For over 75 years The Hotel Saranac has been extending genuine Adirondack hospitality and is ... a great hotel... the ambiance is wonderful and the place could not be more comfortable; praises Frommers New York Travel Guide. Located in the back yard of the Adirondacks just minutes away from down town Lake Placid and a short drive from historic Plattsburgh; The Hotel Saranac is perfect for exploring the Adirondack region. Saranac Lake was ranked Number One Small Town in New York and 11th best small town in the US-Norm Cramptons 100 Best Small Towns in America. The hotel is convenient to shopping; arts; and many four season sports venues and outdoor activities. Opened in 1927 the Hotel was built with all the comforts and amenities of a modern metropolitan hotel in the serenity and seclusion of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. It was built as the only fire proof hotel in Upstate New York. Recalling a style and glamour of another era the stunning Grand Hall and Ballroom on the second floor epitomizes grace and warmth familiar to many of the great Adirondack camps. Named after the founder Apollo Smiths wife the Lydias Grand Hall features original woodwork and painting on its ceiling modeled after the Grand Salon of the Davanzati Palace in Florence; Italy. Relax in one of our 82 quaint and beautifully decorated rooms all equipped with wireless internet access and celebrate the oldest and longest running Winter Carnival in the country or experience any number of competitive events such as Iron Man; the Lake Placid Horse Show and the Olympic Qualifiers. Recently new Jacuzzi Suites have been added to provide luxurious comfort to our guests. At the end of the day have a quiet meal in one of our two restaurants or browse the largest gift shop in the Adirondacks. The Hotel Saranac has something for everyone.