In mid-Jan, several friends and I stayed here for a destination wedding. The location could not be more perfect, and the layout is very convenient for lugging belongings and skis in and out of the rooms. The only downside is the strange sliding doors into the bathrooms.
The doors latch loosely and are glass on the top third, frosted glass on the middle third, and wood on the lower third. The see-thoroughness of the doors did not bother us nearly as much as the fact that, when open, they slide directly in front of the closet door. If one person is in the bathroom with the door slid shut, and someone else opens the closet door, the bathroom door is effectively "locked" in place......with no way to get out of the bathroom. In turn when the bathroom door is open, the closet cannot be accessed.
Everything else about this hotel is wonderful. The beds are comfy, the rooms and lobby immaculately clean, the staff extremely friendly, and the views across Mirror Lake are spectacular. Formerly a Hilton, High Peaks is now family-owned and operated, and they recently did a full renovation. I can only guess they got bad advice on the bathroom door design, as there is plenty of room inside the immense bathrooms for a standard door that opens inward.
Other amenities include free WiFi, indoor and outdoor heated pools, a Jacuzzi big enough to fit 30 people, fitness center, business center, meeting rooms, and on site restaurant with 24-hour room service. Everything in town is walking distance, and the free town shuttle stops right in front of the hotel. Several times a day, the shuttle will take you up to Whiteface Mountain and drop you off right in front of the lifts.....a real bonus to staying here. In the summer, the hotel offers free kayaks and paddleboats on the lake. In the winter, mushing and ice skating are a 2-minute walk away.
This place has it all, and as soon as they get those crazy bathroom doors changed out, we'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the shores of Mirror Lake and conveniently located on Main Street, High Peaks Resort is a modern Adirondack retreat. Guests enjoy magnificent views & direct access to all the opportunities the High Peaks region has to offer, not to mention a rejuvenating full-service spa and unique dining options including the world-famous Dancing Bears Restaurant, Lake Placid's Celebration Destination and Outdoors at Dancing Bears, which boasts Lake Placid's most stunning outdoor patio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- High Peaks Hotel Lake Placid
- High Peaks Lake Placid