Top 12 Cool And Trendy Hotels In Lake Placid 2023

This charming small town and a pristine large sprawling lake located in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York is famous for its stunning beauty, for hosting the Winter Olympic Games twice, and for being a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. 

Lake Placid offers a peaceful mountain retreat, an activity-based vacation in all seasons, or a spectacular place to see the changing foliage during the fall.

During the winter, you’ll find plenty of snow and world-class skiing. Now you just need to explore some of its extraordinary places to stay, so from cozy and intimate boutique inns to chic and modern lodges, here are the best cool and trendy hotels in Lake Placid, New York State (in no particular order).

Top 3 Cool And Trendy Hotels In Lake Placid
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The Whiteface Lodge
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High Peaks Resort
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Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel

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The Whiteface Lodge

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One of my favorite places is The Whiteface Lodge, a deluxe all-suite resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, just a mile from Lake Placid. While visiting, I appreciated its easy access to Whiteface Mountain’s ski slopes and the downtown area.

I love this hip Lake Placid hotel with its Adirondack-inspired interior. Each room features handcrafted wooden furnishings and top-notch amenities, including flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, washers/dryers, and balconies with stunning mountain views. Some rooms even have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

During my stay at The Whiteface Lodge, I discovered upscale dining, a cozy bar, a rejuvenating spa, and on-site entertainment like a movie theater, skating rink, and indoor/outdoor pool. Tennis courts added to the recreational options.



Tranquil natural surroundings

Handcrafted wooden furnishings

On-site bowling hot tubs and outdoor and indoor pool


Higher priced

A drive to nearby shops

Some bathrooms are a little small

Best For Lake Views

High Peaks Resort

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High Peaks Resort quickly became a favorite during my Lake Placid visit. Nestled on Mirror Lake’s shores, it’s conveniently close to Main Street.

I love the vibrant, Adirondack-inspired rooms. They offer modern comforts like flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and handy mini-fridges.

Staying at High Peaks Resort, I enjoyed ensuite bathrooms with stone-tiled showers. Suite guests have direct shore access; I tried one with a whirlpool tub and fireplace.

The 4-star haven features an on-site American restaurant, an elegant bar, and a lounge with a fireplace. Additional perks include a fitness center, spa, and three pools.


Modern and stylish hotel

Vibrant rooms

En suite bathrooms

Lounge with a fireplace


Checkin can be slow

No microwave in the room

Some noise from outside

Best For Great Location

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel

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Crowne Plaza is one of my favorite places, a refined, lodge-style resort right by the Olympic Center. While visiting, I loved that it’s just a stone’s throw away from Mirror Lake and the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum.

While staying at this 3-star gem, I experienced unassuming rooms with microwaves, minifridges, flat-screen TVs, and coffee makers – everything I needed for a cozy retreat.

Opting for an upgraded room was a game-changer. The private balconies provided spectacular views of Mirror Lake. Suites were a delight, offering living areas with fireplaces, well-equipped kitchenettes, and inviting whirlpool tubs.

What sets this place apart is the on-site Italian/American restaurant. I tried the fine-dining experience in its ritzy setting, savoring every moment.


Spectacular mirror Lake views

Charming lodge-style resort

Stunning Beach club

Indoor pool & hot tub


Pool closes early

Narrow balcony

Slow wifi

Best For Spa and Wellness Services

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

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Nestled by Mirror Lake, Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa became one of my favorite places, offering an incredible perspective of the Adirondack Mountains. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the 4-star luxury hotel’s charm, ideally situated on the lake.

I reveled in the elegance of the stately rooms and suites. The four-poster beds, marble bathrooms, fireplaces, and private balconies or terraces with lake views created a genuinely indulgent atmosphere. The suites, complete with separate living rooms, added an extra touch of comfort.

During my visit, I experienced the epitome of relaxation in the heated outdoor pool and the 60-foot indoor pool. The fancy spa offered a range of rejuvenating treatments. Dining was a delight, with options ranging from a top-end restaurant to a casual bistro and a shoreside cafe. The fitness center provided the perfect opportunity to stay active.


Terraces with city views

Private balconies

High-end spa


No coffee maker in the room

Busy Parking

Best For Family

Lake House at High Peaks Resort

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Lake House at High Peaks Resort is now one of my favorite places, a charming hotel from the 1960s. The warmly decorated rooms, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and private lanais with lake views, offer a cozy retreat.

During my stay, I enjoyed the spa, game room, and indoor pool, as well as the inviting bar. Access to facilities across the street added to the overall experience.


Modern and cool decor

Warmly decorated rooms and family friendly facilities

On-site spa for relaxation


Can get booked up

Bar occasionally closed

Best For Boutique Accommodations

The Haus On Mirror Lake

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The Haus, nestled by the shore of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid village, stands out as one of my favorite boutique hotels. With its nine individually decorated apartment-style suites, this gem exudes sophistication.

My experience at this chic hotel was nothing short of delightful, thanks to the array of in-room amenities. Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable, air-conditioning, and inviting whirlpool tubs added a touch of luxury. The modern decor, featuring hardwood floors and stylish furnishings, created a comfortable and elegant ambiance.

Including full kitchens with stainless appliances in most rooms heightened the convenience. I especially appreciated that some suites had private lanais, offering picturesque lake views.


Modern boutique hotel

Unique & stylish decor

Hardwood floors


Not pet-friendly

Parking is extra

Best For Self-Catering

Alpine Lodge

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During my stay at this paradisal cottage, it quickly became a cherished retreat. The well-appointed living room, six bedrooms, and four bathrooms provided a spacious and comfortable haven. The fully functional kitchenette and garden with a BBQ grill enhanced the overall experience.

On-site amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a fireplace, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries, catered to every need. As a pet-friendly accommodation, the cottage embraced a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring a delightful stay for guests and furry companions.

The strategic location, just a 10-minute walk from the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, made exploring the area convenient. Nearby attractions added to the allure of this charming cottage.


Spacious living areas

Fireplace and porch

Family and pet-friendly amenities


No safe in the room

No Elevator

Best For Couples

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

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While staying at this charming family-run hotel on Main Street, I found it to be a rustic gem, conveniently close to various local attractions, including the Olympic Speed Skating Oval.

The beautifully decorated 3-star hotel rooms were a delight, each equipped with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and coffee makers. Most rooms offered the luxury of private balconies or patios, enhancing the overall experience. For those seeking an extra touch of comfort, upgraded rooms and suites feature fireplaces, kitchenettes, and/or inviting whirlpool tubs.

Dining at the sophisticated eatery was a highlight, where authentic American cuisine was served with flair. The presence of a cocktail lounge, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpools, and a fitness center added to the allure of this delightful retreat. 


Lakefront location

Private balconies or patios

Charming decor theme

Indoor pool and sauna


Some noise from outside

Low shower pressure

Air Con can be noisy

Best For Longer Stays

Placid Peak Lodge The Village Of Lake Placid


My stay at this holiday home was a dream. With six bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and two living areas with cable TV and fireplaces, it exuded luxury. The dining room, breakfast nooks, entertainment nook, and patio with a hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and gas grill added to the charm. Free parking was a bonus.

I loved that the property offered access to outdoor activities like cycling, skiing, and hiking, with on-site ski storage and a tennis court. My time here was a perfect blend of luxury and outdoor enjoyment.


Spacious vacation home

Outdoor fireplace

On-site ski storage



No elevator

Best For Apartments

Lake Placid Inn: Residences

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Nestled in the serene Adirondack Mountains, this laid-back hotel became my retreat. Just three miles from Lake Placid Airport, it offers apartment-style lodgings with high-end amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, microwaves, well-equipped kitchenettes, and en suite bathrooms featuring rainfall showers.

My stay at this rustic-chic haven was marked by the beauty of hand-made furniture in each room. Conveniently located, Lake Placid Inn: Residences is a mere 5-minute drive from both the John Brown Farm State Historic Site and the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.


Rustic and elegant design

Rainfall showers

Scenic mountain location

Convenient location


Spotty wifi

Some rooms are small

Best For Luxury

Grand Adirondack Hotel, Lake Placid, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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Grand Adirondack Hotel, nestled in the heart of Lake Placid, became my ideal base camp for Adirondack Mountain adventures.

During my stay, I reveled in activities nearby, from hiking to mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, and scenic boat tours. The hotel’s prime location made it easy to explore local attractions such as Lake Placid Golf Courses, Lake Placid, Herb Brooks Arena, and the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, all within walking distance.

Grand Adirondack impressed me with its richly furnished rooms adorned with locally curated art pieces. Two on-site restaurants, Delta Blue and The Cabin Grill, added culinary delight to my experience. Delta Blue served up delicious BBQ while the Cabin Grill provided a delightful breakfast.


Iconic & vibrant Hotel

Richly furnished rooms

Locally-curated art

On-site dining options


Not budget-friendly

Breakfast not included

No pool

Best For Budget-friendly Stay

Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel


Nestled in Lake Placid Village, Lake Placid Inn is a boutique gem, perfectly situated within a stroll of Mirror Lake and the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.

The unfussy rooms at Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel impressed me with their amenities, including coffee makers, minifridges, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The upgraded rooms, with balconies overlooking Lake Mirror, added a touch of luxury. Suites with living rooms featuring sofa beds provided extra comfort.

During my stay, the on-site amenities, including a gym, convenience store, delicatessen, and a classy lounge with copper-paneled ceilings and a fireplace, made for a delightful experience. Lake Placid Inn seamlessly blends rustic charm with modern convenience, creating a truly memorable stay in the heart of Lake Placid Village.


Modern interiors and reasonable room rates

Balconies with lake views

Broad amenities in rooms


No 24/7 room service

Some rooms are small

Limited parking on site

Hippest Hotels in Lake Placid Compared 

Here are the Top 12 cool and unique hotels in Lake Placid, which you can quickly filter by a number of factors including price range, facilities, and closeness to tourist sites:

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
The Whiteface Lodge7 Whiteface Inn Lane$426-$626Yes2.53
High Peaks Resort2384 Saranac Avenue$199-$359No0.82
Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel101 Olympic Drive$189-$549Yes0.23
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa77 Mirror Lake Drive$399-$489Yes0.43
Lake House at High Peaks Resort2384 Saranac Ave$149No0.72
The Haus On Mirror Lake2439 Main Street$199-$329No0.73
Alpine Lodge6021 Sentinel Road$810No1.22
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort2559 Main St.$408-$448Yes0.23
Placid Peak Lodge The Village Of Lake Placid1983 Saranac Avenue$510-$700No2.23
Lake Placid Inn: Residences2050 Saranac Ave$387-$697No1.83
Grand Adirondack Hotel, Lake Placid, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel2520 Main Street$398-$474No0.42
Lake Placid Inn: Boutique Hotel821 Mirror Lake Drive$400No0.33

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