The Steamboat Grand
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January 17, 2006 Up early and ready to hit the slopes again. After a day of rest yesterday we were ready to do some real skiing today. First, we stopped at a little café over at Gondola Square to grab a bite to eat and then headed straight for the Gondola. We wanted to start at the very top of the mountain-none of those green slopes for us; we're …
It is snowing heavily. We will spend most of our day at the airport hoping for a break in the weather. No such luck. We return to our charming Swiss motel.
12/19/2010..... Still stuck in Steamboat Springs. Ron's friend offers us his Timeshare at the Steamboat Springs Grand. Wow, what a luxurious place we have. Being stuck here is quite …
FINALLY! After several hours of traveling by car, then by plane, then by car again, we finally made it.
Today, we went Dog Sledding at Grizzle T Dog and Sled Works. They produce Iditarod caliber dogs, and you actually get to drive the sled, rather than some guide drive you along in the sled.
Today, I took a racing clinic with Billy Kidd. It was really fun, and I learned a lot.
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Laptop/Internet rip off
The book of amenities in the room indicates that local calls are $0.75, long distance depends on distance and incurs an additional charge of $5.00 per 1/2 hour. So I got the local number for my ISP and spent some time on line! When I checked out, I found that the $5.00 per 1/2 hour also applied to local calls! An extra $200+
Not so grand
My family and I stayed at the Steamboat Grand over Labor Day '04 weekend. In short, I we were under whelmed for many reasons. 1) The only restaurant that served breakfast was staffed with TWO people who served SEVEN tables. That was it! 2) There is a real lack of seating in the lobby area where a family might expect to hang out, enjoy the view, or play checkers. 3) The common areas were not well maintained. The pool area locker room and hallways were maintained like a high school, not a luxury resort. 4) The bathrooms are extremely small, uncomfortably so. Definitely too small for two people to use at the same time. 5) The mattresses on the beds felt cheap. The duvets were torn. 6) And what really bothered my family was how noise travelled in our room from slamming doors (from above and on our floor). It actually woke me. They guests weren't clamming doors intentionally, but the doors are designed to close on their own and if you don't assist, they'll slammed shut. Unfortunately there wasn't any sound proofing to overcome this jarring noise. Ugh! Very disappointing!
We Love the Grand!
We are owners of a 2 BR/2BA at the Steamboat Grand. As a family of 5, we love the fact that the rooms are spacious and we don't end up on top of each other. The full kitchen is done in granite as are the bathrooms. There is not only a large dining table, but also a breakfast bar to sit at in many models. The work-out facilities and spas/pools are quite nice and large also. The staff is very friendly & helpful.
The hotel is located across the street and up some stairs from the gondola. So as far as your ski equipment is concerned, you may keep it free in the slopeside "owners" club even if you're not an owner. They provide boot dryers for your shoes & boots too! The hotel recommends using this since wearing your ski equipment into the hotel takes it's toll on the carpet. The food in the hotel does need a bit of work, but at The Cabin restaurant, you'll fine a nice upscale menu. We prefer to cook in our unit most nites. The only drawback of the hotel is that the only laundry facility is located on the far end of the second floor - fine if your unit is there, however!
Overall, our family looks forward to returning each year.
I stayed at The Grand Last Spring Break with my church youth group and it was awesome!!! For a group of 30 it held our group easily! Want to go back! ASAP!!! Good group rate. Would recommend to others. Email me with replies please!
Nice condo resort, not-so-nice hotel
We stayed in the two queen bedroom option, and were unimpressed. The room is on par with a Holiday Inn/Ramada, i.e, not very "grand." Small to average size room, no wall hangings (OK, most hotel faux art is mediocre, but to have nothing on the walls?), no drapes (only blinds that let a lot of light in), and no dresser for storing clothes. After changing rooms to get away from outside noise at the entrance, an electric toothbrush that was left behind was found by housekeeping then, before I could retrieve it, mysteriously lost. The restaurant is a misadventure. Service is so slow you should bring a flare gun if you want to signal the waiter. A second visit and a request to speed the order because of a need to get to an impending soccer game was met with "so is everyone else" (wrong answer). The pool salvaged our stay. It's a great facility for kids who can swim. (There is no kiddy pool and the shallowest area is four feet deep.) Great for adults, too, with the two large hot tubs. Overall . . . if you book the full condo option you may enjoy your stay as much as the other reviewers. If you are just looking for a good hotel room, consider looking elsewhere.
Wonderful hotel for families!
Our family of 5 just returned from a 3 night stay at the Steamboat Grand Hotel July 9-12. We usually have to rent two hotel rooms to accomodate our entire family since we have two college kids and one 15 year old. Staying at the Steamboat Grand was so nice because it has 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suites with a LARGE living area, dining area, and nice full kitchen so we could visit and spend some time together instead of each going to our rooms at night. The room was really nice, with beautiful furnishings and all the amemities you could want. We stayed on the 5th floor, so there was a nice view of the ski mountain, which by the way is right across the street so easy access for skiers. There was a TV in each bedroom and in the living area, all with a VCR, and a radio with CD player in the living room. There was a gas fireplace that we used early in the morning when it was chilly. The bathrooms were large and well furnished with granite countertops and luxurious white robes to use. The master bedroom had a small balcony. There is underground parking for hotel guests and one night we returned late and the underground parking was full; we got free valet parking that night. The pool and exercise room is very nice. All the hotel staff was helpful and friendly. Steamboat Springs is a fun town with lots to do! Our "kids" rented nice mountain bikes and rode the gondola to the top of the mountain and biked down for three hours and had a blast. We also took a fly fishing trip with the Steamboat Fishing Company and learned a lot (we're beginners) plus had a good time fishing on a beautiful river. We wished we could have stayed longer. Steamboat Grand is a wonderful hotel - I can't imagine anyone not loving this place.
I'd stay here again!
I loved this resort. It earns its four diamond rating with comfortable and clean lodging. I stayed during the slowest time of the year in April, the so-called "mud season" and was impressed with the service. Even though the top resort restaurant was closed for a few weeks, it's located close to downtown where there are plenty of places to go. The rooms were oversized and I received my choice of view. I would have preferred high-speed internet access, but didn't expect it, since this is a resort primarily geared for leisure travelers. The fitness facility was top notch and supervised. All equiptment was new and very clean.
Wonderful property, clean room
We stayed here for 3 nights in March 2004. This hotel is EXCELLENT. The property looks to be newly remodeled, and the room was very clean and well kept. Our studio room had a murphy bed and a sofa sleeper, along with a full kitchen, including a dishwasher and oven/range. The property also has a very large outdoor pool and 2 huge hot tubs. The underground parking garage is free and easy to access.The only slight drawback is that you have to walk across the street and then down a couple of flights of stairs to get to the base of the gondola. This is not very fun carrying skis and wearing ski boots, so I recommend that you pay to store your skis and boots in one of the shops at the base at the gondola.
Great location and beautiful rooms
We stayed at the Steamboat Grand Mar. 3-6, 2004. Our room was awesome.
We had a 2 bedroom condo on the 6th (top) floor overlooking the gondola. We were there with our 3 kids and the 2 bedroom was more than enough room. There are 2 benches that flank the fireplace that could be used to sleep an additional 2 people. Teh rooms are nicely decorated and clean, but I thought the pillows were a little hard. May be a personal preference. Although not ski in, ski out, the location was great, especially for families with kids who couldn't ski in or out anyway. Just a walk across the street to gondola square and the steamboat grand ski storage. The kitchen was well stocked and we ordered take out to our room a few nights. We didn't try the restaurants so I can't comment on them.
Great for Families
The Grand was great for a family ski vacation. The location is terrific--just a walk across the street to the Grand's ski storage at the base of the Gondola. The rooms (condos) are just beautiful, there is an on-site daycare, very nice pool and whirlpools, and you can walk or hop on the shuttle to anywhere. The only negative was the service--3 star all around, 2 star in the restaurants. This is the only thing that keeps this from being a true 4 star property.