My husband and I planned a getaway in the Adirondacks on our way to visit relatives. We have visited most of the lakes in the region but we had never spent the night at Long Lake. We booked the hotel rather hastily and we should have looked at a few more web sites and viewed this site before making our arrangements.
On the plus side, the hotel is centrally located across the road from a pretty lake view. The second floor veranda was lovely for a respite. The restaurants were also good with good food, and the bar is available if a guest wants to hang out.
But the room was small, about 12 feet by 12 feet, without AC, phone, hair dryer or TV. We should have known this because the web site offered shared bath rooms and private bath rooms, a clue that this is a 19th century functional property, lacking in modern comforts. We booked a room with private bath and the bathroom had been renovated so it was OK.
So if you want this kind of experience, this is fine for you, but I prefer a little more spacious room with a TV. (they did have internet but no desk or table!) Also at $120 a night, I found the price ridiculous for what I got, even if it is the peak season.
The room was noisy from street traffic and the veranda was right outside the bedroom window.
The property had a charm about it from olden days gone by, but it was in a state of disrepair. The veranda needed painting, both floor and ceiling, and the balcony spokes were loose in a couple places. The wall paper to the third floor was pealing. The lobby and restaurants were very nice.
In summary, if you know what you are getting and you are fine with it, then stay here. Otherwise, come for dinner but find an adequate and clean motel room.