Best Western Adirondack Inn,  Lake Placid

4.0/5  - based on 424 guest reviews.
2625 Main Street, 12946-3308, Lake Placid, United States - See map
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  • Free parking
    Free parking
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    Safe deposit box
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Discover picturesque upstate New York from the comfort of this charming Lake Placid hotel just steps from the Olympic Center, and Mirror Lake Beach! Enjoy views of the Adirondack Mountains from the beautiful Best Western Adirondack Inn. Conveniently located on Main Street Lake Placid, the property is directly across the street from the Olympic Center and Conference Center and backs up to Mirror Lake Beach. The outdoor recreation lover's dream, this Lake Placid hotel is the perfect place to unwind after enjoying year-round activities that include the toboggan run, youth hockey tournaments, the Ironman Race, hiking, ice skating, skiing at Whiteface Mountain, bobsledding at the Olympic Sports Complex, or boating and fishing on Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, or any of the other numerous lakes in the area. Families often take a trip to the Wild Center Museum and Santa's Workshop Amusement Park while staying at the Best Western Adirondack Inn. Within walking distance of extensive shopping and dining options, this Lake Placid hotel is also a convenient lodging option for business travelers. This upstate New York hotel offers easy access to local venues and corporations, like the comprehensive Conference Center at Lake Placid, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Adirondack Park Agency, FCI Ray Brook, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the United States Olympic Committee Training Center. The spacious, well-appointed rooms offer Wi-Fi, cable television, a refrigerator and much more. Mountain and lake views let guests appreciate Lake Placid's famous fall foliage and snow-capped mountains from the comfort of immaculate rooms. Guests at this Lake Placid, NY hotel can start their day with a complimentary hot breakfast, and can unwind at the end of the day with a dip in the heated indoor pool with hot tub and sauna. Many guests also delight in the 24-hour exercise facility.

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Best Western Adirondack Inn,Lake Placid
  • 5
    « Outclasses its rating »

    The rooms are big, quiet and comfortable. The location is great, on Main Street directly across from the Olympic center. The property is well maintained and very clean, with many updates. Fantastic value.

    « Lake Placid Best Western »

    Adirondack Inn offers clean, quiet rooms and a congenial atmosphere in a convenient, right-off-the-street location that still manages an air of quiet seclusion. Easy access and within walking distance of just about everything in town.

    « Lake Placid Best Western »

    Stay at the Best Western for a weekend get away in Lake Placid. Close to the shops and right across the street from the Olympic Center. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We thought the continental breakfast was open til 11 but when we got there at 1040 they were cleaning up. It was our mistake and didn't realize breakfast closed at 10. But, the woman who appeared to be in charge of managing breakfast was SO nice! She waited for us to grab a plate before cleaning up. Her patience and kindness was much appreciated!! We stayed in a king suite. The suite was very spacious and clean. It snowed with accumulation of about 8", which put a damper on our hiking plans, but the room was toasty warm and the parking lot and sidewalks were cleaned up....ALMOST getting us in the holiday spirit!

    « Enjoyed stay at Best Western Adirondack Inn »

    The Best Western in Lake Placid was clean, comfortable and the breakfast was very extensive. Staff was very attentive and answered questions about local venues. Room was quiet. Stayed for work and will stay there again.

    « Best Western Lake Placid review »

    Good stay at this Best Western on a family trip with my son. A little trouble checking in using my BW points and paying for the other night with a credit card, but the got it all figured out. The staff was very good. Polite, genuine and good with customers. The indoor pool and hot tub were very small and really crowded so we didn't use them. It was Columbus day weekend though. We ate the breakfast on one day which was decent for what it was. The second day was just to crowed so ate at a different restaurant. The hallways to the room did have a foul odder both days. The room was average although the bathroom was really tiny. The AAA rate of $141 seems excessive, but it was a holiday weekend. I feel this hotel should be between $89 - $109 for a reasonable rate given the weekend. As mentioned the staff as excellent and kind which is why the higher rating given the few down falls.

    « Perfect Spot »

    The hotel is right in the heart of Lake Placid, directly across from the Olympic Ice Rink/Museum and within walking distance of everything in downtown. Room, beds, bathroom, service all fantastic! Park the right way and you don't have to move around. The complimentary breakfast is outstanding and plentiful thanks to the ever busy Gloria!

    « great service and location »

    The hotel is clean. Has free breakfast. You can park right near your hotel room. We had an internal room, which was great Wonderful black out curtains. If you go out the gate in the back of the hotel, you are right at Lake Mirror and can walk around to Main Street.

    « Our favorite in Lake Pacid »

    Our family has been to this hotel several times. We love the great location and views across from the Olympic center, the 2nd floor balconies, hotel pool, free full breakfast, and games in the lobby. Our young kids look forward to coming here.

    « could be much better just by paying some attention »

    overall the room was ok its the service, the breakfast and the cleanliness of the room. Mold in the bathroom and parking is jammed. Try to get out without having to back up numerous times to let someone in or out or with out hitting another car. Much to narrow

    « Bathroom Needs Maintenance »

    The shower head was filthy and the caulk around the tub was mildewed. Otherwise the stay was very pleasant. Walking distance to most of the town's amenities, restaurants and shops. Across the street from the Olympic Ice Rink. (1980)

  • 4
    « Nice stay in Lake Placid BW »

    Had to book overflow for conference and was concerned on reading other reviews but was pleasantly surprised with the comfortable beds and clean room. Very close proximity to Lake Placid shopping and dining, walked everywhere. Would stay here again for the value.

    « Convenient place to stay in Lake Placid »

    Stayed over Labor Day weekend while motorcycle touring in the area. Parking right outside the door, in the secluded rear of the building. Clean rooms, very comfortable beds. Walking distance to good restaurants and bars. I will stay here again on our next Adirondacks bike tour.

    « Rustic & Relaxing »

    Very pleasant stay. Rustic lodge feel. Obviously an older building that has had a lot of updates while keeping the quaintness that was built into the original hotel. The location was incredibly convenient being directly across the street from the convention center and easy walking distance to all the great shops downtown. The room was spacious and clean and the service was excellent. Only problem was the wood smoke coming from the restaurant next door. While the smell did not enter the rooms the public areas did smell like a campfire. (not all bad) I enjoyed my stay and would definitely book another stay.

    « Good location »

    Good location, could walk to anything on Main Street (shops, dining, etc) Parking - if lot full, you will need to back out to the front to turn around. Good breakfast with a good selection. Housekeeping not consistent.

    « Spacious rooms and large breakfast »

    our room was on the second floor and the ceilings were vaulted which made the room feel very spacious. The room was in great condition. Nice beds and everything you could need. The parking is limited but we were there on a Sunday and had no issues. The breakfast selection and dining room was impressive. I have stayed at many hotels that include breakfast and usually the room is crowded, small, and the selection is limited. Not here. Well worth the money. The staff was nice at check in and at the breakfast buffet.

    « Hotel doesn't pretend to be something it isn't... »

    Solid and dated hotel. But that's perfectly fine with my family. Very functional hotel, clean, good breakfast options and some of the nicest hotel staff I've ever met. From mgmt to cleaning staff everyone was great. Our room had a partial lake view and balcony where we could sit, relax, and have a drink after a long day of touring. If you're looking for a luxury resort that will pamper you with white glove service, go find one of those $600 a night places.

    « Charming hotel, but limited parking. »

    We enjoyed our stay at this charming hotel in a great location. It was an easy walk (even with small children) to great dining, shops, and views of the surrounding mountains. Kids also really enjoyed the well maintained indoor pool. In room decor is a bit dated, but the overall look of the hotel has a nice Adirondack feel. Parking is not adequate at night; if you arrive late expect to park on the street and not in the hotel's small lot.

    « ok visit »

    The staff at this hotel was great. We loved the location because we could walk to shops and restaurants. There was a park behind the building which had a small sand beach and wading area and a playground. This is more of a motel then a hotel. Our room was on the first floor with the door to the room leading outside. Our room smelled musty and could have used some sprucing up. The indoor pool area did not open until 10am. We would have liked to swim in the morning before starting our day.

    « Good location and reasonable price »

    My bike groups previously stayed at the Golden Arrow (I love the lobby), but they have raised their prices to the point where they're no longer realistic. This place seemed like a good alternate, with easy access to the town beach and downtown. I recommend the suite at the lake end of the building. Very strange - they provide no luggage carts, but have endlessly long hallways, especially on the second floor. The breakfast room is quite attractive and spacious, but the offerings are underwhelming. Manager Kim Zagst is one of the coldest people I've met in a long time.

    « Quick trip to beautiful Lake Placid »

    Right away we knew our stay would be great. The staff at the desk was friendly and gave us information we needed to pick up a trail map before the store closed. Everything was clean. The decor was dated , especially the carpet in halls and stairs on the 2nd floor. Every outlet worked in our room. The screen door was a bit tricky but not an issue as we only used it to bring luggage in from our car. The tv was nice with many channels and an exceptional guide identifying them. It was centrally located so we walked everywhere.

  • 4
    « our stay in lake placid »

    this hotel was in a good location, within walking distance of downtown lake placid. the exterior looks a little tired but the rooms are remodeled and up to date. they had hearty breakfast offerings which provided a good start to the day. overall, this was a good value for the location.

    « Don't order that hotel »

    Old hotel, I don't reccomend No elevator No air condition at all room. I have been at the state for 32 days and it was the worse hotel. The smell from the resturant was rerrible. The lamps are old version and it makes the bathroom very hot.

    « Beautiful area! »

    This was my first visit to the Lake Placid area and it was stunning! The RIO OLYMPICS were going on, so it was fun to visit a previous Olympic venue. The hotel staff was very helpful with local information and directions. The village was charming and Mirror Lake is stunning.

    « Loved everything! »

    We stayed at this hotel twice in July. One night to drop my daughter off at hockey camp and the next to pick her up from hockey camp. This hotel is very conveniently located. It is directly across the street from the USA 1980s miracle rink. It is on main street making it very convenient to walk into town, there is also a trolley stop right outside the hotel that will take you anywhere on the main strip and drop you off. The rooms were surprisingly big, we had a room on the second floor with vaulted ceiling's. Two queen beds and sliding doors to the outdoor deck with two Adirondack chairs. Our room was close to the end of the hall so we had a great view of the lake. The complementary breakfast was delicious. There was a server who was very attentive and made sure that everybody was happy and had what they needed. The pool area and hot tub were also very nice. The lobby has nice leather couches and chairs with a fireplace. There's also an outdoor deck off the lobby with tables to eat at. The staff at check-in were amazing they very nice and polite and when I checked out the first time I asked if there's any chance I could get the same room the following Friday. She looked to see what room I was scheduled to have and it wasn't the same room, she said that she would see what she could do but because it was the day before the Iron Man race it might be a little tricky. However when I arrived the next Friday to check in she did give me the same room. She said she just had to do a little moving around, that was very nice that she was able to accommodate me. I will definitely stay here again when going to Lake Placid everything about this hotel is an A+

    « Nice Location! »

    Easy, short walk to town and my son loved the pool - two advantages to staying at the BW. Complimentary breakfast was pretty good, too. We had a very nice view of Lake Mirror from our 2nd floor room. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

    « Bad Experience »

    The hotel messed up our reservation and said our room was booked for what we expected to be the 3rd night of our stay. Caused great inconvenience with no satisfactory solution offered by the hotel personnel.

    « Thank you for a great visit »

    The BW Adirondack Inn is a wonderful hotel. I would highly recommend it if you are planning a visit to Lake Placid, NY. Great staff and surprisingly comfortable rooms with a wonderful complimentary breakfast. It's advertised as a continental breakfast, but it is really a full breakfast; eggs, ham, french toast, pancakes, yogurt, fruit, muffins and more...

    « Great Place to stay in Lake Placid »

    My husband and I stayed one night and we were pleased with the property and most especially the location. Lake Placid in the summer is busy and parking can be a problem but we literally parked the car and didn't have to move it until we left -easy walk to town, directly across from the skating facilities and very easy walk to Mirror Lake. The amenities surprised us for a Best Western as well - great pool, decent gym and nice lounge areas including the outside deck which was perfect for cocktails with a great view of the mountains. Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was included and was good. Staff were good but we didn't need anything. I think the only concern might be if there were any loud parties out on the balcony area that could keep you up but that wasn't the case when we were there. Highly recommend!

    « Lake placid stay »

    First time in the area and front desk staff extremely helpful with questions about the area..The housekeeping staff were more than helpful, we had been traveling in a lot of rain and some muddy roads and told us we could use the hose to wash our motorcycles off and made sure there were plenty of towels for cleaning....Thank you very much

    « Acceptable stay »

    Firstly, there was a bit of a mix up in our reservations and we had to change rooms in the middle of our stay. The staff was very apologetic and we were compensated for our trouble so I won't ding them for this but I do have to say it didn't leave us with a good first impression. The hotel is a bit older and run down but the rooms are roomy and clean. The beds are very comfortable and the shower pressure is adequate. Be aware there is no elevator in the hotel so if you have trouble with stairs request a 1st fl room. We are still physically able so we managed to get our luggage up the stairs but perhaps some kind of bell hop service might be useful for older couples. The hotel itself is in a very convenient location. It's near the center of town so you can walk to several restaurants and the lake. One annoying thing which unfortunately the hotel has no control over is that there is a restaurant in front of the hotel (The Pickled Pig) that has a fire pit. The smoke kept blowing into our room so we could not sit out on the balcony or leave the door open for the nice cool night air which defeats the purpose of having a balcony.

  • 4
    « 33rd Anniversary »

    Revisited Lake Placid with my bride of 33 years for the first time since our honeymoon. Stayed at Mirror Lake Inn for our honeymoon, but they are pretty much out of our price range at this moment in time. This BW seems to be a little dated, but it's not too bad. Found it to be quiet, comfortable bed, decent complimentary breakfast and nice, attentive housekeeping personnel. Liked the deck, there was a limited view of Mirror Lake. Things that weren't so good: 2nd floor rooms have very high ceilings which makes for slow cooling of the room; parking is tough; front desk personnel not as proficient as they could be. All in all, we liked the place and would stay again. Good location close to downtown...walking distance.

    « Great location »

    Enjoyed our stay here for our 52nd anniversary. Very pleasant staff and clean accommodations. Great location for walking into town and to the beach area. Would like to have had an in-room safe and a comfortable chair. But otherwise was a very pleasant stay.

    « Decent hotel! »

    Stayed one night on the Fourth of July. I usually stay at the Golden Arrow next door but it was sold out. This hotel is adjacent to a public beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The room was clean and they're is nothing bad to say about it at all. The wifi was free and easy to access. The only thing I was not happy about was the 10 am door knock by housekeeping even though we were not checking out ( we were still in bed sleeping). As well, upon check out, they tried to charge me their standard room fee even though I had scored a room at a super low rate through Good thing I had saved my confirmation email; it was a $50 difference in price. They were great about rectifying it but I don't know what would have happened if I didn't have that email. I would go back again should Golden Arrow not be available again.

    « What appears to be a seculed setting by their property photo... »

    is really an inn on the main street which is congested with traffic and tourists, Thank goodness we were on the second floor and towards the end of the corridor. Our view of the lake was marred by trees and a large wooden incline. The fence, referenced by other reviewers was in view. Our room was spacious, clean but dark. Lamps do not provide ample light, especially since there is no lamp next to the sofa which hugs a corner area. The public area is rustic and attractive; the breakfast area especially nice with food stations separated to avoid congestion. Stay away from the waffles - they are the frozen, heat up in the toaster variety. The "fried eggs" are certainly not fried. They are a microwave version with a little yellow spot in the middle. Staff is friendly and efficient. Parking is angled and quite tight.

    « Not worthy of the Best Western name »

    Nice location and probably a nice view if you're not facing the car park. Good sized rooms and breakfast was included which is lovely as you don't have to go to another place which takes some stress off. More of a motel than a Best Western. Room was quite outdated, which was fine, but wasn't particularly well cleaned with quite a few hairs in the bathroom. I would also recommend unplugging the fridge if you want some sleep, however if you're the bottom floor you may as well say goodbye to that with the people walking around above you coupled with paper thin walls. This best western was chosen by my travel company and for 1 night as a stop over it would've been fine but for any more is not a good place to stay. Would recommend the Crown Plaza, where we ended up moving to instead.

    « Very nice stay »

    I was very pleased with just about everything at the Best Western Adirondack Inn. I arrived about half an hour before check in time. My room wasn't ready so I sat in the lounge to wait. It didn't take long, I was called in 5 minutes for checking in. All of the staff were super nice, very friendly and courteous. The room had 2 queen beds and was very spacious, plenty of room to unpack and move around. While not "luxurius" it was very comfortable and clean. There was a good sized dresser and enough closet space to hang what I needed for a 2 night stay. Also a small table with two chairs. The only thing missing was an easy chair to watch TV from. Once I figured out how to sign onto the internet the connection was excellent. Rooms were non-smoking which was a plus, no cigarette odors at all. Cable TV, coffee, tea, small refrigerator, iron, ironing board and hair dryer were all provided at no extra cost. The location was super, we could walk to everything, from one end of Main Street to the other and beyond. The walk around the lake was a treat. On the down side was parking. It's diagonal parking and very tight in a very narrow lot There is only one way to get in and out, so diagonal parking isn't really the best in this situation. If you pull head first into your parking space, and the lot is full when you leave it will be tough getting out of your spot unless you want to back all of the way out. There is very little room to turn around. Best bet is to back into your parking space so that you can easily head out (but that is hard to do if the lot is full). Another down side is the view. I requested a first floor room and that looked out to the parking lot and a big fence. Maybe other rooms have a better view, I really don't know. The only other thing I didn't like was the windows that didn't open. I would have loved to have some fresh air. All in all a good experience with great staff!

    « Great value in Lake placid »

    Nice clean hotel. A little out dated but otherwise very comfortable and close to town so you can walk to everything . We traveled here by motorcycle and most of the rooms view the parking lot . great seats right outside room on second floor. Very quiet and peaceful place

    « One night stay in lovely location »

    We only stayed for one night on our North American driving tour. The hotel is easy to find right on Main Street opposite the Olympic ice rinks. It is designed to look like a Swiss chalet and we had rooms in the main building. Check in was extremely easy and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very pleasant and clean containing everything you could wish for. It is a shame we could only stay the one night. Breakfast was provided on site and was very good. The hotel provided a guide to all the restaurants in town for dinner which was helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

    « Decent »

    The location of the hotel was nice. It was close to downtown but I was not to crazy of the hotel itself. The room were not big enough I think for doubles. I'm use to bigger rooms especially when we get doubles. The staff was friendly and location was nice but nothing more than average hotel.

    « Great Location-Very Clean Rooms »

    Great location and the rooms, especially the bathroom was very clean. The hotel itself is very dated, though, and the pool area was only so-so. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was convenient and coffee was pretty good with take-away cups available.

  • 3
    « Mediocre »

    Based on the reviews of this inn, I was expecting much more. I was disappointed. It is in a great location and it has a great breakfast room and has a new looking pool (although we didn't swim in it) but our room was pretty disappointing. It smelled very very musty, the towels were stained, there was a gross brown stain on the white bed cover and there were hairs of other people in the bathroom behind the bathroom door. Note to cleaners: please close the bathroom door when you're in the bathroom to see what's behind it! The beds were comfortable but the room seemed in need of a fresh reno. Over-all we weren't overjoyed staying here.

    « Giving You that Adirondack Feeling »

    Conveniently located, love the decor of the Hotel and rooms, gives you the true Lodge style feel. Facilities are clean and breakfast included, waffles were cold and hard, our room smelled funny...not sure what it was but it wasn't in the sleeping area so it sufficed. This is our second time staying here, would I stay again, not sure, would price around next time.

    « Saugeen Shores Corvette Club »

    Best location in Lake Placid- great walk around Mirror Lake, right across the street from the Olympic museum, nice outdoorsy themed hotel- awesome staff. It was a great trip. We were very happy with the whole experience.

    « Fun, convenient, relaxing »

    Great location for our hike in the High Peaks! After the hike we came back and immediately jumped into the wonderful pool! Breakfast was presented beautifully, lots of choices, clean, and wonderful staff. We would definitely come here again. The only thing that was remotely bothersome was the hot tub... the water was a bit cloudy so we did not spend time in it. Other than that, we highly recommend this place!!

    « support the 46rs »

    Terrific location and price during the busy Memorial Day weekend. Two of our friends were being recognized for climbing their 46th high peak in 2015 and we were able to share in their experience. We left our vehicle parked at Best Western and enjoyed our days exploring the village, boating on Lake Placid, walking around Mirror Lake, and shopping.

    « Here now and not having a great experience »

    To be fair, the room is adequate, bed is comfortable, and the location is excellent. But, finding out too late for my large group, there are much nicer hotels in the immediate vicinity that have better rates. My issue is with management and the fact that during the week we booked, they are having the TV system switched over, or upgraded or something. But there has been no TV all week and it's now Friday. Ok so bad luck on our part. You have to do it sometime right ? Well that's fine but while the rest of the hotel is working, my TV isn't. I went to the front desk and spoke with the manager. He said he "thinks" the cable company is coming back out today. When, he has no idea and only think's they are coming back out. My expectation is that he would get on the phone to the cable company, tell them one room is out and they need to send a technician out to fix it. Not "I think" they are coming back today. I will definitely be expecting something off of the bill for not having TV for the entire week we are here. We are a motorcycle group and brought about 60 people to this hotel for anywhere from 3 to 5 days. That's a ton of business. But now that I know what else is in the area and that's it's cheaper, and that management just throws their hands up when there's an issue, I doubt we'll be back.

    « great hotel »

    this was close to town and across the street from the olympic building.the breakfast was great and the room very nice and spacious. the bed was very comfortable, the pool was very nice too. we would recommend this to people of all ages.

    « Excellent experience »

    Very nice facility and excellent staff. The breakfast was very nice as well. I enjoyed the stay very much. The bed was very comfortable. Very convenient location to hit the trails or shops and restaurants.

    « Family Friendly »

    Stayed here in March for a hockey event at the Olympic Arena which is directly across the street. Never had to use our car the entire time we were there. GREAT LOCATION! Staff was extremely friendly, rooms clean and hot breakfast for a great price in Lake Placid. Would definitely stay here again.

    « Nice Convenient Lake Placid Location »

    A hotel in the heart of Lake Placid, right across from the Convention Center and Olympic Center. Very nice exterior, the interior rooms could use some updating, but everything was functional and clean. The pool is great and has a lot of space to relax around it, there is also a nice hot tub. The breakfast area is very nice with lots of room to roam and a nice selection. In the breakfast area is also a lounge with a large TV and a couple couches. A really nice place to relax while viewing the Olympic Center and the mountains. Exterior is well kept and has a nice gold fish pond area for relaxing as well. The staff was very nice and helpful

  • 5
    « Convenience at a Great Price in the Heart of Lake Placid »

    We spent 4 days while attending a conference. Hotel was right across from the Convention Center where the conference was being held. Very close to numerous restaurants and also shopping, as well as tourists attractions. Will definitely stay here again when we come back. Pool could have been warmer.

    « Great Location and Great Staff »

    We really like Lake Placid and we were looking for a place near the beach.The location is perfect. The place has a rustic feel, however, we were a bit worried when we walked upstairs but we found the room to be very comfortable.The breakfast was very good. We were happy to see skim and almond milk. The woman in charge of breakfast was super friendly and helpful. In fact the place had Wonderful staff!!! The pool is great. Everything seemed well-maintained. TV is not a priority but half the channels didn't work. We would stay here again without hesitation.

    « Perfect for our needs »

    My daughter and I stayed overnight here for her Spring Break. The location is wonderful, you can walk to all the shops and plenty of restaurants. Our room was nothing fancy but it was comfortable and the staff was helpful and friendly. My daughter loved the pool. It was nice to relax after all our walking. The breakfast buffet was included and it was wonderful. We had bacon and eggs and waffles. Also, a nice selection of breads, bagels, and pastries. The woman working in there was wonderful. Definitely a huge benefit !!!! Price was perfect for us. Please give them a try, you won't be disappointed !!!

    « Happy Birthday to me, Happy Anniversary to us »

    Love this place! The staff us always friendly and professional the rooms are clean and comfortable wish I could take the matress home with me. This is a great location with plenty of parking and the hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast.. Rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators and the housekeeping staff keeps the coffee and cups well stocked.

    « Great location! Great breakfast! Great Pool! »

    We stayed here for an overnight trip to Lake Placid with our kids. The hotel lobby gives you a very Adirondack ski lodge feeling. The hotel is a little older, but the rooms are very clean and huge! Each room as a sliding glass door to an outdoor shared balcony that wraps around the building with cozy Adirondack chairs aplenty. The location is unbeatable if you want to visit downtown Lake Placid. Park your car at the hotel, lace up your sneakers and go. Directly across the street from the hotel is the Herb Brooks Arena and just beside it is the Olympic Figure Skating Oval. We enjoyed the short walk downtown and had a delicious dinner at the Adirondack Steak & Seafood Company. After our night downtown dining and shopping, we brought the kids back for a swim in their large pool. There is also a hot tub and changing rooms by the pool, so you don't have to walk through the hotel with your bathing suit on. The next morning we went down for what was advertised as a continental breakfast, it was way more than your normal waffle and toasted bagel. First of all the older lady running the buffet was wonderful, she came over showed us where everything was and even brought the kids drinks, even though it was self-serve. She was constantly changing out the hot foods, eggs, pancakes, home fries, ham and egg on english muffins, cereal, fruit and an assortment of pastries. Much nicer than your normal continental breakfast. This hotel was kid friendly, the staff was helpful and the location was unbeatable. We will definitely stay here again.

    « Great Value »

    We stayed the night for a weekend getaway. Great room, great service. Breakfast had a lot of options. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was very close to downtown shopping and within walking distance to a lot of local places of interest.

    « Great inexpensive spot. »

    We had no reservation, just passing through. The room was comfortable, clean, and had what we needed. People were friendly. Free breakfast was very nice. Loved the Adirondack décor. And the price was excellent. Great spot for budget travelers. It was right down town in the heart of the activity.

    « Not too shabby »

    My boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to Lake Placid after spending a night in Lake George. The hotel was a great location, a short walk to the main strip. Rooms were big and spacious although the beds were very firm and uncomfortable for my liking. The walls are very thin, we could hear people yelling in the hallway late at night after what sounded like a night of partying. The continental breakfast was nice..but some of the food like sausage and the eggs were not edible. French toast that was offered was okay. It was reasonably priced & the location made it all worth it.

    « Fantastic location »

    Splendid view, great value, friendly staff A little updating is in order Good for a budget traveler Comfort in the middle of luxury town Many exciting attractions nearby Great restaurant referrals from desk staff

    « Everything we wanted at a bargain price. »

    My husband and I were attending a conference just across Main Street at the Lake Placid Conference Center, so the Best Western was perfectly located. We thought we had just opted for the bargain motel, but everything we look for in a high-priced motel was here. The lobby had comfortable seating, the downstairs pool area was phenomenal -- large pool, hot tub, sauna with changing rooms and shower. The rooms were fine with good shower, air conditioning. We were on second floor and the outside veranda was very pleasant. The hallways give away the agedness of the motel, but don't let that influence you. There is no elevator but staff will help with bags, or you can ask for first floor. The hot breakfast was very good. Everything from eggs, pancakes, bagels to large pitchers of whole, 2%, skim, and almond milk! Staff was very helpful and gracious. We will definitely stay here again.

  • 5
    « Very comfortable, clean and friendly »

    I am so glad that we chose to stay at the Best Western Adirondack Inn. I had my reservations based on some reviews, but in the end it was a great choice. The staff was very friendly, check in was a breeze. The room was good sized with vaulted ceiling making it feel very spacious. the lobby area was very comfy and relaxed; there was an outside sitting area as well as deck with Adirondack chairs with a great view of the mountains and Olympic ice Rink. Thank you to Jen who helped make a potential bad situation ok - there was no handicap parking and she made sure that we had a front spot each time we went out and returned. She was great!

    « Lake Placid with breakfast »

    Actually we were surprised that there would be a full breakfast (I thought it was continental). Our room was tidy and quiet, although I had concerns since we were on a bottom floor near the ice and vending machines. NEXT time we're going to bring along swim suits and enjoy the hot tub.

    « Great Stay »

    Amazing location right on main street right downtown, walking distance from everything. We got a great deal and in countered nothing but friendly staff. Had a great time and I'm Looking forward to staying there again.

    « Right in the middle of everything »

    Early check-in was great. Motel is right down town couldn't want for a better location. This place is serious need of renovating as it looks old and tired. People were excellent and the breakfast was filling. Indoor pool was very nice

    « Had a good time. »

    Went there for a relaxing couple days. The place was clean. Town was dead this time of year so service was smooth and quick. The pool, hot tub, and sauna all were well maintained and ready for use. Hot Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices including fresh fruit.

    « Convenient, clean, very nice place to stay »

    From its pleasing exterior, reminiscent of the Great Camps of the Adirondacks, to its central location right across the street from the Olympic Skating Center & with Mirror Lake right behind it, the Best Western Adirondack Hotel in Lake Placid is a great place to stay when you are in the area for an event or a vacation. After arriving, I walked the length of Lake Placid's main street, deciding where to stop for dinner. I didn't have to worry about breakfast since there was a great spread to enjoy: fresh fruit, coffee, danish, bagels, eggs & sausage, waffles. More than I needed until well past lunchtime! The beds are super comfortable, and the water is very hot & has great pressure. Definitely a good medium budget place to stay!!!

    « Perfect hockey tourney hotel »

    Fabulous location to the Lake Placid Herb Brooks Ice Arena, literally right across the street. Very nice lobby/sitting area, very nice breakfast area. Good selection of breakfast items and the woman tending to it is wonderful. Only the eggs could be better. I like the real thing, but most of the hotels I've been to are using the same kind, yet most who I talk to all complain about these "SO-SO" eggs. but everything else was great. Walking is easy to shops, restaurants, bars, and churches. Only draw back might be parking if the hotel is sold out. It can be tight.

    « A great stay! »

    Although our stay was brief, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. This "Adirondack Inn" was appointed as such with lots of charm and quaint sitting areas and decks for spreading out and relaxing. I can imagine this being perfect for skiing out of for a future trip. Comfortable beds for a good night sleep after our 5 hour drive and really clean rooms. I liked the location and will return to explore this Olympic town further...thank you for making our trip to watch my west coast nephew compete at the USCSA National Championships at Whiteface a memorable and fun one!

    « Convenient, Clean and Quaint »

    Convenient to downtown Lake Placid and Olympic Centers, stayed to see the first ever professional hockey game at the Herb Brooks Arena (across the street). Hotel was extremely busy with a Can\\Am Youth Hockey tournament the hotel staff maintained hotel cleanliness. My husband and I both thought the bed was extremely comfortable as well as the body size pillows. Will definitely stay again!

    « Decent older hotel »

    I stayed at this Best Western for 4 days while in Lake Placid for a conference. It's an older property but is in decent shape. The hotel has a nice lounge with a wood-burning fireplace and a nice breakfast room. It was a quiet place to meet. The rooms need more electrical outlets - there was no place near the bed that was convenient to plug in. Additional lighting would also be helpful. WiFi was hit and miss. It was OK some nights, but slow when the hotel was busier. A bandwidth upgrade is likely in order. A reconfiguration of the parking lot so you could pull through rather than having a single entrance would also help a lot.

  • 3
    « Decent place to stay »

    We recently spent one night at the Best Western in Lake Placid. It is conveniently located near the center of town, across from the skating arena. The facility is adequate, and offers a complementary breakfast. The parking is very difficult and it is not easy to get an SUV out of the parking lot area.

    « Great experience »

    The hotel is a little outdated and the room smelled a little musty, but the staff does anything to make your stay comfortable. From the gentleman who kept the fire going while we were sitting in the lobby, from the lady who manages the breakfast buffet to Esther in house keeping who did a fast but great job cleaning our room. Beds are super comfy, and the room is spacious. We had a room at the back of the second floor which has access to a big balcony that is shared with the other rooms at that side. When you arrive with a sports team, most of the hotels give you a threatening letter, listing the house rules and the consequences if you don't comply.. This hotel was refreshingly different: They understand that kids are kids and even offer up the breakfast area for "knee hockey" (mini-sticks), hanging out or playing board games. They do ask the kids to keep it down after 10:00 PM and that is perfectly acceptable. Breakfast was good with a different hot item each day. Free coffee and tea available the whole day. Nice selection of teas too! Wifi was included but slow..

    « Group and Family Friendly »

    This is the second year in a row that I have stayed in this exact hotel for a youth hockey tournament. Both years have proved that this hotel is amazingly accommodating with groups of hockey families!! Their common areas allow families to spend plenty of time together, and the staff is very understanding of the need for groups of kids to still have fun when they are away from home! Great place to stay!!

    « Comfy and Cozy »

    Love staying here when we come to Lake Placid. The lobby is very family friendly and "homey", with board games and fireplace. Pool and jacuzzi are excellent. Beds super comfortable and it's right across the street from the Olympic Oval for skating!

    « Fantastic location, great staff »

    This hotel is located directly across the street from the Olympic Arena and steps from a wide variety of restaurants. I drive a highway coach for a living and this hotel is one of very few that actually takes the time to put out pylons to block out a parking area for the bus. The receptionist and the manager were extremely friendly, in fact the whole staff always had a smile and a cheery hello whenever we met. Definitely a fantastic place to stay.

    « Great Visit for President's Weekend (BRRRR!) »

    We had a great stay in Lake Placid, despite the incredible chill (low in town was -30). The Best Western served as a wonderful launch point. Conveniently located to downtown, the Olympic Skating Rinks and many restaurants. Rooms were warm and comfortable. Service is friendly and caring. Central facilities include a working fire place, large breakfast area, cafeteria, pool, sauna and hot tub. Very family oriented and friendly place. Perfect place to stay and explore the Lake Placid area.

    « Ski the face »

    Great place to stay after a day at whiteface. Never have we seen such clean pool and hot tub. Hotel was not overly busy when we stayed. Friendly staff and great breakfast in a spacious breakfast area. We will stay again! Would request second floor room next time. The building is of wooden frame and does creak. Comfortable. Thank you for the stay!

    « Nice big room, good breakfast, warm pool »

    I stayed there with my fiance on our trip to the Adirondacks. Unfortunately only a room on ground floor was available, close to the parking lot. But the room was big with two queen size beds. I missed floor heating in the bath room, but the staff service was friendly. We even were allowed to look at the room first. We also used the indoor pool which was heated to a nice temperature. Breakfast was continental but with all you need. I would recommend this hotel to others and stay there again.

    « Home away from home »

    We just love this hotel. The staff is very friendly and go the extra mile to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The complimentary breakfast is very good and the breakfast attendant keeps everything well stocked and clean.Eggs, hash browns and either french toast or pancakes are offered along with fruit,cereal,bagels,muffins, juice and coffee. Unlimited too. Hotel has a indoor pool which I have not used but the area looks very nice and clean. Being across from the Olympic arena they get hockey teams, manly youth when I have been here but do not put up with any nonsense.

    « Great location and value »

    Convenient, clean and comfortable. Located in the center of everything and just a few steps across the street from the Ice Rink.Complimentary hot breakfast,internet and parking.Friendly staff.Definitely best value in Lake Placid.

  • 1
    « Great for Parents »

    Great for parents who want to abandon all responsibility for minding their children. CanAm games are right across the street kids can run up and down halls of the hotel and carry on with little or no supervisions. Hotel Management couldn't/wouldn't do anything about it. Didn't even think about going into the pool spa after that the kids you could smell the chlorine/urine from the lobby.

    « Good property for the value! »

    This is right on Main within a short walk to the hockey arena, shops, restaurants. Parking is generally a problem in Lake Placid, so being able to park your car and walk everywhere is a big plus. This hotel is very family friendly and is often filled with hockey families. The staff is friendly and helpful and it's a good place to stay for travelers looking value and not all the amenities you will find in a higher priced hotel!

    « Very Friendly and Helpful Staff »

    The staff at the Lake Placid Best Western was very friendly and accommodating. I often choose the Best Western for the value and included breakfast - which is a great time saver and fills me up for most of my days events. I will stay there again.

    « Remember, it's a Best Western. »

    Stayed here for my son's hockey tournament. The entire hotel was filled with similar families. I'm writing this review in this context (and not in reference to if staying as a couple or for business) In short, this was totally suitable for our stay. Check in was a breeze, and I really don't have any complaints. The complimentary breakfast wasn't great, but if you stick with the continental offerings (breads, cereals, yogurts) you're fine. Avoid the hot items - they were likely cooked hours before and kept in a warming plate. The coffee was horrible (but the STarbucks is a 10 min walk away). The room was a good enough room. Beds were actually comfortable. There was a small mini fridge that kept items more cool than I thought. No complaints about the bathroom. Like all hotels in the area, you can walk to everything, For a quick bite I recommend the 46 (or was it 49) sandwich place. For a team setting, this hotel had a nice common room for parents to socialize that was close enough to the rooms that you could leave kids in the room and still be accessible. If I found out my team had to stay here again I would have no issues with it.

    « Great Ardirondack value »

    We needed a nice, reasonably priced, comfortable, fun place to stay while visiting schools with our son - this was perfect! We loved the Adirondack decor, the spacious room, good breakfast and friendly staff. Thanks.

    « My husband and I had a very plesant stay, we celebrated our 49th wedding aniversary. »

    This hotel is in a great location. Walking distance to shopping. Pool water is a bit cold but the hot tub is great. The free breakfast is great and the lady serving is very friendly, she does a great job. The room was very clean and quiet. Every time that we visit Lake Placid we stay at this hotel.

    « Vintage hotel in downtown Placid »

    The Adirondack Inn feels a bit dated, but has great amenities and is in a great location, right across from the Olympic Arena and speedskating oval. The rooms were quaint but large. The pool, fitness centre, breakfast room and common areas feel like a rustic lodge. The free breakfast had everything! It kept us going until dinner even with a big hike during the day. Off-season would seem to be a better time to stay as the Inn could get crowded and it is located in a very busy part of downtown Lake Placid. Walk out the back entrance to get to Mirror Lake!

    « Off Season Rest »

    An out-of-season stay in Lake Placid is affordable and more relaxing with fewer visitors in town. The hotel is well-located and offers everything needed to relax and enjoy a splendid area. Some attractins will be clsoed, but there is enough to explore with friends and family.

    « Ordinary Hotel »

    Rooms were fine, beds comfortable. Pool small, but sufficient and area clean. Staff lacked local knowledge. Rooms were not always cleaned by mid afternoon. Reservation botched. Very good location. Overall good value.

    « Pleasant stay »

    Stayed for one night whilst doing a trip round New England and Canada. We were impressed as we approached it as it looked lovely from the outside, all decked in flowers. Our room was very nice too - a double queen room which meant we were extremely comfortable. The room had all of the usual features - safety deposit box, TV, comfortable beds and also free wifi. Although the postal address is Lake Placid, the hotel actually overlooks Mirror Lake, with Lake Placid being a short drive away. Lake Placid also refers to the town which is a short walk from the hotel - this is mainly one street alongside the lake. There are plenty of lovely shops and restaurants here and even a cinema.

  • 4
    « Not the best but we had a good night »

    We had not pre-booked but were given a 2 double room at a discounted rate.The room was very clean but was on the upper floor. This could be problem if you were slightly disabled as there is no lift but help was available if required. I did not find parking to be a problem and had plenty of room to turn round and drive out.( I have only been driving for 60years)! Breakfast was very good with a good choice, the little lady who looks after it keeps it well stocked. It may not be 5star but for the price we thought good value

    « Fall Vacation »

    Excellent location, almost directly on mirror lake. We enjoyed the breakfast - had a very good selection (included individual peanut butter servings!). Enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and sauna; very clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Our stay was a very pleasant one.

    « Worst manager »

    Worst manager ever. Hotel not worth the price, stay elsewhere for a better value. Crowne Plaza much nicer for same price. Woman working in breakfast area was very nice, rooms are dated compared to other hotels in Lake Placid

    « Confirm reservation several times...and not for light sleepers! »

    Hotel staff changed our reservation a week before our stay; they had to scramble to get us a room but that did not stop for them giving our room away and people walking in on us. Additionally, they would not honor the booked rate. Finally, walls are paper thin!

    « Not worthy of Best Western name »

    This motel is not up to the lowest level of the Best Western name! Not handicap accessible at the front door. Hot tub had lots of sand in the bottom. Can't figure out from where. Indoor hot tub, not close to any outdoor doors. The pool was missing tiles, has a strange liner that is wrinkled and funny feeling on the feet. The pool and hot tub area is very large, open, with great potential. The room had mold in the shower, worn carpet and lots of marks on the walls and ceiling. Bad place, but even bad places can have great people...NOT this place. This motel needs a lot of maintenance to bring it up to the level of the lowest of the Best Western brand motels. I would not go here again.

    « Good place to stay in Lake Placid/Keene »

    That says it all: it's a good place to stay in Lake Placid/Keene, on Mirror Lake, and conveniently close to the center of town, good restaurants, shopping - and right across from the Olympic skating venue. That means it's also reasonably convenient to the other Olympic venues, like Whiteface (skiing).

    « Saved by the location »

    The BWAI is essentially just an average m(h)otel with average service and stale carpet. On top of that it is completely build to facilitate wintersport lovers so it's weird to be there in summer and feel like you're in the wrong movie. One with unleveled floors that make you feel like you're drunk half the time. But the location is a blessing for the place. Across the Olympic ice court and info centre, and a stonesthrow of the town centre. And breakfast is good here so it's not all bad. Just a bit average and basic.

    « Can't beat the location »

    Throwback to the motor inn era. Rooms are clean and airy - we had a second floor room with lofty ceiling and exposed beams. The front deck is public, so we did not take advantage of the outdoor space. Parking is a little odd as it is a one way dead end parking lot with diagonal parking on both sides. Prepare to back out all the way. Breakfast was very good. We were not able to take advantage of the pool and workout area during our stay. Best feature - close to Lake Placid Pub and Brewery.

    « A Nice Stay »

    The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. We liked the balcony. The hotel is on "the main drag" so you can walk to just about anywhere in the village of Lake Placid and around Mirror Lake.

    « Disapponted in Best Western »

    We stay in BW all over the US & this was by far the "WORST". It should be an embarrassment to the chain. It is in a great location but hasn't been updated to the point the carpet is so dirty that your feet leave black foot prints in the tub, the bed sounded like it was going to fall out of the frame.& the AC is just a window unit. We had the air on 60 & it was still HOT. The tub didn't drain, who wants everyone"s nasty on you!? Highly overpriced & not even high season. The check out clerk looked at us like it was our problem & quit complaining!! Disappointed !!!!

  • 2
    « shocking customer service experience »

    Best Westerns are as good as their individual owners want to make them and this hotel was in the bottom 20% of BWs I have visited. The room was fine but felt dated and the AC had that musty smell that can make you feel sick. The breakfast was mediocre although the woman serving it was super nice. The experience though that prompts me to write (I have only once before written an online review of any experience; that was for a great hotel where the manager asked me to record my compliments on Trip Advisor) was the way the Manager - Olga - dealt with my request to discuss my bill. The background is that I was staying with a group that had negotiated a $200 per night rate for 4 nights this past August. Some of the people in our group did not book early enough and so were paying the full rate of $220. When our lacrosse team's schedule for the Lake Placid tourney got shortened, we all left one night early. Those of us on the group rate were not able to cancel the last night even though we knew more than 24 hours in advance that we were leaving early. The full rate guys were able to cancel. So they paid $660 for 3 nights and the discounted rate guys paid $800. I wanted to discuss this outcome and see if the hotel was willing to credit the difference. I left Olga the general manager several messages the week after we checked out, providing the same detail as above; she did not call back. I then called probably 4 other times into September each time leaving a message asking her to call back. Finally today I got her on the phone; she answered the main line. Her attitude was shocking and I wanted to share the experience in hopes the owners will read this review, since if I were in their position, I would want to know. When I asked why she didn't call me back, Olga said, "I think it's pretty obvious I am not giving you any refund". When I told her that as a matter of customer service I thought she should have tried to explain the policy to me so they didn't lose my business (my team booked about 20 rooms for 4 night), she said, "I don't care if you never come back." I believe in the golden rule and was polite throughout the exchange. When I asked her if she would tell me if I could speak to her boss (the owners), she told me, "I am the top of the ladder here." IMHO, Olga needs a customer service course. I'll never go back and I"ll make sure my group does not either.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The south. Take Interstate 87 to Exit 30. Follow signs to Lake Placid on Route 9N and 73. At the traffic light turn left. The Best Western Adirondack Inn is . 3 mile on the right. ·From: The west. Take Route 3 to Saranac Lake. At the traffic light, continue straight on Route 86 to Lake Placid. In Lake Placid, Route 86 becomes Main Street. Follow Main Street through town. The Best Western Adirondack Inn will be on the left. ·From: The north and east. Take Interstate 87 to Exit 34. Follow 9N to Jay. Turn right on Route 86, follow Route 86 to Lake Placid. After the traffic light, the Best Western Adirondack Inn will be . 3 mile on your right.

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