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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

I've stayed at Gauthiers a number of times and have always enjoyed the stay. It's a very nice and comfy motel on Saranac Lake. The rooms are very clean and have a perfect view of the lake. The rates are less then the national hotel chains in the area. The family that owns the motel is helpful and answered any questions I had about the area whether asking about restaurants, things to see, where to hike, etc. They have wireless internet access so I was able to stay in touch with my business and email. Excellent location in Saranac Lake. You can walk to various restaurants. I plan to stay there on my next trip.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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5  Thank harborjon
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

Our trip to Gauthier's was enjoyable. It is an old style motor lodge and brought back memories of growing up. The Gauthier's were very nice and accomodting. In most cases they could be found sitting outside chatting with guests and giving advice for nearby attractions.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled on business
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5  Thank Calvin1225
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Reviewed October 23, 2009

I stayed here for a long weekend in May, it was beautiful and my room was right on the water! The sunsets were beautiful and they staff was even better. Anything I need was responded to promptly. I would definitely return for another weekend in Saranac Lake/ Lake Placid region!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled solo
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5  Thank swampkitty9865
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

My room smelled like a horrible combination of cat urine, cheap cologne, and sea weed. In addition to the putrid stench, housekeeping was apparently too busy to check/ flush the previous occupant's mess in the toilet. It was the only hidden gem I found in the place. My complaints were not well received and I ended up at the Best Western across the street after the manager accused me of lying.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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7  Thank frankny2
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

Okay, so I was a bit worried having seen some recent negative reviews. What we got was an older, recently renovated room that was impeccably clean and comfortable with upscale luxury linens and towels, exceptionally attentive and helpful innkeepers- a lovely and peaceful Adirondack venue for a reasonable rate that was conveniently located to the much pricier Lake Placid area as well as the all the high peaks and Adirondack lake region has to offer.
Having read the negative rants we did pack our own blow drier and our fave pillows, Thanks you for that clue but we generally would do that anyway. If you asked, I am sure the innkeepers would have found an extra pillow! The owners have fairly recently acquired the inn and are gradually updating it from a run-of-the-mill motor inn to a lovely upscale retreat. The lobby is warm and inviting with local fresh-roasted coffee brewing and a woodstove to warm by. There are lots of quaint little Adirondack style decorative touches and inviting seating areas about the property, not to mention a variety of water craft at the ready for no extra charge. Yes, there is a marina and boat slips partially obstructing the lakeview but the remaining view is gorgeous and the owners have provided plenty of convenient and inviting access. If you focus on the negative you will find areas in need of some updating, fresh paint and decorating. No, it is not the Crown Plaza but you are not paying the premium price and Gauthier's gives you a lot for the money, in a convenient location. We found ourselves frequently returning to our little retreat to escape the hubbub and crowds of Lake Placed. We loved our stay and I would definely go back on any future trip to the Lake Placed/Saranac Lake area.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Wallyhoo
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

This place is not worth the money they are charging. The parking is hit or miss - if you arrive late you will not be near your unit. The lighting in the rooms makes it impossible to read in bed and there are no hair dryers. For the same money or less there are several other places in the area which are more up to date some even with kitchenettes.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank woodsia
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

Rename this place "The Grim Inn." The rooms smelled like bad cologne --Is it Aqua Velva? -- and the walls are paper thin so you hear your neighbors ever so clearly. The advertised high speed internet is on the fritz. The TV gets lousy reception.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Takeahike30
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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 #7 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range: $118 - $267 (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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