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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

Accommodations

A small bedroom with a bed and a sink.

Deluxe King Lake View

A bedroom with two beds and a television.

Deluxe King + Twin Lake View

A bedroom with wooden ceilings and a bed.

One Bedroom Suite

A living room with a fireplace and large windows.

Two Bedroom Cabin

A living room with a couch and coffee table.

Three Bedroom Cabin

Escape & Relax

At Placid Bay

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.

Fast Wifi

Picnic Area

Fire Pit

Portico

Alexa

Free Parking

Dedicated Work Space

The plaza bay motel at night.
Denay Wodrig
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Denay Wodrig
July 2, 2023

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.

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Claudia Orlando
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.

Emily M
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Emily M
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.

Talisha Vatcher
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Talisha Vatcher
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.

Victoria Scholl
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Victoria Scholl
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.

Kundanika Adkuloo
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Kundanika Adkuloo
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

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travelfanatic2017
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!

Joshua Miller
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Joshua Miller
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.

Caleb Peterson
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Caleb Peterson
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.

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Kellie M
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.

Isaiah miller
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Isaiah miller
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.

Sarah Audi
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Sarah Audi
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.

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monasea
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
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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.

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GuruveerB
March 2, 2023

Ski Trip

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.

Lee S
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Lee S
January 11, 2023

Nice hotel about a 20min walk from the Lake Placid strip. Bed was comfortable and room was clean.

C K
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C K
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.

Kathryn Rowe
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Kathryn Rowe
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)
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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.

Emily
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Emily
December 19, 2022

The location of this hotel is perfect; it's just on the outskirts of Lake Placid so it's away from the business of the main street, but close enough that you can walk. It has a beautiful view of Lake Placid, canoes, kayaks and paddles boards you can borrow to go for a paddle and chairs to sit and relax on while looking at the water. The reason I only gave a 4 star, is because I did find the rooms could have been cleaner. There was sugar on the table beside the coffee machine and the carpet was quite stained. Overall the room wasn't terrible, but felt like not a complete attention to detail. It's also the first hotel I've ever stayed at where there was no reception desk to check in. Everything was communicated by text and our room keys were just sitting out in the lobby when we got there. We saw staff around as they were cleaning, but didn't speak to any one our entire stay. It was neither good nor bad...just different! Overall we had a great trip to Lake Placid and would consider staying again!

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!
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Lakeside Comfort

The Beauty of Lake Placid

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.
Curated for You

Custom Packages

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.
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Entertainment & History

Explore the Olympic Village

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!
Lakeside Lodging

Modern, Scandinavian Comfort

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.
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Life on the Lake

Adventure Beckons

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.
The Weekender Mission

Making Every Day Feel Like the Weekend

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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Experience the Adirondacks

Explore Placid Bay

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Adirondack Great Camps

In the late 19th century, a tradition began. A tradition that has left its mark all over the Adirondacks. Soon after the publication of William H. H. Murray’s “Adventure’s in the Wilderness”, the Adirondack region was put on the map. Wealthy and famous people from all over the world traveled to this region to spend […]

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2187 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-2001

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