The Best of Both Worlds

Stay right on the lake with all the modern comforts you’re used to at Placid Bay Hotel, Lake Placid’s first-ever smart hotel.



Welcoming guests for more than 40 years, Placid Bay Hotel effortlessly combines a modern Scandinavian design aesthetic with the outdoor retreat experience the Adirondacks are known for, with spacious rooms and cottages on Lake Placid. But you’ll never have to compromise on staying connected; our hotel is the first smart hotel in Lake Placid, with plenty of high-tech features and modern amenities, from the high-definition TV to the keyless check-in. And at our matchless location, you’ll stay near Main Street, top outdoor attractions, and coveted destinations in the heart of upstate New York.


A smart hotel means tons of modern conveniences. You’ll feel right at home in our 22 spacious rooms and cottages on Lake Placid, with stunning views of Whiteface Mountain. Designed in a sleek Scandinavian aesthetic, each space has a private entrance and premium amenities. Think high-definition smart TVs with streaming services, Alexa devices, luxury towels and soaps, and Keurig coffee makers.

At Our Hotel

  • Free access to kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Fire pit
  • Lawn games including cornhole, KanJam, and Spikeball®
  • Keyless check-in
  • Virtual concierge services
  • Lakeside seating areas on hotel docks
  • Picnic tables and outdoor furnishings
  • Great Room with coffee and tea, ice machine, microwave, seating areas, work stations, board games, area guides, and books

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