19 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Lake Placid for a Lovely Vacation

If you’re trying to figure out where to stay in Lake Placid on your Adirondack Mountain vacation, choosing may be more complicated than you think! There are a ton of unique lodging options in the region with exciting local and onsite amenities. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cabin, a grand Great Camp resort, or just something close to Downtown, here are the best hotels in Lake Placid + surrounding area.

Psstt.. don’t miss our guide to the best hiking trails in the Adirondacks!

Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Lake Placid 

Placid Bay Hotel

Want to stay at the first smart hotel in Lake Placid? The Placid Bay Hotel offers all the modern comforts with Scandivanian aesthetics right on the banks of Lake Placid. Guests are near both natural beauty and a walk away from the lively action of  Main Street. You can swim in the outdoor pool or right in the lake. Staying at Placid Bay offers the best of both the natural and modern worlds. [book here]

The Whiteface Lodge 

The Whiteface Lodge is a rustic wonder, just as majestic as the mountain views surrounding it. The lodge is encompassed by towering woods making this a perfect getaway for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Guests are only a short drive from Whiteface Mountain, but many also stick around to get pampered at the in-house spa, Savannah, or take advantage of the fitness center and indoor pool. [book here]

Haus on Mirror Lake 

The Haus on Mirror Lake sits on the banks of its majestic namesake lake and is smack dab in the middle of Main Street close to many amazing things to do in Lake Placid. All of the rooms are modern and sleek with updated features. This is a great place to stay if you want suite-style rooms and access to all the attractions Mirror Lake has to offer year-round. Note: This hotel has a two-night minimum, and you MUST book 7 days in advance. [book here]

Lake Clear Lodge

Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat is one of the most incredible hotels near Lake Placid, NY, with experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Favorite amenities include the Fireside Speakeasy, carriage rides, cooking demos, and access to seasonal Lake Clear recreational activities. This retreat is within walking distance of the Olympic Village and minutes from the Olympic Center and Winter Olympic Museum. They offer cabins with fireplaces, lake view suites, and lodge rooms. [book here

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa is a multi-award-winning, all-inclusive hotel for travelers who love a combination of elegance and mountain beauty. This resort is right on Mirror Lake and offers unique experiences such as sailing on Lake Champlain, wooden boat cruises on Lake Placid, and a private beach. The lodge sells several resort packages to customize your Adirondack experience, but you must book directly through the website for access. Book yourself a spa treatment, too– it’s one of the best in the region! [book here]

The Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn

The Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn was built back in the 1700s and is number one on the list of historic hotels in Lake Placid! The inn is all about comfort and luxury with a touch of traditional Adirondack rustic charm. Our favorite amenities are the complimentary breakfast (you can order straight to your room), the craft cocktails at the House Bar, and the stunning Great Hall that sports a roaring fire in the winter. The inn is only minutes from Lake Placid village attractions, eateries, and some of the best Adirondack breweries. [book here]

Town House Lodge

Town House Lodge is a close and cozy choice if you’re looking for hotels near popular Lake Placid attractions. This hotel is only 0.8 miles from the Winter Olympic Museum and features a beautiful outdoor pool for summer relaxation. We recommend this spot if you like to take scenic strolls and enjoy walking Downtown to explore the various cuisine and shops in the area. Town House Lodge is especially popular among couples and rated as one of the best two-person getaways! [book here]

Cobble Mountain Lodge

Cobble Mountain Lodge is a great place to stay near the Olympic attractions. It’s just over a mile from the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Winter Olympic Museum. This hotel offers some of the coziest family cabins in New York and traditional hotel-style rooms. On the grounds, there are storage units for outdoor gear (bikes, snowboards, kayaks) and an outdoor BBQ pit. Cobble Mountain is also the closest hotel to Whiteface Mountain and across the street from the Lake Placid Golf Course. [book here]

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort 

Settled right on Main Street in Lake Placid, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort puts you in the heart of one of the most exciting towns in the Adirondacks. The hotel has a private beach on Mirror Lake, a fantastic indoor pool with a hot tub, and it’s also super close to some of the best restaurants in Lake Placid. Live entertainment can be found at the two longes onsite: Straight Shot Lounge and Roomers Nightclub. The boutique shops around the corner are also a favorite stop to buy local treasures. [book here]

The Wilderness Inn: Chalets 

Cabin getaways are iconic to the Adirondack region, and The Wilderness Inn offers adorable chalets that fit the vibe. There are several styles to choose from, all with different pricing and amenities depending on your needs. The onsite restaurant is currently closed, but luckily the property is set just south of some delicious eateries. High Falls Gorge and several other attractions in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness area are just a 5 to 10-minute drive away. [book here]

Lake Placid Lodge

Lake Placid Lodge is a gorgeous hotel fixed with spacious balconies boasting stunning lake views of Lake Placid. The aesthetic is rustic luxury, with over 30 rooms and cabins featuring hand-carved beams, stone fireplaces, and warm accents. This lodge was one of the Adirondack Great Camps, offering a host of onsite and offsite amenities, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and boat rentals. But most uniquely? It is on the actual exclusive Lake Placid! Which is often confused for Mirror Lake, in the downtown. [book here]

The Point

The Point is another Adirondack resort that loves to mix luxury with rustic appeal with exceptional cuisine. This hotel is a secluded 75-acre estate with world-class service centered on the values of Great Camp dining. There are several ways to dine: meals in the Great Hall, room service, snow barbecues, lunch on the terrace, or an island picnic. This is especially great for guests 21 and older to unplug, unwind and relax, as the hotel offers limited Wi-Fi.  [book here]

Hotel Saranac

Hotel Saranac is a historic downtown hotel with an interesting legend. It dates back to 1927 and features time-period original architecture. This accommodation is perfect if you’re looking to stay close to exciting things to do in Saranac Lake and is only a 15-minute drive from Lake Placid. There’s a fantastic bar on the second floor, a delicious restaurant on the first, and a serene spa for relaxing in-house. I also recommend checking out the on-site boutique, Academy & Mai– it’s got some fabulous finds. [book here]

High Peaks Resort

There are three ways to stay at High Peaks Resort: The Resort, The Lake House, and the Waterfront Collection, all offering an unforgettable experience. There are a ton of cool things to do here, such as complimentary yoga classes and snowshoes, boat rentals, and a Great Hall for gathering with friends and family. Like most resorts in the area, High Peaks is ideal for families with pets and kids– they offer Peak Pup Amenities, four pools, and a fun game room onsite. [book here]

Adirondack Great Camp Sagamore 

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The Adirondack Great Camp Sagamore is considered a National Historic Landmark from the Gilded Age. This is rustic lodging at its finest, with cabin decor, group dining in the Dining Hall, and a ton of onsite accommodations to keep guests satisfied. Lodging here will gain you access to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, guided history tours, nature talks, stargazing opportunities, campfires, and more. Look out for special events like live music and beer tastings during your stay. [book here]

Warner’s Camp

Warner Camp is a unique historic riverside retreat and one of our favorite places to stay in Lake Placid. This secluded rental is tucked away in the High Peaks featuring two properties: The Original Camp–a restored 1800s homestead guest house that sleeps 12– and The Log Cabin–a newly renovated cabin that sleeps 10 and is set to open soon. Warner Camp has impressive amenities, such as a beer garden, barrel sauna, and a private swimming hole. It’s also close to Whiteface Mountain hiking trails. [book here]

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

The Crown Plaza in Lake Placid might be a chain, but it has some magnificent views of Whiteface Mountain, Mirror Lake, and the towering High Peaks. It’s also set right in the middle of Downtown, above popular shops and eateries on Main Street, making it a perfect accommodation for walking, going out for drinks, and other night entertainment. Guests can enjoy golf at the Lake Placid Club, tennis courts, and a private beach in the summer. The indoor pool, hot tub, and Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center can keep you busy in the winter! [book here]

The Deer’s Head Inn

This local gem is the oldest tavern in the Adirondacks and an iconic historic inn! The Deer’s Head Inn has six hotel rooms that are beautifully renovated and decorated, each with a unique name and purpose. The tavern restaurant offers a seasonal menu of eclectic dishes sourced from local and regional suppliers. They also host some live music and events. Note: The tavern is only open from Wednesday to Sunday. [book here]

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