I think this must have been an ordinary hotel in its past, but when it was re-done, someone used a little creativity, and the place seems one step up from ordinary. My 13 year old daughter was convinced we were in a really fancy hotel.
The rooms we stayed in was a good size, with a balcony (with chairs and table) and an iconic view of Mirror Lake out over the swimming pool. There was a good size fridge, nice storage for possessions, comfy chair, flat screen (of course), a desk and chair, and plenty of outlets for those plug-ins we need so much nowadays! Some extra perks? there are really nice lights over the beds, with dimmers on each side. The lights have goose-necks and are great for reading in bed without disturbing anyone else.
The bathroom was really nice, the shower was excellent with an overhead shower rose as well as a hand held, and a built in seat too.
There is an indoor pool (slightly dated but fine) with a jaccuzi, an outdoor pool (lovely), a gym (fine) a lovely lobby area, there are meeting rooms for various functions, and the Dancing Bear Restaurant (which I reviewed in restaurants) is open for breakfast thru late dinner. There is also an indoor route to the main street, handy for cold wet days.
The best parts of the hotel are simply logistical: there is ample parking (a lot of it is covered - which is great in the winter!) and the hotel is right on the main street, near everything, but set back far enough that you don't get street noise.
Special perks: according to my daughter, the bathrobes:"I've never stayed in a BATHROBE hotel before, mom!"
Only downside: The bathroom door was a flimsy pocket sliding door. If one had any real need for privacy in the bathroom - this would not provide it.
- 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