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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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40 reviews
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“ADK 90 mile canoe race”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We went to Saranac Lake to see the finish of the 90 mile canoe race that begins in Old Forge Pond and finishes on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. It is a 3 day race. We were recommended to Gauthiers by a local gentleman outside of a convenient store/gas station at about 8:30 in the evening. We had no idea where lodgings were located, so we took his word for it. It was a very good decision. The room was clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. There was a very nice restaurant across the st (McKenzies) and there was free coffee at the motel office from 7am until ?? We were able to take coffee onto the lakefront property of the motel, sit on ADK chairs and watch the canoes race by into the channel that led to the finish line. We did go into town to see more of the 260 canoes finish. It was a great day in the Adirondacks.

Green Features: It is an environmentally friendly "Green" Inn/motel.
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Great hosts,Doug and Dan, who were very friendly and knowledgeable on what to do, where to go and what restaurants to frequent. Nice rooms with 2 queen beds, clean with good linens. Only not excellent as beverages provided at reception were rarely hot and no place to dry towels hence still damp in the evening. If these issues are sorted, they deserve an Excellent rating.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to your return. My husband Doug, and his brother Dan really enjoy their jobs and love providing helpful information. We are so pleased you liked your linens as they are organic cottons and found everything to be perfectly clean.

There are hooks on the back of the doors for towel dying as well as the towel racks. Ill do a walk through of all the rooms and make sure all of the hooks are still in place. I do apologize if the coffee and or tea was not hot enough. Since reading this review, I have reminded the entire staff our standards for checking the beverages station. Your input was helpful to us.

Again, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and as you stated, upon your next visit we will earn your excellent rating! Safe travels!
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Staff was very accommodating. Great location in between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. Walking distance to local groceries, and entertainment. We enjoyed the free use of kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats, and bikes. Very cozy, comfortable, and clean. Queen Suite on ground floor waterfront was convenient, although only large enough for two. Free use of mini fridge and microwave helped.

Room Tip: Queen Suite not enough for sports equipment. Enough space for luggage.
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Green Features: Very environmentally friendly, has won awards for eco friendly hotel
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We happened upon Gauthier's by lucky accident. They had 1 room available. It looked right out onto the lake - fabulous. Nichole was so helpful and pleasant, she made our stay a truly positive experience. She is knowledgeable about the area and patiently gave turn by turn directions to restaurants and quiet swimming spots. The price of the room includes use of canoes and kayaks on the lake until sundown. This is quite perk on this beautiful lake.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
This was such a fun review to read. Positive feedback about our staff is great to hear. We are so glad we had one last room open as you passed through, and your stay was such a nice experience. We look forward to your next visit to Saranac Lake- especially now you know exactly which room you like best!
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

The room itself was quite average. Ground fl on lake with good view, esp of the marina. Main room was spacious. Bath was small, maybe 3x10, with no ventilation. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Some maintenance issues were evident, I.e. end of baseboard heat smashed, and screen on window bent. Sm refrigerator sat on floor and shelving was missing. A solid shower curtain w liner was used rather than one with netted top so showering was done pretty much in the dark. Wi fi seemed intermittent, w connections dropped and needing to be re-established. There were few outlets, 1 available socket in main room and 2 in bath. It took awile to figure out which light was operated by the switch just inside door and that key only worked handle lock with the deadbolt acting as night security. Location meant you drove just about everywhere.
What made it very good was the friendly helpful staff; the clean room with comfortable beds; the availability of personal water craft at no extra charge, good tv with plenty of channels and the McKenzie Grill across the street where simply the best breakfast can be had. (We didn't eat lunch or dinner there.)
We will definitely stay there again and have already recommended it to friends.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My daughter and her friend are camping through NH,VT and NY for the week. I told her to pick a location and I would pay for a room for them mid week. I just happened upon this place on the Internet and knew instantly they would like it. When I called from out of state the front staff could not have been any nicer! Helpful with all my Mom type questions,which made me feel as if they were staying with really nice people! When my daughter arrived she said "Mom,this is a perfect place for us! We are going to go kayaking for free at Sunrise!". She loved the room and the location. I will highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to NY!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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ncr1, Owner at Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
This really was one of the most enjoyable reviews I have read. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge our staff. As a mother of three, I truly appreciate your confidence in us and comfort in sending your daughter our way, one of the best complements our business has had.
If your travels take you our way please stop in as I would love to meet!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

this was our 3rd trip to saranac lake, a sleepy charming town where time stands still. the inn is a great base for all of our wanderings and a peaceful, beautiful place for just hanging out. we tour the great camps, head into the mountains, paddle the lakes and visit in the historic sites including riverwalk, the saranac labs and the robert louis stevenson cottage. got my first set of johnny cash stamps at the post office in town. great library with lots of books and info from staff about local stuff, like the old "cure cottages" we're always checking out. cool mornings with mist on the lake and loons calling. staff and fellow guests all very friendly and fun to talk to.

  • 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, 23 August 2013
I love that you had such a great trip to Saranac Lake and really enjoyed all our town has to offer! I am also extremely jealous of your Johnny Cash stamp!
We hope next time you are in our little corner of the world you stop in, even just to say hello. Until then, safe and adventurous travels'
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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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