Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Lake Placid
We just return from 4 wonderful days at the Best Western Golden Arrow in Lake Placid. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. This place is terrific if you have KIDS. I would highly recommend it. Indoor pool , beach , dock and FREE use of Canoes Paddleboats Rowboats and Kayaks on the non motorized Mirror Lake. Great spot close to downtown and beautiful views of the mountains. Will return in the winter for skiiing.
Lake PLacid...my favorite place since childhood
I have been visiting the town of Lake Placid once evey winter for about 14 years now. I have stayed many places, but the Best Western Golden Arrow proves itself to be my favorite. I have stayed here for the past 3 years now and their ski packages are the best around; fantastic value. With spectaular views and friendly service I never go wrong by making reservations here. Accomodations are directly on the lake and they even have dog sledding rides right on-site. It is so nice to come back to a beautiful hotel after a hard day of skiing and go swimming in the indoor heated pool or watch the dog rides and toboggon chute on the lake. Don't hesititate to ask for anything here....the staff will be glad to take care of you. I can't wait til my next visit here....I am counting the days!!
Restful and relaxing
This place is one of the friendliest I have ever been to. After a 5 hour drive from NYC I got in late, was tired and just wanted to go to bed. The nice man behind the desk could not have made it easier for me to check in and get to my room to the bed he could see I was dying for.
The next morning after a huge cheap breakfast at the restaurant, the girl at the desk helped me plan out my whole trip telling my what to do and more importantly what not to do. She also filled me in on some local secrets. The staff there is the best resource you can find and they are just dying to make your stay the best.
Family and Kids DREAM!!
Staying at the Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel proved to be mine and my families greatest vacation to date! The front desk staff was courtious and professional, housekeeping was on time and helpful, our room was beautiful and i felt welcome throughout my entire stay! An added surprise for my kids and i was that they had hired a recreation and activities director year round! This young man kept our kids busy and happy the entire day with arts, crafts and games! At the end of our day we found yet another surprise awaiting for us, a sunset Gondola boat ride around the lake complete with wine and cheese! This was a perfect end to a wonderful day at the Best Western Golden Arrow!
Good combination of value and quality
We have stayed at the Golden Arrow many times over the last five years.
The location is great...right on the main street of Lake Placid village and near shops and restaurants. The rooms look out over Mirror Lake.
The staff is accomodating, while not consistently cheerful, and the rooms are clean but not spectacular. However, it is the best in LP, not too pretentious and pricey like some and not poorly located and run down like others. The big benefit is Lake Placid, which offers a European mountain village atmosphere and is not expensive or celebrity-ridden. Just great hiking in the High Peaks in the summer and great winter sports at Whiteface (downhill skiing, about 10 miles away) and the Olympic venues (x-country, snowshoeing, skating,etc)
Location, location, location
A little better than an average motel. The location for being near center of action (not counting skiing) will not be beat. Parking for check-in is nightmare. After that basement parking is ok. I would stay again. An avid skier would not.
Beautiful views, excellent value
We've stayed at the Best Western Golden Arrow on a number of occasions and have always been pleased with the facilities and the service. Staff are friendly and anxious to please, rooms are always clean and comfortable and come equpped with a small refrigerator. Pay the extra money for a lakefront room -- the view is worth every penny. Hotel guests spend a lot of time strolling around the waterfront, so if it bothers you to have people walking and relaxing right outside your windows, be sure to request a room with a balcony and not one at ground level. The hotel is in the perfect location, within walking distance to shops and restaurants and a short drive from Whiteface and other attractions.
Some cautionary advice to adults seeking a peaceful retreat: this is a family hotel and it can be quite a busy place during school holidays. We booked a stay in mid-February (local schools are closed the week of Presidents' Day) and the hotel was packed with children running up and down the hallways all day and well into the evening, and the pool area was filled with hurtling bodies whenever it was open. At other times of the year, especially in the autumn, our stays have been much more relaxing.
Oooo-we picked a good one
We often get burned trying to figure out if we like a hotel from its website or brochure--often they're not the picturesque setting we though twe were going to get.
This one's nice. It's right on Mirror Lake with plentiful lake-view rooms. The room was nice--not new, but clean with nice oak furniture.
Even nicer, it's right on the "main drag" of little Lake Placid. Lots of really interesting shops and good places to eat.
The restaurant, Goldberries, had delicious breakfasts with big portions. Chocolate chip pancakes!
Canoes, paddle boats, and canoes are available free to guests--good fun. Swimming in the lake or in the big interior pool--warm.
We liked it and would stay there again. It was great being right in the village.
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