This place, which appears to have been recently re-modeled and freshened up, is in a great location in the center of North Creek. There are good places to eat just steps away. It has the attractive 'Adirondack' motif with lots of wood and everything seemingly made from trees and branches...as you can see in the photos. It is very clean-looking. The exception was the stained carpeting near the entrance of the room, but I guess that is the price you pay with an outdoor entrance motor-motel type of layout. They have a keyless entry system with a code, which is convenient. The shower worked well, and the bed was comfortable, despite the generic motel-type sheets and blankets.
The major issues with this place, and for me they are significant, were the 'too noisy to use' air conditioning unit and the terrible cable TV service. With the latter, which the manager claimed to be a system-wide problem, there was so much static and wavy lines rolling through the screen that it almost became unwatchable. As far as the malfunctioning AC, the vibrations and associated noise were terrible. I left two notes on the desk in their usually empty office about it. Finally, on our last night, the manager called to say a technician had come to address it. Well, maybe he did, but the problem continued for the duration of our stay.
There were other minor housekeeping issues...sheets that didn't seems to want to stay on the bed and stained towels. There was also a dirty sock in the corner of the room that was leftover from a previous guest.
Bottom line for me....I wouldn't stay here again. It is expensive for what is essentially a freshened up motel with few services. Now, I did get a weekday 'buy two nights/get one free' special. Otherwise, I'd be feeling even worse about my stay at this place. More importantly, when I'm a lodging guest, no matter what kind of place I'm in, I need to know that some of the essentials, i.e. AC and TV service, are going to be there and working well. Based on my experience, I have little confidence in that being the case with the Alpine Lodge. I don't want to deal with problems on my vacation. I think they should get the essentials working reliably before worrying about outfitting every room with toilet-paper holders made out of tree branches.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alpine Lodge is the newest and one of the most unique lodging facilities in the beautiful Gore Mountain region in Northern New York State. A wonderful example of the Adirondack Great Camp style, The Alpine Lodge is located in the charming small town of North Creek in the midst of the beautiful and scenic Adirondack Mountains. Convenient down-town location; walk to restaurants, grocery, and shopping- perfect for après-ski! Just a 5 minute drive to Gore Mountain. The Alpine Lodge is located within a short drive of numerous year-round activities. Each guest room in the Lodge is small and cozy, and features a television with dvd player, CD player, WiFi, specially designed furnishings, and private bathroom with stall shower. Some rooms boast a gas woodstove and/or Jacuzzis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Alpine Hotel North Creek
- Alpine Hotel North Creek