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“Amazing view”
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Placid Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 14 Lake Placid B&B and Inns
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Fairport, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Amazing view”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a good experience. The room was very small but very clean and had everything we needed. The view from the backyard was just beautiful and really made our stay! You have a direct view of Whiteface and Lake Placid. Great location, would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Inn. The room you booked is one of our smallest rooms, but must economical. We are so happy that you enjoyed the beautiful views in the backyard, and that you both had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you, again. Thank you for your business.
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Greenville, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The room was clean and modern. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Grounds immaculate . You can keep your kayaks near the water so you can easily get out on the lake in a moment. Even if its 5 am ;) .Within walking to a couple great restaurants and drinks, no driving necessary. No complaints and will stay again if we return to Lake Placid.Thanks

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 31 August 2014
We are so happy that you enjoyed our location, and your stay. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourselves, and sharing your thoughts with other travelers. We hope to see you again in the near future. The Fall is a beautiful time to be paddling on the Lakes and ponds in the area. The reflection of the colorful leaves on the water is magical. Thank you, again, for stay with us.
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I am so torn about this review. We found the Inn to be perfectly located to everything we needed; the grounds were lovely and our room was more than adequate with the glaring exception of the bed which was horrible. It was hard and needed to be either flipped or replaced. I got up very late in the first night after hours of tossing and turning and ended up sleeping on the loveseat for the duration of our stay (3 nights). Our room was clean and well equipped. We liked the option of not having the towels replaced every day. We loved that there were canoes available. We took them out twice. We never got to use the pool, only because of the weather. The staff was very friendly, though I was surprised at checkout when I told them about the problem with the bed, I was told she would pass along the information, but there was no apology. We spent $565 for 3 nights (3 people) and I would find somewhere else to stay next time because of the sleeping issue, though that being said I did not tell them of the problem after the first night and they might have offered a solution had I informed them.

Green Features: We loved having the option of not having fresh towels every day which we feel is a waste and I loved having a recycle bin in our room next to the trash can.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to read there were many apsects you enjoyed about your stay, from our friendly staff, free canoes and convenient location. Thank you also for acknowledging our efforts to maintain and promote a "green friendly" property, by our recycling and optional towel reuse ptogram for your room. Its refreshing to see people on board with recycling and conservation.
We are disappointed you did not have a restful night sleep while staying with us. We wish you would have informed us about the situation right away because it would have been easily resolved. Running an Inn for over 34 years, we realize guests' mattress preference varies drastically. We have invested in costly, top of the line, 4" plush matress covers, just in case people prefer a softer mattress. If we would have know upfront, we could have either switched rooms for you or offered the Pillow Topper matress cover as an option. Since we have never had any complaints about this rooms' matress we had no idea there was even a problem. The mattress has been recently replaced and we also flip and rotate our mattresses on a scheduled basis for sleep quality and to maintain matress care/ cleaning.
I hope in the future, no matter what type of establishment, inform the property right away of any issues so they can be addressed directly, for your happiness and the properties well being. Our goal is to have happy guests from the minute they check in, till departure; hence why we have so many repeat clients. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. All our best!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our hiking/biking trip in the Adirondacks was made even better by the super clean, exquisitely attention to detail cottage and grounds at Placid Bay Inn. The Mallard Cottage had fantastic views of Whiteface Mountain. The little covered porch with chairs on the back was perfect to enjoy a book while it rained. The dock was also great - we had breakfast there each morning with the ducks - but, we didn't feed them!! We used the canoes a lot - that really added to the feel of the place. The walk to town was only 10 minutes. The maid service was really great, and somehow always done without any disruption. Very very beautiful place and we would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: the Mallard Cottage was pricey - but, it was really great.
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Green Features: Good information on re-using towels, closing windows with air on, etc.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Our family is so happy to hear that you enjoyed our property and The Mallard cottage. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful thoughts with us and other visitors. We do hope to see you again! Maybe for the Fall foliage or ski season? :-) Thank you, again, for your detailed description of your stay. We appreciate both your review and your stay with us.
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We arrived in Lake Placid due to a last minute decision to go for a weekend ride. The town was booked and we were referred to this Inn from another hotel that had no rooms available. We couldn't be happier we were. The welcome was warm and friendly. The room was spotless and very comfortable. The exterior as neat and tidy as the rooms. We felt like we were being welcomed into a friends place for a visit instead of checking into a hotel. We sat on the dock and looked out over the water, we went canoeing, something I haven't done in years! We were told where to get everything we could possibly need within walking distance. We have already told many friends and family about this Inn and will definitely be going back to stay again! Thanks for making a short trip one to remember. This place is nicer than most of the very expensive places I have stayed in.

August 2014

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
What a delight both of you are. We truly appreciate all your kind words, and you taking the time to write this review, and also filling out the comment card in your room. Your positive energy gives us even more energy, after a long summer, to smile and enjoy being given the honor of your business. Thank you again for staying with us, and sharing your experience with both your friends and folks visiting Trip Advisor. It would be our sincere pleasure to see you again. Thank you.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Stayed at Placid Bay Inn for 4 nights, July 29th-Aug 2nd. Our room on the second floor was very nice - spacious and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchenette area and the little dining table, perfect. The bathroom was clean and felt almost new. The walk in closet provided plenty of space for our suitcases.
The view outside our window was fantastic. As picturesque as I could have possibly imagined it. A little piece of heaven, indeed. I have great memories of my daughter opening up the curtains in the morning and marveling at the beauty, asking to get her shoes on to go see the baby ducks by the canoes.
The location is perfect. Just far enough from the noise of Main Street, yet a super short drive to the center. We also walked to get dinner a few times. A great Italian restaurant very close, and a pretty interesting Mexican/Irish restaurant a little
further, but also walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2014
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sunintree, Owner at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed not only your room, but the beauty of Lake Placid. We have lived here for over 34 years, and each and everyday is special. I'm sure your daughter will have these memories to hold onto for the rest of her life, as well as, having shared them with her Mom and Dad. Folks tell us how beautiful the views are in the backyard, and I say- "We don't make the views, we just try to enhance them." We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place, and are so happy that our guests enjoy it as much as we do! Thank you, again, for taking the time to share your impressions of our Inn. We truly hope to see your family, again. Thank you.
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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed during the Ironman in Lake Placid. Town was very crowded but with just a short walk from town, we were back in our quiet room. We were upgraded to a HUGE room #4 that had a nice view of the lake. Not fancy room, but suited our needs. We used the canoes several times and found Placid Bay Inn very comfortable and relaxing. Room was exceptionally clean too!

Room Tip: request Lake View. Makes a Big difference.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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sunintree, Manager at Placid Bay Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
We appreciate and rely on our customers feed back, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you had a pleasant stay with us and our property suited your needs. We often hear how nice it is to come back to our property after being downtown on Main Street, especially during very busy times like Ironman. We take great pride to create a little oasis away from the hustle an bustle and are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy our amenities. We look forward to having you as our guests again, thanks again for your review:)
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Property: Placid Bay Inn
Address: 2187 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1182
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Region: United States > New York > Lake Placid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Placid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Placid Bay Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adirondack ambiance surrounds you in our picturesque Inn located right on Placid Lake with magnificent views of Whiteface Mt. Relax in a comfortably appointed room, suite or cottage. We have updated & remodeled our accommodations including: upscale towels, bedding, and bathrooms, many with deep soaking tubs. Our Inn offers free Wi-Fi, canoes, outdoor pool, and Adirondack chairs for lounging by the Lake. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to downtown shops & restaurants. Visit our web site for details on our numerous year-round packages and online reservations.Please Note: We are a small hotel not a B&B. ... more   less 
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