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“Wonderful Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946   |  
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Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Lake Placid
Yorktown, Virginia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife and I decided to spend a few days in Lake Placid and stayed at the Mirror Lake Inn. The staff were excellent. The restaurant was fantastic with a view of the lake and mountains. I enjoyed one of the best filet mignons I have ever had served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus My wife loved the halibut. Our room was perfect it was spacious with a balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. The spa and pool area were so relaxing. We will be back here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are glad that you enjoyed your room, the views, staff, food and service. We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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146 reviews 146 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Whar a lovely inn! Our room looked out on the lake. The staff could not have been more attentive. It's obvious that the innkeepers take pride, and time, in training their extensive staff. The inn is exquisite and we enjoyed sitting by the wood fire in the lobby seating areas two evenings.

Even though the original building burned in 1988, its replacement could be right out of the turn of the century with its elegance, dark woods, and attention to detail. Would definitely recommend the inn to anyone...a very relaxing experience. Dinner and breakfast also were great but I'll address those separately.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are happy that you enjoyed your room and all the amenities the Inn has to offer. We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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Guilderland, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Recently visited with a group of friends for the "Girls get-away weekend" during the spring off season. The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic.
The rooms and facility are elegant and meticulously maintained.
The common areas are comfortable and cozy. The entire staff goes out of their way to accomoate any requests and make you feel welcome. Rooms had beautiful views. The village is quaint with many shops and dining options. I woul make this an annual event.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are glad that you enjoyed your room, staff, views and the girls' getaway weekend this Spring! We hope we will have the pleasure of your return again soon!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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Ontario, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We traveled to Lake Placid to celebrate our college aged son's birthday with some winter outdoor activities. Mirror Lake was a tick above our normal travel digs, but this was a special occasion.
What a special place! The building is classic, and as such has a prime location in Lake Placid, itself a classic destination. Beautiful polished woodwork abounds. The library and adjoining common areas are all done in period adirondack furnishings with appropriate taxidermy gracing the room. It's easy to envision the Rockefellers and Carnegies basking in the warmth of the room's fireplaces.
The views over mirror lake are stunning.
Our room was in a newer part of the complex, but our balcony had that mirror lake view, and our accomodations were first rate. All perfectly maintained, clean and fresh. The room was spacious and quiet. Our building was connected to the main building via an elevated hallway, itself decorated in oriental style carpet and period furniture. No need to venture out into the weather.
If you did indeed venture out, as an example of their attention to detail, the exterior entrance stairway is heated to prevent snow and ice formation.
The reception staff were friendly, efficient and professional, somehow avoiding the snootiness that can sometimes infect employees of these upscale establishments. Even the maintenance staff was friendly and customer focused. Would definitely recommend this inn.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are glad that you were able to enjoy your son’s birthday with us! We also appreciate your comments about the staff, your room, common areas and the décor. We hope that you will have another opportunity to come back again soon!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Mirror Lake Inn has a classic feel that transports you back in time. Built as an estate in the 1920's, the property exudes elegance and traditional homeliness that makes for a perfect weekend getaway. We really enjoyed the common areas, especially the library with its cozy fireplace. Our room had a spectacular view of the lake and the snow-capped mountains - felt almost surreal seeing it first thing every morning. The service was great all around and everyone was more than happy to help with any questions or concerns. My only gripe (and the reason this isn't a 5-star review) was the somewhat worn condition of our Noonmark room. However, we plan to return here whenever we can.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are glad that you enjoyed your perfect weekend getaway. Just so you know we are currently involved in a renovation program that includes the Noonmark rooms. It is very exciting and we think you will be pleased with the results! We look forward to your return so that you can see it!

Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Loving off season, we had a wonderful trip to the Inn. Everyone was outstandingly friendly, the hotel is full of character and charm. Well cared for with everything you would need at your finger tips including vistas galore,comfy reading rooms, pool, spa and choices of three great restaurants. Tea time brought chocolate chip cookies, then a short walk to town.

Room Tip: Just ask for a view room, most have one.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and all the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund, General Manager
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
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Dix Hills, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Mirror Lake Inn is a uniquely shaped historical building on Lake Placid. The interior is decorated in a lodge theme. When we checked in there were serving tea. People were sitting by fireplaces, in the windowed room over looking the lake. Families were amused by the bear and animal heads that were mounted on the walls by the butterfly collections. The lobby area displayed its awards, which were interesting to me along with information on the town with its Olympic history and continued support of atheletes.Cheery, family and couple friendly. A short pleasant walk to town consisting of shoppes and restaurants that surrounded a frozen Lake Placid with dog sledding, if you so chose. Everyone was happy and chatting to each other in town. While we dined not in Mirror Lake Inn, the menu looked classicly good. We did have breakfast included with room. Service was great. View of lake seating. Omlette chef, hot buffet, fruit, lox, juice...if we wanted something that we didn't see, I'd ask and it was brought immediately. After breakfast, We did use the resorts pool and hot tub and enjoyed a couples massage on Sunday. In the locker rooms was male only/female only hot tubs, steam rooms and sauna. It was very clean and service was excellent. The massueses were professional and well trained. Our hotel room was clean, had a mini fridge and a view of the lake. The shower was hot and and big enough for two..rainwater head pressure excellent. Bed was dreamy!! I got a little lost walking from the room to the main building, although completely covered by walkways inside. Parking was complimentary with the room. I would love to go back to Mirror Lake Inn and Lake Placid and spend more time. Another spa day and I would make a huge effort to go down the bobsled run!

Room Tip: Lake or mountain view...your choice!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MLI, General Manager at Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for being our guest! We are happy that you enjoyed you’re your stay, the spa, service and breakfast! We look forward to your return!
Sincerely,
Carl Gronlund
General Manager
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Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Lake Placid
#2 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lake Placid
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 131
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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