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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Lake Placid
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Last year stayed at High Peaks - this year Golden Arrow. Pros and cons to both but next year likely to go back to Golden Arrow. Recall though that my review of High Peaks is one year old so I cannot say what has changed there.
1) Golden Arrow has a beach. Sounds silly but traditional chaise lounges surround the beach and if the weather is sunny, it is stunning. Beach is great for kids. Big bucket of sand toys and towels available. Also a little hut with drinks and snacks.
2) More water craft: High peaks had a few, but 'launch' was into deeper water as opposed to off a beach. Beach seemed safer for little ones and those unsteady. GA also had stand up paddle boards, kayaks, rowboats, peddle boats. High peaks had some of those but no stand-up paddle boards
3) Indoor pool. GA has indoor pool which is a plus on off days. High Peak's pool is outside.
4) Waterfront Rooms: Both have glorious waterfront rooms - would recommend getting those at both hotels. The one negative to High Peaks though is that they are across the street from the hotel so if you need the front desk you need to call or go across the street. I did have an issue, however, and there was someone at my door very quickly. At GA you are right there. The lobby is gorgeous and the staff very friendly (true at both)
5) Dog friendly: Both are dog friendly and our rooms did not smell of previous 'guests'. At high peaks I was able to have a dog on the ground floor of the waterfront rooms which was terrific because I could go right outside with the dog. GA's dog floor is the 3rd floor (which is on the lobby level in the front but third floor up in the rear - hotel is on hill). On balance, I think I like the 3rd floor better. While it was more of a hike to get to a dog acceptable 'relieving' spot, the balcony provided a wonderful place for the dog to just sit outside and watch the world go by without needing supervision.
6) Rooms: I believe that even in the waterfront category there are different rooms at both hotels so I can only vouch for mine: High Peaks room was bigger and had a spectacular bathroom with standup glass shower, full tub (may even have been jacuzzi, can't remember), lots of counter space and gorgeous tile and fittings.. GA room was a little smaller and our bathroom was disappointing with a typical bathtub with shower curtain and very little/no countertop space.
7) Fireworks: This year we were not there for the July 4th fireworks but both hotels offer spectacular venues for what are really great fireworks.
8) Both are great locations but GA is more in the center of town so the walk to get anywhere is shorter. High Peaks is right on the edge of town.
9) Parking: With both 'in' town there is little need for a car is your are staying in town - big plus given how difficult parking is on the main street. High Peak Waterfront parking is on the same side of the street as your rooms (makes sense). Parking is difficult for the hotel to monitor and on July 4th we had to park in a lot across the street because guests were having friends and took up all the parking spots. On other days it was hit and miss but you generally could find a spot. Again, was not at GA on July 4th so can't vouch for what goes on on that day, but while it is the craziest setup ever for parking, it seemed to always have ample parking, which in our case, ended up most times being on the same level as our room, just down the hall.

Room Tip: For GA, ask about bath. May have better ones. Waterfront is a must.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Rapctny,

It’s wonderful to hear that you will return to the Golden Arrow for your next trip to Lake Placid. I agree that our beach, complete with Stand-up Paddle Boards is really the best in town. Between the convenience and beauty of our location, it is truly unbeatable. It is also a great place to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from or if you have a lake front room, from your dog’s favorite spot, the balcony.

Next time you stay with us I would request a room in the middle section of the third floor. These rooms have new nice tiled showers (no tubs). There are only a few of these though so we cannot guarantee them, but the earlier you reserve the more likely you are to get one.

I thank you very much for your great review. I’m sure that it will help many future guests plan their Lake Placid vacations. I look forward to having you and your family again here at the Golden Arrow.

Best Wishes,
Olivia Zeis
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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our son got married, since we are not from the area, our entire family stayed here. We were amazed at all the extra stuff that was done to make the family feel welcomed. And also they made the bride n groom feel very special. Would do anything to make our stay an experience to remember. We would return.

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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Tobieforever,

I’m very happy we were able to make your whole family feel welcomed and create an environment where memories that will last forever were made. At the Golden Arrow we know how important a wedding is, not only just for the bride and groom, but also for their family.

Thank you for acknowledging the hard work of our staff. I hope you do return and stay with us. I wish your son a lifetime of wedded bliss.

My Best,
Olivia Zeis
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Love this place. We have stayed here three times. Beautiful location, right on Mirror Lake. All of the amenities and none of the pretentiousness of other resorts. Casual, laid-back, soothing, revitalizing vibe. Get a room with a lakeside view and just chill. Generations Restaurant is ok, fairly standard hotel food, but a great view too!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear PatsFanAlex,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Golden Arrow. It’s terrific that you keep returning to our resort. I’m glad you can chill and escape here. I really like how you described it as casual, laid back, soothing and revitalizing; those are great adjectives for us!

I hope to see you back here soon; I wish you safe and happy travels until we meet again.

My Best,
Olivia Zeis
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

From the very first personal contact at check-in throughout the stay and especially at checkout, the staff were upbeat, warm and friendly, like long lost cousins. We had a spacious and charmingly decorated double queen bed room, with a large super clean bathroom, overlooking the lake (worth the extra $, esp. the balcony), and absolutely loved the location on the main strip. The small but cute man-made white-sand beach was well maintained, and never overly crowded (even though this is a family friendly hotel and fully booked on our weekend so lots of kids of all ages around - btw, very quiet, well insulated rooms!). The Mirror lake beach was stocked with lots of chairs, several row boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and stand-up paddle boards (free for hotel guests) and loads of fresh towels on hand. The lake water was very clean, clear and warm. The best time for us was between 9am-12, and after 4pm. The indoor pool, sauna and two hot tubs were a delicious alternative when the rain clouds came, but most of our water time was at the beach. We were able to park underground below our room with easy access to/from the garage, and hardly used the car. Most rooms don't have breakfast included, but they have Keurig coffee machines, and a small fridge in each room, so that wasn't a problem at all. We didn't get a chance to try their Generations Restaurant, but heard it's really good. We loved the location on the main road and were able to walk everywhere in town from there, including to some of the Olympic venues. A note on the rooms facing the lake: there is a large tree on the water front of the right (newer) part of the hotel, so some of those rooms (x2x series, eg. 224 or 326) have a slightly restricted view across Mirror lake. It didn't bother us, but be sure to ask at the front desk if you have options. The hotel lobby coming in from Main st. is actually on the 3rd floor, and rooms on the first floor have convenient walk-out beach access. Overall a most excellent weekend (Sat-Mon), and we'll definitely do it again. Finally, if you can, book directly with the hotel, via phone or their own website. Avoid the major online hotel reservation sites since they (ahem, Travelocity) messed up our booking, and this family-run establishment will always treat you better right from the start!

Room Tip: Rooms on the 1st floor have walk-out beach access. Rooms in the "low twenties" on each flo...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Bernie M,

Thank you for your fantastic review. It sounds like you and your family was able to take advantage of all that the resort has to offer. I’m very glad you found our staff to be warm and friendly, like your own long lost family members! I am sure that many will benefit from the information in your review. I hope you will stay with us again in the future. Have a great rest of the summer.

Cheers,
Olivia Zeis
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We rented one of their condo's facing main street and slightly detached from the rest of hotel for my husband and I and our very active 2 and 5 year old kids. The room was very practical, laid out well, and clean. The staff was super helpful and inviting. The hotel itself has a lot to boast for families with a lovely beach, access to boats, a pool etc. We all had a really great time and will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Water views are worth it!
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Michelle D,

I’m very glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in one of our Main Street condos. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our lovely beach, friendly staff and that you’ll be back! I truly thank you for writing this great review on Trip Advisor; I look forward to your return to Lake Placid.

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Olivia Zeis
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for our 25th anniversary and had a wonderful stay. View of the lake was beautiful, staff was friendly and helpful. Parked the car and hardly used it since restaurants, shopping and lake all steps away. Loved that canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boats available for guests to use.

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Thank Mary S
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Mary S,

Congratulations on 25 years of marriage! I’m so happy that you chose to celebrate it with us. Thank you for your great review, it’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful view from the resort and friendly staff, among other things.

I hope you will stay with us again in the future. Thank you again for writing your review!

My Best,
Olivia Zeis
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Golden Arrow says they "only thing they overlook is the lake," and it's really true! They've thought of everything at the Golden Arrow and have provided a wonderful escape place for people of all ages. We recently watched the littles and the young teens playing on the beach and using watercraft of all kinds. And we "older generation" folks had plenty of time to use the canoes and rowboats to go out on the lake because they have so many. Waking up each morning seeing the lake while still in bed is heaven.
We've been to the GA during all seasons and each time we find something new to love about it and about Lake Placid. Everyone at the hotel is pleasant and seems happy to be there--must be as nice to work at the Golden Arrow as it is to stay there.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for upper-floor lakeside rooms if you want to have a view of the lake. Ground level...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GenerationsLP, Director of Marketing at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Donna J,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. I’m glad you think that we are living up to our slogan; the only thing we overlook is the lake. It is great that your family of all ages is able to enjoy using all the resort has to offer.

I think that people will benefit from reading your review since you have been here during all seasons. Thank you for all of your fantastic compliments and thank you for returning to the Golden Arrow year after year, I hope we will see you here again soon.

Cheers,
Olivia Zeis
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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

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Additional Information about Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Address: 2559 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3305 (Formerly Golden Arrow Hotel)
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lake Placid
#4 Family Hotel in Lake Placid
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lake Placid
#7 Business Hotel in Lake Placid
Price Range: £85 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“The Only thing we Overlook is the Lake.” Surrender yourself to the untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the United States to receive the Audubon’s Society highest Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and a place to thrill yourself, just moments from the famed Olympic Village at the heart of Lake Placid, New York. We are proud to offer Deluxe Accommodations as well as over 20 different kinds of suites and specialty rooms. All of our rooms are 100% smoke free, our lake front rooms above ground level have private balconies, and the ground level rooms have large glass doors leading out to a patio. Don’t forget your pup because we are a Pet Friendly resort. The Golden Arrow has an indoor pool, steam bath, two whirlpool hot tubs, and sauna. There is also a private white sand beach that is the perfect place to take in a magnificent panorama of the Adirondack Mountains. In the summer there are complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats available, we also have an authentic Italian Gondola that can be taken out for a minimal charge. In the winter you can ski, skate, and even take a dog sled ride on Mirror Lake right out our back door. ... more   less 
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