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Placid Bay Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Adirondack ambience surrounds you in our picturesque Inn & Cottages on Placid Lake, with magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain. We are a short walk to Main St. All accommodations are newly renovated, immaculately clean, and have our staff's attention to detail. Our family prides itself with giving each and every visitor the personal service you are looking for and deserve. All units come with full bath, hair dryer, 32" flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi & local calls, use of our canoes, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor pool (seasonal). We offer numerous year-round packages, to make your perfect day. Please note: We are not a B&B.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
Lake View
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Offers & Announcements:USD 15 off room rate
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Property's Favourite Review
My fiancé and I spent a long weekend at the Placid Bay Inn this passed August. He actually proposed on this trip. The Placid Bay Inn is a small and quaint inn that is located right on Lake Placid. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and the bathrooms were updated and up to my
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Response from Denise D, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 7 Nov. 2018
Thank you for your wonderful descriptions and 5/5 rating! The Placid Bay Inn is indeed a family owned business. This winter we will be celebrating 39 years of continuous operation! Just a quick correction - we are located within the village of Lake Placid and directly on the shores of beautiful Lake Placid itself. Main Street is a short 8-10 minute walk away Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to your return if your travels bring you back our way..
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We arrived late just before closing for the fall/winter season and arrived to see Denise happily awaiting our arrival! The room was great - clean, freshly furnished and heat turned up! Received excellent and enthusiastic tourism guidance on places to eat and alternate driving
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Response from Denise D, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 30 Oct. 2018
Thank you for your kind words and wonderful 5/5 rating! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to visit some of the local attractions in Lake Placid. We look forward to becoming a future stop on your westerly travels. You are always welcome.
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My husband and I wanted to take a quick weekend getaway to Lake Placid and I researched different hotels/motels/inns in the area and noticed this place had excellent reviews. I usually trust Tripadvisor reviews. This place did not disappoint!! We reserved a King bed with a lake
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Response from Denise D, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 16 Oct. 2018
Thank you for the awesome 5/5 rating and review! I'm so glad we were able to meet your expectations! Our entire staff of the Placid Bay inn, from housekeeping to management, is dedicated to providing a personal touch to each and every one of our guests. Your kind words are truly appreciated. We would love to have you visit us again. Summer on the lake is unbelievably beautiful! Thank you once again for taking the time to write such an excellent review.
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We love the cottage look with the red doors & gorgeous landscaping… Beautiful flowers everywhere and the canoe to use on the lake to soak in the views of mansions & flaming leaves. I’m a bathroom Conisour so I love the deep tub with relaxing ledges and bowed shower rod for
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Response from Denise D, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 10 Oct. 2018
On behalf of the entire staff of the Placid Bay Inn I would like to thank you for your outstanding 5/5 rating and review! Your kind words and wonderful descriptions were a pleasure to read. We are all s pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit us again if you travel bring you back to Lake Placid!
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Just finished our eighth visit to Placid Bay Inn. We go each fall for hiking and appreciate all the information the owners provide about hiking and the town. After a long day hiking we enjoy the tub for soaking tired muscles, it is deeper than most motel tubs. It would be great
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Response from Denise D, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 26 Sep. 2018
Thank you for the excellent 5/5 rating of the Placid Bay Inn! Your descriptions of our property are wonderful! Thank you for the compliments. It is such a pleasure to have you both stay with us each year! I'm truly glad that we were able to have another nice chat together. I hope the long drive home was safe and uneventful. The fall foliage has begun here...the colors are coming on fast. Thank you for always being such amazing guests. You are always welcome! Ara Office Manager
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Lakeview King with Fireplace
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The Mallard living room
Panoramic view from the Inn's back yard
another view from our room
No. There is a dock for the two canoes, but is muddy.
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I don't believe so
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is breakfast served?
No breakfast served. This is a motel (wood paneling and rustic feel). It falls under B&B category due to the small number of units.
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We had room 11 on the second floor. It was a queen with kitchenette. It had a window with lake view, BUT a large tree blocked much of the view.
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Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Upstairs rooms- #7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17.18.19. Thank you again! Denise
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"top floor with a view"
"Ask for a view of the lake"
"the cabin best place to stay on property!"
"Any room with a view of the lake is a bonus."
"King Bed Kitchenete was Perfect"
USD 127 - USD 293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
placid bay hotel lake placid
United StatesNew YorkLake Placid
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