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Lake Side Motel

Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The last reviewer couldn't be more on target with his opinions about the place!!! Unfortunately, I booked the place BEFORE reading the reviews!!! I thought it was odd that the owner INSISTED on pre-payment - - charges hit my credit card BEFORE even leaving home for the trip!!! However, after seeing and staying there, I can certainly understand why this... More 

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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If there was a score less than 1 this place would get it. Terribly run down and old. Musty smell in the room was bad. The beds were garbage on even had two brown (yuk) mattresses. The tiles were falling off the walls in the bathroom. Everything had caulk an inch thick on it. Shower temp was all over the... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We used this motel as a stopover for a business trip on the night of 11/5/12 and found the accomodations to be ok. Nothing fancy but we didn't expect it to be. The room was clean and comfortable. We paid enough for a very basic room in offseason but that was ok. It is what it is. However when we... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The place has amazing water pressure. Is old and in dire need of a renovation. The pool wasn't clean enough to go in. The owner was cranky. We have stayed in the area for the past 20 years and never stayed here before, but this was a last minute trip and nothing else was left. We would stay here again... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

My husband and I decided last minute to go up to Saranac Lake to visit a friend so we didn't have alot of options for lodging. We were hesitant about staying in a motel but I have to say as far as motels go it was fine. Very clean and quiet room with great water pressure. For $99 a night... More 

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Chazy, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

The interaction with the owners is very unpleasant, the scowling and condescending husband and the tired, impatient wife. If I want to watch a couple argue and criticize each other, I'll watch reruns of "Rosanne" . If the place weren't the last available room in town, I wouldn't even go there because I've heard the reputation. Then there is the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

When we called for a price, we were quoted 99$ then the we called back to book and we were quoted 120$. We decided to book any way and when we drove up the first thing I noticed was the christmas wreath and christmas lights still up, it was August. The grass was not cut and the pool was filthy.... More 

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New York State
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2007

After booking our trip we had to cancel due to family issues, and thought everything was fine. 2 weeks later found out they charged us for our room anyway!! We were not told about any cancellation policy at the time of reservation or at the time of cancellation. So beware there is apparently a 7 day in advance cancelllation policy!... More 

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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2006

We stayed two nights in September, extending a night because we liked the place so much. The owners were very friendly and helpful; the room (on the lake) was attractive, clean and comfortable; and the view of the lake charming. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a motel in Saranac Lake.

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