Lake Placid

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

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Greg Shapiro
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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
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
"Friendliness and service"
Dec 08, 2017
Waitsfield, VT, USA


Map & Directions

Burlington International Airport is just over two hours east by car. Albany is about two and half hours south.

Rooms & Rates

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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. All rooms 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).

From the press:
  • “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
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 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)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

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.

Fees: 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.

Additional details: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid (NY) (part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendliness and service
Other Comments
Decorated so beautifully for the holidays.
Ellen Dec 08, 2017 Waitsfield, VT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The restaurants, the ambience and the calmness/quiet of the inn.
LORRAINE Nov 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful small hotel. Great location. Everything so tastefully done. Staff is great. Wonderful village.
Laurel Nov 14, 2017 Pine Bush, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Views, Hospitality
Other Comments
Our stay this weekend was a perfect getaway and just what we needed. We would highly recommend staying at Mirror Lake Inn to anyone visiting the Lake Placid area.
Vincent Nov 06, 2017 White Plains, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The heavenly view of the lake & mountains from our room. To wake up to that every morning and fall asleep to it every evening during our stay was just the icing on the cake.
Other Comments
We felt like royalty during our stay. Everything from the rooms & views to the ambience/atmosphere to the great staff/service were top notch. Although we didn't dine at any of the 3 restaurants (too expensive for us) we couldn't have asked for a better, more pleasant get-away experience. Thanks to TravelZoo for making it an affordable experience for us and thanks to Mirror Place in for a positive experience for my girlfriend and I. Will consider re-visiting & booking in the future.
Robert Oct 30, 2017 Freeport, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful sunroom with comfortable seating and floor to ceiling doors that opened for fresh air ... the view of the lake and mountains changes with time of day and weather --wish we were still there.
Other Comments
Very special service for our anniversary celebration -- a welcome box of chocolates and also a complimentary bottle of champagne! Amazing how housekeeping brought our room back to perfection like invisible elves who knew exactly when we would be out for breakfast but disappeared before we came back! Couldn't have asked for more perfect weather, accommodation, service or food ... thank you for amazing memories.
Laura Oct 24, 2017 Toronto, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Ambience and location
Other Comments
Beautiful fall mini vacation
linda Oct 21, 2017 Toronto, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
room and food
Maureen Oct 21, 2017 East Greenbush, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view of Mirror Lake and the comfy seating area in our room that allowed us to enjoy the spectacular view!!
Other Comments
The pool was fabulous! The location allowed for walking into the village of Lake Placid which was great as well!
Diane Oct 20, 2017 Southampton, NY, USA

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