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“Delightful stay...hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
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248 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delightful stay...hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Fred and Susan made my family of four extremely welcome. Great location, wonderfully clean.
Exactly how a motel should be run...for English travellers this is exactly as we picture American motels, with the added reassurance of cleanliness and friendliness.
Right on the lake so children took the motels /kayaks each morning and evening and swam right from the deck.
Coffee and tea/muffins all a wonderful touch from the two hosts.
Forgot to mention the two wonderful spaniels who greet you when you arrive:)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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muellercapital, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for the kind review...hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation, and best of luck to the children heading back to school!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Penfield, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

First time to the Adirondacks and we stayed here based on a recommendation from someone who lives in the area. We stayed in the upper half of "the cottages" for 6 nights. Two adults and two teenagers.

The vacation was just what we wanted. The cottage had everything we needed to be comfortable. I was able to dock my boat at no addition cost and Fred (owner) was helpful with tips on fishing and navigating the surrounding waters. The place in very clean and any questions or problems are quickly addressed. The no-cost use of kayaks, paddle boats, and canoes is also a nice bonus.

Proof of satisfaction.... We are trying to schedule our visit next summer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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muellercapital, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thank you for choosing us to headquarter your Adirondack vacation; and we really appreciate the positive feedback.
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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Just got back from staying in this hotel, such nice owners, AWESOME location, clean rooms, friendly staff, just all around a great place to stay. They offer canoes and kayaks to guests to use right on the lake in front of the motel...I would definitely come back again! The Keurig machine for morning coffee and homemade muffins were a great addition.

Room Tip: Any room is great, the rooms at the end of the hotel (suits) have a lake view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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muellercapital, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
It makes us so happy to see families having a great time together. Thank you for your kind review.
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michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Clean, comfortable, charming and centrally located motel. We absolutely loved it-- nice firm mattress, spic and spam room, with updated bathroom and tv. The property is well kept and the canoes, kayak and paddle boat on Lake Flower was so enjoyable as was the little beach. We especially appreciated having our dog stay and the fact that there was no sign of dog mess or smell anywhere. The hosts are fantastic, friendly without being intrusive and they had helpful perfect suggestions for the area. Such a relaxing lovely getaway...even just for a night it felt like a vacation. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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muellercapital, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Your comments are greatly appreciated and we are happy you enjoyed your visit.
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Henniker, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was our second stay at the Adirondack Motel. As with our first stay, we had a spotless rooms, found Fred and Sue to be terrific hosts and the spot on the lake is a huge plus! The coffee and warm, fresh muffins are a wonderful touch - the raspberry/chocolate chip is a favorite. We also appreciate that they are dog friendly and we enjoyed meeting Jack and Daisey. Fred and Sue are very knowledgeable about the community and were helpful in making recommendations. Would highly recommend the Adirondack Motel to all - we plan to return.

Room Tip: Motels rooms are nice appointed. If you cans, stay in one of the end suites as you get to be right...
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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muellercapital, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
We are so glad that you found everything to your satisfaction and thank you for your kind review.
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Manchester
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The price, good condition and clean, comfortable room make this a good place to stay. Even more is the Lakeside location, which offered a great place to sit and have an afternoon cocktail! The owners were welcoming and helpful in suggesting restaurants. All in, this is a keeper.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
Loved your Ducati. Glat you liked it here and the review.
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Adirondack Motel. Our hosts, Fred and Susan, were very friendly, as were their dogs, Jack and Daisy. Fred and Susan provided us with very helpful information about hiking and restaurants in the area. We stayed in one of the boathouse efficiencies, which was clean and spacious. The complementary coffee and muffins in the morning were nice touches, as were the free kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals, although we didn't get a chance to use them this time. But we will be back to the Adirondack Motel sometime soon!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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, Owner at Adirondack Motel, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
We are delighted you enjoyed your Adirondack Motel visit, and thank you for all your kind comments.
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Additional Information about Adirondack Motel

Address: 248 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of everything Adirondack. Fish, ski, hike, paddle, swim or just relax. At the edge of Saranac Lake and only 7 miles from Lake Placid. Motel rooms, lakefront Boathouse efficiencies and large Cottage suites. Motor boat rentals available. Free moorage for your boat. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Adirondack Motel Saranac Lake
Adirondack Hotel Saranac Lake

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