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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel

488 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ironton, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owners of this hotel are extremely unreasonable. We paid close to $800 for a hotel reservation and because of extenuating circumstances had to cancel our reservation. We called a week ahead for our cancellation and the owners refused to refund us at all. They had actually given our room to someone else when we called back to asked them... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called Gauthier's after a long day of driving. We had gotten lost and were coming into the Adirondack Mountains as the sun was going down - my husband called Gauthier's (after seeing the great reviews) and booked their last room. It had a kitchen and two queen sized beds, one which was very firm and the other which was... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our experience at Gauthier's was so good that we regretted not being able to stay longer. The hospitality was first-class, with spotless rooms, clean swimming pool, and outstanding service. Staff's courtesy was just amazing. Amenities include free canoe and kayak at the nearby lake. Reasonable price, relaxed atmosphere... we couldn't have asked for anything better. Gauthier's will definitely be our... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prices was great. We didn't have reservations and stopped in several motels to see what was available and at what prices. This place had the lowest price at $79. We asked to view the room and it was as clean as my house - the only problem was that the previous occupant had cooked something that smelled the place... More

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Winchester, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so happy we found this place. Great location for Saranac and Placid hiking. We are already planning our next trip to the area. This hotel is a perfect setup-free bike rentals for exploring the area, fishing equipment (right on the lake) and canoe/kayak loaners. The rooms are clean and updated. The staff was spectacular and so friendly. I... More

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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay. We agree, on the lake is the best! Thank you for your appreciation towards our GREEN program and recycling standards. We value your proactive approach while traveling as well. We look forward to your return stay and to host you as our guest's... More

Herkimer, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stepping out of the room and being 20 feet from the water was wonderful. Affordable and scenic. A quick car ride to Lake Placid -with all it's shops, eateries, and more- it was a great vacation. Hotel has kayaks, paddle boats, and bikes that you can use and no rental fees. We stayed in a lakeside suite, which has just... More

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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review

Happy anniversary to you and thank you for choosing us to host you on your special occasion! We are so happy to read your review and to know you had a memorable and comfortable experience as our guests. We all very much look forward to having you stay with us again and to celebrate another happy occasion! Best to you... More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The door to our room was 4 steps away from the lake. We took the free kayaks out on Saranac Lake and then came back to the room and sat out and watched the sunset over the mountains. The staff was extremely accommodating and professional. The employee at the front desk assisted us in finding a great bar and grill... More

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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write about your stay. I'm so pleased you noted our green practices and valued the implementation. Our connection with our program and its reflection on our guests is one of our greatest prides. We are happy you enjoyed all of our amenities and had such a wonderful trip.... More

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this motel online whilst travelling round NY state. Room was spacious and clean. Staff in reception friendly and there are boats and bikes to borrow for no extra charge. Bin in room for recycling and more recycling facilities near reception - live up to green credentials. Pool view rooms really are car park view rooms. Next to busy road.... More

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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy to read you found our rooms to be clean, spacious and comfortable. We hope you enjoyed the boats, bicycles and other recreational amenities. We also appreciate your observance of our green practices. Many of the areas often go unnoticed like the recycled fiber carpets, organic linens and energy efficient methods for heating and cooling. The recycle bin... More

new york
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a relative in the area who recommended this place and we weren't disappointed. They have on site paddle boats and kayaks for free. They loaned me and my 5 year old son fishing poles (and worms!!) and he caught his first fish. A memory to cherish forever! There are board games to borrow if it rains and the... More

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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay and for being our guests! We were so happy to accommodate your families needs and really enjoyed meeting all of you. What was best was to see how much fun you were having with your family and the kids too! We try to offer all of the things children enjoy as well as... More

Albany, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a weekend getaway. The rooms were clean and looked like they were recently fixed up. We got the parking lot view (which was cheaper) but we spent most of daylight outside, so we didn't mind. They have several kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats that you can use. The lake is calm and nice to paddle around on.... More

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Address: 488 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Featured in the 2011 New York Times and listed as part of New York State's Top 10 Greenest Destinations, Saranac Lake Inn features beautiful Adirondack lake views, waterfront and direct access to over 30 miles of connecting Adirondack lakes. An excellent launch point for Saranac Lake paddling and boating! Centrally located; 5 miles to Lake Placid, 20 minutes to Whiteface Mountain and 30 minutes to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Steps from your door enjoy multiple dining and shopping options. Best described by the New York Times as "an old school motel remodeled and retrofitted with comfy beds, fine amenities, and organic linens" our goal is for you to feel at home and comfortable all while reducing our footprint. We not only aim to provide exceptional quality services for our guests, but are committed to proactive measures to help protect and sustain the local, national and global environment. ... more   less 
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