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“Would happily return again.” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2559 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 (Formerly Golden Arrow Hotel)   |  
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“Would happily return again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in Lake Placid and the Golden Arrow was one one of the only decent hotels that had rooms on short notice. Our room itself was pleasant and clean, though the nicely marbled shower had low water pressure and we found that keeping a constant temperature was tricky. A key factor in our choice of this hotel was the indoor hottub so we were disappointed to find that it was only about 90 degrees and had a constant cold stream of water coming directly in from the pool. We stayed only a few minutes and sadly left because it simply wasn't pleasant. A complaint to the front desk brought a confusing answer with something about how guests complained that it gets too hot. Regardless, the lobby was nicely appointed with comfy couches and a gas fireplace, so we warmed outselves there a couple of times. The staff were a bit unprofessional and joked around too casually while guests were near, and in the parking garage we found two housekeeping staff smoking while sitting on the hood of our car.

Still, we loved the hotel location and views of Mirror Lake and would certainly return again.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2005

I rolled in to Lake Placid with no hotel or any clue where I'd stay, but chose the Golden b/c it was on the lake. Yet I had a ground floor facing the road. No bother, I had to leave right at dawn, anyway. But my room was very nice, comfortable, with a nice bed. The air was fine, setting room temperatures was no problem for maintaining my comfort level.

The high speed access was hard to deal with, had to be done in the lobby. I hope they rectify that issue. But it was a pleasant stay, and I would return again. I was charged the higher rate, because it was done over the phone instead of by a website or something.

The staff was nice and helpful, and the ambience was cabin- like, very mellow and not loud with modern appearances. Yet it by all means was classy and not dated. A woodsy feel with the use of lumber.

  • Stayed June 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2559 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946 (Formerly Golden Arrow Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Lake Placid
#3 Business Hotel in Lake Placid
#4 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“The Only thing we Overlook is the Lake.” Surrender yourself to the untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the United States to receive the Audubon’s Society highest Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and a place to thrill yourself, just moments from the famed Olympic Village at the heart of Lake Placid, New York. We are proud to offer Deluxe Accommodations as well as over 20 different kinds of suites and specialty rooms. All of our rooms are 100% smoke free, our lake front rooms above ground level have private balconies, and the ground level rooms have large glass doors leading out to a patio. Don’t forget your pup because we are a Pet Friendly resort. The Golden Arrow has an indoor pool, steam bath, two whirlpool hot tubs, and sauna. There is also a private white sand beach that is the perfect place to take in a magnificent panorama of the Adirondack Mountains. In the summer there are complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats available, we also have an authentic Italian Gondola that can be taken out for a minimal charge. In the winter you can ski, skate, and even take a dog sled ride on Mirror Lake right out our back door. ... more   less 
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