My husband had an art show in Lake Placid, so I went online and ended up (blindly, because it was one of the bidding sites) getting this place across the street from his show at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. We were only going to stay for three nights, but extended our stay one more night. I love the neighborhood; it's a vibrant community with an arts center, several restaurants, and a health food store (Green Goddess) close by.
I also LOVE the location in general. You're high up the side of a hill, next to a lake, with free paddle boats/canoes/kayaks. I cannot emphasize enough how much I enjoyed paddle boating with my husband (tips: check the weather report before you go out, watch for rain, and bring sunscreen and drinking water)! Our room was one of the front-facing rooms, with a sliding glass/screen door, little deck, and two chairs. The mountain breeze coming in the room was so healing and restful.
We're vegetarians, but we made do with oatmeal, mixed berries, watermelon slices, and orange/cranberry juice on the breakfast bar.
The room was just okay. Without the screen door open to let in fresh breeze, the room would have been very musty for us. One of the beds was a little itchy. We brought a sleeping bag in case of something like this, we've traveled a lot and are used to dealing with budget hotels, and so we had tea tree oil (kills mites) ready to go. The staff was so eager to help us (especially the housekeeping staff) that it made up for any failings in the room, however.
Amenities: The mini-fridge has a little freezer compartment; it's not a tiny cube. There's also a microwave, coffee maker, and hair dryer. We tried the jacuzzi after taking a swim in the lake. We much preferred the lake water over the chlorinated water, but that's just us! The kids staying at the hotel seemed to love the pool.
I always have to use my phone wifi when I'm traveling. Don't expect high speeds on the hotel wifi. That's pretty normal, though. I can't remember the last time I had a great connection in a hotel.
Summary: it's kind of a basic hotel, sure. It just is what it is. But the lake and fresh mountain air are very big pluses for us. We had very good experiences with all the staff, too. Five stars for location and service. We're all adults here: you get what you pay for! If you want a perfect hotel in the high season in Lake Placid, you'll pay 3-4 times what we did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An unbeatable destination for skiing adventures, golf getaways, Olympic experiences and other outdoor pursuits, Comfort Inn on Lake Placid offers affordable and comfortable lodgings on the shores of Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Just minutes from the world-famous ski destination, Whiteface Mountain, this hotel is ideal for families, groups and even solo adventurers.The Comfort Inn on Lake Placid features deluxe full hot breakfast served daily, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a year-round indoor heated pool and hot tub. For groups and meetings, our hotel also boasts versatile meeting/banquet space for up to 350 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Comfort Inn Lake Placid Ny
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