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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

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Certificate of Excellence
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“The Only thing we Overlook is the Lake.” Surrender yourself to the untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the United States to receive the Audubon’s Society highest Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and a place to thrill yourself, just moments from the famed Olympic Village at the heart of Lake Placid, New York. We are proud to offer Deluxe Accommodations as well as over 20 different kinds of suites and specialty rooms. All of our rooms are 100% smoke free, our lake front rooms above ground level have private balconies, and the ground level rooms have large glass doors leading out to a patio. Don’t forget your pup because we are a Pet Friendly resort. The Golden Arrow has an indoor pool, steam bath, two whirlpool hot tubs, and sauna. There is also a private white sand beach that is the perfect place to take in a magnificent panorama of the Adirondack Mountains. In the summer there are complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats available, we also have an authentic Italian Gondola that can be taken out for a minimal charge. In the winter you can ski, skate, and even take a dog sled ride on Mirror Lake right out our back door.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Hotel is right on Main Street and very convenient to walk to any place downtown. Room was spacious and well appointed. Large bathroom, thick towels, plenty of space to put your winter gear if you have skis, boots etc. We had a lake side view with balcony. Room was very
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Response from Joell_Stetson, Marketing Strategist at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad you could enjoy the hot tub after a day of skiing - it's very relaxing! We hope to see you again soon for another great trip!
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We have travelled to Lake Placid for many years and always stay at the Golden Arrow. The rooms facing Mirror Lake are wonderful as they also face Whiteface Mountain. The swimming pool Is family friendly. The gym has great equipment as well as a sauna and racquetball Court. We
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Response from Joell S, Marketing Strategist at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Thank you for the 5-star review Ninoaviate! We're so happy to hear you are a repeat guest! We're glad you enjoy the views of Mirror Lake and Whiteface Mountain - they are breathtaking! We hope you were able to take in some great foliage this time around, and hope that you will be back to see us again soon!
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We stayed here recently for a weekend hockey tournament at the Herb Brooks Arena. Upon check in we were told there would be a charge for the cleaning staff unless we removed it at check-out. I thought this was strange because I had never really seen this before and typically
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Response from Joell_Stetson, Marketing Strategist at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take part in a variety of outdoor activities. We wanted to clarify some of your concerns though, so that your next visit will be even better! The charge you are talking about is an optional housekeeping gratuity. We tell guests about it when they check in and upon check out. It is completely optional and goes directly to the housekeepers. Many guests appreciate having it because they might not have cash on them, or forget to leave it in the room. The Golden Arrow has been around since 1974, so many updates and expansions have taken place. This has led to a layout that is not typical of your everyday hotel. We think it gives the hotel personality and charm! We do have signage throughout the hotel to help you find your way, and our staff is always willing to help if you need it! (We're glad you were able to to find and enjoy both the restaurant and pool!) We hope to see you again soon!
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My granddaughter and I attended the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid. The group from our skating club always stays at The Golden Arrow. It was our first time and we were very pleased with hotel. We had a lake view room gorgeous. The room was spacious and had a microwave
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Response from Joell_Stetson, Marketing Strategist at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the 5-star review Susan! We're so happy to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed your time in Lake Placid! We're glad you were able to stay with us and enjoy so many of our amenities! You are correct, our rates do vary depending on time of year and if events are going on in town. We suggest trying to come midweek for our lowest rates! We hope to see you again soon!
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We love The Golden Arrow and everything it has to offer. The perfect location, awesome teammates from the front desk to the back of the house! Breakfast is great and our experiences are exceptional year over year x 15 years!!!
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Response from Joell_Stetson, Marketing Strategist at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so happy to hear you've been staying with us for 15 years! We're glad you continue to have great experiences and can't wait to see you for your next visit!
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They have USB chargers on the wall by the bed
View from room #425 overlooking Mirror Lake
Closet with hangers and extra duvet
Microwave and refrigerator available
TV and Keurig coffee/tea maker in room
We are a 100% smoke free facility. If you want to smoke we ask that you are at least 50 feet away from the building. Most people who want to smoke go up to the sidewalk in front of the hotel.
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I don't know the answer to that. It was a very short drive for us.
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I don't work at the Golden Arrow but they are right on the main drag with several very good restaurants. Some of my favorites within walking distance are Smoke Signals (BBQ get the burnt ends!), Lake Placid Brewery (American), and the Greater Adirondack Steak and Seafood (American). If you are willing to drive there is also Lisa G's and Big Slide brewery. As far as museums there is the Olympic museum. It's not a huge museum and may take you only a half hour to an hour to walk through. There are the Olympic sites that you can visit including the jumping complex, ice arena, outdoor oval (possible outside skating on the oval weather permitting), the bobsled and luge complex, as well as a gondola ride at Whiteface in the winter. I hope this helps.
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Hello Tamalecks, I am the General Manager and my family owns the Golden Arrow. The readers above are all correct. We have an elevator that accesses all floors of the resort. However the "main floor" of the resort is the 3rd. The lobby and main entrance is on that level. We have 25 different types of rooms at the Golden Arrow. From your description of King Lakeside Suite I can not determine which room type you actually reserved. Depending on the nature of your disability, there may be some rooms that are better suited for you than others. Please call us at (800)582-5540 so we can make sure we get you into a room that will provide everything you require and ensure you have a wonderful experience in Lake Placid and at the Golden Arrow. We look forward to hearing from you Sincerely Jenn Holderied
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Hi Melissa, There isn't necessarily an age restriction for the dog sled rides, The ride goes slowly on a track on the frozen lake. Small children are best accompanied by an adult. We don't have skate rentals at the resort, but there is a place right at the top of our drive way where you can rent skates! Thanks!
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"Room #425 was quiet and had a really nice view of Mirror Lake"
"Review floor plan carefully due to room variety"
"Lakeside view is worth the extra expense"
"Ask for recently renovated rooms."
"best views on side overlooking Mirror Lake"
US$110 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Golden Arrow Hotel
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