My wife and I stayed here for the 2013 NYSUT Leadership Conference, an intensive 3 day event filled with training, high profile guests, and networking. We have attended this conference in the past when it was hosted here (and at other venues). In the past, the accommodations have been terrific (and the food even more so). This year, they were terrible.
Even though we registered very early (4 months out), we were put in the Lakeside Motel building instead of the main building where we normally stay. The rooms were horrible - we wiped black mold off the wall and were grossed out by the soap scum on the tub. There is a pervasive odor of chlorine and mold throughout. Some of our members complained and were told that 'renovations will be done next year' and that we could complain using 'trip advisor' - the managers had no desire to speak with us. Those who continued to complain were moved to slightly better rooms.
The food was lacking as well. The lunch on Saturday was quickly cooked hamburgers and hotdogs and hotel staff stood closely by regulate the lines, choosing to shut a line done early to 'save food' and start cleanup early. The same staff hurried members out of the hall after dinner to start their setup for the next morning early. The food in general was bland and unappealing. Breakfast consisted of oatmeal (mush), powdered eggs, and bacon. For the price paid for the stay, the food and rooms were woefully overvalued.
The annual conference is always a high point ion the year and when Lake Placid hosts it, it is usually something to look for even more. This trip was ruined by lousy rooms and poor food. My wife and I will not be staying at the High Peaks again for pleasure or for business and if NYSUT has the conference there again, we will give it a miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the shores of Mirror Lake and conveniently located on Main Street, High Peaks Resort is a modern Adirondack retreat. Guests enjoy magnificent views & direct access to all the opportunities the High Peaks region has to offer, not to mention a rejuvenating full-service spa and unique dining options including the world-famous Dancing Bears Restaurant, Lake Placid's Celebration Destination and Outdoors at Dancing Bears, which boasts Lake Placid's most stunning outdoor patio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- High Peaks Hotel Lake Placid
- High Peaks Lake Placid