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“clean, charming, good value!” 4 of 5 stars
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Prague Motor Inn
25 Sentinel Road/Route 73, Lake Placid, NY 12946   |  
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Ranked #19 of 31 hotels in Lake Placid
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“clean, charming, good value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I can't say I went with the greatest expectations but was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the cottage with a fireplace and liked it very much. This is far from the 4-5 star resorts that we are used to, but for the price it is good value, and I liked the rustic charm. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. We were in Lake Placid with a large group for a hiking trip, and were supposed to stay next door but it sold out we ended up at the Prague. While next door was newer, I preferred the character of our cottage and the wood fireplace. Most evenings, people from the group ended up in our room sitting around the fire.

The main complaint for me was the towels, as others have stated, they are very scratchy, nicer towels would go a long way. Nice duvets for the bed would be an easy fix to provide a nice update to the room.

We didn't have a hair dryer in our room, and I didn't bring one as I had read other reviews that stated they had one. I did bring my own shampoo. We did get maid service and the fireplace was restocked with wood.

Overall we were quite happy, and would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Western NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I booked a suite here after reading some glowing reviews. What a mistake! The pool shouldn't even be open - if there is a filtration system, it wasn't on. There was a ridiculous amount of gunk at the bottom, the cement around the edge was crumbling and the water was turning green. The large, overgrown bushes surrounding the door to our room were covered in spiders. The suite was very large, but sadly that was the only plus. The musty smell was overwhelming. There was a window that was off it's track and wouldn't close. The door lock was nothing more than a standard bathroom door lock you might have in your home. Definitely not a feeling of safety here! There were cobwebs in all window blinds. This place is severely neglected. We were so disappointed that we didn't finish our stay here and booked a much nicer (and less expensive!) room elsewhere.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This motel ended up being an excellent value and a great size for the 5 of us in our family. We had a room on the second floor of one of the "Chalets" which had 2 Queen beds, a small kitchen, table with chairs, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a large balcony overlooking the swimming pool and river. Room is a bit dated but was clean, comfortable and large enough for 5 of us.
The proprietor, Charlie, was very friendly and welcoming.
Only thing that wasn't as advertised was the pool was not heated but the kids didn't really care!
I would definitely return to this motel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Penn Yan, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Was doing a last minute search for a room for two nights for the Lake Placid Ironman and came upon an opening at the Prague. We jumped on it and we're glad we did. Yes, it's old and yes the office doesn't look too inviting BUT the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Everything worked. The pool was refreshing. The owner couldn't have been any nicer. What really made this perfect for us was the Prague is on both the bike and the run course and as a result we got to see our participant go out and back twice on the bike and out and back twice on the run. The owner told us to feel free to take the pool chairs to the front lawn to watch the event which we did. (and returned them when we were through) If you need granite countertops and a flat screen TV, this is not the place for you. If a clean and comfortable bed and bathroom and a very large living space (including full kitchen) are enough for you, give this place a try. One tiny shortcoming....bring your own shampoo. If we come back to Lake Placid for another Ironman, we'll definitely try to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Wow. What a find. This is NOT a Hilton or Holiday Inn. it is a very reasonable- owner-lives here bunching of cottages and outbuildings. Our family of 5 enjoyed a spacious place with fireplace, full kitchen etc... Thank you to Charlie for the kind welcome, the firepit set up (he even left some nice long sticks when he heard we wanted to roast marshmallows!) It was very clean, wifi good. Had trouble with phones, but I think it was due to a storm. Very close to village. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We were going to stay at a different property and it fell through last minute. The day before our trip I called Prague Motor Inn and booked a room for a the next day. I am so glad we found this place, it was the first call that I made. This place was perfect for us. We are simple people and do not need all the luxuries. We rented the 2 bedroom cottage w/ jacuzzi which has a full kitchen with gas range. It had everything we needed for a fair price. We brought the whole family. Myself, my wife, our 3 month old and our dog. The cottage was basically a house and it was clean and tidy. There was a fire pit in the back of the property which we took full advantage of and we also had internet access which was great. Charlie the owner was very nice to us and would setup a fire for us whenever we wanted. We had unlimited wood to burn also. The buildings may not look like much on the outside, but they fine on the inside. Do not expect a five star resort, but if you want value for your money this is the place to stay. The owner is very down to earth and was very good to us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This place is great for any groups or just a couples weekend away. The property and owner (Charlie) are worth the stay. You can cook on grills, swim in the pool, and/or hang by a bonfire in the evening (owner supplies firewood and pit). What more could you ask for? My rugby team and I have stayed here several times and we always enjoy the trip. You are just a short walk to historic Lake Placid and many other local sights. Something different and a bit of a change from this fast paced World we live in.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 Sentinel Road/Route 73, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
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Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 31 hotels in Lake Placid
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