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Placid Bay Inn

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2187 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1013
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent budget place to stay in the town of Lake placid. Huge price gap from other hotels and it's only a few minutes away from the main strip. Hospitality was way above average. The view of Whiteface mtn, especially while sipping wine on the Adirondack chairs in their lakefront backyard, was better than expected. They even had delicious fresh picked... More 

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Thank jdfidler
sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hospitality is more then just a word at Placid Bay Inn! We are a family run business for 36 years, and each of us enjoys welcoming visitors to our Inn and Lake Placid. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you will visit us again on your... More 

Port Washington, New York
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57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old-style motel with recently renovated rooms and bathrooms. Very clean & the beds were comfy. Nice hot showers with good pressure which is always nice after skiing. Onwers could not be nicer & are on-site, which means everything is well taken care of. Free wi-fi! Does not have amenities like swimming pool, gym etc., but it was everything that we... More 

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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you had a comfortable and pleasant stay. We try to make our guests experience what we would want when we travel, warm and inviting. We hope you will be able to visit us during the warmer months when we have the... More 

Lund, Sweden
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am an avid tripadvisor reader and always read reviews. This did not disappoint! The bed was SO comfortable, I slept better than I do in our own bed at home. The check-in welcome was warm and genuine, offering advice on all sorts of restaurants. The online booking was challenging for our needs, so I called and the woman who... More 

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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words and the 5/5 review. The Placid Bay Inn is indeed a family owned business. We have been in continuous operation for over 35 years. As a traveler myself, I know the dilemma you faced in giving our property such a glowing review: the secret will get out! I thank you for sharing your secret... More 

Albany, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Every time we head to Lake Placid we stay at the Placid Bay and it's always a nice, clean, comfortable stay. The front desk folks are always friendly as well. The price is the best in town and the beds are comfortable & the sheets have a wonderful clean, just out of the dryer smell. No complaints whatsoever!

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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful 5/5 review! It is always a pleasure to read such a positive review from one of our returning guests. The entire staff of the Placid Bay Inn would like to thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Australia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This place has one of the best outlooks over Lake Placid. The views were glorious. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Lots to do including walks, canoes etc. Walking distance to all the good things the village of Lake Placid has to offer. The room we had wasn't huge by any means but we loved it and would stay... More 

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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the delightful review. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. After shoveling snow all morning, it was wonderful to see this wonderful surprise! The photo you took is beautiful. Please let me know if we can use your photo on our web... More 

Pasadena, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Fantastic location and superb service made this lake side cozy and homie inn a best choice for our three-day weekend getaway. The mountains from distance, the lake right in front, the looks-like-freshly-painted cute buildings of the inn were just picture perfect. We staid in a room with king bed and window facing to the lake. The room was spotless. The... More 

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Thank May H
sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliments and your 5/5 review! I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our guest's enjoyment while staying at the Placid Bay Inn is our top priority. Owls Head is a great little hike that affords truly magnificent views. I'm glad you were able to fit it into your trip home.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We chose this motel based on the excellent rating on TA, and we weren't disappointed! Basic accommodations but with excellent amenities such as amazingly comfortable king bed, nice fireplace, very friendly and helpful service. Everything in the room and bathroom was in excellent condition and you can tell the owners take great pride in their hotel as it was tastefully... More 

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sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

The entire staff and family of the Placid Bay Inn would like to thank you for your excellent review and 5/5 rating. It is warming to read that you took notice of our attention to detail in our accommodations and property. Our views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain are spectacular! Many travelers visiting us for the first time, who... More 

Albany, NY
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I stayed in a Queen kitchenette room for 3 nights while on business. The kitchenette is just a microwave, sink and mini-fridge, but there are plenty of dishware and utensils. There is a Rite Aid about a block away where you can buy breakfast and sandwich fixings as well as snacks and microwave meals. Room was clean and roomy, bed... More 

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sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of the Placid Bay Inn. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will investigate the lighting situation in your room and see if it can be improved. I truly appreciate the time and effort you have put into your review. We use... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here this past weekend (during the off season in Lake Placid) for a weekend getaway with the boo and could not have chose a more wonderful and appropriate place! I had originally chosen this location to stay because it was directly on the lake, and the price point was much more reasonable compared to other locations I had... More 

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sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

The entire staff of the Placid Bay Inn would like to thank you for your wonderful 5/5 review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Placid affords some amazing views! I'm so glad you had a chance to take one of our canoes out for a paddle. It was a... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Have been to this Inn both in winter for skiing and fall for touring and hiking. A great location for the Lake Placid area without being in the middle of the town. Easy road access. Right on a bay of Lake Placid. The only reason this is not 5 stars is some road noise depending on room, and no breakfast... More 

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Thank Marcus R
sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to right such a nice review. Next time you call please let us know that you would like a room not close to the road so that you have a quieter experience. We are happy that the rest of your experience was pleasant. Thank you again for staying with us and letting... More 

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