Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
Nice hotel. Reasonable price for rooms with beautiful view. Handy to shops.
Lovely restaurant, and service was fine.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
Pool chairs would improve the resort experience
My family stayed 4 nights at this hotel Feb29th-March 4th and had a very nice time. As one of the other reviewers mentioned the rate we had included a very good hot breakfast buffet. The only problem was that the' kids eat free' policy did not apply to the buffet so we had to pay for the children. We also had dinner one night and it was an amazing pasta bar and salad bar, service was also very good. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly but not always helpful (if that makes any sense). The lack of towels at the pool was a drag but the biggest problem was the lack of comfortable seating in the pool area. Four small round tables with straight back uncomfortable chairs were all that were available. There was lots of room for lounge chairs or even plastic patio furniture. I just couldn't understand why they can call themselves a resort and have no seating in a pool area. The fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room were a big plus. The ski package was a real bargain and I would recommend Whiteface as a great choice for skiing. The town of Lake Placid has lots of little stores and a few chains such as a GAP outlet, so there is no lack of things to do. I will return to this hotel as the kids really enjoyed it but next time I will bring a couple of folding chairs. Monica
My family and I stayed at the hotel on New Years/ 02. We called to book our room and clearly said Pool Side but they gave us Pool View. Then when we got to the room it smelled like cigarettes even though we said no-smoking. That night we were in the pool and the maintenance man came in. He didn't say anything to us, just walked around doing something. He left and about 15 minutes later we got out to go up to the room. The maintenance guy had LOCKED us in the pool. We tried every door but had to eventually get a member of our party to call the front desk to send him to unlock the doors. When he came back he started to swear at us and told us that he had said he was locking us. But he had never told us. Needless to say we will never stay at that hotel again.
Best View Best Value
The view from our room was spectacular, overlooking Mirror Lake and Whiteface Mountain. It was only $20. more per night and included a balcony. Eat at their Veranda Restaurant, it is the best in Lake Placid.
Give it Consideration....
My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn/Lake Placid Resort 11/08 -11/11/03. We booked a two night package deal at a great rate (but beware of a strict cancellation policy). We arrived quite early (noon) for check in but were suprisingly acommadated. At check in, we inquired about a complimentary room upgrade (view of the lake) but were denied; a bit annoying considering the hotel, according to the employee who had originally taken our reservation, was going to be practically empty. We were informed an upgrade of this sort would cost an extra $30.00; we declined. Our room was clean and comfortable but had a slight stale odor, remedied by cracking the window a bit. I was frustrated by a luggage rack that raised my suitcase up only about two inches from the ground. I located another in an open room that was being cleaned, only to find it in the same sad condition. We really appreciated the larger than normal mini fridge in the room with a small freezer; no lugging ice down the hall - which would have been difficult as housekeeping spent the entire day and well into the evening cleaning rooms from a capacity crowd the night before (carts everywhere, room service dishes outside rooms, etc...). We were looking forward to relaxing by the pool but were disappointed to find no lounge chairs - some uncomfortable chairs and tables far away from the pool area. We were also instructed, via a sign in our room, to bring our own room towels to the pool area - which then means you have to call down or stop by the front desk to get MORE towels!! That's ridiculous. Tempature in the whirlpool was nice but it lacked strong jets. The pool area in general could have been cleaner and more inviting but the design was neat as you could jump right into the pool from the whirlpool (they were connected). We took advantage of the fitness room; good equipment, TV (a remote would have been nice) but a small space. The hotel offers a spacious lobby and we enjoyed a bottle of wine by the fire. The view from the lobby is quite spectacular. The hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the lake so beware if you decide to do the village on foot - you have to walk back up the hill!! Our package included a nice breakfast each morning; on the hearty side. In conclusion, a nice place to stay, not without some minor flaws, some of which could be easily taken care of by the management with customer appreciation in mind. Consider it if you get a good package deal.
We just stayed at the Lake Placid Resort in Sept 2003. The location was Perfect and the views were unmatched. Our room was standard in size and for an older hotel it was pretty well kept. I did not find any of the front desk employes helpful or friendly but that would not stop me from staying here again..Make sure to ask for a Lake View room !!!
Golf package deal
Had a great stay during an hotter then normal July. Golf and stay included a breakfast buffet that would satisfy anyone and a free round of golf upon arrival. That worked out to 2 nights and 3 rounds of golf.
The golf was ok. You would have to play the courses a few time to score well. Placid is strangely short on good restaurants though, we had an easier time getting a tee time then finding good food. The Hotel was very nice, with it's own beach as well as pool. the room had a view of the lake with a small balcony as well.
Great Views, Little Charm
We stayed at the Holiday Inn over the Fourth of July weekend 2003. The lakeside view was well worth the extra money, but the room was standard budget hotel fare. The bathroom was very small. The towels were thin.
The pictures on the web are deceiving. The boathouse/beach is a one mile drive away (and not at the bottom of the hill that the hotel is perched on, as you might suspect). Once you drive over to the beach, you find very dirty chaise lounges (mildewy), dirty looking sand, and that the beach is shared with a condo development (read, plenty of unsupervised teens). The lovely looking golf course is also not on site. The pool is indoors, so if you are looking for a place to relax after walking the town or sightseeing, your only option is your room.
The Best Western seemed to be a better bet in this price category.
Whirlpool Jets Are Weak, Suggest Seeking Alternatives
The Holiday Inn is fine except that the whirlpool has weak jets. If a decent whirlpool is part of your apres ski attraction to a hotel I suggest that you seek alternate accomodations. This was written 1/2/2003, and they had no plans to replace the whirlpool.
I tried to claim a credit under the Holiday Inn Hospitality Guarantee, but as unable to. Holiday Inn explained thet the whirlpool was functinal and the jets were weak.
Holiday Inn Lake Placid Resort -- Good all around
Good price, clean, comfortable and right in town.
Resort by the lake
Holiday Inn at Lake Placid has very good room rates for very comfortable rooms and suites. It's right next door to the Olympic Center, and just up a hill from the main street of the Village of Lake Placid. I highly recommend this hotel if you are going to be in the area.
TripAdvisor Reviews Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid
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