Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
An older, mid-range hotel with views of Lake Placid
Though the Lakeview Motor Inn has a drive-up carport, check-in occurs at the High Peaks Resort across the street. This is a good opportunity to see the facilities, because guests have access to all of the amenities located there. Once checked-in, park behind the hotel -- an older property painted beige and dark green. The hotel needs a facelift, but is a good option for families with kids who will enjoy the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and game room. There is a nice lawn area for pets (the hotel is pet-friendly, for a fee), and groomed shrubs provide privacy from the street below. The large, worn lobby often sits empty because guests are enjoying the nicer facilities next door.
At the end of Main Street near the beach in downtown Lake Placid
Lakeview Motor Inn is located at the end of Main Street, which then turns into Mirror Lake Drive. Keep following the sidewalk and you can circle Mirror Lake -- a healthy and scenic 2.7-mile walk. Restaurants, cafes and shops are all within walking distance of the entrance, which is good for families with strollers.
Lake Placid is a small town central to the Adirondack Mountain attractions, and most destinations are within short driving distance from each other. Adirondack Park is the largest in the lower 48 states and has 3,000 lakes and 2,000 miles of hiking trails to explore.
The rooms here are clearly dated -- with worn dark-wood furnishings, drab maroon drapery and older air conditioners. Beds are dressed in crisp, white bedding, which brightens the spacious rooms a bit. But bathrooms are small and offer little to praise about. Although patios on the first floor lead out onto the lawn (great for the canine guests), the balconies on the second floor have better views.
Bare-bones amenities on-site, but guests have full use of amenities at the nearby High Peaks Resort
This 1980s mid-range hotel is priced lower than its High Peaks Resort neighbor, but because they share the same owner, guests are able to use amenities for both. Though bathrooms are small, the actual rooms are spacious and come with view-oriented balconies, patios or bay windows. Beds are dressed in modern white linens and duvets, but the worn room furniture is probably leftover from its Hilton predecessor days, built for the 1980 Winter Olympics.