- Read MoreThis rustic lodge set on the shore of Lake Placid in the Adirondacks is stunning inside and out, according to recent guests. Typical of most Relais & Châteaux properties, accommodations are exquisitely designed with rustic objets d'art, custom-made beds crafted from tree limbs and the occasional private balcony overlooking the waterfront. And then there are the hotel's romantic cabins, which offer couples a more secluded (but still lavish) retreat. Travelers love dining at Artisans Restaurant and Maggie's Pub but are split on service. Some said the hotel staff members go above and beyond to provide first-rate service, while others encountered slow dinner service and less-than-impressive wait staff during recent stays. Keep in mind that if you frequent Relais & Châteaux and are part of the hotel's exclusive Club 5C, you are eligible to receive extra perks, such as complimentary room upgrades, for choosing to stay here.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreOverlooking Lake Placid's main street from a hilltop perch, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has been an Adirondack mainstay since 1883. The resort is filled with exposed wooden beams and cozy fireplaces reminiscent of the lodges of yesteryear, but Mirror Lake is still catching up to the times. Accommodations are outfitted with wooden furniture, vaulted ceilings and expansive windows that offer views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding mountains – and recent visitors say the panoramas are stunning. However, those looking to stay connected to the world bemoaned having to pay extra for Wi-Fi access. When it's time for some R&R outside your digs, head to the spa for a massage or body scrub, or take a dip in the hot tub. Aside from its location and ample on-site amenities, travelers also praise the delectable culinary offerings available at The View, Taste Bistro & Bar and The Cottage.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree Parking
- Read MorePerched on Green Island in Bolton Landing, New York, The Sagamore caters to families with its plentiful lodging options. The resort features 137 classic guest rooms and suites that can be found in the Historic Hotel, while more affordable rooms and suites are tucked in The Lodges. Then there are The Hermitage and Wapanak Castle, two distinct buildings usually rented out to families as well as large groups. Recent guests recommend kid-friendly amenities like the seasonal Sagamore Kids Club and The Rec, an all-ages activity center with Nintendo Wii and Xbox stations, arcade games and even an indoor mini-golf course. And the Lake George waterfront activities – like kayaking, canoeing and fishing – are popular pastimes, as well. After participating in outdoor pursuits, you can retreat to one of the resort's eight on-site eateries. Although recent guests concede the meals here are pricey, they say they're well worth the cost, citing top-notch service and delicious bites. And while past visitors loved the ample on-site activities, many noted that the rooms are in need of a facelift.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MoreLocated in Lake Placid, New York, near Mirror Lake, High Peaks Resort exhibits a modern interpretation of the classic Adirondack lodge. The ceilings feature in-laid wood paneling rather than exposed beams, and the cream and tan color scheme creates a bright, airy atmosphere. High Peaks Resort houses four pools (two indoor, two outdoor), as well as a spa – all of which earn high marks from recent guests. Guests report a pleasant stay overall thanks to friendly staff and the vibrant and convenient locale near Lake Placid's shops and eateries. Most recent travelers also applaud the cozy accommodations, though some said they could use a facelift. Each room features simplistic decor, adorned wooden accents and a few deluxe amenities, like soft terry cloth robes, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Plus, The Den lounge and the main on-site eatery, Dancing Bears Restaurant, both receive rave reviews from recent patrons.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree ParkingFree WiFi
- Read MorePerched along the shore in Long Beach, New York, the Allegria Hotel embraces a modernized seaside theme. Rooms are decorated in soft creams and whites with blue throw pillows. And not only do the floor-to-ceiling windows let in loads of natural light, but they also provide a perfect frame for each room's gorgeous oceanfront views. Accommodations come with luxe linens, plush robes and 37-inch flat-screen TVs. When you're ready to retreat from your cozy digs, previous guests recommend sprawling along the golden sands before relaxing by the rooftop pool or chowing down on American surf and turf at the Atlantica restaurant. While most visitors said this hotel is well-situated, several had serious issues with the customer service, citing unhelpful front desk agents, rude valet employees and unpleasant poolside attendants.4.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
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