We stayed at the Whiteface Lodge for a week in August of 2014 and loved it!
The hotel has so many amenities -- indoor/outdoor pool, tennis, spa, game room, private beach with free water sports, bowling alley (!), movie theater, free kids camp, playground, etc -- that you will always have something to do, rain or shine, 90F degrees or 20 below.
A special highlight for our family (esp my 3 yr old daughter) was the nightly camp fire with smores -- what a fantastic treat and perfect for Adirondack star gazing!
We stayed in a one bedroom suite which was comfortable and came with an electric fireplace and a kitchen fairly well stocked with dishes and utensils. The room faced the pool and was absolutely lovely!
The reason I'm not giving this hotel 5 stars is because of somewhat spotty maid service (which should be better at these rates) and also because of the restaurant. Breakfast was included in our room but we actually opted to eat our own food in our room several mornings because it wasn't good at all -- oversalted/overpeppered potatoes, questionable eggs, crappy white bread repeated every day. It could and should be better than this. We also ate 2 other meals at the restaurant and found the food to be pretty bad (and pricey). One tragic dish included corn risotto with actually popcorn sprinkled on it!
Basically, this is an amazing, very special hotel that I will definitely be coming back to, but just plan on eating elsewhere.
- 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:
- The Whiteface Hotel Lake Placid
- Whiteface Hotel Lake Placid
- Whiteface Lodge