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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

My friend and I just returned from a leaf peeping trip to the Adirondacks. We stayed at Gauthier's
and had a very pleasent visit. The room was clean and comfortable and had a very convenient
refrigerator. The only minus was the size of the bathroom, but I didn't go there to spend time
bathing. We had one of the lakeside rooms and were delighted to be able to have our "wine and cheese" while sitting by the lake. We didn't get around to using the boats , but saw lots of people who did. One thing I appreciated was how quiet it was even with a lot of the rooms in use. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. We had a little plumbing problem that was attended to as soon as I reported it.

Room Tip: Lakeside rooms are the best,
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed a quiet retreat. On your next visit we hope to get you out on the kayaks and canoes, although it sounds as though you enjoyed watching the other guest take advantage. Again, thank you for your review, safe travels until we meet again.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've stayed here several times, the first time being when stranded in 2011 due to Hurricane Irene descending upon the area and making roads to home impassable. The rooms are ultra clean and cozy, more like a bed & breakfast than a hotel, with lots of character. I have always enjoyed a room on the lake side, upstairs with a balcony. It's special to be able to watch the sunset over the lake right from the room, and then to enjoy a good night's sleep. When we stayed this past weekend, it was fun to leave the sliding doors ajar and listen to the "laughing" ducks as we drifted off to sleep. The location of Gauthier's is prime, close enough to everything in Saranac Lake, and the folks here are friendly, laid back and helpful. There is free coffee in the lobby and it really feels like family there. We highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: Request a room on the lake side!
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

We love having you as our guest as much as you love staying with us:) It is always a pleasure to have you our way. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we so look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

A couple normal items that make a stay were missing. Shower located in bathroom seemed to be hand made tile type, worked fine but there was no shelf/dish to place soap/shampoo. You had to reach out and use the top of the toilet tank. Shower also had a thick heavy curtin, drawback was the poor lighting which made shower at night impossible or in the dark. Sink area out side bathroom had no shower rack.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad to have had you stay with us.

Yes, the bathrooms are all new and made of a recycled content tile, which we are super excited about. Last month we switched to a different type of CFL bulb light, which in your case between the decorative shower curtain and new lighting made for a dark shower. After reading this review, I re ordered our usual CFL and have also ordered curtains with the sheer cloth on top to ensure this is no longer an issue. There are racks on the shower head for soaps and amenities, but apparently us literally leaving you in the dark did not help locating them ;/

We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and glad the small issues could be resolved. Our guests are our best help in all of our improvements and services!

Happy Travels!

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We went to Saranac Lake to see the finish of the 90 mile canoe race that begins in Old Forge Pond and finishes on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. It is a 3 day race. We were recommended to Gauthiers by a local gentleman outside of a convenient store/gas station at about 8:30 in the evening. We had no idea where lodgings were located, so we took his word for it. It was a very good decision. The room was clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. There was a very nice restaurant across the st (McKenzies) and there was free coffee at the motel office from 7am until ?? We were able to take coffee onto the lakefront property of the motel, sit on ADK chairs and watch the canoes race by into the channel that led to the finish line. We did go into town to see more of the 260 canoes finish. It was a great day in the Adirondacks.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great hosts,Doug and Dan, who were very friendly and knowledgeable on what to do, where to go and what restaurants to frequent. Nice rooms with 2 queen beds, clean with good linens. Only not excellent as beverages provided at reception were rarely hot and no place to dry towels hence still damp in the evening. If these issues are sorted, they deserve an Excellent rating.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to your return. My husband Doug, and his brother Dan really enjoy their jobs and love providing helpful information. We are so pleased you liked your linens as they are organic cottons and found everything to be perfectly clean.

There are hooks on the back of the doors for towel dying as well as the towel racks. Ill do a walk through of all the rooms and make sure all of the hooks are still in place. I do apologize if the coffee and or tea was not hot enough. Since reading this review, I have reminded the entire staff our standards for checking the beverages station. Your input was helpful to us.

Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and as you stated, upon your next visit we will earn your excellent rating! Safe travels!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Staff was very accommodating. Great location in between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. Walking distance to local groceries, and entertainment. We enjoyed the free use of kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats, and bikes. Very cozy, comfortable, and clean. Queen Suite on ground floor waterfront was convenient, although only large enough for two. Free use of mini fridge and microwave helped.

Room Tip: Queen Suite not enough for sports equipment. Enough space for luggage.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We happened upon Gauthier's by lucky accident. They had 1 room available. It looked right out onto the lake - fabulous. Nichole was so helpful and pleasant, she made our stay a truly positive experience. She is knowledgeable about the area and patiently gave turn by turn directions to restaurants and quiet swimming spots. The price of the room includes use of canoes and kayaks on the lake until sundown. This is quite perk on this beautiful lake.

Room Tip: We had the room right "under" the office. We were able to park in our own private drivewa...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

This was such a fun review to read. Positive feedback about our staff is great to hear. We are so glad we had one last room open as you passed through, and your stay was such a nice experience. We look forward to your next visit to Saranac Lake- especially now you know exactly which room you like best!

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Additional Information about Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel

Address: 488 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2455
Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range: $118 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Adirondack Waterfront Saranac Lake's only GREEN lodging property- Offering waterfront accommodations on Lake Flower In Saranac Lake with access to over 30 miles of Adirondack waterways, including Upper, Middle, and Lower Saranac Lakes. Walk to shopping, dining, galleries, and enjoy our events; including the entertainment in neighboring Lake Placid NY. Only 20 minutes to Whiteface Mountain, where you'll find year round activities! Stay GREEN in the Adirondacks - Rated a Platinum Property by Audubon International's Eco Lodging Program - the highest designation possible, 1 of only 8 in North America. Saranac Lake Inn is committed to a new vision, fresh eco-conscious perspective, attention to detail and style, and a welcoming environment for our guest's from our family owned and operated lodge. Our rooms have been remodeled, redressed, and recycled with the environment in mind! The Adirondacks Recreation Resort Our focus is all about our guest's experience and making Adirondack recreation accessible. We provide a large variety of amenities and perks to help complete your trip; to make it easy for you to try a new activity while on vacation. Kayaks, bicycles, canoes, tennis, snowshoes and ice skating complementary with your stay- Just to name a few! ... more   less 
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