The hotel experience was “okay" overall. The room was clean, bed was comfortable and decor in the room promoted relaxation. There was a mini fridge to help keep some of my drinks cool. Note that there is no microwave to re heat some of the left overs.
The moment we walked in, the lady behind the counter did not seem to enjoy her job or she just did not look happy. This sets the mood for the rest of the stay.
We were there for the big Ironman Lake Placid 2014. The main area where the beach and all the restaurants are located is a very long walk and you will need to walk a challenging hill to get there. I would not book here if you have friends or family that may find this difficult. i.e. Driving there would be fine but during the Ironman days, it is very difficult to find descent parking.
There is a Starbucks where you can buy your coffee at $$ and sandwiches that costs $$. The coffee in the rooms are to ignore and only to to be used as decor…honest, the coffee is brutal and so it their little coffee cup maker.
Before the race, the athletes are to carb load and the hotel offered this special (which you had to purchase for $$ ) of chicken tenders and fries. Umm…thank you but we will pass! Who thought that this would be an ideal “Ironman Meal” ? So plan to eat away from the hotel. There is a subway just down the road and the service there is great.
The exercise room had it’s regular little dumbbell, a very wide bench, 2 treadmills and some kind of elliptical. I like doing some free weights but found this challenging without any mirrors. Also, there is a non functioning water cooler there…so don’t forget to bring some water.
Next year or for any other special events, I hope to find another hotel. The cost was expensive, but it felt like I was in a no frill grocery store where you settle to spend less and pay $$ for anything extra. In the end, it would have cost the same if I were to have spent just a little more to be closer to the main event.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated and offering a picturesque location in historic Lake Placid, Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid welcomes travelers to enjoy spacious and intelligently designed guest rooms and suites with many convenient resources. Our Lake Placid hotel's accommodations include plush bedding, a mini refrigerator a flat-screen TV and an ergonomic work area, with suites providing fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Amenities in our public spaces range from a fully equipped fitness center and indoor pool to an outdoor fire pit and flexible event space. We invite you to stay with us and unwind in a beautiful locale offering unparalleled access to the area's top destinations: skiing and snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid Olympic Center and many outdoor activities. ... more less
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