The Preservation League Of New York State Excellence In Historic Preservation Award 2002
  • The Otsego & Schoharie County Preservation Award 2002​
Beautiful and charming BB We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful hotel, charming room and everything worked perfectly. Delicious fresh made breakfast every morning. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Kind and welcoming owner. We would love to come back and stay here again.
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love-2-travel_2920
October 27, 2023.
Amazing historic location The American Hotel is an exceptional hotel to stay at for a vacation. The building gives you a feeling of traveling back in time to the 19th century. There are a lot of great common areas to relax at including nice lounge chairs near the bar, a spacious main dining area, and a peaceful and pleasant backyard with tables and chairs for anyone who wants to eat outside. There is also a nice front porch at street level and another one a level up if you want to be up above the street and see everyone driving and walking by. Breakfasts, which are included in the room price, are excellent and are made individually so you have a great deal of flexibility to customize your order to your tastes. The location is excellent. It is right in the middle of Sharon Springs, surrounded by quaint local shops like Beekman 1802 and McGillycuddy's. There is an excellent restaurant (204 Main) that is less than a 5 minute walk away, and a very nice cafe (Black Cat) across the street. It is a fairly short drive to major attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame, Howe Cavern, and Glimmerglass State Park.
jwm4
jwm4
September 13, 2022.
Experience the Rebirth of Sharon Springs Sharon Springs is slowly coming back to life and innkeepers, Doug and Garth, are, in large measure, responsible. They have lovingly restored a treasure of a historic inn and continue to insure that other buildings in Sharon Springs receive similar attention. While dinner is no longer offered, there are other restaurants in walking distance to enjoy. Breakfast is made to order and dietary restrictions are readily accommodated. Breakfast on the patio next to a gentle fountain is a wonderful way to begin the morning. Doug and Garth are a wealth of information about the area. An easy drive from Glimmerglass and Cooperstown, the American Hotel is a wonderful escape to spend a few evenings.
Suzanne K
Suzanne K
September 8, 2022.
Amazing, romantic hotel We had a lovely time at the hotel. They were very accommodating to all our requests. Our room was immaculate & very comfortable. The bathroom’s amenities included 1802 fabulous products. The hotel reminded me of Williamsburg, Virginia. It was built in 1820. The hosts were great. Breakfast was gourmet. It is included with your reservation. Sunday brunch was not included but my husband had Eggs Benedict & I had the omelette of the day that featured veggies, fresh mozzarella cheese,fresh tomatoes,asparagus with special local raisin & sprouts bread. No extra charge for this. Coffee & choice of juice are also included. You can eat in the dining room or in their magnificent gardens. Saturday night , we had 7pm reservations for dinner in their beautiful dining room. Be sure to make reservations for dinner as soon as you make your room reservation. The ambiance is amazing. My husband had pork schnitzel with sprazele & I had poutine- which brought back memories of Ireland. We shared a salad of fresh local greens. Everything served is from local organic farms. The restaurant is very popular with locals. This hotel was on my bucket list for many years. It was comfortable,immaculate & romantic for us. Hopefully, we will return in the near future.
Marilyn P
Marilyn P
August 30, 2021.
A spontaneous and spectacular dinner My mother and I decided to take a spontaneous day trip to Beekman 1802 for shopping and The American Hotel for dinner in Sharon Springs. We drove from Albany, NY for this special treat. We both had a delicious meal complete with a cool historical dining vibe and wonderful service. To start, we had the seafood appetizer, and it was fresh and amazing. My mother had the coconut shrimp, and I had the steak tips which were scrumptious . We capped off our dinner with the coconut layer cake which was moist and stellar. We had refreshing Saratoga sparking waters and I had a unique Elderberry and gin drink. Again, the food was delicious and the overall dining experience was exceptional. Kelly is a great server who is cheery and wonderful. Garth, the owner was really friendly and interesting as well. We will return to this amazing restaurant~ a hidden gem!
Capri1493
Capri1493
April 10, 2021.
Fantastic Sunday Brunch !! The American Hotel is a charming inn in Sharon Springs , NY. They are open for dinner Thurs through Sunday, and for brunch on Sunday morning. The food and service are fantastic ! I have never had a bad meal here ( and I have had many) and the wait staff is warm, welcoming and competent. The owners, Doug and Garth are usually on site, and are wonderful hosts. The general manager, Austin, keeps everything moving smoothly while making everyone feel happy to be there. Today our party of 4 adults and 3 children had a delicious brunch on the beautiful patio. We each had an entree of our choice and ordered a few for the table to share. Everything was great ! The American Hotel is an oasis !
Marilyn B
Marilyn B
September 6, 2020.
Charming Hotel in the Middle of Nowhere We were looking for a break in the middle of a road trip. We’d always wanted to explore the area near Cooperstown. The American Hotel popped up on Google, and we booked. The American is a beautifully restored boutique hotel, circa 1847. It boasts lovely gardens, beautifully decorated rooms, a fantastic dining room (A delicious breakfast is included in the room rate. Be sure to stay for dinner!) You can sit on a rocking chair on the porch and watch the world go slowly by or stroll along Main Street to learn about the history of Sharon Springs as a once famous health spa. There are some cute gift shops and the very elegant “mother house” of the famous Beekman 1802 goat milk soap brand. The friendly proprietors of the American Hotel and the shopkeepers are going to extraordinary lengths to ensure the health and safety of their visitors during this pandemic period. Because the nearby Glimmerglass Opera and the Baseball Hall of Fame are closed this summer, there were not many people visiting Sharon Springs. If you need a break from Quarantining, or a nice place to relax, we highly recommend the American Hotel.
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Jojo19428503
August 15, 2020.
Thank you Garth and Doug Wow! What a fantastic stay, especially on a very snowy trip. Some Cornell friends of ours recommended The American Hotel for a layover on a drive from our home in Southeastern Connecticut to Colgate for a book signing. And they were right. We actually extended our stay from 1 to 2 days with the knowledge that 9 to 12 inches of snow were expected during the trip. The Inn was so cozy, warm, and historical. My wife and I expected to see George Washington around every corner. And the owners, Doug and Garth—very cordial and kind. A young couple driving through town at the height of the storm was welcomed in by Doug with open arms. The two of them have also done such a great job restoring the structure. They had a book with before and after photos of the building. It’s just amazing what they’ve accomplished. And Austin, the general manager—thank you Austin. The rooms and dining were perfection. And the town, although tiny, also has abundant history. Doug is actually Mayor! We got into the whole Beekman Brothers 1802 story with the owners’ shop directly across the street from the Hotel. Our two days at The American and Sharon Springs were uplifting and a total breath of fresh air in times that can be downright depressing. We’ll be back. Bob and Caren L Niantic, Connecticut
Bob L
Bob L
February 29, 2020.
Best Hospitality We were in the Sharon Springs area for a long weekend in February 2020 and spent a night here. Very cute and cozy rooms and the restaurant is AMAZING! I had one of the best dinners of my life here - the tenderloins with lobster. Then we had a fantastic breakfast, which came with our room. Order the corn pancake stack for sure! Throughout our stay we interacted with the owner, Doug, who was the most helpful and gracious host I’ve ever had. Our 20 min conversation upon checking out was the best part of our trip. Thank you!
LKPRoseville
LKPRoseville
February 16, 2020.