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FAQs & Amenities Saranac Waterfront Lodge

A Full-Service Adirondack Lodge with Resort Amenities

The Saranac Waterfront Lodge is the first LEED-certified lodging property in the Adirondack Park, committing to environmental awareness and green building practices. We are located directly on the shores of Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay, the center of major area events and just a short stroll from the downtown arts district of the Village of Saranac Lake. Our property features 93 guest rooms, ample event space overlooking the lake, gastropub style restaurant on-site, and fireside lounge with sweeping views of the Adirondack waterfront. Coming soon are a 24-boat slip marina with dedicated restaurant docking, our intimate dining space Harvest, an indoor heated pool and hot tub area, outdoor fire-pit, and fitness center. With direct lake access with soon to be boat rentals & water sport offerings, as well as seasonal activities, amenities, and packages, Saranac Waterfront Lodge is the premier destination in the Adirondack High Peaks Region. Saranac Waterfront Lodge is an independently operated hotel, unaffiliated with any national franchises.

Lodge Amenities & Features

  • 93 King & double-queen rooms93 King & double-queen rooms
  • Firepit (Opening 2021)Firepit (Opening 2021)
  • Fitness Center (Opening 2021)Fitness Center (Opening 2021)
  • Heated indoor pool & hot tub (Opening Winter 2021)Heated indoor pool & hot tub (Opening Winter 2021)
  • Outdoor bicycle racks, sheltered option availableOutdoor bicycle racks, sheltered option available
  • Ballroom and outdoor event spacesBallroom and outdoor event spaces
  • Harvest with seasonal menu and curated pairings (Opening 2021)Harvest with seasonal menu and curated pairings (Opening 2021)
  • 100% Smoke Free Environment100% smoke-free property
  • Navigators Lounge with a bar, fireplace & sweeping views of Lake Flower (Opening 2021)Navigator's Lounge with a bar, fireplace & sweeping views of Lake Flower
  • 24-Slip on-site marina with dedicated restaurant docking (Opening 2021)24-Slip on-site marina with paddling rentals, tours & private docking (Opening 2021)
  • Boathouse Saranac Lake PubBoathouse Saranac Lake Pub with dedicated restaurant docking (Docking coming 2021)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is required to guarantee my reservation?
    To guarantee your reservation, the hotel requires a one-night room and tax deposit at the time of booking and a valid credit card number on your reservation. The reservations process is handled on a secure server that encrypts your credit card information. For more information about making or changing a reservation, please contact our reservations department at 518-619-4000 or email [email protected]
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    Cancellation policies may also vary by rate, package, or promotion. Please check the cancellation policy attached to the rate at the time of booking.
    For more details about any exclusions or requirements, please contact our reservations department at 518-619-4000 or email [email protected]
  • Will my credit card be charged if I don't cancel and don't show up?
    Yes. Reservations are automatically guaranteed to your credit card. No-show reservations will forfeit their first-night deposit plus taxes. No-shows during peak time or for a non-cancellable/non-refundable rate such as the Book Early & Save promotion will forfeit the full deposit.

    To avoid being charged, reservations must be canceled in accordance with the cancellation policy outlined by the hotel for the rate and dates booked.
  • Can I check out early for free?
    Your room rate is quoted based on the booked check-in date and length of stay. Should you choose to depart early, your room rate is subject to change and you may be charged a cancellation night penalty.
  • Do you take a deposit at check-in?
    In addition to room and tax charges, a security hold will be placed on your credit card at the time of check-in. This hold includes an estimate for incidental charges and any additional extra charges spent by you at the hotel during your stay. The daily incidental charge estimate is $70 per person, per night. Please note that this hold, if not spent, will be released by the hotel upon check-out. Your credit card issuer will then release any amount, not charged by the hotel, usually within 3 to 7 business days from your check-out date.
  • Is the lodge pet-friendly?
    Saranac Waterfront Lodge is pleased to welcome you and your four-legged canine companion. A non-refundable $275 per reservation will be added to your room bill for a stay of up to one week and our Canine Policy Waiver must be completed upon arrival. Our dog friendly offer is subject to limited availability and is exclusive to non-suite room types only.

    We welcome all well-behaved dogs up to 50 pounds with a limit of one dog per room. Dogs may not be left unattended in guest rooms, must always be leashed outside of guest room and must always wear a collar or harness with current id, license and vaccination tags. The only type of pet allowed is dogs.

    For each dog that stays with us, Saranac Waterfront Lodge will donate $40 to the Tri-Lakes Humane Center, a no-kill shelter in Saranac Lake
  • What time is check-in and checkout at the property?
    Check-in is after 4 PM and checkout is before 12 PM. A fee may apply for early check-in and is subject to availability. Luggage can be checked-in at the desk complimentary for early arrivals. Late check out may be available for a fee and is subject to availability).
  • Does Saranac Waterfront Lodge have a pool?
    Yes, we have an indoor pool with a hot tub for hotel guest use. The pool and hot tub will be opening Winter 2021.
  • Do you have accessible rooms?
    We have a total of 5 American Disabilities Act compliant guestrooms and suites.
  • Do you have connecting rooms?
    Yes, we have 6 different room types that offer adjoining room options. For assistance booking adjoining rooms please contact our reservations department at 518-619-4000 or email [email protected]
  • Can I reserve a group of rooms?
    Yes. Our sales team would be delighted to assist in your group's arrangements. For bookings requiring 10 or more rooms, please contact [email protected]
  • How much is parking?
    Self-parking is complimentary for all lodge guests.
  • Are laundry or dry-cleaning services offered?
    Laundry services are available to guests. Please ask at the front desk for any further information upon check-in. Dry-cleaning service are not offered locally.
  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    The hotel is a 100% non-smoking environment (e-cigarettes inclusive). Upon check-in please ask at the front desk agent to indicate recommended off-property areas. Smoking in a guest room or any indoor public area will result in penalty of $500 plus 8% Sales Tax.
  • Do you have an airport shuttle?
    We do not have an airport shuttle. Please contact the bell stand or the front desk to assist you with private transportation or taxi service.
  • Do you offer electric-car charging?
    Yes. As part of our sustainability program, the lodge proudly offers two charging stations, complimentary for our hotel guests. Additional charging stations are also available throughout the tri-lakes region ensuring convenient access for visitors with electric-cars.
  • Can I store my bicycle in my guest room?
    Bikes are not allowed in the guest rooms. A fee of $200 plus 8% Sales Tax for the first day and then $500 plus 8% Sales Tax for each subsequent day will be applied to guest's account if a bike is found to have been in your room. Outside, covered storage for is provided to all guests.

    It is recommended that guests bring a bike lock if using the hotel's outside bike storage area. Guests may also leave bikes in their vehicles.
  • What are the current guest room tax rates?
    8% NYS Sales tax and 5% Essex County Occupancy Tax applies to all overnight room reservations.
  • What precautions is the lodge taking around COVID-19?
    We are dedicated to the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members and are adhering to the latest guidance from the world's leading health experts and government authorities. As guidelines shift, we will continue to evolve our operations in accordance to government standards.

    Please visit our Peace Of Mind Commitment for more information about what to expect during your upcoming visit to Saranac Waterfront Lodge.
  • What states are currently on the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory List?
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