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Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Long Lake
Reviewed 27 September 2010

Ok not even sure where to start. We where spendng a special weekend in the Adirondacks for my S/O's 50th Birthday. So I wanted someplace special for dinner. When we arrived it was not busy. There was a clerk behind the desk who didnt even look at us just made notes on a clipboard, then walked out. Next a woman appears, doesnt look at us and says what can I do for you? OK 2 for dinner? Asks where we want to eat, I guess we chose the fly infested cafe. (OK Northeast, warm fall day it happens) From there we were greeted by our waitress who seems nice enough but neither speaks or understands english very well. She trys to explain the specials which we got thru. She gave us the wine list. After coming back 3 times only to tell us our selection is not available, I simply ordered a glass of house Pinot Noir, which was not Pinot Noir, my boyfriend opted for a beer, with lime, yup she forgot the lime. Still we were ok. We ordered our meals. Thank god we ordered appetizers. It took over an hour to be served, people had been seated and left after us. Finally our meals come not as they were ordered and cold! Since it was a special occasion we had not complained and were just going with it. After a couple bites we decided we couldnt even eat it. When the waitress finally came back and asked us if we wanted it wrapped we politely told her just to bring the ck, that we couldnt even eat this. And she disappears again. After 10-15 minutes, which seemed like an hr, we walked out to the lobby. Where we saw her talking to the woman at the front desk and said right in front of us"They are the ones I was telling you about" Honestly we laughed and just wanted to get out of there. The woman at the desk became very combative because we ate the appetizers and had 2 drinks..and just wanted to give us a discount. #1. Not even an I so sorry. #2 I wasnt looking for a discount. I asked to speak to the owner, yup wait for it...She was the owner..Didnt even care. Needless to say I would never go back. During our wait we over heard guests form the hotel complaining and an other gentleman complaining about a burger. Its a shame that this place is so run down and is owned by such rude and uncaring people. Wish I had visited years ago before these people purchased it. I would highly recommend the Shamrock hotel and the little bar/grill right across the bridge.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

We were treated like afterthoughts in the restaurant: rushed, barely and sloppily attended to.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

Great rustic experience. If you're the boring tyer looking for the same old ordinary thing, don't bother staying here. If you enjoy someting unique and you love natural beuty, you may end up loving this place. We do!

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

I hadn't stayed at the Adirondack Hotel in several years and was happy to find that it retains all the traditional charm I'd remembered. It's not a modern box with all the usual amenities and that's the point. This hotel is perhaps the last of the old-style, non-resort, inns in the entire region. I chose a room without private bath and suffered no ill effects or inconvenience whatsoever. The hotel is clean, comfortable, and convivial. The lakeview restaurant and cozy tap room are frequented by travelers and locals alike. No breakfast though, but that's what the Long Lake Diner is for - another classic establishment. If you're looking for accommodations you won't find around just any corner at home, the Adirondack Hotel is a good choice.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 August 2009

My husband and I planned a getaway in the Adirondacks on our way to visit relatives. We have visited most of the lakes in the region but we had never spent the night at Long Lake. We booked the hotel rather hastily and we should have looked at a few more web sites and viewed this site before making our arrangements.

On the plus side, the hotel is centrally located across the road from a pretty lake view. The second floor veranda was lovely for a respite. The restaurants were also good with good food, and the bar is available if a guest wants to hang out.

But the room was small, about 12 feet by 12 feet, without AC, phone, hair dryer or TV. We should have known this because the web site offered shared bath rooms and private bath rooms, a clue that this is a 19th century functional property, lacking in modern comforts. We booked a room with private bath and the bathroom had been renovated so it was OK.

So if you want this kind of experience, this is fine for you, but I prefer a little more spacious room with a TV. (they did have internet but no desk or table!) Also at $120 a night, I found the price ridiculous for what I got, even if it is the peak season.

The room was noisy from street traffic and the veranda was right outside the bedroom window.

The property had a charm about it from olden days gone by, but it was in a state of disrepair. The veranda needed painting, both floor and ceiling, and the balcony spokes were loose in a couple places. The wall paper to the third floor was pealing. The lobby and restaurants were very nice.

In summary, if you know what you are getting and you are fine with it, then stay here. Otherwise, come for dinner but find an adequate and clean motel room.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2008

We looked forward to our stay with a bit of trepidation as the web site lacked details like room photos. Trying to reserve wasn't confidence building as our first calls were either unanswered or came when the person with control of the reservation book was unavailable. But we wanted a hotel in the LL area rather than a motel or cabin, so we tried our luck.

Hotel personnel at check-in was a bit abrupt, but not quite rude (later clerks has better attitudes). The pealing wall paper on our way up to our 3rd floor room was also troubling.

But the room itself was OK. A step up from log cabin rustic. Mostly clean, save for the extra used plastic cup, smudged windows, and window screens with a fair accumulation of spider webs and dead bugs. The ensuite bathroom wasn't modern - exposed pipes, stand-up shower, etc. - but was most-importantly clean.

The saving grace was the lake view, which we greatly valued. However, it came at a price: the window left open for the July breeze (no A/C) allowed in the noise of 18-wheeler logging trucks engine-braking by the hotel at all hours - though somehow we got used to it. Second floor lakeview rooms have the added risk people chatting on the 2nd floor veranda right outside the window until all hours.

The downstairs restaurants (same menu and food, we were told, but different settings) were good choices. And the bar was definitely a bonus, with additional seating on the ground floor's front veranda.

Two recommendations:
- Helms Aero Service has float planes right across from the hotel that take 20 minute tours of the area you'll never see from the ground. A reasonably priced splurge never to be forgotten.
- Long Lake Diner / Owlshead Pub (one operation really) have great, though simple food, good beer, good service and a nice patio overlooking a pond.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2008

Quite an experience. We requested a room with a private bath. Was given a room on the second floor back. It had a strange smell so we opened the window to the noise and odor of the kitchen exhaust fans. They had another room on the third floor front. It was very clean. The only problem was it was a very hot night and we had to leave the window open to the sounds of the 18 wheelers going by on the main road outside. The rooms are very small (12x12). No AC, phone, TV or hair dryer. They had a ceiling fan and the third floor was just done over. Everything was very clean. If you had a room on the second floor front be prepared to have people seating outside your room on the balcony. We did and it had a beautiful breeze while we had our drink. Very nice restaurant and quaint old bar. If you want a rustic Adirondack Hotel this is the place.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake

Address: 1245 Main St, PO Box 355, Long Lake, NY 12847-2201
Region: United States > New York > Long Lake
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Long Lake
Price Range: £46 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18

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