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"During the week, the lake is quiet and reflective. I enjoyed the spa and salt water pool. Great room service. Helpful staff. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star beach lodge near Lake Lanier

On lake

Within a 5-minute walk of the lodge, you'll find Lake Lanier and Pine Isle Golf Course. Bona Allen Mansion is within 6 miles (10 km) and Buford Community Center is within 9 miles (15 km).

18-hole golf course

This lodge features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a water park. Spend a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, mini golf, and free theme park shuttle.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 282 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include balconies or patios and iPod docks.

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Legacy Lodge Double Queen Room)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$201* Per night/room Jun 28 - Jun 29

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Legacy Lodge King Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 3 Twin Beds, Multiple View (Lakehouse at Legacy)

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View (Legacy Villa King Suite - with Sofa B)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View (Villa King Suite Accessible - w Sofa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Lake View (Villa Double Room)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Great trip

Posted by on May 2, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020

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4 out of 5
During the week, the lake is quiet and reflective. I enjoyed the spa and salt water pool. Great room service. Helpful staff.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location was gorgeous, and the rooms have balconies. The fitness room was open 24/7.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel @ Lake Lanier Islands

From the entrance of Lake Lanier to valet and the front desk staff everyone was welcoming and informative. We will return.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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2 out of 5

Beautiful resort but poorly run

It is a shame that this is so poorly run, because it is a very beautiful property.  However, we went through so much aggravation, I will never go again and my husband's group has decided not to hold their conference there.  I was polite and courteous in all of my conversations with them.  Here is the sequence of events: We were with a group and were told by the group we should not have to pay the resort fee.  Upon check in, the agent said a resort fee would be added, so we told her our group was not supposed to have to pay that.  She checked and said we were correct and gave us our room key.  Our event was to be at another building about ten minutes away and the information book in room said complimentary transportation to all resort locations was included and showed a number to call; when I called the number, she said no it was not available during the winter unless our group set it up. Then she checked and said no, our group had not set it up.  Then someone called later and said transportation would be provided.  After the event, it was almost midnight and we were concerned about another member of our group driving home, so we needed to add an additional room.  The front desk woman said they did have a room available but that we could not have it at our group rate.  We said we still wanted the room and it took her at least 20 minutes with one error after another (saying our card was refused, then saying no it was working, etc) until she finally had it set up.  The next morning, we were going to check out from our room and noticed that the resort fee was back on our room, so I called the front desk to see why it was added back on.  The phone rang and rang and rang until someone finally answered and said if we came down that they would remove the charge and that there was no line.  If there was no line, why did it take so long to answer the phone??  So, we go to the front desk and she said she would remove the charge.  We asked her that if the additional room was available last night, why weren't we able to get our group rate.  So she called the manager over and they said they would get all of that corrected and then said they were printing our corrected bills out.  We just wanted to get out of there, so when they handed us the "corrected" bill, I just looked to be sure they were the same rate for both rooms and stuck it in my purse and we left. When I got home I went to file them and saw that the resort charges were STILL on both bills.  I called the lodge and asked to speak to a manager and she transferred me to human resources!   So I called back and when the same girl answered, I told her I needed to speak to a manager but I had been transferred to human resources.  She sounded exasperated and asked "well what kind of manager do you want?"  I said I wanted to speak to the manager of the lodge about incorrect charges on our room.  She transferred me again and I asked the lady who answered if she was the manager, she was not, so she put me on hold and the manager finally came on. I went over all of it and she said she didn't know if they could remove the resort fee but would find out the next day and call me back.  Guess, what?  She never called me back.  I am just done dealing with them, but I cannot believe they would give us so much grief about removing this $12 something fee and risk losing a customer.  It is just the principle of the thing to me.  We did absolutely nothing but spend the night, we used absolutely no resort activities and our group spent a fortune on the event hosted there.  We are talking about a lot of people!  So not only have they angered me enough to never go again, they have made the group decide not to host their upcoming meeting there. If these fancy places want additional resort fees, then just add it to the rate and quit nickel and diming people to death when they come in.  Also, if complimentary transportation is not available in the winter months then that tells me another reason why there should be no resort fee.  The last place I paid a resort fee to at least had complimentary bottles of water in the room!  This place didn't provide that or anything else I wouldn't get at any other hotel

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

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1 out of 5

Out Of the way drive for a huge construction update.

Driving out to the Islands in hopes of finding a quality setting was such a disappointment. After paying the $8 gate fee and driving back to the scenic setting, I was very disappointed to find the boarded up entry, the temporary front desk complete with a draped backdrop, cold coffee, and unstable walkway into the facility. Warning to all...wait for the construction to be completed before driving out to the "resort" and considering a visit.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2008

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5 out of 5

Great Resort north of Atlanta

This was one of the prettiest meeting places our company has ever been. Beautiful new guestrooms with balconies that show off the lake.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2007

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2 out of 5

Poor Rooms for Price

My major gripe is the cost for the quility of the rooms. I travel a lot and the rooms are very over priced even with a discount.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2006

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About the Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge

Location 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Enjoy a summer holiday at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge, where you can work on your swing at the golf course or spend a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There's a snack bar/deli on site. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This beach lodge also offers a water park (surcharge), a seasonal outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Buford lodge.

  • 282 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 37 buildings
  • 22281 sq ft of conference space
  • 2070 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free valet parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (88.5 km / 55 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle; area shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge offers 282 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy the facilities at the waterpark with waterslides. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site

Spa Services

Tranquility has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open select days.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 70 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Legacy Lodge
  • Legacy Lodge Buford
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Buford
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Buford
  • Lanier Islands Legacy
  • Legacy Hotel Buford
  • Legacy Resort Buford
  • Lanier Islands Legacy
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Lodge
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Buford
  • Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Lodge Buford

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.