Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
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... scenery everywhere is magnificent. Travelled in the back of a truck to a BBQ dinner in an amazing setting under majestic rock formations. My photos can't do this scenery justice at all. It's too massive. After dinner we joined Warren and Mike in their room for a couple of drinks. All fun. So happy to be here in this ...
... ride on the Colorado River. (later) A fabulous jetboat ride down the Colorado River. Going quite fast at times, and stopping to get a closer look at points of interest occasionally too. We saw a deer on the bank, and we also saw a big beaver. He looked like a wombat he was so big! Dinner at the restaurant was nice, and plenty of it too ! Decided to try to get to bed a bit earlier ...
We woke up and had reservations for a 2 hour horseback riding trail ride on old Snowmass mountain and Hells Roaring. The entire family went and had a unique experience. Although Jordan and Pepijn weren't so fond of the idea of horseback riding - they had a good, even though somewhat uncomfortable experience. We went all the way up this mountain - to the top - where it was the most amazing view of ...
... because Jordan and Maya had to stop every 500 feet to look out at the mountains, take photos and take it all in. The views were absolutely amazing. When we were in this one valley area, we saw a place in the middle of no where where you can rent ATV's (all terrain vehicles) - otherwise known as quads. Well, Jordan wanted to rent one soooo badly so we decided to do so. Maya wasn't so fond of the idea ...
... I was 17.... I am getting old. Too funny!
Next we picked up Lilly from ski school headed for the hot tub and steam room to soothe our tired bodies. Lilly loved her ski experience and can't wait to go back tomorrow. :).
We celebrated Valentines Day all day with lots of candy and little surprises. We had dinner at the 4 Eagle Ranch where we enjoyed a sleigh ride ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
This is a great facility; however, you pay for the location. If you want something close to the ski area, I would not hesitate this location.
Parking is pricey; however, the service is five star.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
Incredible hotel -- incredible comfort
Perfectly wonderful hotel. After a little computer glitch at the front desk, the clerk upgraded us straight away to a better room slopeside.
The bed was heaven, the room very spacious, and the decor soothing and luxurious. Room service was overpriced, but that's the nature of it. A bit disappointed in the menu, would have liked something like baked brie, but had to settle for a very pricey but small antipasto plate that left us looking around for something else. We ended up getting sandwiches at the (on property) deli, and these were a relative bargain and very tasty.
Asked for late checkout and reluctantly departed at 2 p.m. the following day.
Would have given it five stars, but the lack of air conditioning in July made it a bit less comfortable than it could have been.
First Class Hotel...But, No A/C in Guest Rooms
We just returned from a Summer stay at Beaver Creek's Park Hyatt, a first class hotel, the service was impeccable; hotel finishes are top drawer and generally a VERY, VERY nice and accommodating hotel. BUT the guest rooms have NO A/C. This hotel was designed and built in 1989 with NO AIR CONDITIONING installed in the guest rooms. Global warming and/or other climatic changes have created warmer summer weather in the Rockies than existed in 1989. Don't get me wrong, for the majority of the summer season, no A/C is necessary. However, during our recent four-night stay, and according to the hotel staff during other periods of the summer, the weather is unseasonably warm. In the late afternoon, depending on the room location, the rooms are VERY WARM. You can open the windows or doors, depending on the room configuration, to the outside (no screens, so bugs, albeit very few always find me). During the four days while we were there, it warmed into the 80's during the day, and you could not cool the room down, despite using the in-room ceiling fan, until the sun went down. Once you are ready to retire (on some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in) for the night you are faced with the delima, do you sleep with the doors/windows open to the elements (and noise from the village below) or close up and sleep in a warmer than necessary room? Not quite what we expected from such an exclusive hotel (there are only 27 Park Hyatt's worldwide). Other than this and the minors mentioned below, we would definitely return for a winter visit, the location and amenities are almost perfect.
A few other minor irritants:
1.The closet doors in the guest rooms have commercial automatic door closers mounted to them, making it difficult to hold the closet door open and unload/load your luggage or to just stand and look into the closet for something to wear. The doors close with STRENGTH. There was no method in the design to prop these doors open without using a heavy suitcase as a doorstop, a process that renders the suitcase useless for this purpose during the later stages of unloading. We would suggest the hotel install a system to allow locking these doors in the open position as a compromise. As a point, the hotel staff we asked was unaware if this task could be accomplished.
2.Soundproof rooms for this level of hotel are NOT sound proof. If your neighbor starts his shower at 5:00 AM, you will hear it.
3.NO electrical outlets on table/desk lamp to plug in laptop or cell charger, in a first class hotel, this should be standard, as most everything else is.
Hyatt is worth the $$$
This hotel exceeds all expectations and is worth the money if you're seeking a first class, resort accomodation. Yes, its expensive, but i felt it was worth the extra money. The location is perfect and the resort is flawless. The rooms are beautifully appointed and common areas (restauraunts, bar, spa, etc) are superb. Live entertainment after skiing outside on the deck is a must. You can roast marshmellows, sip champage or beer and listen to a live singer. We liked this Beaver Creek resort and hotel much better than Aspen. We'll be back and we'll pony up the extra $$$ again for this marvelous resort!
Beautiful location at the Luxury Ski Resort
Spent four nights in two adjoining rooms from Feb 16-Feb 20. The hotel is beautiful, and the mountain is picturesque. Housekeeping and Engineering provided outstanding service. The Bell hops and Doormen always had a smile and provided prompt service. The Ski Valet, who takes the skis from you at the bottom of the hill after your day's last run is a luxury that is beyond compare. Very well done.
The Outdoor Hot Tubs were very enjoyable for both me and my kids, however the indoor/outdoor pool was definately too chilly.
My only real complaint would be that we requested adjoining rooms when we booked in November, and called a week before my arrival to confirm the adjoining rooms. The response was "Yes, we have that request". When we arrived, we were not given adjoining rooms. After complaining a little, presto, adjoining rooms were available. I am thankful that management provided my family with adjoining rooms (as opposed to adjacent rooms), but am frustrated that apparently they were saving them for a more "important" guest. Anyway, the problem was rectified, but was extremely frustrating after connecting flights and a drive to the hotel.
In comparison to the Ritz-Carlton, which is the other well-known luxury resort hotel on Beaver Creek Mountain, I would say service is generally a higher standard at the Rtz, but the location of the Hyatt makes it preferable. It is right in the village, so you have a great selection of restaurants, shopping, ski stores, ski school, and beautiful surroundings.
It can get expensive to stay there for several days, where every meal is over $100. I tend to think that in general, most Hyatt hotels charge a 40% premium over similar restaurants, and Ski Resorts charge a 30% premium. Add the two of them together, and the Hyatt (and for that matter most of Beaver Creek restaurants) charged premium of 70% over what similar restaurants would cost. For instance, the unremarkable breakfast buffet was $22 per person plus state tax AND RESORT TAX. No beef or other meats were offered. Just eggs, waffles, cereals. I sort of expected the gouging, so I can't really complain, but just make sure your credit card has enough of a credit line, because it will be used up by the time you pay for the hotel, meals, lift tickets, rentals, drinks, etc., all of which are at premium prices.
In general, if you prefer a hotel over a condo, this is a GREAT place to stay.
Great resort for family with young children
My family of 4 stayed at Beaver Creek Park Hyatt from the day after Christmas 2004 to the day after New Years Day. It was recommended to us from avid skiing relatives who travel to various resorts in Colorado. The skiing was a big priority and since we are all at different levels of ability, the area had to have a wide variety of trails and slopes to explore, which it did. The hotel is in very close proximity to the main lifts, with the ski valet service, it is the most comfortable skiing I've ever done. No lugging equipment all over the place, the employees come right over to you to take your skis when you're done, and you trade in your ski boots for your street shoes at the counter. Your ski boots are then dried and stored until the next time. The hotel is very cozy with a warm, rustic feel, not shabby rustic, more upscale lodge type rustic. With lots of seating on comfortable couches and chairs, the lobby is a great gathering or meeting place day or night, although the bar in the lobby closes at 10, which is unfortunate. Our room was normal hotel room size, the double beds were the most comfortable I have ever had, in room internet was a plus, bath was marble and granite, nice, except shower had terrible water pressure. I would have preferred a suite but we were lucky to get a room at all, we booked this trip in February, 2004, almost a year in advance. During this week, we were expected to stay for 1 full week, our room ranged from $605 to $735. We actually checked out a day early because our kids started school again, wasting $605. The whole environment at the hotel and surrounding resort is so special during this time of the year, with the Christmas trees and lights and decoration, it truely is a winter wonderland. The ice skating rink was right below our window. On new years eve, my 12 year old participated in a Light up Ski Down, complete with tons of kids skiing with glow sticks and on the larger mountain we watched bigger kids and adults come down in formation with bright red lights, it was so exciting. Right after that, there was a large fireworks display. All the guests stood at the base of the mountain with their families, taking pictures, enjoying the festivities. This place is very expensive, this week is probably the most expensive. I would not come here if I had to worry and budget. If you think you know expensive, you would definitely change your mind after visiting this place. We rented skis for 4 days- @over $600. Ski lessons for 2 kids( semi-private) $560 for 6 hours. We spent $700+ on mountain photography for about 6 pictures with frames, we had a choice of transport from the airport @ about $800 from a van service, or renting an SUV for about $1000. We chose the SUV. All the restaurants were over priced for what you got but that is true at any resort. You pay for the convenience of being in the heart of everything and at this resort , you are. We checked out Bachelors Gulch for lunch, which was very lovely and fun looking, employees were extremely friendly, but when we go back, and we will again, it will be to the Park Hyatt.
We stayed here for a few nights in July 2004. Though there is a fair amount to do in summer here (small but nice pool, bungie trampoline, mini-golf, ice skating), I would probably not return. The resort itself is beautiful, with comfortable, nicely decorated but unexceptional rooms and creative, cozy public spaces. But its location deep within Beaver Creek was confining. I felt not so much in the Rockies as constantly looking out the window at them, which is not what I had pictured. The staff was really friendly, which was a plus, but overall this resort was just okay. I might try it again in the winter, but there are better places to spend a summer getaway.
Wonderful meeting site
Our company held a three day meeting here in late January 2004. The sales/catering staff were extremely attentive and our needs were immediately met. Vue Restaurant is spectacular, with an exceptional wine list, perfect for a business dinner or a romantic rendevous. The guest rooms were well appointed with all the mod-cons, including complimentary internet access. Ski Valet and Ski Pull made our free time even better, so convenient! Will definintely keep this site in mind for future winter meetings.
My family and I will be staying at this hotel this coming week for the sixth consecutive year (minus last year's stay at the Hyatt Mountain Lodge). There can be no better skiing hotel on the planet. The service is impeccable and the on mountain concierge is spoiling! Originally the downfall was the on premise restaurants, but now we've learned to eat in Avon for food that is just as good but a much better value. Step out of your room, ride down the elevator, pick up your ski equipment step outside for the short walk or polling to the lift! Be prepared, Five Stars are expensive.
Park Hyatt, Avon November 2003, many services unavailable
We stayed here in early November, not planning to ski, but hoping to swim in the "heated pool", send our 3 year old to Camp Hyatt, maybe go snow mobiling, or for a snowcat tour, take a chairlift ride, go ice-skating, or go horseback riding/ride in a horse-drawn carriage etc.
Unfortunately, at least in November, none of the featured services are available. Maybe it's better in December. For the $$$/money, I would recommend a condominium etc. It's a very beautiful, but expensive hotel, when you take into account that none of the adverised ammenities are actually available. ...
Very nice hotel for the most part.
I visited Vale-Beaver Creek for the first time on a company sponsored trip 7/21-24. Hotel is gorgeous and set right up in the mountains with gorgeous views from all angles. We had a king bed room complete with all typical luxury hotel amenities-25 channels on TV, hair dryer, coffee maker, complimentary internet connection, refrig, patio, USA today, bathroom was nice size with dual sinks and marble countertops and even a bottle opener by the tub. Some of the rooms have a fireplace. Has everything you need for a 5 star resort. Downsides were: hotel not equipped with A/C so it is a bit warm in the rooms in the summer so be sure to ask for a box fan and leave your windows open. Local calls are a ripoff at 1.00 per call. Bivens breakfast buffet was expensive 16.75 per adult but we had vouchers from our company but pretty pricey for the paying guest. Jacuzzi closed at 10pm which I think is a bit early.Housecleaning and turn down service was excellent and so was the overall servive from hotel staff.Hotel is very expensive in winter ski season with rooms running several hundred dollard a night. Our summer group rate was $210.00/night.4/5 stars.