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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Prescott House was a previouslyTB Health Care Facility that has been converted into a historical guest house. The owners have done a wonderful job in remodeling the house into delightful guest rooms. The house sits on top of a hill with a beautiful panoramic view over looking Saranac Lake village. The room is very spacious and quaint with a...

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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2015

we found it tough to find a hotel under 100.00 U.S but here it is!! Reasonably price place to stay amongst a bunch of expensive hotels. Spotlessly clean and real old world charm. Motorcycle friendly and very quiet. Would return. Walking distance to a few restaurants. the history is cool too look it up!!

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Saranac Lake, New York
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I stayed at the Prescott House while on internship for ten weeks. The house is quite large and beautiful, with great views. There is a pool table, ping pong table and treadmill in the basement for entertainment. My room was clean upon arrival and anytime I needed anything Steve was always helpful! I would recommend the Prescott House to anyone...

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Prescott House, responded to this review

Thank you Alyssa for your nice review of the Prescott House. We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us. Steve & Linda

Santa Fe
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This hotel is a former TB sanitarium--the rooms are small but the building is gracious. Lovely porch to sit on morning and evening (wifi too! and we picniced). Shared bathrooms were ok but not pristinely clean. Nice neighborhood for walking in a pretty historic area, close to lake. More for romantic history lovers than for those who need full amenities,...

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Mahopac, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I was camping on the Saranac Lake chain and had a medical emergency that brought me into town unexpectedly. The whole area was booked solid and I had the good fortune to find Steve and Linda. They were friendly, accommodating and even gave me a ride to the trail head the next morning. The Prescott House was a cool, historical...

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Newburgh, Indiana
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I really enjoyed staying at Steve's place in Saranac Lake. I used it as a base camp to hike the Adirondack mountains. My room was spacious, clean, quiet and accommodating with refrigerator, microwave, TV - Cable, and Internet. What more could I have asked for? The weather made it perfect. Steve was gracious offering to let me set up my...

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Prescott House, responded to this review

Thanks Dennis for your review of the Prescott House. I enjoyed having you as our guest and talking with you. Hope to see you again in the near future. Steve

Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were on a road trip and winging it for aplace to stay. We went to Lake Placid and heard that everything in town was full because of a lacross tournament, so we ended up in Saranac Lake we drove around and just happened to pull into Sara Placid. We were given two options at the Prescott House everything else...

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Lowell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We were looking for a room on a fall foliage weekend, perhaps problematic? Steve took care of us. This house was built in 1905. We stayed in a room w/ a queen bed, a TV and a chair. The bathroom is shared across the hall from our room on the first floor. I think there are ten bathrooms in the...

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SaraPlacidMotorInn, Owner at Prescott House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry you expierenced some heat problems in your room. It's difficult heating such a large building, when a few persons like their windows open in the fall season. During the winter months the thermostat is set higher. Hope to see you again. Steve/Owner

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Prescott House has basic rooms (with the bath across the hall) in a quiet residential neighborhood just blocks from the center of town - which are rented via the Sara Placid Motor Lodge out on the highway southeast of town. We had a perfectly fine room with one queen for $89; the proprietor, Steve, was immediately responsive when we called...

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Ballston Spa, New York
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We recently stayed at the Prescott House during the 2012 Winter Carnival. I am so pleased to say that we had a fantastic stay. First, we really liked the location. Kinda off the beaten path, yet close enough to walk downtown for live music, dinner, etc... Although this is a historic building with an intriguing history, it was been fully...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Prescott House is a brick colonial building in design built in 1905 as a Saranac Lake institutional "Cure Cottage". It was designed as a Reception Center for persons with tuberculosis. Many people came and stayed at the Prescott House while they cured for TB by sitting out on the large open fresh air porches. The large porches offer fantastic mountain views. The Prescott House is located on 2.3 acres. It is hidden at the back of a dead end street in the village of Saranac Lake. The Prescott House is owned and operated by the Sara-Placid Motor Inn, located in Saranac Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prescott House

Address: 129 Franklin Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2042
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Price Range: £46 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Prescott House Saranac Lake, New York
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“Should contact owners in advance and make reservations. This would also work well for a group outing.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertD14526, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“This is an excellent place to stay if you're going to be busy doing other things besides staying in a room. I'd recommend finding other accommodations if your interested in staying close to your rental property to relax on a porch or to sit outside watching the fauna and flora. Otherwise, this is a convenient and economical way to experience the Adirondacks.”
 of 5 bubbles 918dennism, 29 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Let Steve know what your needs are: what you like, dislike, etc. He's great at matching people to rooms and other properties he owns. Second floor might have a view, but we were on first floor: surrounding houses and buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles 388MatthewG, 3 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Try to get a room near one of the beautiful porches!”
 of 5 bubbles saraa708, 17 Feb 2012 | Read review
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