Snow King Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free airport shuttle
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsSnow King Resort Jackson
Adjacent to ski lifts. Clean good location. Wall to town.
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Hike up the steepest ski slope in the United States to watch the sunrise
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Historical Traveler Reviews Snow King Resort Jackson
Great place to stay
Stayed at the Sonw King resort the 1st week of September. I had reserved a Suite through Expedia. When we arrive we had been upgraded to a Condo that was located away from the main hotel. It was late when we arrived so we stayed at the Condo the 1st night. We did not like the Condo so the next morning we went to the front desk and they helped us get the Suite we had wanted. We got the Windflower Suite on the 3rd floor and it was really nice. It had an awesome King bed with down comforter and lots and lots of pillows. Plenty of room, clean, and had a balconey with a nice view. We really liked the Suite.
The Atrium resturant was nice also. The breakfast was good. $10 each.
It had lots of windows and you could eat outside if you liked.
The Cheesecake desert in the evening was really great!
Also really enjoyed riding the scenic chairlift to the top of Snow King mountain. It was nice and the view of the mountains and town was awesome.
Would stay here again in one of the Suites.
Did not use the Shuttle service as we had a rental car.
Unbelievably un-professional - do not believe the reservation confirmation
We made the reservation on July 3, 2005 for night of August 8, 2005, for a room in the hotel with two beds. We got there around noon and we were told that the check in time was 4:00 p.m. We confirmed the reservation for the room and left for lunch and some local sight-seeing. Came back at 3:45 p.m. and were given a condo. We were not advised that it was detached from the hotel and that it was NOT air-conditioned. It was 90 degrees that day. When we spoke with the Desk Manager and subsequently with the manager of the hotel, we were given all kind of exccuses. When I pressed for the process behind putting us in the "Oven" condo, the manager had audacity to tell me that it was an upgrade. (I should mention that the doors/windows did not ebven have a screen door). The manager was not able to answer as to why people who made reservations after July 3 were given the hotel room neither would he explain why people who checked in after 12:00 p.m. were given the hotel room. I invited him to come and explain this to my family but he chickened out of that too. They said there is not hotel room available in Jackson Hole for that night. I asked him to find me a hotel room between Jackson Hole and half-way point to Denver and he flat out refused. He was not able to give any answer to the question on how do we spend a night in the "Oven" room. He said he would not charge us for the room! That was laughable. His idea of inconvinience and lack of appropriate conditions was the charge for a room! That was unacceptable. Basically they over-booked the hotel and put us in discomfort without any rational explanation.
We ended up leaving the hotel as the condition in the condo room was unbearable with no cross-ventillation. It was unhealthy to stay in that room. We ended up driving for almost 4 hours through mountains before we found a hotel room.
We travel quite a bit and I travel on my business all the time. Howvever this experience is the worst one we ever had. I would strongly recommend NOT, I repeat NOT staying at this place. We have got better service and courtesy at any mom-and-pop motel compared with our devastating experience at this "un-professionally" run resort.
Great Home Base in Jackson Hole
Good things: clean; comfortable beds; friendly staff, comfortable common areas and outdoor hot tub (fun in the snow); hotel picked us up and dropped us off at the airport and provided vouchers for free public transportation around town and to the big ski area; informative concierge (great for this price level)
No so good things: View was only ok from our room; not within walking distance of the town or the bigger ski area; their ski area not good for beginners.
Overall: This hotel made a great home base for our trip to Jackson Hole. We will definitely return to the area and would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.
We stayed at the Snow King resort in February and thought it was very good value. The rooms were clean and comfortable and my only problem with them was the lighting - 2 table lamps meant it was pretty dark at night.
The hotel has lots of good features like the hot tubs and tubing park and its location was very convenient, you could either walk into Jackson or take the free shuttle bus. The excellent START bus system in Jackson and the free Snow King airport shuttle means you dont need to have a car which is a definite bonus in icy weather!
Snow King mountain itself looks very pretty from the hotel but it is definitely not one for beginners as it is very steep and icy (As I learned the hard way!) Though it is worth taking the chairlift to the top for the amazing views.
This is the Place to Stay!
If your going to Jackson, this is the place to stay! First, its beautifully set against the base of Snow King Mountain and ski center. The mountain is gorgeous with excellent skiing but not too much skiing available for beginners. The mountain has a great center next to slopes with ice skating, and snow tubing which by the way is soooo much fun! Second, Snow King Resort picks you up and takes you to the hotel for free! No rental car needed in this town. There is free shuttles to and from downtown Jackson all day and other cheap shuttles for everywhere else! Third, the Resort is cozy and attractive. You walk into a lobby nice and open with a nice big fireplace. A wonderful restuarant called the Atrium awaits you on the second floor with high cathedral ceilings true to the word, "Atrium"....open and airy with high windows gazing up the mountain. So pretty! And the food is very scrumptious with a very friendly staff. Actually everyone who worked at this resort was extremely friendly and helpful! Actually everyone in the whole town of Jackson was absolutely some of the friendliest people I have ever come in contact with. Fourth, the rooms are so attractive with log furniture and warm decor. A tad on the small side but very inviting and the bed has tons of pillows, even a body pillow! I always do what I call a "bed and bath check" when I get there, checking the sheets and the bathtub for hairs. Completely clean! Not a hair to be found! Fifth, the resort also has a great facilities to use free of charge such as a fitness room and sauna which both appeared clean and we loved using them both. It also has a day spa facility and salon which we didn't use but heard great things about. A free wine and cheese reception is given every Wednesday night, and a little tea and coffee bar is available in the lobby to purchase cappachinos and chai teas. Another great feature, a ski and snowboard rental shop on the main floor with a great staff that knows there stuff. Wednesday night skiing is available free to the guests of the Snow King from 3 to 8 pm. Make sure you go snowmobiling while in Jackson. The Granite Hot Springs tour is the best and LeisureSport Adventures in Jackson Hole is the best tour guides by far. Friendly, courteous, and very wonderful at guiding you through the mountain. Not to mention the best prices for snowmobiling and other rentals! We had a great time with Brian our tour guide. I highly recommend them!! All in all Jackson is a superb vacation spot with so much to do and see. We are definately going again and we will definately stay at the Snow King Resort again!
Better than we expected!
We stayed at the Snow King over Martin Luther weekend and it was much nicer than we expected. The building itself is old, but the rooms were very clean and had fun pine/western style furniture. A great hot tub, convenient breakfast, big fireplace gathering area in the lobby. The staff was very helpful and friendly (in fact, everyone in JHole seemed to be this way). And the shuttle service was so convenient...Snow King was at the beginning of the route so there were always seats. We had no problem catching this into town or getting back from town. Snow King also gives you free shuttle tickets to get to JHole Mtn and provides a free airport shuttle. We are in our twenties, but this would be an excellent place for kids, groups or couples, and it's hard to beat the price. Package deals with lift tickets are very reasonable.
Location is fine, rooms are small but nicely furnished. Many rooms are located over the service entrance for the restaurant. Trucks started arriving at 7am with the loud beeping to indicate they are backing up and then contined to run filling the room with diesel exhaust for the next hour.
Great family resort
This resort is a nice place for a family trip. There are many things to keep children occupied: horse back riding,apine slide, a game room. The pool was very warm (felt great)! The rooms were a nice size for a family of 4. Our children are already asking when they can go back.
Clean room, Nice furniture and carpet, Comfortable Bed
The Snow King is nothing fancy but it is a very good 3-star. A very good value! The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, the furniture and carpet seem pretty new and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. The hotel has a pool, hot tub and sauna. The decor in the rooms is nice and cozy with a mountain lodge/wildlife motif.
The location is nice, really close to town but a few blocks away and tucked against the mountains. It is a nice plus that they have free shuttles from Jackson Hole Airport and into town. The hotel is also very near to the entrance of Grand Teton National Park. The only thing I would not recommend about this hotel is the restaurant.
Nice place/Great rates!
Great place with terrific rates. Service was friendly and efficient. The room and bed were very comfortable, and the decorating was unique and matched the area. Lighting seemed dim, but my wife called it "romantic." Location is also good: tucked up against the mountain, but only a few blocks from town. Would highly recommend.
TripAdvisor Reviews Snow King Resort Jackson
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