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Sara-Placid Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Palermo, NY
1 review
“Honeymoon Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2008

Steve, the owner/operator of this lovely place, couldn't have been more accommodating. The suite was spotlessly clean and neat on our arrival. This is an ideal spot for a honeymoon during the peak foliage season in the Adirondacks.

I highly recommend the Sara-Placid Motor Inn for anyone staying in this area anytime.

  • Liked — Jacuzzi
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2008

We stayed two nights here, a huge room with all the comforts, big bed, flat-screen TV, coffee, fridge, microwave etc. Steve is a very helpful guy and good host (as well as having at least two interesting old cars!) The motel is well placed opposite the lake but is on the edge of town on the Lake Placid road - it's a bit of a walk into Saranac Lake itself. The town didn't seem to have very many restaurants but there are a couple within walking distance in the direction of Lake Placid - and also an Aldi supermarket, so if you want to take advantage of the microwave and picnic in the room, that's very easy. Lake Placid is nearby, but for us the most interesting thing was the Robert Louis Stevenson cottage on the edge of the town (park down by the river and follow the signs on foot) - an excellent collection of memorabilia, very well organised and presented.

  • Liked — Comfort and level of appointment
  • Disliked — It was a bit far out of town for us
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank CnFEngland
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Western Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2008

Saranac Lake makes for a perfect home base for the area. Every room is well furnished. Our kitchen unit was helpful and spacious through our five day stay. Steve is friendly and attentive to every need. Listen to his sightseeing and restaurant advice. He steered us to hikes and climbs seemingly reserved for the locals. This feels like a b&b [without the breakfast]. There are views of the lake from the rooms and grounds. The overall experience canceled out the [low] road noise.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dinglerover
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2008

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Sara Placid. Steve was very helpful in recommending local restaurants and a place to rent a canoe to explore the area.

The rooms are clean, large, and include a mini-fridge and a flat screen TV. Also had a table and chairs, as well as a separate comfy chair. Location is walking distance to numerous restaurants, tennis courts, canoe/kayaking outfitter. Lots of outdoor space for just sitting and reading.

Also, even though we booked for three days, Steve was kind enough to refund the last day when we needed to leave early to avoid driving through the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna. We really appreciated his flexibility and we can't wait to stay here again.

Stayed September 2008
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Thank MECD
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Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

A huge "thank you" to Steve for not always a wonderful stay at one of my favorite motels but for helping my husband and I out of a terrible situation. We originally were camping down the road at a state park and due to huge downpours our tent was submerged in water and leaking at 10 PM at night. We drove down the road to Steve's and found that he had a room available for us. Within a few minutes were had our key and were snug in our beds. The Sara Placid gets our vote for our number one pick whenever we are traveling to the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region and are looking for a motel that has everything we need - microwave ovens, coffee pots, refrigerators, LCD TV's and Cable TV, the cleanest rooms you have ever seen and the most comfortable beds. Please consider staying at the Sara Placid the next time you are in the area. We wouldn't stay anywhere else and we recommend the Sara Placid to ALL our family and friends! We look forward to seeing Steve and to our next stay at his wonderful place!

  • Liked — Everything! Cleanliness and comfortable beds.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debra S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2008

As a pilot, I am in hotels 20 days out of the month. I rarely review cause thats just too much work. This place stands out. The view and location are great. I stayed in a fully equiped fishing cottage and tried out the roadside motel part on my last day. The owner went well out of his way to make us comfortable. Everything is clean and comfortable. He even let us use a couple of his Kayaks on the room. Restaurants and groceries nearby. A very neighborly feel about the whole deal.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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1 Thank captgary
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2008

A private (not chain) motel with comfortable beds, sizable rooms, quiet, next to a restaurant that provides breakfast and lunch. The owner, Steve, takes an avid interest in his guests comfort.

We would not hesitate to return.

  • Liked — Personal touch
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank DomKindred
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Additional Information about Sara-Placid Motor Inn

Property: Sara-Placid Motor Inn
Address: 445 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2463
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Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful lake/mountain setting. Motel rooms, kitchenettes, housekeeping apartments, suites with private bedrooms, Jacuzzi Suite, bed and breakfast type accommodations and three lakefront cottages. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sara-Placid Motor Hotel Saranac Lake
Sara-Placid Motor Inn Saranac Lake, New York

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