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Placid Bay Inn

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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in mid august 2014 on our way to Old Forge and loved the place. Parking was a little tight, but that's the only bad thing I can say. Our room which was clean and cozy had a nice view of Whiteface Mt. The bed was very confortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine and cheese package that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway because we were kid free for the first time in a long time and I was very pleased. The room was CLEAN and beautiful. Service was next to none. They had maps of the area for us. Looked up events going on and printed the information just because. We didn't even ask.... More 

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Canton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff was very friendly and the room was exceptionally clean!! The little kitchenette was a very nice bonus as well. I traditionally don't sleep well in a hotel, however I slept great both nights. The bed was very comfortable and the heat worked perfectly. Will stay there again for sure, great value!

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NYC
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely priced and perfectly situated on Lake Placid, an easy stroll into the village and event locations. Helpful and welcoming reception, rooms with character and plenty of space. We have stayed in several places in and around Lake Placid; will return here next time.

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

The entire staff at the Placid Bay Inn would like to thank you for your wonderful review. We strive to accommodate each and every one of our guests needs to the best of our ability. If you do plan a return trip remember Lake Placid is beautiful all year long. Whether paddling Placid Lake from our backyard, lounging by our... More 

Liverpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights midweek. We were very happy with our room and location. We chose a room with a kitchenette, which allowed us to have our breakfast and to order in one evening. Though simple, the room was spotless and had everything we needed. It was right on the lake with a mountain view; we even watched four... More 

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

From all of us at the Placid Bay Inn we would like to say thank you for your response and positive review of our establishment. After 35 years of being in business, we are still amazed at the diversity of wildlife that abounds in our back yard. Although we are located only 8-10 minutes walking distance to the convenience of... More 

Elmira, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed during a very cold weekend in February. The owners are very helpful and take pride in their Inn. The newly renovated room was spotless and comfortable, especially loved the electric fireplace! Simlpe amenities, but all that was needed for our weekend getaway. Great location. We would have walked into town if it wasn't so frigid.

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

Thank you for the response and wonderful review. Our entire staff takes great pleasure in the fact that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Placid Bay Inn is a family operated business offering each and everyone of it's guests the personal attention that seems to be lacking in the larger corporate businesses. We are located on the beautiful shores... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is not a fancy hotel, but is very clean and cozy. We stayed with 2 kids in 2 bedroom suite. 2 bathrooms, 2 TVs - what else do you need to have some privacy :) Very nice staff. Close to everything.

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

From all of the staff at the Placid Bay Inn, I would like to thank you for a wonderful review. We are a family run business that has been going strong for 35 years. We take great pride in knowing that our guests truly enjoyed their stay with us. Please come back and visit soon. Whether you are visiting for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

Thank you for the kind words and great review. Our staff is dedicated to making each guests stay with us unique and memorable. The winter season is a wonderful time to visit Lake Placid. The skiing right now is fantastic. For those whom skiing/boarding down the slopes of Whiteface Mountain is not your thing, don't worry; Lake Placid has an... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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 

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