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Wildwood on the Lake

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2135 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Wildwood on the Lake
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room had a great balcony overlooking the lake. We also used the canoe which is included as part of the hotel. I wouldn't call it fancy, but I would recommend the hotel, especially if you can take advantage of the views and and the canoes/kayaks. My only wish was that it was an easy walk to into Lake Placid.... More 

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felixFelix, General Manager at Wildwood on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time out to write a nice review about the view and boats. Just wanted to correct the distance marker as our walk time to main street is 7 minutes and drive time just 60 seconds. We enjoy the fact we're not on the main street traffic area, improves the peace and quiet! We are... More 

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On Trip Advisor advice, I booked the corner suite on the ground floor right on the lake with a connecting room for my family of 4 (125/126). The suite had a kitchen and table, couch and plenty of space, not to mention awesome views and was steps to the water. The other ground floor lake side rooms looked really good... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owners very accommodating. Due to allergies we needed a non animal room. The owner helped us a lot. The rooms and the property were clean. The fire at night is a nice place to unwind. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. There is a need for some updating but then again who has a house that does not need... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rode up on our Harley's the weekend of June 20th. Stayed over night, very accommodating, location right on a lake, fire pit. Owner very nice. We'll be back! We liked that it was quiet, near shopping and downtown.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place for the money. Friendly knowledgeable staff. They know what restaurants are good and what places you should go. The tv's aren't the biggest in town and the fixtures aren't the newest. But it's not $300 per night. Drug store and McD and breakfast diner/deli across the street. Supermarket in walking distance. Beaver and duck viewing from back lawn.... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our 12th year staying at the Wildwood and they never disappoint. The lakeside fire each evening is a great place for all the guests to meet and enjoy a evening by the lake. They are continually updating and making improvements to the property. The new common area downstairs is going to be a good area to gather .... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I never leave reviews but felt that this one was called for. Called one week in advance and was told that I would pretty much have the place to my self. After being told by Stewart (the guy who took my call)that since I was a military veteran I would be given an upgraded room with "extra facilities" meaning firplace... More 

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felixFelix, Manager at Wildwood on the Lake, responded to this review

Dear Special Sargeant, This is Stuart and it was I who took your initial inquiry, gave you all the information about our property, town and all the options for a person travelling solo to eat and enjoy the village. I took your booking for our least expensive room with a promise of a free upgrade, a $68 plus tax per... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Upon check-in we were met by the friendly co-owner, an Englishman who was full of useful information about the village of Lake Placid and tips on where to eat/drink. The room was exactly what we were expecting, very clean, spacious, comfortable and complete with beautiful frozen views across the lake. There was a large, flat-screen TV (it was never once... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed for a few days over the Christmas break. In all, it was a pleasant stay, and the hotel offers a lot of value for the money. The rooms and grounds were clean and there was very little noise from adjacent units. The location makes it easy to get to Whiteface and the downtown area. Our room had two... More 

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felixFelix, Manager at Wildwood on the Lake, responded to this review

On behalf of the owners and operators of our family run motel for 43 years, thank you for choosing the Wildwood on the Lake. We are pleased you found the staff to your liking, that is us after all, and we aim to make all guests comfortable during their stay and want you to return to our home and lodging... More 

1000 Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stayed on a weekend in December to ski at Whiteface and could not have been more comfortable. The room was clean and up to date, wi-fi, flat screen, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Enjoyed the pool after skiing. Spoke with the owner for dining recommendations and they were on the mark. Will certainly stay here the next time I am... More 

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