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“Great choice for the Lake Placid area”
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Grand View Motel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Wilmington
Reviewed 27 July 2012

It was our first visit to the Grand View and we will certainly be back. The gentleman who checked us in greeted us warmly and happily split the bill for us as we were both paying cash. The rates are very reasonable, especially for the area, and they often have mid-week specials.
The room was immaculately clean. It was large, with a flat screen TV, air conditioning and fridge coming standard. The linens looked brand new and the two nights we spent there I had a truly great night's sleep. It was really nice being able to park right outside our door, and even though there were a few other guests the entire stay was very quiet. They have a large in-ground pool which was clean and very refreshing.
The motel is located close to the village of Wilmington, and a 20-minute easy drive to Lake Placid.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We have been coming to the "Grandview" for over 15 yrs....The title speaks volumes "Grandview".
Most friendly, immaculate, and the perfect place to be. I suffer with asthma,and because of lou's stringent animal policy, people like me, never have to worry about it.,Move in, unpack and breathe the great mountain air..Can't say enough.
Carol & Bill Bohling.

Room Tip: excellent value for the money.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank wilfred b
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I suppose you could say that the Grand View provides basic motel accommodation. But here, that adds up to superior motel accommodation. The rooms are well appointed — the furniture is in excellent condition — and scrupulously clean. The hardwood floors are gleaming. There is an easy chair for reading (you don't find that in many motels) and there is also a small work table with chair. The flat-screen television, which looks relatively new, offers a generous choice of channels: Canadians take note that both CBC and CTV are available. The bathroom with shower is adequately equipped, but be prepared to wait for hot water; when it does arrive, it is plentiful.
The owner was most accommodating. when he heard that I might require wireless, he confessed he had been having problems with a new modem and would put me in a unit where access would be easier. He also was a wealth of information about restaurants and local attractions.
Staying in Wilmington, where you're constantly aware of the wilderness surrounding you, is infinitely preferable to the well-groomed touristy environs of Lake Placid. And this motel is an excellent choice and very good value.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank travelling1935
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in late August. What a great motel. The kids loved the HUGE pool. The furniture looked brand new, flat panel TV & very clean. If you come to the Wilmington/Lake Placid region, stay here. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank John G
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

After looking at all the positive reviews we decided to rent a room at this hotel. Upon arrival we were greated by the owner who was very friendly and knowledgeable. The room that was issued to us was extremely clean but stuffy due to no air circulation, starting up the a/c unit definately helped the situation, the 2 double bed mattresses were a bit hard and not that comfortable, it took a few nights of getting used to. Although we didn't use the swimming pool because water was too cold, it was well maintained. The only issue we had with this hotel is during our stay it was 80+ degrees outside and the cleaning lady would always shut off the a/c unit while we were out during the day making it very hot in the room when we would return in the evening. Eventhough these are minor inconveniences i could not give this hotel an excellent rating but it is very good and my wife and I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

This motel is located in a quiet area. All the site & room are very clean & well maintain. There is also a big pool where you can relax after a day in the area!
There is no wireless internet but for the nightly rate & the global quality of the motel, I cannot complain!
There is no breakfast but I suggest you go at the Country Bear Diner and Bakery at about 2 minutes by car from the motel on the same road. You will enjoy a very good hot breakfast in a charming location.
The motel is about at 20 minutes from Lake Placid downtown & about 10 minutes by car from frantastic WhiteFace Mountain top.
There is also a small beautiful beach on the RTE 86 on Lake Everest.

Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ticlou
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Reviewed 13 September 2010

We stayed in two rooms at the Grand View Motel, and the motel was an excellent value for the money. The rooms are very clean, quiet, and the proximity of Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, and other tourist spots make this motel an excellent choice for the traveler that does not need 4 star accomadations.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank waterguy75
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Additional Information about Grand View Motel

Address: 5941 Nys Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997-2510
Region: United States > New York > Wilmington
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Wilmington
Price Range: £81 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand View Motel is located in Wilmington, New York. It has been family owned and operated for 25 years. We are perfectly located between all of the area attractions. You can enjoy magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain from the comfort of your room. We have all of the amenities you would need - A/C, cable TV, large pool, basketball, playground. ... more   less 
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