Ratings based on 614 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

love our stay

Posted Oct 20, 2017
Loving our stay at the hotel. It’s comfortable and friendly. Great view of the room. Even our dog had a great time!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Saratoga Springs, NY

Check out late = you don't have what you paid for

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Pros: Certainly NOT the opportunity to enjoy a private patio or balcony, and the full view lake from a huge window like ALL rooms have but OUR room :(
Cons: Don't do: "First come in = first served" but do" First reservation = first served". Reduce the price if no patio as promised Pay for dog = package?
We booked a reservation in June for 2 nights for a room WITH PATIO and view lake for last weekend Sept. This was our second stay on this hotel and we liked it the first time. We checked in late on Friday evening, coming after work, and we had the bad surprise to have the last room available: - on 2nd floor (we have 2 dogs!) - no patio, no balcony (ALL the rooms but 2 in this hotel have either patio with access in the lawn or a balcony. We had neither of those). - a tiny window with view on the lake - no dog package (bowl of water at least!? when you pay extra for 2 dogs x 2 nights) No "so sorry", no reduction on the price of the room, no offer to change the room on Saturday. Just "You have the very last room!", kind of like: "you are lucky that we still have a room available for you guys". Why bother to make a reservation 4 MONTHS in advance to have the very last room than no-one wants when you can make a reservation the week before and have the room with view and patio, just because you checked in earlier ? :( Saturday morning, we saw people leaving their rooms, rooms with patio/balcony, so we stopped by to see if we could change the room - answer: no room available. Cherry on top: went then on breakfast in town the same morning, when we are back, our keys were disconnected. :( Next time we go to the lake (= twice a year/each year) we'll go where people have the room that is promised at the reservation 4 months before = with patio or balcony and full view lake.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bronx, NY

Retro ski lodge look with great views

Posted Sep 29, 2017
Pros: Views, room size, comfort.
Location: The main street of Lake Placid is a half block away, with many shops and restaurants and bars.
Lake House is a less expensive adjunct of High Peaks Resort. Situated right on Mirror Lake, the rooms all have great water and mountain views. The rooms are utilitarian 1950s ski-lodge decor with wood-beamed ceilings, etc., but pleasant and large. Fixtures and amenities are modern. Facilities at High Peaks, including the restaurant, are available to guests. The lobby is large and comfortable, with a coffee machine, bar and pool table, designed for apres-ski. (As we stayed in September and it was a Sunday the bar was not open.) All in all, this is a good value for a stay in Lake Placid.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear Steve, We are so pleased you enjoyed your mid-century modern experience at Lake House! It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Lake Placid and we hope you'll visit again soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Hotel overlooking Mirror Lake

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Pros: location
Cons: complete renovation and update like the parent site across the street
Location: 2nd best location in town. close to a dozen restaurants, walks through town, movies, and across from the lake and canoes, kayaks, and water sports
This hotel has an amazing location but shows it age. The decor is outdated, the bed mattresses are too soft, and roll you into the middle. Oh I hate that. However, the staff are not to blame; they are more than accommodating and will bend over backwards for you, but they can't fix the basic elements of the building. The sad part is that Lake House has an amazing location with a stunning view over the lake, and a wonderful dining, bar, and entertainment area off the lobby that is empty and never used, other than for Happy Hour, so it's wasted space and should be packed with people having a great time overlooking the lake and downtown Lake Placid.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear Garry, Thank you for sharing your experience, kind words and feedback regarding your recent visit. Our team is truly guest oriented and we are so pleased to hear that it was evident to you. While our property does date back to the 1960s, we completely renovated Lake House just a couple of years ago, embracing our mid-century roots and offering an experience that blends both midcentury Adirondack style with modern conveniences. We understand this is not always the experience a guest might be looking for and invite you to consider our more traditional experience, High Peaks Resort. It might be exactly what you are looking for! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Rochester, NY

Very close to Main St. Restaurants and shopping

Posted Sep 5, 2017
If you enjoy nature, hiking, biking, walking this is the area to visit! Even though it rained all day, we enjoyed a breakfast at Great Mountain Deli and some shopping on Main St. They also have a small Olympic Museum which was interesting in the skating rink building.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear Marg, Thank you for sharing your experience in Lake Placid. We are so glad to read you had a great time and we hope you'll join us again soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Views can't be beat. Great reno.

Posted Sep 5, 2017
Pros: Great room/lounge, big windows with views of the lake, colourful decor, location, extremely helpful staff.
Cons: Too many dogs! The hotel encourages this but there should be some rooms that are guaranteed to have been dog free to avoid allergies, etc.
Location: The hotel is located at the end of the downtown area, so peaceful while being close to everything. Wonderful 'Top of the Park' restaurant steps away.
The hotel has undergone a stylish and sensitive renovation that makes the best of its architecture and setting. I stayed here 50 years ago with my parents and again last week with my own family. In between I visited the hotel about 5 years ago and it was awful and very institutional in feeling. The new reno has brought back the charm the hotel had so long ago when it was a cool motor inn, while now bringing in lots of traditional Adirondack touches. The 'great room' is fantastic with comfy sofas, a big (original) fireplace and huge windows overlooking the lake, as well as tables with work lamps that were perfect for my daughter putting in a couple of hours of studying and for us to eat a picnic breakfast that we brought in. We met lovely and interesting people in the great room while sitting by the fireplace. Each room has a fantastic view of the lake. Beds were comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear C.S., Thank you for sharing such wonderful insight into your experience. It was truly a pleasure to welcome you back to how Lake House used to be when it was the Lakeview Motor Inn and we're thriled to know we met all the marks of recapturing it. While you are correct that we encourage dogs on our property, we have kept a few rooms to the side to ensure we have pet-free rooms available for guests. When you join us again, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate your allergies! We hope it won't be another five years! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Excellent location!

Posted Sep 1, 2017
Perfect for families, furry friends too. Hotel staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, easy to walk to everything on mirror lake. Very relaxed environment, lots to do. Would definitely stay here again!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear Kristin, Thank you for sharing your experience, kind words and your great photo of your four-legged BFF! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 30, 2017
Excellent service. Great location. We brought our dog and very welcoming. Only downsize- bathroom tub would floor when using the shower. i would still return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your experience and kind words and for bringing your four-legged BFF with you during your visit. Such a treat for the Lake House team! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 29, 2017
The room was nicely decorated and pleasantly comfortable. However, the bathroom did not match the style of the room and seemed to be outdated and small for a double queen bedroom. The hotel staff was more than helpful and made our stay worthwhile.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your feedback and kind words. We are always evaluating our next enhancements to the Lake House and our guests' comments play a huge role in how we prioritize! We hope you'll join us again soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NJ

Lake house by Mirror Lake

Posted Aug 26, 2017
Overall it was a relaxing 3-day vacation. The Lake House met our expectations and they even went beyond by acknowledging my requests of amenities, which made our stay even better. Room was clean, bathroom had what we needed, most importantly the water pressure and shower head was adequate for a refreshing experience after a day outdoors. The beds were comfy, however, I think the pillows were too fluffy (personally prefer firmer type). But the best part of this room was the balcony overlooking Mirror Lake. To wake up seeing the sunrise from the High Peaks and have coffee while staring at the beauty of the lake and surrounding wilderness is purely amazing. Location of the hotel is perfect; not in the middle of the business district, yet just walking distance from it. So you get the sense of serenity and still have access to meals and other conveniences without having to drive. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely not think twice where to book next time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Matthew, Hotel Management
Dear Marie, Thank you for sharing such a full view of your experience (and your view!), we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Lake House and Lake Placid. It was our pleasure to welcome you! We hope you'll join us again soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager