My family stayed at Whiteface for four nights in a three-bedroom suite. The size of the suite was more than adequate for the eight of us, and the fantastic breakfast was included in our AAA rate, but otherwise we did not feel like we got much for our money. It is a landlocked hotel with a very small pool. In the summer there is little else to do on the property, and many things close up early (no more s'mores at 9pm?). The kids enjoyed the game room which is well-appointed. Down the road is the "Canoe Club" which you MUST take a hotel shuttle to and from. I wanted to go there directly from another off-property activity and was STERNLY told there was no guest parking and not to park on the street either! The club is an old rundown motel. Seriously. And perhaps the towels they offer there are original to the property? They offer various boating activities at steep prices. $185. for a one-hour tour in the antique Hacker-Craft which might explain why the availability was wide-open.
We ate at Kanu one evening and liked it very much- the room is beautiful but I agree with another review that it borders on Disney World. We ate another night at Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge and it was in a different league entirely. Absolutely fantastic.
The biggest disappointment however was how unhelpful the concierge was regarding our sailboat. To make a long story short, we were completely on our own, and when we asked if we could keep a sixteen foot trailer on the property for TWO HOURS while the boat was sailed to the public launch we were told NO, there was no place on the property to keep it (well how about that huge paved area over near the tennis courts!?!). They also told us we shouldn't bring our bicycles because there really aren't any trails around!?! For a resort in an outdoor sporting destination they seem to be unwilling to accomodate the very things that guests travel there to do. I didn't dislike the lodge, they just didn't really give me a reason to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, this exclusive resort is a haven of comfort and elegance. A retreat where guests can relax in sumptuous all suites resort and enjoy superb cuisine. A refined atmosphere, log architecture, fire places, world class spa, year round activities and the Canoe Beach club on Lake Placid. The Lodge is both a family friendly destination and an adult playground or romantic escape. A Member of Leading Hotels of The World and the most Luxurious Full Service Resort in the Adirondacks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Whiteface Hotel Lake Placid
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