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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
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Lake View
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68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Mu husband and I recently stayed over night at the Placid Bay Inn. We were greeted by a very welcoming staff ready to answer any questions and recommended a place foe dinner. Our room was small but impeccable. Cleanliness is the most important aspect to us and we have zero
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Response from PlacidBay, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the outstanding review and 5/5 rating of our property! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for acknowledging the cleanliness of your room. Our staff does an excellent job! We would love for you to stay with us again. Please request a larger room the next time you visit and we will do everything we can to accommodate you. Summer in Lake Placid Is absolutely stunning! You might have to try paddling on the lake in one of our canoes or kayaks. Have a wonderful spring! Denise Placid Bay Inn Owner
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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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Sad to say had to leave a day early but our short stay was perfect. The room with kitchenette (spelling not sure?) is amazingky comfortable and well appointed. There was a freshness and a newness to the room and tha space was surprisingly large for our luggage which as usual was
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Response from PlacidBay, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your excellent 5/5 rating and review of our property. It still make me smile after 39 years of business to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to thank you on behalf of the entire staff of the Placid Bay Inn for sharing your experience with fellow travelers. Your kind words are truly appreciated. You are always welcome to return. - Denise
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This traditional motor inn had everything we needed (except the jacuzzi!), was spotlessly clean, very well maintained, and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. Beds were comfortable, kitchenette room was just right for making coffee & breakfast, preparing our ski lunches,
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Response from PlacidBay, Owner at Placid Bay Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will visit us again in the warmer months when the Lakeside pool is open and the canoes are in the water! :-) Thank you again, we appreciate your business. Look forward to your next visit.
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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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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
Is there a beach area to swim in the Lake?
No. There is a dock for the two canoes, but is muddy.
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Is it pet (well behaved dog) friendly?
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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What rooms are on the second floor?
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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What rooms are on the second floor?
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 118 - USD 388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkLake Placid
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