It’s not every day that hotels in New York get such national recognition and attention.
Each year, USA Today ranks its list of the top 10 waterfront hotels in the United States. Those that achieve recognition are considered by reviewers to have some of the best views, beaches, and overall experiences for travelers.
This year’s list included not one, but five destinations located in the northeast. What’s even more interesting is that all but three of the travel spots on the list are also located entirely on the East Coast. (The two additions being from Florida and three exclusions from Hawaii).
USA Today’s pick in upstate New York is not only unique for its more historic location, relative to the rest of the list, but also because it’s the only pick not on the list. ‘ocean. Who could it be?
Mirror Lake Inn – Lake Placid
Not only did this amazing upstate New York spot make the Top 10, it made an impressive No. 5 on the list. Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa sits on the shores of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
Being just one block from Main Street, it is an ideal location for travelers from all over who come to visit the city’s Olympic heritage.
Not only are the views and location amazing, but Mirror Lake Inn has even more amenities to enjoy.
Guests can freely enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, private sandy beach, tennis court, fitness center and boathouse equipped with paddle boards, kayaks, rowboats and canoes.
The rest of the Top 5 included amazing vacation destinations on the Atlantic Ocean…
4. Ocean House-Watch Hill, Rhode Island
3. Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach – Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
2. Wentworth by the Sea – New Castle, New Hampshire
1. Chatham Bars Inn – Chatham, MA
So if you’re planning your next vacation alone or with the family, take a trip to Lake Placid. Stay somewhere with nationally ranked service, which is also not too far of a journey from home.
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