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Placid Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 14 Lake Placid B&B and Inns
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New York
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2007

The Placid Bay Inn was very nice. The inn sits right on Lake Placid, and there are two paddle boats that guests can use as part of the room rate. There are also chairs and a table out back by the water. The room we got was very basic, not even a hairdryer, but it was perfectly adequate and sparkling clean.

The Inn does not come with breakfast, and there is no restaurant, but it is about a 10-15 minute walk into town, and a two-minute walk to a Howard Johnson's restaurant that had a good breakfast.

Lake Placid in general is a very cute little town with good restaurants, shops, and hiking. The service was excellent wherever we went. We had lunch at Charlie's and dinner at Pasta la Vista, and both were great.

  • Liked — The Lake
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2007

Placid Bay Inn is a charming little inn that offers lakeside rooms, suites and cottages right on the shore! Very picturesque and quiet.

Denise, the owner/operator is very knowledgable of the area's history and attractions. She will also go the extra mile to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. I ordered the Romance Package and was not disappointed. Far exceeded my expectations.

The Inn is located nearly walking distance away from the downtown/shopping/dining area.

If you're looking for a pretentious, disingenuous place to stay, this isn't the place for you. If you like great service with a "real" and relaxed yet professional quality, a great place to get away or go play in the snow, this is the place to stay.

We cannot wait to go back!

Stayed January 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2006

We escaped the heat of New York in the summer and went to Lake Placid. We chose the Placid Bay inn based on their website and we were pleasantly surprised that what is basically a motel, can be so romantic. The rooms are what you expect from a good motel, but the real charm is the location on the lake. You can take one of their kayaks and peddle to the lake. The terrain is well groomed and looks very nice. Also the pool is not bad at all.

The only downside was the somewhat rude housekeeping staff. What part of "not now" didnt you understand when you knocked on my door?

I would come back here in a heartbeat and recommend the Placid Bay Inn to anyone not requiring Four Season luxury.

  • Liked — The view, the location and the view. Oh, and the view.
  • Disliked — Housekeepings attitude.
  • Tips/Secrets — Take a canoe...
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2006

I am new to trip advisor but have recently used the site and found it extremely helpful. I hope this review will help others as well.
I wanted to write a review about this establishment because it is such a wonderful spot to stay! We found it last Fall when we decided to take an unplanned weekend away. We came across the Inn, simply by driving by it, and it looked so clean and quaint, we decided to give it a shot. - And boy we were not disappointed! The Inn is perfect, it's close to downtown, so you can walk to all the shops and restaurants, but yet it is away from the noise and the crowds. We stayed in the 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suit and were delighted to find it had all the comforts of home. Comfortable queen bed, a cute leather sitting sofa and a great kitchenette and dining spot for morning coffee and a bagel. The room is Lakeside, so needless to say the views were incredible. Lake Placid is right in your back yard, while Whiteface Mountain, jets out in the background. Truly picturesque, especially with all the blazing fall foliage. We are planning our next trip to Lake Placid in June, golfing this time and without hesitation, we are booking here. We have spent lots more $$$$ in the same town and got far...far less! So if you are looking for a beautiful place to getaway and relax, this is a terrific pick. My husband and I tell all our friends and family about this Inn, and some have already stayed here too....happy as us!-If you are looking for a cookie cutter chain hotel that is unfriendly and noisy....this is NOT it! This place is a GREAT VALUE, their staff is extremely helpful and FRIENDLY!
GOOD TRAVELING!

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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