Last summer I participated in the Rand McNally and USA Today’s, “Best of the Road,” rally in which Choice Hotels was a sponsor. During the 4700 mile trek across the country I had an opportunity to stay in many Comfort Inn hotels. Comfort Inn is a pretty standard hotel chain with a vast array of them in convenient locations throughout the country.
The Comfort Inn Plattsburgh location is anything but “standard.” As soon as I walked in, I turned and walked back out to make sure I was in the right hotel. The lobby is quite large with a lounge area in the center displaying a decorative fireplace with seating area and large flat screen T.V. The vaulted ceilings, beautiful tile work, granite accents and quality furnishings are unlike any Comfort Inn I’ve seen before—so when I checked in, I asked about the upscale look. I was informed that a few years back there was a devastating fire that gutted nearly the entire hotel. During the reconstruction phase, the owner decided to take decorative cues from hotels he’d visited around the country. The result is a lovely and upgraded hotel conveniently located in the heart of Plattsburgh.
The enhanced surface details are not the only thing that make this Comfort Inn different…it’s also quite large. And, when I say large, I don’t mean by room count, but rather sheer size of the property. In addition to having very generous sized rooms, this Comfort Inn has some amenities that no other Comfort Inn has. For example, there is an on-site fitness center that would be the envy of any workout facility in the country. At 16,000 square feet, Eclipse offers guests (as well as the general public) a state-of-the-art workout experience with all the latest equipment. They also offer massages from a licensed therapist in the spa.
In addition to the massive workout facility, parents will be a huge hit with their kids because this Comfort Inn has plenty for them to do. For starters…the indoor Splash Park with two-flume waterslide will thrill them! I so wanted to go down one of these slides, but didn’t see any other adults partaking. On the dryer side of things, kids can head over to the FunZone…an indoor family entertainment center. There are over 30 arcade games, a 9-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course, and, a two lane mini bowling alley. I’m sure the parents in the area love this venue for birthday parties and such.
For the adults, there is Legends brew pub and wine bar. At Legends they handcraft their own beer for a fresh and flavorful drinking experience. They also have a large selection of quality wines. During my stay I encountered entertainment as well…from live music to a trivia night. There is also a 7′ projection screen and twelve flat-screen T.V.’s throughout. There is also a Perkins restaurant on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking for a nice, affordable hotel near scenic Lake Champlain, the famed Ausable Chasm, historic downtown Plattsburgh, and, walking distance to shopping and restaurants…be sure to check out the Plattsburgh Comfort Inn. If you’ve stayed at this Comfort Inn before, post a comment below and share your experience.