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Ringwood, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 September 2016

There are lots of mediocre and some unflattering reviews regarding Lake Side. First let me explain that as a family we were unsure of what to expect after booking and there was some trepidation, but I have learned over the years to make the best of any situation; even sight unseen. David, our host was kind, gracious and efficient. I...

Thank PeterBNJ
Reviewed 19 August 2015

stayed one night, bugs, didn't report it til next morning as sign on office door said office would reopen at 8 am. Owner wanted to give me half the money back because I occupied the room and did not report it until I checked out. Sat up in wooden chair or my car all night. wner was rude and insulting....

1Thank happyny
Clayton, New York
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I don't get all the bad reviews but our room was neat and clean and quiet. It's a little outdated but the price was fair compared to others. I would go stay again there. Close to town. Saranac Lake is a nice town. Plenty to do and shops to go in.

Thank huffer24
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The last reviewer couldn't be more on target with his opinions about the place!!! Unfortunately, I booked the place BEFORE reading the reviews!!! I thought it was odd that the owner INSISTED on pre-payment - - charges hit my credit card BEFORE even leaving home for the trip!!! However, after seeing and staying there, I can certainly understand why this...

3Thank Carmen T
Reviewed 16 June 2013

If there was a score less than 1 this place would get it. Terribly run down and old. Musty smell in the room was bad. The beds were garbage on even had two brown (yuk) mattresses. The tiles were falling off the walls in the bathroom. Everything had caulk an inch thick on it. Shower temp was all over the...

3Thank Clyde1442
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We used this motel as a stopover for a business trip on the night of 11/5/12 and found the accomodations to be ok. Nothing fancy but we didn't expect it to be. The room was clean and comfortable. We paid enough for a very basic room in offseason but that was ok. It is what it is. However when we...

3Thank Tubaman77-CTC
Lindenhurst, New York
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The place has amazing water pressure. Is old and in dire need of a renovation. The pool wasn't clean enough to go in. The owner was cranky. We have stayed in the area for the past 20 years and never stayed here before, but this was a last minute trip and nothing else was left. We would stay here again...

2Thank Doreen W
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 August 2011

My husband and I decided last minute to go up to Saranac Lake to visit a friend so we didn't have alot of options for lodging. We were hesitant about staying in a motel but I have to say as far as motels go it was fine. Very clean and quiet room with great water pressure. For $99 a night...

3Thank mareart
Chazy, NY
Reviewed 2 August 2010

The interaction with the owners is very unpleasant, the scowling and condescending husband and the tired, impatient wife. If I want to watch a couple argue and criticize each other, I'll watch reruns of "Rosanne" . If the place weren't the last available room in town, I wouldn't even go there because I've heard the reputation. Then there is the...

5Thank Chazylady
Reviewed 10 August 2009

When we called for a price, we were quoted 99$ then the we called back to book and we were quoted 120$. We decided to book any way and when we drove up the first thing I noticed was the christmas wreath and christmas lights still up, it was August. The grass was not cut and the pool was filthy....

2Thank rtang30

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Lake Side Motel

Address: Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Lake Side Hotel Saranac Lake
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