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Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

All rooms have a balcony or a lawn view of the lake. Right on the water. Walk to restaurants. The room was small and housekeeping could have been a little better (used soap in the shower, full ashtray on the balcony). I paid over $300 for 2 nights, but the balcony and view were worth it. The staff was friendly and helpful. I saw an otter in the lake right in front of my room.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We enjoyed our one night at Gauthier's. We were 4 adults so we had room #41, which was on the lake level. Beds are soft, too soft for us. Room was clean, bathroom was clean, and after leaving the fan on for a while the feeling that we were in a basement room dissipated. There are several boats, available for guest use, we didn't have a chance to take advantage of that feature, but it's definitely a bonus at this motel. There were also a few bicycles available. All around satisfactory, could use some updating here and there, but if your not too fussy, Gauthier's could be the place for your Adirondack adventure.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

First the pluses... location, location, location! It is on Flower Lake which is beautiful. They have plenty of water toys,i.e. canoes, kayaks, paddleboats. There are iconic Adirondack chairs by the water to just sit and relax. Also, not to be missed is the excellent Mexican restaurant, Casa Del Sol, across the street. A bonus when you want to have a few margaritas and not have to worry about driving on dark country roads (yes, I'm a city gal!).

Now for the negatives. What can I say that hasn't been said before about this hotel (motel?). It needs a LOT of loving..... mold around the seams in the molded plastic shower, horrible beds and worse pillows, tired / dirty carpet. I had 2 major complaints beyond this, however. First, there was a hole punched into the bathroom door. When I told the manager while checking out about it he said it was the 1st he had heard about it, his reaction said something different. The 2nd issue was towels. Although clean, on our 2nd day they were left folded on the bed in our room (no biggie here). When i went to grab one for a shower, it was still damp...... cold and damp..... ugh. Is it lack of caring? Money to reinvest into the property? Poor training for the cleaning staff? Whatever, I will not be back to find out.

Room Tip: If you go, ask for a room w/lake views. Although we didn't have this room, room 31 looked really...
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I choose this Inn because of it's affiliation with Audubon International for sustainability practices. (The Audubon Society and Audubon International are NOT related in anyway.)
For the most part, this place practiced what it preached - containers for recycling in rooms, hints about being gentler on our planet, changing towels only when asked. And, being able to have our own kayaks right outside our door, on Lake Flower, was a big plus.

However, the shower dripped constantly, wasting gallons per day and making the bathroom damp. And, very little place to hang towels or anything else in the bathroom. It was quiet, and had helpful staff.

Room Tip: Rooms on the water seem quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Probably the most uncomfortable beds we've ever slept on. Fridge had moldy chicken wings in it and was unplugged. Lake view equated to a marina view filled with boats. Both paddle boats were broken, paddle board was bent in the middle and sinking even though we only had just my 180 lb body on it. Bathroom water temperature was all over the place and went from burning hot to ice cold while my kids were showering. Wife and daughter stabbed their feet on the exposed carpet nail strip just outside the bathroom. We don't watch TV often but decided to turn it on. All channels were fuzzy. Every last one. Smelled like 1975 inside. We opened every last window and door and got up to 1976. Staff was friendly. It all stops there. Stay in your car.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Mel R
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Additional Information about Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel

Address: 488 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2455
Region: United States > New York > Saranac Lake
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Saranac Lake
Price Range: ₹ 7,578 - ₹ 17,293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Adirondack Waterfront Saranac Lake's only GREEN lodging property- Offering waterfront accommodations on Lake Flower In Saranac Lake with access to over 30 miles of Adirondack waterways, including Upper, Middle, and Lower Saranac Lakes. Walk to shopping, dining, galleries, and enjoy our events; including the entertainment in neighboring Lake Placid NY. Only 20 minutes to Whiteface Mountain, where you'll find year round activities! Stay GREEN in the Adirondacks - Rated a Platinum Property by Audubon International's Eco Lodging Program - the highest designation possible, 1 of only 8 in North America. Saranac Lake Inn is committed to a new vision, fresh eco-conscious perspective, attention to detail and style, and a welcoming environment for our guest's from our family owned and operated lodge. Our rooms have been remodeled, redressed, and recycled with the environment in mind! The Adirondacks Recreation Resort Our focus is all about our guest's experience and making Adirondack recreation accessible. We provide a large variety of amenities and perks to help complete your trip; to make it easy for you to try a new activity while on vacation. Kayaks, bicycles, canoes, tennis, snowshoes and ice skating complementary with your stay- Just to name a few! ... more   less 
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