This hotel is truly awful. It is dirty and worn. The pictures are misleading. It is in desperate need of renovation. Management clearly has low standards for maintenance and cleanliness. I am shocked that there are any positive reviews. The Lake House had filthy corridors and our bath had toothpaste splatter on the walls. The drapes were soiled and damaged and would not close. The main resort is is terrible repair. The balconies are cracked and moldy. This property is in terrible repair.
The lake and mountain views are the best feature and, on their own, make this a worthwhile place to stay. Plus, being at the low-traffic end of the commercial strip provides the perfect combination of exercise, quiet and access. Our only complaints are the fact that sounds from adjacent rooms are clearly audible and the unannounced construction activity on 4 or 5 rooms on Sunday and Monday. We’ll definitely go back, though.
We stayed here for two nights last week while we were skiing Whiteface, like we did last year. Last year we opted to stay in the main hotel, and had a great time. Lovely rooms, large bathrooms, great ambiance. This year, wanting to try something new (same price point per night), we gave Lake House a try. I enjoyed the first room we got put in on the 3rd floor, but my boyfriend really wanted a balcony, so we got switched from a king room to a double queen room. Unfortunately the TV was not working while we were there, but we had our laptops so it was okay. The hotel offered to send someone over, but we preferred to not have anyone in our room during our stay. The bathrooms in this part of the hotel were much smaller and tighter than those in the main hotel. The toilet was on an odd angle, and looked a lot like a public toilet. It did the job for us, since we were really on there to sleep, but if you are going to have a romantic getaway or to just relax, I would not recommend. Additionally, it felt very fratty, so I would imagine a family would likely not be too happy here. Especially interesting during a pandemic. there were a bunch of young adults, my age (24) or younger, drinking and playing beer pong in the main lobby/lounge of the Lake House. They were probably a group of 8-12 people, and were talking very loudly, walking up and down the hallways until maybe 11. For me, it was not a big deal, but for a family this might be. I have read previous reviews too that indicate this is not exactly a 1 time occurrence. The location is great, being that it is right on Main Street, and has free parking for hotel guests by the entrances. We had a great view of Mirror Lake from our room, and a lovely balcony to get fresh air on. The beds were comfortable, and there was plenty of space in the room to lay out of ski gear for the evening. Would I come back again? To High Peaks Resort - yes, absolutely. To stay in Lake House specifically? No, not with all the other options I can choose from.…
We had a marvelous 3 days mid week in Lake Placid at the Lake House. More or less having the place to ourselves the spa was excellent after walks around mirror lake and a scramble up cobble hill! Ideally positioned for delicious Jim’s coffee at the New Leaf and superb dinners at Jimmy’s!
We decided on lake placid because we wanted to stay in state. Loved the Lake House! We are a family of 4, traveled with our 2 15 yo daughters. We didn’t spend a ton of time in our room but the size worked for what we needed. We understand we didn’t get to experience all the hotel had to offer because of COVID-19. Many things were not offered or abbreviated due to guidelines and social distancing. That being said we felt comfortable with the measures taken. We did enjoy the beach and complimentary water sports. Really loved the close proximity to the town. We walked everywhere! Hope to get back to experience the Lake House resort and town to its fullest in the Virus free future!