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“Unexpected treasure”
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High Peaks Resort
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unexpected treasure”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We booked this from Toronto. We booked a 2 day fall package which included a $75 voucher as well as breakfast for 2 both days. Very friendly staff and totally helpful. We got there late in the day after a spectacular drive from New York. The lobby of the hotel is really nice. lots of stone and wood with a beautiful 2 sided fireplace right next to a bar in the lobby. Totally comfortable and relaxing environment.

We had a beautiful room on the 5th floor with a spectacular view of mirror lake and the mountains. It had a balcony and a fridge and 2 queen beds. the bathroom was amazing - best bathroom I have seen in a hotel room. Nice walk in shower with rainforest shower head.

The dancing bears restaurant was good. Service was excellent and food good.

Highly recommend the hotel for the price and location with a view.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

My husband and I needed a few days to rest and relax. We decided to head up to Lake Placid and chose this hotel. So glad we decided to stay here. The High Peaks was extremely clean and cozy. We were not thrilled with the view ( rooftop air conditioners) of our first room so they happily moved us to a room with mountain view and it was great. There was a beautiful gathering area with a fireplace in the lobby that we really enjoyed for morning coffee and drinks before heading out to dinner. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Dancing Bears (restaurant on site) had great food and friendly service. We will return for sure. Excellent location to walk everywhere in town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We opted for one of the packages which included a 75.00 credit. It was useful for the facial I had at their Elements Spa -with Amanda (5 star). When we arrived to our room we were greeted with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Nice touch! Our room was fine had all amenities including white terry cloth robe and slippers. The location was in the lodge itself there are 2 other buildings.
We were in room 401 which had a view of Lake Placid rooftop from the building next to us was a bit of a distraction. The room was right next to the elevator and parking lot-very convenient!
We had one dinner and breakfast there (called Dancing Bear) (breakfast was included in the pkge.) We are not big breakfast eaters (coffee and toast mainly) so I think we did not maximize our meal there. We had a salad one night.

We ate out one night at a recommended place Caffe Rustica (Italian) it was delicious! I had fresh grilled salmon, and hubby had a pizza. Reservations recommended. We did not have reservations and had a 20 min wait.

Last plus is the location of High Peaks is centrally located-it is in the downtown area. One just has to walk outside to stroll the shops.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We were traveling to Lake Placid with our dog for the first time. The hotel was pet friendly, the staff very accommodating and friendly...best in town location. Loved the roaring fireplace in the lobby and the view of Mirror Lake from our room..be sure to pay extra for 4th or 5th floor rooms with view. Dancing Bears Restaurant..good breakfast..dinner was OK. We are making this our hotel of choice in LP.

  • Stayed October 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

The Hotels is right off Main Street and is within walking distance to everything in town, even the olympic museum. The town is great so my wife and I had a great time. The rooms are spacious and we had more than enough room for us and our daughter. An indoor and outdoor pool depending on the weather. Games in the lobby and complimentary cookies, lemondae, and brownies were a nice touch. The canow and paddle boast were complimentary and great fun. Would definately stay again.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Utica, New York
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

The High Peaks resort is located directly in downtown Lake Placid. You can't beat the location. Free off-street parking, there's a bar and restaurant right there, and the room is beautiful. If you can plan ahead, you can find a great deal on this hotel. We went after Columbus Day and paid in advance. It ended up costing as little as some of the "cheap" hotels and it is much nicer.
All of the rooms have balconies and they don't really have bad views. We had a little bit of a view of the roof but beyond that the autumn mountains could be seen clearly. The beds were large and comfortable and the room had a large flat screen TV and desk. My favorite part was the bathroom. The sliding door was etched glass and the sink and shower fixtures were top of the line. The bathroom amenities smelled great. There is even a speaker for the TV in the bathroom so you can listen to it!
The front desk put out coffee in the morning, and hot cocoa and cookies in the evening. There are multiple entrances to get into the hotel, including from the parking garage so you can still park close to your room. They're locked at night with room key access only. We definitely plan to stay here again in the future. It was perfect.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Perfect Location! In walking distance to town, boutiques and restaurants. Excellent and friendly staff. We stayed in the main building on the 5th floor with a great view of the mountains and Mirror Lake. We were on the 5th floor which is the best, although I hear 3rd and 4th floors are just a nice. Just be sure you ask for a room that faces the lake. We stayed in 501 and that was right next to the elevator which was quite loud at times. The rooms could use some updating, but the bed was very comfy and everything the room had to offer was enough. Dancing Bears was a very happening and fun place -- nice bartenders and wait staff too. Drinks were great. We just had appetizers one night and breakfast both days, and no complaints at all. the lobby area and its surrounds were very nice and clean. Very cozy fireplace in main lobby area was nice. It would have been really nice to have a fireplace in our room. I will definitely return and recommend this to my friends. Enjoy!

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Property: High Peaks Resort
Address: 2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
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Region: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Lake Placid
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lake Placid
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Lake Placid
#3 Spa Hotel in Lake Placid
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — High Peaks Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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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