The Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
101 Olympic Dr., (formerly Holiday Inn), Lake Placid, New York, 12946, United States
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Just a Perfect Place to Stay!
We stayed at this hotel the weekend of September 30th to October 3rd this year. The hotel is set high on a hill and offers what we thought were the best views available in town for a hotel. You saw out onto Mirror Lake and could see Whiteface Mountain in the distance. We stayed on the top floor (4th floor) in Room 421 and we had a balcony with two chairs. There was a jacuzzi tub for 2 in the bathroom and a bar fridge and coffee maker in the room. The hotel is beautiful both inside and out. The front of the main building is all glass windows, almost chalet style. Inside this main building is the lounge/bar and there were lots of couches and a large stone fireplace that was lit nightly. Right outside the lounge area was a patio that we sat at each night for cocktail hour and enjoyed sipping our drink while watching the beautiful sunset on the fall leaves. We tried the Boathouse Restaurant which is part of the hotel and it was absolutely perfect. Situated across the lake right on the water you have great views of the town of Lake Placid including your hotel! Another night we went down to Main Street and ate at the Great Adirondack Steak House. It was also a good choice! Lots of nice little shops to browse and shop in.
Breakfast was included each morning and it was a delicious buffet breakfast. We also had golf included in our package so we had access to 45 holes of golf and golfed 3 days in the morning. From the golf course you had views of the Olympic Ski Jumps, very scenic!
We took a trip up Whiteface Mountain and this is a sight not to be missed. You see all of the Adirondack Mountain range including Canada on a clear day. Tried the Olympic Bobsled run, also a blast! Also, went to High Falls Gorge and this was beautiful as well.
Go here, you won't regret it!
Still Feels Like A Holiday Inn
I expected something nicer from the photos on Orbitz and the Crowne Plaza web site. This hotel was apparently a Holiday Inn until early-mid 2005, when Crowne Plaza gussied it up a bit and added a new lodge. The new lodge is a beautiful space with spectacular views of the lake and mountains, but the abundance of noisy kids and shortage of chairs killed any hopes we had of coming out of our rooms to relax here. The rooms themselves are clean and well appointed, but the walls are paper thin and the climate control systems are very noisy. Between the screaming children and the growling heater, we found it hard to get good sleep, even after two long and exhausting days on the slopes. This hotel is clearly very family friendly, which we wouldn't mind if the walls weren't constructed of cardboard or the lodge was restricted to paying bar customers. On the positive side, the staff were very courteous and helpful, the restaurant offered good food at reasonable prices, loads of free parking, and good proximity to main street shops and restaurants.
Fantastic view at this family friendly hotel
We just came back from a 3 night stay at this hotel and we were very pleased. When we checked in we opted to pay an extra $10 for a lake view and it was really worth it, we got to see the lovely lake and all the beautiful mountains.
The location next to the skating oval was wonderful for our family's nightly free skate. The walk into the village was not too bad, and everything was very close by. We spent $8 each and took a short dog sled ride on the lake which the kids loved.
The biggest problem we had with the hotel was their shortage of kid's channels on the tv - we had a 7 & a 4 year old and there was no cartoon channel - we ended up buying a kid's movie (on the pay per view) one night as there was nothing for them to watch on tv.
The breakfast buffet was delicious, although there always seemed to be a wait even though less than 1/3 of the tables were filled. The all you can eat pasta dinner in the restaurant was also good. The pool and jacuzzi area was very nice, the pool was empty during the daytime so we bought some sandwiches and had lunch around the pool with no one else around! The great room had a very warm feeling about it and they had board games to borrow and play which was something fun for the kids.
All in all, this was a lovely holiday and we would definitely go back to this hotel - the room with the 2 queen beds was perfect for a family with 2 kids - the microwave and small fridge were also very useful.
Lots to like
My boyfriend and I just got back from a 2 night stay at Crowne Plaza. From what I saw, it seemed like one of the nicer hotels in town (other than the expensive B & B's or Mirror Lake Inn types). It had a great view and a peaceful atmosphere. We sat around the new "lodge" area next to the fireplace and played some games (available for guest use). The drinks at the bar were way overpriced as was the coffee in the morning (I like real milk, so hated to make in-room coffee)...BUT the actual hotel was clean, nicely decorated and cozy. The rooms were just right and the pillows on the bed were comfy. Highly recommended P,S. a lot of families and kids around...but I guess that goes with the territory.
Great place to stay
I had never stayed in Lake Placid so I read some reviews on this web site and nearly canceled my reservation at the Crowne Plaza due to the seemingly poor reviews. I am a hotel snob and was worried my family would hate it.
I gotta say the people that did not like it are wacked! It is a nice hotel!
It has a fabulous central lounge sporting a monster brick fireplace and the restaurant in the hotel is casual but quite good and their morning breakfast buffet was great. The indoor pool was a big hit with the kids and the room was a very well kept standard hotel room with upgraded bedding linen that was an extremely nice touch.
This is not a five star resort but this is a very decent hotel that is right in the village and one that we will be returning to and recommend to all.
We loved the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is set up on a hill overlooking mirror lake and the mountains. The great room is absolutely fabulous. It was a great place to sit and relax. The kids loved the board games that were provided. There was a previous post that said you must purchase something to use the great room. You cannot bring outside food or drink here but you may sit and enjoy the views. The rooms were nice. We had two full beds. A little small, we prefer queen beds. The room was clean but not spotless. Actually, our room was not cleaned on one day we were there. In all fairness, I was in and out of the room all day so maybe she tried to clean our room but I was there. I tried out the gym. It was small but adequate. The only one real issue with this hotel is that the pool was too cold. It was uncomfortably cool. It was so cool that there were about 12 people in the hot tub and very few in the pool itself. There are no chairs around the pool to watch your kids. There are table and chairs near the pool area but not where you could sit and watch them. There were many channels to choose from on the tv. One post said no kid channels. Thay had Nick and Disney. The hotel was a bit noisy at times but for the four nights we stayed, it seemed to be very quiet from 10:00pm - 6:30am. We did have a few inconsiderate people who would slam their doors in the morning as they were leaving. I guess that is everywhere though. All and all a great hotel. Stay here and you won't regret it for a minute. The location is superb. We'd stay there again and highly recommend the place.
We visited this hotel in February 2006. The rooms were a bit small but they were comfortable. They could have been cleaned better. The bathroom was never cleaned after the first day. It was touched up but that was about it. The beds were really comfortable and the linens were a nice touch.
The great room was a nice peaceful place to relax after a day of skiing. We went to Whiteface but I wouldn't go there again. If you love to ski you need to go to Titus Mtn (brochures in the lobby) It's about 50 miles to the north but what a great family mtn. Lift tickets run 29.00 for adults. I would go back to Lake Placid just to go there. We had the breakfast buffet at the hotel one morning. It was good. The standard breakfast items. The pool area was nice but the pool was cool, 72 is not comfortable.
The staff was very friendly. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation. Oh one last thing. The walk into town wasn't bad but if you're out of shape the walk back up the hill is tough.
Room was VERY small, very drafty near sliding door and pipes/ventilation softly rattled all night. Room had a view of the backyard. Hair dryer didn't work. Extendable makeup/shaving mirror in bath was a nice touch. Pool was FREEZING and noticeable dirt/sand on bottom of attached jacuzzi tub. Some tables/chairs near pool for parents supervising kids would be a good idea, especially since there is no provision for a lifeguard. Overheard staff telling other guests at check-in about breakfast buffet but we were not given that information. No staff asked if we'd been in town before or offered to be a resource if we needed help with reservations/planning activities, etc. We actually left a day early and no one bothered to ask why or if everything was ok with our stay. OK place location-wise in town but we expected more in terms of facilities and service. We won't be back.
Crowne Plaza in name only
Don't be fooled. With the exception of the Crowne Plaza beds, some lavender spray, and a "relaxation" CD, the hotel is still a Holiday Inn. The rooms were small and cramped, the bathrooms were standard Holiday Inn type, the air conditioner is very loud, and you had kids running around everywhere. Some of the staff, in particular someone named Shaun, were stiff and aloof. The food in the main "Mackenzie" restaurant, while affordable, is of poor quality. Also for those who have a hard time walking, the hike up the mountain to get to the hotel could be quite annoying and tiresome. That being said, there are several tennis courts for the use of guests and the location of the hotel is pretty good (right at the beginning of Main street) but seeing as how the town center is not very long, this could be of limited relevance. Recommended for families with kids, but if you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere, try the Mirror Lake Inn or even the Hilton.
Dog Friendly Hotel
I have 2 Scotties and we had a very lovely large King bedroom, and we were all quite comfortable. It's a very dog friendly hotel and has great views of the lake.
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The Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
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Address: 101 Olympic Dr., (formerly Holiday Inn), Lake Placid, New York, 12946, United States