Hotel Saranac was built in 1927, and opened its doors on July 1 of that year. Now celebrating its 90th year, it remains the last of the grand hotels that once populated Saranac Lake.
When the hotel first opened, the first floor arcade was an open-air passageway that connected Academy and Main Streets and featured storefronts, restaurants and a landing to take hotel guests up to the second floor lobby. New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies bought Hotel Saranac in 2013 and will re-open the hotel this year after an extensive renovation.
The Hotel Saranac’s arcade is being renovated with an upscale restaurant (Campfire Adirondack Grill + Bar), a spa (Ampersand Salon and Spa) and a curated gift shop (Academy & Main).
Hotel Saranac is located at 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake. For more information, visit their website.
Photo: Hotel Saranac Lobby postcard.