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Sara-Placid Motor Inn

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445 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Averill Park, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This certainly is not a fancy place, but the room was clean, beds comfortable, free Wifi and HBO made it a nice, inexpensive place. I managed to get a room for around $110 a night, but based on the clerk's response at the front desk, I think this was an unusually low price.

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Rosendale, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent three nights at this motel. This is no frills but met all my expectations, including my budget. The room was clean, the people were friendly & helpful, and I slept better than I usually do at home. I will plan to stay here again when I return.

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed two nights at Saranac Lake, and hiked Ampersand Mountain. The motel is very lovely, with a very 70's style, complete with the Vintage Chevrolet Bel-Air that one of the other guests had parked in front of their unit! We must have been the first customers of the season in our room, because it had a very strong smell... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Picture your grandparents' home with a jacuzzi and a view of the lake and you've got an idea of Room 12. The property is scrupulously clean, there is plenty of hot water and parking is right beside the rooms. Our room had a very comfortable bed with a large screen high definition tv with more channels than you could ever... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Sara-Placid Jacuzzi Suite. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and for all your comments. Hope to see you again in the future. Steve & Linda More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I really liked the room. It was clean , the carpet was really clean , it had a runner on the carpet and TWO (2) Tiffany lamps ! Quite stunning and delightfully over the top .It was also a very large room , not the usual small room. I would definitely stay here again.

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Thank Todd D
SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Todd for your nice review. Steve and Linda. More 

Alabama
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101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was very pleased with the motel. I could have stayed at a more expensive and newer hotel but I prefer to support local businesses rather than chains. Great location with parking at your door. Had glass screened/storm door so you could leave main door open and still have light. Small motel in quiet location and pond at parking lot.... More 

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Thank MountainsLover192
SaraPlacidMotorInn, Manager at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of giving us a positive review. We appreciate it very much. We had just installed those beautiful screen doors in the rooms in the front and are so happy to hear you like them. After reading your review we have decided to add them to the suites in the back also. Thank you for... More 

Syracuse, New York
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We just returned from two nights at the Sara Placid Motel. We always request room 11 and it was very comfortable and clean. We go to Saranac to hike, etc., every year and always stay here. In fact, we plan on going up again in another few weeks to do some hiking. Would not hesitate to stay there! Great location,... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Manager at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

It was very nice to read your review. We appreciate your choosing the Sara Placid Motor Inn each time you come to the Adirondacks to hike and vacation. We look forward to seeing your again in the near future. We appreciate all your kind and considerate words about the Motel and the Owner. Thanks again. Linda Hilbert, Manager More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We've stayed here twice now. It's a pleasant and reliable stopover (or home base for hiking/fishing/exploring) place, the room we had (#6) spacious and clean, service gracious and personal. Negative review seems bizarre--in no way like our experience. I just booked a room for this week--absolutely recommend. We've never had an issue, but assume if we did it would be... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Manager at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear that your stay was comfortable and relaxing and the accommodations were to your liking. We look forward to seeing your again at the Sara Placid Motor Inn in the near future. Thanks again for taking the time to write us a nice review, Linda Hilbert,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What has happened to the hotels in and around Lake Placid and Saranac lake NY? We have recently been doing some extensive hiking/mountain climbing around the region and have had several bad experiences with the hotels there. Our last stay was at the Sara Placid hotel in Saranac Lake NY. We were given room number 11 and after we left... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

First of all we would to note that we DO TAKE PRIDE in our Motel and would like to address all the issues stated in this reply in the order as they were stated. First, all our rooms are not musty and moldy smelling. They are professionally cleaned daily and always smell very clean and fresh, All of our staff... More 

Solvay, New York
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The owner was such a nice man, thus I'm sorry that I have to disagree with all the excellent and very good reviews. I chose the motel based on the reviews (which were mostly very good!) and there was little else available (high season). The exterior looks nice, but rooms are very dated/worn and are need of repair and maintenance.... More 

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Manager at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very sorry that you feel that way about the interior of the rooms. We would like you to know that we take the highest pride in making sure our rooms are clean, updated with new beds, TV's, carpeting, Tiffany lights, etc. We are always upgrading our rooms in the best way possible in order for our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Sara-Placid Motor Inn

Address: 445 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range: $68 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Sara-Placid Motor Hotel Saranac Lake
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