Winter Park Mountain Lodge
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Great place, Greater view
Great rooms with Great views. Food is good, great home made beer, excellant staff. One of the nicest stays I've ever had. Have stayed here at least 6 times during all seasons. Wish I could afford to live in WP.
Not a place to stay!
We stayed here for only one night, thank goodness!! I couldn't believe how awful the room was! It was large with a seperate bedroom, but that would be it's only plus. I was amazed at the mold in the toliet, the broken light bulbs in the bathroom, and the fact that the room smelled so stale. I cut my foot on the tile in the bathroom, unsure if it was glass or the grout that was coming up. There was food on the sofa sleeper and on the floor under the couch. I could not believe they left a tip envelope for the maid in plain sight, like I was going to leave one! We did complain upon our checkout, but I'm sure the clerk could care less! Since it was a business trip, my husband's employer had already paid in advance.
Winter PArk very nice hotel
Winter PArk hotel very nice with pool. We love the beer and food. WE would come back again if we can
The Great Lodge
Winter Park was a great hotel with everthing and a great ski hill. Come here and be happy
WP mountain lodge was cool
Imagine this, three guys from Rutgers, a huge resort with lift access bike trails and we stayed at the only hotel with it's own Brewery! We had such a great time we plan to go back every summer. Kev, Tom-as, Rudey
Avoid At All Costs!
This hotel is a joke. First we were given keys for a room number that
did not exist. When we finally got into our room, it was truly awful.
It had a dirty sofa sleeper with a huge rip in it. The furniture looked
like it should have been left at the curb for trash pickup. When I
spoke to the front desk, they said I could stay or get my money back.
They did not offer to move us to another room because they did not have
anything available. When I was waiting in line to get my refund, I
heard the same desk clerk tell a group in front of me that they could
move to two rooms containing king beds. I could not believe it. Avoid
this hotel at all costs!
Worth the money
I enjoyed the hotel. We did stay in a cheaper room with a view of the garbage dump. As a former General Manager of a hotel, we often upgraded people to better rooms provided the occupancy was low that night so I think I was hoping for the same since the occupancy was on the slow side. So I do recommend paying for a better view or a better room if that is important. Otherwise, I feel we got our money's worth since our rate also included a breakfast. The beds were comfortable enough.
I believe it is fair to say the restaurant does truely host the best view in Winter Park and there is a nice fireplace in the upstairs lobby to gather around. The pool was on the cold side but the jacuzzis were nice and large. There are three pieces of exercise equipment, two steppers and a stationery bike. The view is very inspiring while you work out. The staff was friendly enough, they did seem to be very busy at the front desk with the call volume. I do recommend that if you stay here, do invest a little more in a nicer room if you care about that (I do not so much as my husband). Check out was fairly early, 10AM, but the Front Desk did extend a check out to 11AM. The hotel did allow us to check in as early as 1PM the day before. I do recommend the hotel since I felt they had the best rate, the downfall is you are across the highway and so if you plan to do some walking, take the courtesy bus or drive to downtown Winter Park (three miles away) or you can cross the highway and walk around the Winter Park Resort area. When I was making my reservation, I debated between this one and the Vintage Hotel but liked the fact that this one had an indoor pool and it did storm a while. One more thing, if you want to be right in the heart of Winter Park where you can walk around to everything without doing any driving, then I might try the Sundowner Inn since their rate was compreble.
A great deal
We have been to the Colorado Mountains many times, and have learned exactly what to expect. The service is never the same as in other locations, but the people are normally friendly, especially considering that they have to deal with us high stress city folks all the time. I stood at the front desk and watched the poor girl get screamed at because the shuttle to town (which she very nicely explained about 5 times was run by the ski area and not the hotel) was 5 minutes late. I felt horrible for the girl and seriously wanted to punch the jerk.
Another person was complaining because they were in one of the "cheap" rooms in the back of the hotel. I actually talked to this person, and discovered that they had paid $20 less per night... ever hear of you get what you pay for? I don't envy the job that these poor kids have.
Our room was great. We payed a little extra to have a view of the resort and other than the construction of the road outside, it was well worth it. Everyone we dealt with at the hotel was extremely friendly and we had a great time. We couldn't believe the rate that we got for a mountain hotel. This place really is a great deal.
Stay here if you like being ignored!
This resort hotel has a lot to improve on in the manner that they treat their guest. You are barely recognized at the service desk.It is almost impossible to get anyone from the front desk to answer the phone from the guest rooms or outside family calling in. When personally going down to the front desk to inquire what the problem was, the clerk was too busy playing video games on the computer to answer the phones. We had to go to 3 different floors to get enough drinks for our party of people.We recieved no clean glasses or coffee cups the 2nd day of our stay.They didn't even remove the dirty ones. The pool water was ice cold with lights hanging in the water with exposed wires.We were told to go get the luggage rack ourselves on the 3rd floor. When checking out we received no thank you or any recognition what-so-ever. If we ever return to Colorado we will definitely not stay here.
Will Not return to this Hotel!
We will absolutely be making Winter Park, CO. a yearly vacation, but
will never return to the Winter Park Mountain Lodge. We did not
encounter one polite person the entire week we were there! The
Restaurant Staff was rude, the room was not clean, the in-room movies
did not work, and there is no room service. I heard several great
things about the Vintage Inn, and will most likely be staying there
when I return next March.
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