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“Best choice in town” 5 of 5 stars
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487 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Bradford, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best choice in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2007

We were passing through Saranac Lake on a business trip. It's a very scenic town with the Adirondack Mts. and lakes as the setting. We chose to stay at this Best Western because it was the best looking motel in the town, and a local business contact recommended it. I had researched the local motels online before our trip and had noticed the AAA rate on the internet showed $89.10/night. When we checked in, they tried to give us a room at a higher rate. We questioned about the internet rate, and they claimed there was only one room left at that rate. Hmm, I think they were trying to cheat us on that one. However, the room was very nice. It was quiet and comfortable. We had a nice Italian dinner at a local restaurant that evening and then took a drive to Lake Placid, which was only about 15 mins. away. The hotel has a nice little restaurant next door that serves breakfast and lunch. There were wooden glider swings set up around the small lake so that you could relax and take in the scenery. There is ample parking and friendly staff. We plan to stay here again next week when we go up to visit the Blue Mountain Museum. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — The scenic location was beautiful
  • Disliked — They tried to get us into a higher priced room when we already knew they had lower rates
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2006

On arriving at this motel we were pleasantly suprised at the location, cleanliness and general good standard. The property is located about 8 miles from Lake Placid but similar motels were double the price in LP. The motel has an indoor pool, very pleasant reception area, friendly staff and best of all it has several other entrances adjacent to the car park which can be opened only with a room key which saves dragging luggage through the main front doors.

Even though it is located on a main road we had no disturbance from traffic noise, maybe because our room was at the rear of the property. There is a small restaurant located next to the premises which serves excellent breakfasts and lunches at very reasonable prices, open 6am to 2pm.

We intend to return to the area sometime and will have no hesitation in using this motel again.

  • Liked — Very Clean Room.
  • Stayed September 2006, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2006

Average. Yes good staff and they do what they can to keep it clean, but dated hotel. Hotel is a bit of a distance from the action in Lake Placid, not much to do in Saranac. Better off staying in Lake Placid. But once again nice helpful staff.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

We stayed at this hotel with our hockey team for a fun weekend with the kids. We had a great time and the staff at the Mountain Lake hotel were fantastic. Easy to communicate with and very accommodating. If we visit the area again, we will stay at this hotel again for sure. Thanks to the staff.
The attached photo is the view out the back door of the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2005

We checked into this motel in desperation after the other accommodation we'd booked ahead turned out to be shabby and dirty (more on this at a later date). The management was sympathetic, friendly, helpful and very informative about the area, more like an innkeeper than a motel desk manager. This is average, basic motel, but very clean, modern and comfortable. One small issue; couldn't rent a fridge for the room, they don't have them. There's some traffic noise, but not overwhelming, and not late at night during sleep hours.

For those on a budget, this is the best pick, maybe the only pick in this town.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 487 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Number of rooms: 69
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