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“Saranac Lake Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Saranac Lake
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Saranac Lake, United States
1 review
“Saranac Lake Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed with my family here for three nights. The room was clean and comfortable. Th staff was friendly and helpful. The room had refrigerator, microwave, cofee maker. We didn't go to the pool because we came there to ski and have fun in a snow. I don't have complaints and definitely would stay here again. A big plus also is the restaurant just few steps from the hotel where you can have a very decent breakfast for dicounted price. I didn't try the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, as we were mostly in the area to have some fun in the snow. Room had a coffee maker and microwave. Several supermarkets in the area, as well as McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Would I stay here again? Very likely if the price is right--which it was at the time. « less

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and while the property itself is looking quite dated, I have no complaints. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

I didn't try the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, as we were mostly in the area to have some fun in the snow.

Room had a coffee maker and microwave. Several supermarkets in the area, as well as McDonald's and Pizza Hut.

Would I stay here again? Very likely if the price is right--which it was at the time.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Branford
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Out of all the choices that you have in Saranac Lake, this is the only hotel worth staying at. The hotel is nice and for the most part clean. Front desk staff is very warm and inviting. Always helpful and knowledgable.
The biggest issue with this hotel is just the fact that it is showing the age in terms of how many people have stayed there. Honestly though you can tell that it is being kept up. So that is a plus for them.
Housekeeping does need to try and pay a little more attention to detail though as the hallway carpets had a food spill on it that was never cleaned up during my stay.
Compared to the other choices in this area you will not go wrong staying here and will get a good nights sleep.
It is really a shame about the restaurant next door as they are only open for breakfast. To me that is never a good sign for a restaurant. Maybe during the tourist season they are open more? No idea on that. But there is a pizza hut, Mcdonalds, and subway right down the street. Still would have rather had dinner close to the hotel at a good restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Nice Accomodations, close to Saranac Lake, Paul Smiths College, and Lake Placid, nice view of Lake Flower , Great place to stay in the ADK . Nice cosy restaurant on the grounds, quick and friendly service.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, Vermont
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night during Saranac's Winter Carnival. Room was large and clean. Check in and check out staff were very pleasant - and helpful on suggestions on what to do and where to park. Only problem was the heater was either heating or blowing cold air, was hard to regulate temperature overnight. Breakfast at McKenzie's next door was ok, nothing fancy...diner-style set-up and service.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I agree with many of the other reviews here. The rooms are quite large and clean. Good location in Saranac Lake. The pool is nice. We didn't go to the restaurant next door for breakfast as there is a McDonalds and Starbucks less than a mile down the road. Also a Pizza Hut and other local restaurants. The staff is terrific. Which I expected as there is a college in the area that specializes in hospitality. Lake Placid is less than 15 minutes down the road, and boasts lots of other lodging choices but this BW is a great price. I paid $149 for a double-double room during a February weekend. I would go again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ft Myers FL
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Room was clean, staff friendly and helpful. Property is dated and needs updating, but the carpet in our room was newer and appeared clean. The bathroom while was clean was very dated. Overall acceptable accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Saranac Lake
Address: 487 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mountain Lake Inn)
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Location: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Saranac Lake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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