Is Whiteface Lodge the best Adirondacks hotel?

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When you go to the Rockies, you stay in a Ranch; when you go to the Adirondacks, you stay in a camp. If you can’t camp in the forest, you stay at a place that gives you a unique experience. The best place to stay in the Adirondacks is the Forbes Four Diamond-rated Whiteface Lodge, which mirrors the splendour of the historic Great Camps. The Whiteface Lodge Resort is considered to be the best Adirondacks hotel as it provides luxurious accommodation in a breathtaking woodland setting.

One of the key reasons for me to visit Lake Placid was to see the home of the two Winter Olympics games (1932 and 1980). What I didn’t know was that my resort was actually a dream of a former Olympian himself. It was his vision and decades of building experience that created one of the grandest properties in the Adirondack Mountains. Here is my first-hand experience of staying at this luxurious Adirondacks hotel:

WHY choose Whiteface Lodge?

  1. Location

    Whiteface Lodge is in the heart of the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. The resort is just a few blocks from Lake Placid and a short drive from the celebrated ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain.

  2. Authentic Adirondacks Ambiance

    Lobby of the Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, Adirondacks

    The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind rustic timber design incorporates the use of traditional Adirondack wood and stone – including local timber milled on-site, coupled with hand-crafted furnishings and details. But having a rustic design and being located in an idyllic setting doesn’t mean the resort cut corners on the facilities. You’ll find abundant avant-garde amenities at “the Northeast’s Best Mountain Resort”. 

  3. Awards, Ratings, and Reviews

    Created to be one of the region’s grandest properties, the Lodge has garnered numerous awards, including “The 2012 World’s Best Places to Stay” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. It is rated as #1 in Best Adirondacks Resorts, #1 in Best Adirondacks Hotels and #33 in Best New York Hotels. While searching for accommodation online, I hardly came across any negative reviews.

    Living room of a Deluxe Suit at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, Adirondacks, New York

WHAT do you get?

  1. Suites

    The only all-suite lodge in the Adirondacks region features 96 guest suites with full kitchens, living space with fireplaces, balconies or patios, and full breakfast daily. Depending on your budget and number of guests, you can choose from any of the following:

    1. 3,100 square feet Presidential suit,
    2. 1,920 to 2,246 square feet Grand Suites,
    3. 1,567 to 1,883 square feet Three Bedroom Suites,
    4. 1,040 to 1,374 square feet Two Bedrooms Suites,
    5. 725 to 925 square feet Deluxe Suit,
    6. 600 to 700 square feet Superior Suite,
    7. 500 square feet Junior Suite.
  1. Facilities

    Whether you are a family or a couple or just friends, the resort offers every imaginable activity – from a 56-seat surround-sound movie theatre, a 10-pin bowling alley, a game room chock-full of foosball and air hockey tables to canoeing and ice skating in the winter. The open kitchen showcases the talents of Executive Chef Adam Bechard’s culinary team at the Kanu restaurant and lounge. Don’t miss their signature traditional dishes and cocktails. The resort spa is an ideal pampering zone with hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, wellness classes, fitness center and a full-service spa and salon menu. There’s so much to keep you busy within the resort for days but if you want to explore outside then Whiteface Lodge offers outdoor activities and a free shuttle service to local recreational facilities.

    Rights Granted: The Whiteface Lodge is granted unlimited, non-exclusive, worldwide rights to all images. All other rights reserved. Copyright Shayne Lynn.

    Kayaking at Lake Placid with Whiteface Lodge, Adirondacks

    Kayaking at Lake Placid with Whiteface Lodge, Adirondacks

  2. Staff

    The staff was very courteous and answered all my queries patiently at any given time. I would particularly like to mention the valet service. They tried to know my name and always welcomed me with a big smile, no matter when I arrived.

    Entrance of the Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, Adirondacks

    Entrance of the Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, Adirondacks

HOW to book?

You can book either book directly by visiting their website or through any third-party website like or

My experience of Staying at Whiteface Lodge was wonderful, and I can definitely say it is the best Adirondacks hotel. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for one-of-its-kind luxurious experience.

Have you ever stayed at such a place? If yes, I would love to hear from you.

If you want to read about my some really cool stories about the USA, don’t forget to read my stories on The USA Travel: Things you should know before you visit, among many others.

Mirror Lake at Golden hour, Lake Placid, Adirondacks

Mirror Lake at Golden Hour, Lake Placid, Adirondacks


I was hosted by Adirondacks USA and Whiteface Lodge in May 2017. However, as always, the views are mine and based on my personal experience. The pictures used are either mine or provided by the Resort.

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