The Coeur d'Alene Resort
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... CDA ironman is run. A beautiful beach and park are the start point and transition area, or will be in a month from now. We continued along the shore line and into heart of downtown. We dined at a sidewalk cafe and then strolled along main street where I got a new lens for my camera. I got an 18-135mm lens with a soft hood. Yay!
After our shopping expedition (all of about 20 minutes worth since neither of us really like shopping) we stopped to wash ...
... epitomized the Whistler that I had read about all those years ago. Tristan and I went back out to them later in the afternoon and Tristan was carving them up. All of this mountain biking on the trip has seriously honed his skills and he's become quite the mountain biker! We enjoyed an early evening, heading to bed by 11:00 content with the new direction that our trip was taking us. Thursday morning came early and we had a great breakfast at a crepe shop in ...
After breakfast, while mom was getting her things together, Jamie and I quickly made a banner using scrap construction material, marker pens & highlighters to commemorate her big trip. She was surprised when we asked her to hold it up at picture taking time.
We left Jamie's at about 10:00 and drove into Grand Forks where I had the tire pressure checked and picked up a few supplies.
Okey-Dokey - it's time ...
... gains it was a nice hike. about an hours length id say. we finished our hike and drove around town a bit more and checked out North Idaho College. small little college right on the lake also.
Shima and I then headed out to go back north along the 95 to head back towards Sandpoint. We saw a state park...Farragut State Park to check out. I pulled in and paid the 5 dolla day fee and spoke with Roberta in the ranger station. She was a cool ...
... though. Like the grizzly bear info talk which was about two bears that were rescued as cubs ten years ago and have been brought up in the park which has been especially modeled to be like their natural environment. They were the most beautiful creatures, playing together and romping around in the snow. One of the cubs was rescued from the coast and the other from inland and there is a huge difference in their size and weight even ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Coeur d'Alene Resort
This is a nice hotel but $17 per night to park?!? WTF! The place is expensive nightly and then they hit you with parking! Minus 1 star. The room is nice but just costly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Beautiful!!! Luxurious!!! Loved IT!!
SOO beautiful!!! I don't know how you could give a bad review of the CDA Resort. I used to work about a block from the hotel and for the man who owns the resort. I was a little worried when I read other reviews, but trusted my instincts! Still gorgeous!! Room was immaculate gorgeous view of the lake in a midpriced room. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The furniture didn't look outdated to me. I would have liked to have the chair...very comfy. The bathroom!!!! WOW!!! Three sets of lighting...glassed in shower.......so elegant!!!
WOuld definitely go again!!!!
Dinner at Beverly's was divine!!! They also brougth us a cotton candy dessert with an ice cream for our anniversary!!! Very attentive staff!!
December @ the Coeur D'Alene
We spent 2 nights at the Coeur D'Alene in Dec. and had a wonderful time. For the most part, the employees were responsive and made us feel welcome. Our third floor room ($150/night, less tax) was large with clean carpet and furnishings. The king bed was comfortable with goose down pillows, nice sheets and a good comforter. The bathroom had tile floors and granite counter and shower. The view was what we paid for - you could see the lake fine (and all of the Christmas lights) but were looking across about 50 yds of first floor roof, too. Fortunately, they've gone to the effort of placing wood over it so it is not just asphalt and gravel. We pulled the sofa up to the window, put our feet up and watched the day go by. We were never distracted by the roof down below. One note, the vent for the restaurant must be on that roof somewhere because you could smell the kitchen exhaust when the window was open - that might be a bigger issue if you like the window open more than we had it (could have just been the wind direction also.) The climate control in the room worked great but there is a fan that runs all the time and if you are a light sleeper it might bother you. We slept fine. I asked to have roses delivered to the room prior to our arrival and they were there and arranged very nicely. The person I talked to about the roses also upgraded me to some chocolate covered strawberries that were very good. We ate at the Dockside restaurant both nights and it was good. The service was a little slow for our tastes -but pleasant. We checked in late the first night and thought we might have trouble finding dinner but the Dockside was open and still serving at 10:00 pm. They also have a good dessert menu. The whole resort was lit up with Christmas lights that were beautiful. The shops associated with the resort were nice and open Sunday as were many of the art shops, antique stores, etc. along Sherman Ave. We did not use or see the pool or spa so I can't comment on them. We can't give the hotel an excellent rating only because of the negative points have been mentioned in previous posts - it is a bit dated and $15 for parking does seem high - but we feel like we got our money's worth. We'll go back but we want to try the Davenport in Spokane first.
Get FLOOR and VIEW confirmed in writing
We stayed at the Resort in August and were appalled by our room. We had reserved a $229 deluxe room by a phone call direct to the hotel. Deluxe rooms (per the website) have either "wall to wall lake views" or "park and marina views". The check in clerk said only rooms on the second floor were available "for that rate".
Our room, on the second floor, had one large window which was almost completely obstructed by a ramp or staircase on the other side of the window. It was bizarre. By peering around the staircase you could see a little bit of light, but no view at all. I would bet your average prison cell gets more light. When we complained, we were moved to a room on another floor and given a pass to the concierge room for snacks.
The resort itself is ok, but not as luxurious as you might expect.
We stayed in one of the recently remodeled, mid-price range rooms with a partial view. The large bathroom contained a nice jet tub and beautiful stone shower. We enjoyed a great dinner at Beverly's and had room service breakfast. We found the service to be very friendly and professional.
Needs a little updating
I have benn to the "Inn" twice over the past 5 years and was surprised that it hasn't had a bit more invested into it. The "spa" area is awkward in that you have to walk through the pool area to get to it. It really isn't a "spa" in the resort sense of the word. The in suite views are lovely, the area dedicated to bathrooms is large and the fireplace is a romantic touch. Fall walks on the board walk and the tour of the lake add to the ambiance. The furniture does need some updating and the lobby bar area was fairly dated. I do enjoy it, but the suites are overpriced for what you get.
Beautiful, classy, friendly hotel!
We just stayed at the Coeur d'Alene Resort for a week and it was wonderful. We had the Honeymoon suite for Friday night as we were having a small wedding at the resort, and when we checked in found that they had given us the penthouse suite which was beautiful! Since it was a cold day we were able to have our wedding in the suite instead of outside and plenty of room for everyone. The next day we went to a deluxe panaramic view room which was also gorgeous. We travel a great deal and have never found a hotel where everyone of the staff was friendly and tried to be so accomodating. I cannot say enough about the beatiful hotel and the staff, and will never forget how they made our wedding so special. We did not even go through the hotel for the wedding, but did everything on our own. But still surprised us with the penthouse suite, champagne and extras. This hotel is one of the best!
Not such a nice hotel. I don't know who they've paid off to achieve their high rating, but this hotel is in need of a substantial upgrade.
Nice features include the large closet, beautiful views and fireplace in the room. But the bathroom is old, carpet and furniture were in fair condition, and room lighting is very poor. The fitness center is really bad, which really surpised me considering they tout themselves as a spa. The men's changing area was small and dank, moldy, with all of the lockers missing numbers or with masking taped numbers attached. I wouldn't recommend this place unless you get a remarkable deal.
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BEWARE of this hotel's 4-star rating!!!! It barely qualifies as 3 stars. Possibly when it was built in the '80's, but not now. My husband and I booked a 4day-3night package which included a dinner credit, breakfast credit and spa credit this last weekend (mid-Jan). We have 3 small kids and have had a really rough year healthwise and really needed some pampering. We can only snag a babysitter about once every couple years so it is really important to us. When we got there, the room was dirty and dingy. The bedspread was dingy, looked like it was from the '80's, and had been sewed in several places. There was no fan in the bathroom, the sheets were so thin you could read through them, and the mattress pad was a piece of felt. There is also no microwave in the room (4*hotel?) so forget leftovers unless you want to call room service and then tip them. (don't ask for gravy on your hashbrowns in the restrnt either, they charged me an extra $2!) The shower backed up in our room as well. Sat afternoon when I tried to take a nap, there was hammering going on besides the constant door-slamming. They must have paper-thin walls. This was in their "premier lakeview fireplace room! After talking with friends, we were going to cancel our reserv for Sun night, and the front desk offered to move us to the honeymoon suite. Since we preferred not to have to move hotels, we agreed but found it was exactly the same room, but in addition had a small window seat, mirrors on the ceiling and a jetted tub/shower. (good luck getting in and out--it's deep, tiled all around and no hand holds. I can't believe some one hasn't fallen yet). Oh, and did I mention the cigarette smell, burns in the carpet, and pink stains all over the bathroom floor? I ended up spending $40 on a candle (nothing's open on Sun) to cover the smell. Also, our massages were supposed to be together (they weren't) and the therapist's CELL PHONE WENT OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MASSAGE. They apparently don't care about their "honeymooners" either, as there was a loud party on the balcony 4ft from ours, that we finally called the front desk on after midnight. The next morning after we'd paid up ($1000+ !!!!), at the urging of some locals, we asked to see a manager. We were told the general manager "doesn't come out to talk to just anybody" and there was only the housekeeping manager available. This was on a Monday afternoon. When I commented that a hotel this large surely had a front-end manager on duty, the clerk replied that their managers needed a day off too. So the young man who manages housekeeping politely listened to us and offered to credit the last night's stay (since we'd called on the party next door) and said he would have the manager call us (we'll see). For that amount of $$, we could've stayed in REAL luxury at the Davenport Hotel in our OWN town. Avoid this place unless you just want to crash on the lake, but get the least expensive room. It couldn't be much worse!!!!!!!!
The balcony suites overlooking the lake are roomy and comfortable--my husband particularly enjoyed the reclining chairs in the living area. We were most impressed with the resort employees. From the parking valets to the desk clerks to the shop employees and the wait staff, they were all extremely friendly and great sources of information about the area. Many hotels have good accomodations, but few have the level of service we enjoyed at this resort. The only ( admittedly small ) complaint we had was the daily $15 charge for hotel guest parking. We will definitely be staying there again.
Quality With A View
A beautiful resort hotel with good conference facilities, close to shopping and restaurants, with a terrific view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Our king room had a lovely sunken living area with large windows on two sides looking out across the marina to the lake and onto the hillside park next door (with hiking/running trails). Highly touted Beverly's restaurant was an expensive disappointment, but the Dockside restaurant downstairs provided a terrific breakfast (I recommend the corned beef hash and eggs) and a better dinner for the money. The Wine Cellar restaurant a couple of blocks away on the main street beats the hotel for an intimate dining experience and there are other places along the street that looked promising as well.