by Amanda Geronikos
Want to visit the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York? You don’t have to go far if you stay at the the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid — it’s located right next to the Olympic Center and Olympic Museum! The hotel sits above Main Street, too, offering beautiful views of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains.
As if there’s not already enough to do near the hotel, the hotel itself offers a wide array of onsite activities, including a championship golf course, indoor swimming pool and hot tub, private beach and a cross-country ski and snowshoe center. There are four onsite dining options, as well.
Other perks include complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center and a fitness center.
The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid offers eight accommodation variations, including suites and private cottages with full kitchens. Family Units are also available and include private bedrooms with one king bed and adjoining rooms with two double beds, sleeping a total of six guests and ensuring privacy for all. Family Units have kitchenettes.
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- Lake Placid resort
- Onsite restaurants
- Indoor pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We frequent IHG properties including Crowne Plaza's and while the views are absolutely outstanding and the rooms are clean the hotel has a much more Holiday Inn feel and service level then a Crowne. The are huge numbers of Hockey players and teams that are not managed or supervised in the pool and hot tub, at least 20 kids in the hot tub at once and no way for other guests to use those facilities. Also there was trash in the halls (unassumingly left by the little players). While I understand the area has tournaments and the hotel accepts guests to fill the property the impact the other guests is significant. Given the size of the hotel it seems as though you might consider not putting the young hockey teams in the areas that all guests have to use to get to their room, i guess better they are in the thoroughfare, but they don't help to put the facilities best foot forward.
The Sunday Brunch was for the hockey teams only and left all other guests to order from the menu int he main dining room, why not offer a brunch for other guests in the main dining room? Also the coffee is poor at best, they only offer Folgers brewed coffee. There is no option for Espresso, etc unless you travel downtown. We have stayed several times and also find the 2 night minimum for a hotel to be an issue, no other hotels in the area require that.
We stay because we enjoy the location and the views but do not expect Crowne level service, if you expect Holiday Inn service you will have a nice visit to LP.
by Becky W
Ray Damp and his staff are top notch. I have been coming to the Crowne Plaza for over 15 years and the staff always welcome me back, whether its at the front desk or at a meal. I usually am treated to a complimentary upgrade which is not an expectation but is always appreciated. If you are considering a trip to Lake Placid, enjoy the spectacular views from the Crowne Plaza. We use it for our home base several times a year for cycling, skiing, hiking and canoeing! We stayed at the Crowne in September, October and are headed back in November!