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“First Visit to Saranac Lake”

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Sara-Placid Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
JULIETTE
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“First Visit to Saranac Lake”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were visiting relatives and seeing the sites at Lake Placid. The owner gave us an upgrade on our room since there were three of us traveling together. We felt very welcome, the room and accommodations were good and it was convenient to a restaurant next door. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a large room with a small kitchenette on the back side with plenty of parking.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Sara-Placid. We look forward to reading all reviews. Hope to see you again in the near future. Steve/Owner
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Poughkeepsie
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Clean, comfortable and relaxing. Close enough to Saranac to walk to town. About 8 miles to Lake Placid. Owner is very nice. Reasonable prices. Restaurant's with in walking distant. Over looks Lake Flower. Boat launch just down the road.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for providing a review and all of your positive comments. Hope to have your family stay again in the near future. Steve
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We felt fortunate to receive a very personable service from the owner Steve. We had 3 small children and were coming late Friday night. Steve stayed up waiting for us and also very thoughtfully heated up the cottage for us. You could not ask for more.
truly excellent service.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Martin M
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you Martin for your review and comments. We hope to have your family as our guest in the near. Steve/Owner
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Andover, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I've stayed at the Sara-Placid Motor Inn on three or four occasions including my latest stay: four nights in late September, 2013. The rooms are very nice, always clean and in excellent condition. The prices are reasonable, and Steve (the owner) is very helpful with directions, suggestions, and general knowledge of the Saranac Lake area. The location on Lake Flower Avenue is excellent: pretty views and sunsets over Lake Flower (which is directly across the street), convenient to town, restaurants, Mt. Baker, the Saranac Lakes, and ten minutes to Lake Placid. A big plus for me was that Steve offered the use of one of his kayaks, and I was able to paddle for about four hours on several of the lakes in the area. The Sara-Placid has been a great find and I always look forward to returning there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you as our guest again. Steve/Owner
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Jasper, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My father in law stayed at the Sara-Placid every fall, and was very pleased with it. This was our first time staying in a room there, and we will be back. Very comfortable, good customer service. Thanks!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
It was nice visiting with you. Hope to visit again in the near future. Thanks for the review. Steve
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Cornwall, Canada
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very pleasant owner(Steve) and very clean and quiet room. Good rates and beautiful scenery. I would go back if I'm in the area. Close to restaurant and stores. Saranac Lake is a beautiful town to visit and lots to do. Claude the Baker.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Claude C
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your time in providing a review of the Sara-Placid. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. Steve/Owner
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North Bay, New York
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

super clean (I have a thing about nasty floor, and germs). I always bring my own blankets but theirs were freshly washed. Kitchen was so cute, and even had supplies like pots , pans and plates and such if you wanted to cook there. A beautiful front area with gazebo and small pond, and across the street was Lake Flower. And you can use their paddle boat, at no charge on the pond. The manager (owner?) was EXTREMELY gracious , parking right in front of your door, and just down the street is Town of Saranac Lake, and a few miles the other way is Lake Placid. We are weekend travelers with relatives in the mountains and I have found my new favorite place to stay when we are here. I usually only go for the larger hotels with a good reputation but this is definatly an exception.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Pan M
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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Sara-Placid Motor Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you Debi and Ken for your nice review, and for all the referrals that you send us. We hope to see you again this year for the 90 mile canoe classic. Steve
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Additional Information about Sara-Placid Motor Inn

Property: Sara-Placid Motor Inn
Address: 445 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2463
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Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful lake/mountain setting. Motel rooms, kitchenettes, housekeeping apartments, suites with private bedrooms, Jacuzzi Suite, bed and breakfast type accommodations and three lakefront cottages. ... more   less 
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Sara-Placid Motor Hotel Saranac Lake

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