4.5
Very Good 318 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

A stay at Lake House places you in the heart of Lake Placid, steps from Mid’s Park and close to Mirror Lake. This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and Olympic Center.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 44 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Skiers will be in heaven, but there are recreational options available for non-skiers as well, including an indoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and a fireplace in the lobby. You’ll be on the slopes in no time with the complimentary ski shuttle.

Food & Drink

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-out, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Lake House
1 Mirror Lake Dr.
Lake Placid, NY 12946 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 318 Reviews
Great Location with Dog and Family
Orangeor

Clean rooms and very tentative staff. Anything you need from the staff they ensure you have within minutes. We booked because it is dog friendly. Booked on the bottom floor and loved being able to open back door and grass being right there. All rooms face the lake, but there are no elevators to the bottom floor. Rooms are a bit darkly painted, but there is plenty of natural light that come in all day. Curtains are too short, but we took the advice of other posters and requested an additional bed sheet and rolled it on the ledge under the short curtains and it filled the gap perfectly. Loved the play room at the end of the hall which is dog friendly as well. If you have a dog that is a light sleeper, you can hear the door beside you opening and closing if they are adjoining rooms. Bowls and a dog bed are provided. The pool was a bit humid for our liking, so we did not use it. Pillows we just ok, but the beds were very comfortable. We did not realize when we booked, but the main hotel also offers rooms on the bottom floor with access directly to grass if you prefer to stay there. We also had breakfast room service which was delivered in 20 min and was good. Loved the closeness to downtown for shopping. Be aware, many restaurants do not allow dogs as their patios can only be accessed from inside the restaurant. We found eating a challenge, but drove to some amazing places that were not downtown. Also, not all stores allow dogs either.

Denis
Denis3170

There is no way this hotel is 4.5 stars.
It’s a 3 at best. The rooms are a dark drab color with red trim and smells musty. The bathroom is tiny and dated. The carpet in the halls have seen better days.
This hotel needs a total overhaul.

Save your money, go elsewhere - subpar for price point
av2744

Instead of staying in Vermont, I decided to stay in Lake Placid while I visited some friends and family. I'm very familiar with LP and the hotels, but had never tried the High Peaks Resort or the Lake House (which is part of the resort complex). I really should have given it more thought and/or realised that the price differential between the Lake House and the High Peaks resort rooms - for the sake of all the dirving I have to do today, I wish I had shelled out more money and stayed at the resort's main complex.

If you don't want to read my whole review, fine, but here's the take away: Spend the additional money and go elsewhere unless you don't mind feeling painfully ripped off and/or you plan on spending NO time in your hotel room (and that includes sleeping). It's a side-of-the-road motel experience for the price of a resort. Think about that. When I walked in, I honestly tried booking at another hotel in the area, but the only availability for the evening was well over 400$+/night, so that wasn't going to work. I wish I could get my money (and potential sleep hours) back more than anything.

First, the good:
1. Staff is extremely pleasant, even if they don't even attempt to try to pronounce your last name correctly, but they're so nice you feel bad correcting them.
2. Clean
3. View is great - SO LONG AS YOU'RE ON THE MAIN FLOOR - if you're on the bottom floor, good luck.
4. Cute lounge area. Clean and and fun for kids/families.

Now the rest:
1. Bathrooms are OLD and, quite frankly, rather decrepit. The toilet is the type of toilet YOU HAVE IN A PUBLIC REST ROOM. No ventilation at all (that's fun after a shower), and very, very small. So small that they had to put the toilet paper roll holder on the back of the door because there's literally no additional room.
2. The carpet is...rather plush. While it was clean, it just felt like it was holding a lot of moisture; there's next to no ventilation in the room, so it wouldn't shock me.
3. Your "balcony" is more like a cat walk with a fence. If you're on the bottom floor, you're on top of your neighbours and no privacy offered. Also, furniture was covered with a thick wood-like dust, and was beginning to rust.
4. Curtains, or, rather the thin pieces of cloth they throw on the window to make you feel like you have a curtain: Very short, very thin, and by 6:00am, I was wide awake because the beaming light of summer was coming into my room, and there was no going back to sleep. Not happy at all. I would also imagine in the winter it would do very little to block the cold out.
5. The black/grey/dark whatever walls: It makes you feel like you're in a dungeon, not on a Adirondack getaway. It does NOT add some sort of cozy cabin mood. It's depressing to say the least. The terrible lighting doesn't help this feeling.
6. The bed: When I walked in, I truly thought it was a straw mattress stuffed on top of the (bare and showing) boxspring. VERY uncomfortable and lumpy.
7. No office chair/office desk. There is a table, and two huge like, wooden adirondack-esque chairs in the room. I needed to get a little bit of work done that would've required a desk and such, and that wasn't going to happen given what I had in front of me.
8. The toilet sounds: because of the public-restroom toilet thing going on, you hear your neighbours toilet whenever they use it - the flush is that powerful/loud. Ah, relaxation!
9. The refrigerator: I would love to put the staff in this room overnight with this thing running. It's absurd. I ended up unplugging mine, but I could still hear the hum/vibration of my neighbour's refrigerator the entire time. Given that the walls are pretty thick, I was surprised.

The Lake House is very family oriented (read: lots of kids). While I was lucky and all of the families were extremely respectful, they do make a lot of noise, and the lounge area at the Lake House is totally dedicated to families. There's nothing wrong with that, but for other travelers, they may not like that.