It's not every day hotels in New York get national recognition and attention like this.
Every year, USA Today ranks their list of the Top 10 best waterfront hotels in the United States. Those who get the recognition are considered by critiques as having some of the best views, beaches and overall experiences for travelers to enjoy.
This years list included not one, but five destinations that are located in the Northeast. What's even more interesting is that all but three travel spots on the list are also located on the East Coast entirely. (The two additions being from Florida and three exclusions from Hawaii).
USA Today's pick from Upstate New York not only is unique for it's more historic location, compared to the rest of the list, but also because it's the only selection not located on the ocean. Who could it be?
Mirror Lake Inn - Lake Placid
Not only did this amazing location in Upstate New York make the Top 10, but it came in at an impressive #5 spot on the list. Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa sits right on the shores of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
Being just one block away from Main Street, this is an ideal spot for travelers far and wide to come visit the town's Olympic heritage.
Not only are the views and location incredible, but Mirror Lake Inn has even more amenities itself to enjoy.
Guests have free reign of indoor and outdoor pools, a private sandy beach, tennis court, fitness center and a boat house equipped with paddleboards, kayaks, rowboats and canoes.
The rest of the Top 5 included some 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, Massachussetts
So if you're planning your next vacation by yourself or with the family, take a trip up to Lake Placid. Stay somewhere with nationally ranked service, that also isn't too far of a trip from home.
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