These are privately owned individual units, managed by a company. Why is this bad for the consumer? Because there are huge challenges to achieving consistent standards, which is why you get spotty reviews for this place.
We paid $118 per night and stayed for 5 nights in August 2014.
-1 Star: In their policy sheet (see picture), they state that "A stay-over service is provided every 4 days (for a stay of 5 days or more). This includes fresh linens, garbage removal, towels, light cleaning and vacuuming." THEY NEVER CAME. I just don't feel very happy about paying for a service and never receiving it, and having to take out trash, buy extra toilet paper and towels and such.
-1 Star: NO AIR CONDITIONING. It was 90 degrees. Maybe I'm spoiled...but I thought Air Conditioning is one of those things that is in the same category as electricity, plumbing. For $118 per night, it's reasonable to expect A/C. If they do NOT have A/C, they should explicitly state it (which of course, they don't). Their solution for AC is that they provide a fan, which made a lot of noise, and blew some hot air around (see picture). But perhaps this is part of the plan...generate white noise with fan, to assist with blocking out sounds of neighbors through very thin walls. Again...if we had stayed here for free, can't complain. But $118/night x 5 nights...you do the math.
-1 Star: Same bed from 1980. You know that cheap bed you sleep in, when you visit your college friend's apartment. Yeah except staying at a friend's is free, but paying $118/night for 5 nights for a cheap mattress, is something else. You guys decide whether that's "value" to you or not.
-1 Star: Bad Bathroom design. Toilet is placed RIGHT IN FRONT of sink. What does that mean? If you are on the toilet and your partner wants to brush their teeth, they'd have to straddle your lap. For those of you who have always wanted to be able to touch the sink faucet with left hand and shower faucet with right, while sitting on the toilet, then this is the place for you.
-1 Star: Dangerous bedroom window and balcony entryway (see picture). My partner injured his head, which resulted in a swollen bump and painful headache, while using the balcony entryway. Because there is NO AC, you have to have all the windows open. Their windows open outwards. So as someone is opening the window, another person is in real danger of being struck by the sharp corners on the other side. Even if the windows are already open, it blocks the entryway and creates for a hazardous situation.
-1 Star: Thin walls, cheaply constructed. You can hear all your neighbors. You know it's pretty bad when your upstairs tenant walks across their floor, and YOU CAN FEEL THEIR TREMORS on YOUR floor as well. Don't expect a good night's sleep here, unless you know you have no one else surrounding your unit.
-1 Star: On their Amenities list (see picture, posted to door), they state that VIP benefits apply to all ResortQuest guests. This includes 1 complimentary DVD rental per day. What they fail to mention is that an actual DVD player, is NOT guaranteed. Unit 226 had NO DVD player. Good one, guys.
-1 Star: Taking shower in the dark (see picture). They "cleverly" put the one bathroom ceiling light, outside of the shower area, so when you draw the curtain, you're taking a shower in the dark. Poor cheap design.
-1 Star: Unit faces swimming pool...which is always occupied with families and screaming kids, because again, the rooms have NO A/C and it's 90 degrees.
I will be fair and give +1 star for the fact it actually had internet. But just so you guys know...it's not a guarantee, either. Some units have it, others don't. Playing Russian Roulette at $118/night.
Remember, $118/night to sit in a room with NO AC in 90 degree summertime weather. If you guys enjoy paying money to sit in your hotel room so that the backs of your calves can collect sweat when all you're doing is trying to sit and have a drink, go ahead.
The real joke is that it is located across the street from First Tracks Lodge, a 5 star resort, and the outside of Lake Placid Lodge looks nice. They have outside looks and great location, so you're fooled into thinking ok hey, it's not bad. If you're just doing a 1 night stay, you can suffer through it. But why even suffer at all when it's supposed to be something you're paying for? It's not even that cheap to stay there.
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