We were in Lake Placid for a weekend get away with our two teenage children. We stayed in the newer, upper portion of the hotel, with a second floor room overlooking the indoor pool and hot tub area. The room was smaller than we anticipated, but they did provide a roll out bed for our teenage son, which was in the room before our arrival, so that was appreciated. For an Adirondack hotel, this was not decorated at all in the lodge style. Our room had sun flower wallpaper border and horrible bedspreads. There was a decent size refrigerator and microwave, but the bathroom was tiny (though it was newer and had a great shower head) - two of us couldn't have been in there at the same time for any length of time - and there was almost no counter space at all. The doors security peep hole was at about a 5'8" foot height, making it impossible for me to see out of it (i'm 5'4"). There was no elevator to our floor, causing us to have to drag all of our suitcases up two flights of stairs. The pool area was extremely busy and loud. At one point, we could see about 15-20 children in the hot tub with no adult in the water with them. The first day we were at the resort, we were in the pool about 10 minutes before getting out and returning to the room. Several tables were taken up by large groups of people drinking beer and eating pizza while their children ran around freely - in and out of the pool and hot tub - jumping and screaming. We realize there is not a lifeguard on duty, but they might consider having a staff member checking on guest behavior throughout the day and night. This lasted until 10:00 p.m, when the pool closed for the night - and started up again at 10:00 a.m. the following morning when the pool opened up again. We did spend about 15 minutes in the hot tub our second night there, but counted at least 20 people congregated at tables which they had pulled together from all parts of the pool area - and were again drinking in the pool area while their children ran.
The beds were fresh and clean and the mattresses were comfortable. Ample pillows and towels were provided. A negative was that it seemed about 80 degrees in the room and there is no thermostat, causing us to actually turn on the AC unit in order to cool it off a bit. We had to leave the AC set overnight, In addition, on two occasions, we attempted to call the front desk to ask a question and got no answer at all - the phone simply rang and rang. Vending and ice machines are out of order. The continental breakfast was brought in from an outside restaurant, but was hot and good. Overall, this hotel was clean and the staff we interacted with were very friendly and helpful, but the cons will put it on our list of "not agains."
Definitely ask for a room in the upper portion of the hotel - may want to request a room that does n...
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