Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Directly on Mirror Lake one block from downtown Lake Placid
- Seasonal heated outdoor pool and indoor pool with whirlpool and sauna
- 5,000-square-foot spa offers locally inspired treatments, like the Maple Sugar Body Scrub
- Preferred tee-times at nearby sister property, Whiteface Club & Resort
- Private sandy beach on Mirror Lake with free non-motorized boats (seasonal)
What To Know
- All rooms offer a view of the lake and mountains; panoramic views are offered in the Great Range Rooms
- All Classic Rooms have been renovated to include an open-air sun room with a tiled floor and sliding French doors
- No cell phones in common areas
- WiFi is available for an additional $9 per day
- Breakfast buffet is available for $19.95 per person
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Directly on Mirror Lake and one block to downtown Lake Placid, this sprawling white clapboard complex is an old-fashioned escape where afternoon tea is served daily and hiking boots are more common than high heels. Two lakes, 46 Adirondack peaks and the Olympic training grounds supply yearround playgrounds for outdoor lovers, so expect to spend active days hiking the nearby hills or the summit of Mount Marcy, or perfecting your Downward-Facing Dog on the pier.
Bed & Bath
Some of the inn’s 100 rooms and 31 suites have four-poster beds, while others have Mission-style furniture, but all pamper guests with down comforters that beg you to order breakfast in bed. Accommodations make the most of the lakeside setting with oversized windows, and though the antique furnishings echo the property’s resolutely traditional air, you’ll now find flat-screen TVs and WiFi (for a fee). Lookout Rooms are best for groups and families, while Classic Suites are all individually designed with an antique style, split-level layout (in some) and Jacuzzi tubs.
Dining is a big deal at Mirror Lake Inn, with three different restaurants to meet everyone’s needs. The most prestigious is The View, a big-night-out spot overlooking the lake, but more casual Taste Bistro is a great option for affordable wines and an excellent burger. During the summer months, lunch at the lakefront Cottage is a must. Elsewhere, there’s an indoor lap pool as well as the area’s top spa, a 5,000-square-foot facility with locally inspired treatments, like the Maple Sugar Body Scrub, a 50-minute full-body exfoliation, followed by a Vichy shower rinse. Whatever your idea of pampering, make time to watch the sunset (preferably over a glass of bubbly) from dockside Adirondack chairs.
In the Area
Trek 46 high peaks of the 4,000-foot Adirondacks during single- or multi-day excursions, aboard the 18-foot, open-bow “Jo” for a sunset cruise along Lake Placid, or get outfitted for a paddling adventure on a quiet canoe route. During the winter, feel the burn on a power snowshoe trek through rolling hills and flats, embark on a twilight snowshoe tour through the Peninsula Trails or, for the more ambitious, experience the Adirondacks by belaying, rappelling and climbing on an ice climbing adventure. After all that exertion, get a free pick-me-up with daily tea and chocolate chip cookies, served in the Mirror Lake Inn’s Living Room. If you’re looking for a cocktail, head to Cottage Café for a stiff drink and the best view in town.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed here for a night as we travelled the North East of the US and moved on up to Canada. From check in to check out the service has been excellent and they couldn’t do enough to help us. The rooms are spacious and have phenomenal views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
We are in the Bistro and the food was very good, there was a problem with the temperature of one meal, but they sorted it immediately and we left satisfied and happy.
A lovely feature for us was the ban on phones in the public areas, it added to the cosy feel of the place and we loved our fleeting stay here.
Had the great privilege of staying a few nights at the MLI. From the moment we checked in our experience at this lovely place of tranquility was just what our tired souls needed. A trip to the spa was just the icing on the cake. Thank you to Dulce (spelling) for the fantastic seaweed wrap. Just incredible! The room was very spacious with a separate sitting area that overlooks the water and mountains. The bed was luxurious and so so comfy. The common rooms are very comfortable and inviting. We enjoyed morning coffee out on the porch rocking our morning away. We enjoyed breakfast with Evan, supper with Megan and great drinks and conversation with Fred. Along the way we also had an opportunity to visit with Tess, Nicole, Chris and Debbie. Everyone was kind and very helpful. Zack too! Can't wait to go back.
Booked room 844 for a 2 night stay. Room was terrific and had a great view of mirror lake. Staff was friendly and inviting. We ate at the cottage on our second night and the food was great and staff was amazing. Look forward to booking another trip.
I recently stayed at the MLI while vacationing in Lake Placid. The cleanliness, friendliness of staff, and amenities they offer were all 5 star! There are also some great dining options. The hotel has a rustic ADK feel but still offers all the modern luxuries. I highly recommend staying here, you will be very satisfied.
My Wife, Daughter, and I joined two other couples with children for a weekend away in LP at MLI. My wife and I have stayed here before. I honestly believe MLI to be best hotel in LP for two main factors. MLI has a level of dedication that I have not seen at other properties. Everyone on their staff does a wonderful job of meeting all of your wants and needs from the moment you arrive. Their attention to detail is unmatched and is why they are my number one choice. Dining at any of the three restaurants is always wonderful. Their food is flavorful and their restaurants all have intimate and tasteful ambiance. MLI’s location is my second reason for preferring this property. Not only are the views from rooms and their restaurants tremendous but they are walking distance from the main thoroughfare of LP. Without question MLI is the best hotel in LP.