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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Lake Placid
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New York
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“Adirondacks”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

A superb location on Mirror Lake in the best town of the Adirondacks. Friendly helpful staff. The room was perfect overlooking the lake. Walk to everything Lake Placid has to offer. Close to hiking, fishing, skiing and canoeing locations. A great value.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the house. Ground floor rooms are mere steps from the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Nice amenities. Cramped parking but that is understandable. Good location for walking all over town. I would stay there again. Bed was comfortable and room was adequate. A little pricey...but that was understandable considering the location.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is our 3rd visit to Golden Arrow. It is in a perfect spot - close to Whiteface (for skiing) and close to Rt 73 for various hiking trails. Man-made sandy beach with free kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats is another attraction. Mirror Lake is great for swimming and the hotel even has a cordoned-off area for kids to swim. The staff keeps the beach clean and it is pleasant to be there.

The rooms are spacious enough and they keep updating them (at least, this is what I have noticed between visits). We like rooms with a small balcony facing the lake. We kept balcony door open to get fresh cool air at night (they have a/c but we have not used it). Beds are comfortable, bathroom is functional. They have a mini-frig - another convenient feature. Yes, hallway carpets may be worn-out in spots but I don't think it matters. Staff is friendly and accommodating. They do little things (late checkout if possible) to make stay pleasant.

I have stayed in several places in Lake Placid and Golden Arrow definitely provides the best value and proper comfort for active outdoor vacation.

Room Tip: Pick rooms on higher floors facing lake
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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GenerationsLP, Public Relations Manager at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and your continual support of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. Our staff works very hard so it is always good to hear that our hard work is paying off.

You'll be happy to know that we have just replaced the hallway carpeting on the second floor north wing and are continuing down the hall and to other floors.

Again, thank you for your all of your comments and we can't wait to see you for your next vacation!
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Nice location on the edge of town right on the shores of the lake (yeah ok, the name is bit of a giveaway). Room was spacious but also in need of a refurbishment, still comfortable though. Very much liked the fact that there were kayaks and peddle boats available at the back of the hotel free to use for residents. The door to our room was mis-aligned making it impossible to close it without actually shouldering into it with a lot of weight, when we told the staff they were very helpfull and got it sorted on the same day.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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GenerationsLP, Public Relations Manager at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary paddle boats and kayaks during your stay. We try to provide our customers with the best tools possible to experience the beautiful Mirror Lake so I'm glad you took advantage of them. It was also good to hear that our staff dealt with your door issues as efficiently as possible.

We are constantly in the process of re-furbishing our resort. Right now we have many projects under way. For example, we are re-insulating parts of our roof, replacing hallway carpeting, replacing furniture and changing the carpet in rooms one floor at a time, and renovating and expanding our white sand beach.

I'm sure that the next time you stay with us you will notice many refurbishments as we strive toward total comfort and sustainability. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you back at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort soon, but until then we wish you safe and pleasant travels.
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Summerville, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Golden Arrow resort is smack in the middle of Main St. in Lake Placid. Everything is town is a short walk away so you never need to deal with town parking. The resort has so many amenities we didn't have time to use them all: kayaks, paddle boats, a beach with a swimming area, an indoor pool and hot tub, a restaurant and bar, etc. We brought our dog and while the $50 per room charge was high it evened out over three nights. We were intentionally put in a room near the lobby so the dog walking was convenient. We left our phone number with the front desk when we went out and they were perfectly fine with the dog crated in our room. A huge perk to me was the effort the hotel went to in regards to recycling and limiting waste. We had a bag in our room to place our recyclable in and the in-room coffee cups were ceramic, while the bathroom cups were glass. I would recommend this property and will happily stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burlington
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

lakeside with free use of paddle boats,canoes and row boats-great location in the midst of everything.If you are a couple choose Crown Plaza just a short walk away-much newer and less crowded with kids-free shuttle buses run throughout Lake Placid and all the shops close to each other

Room Tip: choose lakeside room on first floor for easy access to small beach area on Mirror Lake-
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lehigh valley, Pa
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Check in was quick and people were very friendly. Walked into our room and noticed the floor was not vacuumed thoroughly. The bathroom floor was skipped altogether as there was four disgusting pieces of garbage and hair on the bathroom floor. Called housekeeping and they came within the hour and cleaned it up. View from balcony of the lake and mountains was incredible. This place is great for kids because of the beach and paddle boats/kayaks. It keeps them very busy. They do need to find a way to keep the sand from being tracked in to the hotels hallways. The sand is everywhere and not everyone uses the outdoor shower to wash off feet. Like some other reviewers have said, some carpet needs cleaned or replaced. Looks kinda cruddy. We liked it here because we could walk right downstairs to the beach. I think it is a little pricey, but what isn't pricey in Lake Placid.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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GenerationsLP, Public Relations Manager at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. As you said, the Golden Arrow is a great place to bring your whole family. Not only do we offer a white sand beach with complimentary kayaks and paddle boats to keep children busy during the day, but we also have a "Kids Night Inn" babysitting Program for when parents want to enjoy a night on the town.

I apologize that your room was not fully cleaned when you arrived. We do have a room inspector that attempts to go through every room before check-in time but sometimes with the large amount of check-ins we have on a daily basis it is difficult for her to finish them all in time. I'm happy to find out that the problem was taken care of within the hour, but again, apologize that it wasn't in perfect condition upon your arrival.

It is an on going battle to try to keep sand on the beach and out of our hallways. We hope that guests will take advantage of the out door showers to wash off their feet. Our housekeeping staff try to remove sand when they can, but getting the guest rooms clean is their number one priority. We are constantly improving and updating the resort and are currently in the process of changing the carpet in the hallways and in some of the guest rooms.

At the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort we offer many different kinds of rooms at many different price points, all competitive with the other hotels and resorts in the area.

I thank you for choosing us for your stay in Lake Placid and hope that you will visit us again soon. Until next time, safe and happy travels!
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Property: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Address: 2559 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305 (Formerly Golden Arrow Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
#4 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
#7 Business Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“The Only thing we Overlook is the Lake.” Surrender yourself to the untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the United States to receive the Audubon’s Society highest Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and a place to thrill yourself, just moments from the famed Olympic Village at the heart of Lake Placid, New York. We are proud to offer Deluxe Accommodations as well as over 20 different kinds of suites and specialty rooms. All of our rooms are 100% smoke free, our lake front rooms above ground level have private balconies, and the ground level rooms have large glass doors leading out to a patio. Don’t forget your pup because we are a Pet Friendly resort. The Golden Arrow has an indoor pool, steam bath, two whirlpool hot tubs, and sauna. There is also a private white sand beach that is the perfect place to take in a magnificent panorama of the Adirondack Mountains. In the summer there are complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats available, we also have an authentic Italian Gondola that can be taken out for a minimal charge. In the winter you can ski, skate, and even take a dog sled ride on Mirror Lake right out our back door. ... more   less 
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