This was our second stay at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid. We needed to make reservations that were at least partially cancellable, difficult to come by during peak times, so we reserved what is called a Family Suite for me, my wife and our teenage daughter.
The hotel itself is well located and is fairly generic 3 star stuff. It is reasonably clean and bright, has one very nice public space called the Great Room. The desk staff is pleasant.
As for the room, it is in no way, shape or form a suite. It’s sort of like having 2 connecting rooms except with a shared bathroom and mini-fridge/microwave/coffee maker. You enter through a standard sized room with 2 double beds and no window, then pass through the bathroom/fridge area to a small room with a king bed with a small round table and 2 chairs stuffed in the corner. No shared space. Not much space at all, actually.
The king room has a sliding glass door out to a small balcony with a fantastic view of the lakes and Whiteface Mountain. There’s a door between the two rooms, dividing the king room off from the small but functional bathroom. Aside from its miniscule size, my only complaint about the bathroom is that it features the most inconvenient placement of a toilet paper holder I’ve seen. It’s attached to the wall next to the tank, meaning that you have to reach way behind and to the side to get to the paper.
The beds are fine. The fridge neither spoiled not froze anything. The coffeemaker was a joke. Nothing coffee-like could be coaxed from it. They do have free coffee in the lobby for as long as they’re serving breakfast. We didn’t eat in the restaurant or use the pool, which looked nice and was busy all day.
Our biggest pet peeve is with the noise level. Some, if not all, of the Family “Suites” are located near and elevator that rings loudly when the car arrives. The room doors are that infuriating hotel kind that slams loudly by itself and possesses no sound absorbing qualities. It’s no wonder they give you a little amenities bag with earplugs in it when you check in.
Overall, this hotel is a good price/value choice in Lake Placid, but it wouldn’t be our first choice in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Center of village, overlooking lake, adjacent to Olympic Center. Family owned & operated. Quality & Meetings Service Excellence award winner. Highlights: 245 guest rooms and suites, many with Jacuzzis & fireplaces, 45 holes championship golf, 6 tennis courts, indoor pool & whirlpool, fitness room, extensive meeting space, private beach with paddle & row boats at the Lake Placid Club. Restaurants: MacKenzie's, Great Room Lobby & Bar, The Lake Placid Club Golf House, (year round weddings/special events, and seasonal for lunch) and The Lake Placid Club Boathouse. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Resort And Golf Club Lake Placid
- Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid Hotel Lake Placid
- Lake Placid Crowne Plaza