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2187 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1013
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Ranked #3 of 17 Lake Placid B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was clean neat and appeared to be newly remodeled. Beds were comfortable, bathroom clean and modern, maid service was fine. Large full closet in our room. Furnace with thermostat kept the room cozy on a near zero night. No fridge or coffee pot in the room but that is not an issue for us. Reservations and check in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at The Placid Bay Inn. We were kindly greeted upon arrival and was given dining information and info about the shuttle to Whiteface Mtn. We stayed in room 20, with a fireplace which we were told upon departure will be renovated this year. The room was quaint and clean. They don't provide... More 

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

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with others on here. We are glad to read you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient; your room cozy and clean and were greeted friendly. We do our best to make all of our guests feel welcome and relaxed. We hope you decide to have a return visit to... More 

Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so adorable, affordable, and clean!! Located near the downtown area and the Olympic arena!! Last night there we couldn't find parking so we ended up walking into town and it was cold, light snow, and priceless!! You can see Mirror Lake on the way down into town!! It was beautiful!! The room was very clean and the... More 

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

Thank you from the entire staff of the Placid Bay Inn for you wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We take great pride in our customer service, and treating each and every treasured guest as a person, not simply as a reservation number. The winter season is truly a magical time in Lake Placid.... More 

Miami, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My in-laws really wanted to go north to stay in a cabin and see some snow. After a few weeks of searching, I came across Placid Bay Inn, and specifically The Mallard Cottage. Denise, the manager was very friendly and was able to take care of everything ahead of time, over the phone with me. She and her staff were... More 

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

Well, thank you, thank you, thank you! What a lovely review from such a nice family. We are glad "you did your Homework" and spent a few weeks really investigating the area and various other properties to stay at. We are especially glad you chose our family run property for your family Winter getaway and it was one of the... More 

Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight and was a great value for the price. Warm, welcoming staff, very clean room, updated bathroom that sparkles. Plenty of heat. Beautifully decorated for the holidays and the snow we had made it very picturesque. Perfect location to walk to everything downtown.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read you had an enjoyable time and found our property to be a great value; I travel extensively and feel the same way too. Our property is super convenient to all the downtown attractions and yet tucked away from the loud late night crowds of Main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One nice warm inviting place, nicest hosts. Super clean, recently updated bathrooms. Huge effort was put into the updating on this quaint place. Really nice bathrooms, shower, everything!!! Plenty of heat in the rooms.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found your accommodations warm and pleasing. Yes, our family does try very hard to keep things updated and comfortable for our guests. We always treat folks the way we would want to be treated. Thank you... More 

Oneonta, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed here this weekend, the room was ready when we arrived, the front desk had just turned up the heat for us before we arrived, early and unannounced, the room was quiet, clean, and just as described on their web site. The Motel was located close to downtown and near stores and restaurants, the room was clean, tidy stocked with... More 

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

We are happy to read you had such a nice and enjoyable stay at our Inn. The room you stayed in is one of our most popular rooms, King Lakeside with fireplace. Glad you found our location convenient and our rooms neat, tidy and comfortable. We look forward to having you back as our repeat customer. Thank you for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I cannot describe how pleasurable this experience was; from excellent prices, extremely clean rooms (I swear the room looked brand new), friendly staff, and proximity to everything we needed, this place had it all. The kitchenette was perfect for morning coffee, hot cereal microwaved, and reheating leftovers. The room was decently sized, and felt less like a motel and more... More 

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

I am so delighted to read you had such an enjoyable stay at our Inn. We truly care about our guests and always extend to them an experience we would like to receive while traveling. Unfortunately in todays hectic world, all to often, simple courtesies are often overlooked, which to me are some of the most important aspects of an... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Excellent family run hotel and it shows, very well looked after, rooms very, very clean, backs onto lake placid . Easy walking distance into town for dinner or breakfast. Canoes are available for use on the lake.

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

Thank you for noticing our Inn is infact, family run. We take great pride in our property and have been doing so going on over 34 years now. We have built a solid repeat clientele and make their enjoyable getaway a top priority. Cleanliness and property maintenance is something that never goes overlooked, with constant upgrades and improvements made on... More 

Nassau, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The second consecutive year my wife and I stayed at the PBI (we regularly attend the annual Summit Lacrosse Tournament to watch our boys play, and at which it's been my pleasure to officiate), this visit was even more enjoyable than the first. For Visit #2 we opted to stay in a lakeside view room, and awoke daily to a... More 

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

Thank you so much for all your lovely words, and taking the time to send them to Trip Advisor! You and your beautiful wife are always such a pleasure to see, and have as our guests. We just put new wool berber carpet in "your" room, and several others. It has the newest kind of underlayment, and one guest said... More 

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Address: 2187 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1013
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Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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