Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa Hotel, Lake Placid
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa Hotel
A nice long weekendfrom RichDe
Reservations and check in went smoothly. A couple of days before we arrived, we received an email from the hotel’s mailing list. They were offering a “bed and breakfast” special. The rates were less than our original reservation. Upon check in, I showed the attendant the email and the new rate. She gladly adjusted my bill. That was nice, but I get the feeling that if I did not ask, I would not have been offered or placed into the lower priced package.
Check prices before you go. Watch for long weekends, midweek and seasonal packages. We paid about $175 per night, including breakfast. I feel this was a value for this category hotel.
The room was in the Mountain View building. The room was larger than average. The room was spotless when we arrived. A nice touch was a CD player spinning classical music when we entered the room. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom is small but adequate. The shower towels are huge. The closet contained 2 bathrobes and slippers for our use and/ or purchase. The view from the room was nice, but being on the bottom floor, the lake view was somewhat obstructed.
The buildings are oddly arranged. To get from our room we had to go up a flight of stairs, cross over a connecting walkway, and then go down 2 flights of stairs. Maybe it’s the quirkiness of an older hotel, but this could be a problem for elderly folks.
We were here on a Sunday and Monday night. This seemed to be a quiet time. The restaurant and living room areas were not crowded. The living room and library area are very comfortable and relaxing. The warm fireplace, board games and reading material add to the sedated atmosphere. We were annoyed that 2 families did not control their very small children. The little ones were left to run around, whine and cry. While adorable, this was not the place for them.
We did not have dinner in the restaurant this time. In the past, we had very good meals, although expensive. Breakfast was excellent, good selections. Very good table service.
Coffee, Tea and cookies at 4 PM are a welcome treat. Cookies are only fair, but we gobbled them up anyways. We enjoyed the spa, with massages and private use of the whirlpool.
We will plan on returning. We’ve tried other hotels in the same vicinity, but this is by far the nicest.
Regular guest, never disappointedfrom Moon-man345
Luxurious but....from A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived a little bit before check in time. They gave us a beeper and a parking space and invited us to use some of the hotel lounges or go explore the town while the room was being prepared. We'd expected to wait, but were pleased with the offered alternatives. We hadn't even made it back out to our car before our beeper went off and we were able to check in early.
Within a few minutes of arrival we had a knock at our door. A bellman delivered champagne and chocolates with a card wishing us well on our anniversary. We were charmed, but I wonder that they don't have a congratulations card for newlyweds since it seems to be a popular honeymoon destination.
The Whiteface Suite 744 was located up over around and down, but since it was at the end of a hallway and not on the ground floor, we had a mostly quiet stay and excellent view. The sitting room was rearranged from the picture on the website, but it makes more sense now. I was expecting the balcony to be wider and not covered in green all-weather carpeting, but it was still large enough to enjoy a glass of champagne at sunset. The bed was wonderful, with down as far as the eye could see. The pillows and featherbed made the bed soft and enveloping. The down comforter kept us cozy enough that we could leave the windows open to enjoy the first chill of autumn. Our view of the lake was wonderful, though we had to overlook a small lawn and road to see it.
The bathroom was spacious and well lit, but echo-y and never quite got warm when we bathed. We soaked in the jacuzzi tub and enjoyed it, but showers in the same gigantic tub were chilly experiences despite the ample hot water.
Spa treatments were wonderful, though we didn't really feel at ease spending a lot of time using them. Our tandem massage was lovely, but far from the best massage I've ever had. In general, the staff throughout the inn were friendly and polite and responsive, but we got the distinct impression that we were not necessarily their target clientele. We sometimes felt that other, older couples received more enthusiastic services than we did.
Another pair of guests had a noisy fight in the room below ours and in the elevator. Staff immediately responded to our complaint, and this wasn't really the hotel's fault.
Parking was an issue at the hotel in that there wasn't quite enough nearby our room, and the lot was small enough to make backing into or out of a space tricky.
Dinner at the Cottage was nice, though it was crowded that night. Food was passable, service was excellent and the wine flights a nice touch.
The Mirror Lake brags about their chocolate chip cookies and wasted no time in offering us some. I thought it was a really nice touch, but the cookies were not very tasty. I couldn't believe that the Inn was selling them as a gift item.
In all, we had a wonderful stay at the Inn. If we could afford it, we would probably go back.
A Perfect Winter Wonderland Escapefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff is terrific and never said "no." They were helpful with ideas and all other requests. Dining was good, not superb. Bkfst was great, particularly their famous pancakes. We had dinner at their dining room which, although billed as outstanding - was really only "good." Yet, none of the food in L.Placid, truth be told, was terrific (though that's certainly not the reason to go).
Rather, we had a mini-winter wonderland for our short getaway. Every day it snowed at least a bit and a few nights it was bone cold, -20 degrees. That was what we were looking for. The lake froze and we took dog sled rides on the frozen surface; with the wind blown snow flying in your face it was a seen out of Dr. Zhivago - but a lot closer than Russia. The outdoor Olympic speed skating rink was also much fun and skiing at White Face was very good, although I believe it is more geared to experts than beginners. All in all a great time was had by all and we would return, especially at Xmas time. The Inn was done up, with many trees and lights and it was very impressive.
A Wonderful Innfrom Orphee
s Best Run Small Luxury Hotelsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Attention to Detail Makes the Stay Relaxing and Memorablefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our entire family loves Mirror Lake Innfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fresh air vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The food is outstanding. The staff is very knowledgable of the happening in the town. I recommend anyone to stay at the Mirror Lake Inn. The price is right!
Great hotel, great atmospherefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Lake Placid
Bobsled rides Definitely sign up for a bobsled run down the official track! It's $75, but worth it! Very exciting ride and you get a free photo and a free T-shirt.
Historic railroad sightseeing in Lake Placid Hop on a vintage railroad train for a leisurely excursion between the village of Lake Placid and historic (but sleepy) Saranac Lake. This is a great, inexpensive trip, especially for train buffs and families with children. In the warmer weather, ride in the semi-open-air "lumber" car, and take in beautiful views of the mountains, streams, and historic sites on the way. Destinations unto themselves are the historic train depots at either end of the roundtrip, which are also small museums that provide visitors with insightful stories of the region's history and heydey. Stroll the village of Saranac while waiting to take the train back, and enjoy a drink or meal at Hotel Saranac, with a restaurant owned and operated by the culinary Paul Smith's College.
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Other names for Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa Hotel
- mirror lake resort
- mirror lake inn
- mirror lake hotel
- Address: 5 Mirror Lake Dr - Lake Placid - New York - 12946 - United States
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