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Top 10 Adirondacks Budget Hotels
The beautiful Adirondack Mountains- a New York state destination that is truly an outdoor lover's paradise. As we compiled the following Top 10, we discovered that the list of things to do in this destination is virtually endless. Hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and skiing are just the beginning. This region is also home to the famous Olympic Village in Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. So we scouted the area thoroughly and created a list of Top 10 Adirondacks Budget Hotels, because we know that these days it's important to get the best value for your dollar. We guarantee you'll find the perfect accommodations among these great Adirondack hotels, motels, chalets, and inns. Let the adventure begin!

Best Western Adirondack Inn

Lake Placid, New York

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We’re pleased to present the top pick on our list of Top 10 Adirondacks Budget Hotels. This hotel truly captures the spirit of the area and has an ideal location on Main Street in Lake Placid. And No. 1 is…the Best Western Adirondack Inn!

There are so many things about the Best Western Adirondack Inn that make it an ideal destination that we’re not sure where to begin. How about we start with its location. As we mentioned, you’ll find the hotel on Main Street of Lake Placid. It’s situated across from the Olympic Center and next to Mirror Lake Beach. Near to the hotel you’ll find Whiteface Mountain, Santa’s Workshop theme park, and Sentinel Range Wilderness Area. Its location alone is enough of a reason to stay, but let us fill you in on the other great features you’ll find here. Almost as important as the location are the accommodations, and the Best Western Adirondack Inn definitely exceeds expectations. Along with Standard Rooms, the hotel offers Suites and recently renovated Deluxe Rooms, which feature cathedral ceilings and balconies. And of course, every room at the hotel comes with modern amenities, ensuring you have a completely comfortable stay. Now that we’ve been over location and accommodations, how about we break down the hotel’s amenities. When you stay here you’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning, a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, and game room. Add these to an already long list of outdoor recreational opportunities and you’ve got a destination that has virtually everything you could ever want to do on your Adirondack vacation. Oh, and their rates won’t break the bank. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain at this outstanding Adirondack hotel!


2625 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York


Best Western Adirondack Inn is family owned and operated!

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel offers great Specials and Packages including Golf and Family Packages!


Mountain View Inn

Lake Placid, New York

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We love our No. 2 Adirondack budget hotel for many different reasons. Family owned and operated for 30 years, Mountain View Inn’s commitment to their guests is unsurpassed. Their love for the area shows in every aspect of the hotel and they guarantee you’ll end up loving Lake Placid just as much as they do.

We created this Top 10 for those visiting the Adirondacks on a budget, and Mountain View Inn grabs the No. 2 spot because they offer the lowest rates for quality mountain and lake view rooms. You won’t find a better deal in the Lake Placid area! But don’t think for a second that the Mountain View Inn is too good to be true. Their accommodations still provide guests with a high quality stay. Every room comes equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cable TV, and much more. There are a variety of room types to choose from, so you’re sure to fit the perfect fit. They even have a four-bedroom cottage available for those looking for more private and spacious accommodations. Mountain View Inn also boasts a prime location in the heart of Olympic Village adjacent to Olympic Center and close to the shores of Mirror Lake. You’ll be mere steps away from great restaurants and shopping, not to mention the endless recreational opportunities the area provides. To put it simply, Mountain View Inn has unbeatable rates, a prime location, and great accommodations- making them an easy choice for the No. 2 spot.


2548 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York 12946


Children 12 and under stay free!

Fun facts

The Kraus family has owned and operated Mountain View Inn for 30 years.


Whiteface Chalet

Whiteface Mountain, New York

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If you’re looking for accommodations that are a little farther off the beaten path but still conveniently located near the best Lake Placid and Adirondack activities, then our No. 3 choice, Whiteface Chalet, is just the place you’re looking for.

As you probably already know, the Adirondacks are an ideal place to experience the great outdoors and Whiteface Chalet puts you right in the middle of it all. You’ll be only a mile and a half from Whiteface Mountain, where you can enjoy world famous skiing and snowboarding. If you’re staying in the summer months, you’ll appreciate Whiteface Chalet’s location near the Au Sable River, known for the best fly fishing in the east. Not to mention the river is a great place to swim, kayak, and canoe. You’re probably thinking, “Sure all that is great, but what about their accommodations?” Well, we picked Whiteface Chalet for a reason. Their guest rooms provide you with the privacy of a hotel, but the charming atmosphere of an Adirondack bed and breakfast. Each room has two double beds and a double futon. You’ll also find your room is equipped with cable TV and a private bath. Discover the comforts of home near the Adirondacks’ best attractions!


788 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY 12997

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel has horseshoe pits, shuffle board, basketball, volleyball, and a swing set!


Enjoy an extensive continental breakfast in the Dining Room each morning!


Comfort Inn on Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

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Each destination featured on our list so far are great places to stay when vacationing with family, but we feel that our No. 4 choice, Comfort Inn on Lake Placid, really takes the cake when it comes to family-friendly lodging.

Comfort Inn on Lake Placid offers so much to do that you may be tempted to stay put for the length of your vacation. Obviously, we recommend that you get outside and enjoy the outdoors when in the Adirondacks region, but we’re trying to make a point. This hotel will keep your family entertained even when you can’t be outside. Their amenities include a tropical indoor pool and Jacuzzi, two tennis courts, and ½ basketball court. To serve the needs of their guests who love the outdoors, the hotel also provides free paddleboats, canoes, and rowboats so you can fully enjoy Lake Placid. And did we mention that there are hiking, biking, and cross country ski trails on the premises? You’ll find the rooms at Comfort Inn on Lake Placid will fully satisfy your families needs. Each room comes with a refrigerator, microwave, and cable TV with HBO. If you feel you need accommodations bigger than that of a standard hotel room, there are Fireplace Suites and even a Children’s Suite available. As an added bonus, children under 18 stay free. How great is that?!


2125 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946


The Comfort Inn on Lake Placid offers complimentary shuttle service to local attractions.

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel boasts a versatile meeting/banquet space for up to 350 people and offers discounted Business and Group rates.


Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George

Lake George, New York

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Hold onto your seats! We’re leaving Lake Placid and taking you to another beautiful Adirondacks destination. Our No. 6 choice is Hampton Inn & Suites located near historic Lake George!

Hampton Inn hotels have a reputation for providing quality, value-priced accommodations, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George is no exception. Find yourself enjoying a comfortable room in a picturesque setting, surrounded by the majestic Adirondack Mountains. Now check your pockets- they’re still full! This hotel’s rates are sure to please. And that’s not all you’ll love about the Hampton Inn & Suites. From 6 AM – 10 AM each day, you can enjoy the Complimentary On the House ® breakfast. After a day of exploring the area, relax in the hotel’s whirlpool spa or go for a refreshing dip in the indoor pool. Make your way to your Standard Room or Suite, where you’ll find a host of amenities including a coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, and luxurious Cloud Nine bedding. The Lake George area is overflowing with attractions and activities. Whitewater rafting, hot air balloon rides, golfing, and horseback rides are just a few of the things you’ll find surrounding Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George. We’d go on and on, but we’d rather you come and discover them for yourself!


2133 Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845

Related activities

There are over 15 restaurants within 2 miles of the hotel!

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel has over 400 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate up to 35 people.


Northway Motel

Lake Placid, New York

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After that short jaunt to Lake George, we’re back in Lake Placid in the heart of the Olympic Village. Which brings us to our No. 7 pick, the Northway Motel- a destination perfect for business travelers and vacationers alike.

What makes the Northway Motel great is their selection of accommodations, which range from standard rooms to family units to efficiency suites. They also have balcony units available- all at a great value. So if you’re planning to stick around in Lake Placid for a while, their Suites are the way to go. Suite units come with a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with separate sleeping and bath areas. All rooms at the Northway Motel come with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, and air conditioning. There’s also an outdoor pool open during the summer months. The hospitable staff at this hotel guarantees you’ll have a comfortable stay. And their location is nothing short of ideal. You’ll be just a short walk away from the Olympic Arena where you can take in a hockey game or figure and speed skating competitions. Plus the Northway Motel’s location on the end of Main Street means you’ll be close to plenty of shopping, restaurants, and the beach on Mirror Lake.


The Lake Placid Club Golf Course is located directly behind the Northway Motel.

Related activities

Whiteface Mountain, featuring the highest vertical drop in the east, is a short 10 minute drive away.


Placid Bay Inn

Lake Placid, New York

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Our No. 8 choice, Placid Bay Inn, is right on the shores of Lake Placid, and we feel that alone is enough to land them on our Top 10. But adding to the Inn’s appeal are their accommodations, which are comfortable, affordable, and near Olympic Village.

You'll discover the guest rooms at Placid Bay Inn are comfortable, well appointed, and have a distinct Adirondack ambience. If you desire more space because you’re traveling with family or just want to spread out, the inn offers one and two-bedroom suites that feature kitchenettes. Plus, they have two beautiful lake cottages available! Outside your room you’ll find canoes, picnic tables, and Adirondack chairs, allowing you to fully enjoy this wonderful lakeside destination. And the kids will love the outdoor pool! If outdoor recreation is on your mind, look no further than Placid Bay Ventures, offering a variety of custom tailored guided trips. There’s fly fishing school, wilderness photo trips, High Peaks hiking, canoe trips, and much more! Placid Bay Inn is a splendid destination with unique offerings that are sure to please!


2187 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, New York 12946


Placid Bay Inn is home to Placid Bay Ventures, a unique outdoor guide service.

Related Onsite Offerings

The inn offers a variety of great packages including Romance, Golf, Ski, and Fly Fishing Packages!


Valhaus Motel

North Creek, New York

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About 70 miles south of Lake Placid, you’ll stumble upon a quiet destination located on Peaceful Valley Road in North Creek, New York. We think its address says a lot about it, and that’s why the Valhaus Motel grabs the No. 9 spot.

Here you’ll find a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy your vacation in the Adirondacks. Dip your toes into the meandering creek that wraps around Valhaus Motel’s 14 acres of land or take a stroll on one of their nature trails. Valhaus Motel is near to every outdoor activity you could possibly want to do during your stay- hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, bicycling…the list goes on and on. Not to mention they’re mere steps from Gore Mountain Ski Resort. Valhaus Motel has 12 unique and affordable guest rooms with varying accommodations. You’ll find the room that fits your needs, whether it’s a Standard Room with two full beds or an Adirondack Room with rustic, handcrafted furniture. Each unit has a refrigerator, cable TV, full bath, and a table and chairs. The proud owners, Jeff and Dorothy, will make sure you have a great time at their quaint Adirondack motel!


881 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek N.Y. 12853


If you take the train to North Creek, bring in your ticket and get 10% off your stay!

Related Onsite Offerings

Valhaus Motel is pet friendly!


Courtyard Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

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Well, would you look at that! We’re already at the end of our list of Top 10 Adirondacks Budget Hotels. We hope you enjoyed our brief journey through this gorgeous region and found accommodations that will fit your vacation needs. Before we go, we want to leave you with one final hotel. Our No. 10 pick is the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid, the region’s premier hotel.

We think that the Courtyard Lake Placid is the perfect end cap to our list. This hotel is beautiful, brand new, and has luxuriously appointed guest rooms for a great price. Choose from a variety of room types, which include standard guest rooms, larger guest rooms, whirlpool rooms, and suites. Each room has a refrigerator and coffee maker and the suites have a microwave and wet bar. You’ll find that the Courtyards accommodations are all spacious, comfortable, and functional- creating a perfect stay in Lake Placid. The hotel also features an indoor pool, whirlpool, and an onsite restaurant- a convenient bonus if you’re traveling with kids. You’ll be near to all of the best Lake Placid attractions and highlights including Olympic Village, Whiteface Mountain, and Lake Placid Beach. And of course, you’ll have convenient access to the host of exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. We started our list with a great Lake Placid hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid ends it with a bang!


5920 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York 12946


Dine at the Courtyard Cafe located in the hotel lobby!

Related Onsite Offerings

Courtyard Lake Placid is offering Midweek Ski and Stay packages starting at $105 per person!