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Amanda's Village Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Owners are almost like B&B hosts: gregarious and outgoing. Joe is especially chatty. Property is old-fashioned and nice. Our room was dark but well-kept. Mattress a little soft for my tastes. Mini-fridge in room. Protected wi-fi available. Alarm clock affixed to top of TV, so in the morning there’s no simply reaching out to silence it! Only available electrical outlet (bedsides the one used by fridge and air conditioner) could not accept three-prong plugs. Water in bathroom not very hot. Property is across the road from lake; partial view from our room but crossing road sometimes chancy (no pedestrian crosswalk). Reasonably priced for the area.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

When i made my reservation---the owner and i laughed it up as she was taking down my info....that right there made me believe that this was a good place to stay and for the price.....when i got there that afternoon-as i checked in,we yucked it up again.....friendly atmosphere.As i entered the room...i was pleased.It is,as stated in another review;very 60ish,road side motel....and who cares?Its well kept and was comfortable-with a decent price.I read a review by Scott,really cutting this place down....what does he want?My gosh ---this is Saranac Lake and it is rustic....

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Amanda's offers a reasonable rate for a clean nicely appointed room. It's a great jump off point for the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid area. The owners are friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We will stay at Amanda's any time we are in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stayed a few days because my husband was having surgery at the nearby (2 miles) Adirondack Medical Center. They gave us a patient discount on the room. Staff was friendly. The room had 2 double beds, a table and a couple of chairs, a small fridge, etc. The only minor thing I could get picky about is the bed was a little firm for me (fine for my husband and adult son) and I would have loved a fluffier pillow. Basically looked just like the room picture on their website. Great water pressure in the shower. The room and bathroom were spotless. My husband spent one night a couple of weeks ago as he had an early dr appt. He had a single room with one double bed and was just as pleased with the first visit. Several local restaurants in the area and not too far from a grocery store, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts. (The Cakery Bakery has delicious eclairs and Casa Del Sol has a coconut/cilantro rice that is yummy.) You'll definitely want your own vehicle as taxi service is questionable. 2 companies in Saranac Lake - 1 the phone was "temporarily disconnected,' and the other the driver was out of town and wouldn't be back for a couple of days. We'd definitely stay again should the need arise and highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

I had casually mentioned when the reservation was made that we were returning for our anniversary. Our room was clean and comfortable, and included a lovely bouquet of flowers with a card wishing us a happy anniversary. What a sweet surprise! This may be a budget hotel, but the personal touches will make it seem like you spent much more. We've told everyone the story of the flowers. Who does that sort of thing anymore? Joe and Edie did.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Met Joe when we checked in and got the inside scoop on where to go for dinner. LaBella's - a great choice! Room and bathroom were very nice and clean. Walking distance to downtown, and a block away from convenience store, all directly across from Lake Flower, Best value for the money!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Edie and Joe are the most congenial owners we've ever met. We enjoy Amanda's Village so much that we've stayed there on the average of once a month for about 10 years. We call number 6 our home away from home, and Edie and Joe try to rent us that unit whenever it's available. The entire property is extremely clean both inside and out. There's never a cobweb or speck of dust anywhere inside, and the grounds are nicely decorated with the flowers and greenery of each season.

The location is delectable in that it's only a hop to a delicious restaurant to it's left, is across the road from Lake Flower, which provides a relaxing atmosphere in which to read a book, and since we're hikers, it's very important that Amanada's Village is very near the high peaks. If shopping is what tickles your fancy, Amanada's is very conveniently located less than 10 miles from Lake Placid.

We stay there as often as we can. -Jerry and Debbie

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amanda's Village Motel

Address: 185 River St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2022
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range: £38 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Adirondack motel is open year round, located on River Street opposite the park and public boat launch with spectacular views of Lake Flower. We are within walking distance of the downtown shopping district, numerous restaurants, churches and a host of entertaining activities. Lake Placid and its many activities are only an eight-minute drive away. All rooms at Amanda's are non smoking since 2003. ... more   less 
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Amandas Village Hotel
Amanda's Village Motel Saranac Lake, New York

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