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A spacious, family-friendly resort in a comfortable lakeside setting
Situated on a hill, this resort offers excellent views of Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains. The overall feel of the space fits into its surroundings, featuring slate flooring, wood paneling and antiques and art in the common areas. The Great Room lobby bar and restaurant is an enormous lodge-like space with a grand and oversized furniture -- a superb spot to take in the views and relax with a drink. The hotel itself is spread out, and the Adirondack Wing (the most updated area of the resort) has its own entrance and parking lot. Resort facilities and restaurants are located in various spots around town, so the main hotel rarely feels crowded. Overall, the resort has a comfortable and unpretentious feel and most often appeals to families and romantics in search of relaxation close to town. Businesses and groups also take advantage of the meeting facilities.
Perched with prime views on a hill and within walking distance to Mirror Lake, and downtown shops and restaurants
The Crowne Plaza is centrally located just a quick walk or drive from Main Street -- the hub of Lake Placid. From town, there is an easily accessible 2.7-mile fitness trail circling Mirror Lake. Other aspects of the resort, including the Boat House restaurant, private beach and golf courses, are located across the lake from the main building. Lake Placid is a small town and most destinations are within short driving distance from each other.
A variety of modestly decorated rooms, suites and small chalets sleeping from one to eight people
The most desirable rooms are found in the Adirondack Wing, which features updated interiors (compared to the rest of the resort), spacious balconies, and gas . Rooms in the main hotel, though clean, are a bit outdated in comparison and have smaller balconies. In turn, though, rates in the Adirondack Wing tend to be higher.
In the main hotel, choose from rooms featuring one king, two double or two queen beds -- family units are also available, featuring a king room with two adjoining double rooms. In the Adirondack Wing, standard rooms feature either one king or two queen beds with private balconies, jetted double-sized tubs and separate showers. Most come with gas fireplaces. Keep in mind not all rooms have a lake view -- some overlook the road. For larger groups, opt for the Adirondack Wing suites, the Tower Suites, Chalets or the Grandview Cottage.
Plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts including a 45-hole golf course, row boats, and Cross-Country Ski and snowshoe rentals in the winter
A lobby restaurant and bar serves lunch and dinner; three resort restaurants located a short walk from the main building offer everything from fine dining to beach-side meals.
This comfortable resort in Lake Placid stands out from other hotels bearing the same Crowne Plaza name. The hilltop setting takes advantage of beautiful lake and mountain views, and it also owns and operates the Lake Placid Club, which includes 45-holes of golf, a private beach on Mirror Lake, tennis courts and cross country ski rentals. There are 249 rooms, suites and chalets to choose from, as well as four restaurants and an English-style bar. Accommodations are clean and cozy, especially in the Adirondack wing where most are equipped with large balconies and gas fireplaces.