The Best Hotels in the Adirondacks, New York

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5 November 2020

The largest protected area in the US mainland, Northern New York’s Adirondack Park spans over 6m acres (2.4m ha) of rugged peaks, expansive lakes and valleys carpeted in forest. Base yourself at a homely inn, budget hotel or sprawling upscale resort to mooch around mountain towns, tackle challenging hiking trails or hit the snowy slopes in winter.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

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Mirror Lake Inn
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Don’t worry about landing the dud room at this traditional family-run resort on the shore of Mirror Lake. Every single room overlooks the satin-smooth waters and Adirondack High Peaks beyond while roaring fires, cosy Arts & Crafts decor and a 60ft (18m) indoor lap pool make it easy to stay inside and enjoy the postcard-perfect views. If the great outdoors beckon, there’s a private sandy beach with complimentary canoes and paddleboards, a skating rink and tennis court or even private ski lessons available with Olympic medallist Andrew Weibrecht.
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The Queensbury Hotel

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The Queensbury
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Enjoy big-city attractions but small-town charm at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glen Falls, between Saratoga Springs and Lake George. Welcoming guests for nearly 100 years, the red brick property features an indoor pool, barber shop and its very own pub, Fenimore’s. World-class art museum the Hyde Collection, the Charles R. Wood Theater and a range of restaurants and shops are all nearby for easy exploring.
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Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn

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Lake Placid Stagecoach
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Built in the late 1700s on 7 acres (3 ha) of land, a stay at the Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn feels like visiting an old friend determined to spoil you. Think complimentary coffee delivered to enjoy in bed each morning, white noise machines and fireplaces in snug, pine-clad rooms and free wine each evening on the covered front porch. After a day hiking in nearby Whiteface Mountain, retire to the backyard for drinks served by the fire pit from a vintage upcycled horse trailer bar.
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Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Hotel Saranac
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Planning to stay a while? The swish suites at the Hotel Saranac are larger than the average city center apartment with private bedrooms, fridges and full access to the main hotel just next door. Head to the renovated 1920s-era building to relax with cocktails on an outdoor terrace overlooking the mountains, borrow complimentary bikes to tour the area or be pampered at the spa. Just don’t miss the hearty comfort food (and indecently moreish rum and root beer float) at the hotel’s Campfire Grill.
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Lake Placid Lodge

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Used as a location on the hit HBO series Succession, Lake Placid Lodge is every bit as lavish as the show’s fictional family might demand. Antique-stuffed rooms and cabins offer sweeping lake views, hand-carved beds and wood-burning fireplaces while guests enjoy private boat tours, nightly bonfires with s’mores and guided wilderness adventures. Though you may prefer to stick close to the wine cellar packed with rare vintages, its on-site pub and renowned restaurant serving pancakes was once voted among the best in America.

High Peaks Resort

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High Peaks
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Even the most restless family will be entertained at the High Peaks resort, a sprawling complex of three hotels overlooking Mirror Lake close to the village of Lake Placid. There are two outdoor and two indoor pools to use, several restaurants and bars and everything from paddleboards and paddle boats to ice skates and kicksleds available to make the most of the resort’s unbeatable location. No need to leave four-legged family members behind either; dog beds, bowls and treats are all provided.
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  • The Whiteface Lodge

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    Whiteface Lodge
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    Boredom is not an option at this sumptuous Lake Placid resort, built by a former Olympian using timber hand milled on site. Hunker down in a suite with a cast-iron fireplace and private balcony or drag yourself away to visit the on-site tennis and basketball courts, ice skating rink, bowling alley, games room, ice-cream parlor or cinema serving free freshly made popcorn with every screening. Finish a dream stay at the opulent spa, ranked among the top 100 in North America.
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    The Deers Head Inn

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    Deers Head Inn
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    Foodies will be in gourmet heaven at this relaxed Elizabethtown inn, the oldest tavern in the Adirondacks. Open since 1808, the historic property stays true to all that first made it great, focusing on local, sustainable meals, regional cuisine and no-nonsense comfort food staples with all local farms and suppliers listed on the menu. Fill up then stagger to one of four elegant bedrooms, where thoughtful touches include record players, vintage artwork and stacks of quirky paperbacks.
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    Best Western Adirondack Inn

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    There’s no need to choose between the outdoorsy activities of Adirondack Mountains and the downtown delights of Lake Placid at this Best Western. Located smack bang on Main Street, the town’s restaurants and shops are within strolling distance, the famous Olympic Center just across the street and Mirror Lake Beach is next door for summer kayaking and paddleboarding or ice skating in winter. Mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and skiing are all close by for adventure seekers.
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    Bonnie View Resort

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    Bonnie View Resort
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    Escape the daily grind in motel-style rooms and simple cottages at this serene 9-acre (4-ha) lakeside resort. A 400ft (122m) sandy beach is steps away from all rooms, with a roped off swimming area, sun deck, fishing piers and paddleboards and kayaks for rent. On dry land, potter round the children’s playgrounds, croquet lawns and badminton court, lingering over lazy lunches at the barbecue grills and picnic tables scattered through the resort.
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