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2187 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1182
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Placid
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Adirondack ambience surrounds you in our picturesque Inn & Cottages on Placid Lake, with magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain. We are a short walk to Main St. All accommodations are newly renovated, immaculately clean, and have our staff's attention to detail. Our family prides itself with giving each and every visitor the personal service you are looking for and deserve. All units come with full bath, hair dryer, 32" flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi & local calls, use of our canoes, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor pool (seasonal). We offer numerous year-round packages, to make your perfect day. Please note: We are not a B&B.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor pool
Canoeing offsite
Picnic area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Simon wrote a review Oct 14
Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
Location is excellent with minutes to all scenic areas, restaurants, shops and so on. You can also enjoy boating in Lake Placid along with hiking in nearby Indian Lake. Along the route 3 and 86 it is exceptional beautiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Book the entire house
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Ed D wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favorite Review
Love this hotel! Its nice to stay in a locally owned hotel and not a chain for a change. Very quaint outside, newly refurbished inside. Great location, just outside downtown so more peaceful. Close to several good restaurants. Wish we had more time to try out their boats, beautiful place to go kayaking!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Emma Hanrahan, Owner at Placid Bay Hotel
Responded Aug 3, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you return soon ! If you need any help with future bookings don't hesitate to reach out. Until next time, Emma
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lac12342015 wrote a review Oct 8
Oviedo, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
Emma was amazing from my initial reservation to arriving at property. Spectacular view from any room of the lake along with free use of kayaks, canoes and life jackets. Lots of lake wildlife:) We were lucky to stay in Country Cabin and it was a treat with gas fireplace and full kitchen. Would highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Kim B wrote a review Oct 2
8 contributions
It rained after I arrived Wednesday evening. But rewarded with a spectacular rainbow!!! Ducks a plenty swimming and chatting each time I went out to sit by the water. Coffee on a misty mountain morning was HEAVEN waterside… I actually just spoke with Emma to reserve again for this coming week again! She was so very kind and thoughtful, met my needs and questions readily even when I realized I hadn’t been as clear as I should have been! It’s a perfect location as it’s not in town but still walkable to restaurants and easy to get to Saranac (I’m chasing my 6er goal!) This will for certain be my go to anytime I come up to LP!! Loved it! 10 stars!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Emma Hanrahan, Owner at Placid Bay Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Kim! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! I was so excited that you called to book another reservation with us so soon, we are more than happy to welcome you back anytime you want to cross another peak off your 46er list! If you ever need help with future reservations, don't hesitate to call me directly at the hotel!
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Justin F wrote a review Oct 1
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just had to leave a review noting the great customer service we received. My girlfriend and I had to cancel our trip last minute and rather than charging us the full amount Emma offered to switch our reservation for a different weekend. We are now coming back in a few months and have been upgraded free of charge! Its this customer service that will make me come back again and again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Emma Hanrahan, Owner at Placid Bay Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for leaving such a great review! I am happy we were able to figure something out so you guys can still come for a visit! We look forward to seeing you both, if you need anything prior to your arrival just give me a call at the hotel and I'd be happy to help!
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$119 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Placid Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Placid Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mirror Lake (0.6 miles), Saratoga Olive Oil Company (0.5 miles), and Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Placid Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Placid Bay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Placid Bay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Placid Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The View Restaurant, Redneck Bistro, BBQ & Grill, and Emma's Lake Placid Creamery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Placid Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Placid Bay Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting John Brown Farm State Historic Site (2.6 miles).
Does Placid Bay Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Placid Bay Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.