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“Very Happy At Sara Placid” 5 of 5 stars
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445 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Washington, DC
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“Very Happy At Sara Placid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Sara Placid. Steve was very helpful in recommending local restaurants and a place to rent a canoe to explore the area.

The rooms are clean, large, and include a mini-fridge and a flat screen TV. Also had a table and chairs, as well as a separate comfy chair. Location is walking distance to numerous restaurants, tennis courts, canoe/kayaking outfitter. Lots of outdoor space for just sitting and reading.

Also, even though we booked for three days, Steve was kind enough to refund the last day when we needed to leave early to avoid driving through the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna. We really appreciated his flexibility and we can't wait to stay here again.

Stayed September 2008
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vernon, NY
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

A huge "thank you" to Steve for not always a wonderful stay at one of my favorite motels but for helping my husband and I out of a terrible situation. We originally were camping down the road at a state park and due to huge downpours our tent was submerged in water and leaking at 10 PM at night. We drove down the road to Steve's and found that he had a room available for us. Within a few minutes were had our key and were snug in our beds. The Sara Placid gets our vote for our number one pick whenever we are traveling to the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region and are looking for a motel that has everything we need - microwave ovens, coffee pots, refrigerators, LCD TV's and Cable TV, the cleanest rooms you have ever seen and the most comfortable beds. Please consider staying at the Sara Placid the next time you are in the area. We wouldn't stay anywhere else and we recommend the Sara Placid to ALL our family and friends! We look forward to seeing Steve and to our next stay at his wonderful place!

  • Liked — Everything! Cleanliness and comfortable beds.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

As a pilot, I am in hotels 20 days out of the month. I rarely review cause thats just too much work. This place stands out. The view and location are great. I stayed in a fully equiped fishing cottage and tried out the roadside motel part on my last day. The owner went well out of his way to make us comfortable. Everything is clean and comfortable. He even let us use a couple of his Kayaks on the room. Restaurants and groceries nearby. A very neighborly feel about the whole deal.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

A private (not chain) motel with comfortable beds, sizable rooms, quiet, next to a restaurant that provides breakfast and lunch. The owner, Steve, takes an avid interest in his guests comfort.

We would not hesitate to return.

  • Liked — Personal touch
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Toronto
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

I wish to extend our grateful thanks to Steve, the owner of the Sara-Placid Motor Inn. Not only did he provide immaculate, spacious, reasonably-priced accommodations for us , he lent us his own tools and workshop to try to fix the broken Harley which had stranded us in Saranac Lake. We stayed for two nights with Steve's gracious hospitality until a tow-truck arrived. The 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom condo units we used were spotless and had quiet country views. We'd recommend this place to anyone - and have!!!

  • Stayed September 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

Our stay in the jacuzzi suite at the Sara-Placid was very enjoyable. The room was very clean, cozy and spacious. The jacuzzi was a perfect compliment to the suite. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds ever! Overall a great place to stay and highly recommended!!

Stayed September 2007
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Potsdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2007

This was the fifth property we have stayed at in Saranac Lake, NY in the last ten years and definitely the best of them. The room was spotlessly clean, had a very comfortable bed, and came equiped with a microwave and frige. The gounds are very pleasant and well cared for. The atmosphere was quiet and restful. There are several restaurants within a short walk and a very nice breakfast place, McKensie's, next door.

Stayed August 2007
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Additional Information about Sara-Placid Motor Inn

Address: 445 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful lake/mountain setting. Motel rooms, kitchenettes, housekeeping apartments, suites with private bedrooms, Jacuzzi Suite, bed and breakfast type accommodations and three lakefront cottages. ... more   less 
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Sara-Placid Motor Hotel Saranac Lake

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