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Sara-Placid Motor Inn

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445 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Sara-Placid Motor Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here twice now. It's a pleasant and reliable stopover (or home base for hiking/fishing/exploring) place, the room we had (#6) spacious and clean, service gracious and personal. Negative review seems bizarre--in no way like our experience. I just booked a room for this week--absolutely recommend. We've never had an issue, but assume if we did it would be... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What has happened to the hotels in and around Lake Placid and Saranac lake NY? We have recently been doing some extensive hiking/mountain climbing around the region and have had several bad experiences with the hotels there. Our last stay was at the Sara Placid hotel in Saranac Lake NY. We were given room number 11 and after we left... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

First of all we would to note that we DO TAKE PRIDE in our Motel and would like to address all the issues stated in this reply in the order as they were stated. First, all our rooms are not musty and moldy smelling. They are professionally cleaned daily and always smell very clean and fresh, All of our staff... More 

Solvay, New York
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner was such a nice man, thus I'm sorry that I have to disagree with all the excellent and very good reviews. I chose the motel based on the reviews (which were mostly very good!) and there was little else available (high season). The exterior looks nice, but rooms are very dated/worn and are need of repair and maintenance.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a room here last minute and the owner was very accommodating. The Sara Placid Motor Inn is an older motel, but don't let that fool you, the owner is on site and the place is very clean and very well maintained. Clean Room? Check Clean Linens? Check Well Stocked with Towels? Check Nice View to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up here late at night after a drive through Lake Placid looking for a room (national rugby championship in town). Front office was very nice and got us a clean, room with everything you could ask about. Two separate sinks, large room, huge fridge and even a cooktop. Clean and classic with nice linens. Pretty property right on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This past weekend we were able to stay here and must say we quite enjoyed our stay. The owner is an honest gentleman, we are thankful for the rest that staying here gave us. We stayed in the Prescott house, which is part of the motor inn. It's a beautiful historical building located up the hill away from the water.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were on our way to Lake Placid and saw the Red Fox Restaurant which looked interesting. Did a quick check online and it had great reviews. Driving through Saranac Lake we spotted the Sara Placid Motor Inn which also looked interesting. Stopped in and visited with owner. He was very friendly and also a fellow Texan. Decided to book... More 

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My sister and I stayed here after hiking Ampersand. Very comfortable beds, big room, extra sink outside the bathroom, mini, fridge...very comfortable. The owner also offered us tennis rackets, but we ended up borrowing the paddleboat. We would stay here again the next time we are in Saranac.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have been guests at Sara-Placid numerous times, and it remains our preferred Saranac Lake motel. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable, the refrigerator and microwave handy to have. And, it is extremely clean. Paddleboats are there for the use by guests. Additionally, it is is quick walk up the road for supplies and restaurants. We highly recommend Sara-Placid,... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We recently stayed at the SaraPlacid Motor Inn and were very pleased with our room, which had views of a pond and Lake Flower. The owner is wonderful - very friendly, kind and helpful. The motel is located close to a few restaurants and supermarkets.

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