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“Fantastic”
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Adirondack Motel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence
north jersey
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 19 October 2009

One of the most friendly places we have ever stayed. The boat house accomodations are wonerful,over looking all of Lake Flower. The muffins are tops! The owners Susan & Fred are so down to earth and most pleasant, so is their Doggie Aderondak Jack and the newest addition Daisy. We go back ever year, would not go anywhere else to stay. Would rate the stay there 100 stars.

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

Booked the last available room [which was the priciest of all available] but it did have a great balcony overlooking the lake - only 2 of the 14 (estimate) rooms had this view. Clean, functional, enjoyed having a kitchenette in the room. Friendly owners [and dogs!]. Easy walk into town for restaurants, art galleries, more.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Saranac Lake, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2009

My parents just stayed at the Adirondack Motel for four days this September. The owners Susan and Fred were extremely accommodating, and went out of their way to make my parents comfortable. The room was spotless, thoughtfully decorated and had beautiful views of Lake Flower. From now on this will be my number one recommendation for friends and family visiting from out of town.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Thank kellyadks
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Stowe
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2009

Super duper clean, and fresh sheets, nice and quiet, peaceful setting. Fred and Susan are not your everyday creepy Motel owners, some places I have stayed the owners should not be in the hosipality business. Fred and Susan are exactly the type of people that should be in the hosipality business, friendly and professional all the way. I will definately make this a regular stop for me on my bi-yearly motorcycle trip from Ontario to Vermont. Thanks again, I highly recommend. A. Skelly /Stowe/VT & Toronto/Canada

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Albany, NY
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2009

All of the positive aspects of the reviews on Trip Advisor are true. The Adirondack Motel is a perfect place to stay. Clean and comfortable with the owners accommodating in every way. Have stayed here for the past 3 years and find this motel to be a peaceful, in town, on the lake location. Highly recommend the Adirondack Motel for your Adirondack vacation.

  • Stayed July 2009
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2009

I was recommended to the Adirondack Motel by a family member. I took a motorcycle trip from London Ontario and stayed at the motel for 2 days. The accomodations were fantastic. The rooms were exceptionally clean, well priced and nice and quiet at nightime. The owners(Susan and Fred) were very hospitable and gave us recommendations on places to see and travel locations. The motel was right on the lake so after a long day of riding we could sit by the water and relax. I would definitely give the motel two thumbs up!!

  • Stayed June 2009
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Warwick, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2009

My husband and I have been vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains for almost 20 years and 14 of those trips have been spent at the Adirondack Motel, ten days at a time. The word "motel" is inadequate in describing the lovely grounds, gorgeous vistas, comfy accomodations, and thoughtfully planned amenities that make up this lakeside "mini resort". You can hear NOTHING from the rooms on either side of you - I am not kidding! There is a refrigerator in every beautifully appointed room. There are also large "housekeeping" suites available with kitchen facilities. The office looks and feels like a cozy nook from one of the Great Camps of the old Adirondacks and has a microwave, a gourmet coffee machine, ice machine, restaurant menus, tour pamphlets, tons of free advice, magazines, maps, and even books for the borrowing - all available from early morning until late evening. The continental breakfast (included) is highlighted by the warm, homeade muffins set out every morning. The ADK Motel is nestled in the lovely village of Saranac Lake, NY. The (1875-era) village itself is nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. And - if you've never been here - it's like nothing you've ever seen before unless, it's been said, you've experienced the Swiss Alps. The surrounding area is known for its wilderness hiking, biking, canoeing, backpacking, and FISHING (can you tell what our favorite pastime is?). Lake Flower gently laps the motel property and is the gateway to a chain of lakes including Lower Saranac and Middle Saranac Lakes, both of which are accessed by travelling through real locks, a thrilling experience for the uninitiated! You can anchor or drift and fish for bass, troll for pike (even the little ones feel like monsters when they hit your lure), or just throw in a worm with a bobber from the dock. Many guests gather in the gazebo each evening to watch the sunset over the lake and to swap stories of the day's adventures or let you in on the gem of a store or fishing spot they've found. Guests can dock their own boats right there, or rent one of the ADK Motel boats, or have the complimentary use of a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat. You can walk to some really decent restaurants and have a very nice dinner for two for around $40, grab some pizza or Chinese takeout, or travel a whopping seven miles and have a gourmet meal in one of the fine dining establishments in the neighboring village of Lake Placid, the home of all-things-Winter-Olympian. You can even take a passenger train between these two villages and visit the museum exhibits and gift shops in both train stations. There are several other museums, including one built and run by a Native American family and John Brown's (the fiery abolitionist) farmhouse museum and grave. You can see a movie in a theater built a hundred years ago, attend a first-class, summer-stock drama or comedy, visit a state fishery, spend a rainy day delving into the huge collection of Adirondack history housed in the Saranac Lake library, or take a long ride on virtually empty highways amidst the towering pine forests dotted with lakes. You can use the motel gas grills and picnic tables and lounge around on the outdoor furniture strategically placed all around the landscaped property. The owners, Fred and Susan, make every effort possible to ensure your stay will be enjoyable to the utmost degree. I know I've left out several great things I'll wish I'd remembered to write about in this review. I'm not exaggerating when I say we absolutely love the Adirondack Motel. In fact, we're headed there in about four weeks for visit number 15 and cannot wait to get there!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Adirondack Motel

Property: Adirondack Motel
Address: 248 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2460
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the center of everything Adirondack. Fish, ski, hike, paddle, swim or just relax. At the edge of Saranac Lake and only 7 miles from Lake Placid. Motel rooms, lakefront Boathouse efficiencies and large Cottage suites. Motor boat rentals available. Free moorage for your boat. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Adirondack Motel Saranac Lake, New York
Adirondack Hotel Saranac Lake

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