Our family, including two children ages 8 and 13, stayed at Mirror Lake Inn August 22nd through August 26th. While knowing very little about the area and the property, we couldn't have been happier with our accommodations and the property overall. Yes, it was pricey ($400+ in the Mountain View building), but the grounds, the views, the exceptional staff really made you feel you were getting your money's worth.
My husband and I had cocktails in The Cottage one evening which was really a wonderful way to end the day. Another day we had lunch there -- terrific salads, soups, sandwiches. On another occasion we had dinner at The Bistro. While the food was overall very good, there was a very long wait between appetizers and entrees. We filled out a guest comment card, and sometime that night, a note of apology along with an invitation for a complimentary breakfast, was left at our door. It's rare that a hotel ever goes to that extent to make sure you are a happy guest.
The front desk staff also really goes above and beyond. We received great suggestions for hikes for our family along with ideas for other activities.
Lastly, while some people have commented negatively about the private "beach", all I can say is it was a little piece of nirvana. First of all, it's a lake, so not sure why guests would expect a sandy beach like on a coast. Having complimentary access to kayaks, canoes, rowboats plus the docks for jumping off, was a wonderful way to spend quality family time.
Kudos to the owners and management for creating a great guest experience. For this busy NY family, it was a truly authentic Adirondack experience and we can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinguishing feature of this inn, which has been in business since 1924, is that all 131 rooms have a view of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mirror Lake Inn Resort And Spa
- Mirror Lake Hotel Lake Placid
- Mirror Lake Resort