If you’re looking for a waterfront stay on one of the Adirondacks’ most beautiful lakes, look no further than Placid Bay Hotel. Located directly on Lake Placid and a short walk away from all the Olympic Village has to offer, Placid Bay is the perfect place to stay for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or corporate event.
Take advantage of our complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards for some fun on the water, or explore the hundreds of Keene Valley trailheads by horse, bike, or on foot. Dine at one of the fantastic nearby eateries, then relax after your day of adventure in your cozy, modern room with a view, complete with all the tech amenities you’ve come to expect from Weekender—in-room smart TVs with streaming services, lightning-fast WiFi, and more.
For an incredible getaway that offers you the smart hotel experience while bringing together the very best of mountains, lake life, and local culture, Placid Bay Hotel is where you want to be.
Lake Home Comforts
Deluxe King Suite
Feel At Home in Our Deluxe Suite, With A Lake View and Full Kitchenette
With our pristine waterfront location directly on Lake Placid, Placid Bay is the ideal spot for water lovers. Enjoy the quintessential all-American summer with boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more, or take to the lake in the winter for some excellent ice fishing! And with the Olympic Village’s downtown just steps away, you’ll never want for things to do. Ask us about local attractions, activity recommendations, or our custom packages to create unique memories that will last a lifetime.
Ended our portaging trip a couple hours early, decided to see if we could check in (3 hours before our check in time). Was pleasantly surprised by our room being ready early, also impressed with the contact less check in. I was sent an email and a text with all of the information as soon as I walked into the main common space of the hotel. The room was very clean, equipped with a small kitchenette, king bed, table and chairs and a full bath. Also came equipped with local shamooo, conditioner and shower gel plus utensils, wine glasses, a refrigerator and microwave for heating up leftovers. We had the perfect view of Lake Placid and Whiteface mountain, with access to the pool, dock, paddle boards and kayaks. I’ve stayed in almost all of the hotels in and near LP and I’ll be back to this one. Reasonably priced for the amenities, views and homey stay.
June 26, 2023
This place is right on the water, although it is in a back bay area. They have a nice fire pit and you can use their canoes and kayaks and paddle boards. Great location. The pool was closed due to some repairs. No breakfast or coffee but coffee in the rooms. No one is on sight to help you check in or answer questions so be sure to check your email for your room code. They have kitchenettes in some rooms. Some rooms are quite small. We rented 4 rooms or varying accommodations.
June 10, 2023
Great place to stay on the lake
Stayed for two nights in a king bed lake view room - comfy bed, clean bathroom, slightly run down carpet, but clean. Only complaint was hearing other guests at night outside or in their rooms due to thin walls and windows. Enjoyed the digital check in. Great place to stay on the lake.
June 4, 2023
We spent a week in the Mallard Cottage. Can't beat the location, we were even closer to the water than expected. Within walking distance to downtown, with tons of shops and restaurants. We were a little disappointed in the actual cottage. Multiple light fixtures missing bulbs, the fireplace did not work, the ceiling fan and ac were covered in thick dust. As others had mentioned, there is no management on premises, and housekeeping is not available every day. We had access to extra towels in the lobby, but we needed trash bags and had to wait until housekeeping was on premises to get some. There also is no one around to keep the property clean. There was a large group that left the kayaks and canoes a mess, and someone actually threw a bunch of bread on the lawn for the geese. We ended up picking everything up as it was an eyesore and didn't want the geese to get sick. All in all, it was a pleasant trip. For over $500 a night I think we just expected more attention to detail. Our few interactions with management, housekeeping and maintenance were very pleasant , they just seem spread a little thin.
June 4, 2023
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May 26, 2023
Great value and location in Lake Placid. The room we stayed in was smaller than expected but very clean had a nice modern style. We didn’t have time to check out the kayaks but hope to next time.
May 24, 2023
The room was very cute, comfortable and spacious. The location is perfect and right on the lake. The amenities are wonderful. Highly recommended
May 12, 2023
Great value on Lake Placid!
Great location on Lake Placid! Clean rooms and bathroom. Good water pressure. Housekeeping needs training so tell them what you need… ice machine in the office needs a scoop. Very comfortable beds. Easy instructions for check in. nWonderful lake views!
May 9, 2023
It was a very nice room with everything we needed and wanted, including an amazing view. There was never anyone at the "front desk" but they provided extras right there in the lobby. We were there for my sons AAU tournament and absolutely loved it. We would stay here, again without hesitation.
May 9, 2023
May 8, 2023
Rooms are not very big (2 queen room) but overall and awesome value and stay. No front desk staff, all remote. Easy to work with and very clean. Amazing access to the lake. Fire pit and chairs for relaxing on the shore.
May 7, 2023
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here. We had a Lakeview room. It was very clean and had everything we needed. I loved being able to sit by the water and having views of the mountains. It was nice having an easy check-in and out and the electronic key. The only downside to not having staff onsite is not having anyone to deal with the rambunctious teenagers running around all hours of the night making noise and clearly their parents not caring. Otherwise our stay was great. We would stay here again.
April 20, 2023
The best experience ever traveling from Florida and having a nice and warm welcome with great customer service. I’ll most definitely come back in the future.
April 10, 2023
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March 30, 2023
I cannot write enough amazing things about Placid Bay. My family and I are going through a hard time with my grandmother passing at a nearby facility. We have been renting several rooms from them and had to ask for late check out which then turned into switching rooms completely as we had already checked out and checked back in. Alex and Joni have been extremely flexible and accommodating. As far as the rooms, they have been remodeled incredibly well. They use Kassatex bath towels and bed linens. If you know this brand, you know how soft, cozy, plush and expensive they are. Huge smart t.v. in the rooms, small fridge, Keurig w/K-cups, creamer and sugar.We rented the large cabin the first two nights before switching to regular queen size rooms. It had gorgeous views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. We did have a 1.5 yr old with us and the only thing I would say isn't quite baby friendly is the coffee table as it is square and the top swivels from the bottom so he fell a couple times. Otherwise, it was perfect for 5 ppl and a baby.I will absolutely be coming back to stay here and I will recommend Placid Bay to others. We usually stay down on Main Street but I won't be moving forward simply for the hospitality that was given to us and the absolute comfort of the rooms/beds.
March 25, 2023
Perfect for ski get away
We stayed in lake view fireplace room, everything SUPER! Comfy beds, roomy, walk in closet area with large mini fridge. Starbucks coffee kuerig in room. Nice to have the guest lounge on the premises as well. The other couple we booked with had a king kitchenette, we were able to meet up and chat in lounge. Less than 15 min walk to center of town. Automatic check in, but if we needed, super helpful people available so service great! Would definitely stay here again
Alan H Marzullo
March 3, 2023
Great place to stay in Lake Placid, with a cozy comfortable, clean room, modern HDTV setup with lots of options, and a nice size bathroom with 2 sinks. I usually ski Gore with my ski3ORDA pass, but I love Whiteface mountain and the local x-country skiing around here, so will visit/stay here more often in the future.
March 2, 2023
Extremely easy to book online, with an even easier process to get to your room w/o the need for an annoying check in desk. They had a great amenities for entertainment, and outdoor activities. Lovely guest lounge and right on the bay.
January 11, 2023
Nice hotel about a 20min walk from the Lake Placid strip. Bed was comfortable and room was clean.
January 3, 2023
Nice finishes in rooms, a trendy contemporary setting with alpine taste. Area is nice. Backs up to a lake. Theres no 'chk in' , just a key in envelope, Be advised rooms are little on small side, so don't expect a 400 sqft room. But everything works as should. Will return.
January 1, 2023
This is a cozy little hotel right on Lake Placid. It’s super affordable and close to everything you want to see and do during your time in the village. Highly recommend!
Wyn Clayton (Wyn Something)
January 1, 2023
Great location and really helpful staff (Alex). We had a good time staying over on the New Year weekend. Quiet and cozy.
December 28, 2022
Outdoors in the Adirondacks
Adventures All Year Round
Whether you’re craving a snowy escape or some summertime fun, life on Lake Placid delivers. In the winter, enjoy incredible snowscapes from the seat of your snowmobile or burn some calories on your cross-country skis. In the summer, fully embrace the lake life with boating, fishing, kayaking, and more (be sure to take advantage of our complimentary personal watercraft). When you stay at Placid Bay, every day is filled with outdoor adventure!
With every modern amenity you could want, stunning views of Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid, and a chic, Scandinavian aesthetic, Placid Bay Hotel offers a captivating basecamp from which to explore the Olympic Village and the surrounding Adirondack Park.
Outdoor adventures might be the main event of your Adirondack vacation, but what about when you get back to the hotel? Here at Placid Bay we offer custom packages that are sure to be the cherry on top of your romantic couples getaway.
Home to several Olympic Winter Games events and a bustling arts destination, Lake Placid boasts an unparalleled cultural scene. Visit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum to learn more about the history of the area or catch a comedy show at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. For a unique adventure, take a ride on the Cliffside Coaster—the longest mountain roller coaster in North America. And don’t forget the food! Our annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival at nearby Lake George features some of the best wineries, breweries, and artisan eateries from across the state!
Designed with a sleek Scandinavian aesthetic, Placid Bay provides the ultimate modern basecamp: smart TVs with streaming services, Alexa devices, in-room Keurig coffee makers, and more, plus communal amenities like yard games and a private boat dock with free access to kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards! Spend your days exploring the Adirondacks then return to Placid Bay to enjoy your new lakeside basecamp.
Life on the Lake
Picture this: you drift awake in the early morning to the sound of birds gathering on the shore of the lake. Getting ready, you brew yourself a cup and step outside to breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the view… Towering mountains, lush hills, a glassy lake, and all the sounds and smells of nature you’ve come to love about your Adirondack home away from home. This is Placid Bay. Adventure Beckons.
Your stay at Placid Bay is about more than the comfortable bed, the lakeside views, or even the events you plan. It’s about the growth and connection you experience, from the first deep breath of mountain air to the last laugh with good friends. It’s about capturing the essence of the weekend—the idea that life is meant to be lived to the fullest—and translating that idea into unique memories you’ll look back on for years. It’s why we do what we do at every hotel and property by Weekender.
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