Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
Why We Love It
- An Adirondack resort on the shores of a lake near top ski slopes
- Selected two years in a row as one of the world’s best resorts by Conde Nast Traveler
- Golf, fishing, dog sled rides and alpine luge, all at the resort or close by
- Visitors can stay in some of “the most elegant rooms in town” (Frommer’s)
"Wrote the book on customer service" -- Conde Nast Traveler
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Rooms & Rates
The number of accolades Mirror Lake Inn has raked in over the last few years is enviable. It's earned the AAA 4-Diamond award for over 30 years, and it has been selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s best hotels four times. The praise continues over at Conde Nast Traveler, where for two years in a row the magazine’s readers selected it as the top resort in the Northeast.
What’s all the fuss about? Let’s start with the location, on the shores of a mirror-calm lake in upstate New York’s beautiful Adirondacks. In the winter, nearby Whiteface Mountain is one of the Northeast’s most popular ski slopes, surely playing a part in getting the 1980 Winter Olympics to come to Lake Placid -- today the sports complex offers skiing, bobsledding and more. In summer, the resort has a private beach, boats and kayaks.
The resort welcomes guests with lobby fireplaces and free afternoon tea and cookies. Many rooms have traditional touches like four-poster beds, chandeliers and beamed ceilings, and all have big windows with lake and mountain views. The upgraded Lookout rooms are 415 square feet -- more space than some apartments -- and have sitting areas that can be closed off from the bed area, as well as wall-to-wall glass that includes French doors opening to fresh mountain air.
The resort sits on seven wooded acres but is only one block from Lake Placid’s Main Street, with wine-tasting rooms, restaurants and outdoor adventure outfitters. The resort also has three restaurants, which "plate the best food in the Adirondacks" (Conde Nast Traveler).
- “Sitting in the big, cozy chairs next to the fire is heaven, but the resort offers a slew of organized activities, too—sunset cruises, kayak and fishing trips, guided hikes, snowshoe outings, cross-country-skiing lessons, yoga classes” -- Fodor’s
- "Mirror Lake wrote the book on customer service. They welcome you back with open arms and treat you like family" -- Conde Nast Traveler
General Most facilities remain open year round. Private beach, boats, heated outdoor pool and tennis court are generally open between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, weather dependent.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Private beach
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- No pets allowed
- Extra beds (fees apply)
- 24-hour front desk
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Room service (limited hours)
- Iron and ironing board
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- Accessible spa
- ADA compliant rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Children are welcome in the Classic Rooms and Family Suites only. Crib or pack 'n play available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in Lookout and Cedar Run Rooms only: $35 per night for children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets: No pets allowed.
A housekeeping gratuity of $3.50 per person, per day (listed as Service Charge) will be charged at check out.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Most facilities remain open year round. Private beach, boats, heated outdoor pool and tennis court are generally open between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, weather dependent.
Advance reservations for Spa services and dinner reservations in the View restaurant are highly recommended. Spa and dinner reservations are subject to availability.
Please also note that the hotel's four diamond restaurant, The View will NOT be open for dinner service on the following dates:
October 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
December 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 19.
The View will still be open for breakfast on these dates and the Taste Bistro along with Cottage café will be open for dinner.
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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.
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