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“Great place to stay with the added bonus of kayaking!”

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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Oswego
2 reviews
“Great place to stay with the added bonus of kayaking!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The poolside room was very clean. It was simple without luxuries, but that's expected. It was a comfortable size, though. We requested a microwave, and got one. It was nice to have both the microwave and refrigerator for leftover food!

We definitely enjoyed the free usage of the kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats. There were plenty to use, and we could just grab life jackets, paddles, and go. The staff even told us about an ice cream place we could paddle to and grab dessert.
There were other things to do on the property and nearby - swimming pool, tennis, and basketball courts.

We liked the complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. It was nice to be able to grab a cup whenever.

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They told us about different restaurants in town (Nona Fina's is a MUST GO - delicious and wonderful service) and activities (tandem biking).

The location was perfect. It sat right on the lake which is an advantage over the Best Western across the street. It was within walking distance to a breakfast restaurant across the street. Lake Placid was just about 20 minutes away, and we were able to easily travel there for the day.

We'll definitely return if we can!

Green Features: We appreciated that they support the environment, and they did a great job.
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Thank you for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and visit to the Adirondacks!

Its great you were able to get out and take full advantage of our complementary amenities like the canoes and kayaks. We really enjoy getting our guests out on the water to experience what our area is all about!

Glad you enjoyed the organic coffee and hot tea all day long. A cup always makes my day too! I'm also happy to read the refrigerator/microwave amenities were a bonus too. I will relay to Nonna Fina you enjoyed your meals there. They do nice work and we really like to send our guests there for quality food.

We look forward to hosting you on your next visit, until then happy travels!
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

My husband and I just spent 2 great nights and 3 great days at this lovely location. Our room overlooking the lake was very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. The staff was super helpful and our stay could not have been better. We took advantage of the complimentary paddle boats as well as a nearby hike trail. It is also very close to Lake Placid where we enjoyed great food at very nice restaurants. An excellent spot for families or couples wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We will most definitely return by ourselves and with our family!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us, and it is wonderful to read you had such a nice visit!

I am glad to read you took advantage of our amenities and got to the nearby activities and towns. We are super excited when our guests do a little exploring during their stay.

I am so happy you loved your room and soaked in the great views! we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to the Adirondacks!
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Clifton Park, New York
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

My husband and our 2 sons stayed at the inn this past weekend. The room was clean and welcoming. We had a lovely balcony over looking the lake and access to kayak, canoes and paddle boats. The staff was friendly and informative. Lots of activities on site...swimming in the pool, boating and near by basketball court. Great spot for families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Great to read you had such a nice stay and trip with your family. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your family vacation!

We are glad you took advantage of the boats and had a little water fun, that is what we are all about. Tennis and basketball are fun too, then a dip in the pool to cool off works for sure.

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and look forward to your next visit to Saranac Lake!
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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My friend and I stayed there two weeks ago for two night. On the first morning we got an emergency call at 6am that her father was rushed to the hospital. I immediately went to the office. Sign said didn't open until 7am. Went back at 7:10am. Still closed. At 7:30am still closed. I wanted to check out and head to hospital in NH. Went down the road to have quick breakfast. Came back at 8am door open but no one around. It said on phone to dial a number for manager. Did that and three wireless phones started ringing. All were there on counter. Finally at 8:30am a person arrived. I told them had an emergency and needed to check out and have been trying since 7am. Qhe told me could not hqve refund for next night because failed to give 72 hour notice. While talking the phone rang, he told person they were sold out and had no rooms for that night. I said we are checking out you could have given that person our room andi could get a refund. I understand cancellation policies, but emergency should not count AND he had chance to rent out the room I was vacating. NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
First, we sorry for your situation and are hopeful everything worked out for you. We would like the opportunity to host you again, and let us change your mind. Please contact me direct nicole@saranaclakeinn.com for us to make arrangements should you like to take advantage.

Unfortunately, there may have been some misinterpretations in your experience and I want to be sure and clarify. After reading your review I immediately touched base with our staff to identify what happened, as quality service is our priority.

The office was opened at 7am, however to our mistake our staff neglected to remove the door sign when unlocking and opening. We sincerely apologize. The doors were unlocked and with other guests in and out throughout the morning the staff was unaware the sign was still up.

When you returned after breakfast and noted the multiple phones ringing on the desk, that is common as we are often out on the property, helping guests and carry a portable paging phone which alerts us to the front desk. There are 3 phones, early mornings with only 1 front desk staffer the other two remain on the charger, as the day gets busier, our other staff takes their phones as well.

In the case of the room rental and our being full, the guest calling could have been looking for any night or a combination of that night and another which was unavailable. We do not pass up reservations if we are able to take them, and with our rooms booked so far in advance we do impose a cancellation policy for various reasons, including honoring our guarantee to our guests for your available room.

Again, please contact me should you wish to give us another opportunity to show you a wonderful time in Saranac Lake and Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn.
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights the Inn organized Golf for a group of ten of us as well.

I had driven in from Montreal in my Volt they let me plug it in super experience

The inn was clean and spacious and the location on the lake was perfect, the staff were very helpful and friendly

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Thank you so much for review! We were so excited to have you "plugged in" in our parking lot. Its wonderful to have green travelers stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit through the Adirondacks!
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Potsdam, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We went here and had 3 rooms. The accommodations were nice and although not luxurious had obvious updates and were very clean and nice. There were Adirondack chairs outside all the rooms and it was a great place to enjoy sitting outside to read, chat with our family as well as other guests. As others have said, there was free access to kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. There is plenty of local resaurants, hiking and a quick drive to Lake Placid. We stay in this area regularly and are always looking for reasonable prices while still getting a good clean room. This will definitely remain on our list to return to!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

The location was nice and clean with a fresh breeze and a balcony right on the water, free paddle boats and kayaks. The owners and staff were very accommodating and eco friendly. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Address: 488 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2455
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Adirondack Waterfront Saranac Lake's only GREEN lodging property- Offering waterfront accommodations on Lake Flower In Saranac Lake with access to over 30 miles of Adirondack waterways, including Upper, Middle, and Lower Saranac Lakes. Walk to shopping, dining, galleries, and enjoy our events; including the entertainment in neighboring Lake Placid NY. Only 20 minutes to Whiteface Mountain, where you'll find year round activities! Stay GREEN in the Adirondacks - Rated a Platinum Property by Audubon International's Eco Lodging Program - the highest designation possible, 1 of only 8 in North America. Saranac Lake Inn is committed to a new vision, fresh eco-conscious perspective, attention to detail and style, and a welcoming environment for our guest's from our family owned and operated lodge. Our rooms have been remodeled, redressed, and recycled with the environment in mind! The Adirondacks Recreation Resort Our focus is all about our guest's experience and making Adirondack recreation accessible. We provide a large variety of amenities and perks to help complete your trip; to make it easy for you to try a new activity while on vacation. Kayaks, bicycles, canoes, tennis, snowshoes and ice skating complementary with your stay- Just to name a few! ... more   less 
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