My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights for a New Year's Eve getaway. We were very pleased with the Best Western Adirondack Inn - I thoroughly read reviews of the hotel, and many others, before booking. We considered staying at the one the "fancier" hotels in Lake Placid Village, but with rates everywhere being more expensive for a holiday weekend, we chose the Best Western because we could get an AAA rate, there was no minimum-night-stay, and it was close to everything.
I took the advice of other reviewers and requested a 2nd floor room and was happy I did. The room had high ceilings, the bed was soft and comfortable (if you like soft mattresses), the bedding was clean and appeared fairly new, the heat worked great, there was a heating lamp in the bathroom too which was awesome, and there was also a small couch and table with two chairs, and a small fridge. Sure, some fixtures and wallpaper were a little dated, but overall the room and hotel has a charming “Adirondack” feel to it. There was a sliding glass door that opened onto a shared balcony overlooking the parking lot, but we obviously didn't have any reason to venture out there in the end of December. It still looked pretty out there with the snow, and was decorated with lights. There was a flat-screen TV (maybe 27") with decent selection of cable channels, no movie purchase options, though. Not a huge issue when you don't really want to spend all of your time away watching movies anyways, but we may have taken advantage of it if the option was available.
It was important to us to stay somewhere that was in a "walk-able" area so we didn't have to move the car and drive too much. This hotel is in a great spot - right across the street from the Olympic Center (where we saw Stars on Ice) and the Olympic Museum, and the speed-skating oval. We easily walked up and down Main St. to do some shopping and check out the restaurants.
After a long morning of snowshoeing, we took advantage of the pool and hot tub - the pool area appeared clean and well-maintained. The hot tub was great and heated up quickly! I was so glad we stayed at a hotel with a pool and hot tub; it's a real treat in the middle of winter to go swimming!! We also were lucky enough to have the pool area all to ourselves that afternoon. There was also a sauna that we didn't use, and a small game room with a pool table downstairs. The hotel also had a small selection of board games, although we were disappointed to open up the Scrabble box and find that all the tiles were missing, whoops, haha.
We only ate the free continental breakfast the 2nd morning; it was your basic hotel offerings - scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage patties, along with an assortment of cereal, oatmeal packets, muffins, etc. Coffee/tea was also available all day in the breakfast room for guests.
The common areas of the hotel were nice and decorated for the holidays. There was one fireplace near the reception desk with comfy chairs, a table to play games at, and we also spent some time lounging in front of the large-screen TV they have in the breakfast room.
The hotel was fully booked, but never seemed overly crowded in the breakfast or common areas. Seemed to be a lot of families there, but as a couple, we were very happy with our choice to stay here and will absolutely come back!
We stayed on the 2nd Floor - loved the high ceilings.
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