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“Just okay & not great location for kids in ski school” 3 of 5 stars
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Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Avon
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“Just okay & not great location for kids in ski school”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed here for a week over New Years. It is a nice hotel with lovely rooms, a fun lobby for after-skiing relaxation & a great pool/jacuzzi & fun, convenient gondola. But there a few too many negatives, in my opinion, to merit the high price vs. some of the other options in the area.

First, there is a big variability in the room views. Our first room overlooked the lobby on the 1st floor and so we had no privacy and had to keep the curtains closed...and it was very noisy. We eventually got switched to the same type of room but with a much nicer, mountain view up higher. This view, with the nice room, I have to say was lovely. So you have to request up-front and hope you get a good room.

Second, my 4 year old daughter was in ski school and it is honestly a hassle to get a little one to the village/ski school area from this hotel. First you take the gondola, then wait 5-15 minutes in the cold for a bus, and then try to find some standing-room only on a crowded bus and take a 10 minute ride into town, and then more walking with all your gear to the ski school. Then you have to do on the way back....which is not easy with a tired, cold little 4 year old! The Park Hyatt is right next to the ski school in actual Beaver Creek village and would be a MUCH better location.

Lastly, the service was not that great. I felt the front desk was a bit rude when we asked to switch rooms, almost every time we waited at least 20 minutes for our car, and housekeeping took a few calls to arrive some days. But to be fair it was a busy New Years week...and the people in the ski valet, starbucks etc. were amazing and very friendly/helpful.

all in all...fine if you get a good rate and don't have to take kids to ski school. But not worth the expensive $$ if you have options to stay closer to town.

Room Tip: request a mountain view (even the view on the other side of actual Beaver Creek mountain is nice)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank your for staying with us over the New Year’s Holiday. We’re pleased that you enjoyed our rooms, lobby, pool/Jacuzzis and the Riverfront Express gondola which connects the resort to the Beaver Creek lifts.

We apologize that your experience of our service was not great. We appreciate your feedback and will address these concerns to ensure you will not have the same experience in the future.

You’re right about the various “views” from the guest rooms. We have several view categories with the “mountain view” facing the Eagle River and Beaver Creek Mountain generally regarded as the best. Certain guests prefer this view and others prefer to pay a little less for another view (all of which are surrounded by mountains)

There are three options for ski school – one is exactly as you describe. The second is a shuttle from the main Avon transit station to Beaver Creek Village. The third is that our Kids Club staff will escort your child to the children’s ski school in Beaver Creek Village. Many of our guests will escort their children to ski school the first day, and then have our staff escort them on subsequent days. We offer this service to make things easier for the parents and little ones.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Facts: 1. Ordered breakfast the night before to arrive at 7:45am the morning after in order to meet the ski school schedule. Food didn't arrive until 8:05am. We had to leave and miss breakfast. 2. Arrived to room at around 5pm one day and the room was not done. 3. Arrived to room at 6pm one day and only 1/2 the room was done. Towels were still hanging on the doors from he morning showers. 4. Ordered a few more milks for te coffee one morning and tey never arrived. 5. No one really could answer my question re SPG points. 6. Valet parking guys were the ony people who did their job well. 7. Sport massage at the spa was NOT a sport massage. It was an extremely soft massage and was not intending to release any stiff muscles (even though I asked a number of times during the massage sessions that this is not strong enough).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for your thoughtful review. We apologize for our mishaps in room service and housekeeping.

We take your feedback seriously and will use it to improve in these areas specifically, to make sure other guests don’t have this experience in the future.

Next time you book, please ask to speak with our spa director to ensure you receive the sports massage that you expect.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I stayed here last week with my family (2 boys 9 & 11). I heard good things about this place and spoke to the hotel several times before booking. I was assured that is was easily accessible from Beaver Creek Mountain. Not the case, it was 5 miles to ski back here from the top of BC, crossing some terrain that is advanced intermediate, not for little kids. Hotel was not warm or cozy, furnishing felt cold and uncomfortable. Someone stole my son's new helmet, goggles, next warmer from the hotel. They never offered to replace it. I had to pay to rent a new one for the rest of the week at my own expense. Shuttle service form BC village to hotel was crowded and standing out in the cold waiting for the bus was no fun. Hotel did have good room service though. People who worked there were all mostly very nice. Spa was just okay, nothing special. We felt totally removed from all of the village activities and fun. Not worth the crazy price per night for the 2 br suite that we had. Would not recommend this place...

Room Tip: Get one near the pool in the east wing so you don't have to walk so far to hot tub & pool!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly value your thoughts and are sorry to hear that you encountered some intermediate – advanced terrain with your children skiing back to the resort. We understand how that could be frustrating.

With our central location in Avon, we could have done a better job explaining the transportation options to you, including the complimentary shuttle and gondola service connecting us to Beaver Creek. We’re currently working on an information sheet for our guests that will explain the easiest ways to get around the area.

We do our best to create an environment of warmth and energy with live music in our lobby every afternoon and evening as well as complimentary warm cookies at the end of every ski day. We are delighted that you did enjoy your room service and felt that our staff provided friendly service.

We wish you all the best in your future travels and appreciate your stay with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed here over New Years with our family. Great family spot. Plenty of hot jacuzzis with a view, heated pool, great work out room and loved the convenience of the Gondola straight to the lifts.

Beaver Creek is a great ski resort and far less crowded then Vail.

Enjoyed the large open fire in the lounge, music and playing checkers with the kids.

Only downside is the pull out couch is downright miserable. Coils in the back ouch! Had to have kids sleep on the floor with umpteen down blankets. Even the staff agreed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
We’re so pleased that you enjoyed our resort. Thank you for your kind comments.

Beaver Creek is a fine resort, and it’s nice to have the Gondola right outside our door for easy access to the mountain.

Next time we could get you a “bed board” under the mattress on the sofa sleeper, which will make it more comfortable. As an alternative, we could reserve you either a double queen room or a two bedroom suite, depending on your needs and budget, to ensure your whole family sleeps on one of our signature Westin Heavenly beds.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed for a quick 3-day ski trip Jan 3-5th, 2013 - have stayed here multiple times before. Ski boot warming room and ski delivery with on-site gondola is VERY convenient and staff was very good. All staff we encountered were very friendly and open to accommodate any and all requests. A great place for skiing and just getting away. Was yet again another fantastic Westin experience!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for staying and for your kind comments. Having warm boots on a chilly day is lovely! We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our staff takes great pride in delivering friendly and personal service. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our first time staying here...upon arrival when checking in, they told me my reservation had been canceled because i booked with a third party & was to check in a day earlier but did not. Luckily they did accommodate me. Crazy! Next time i will know better as to call a hotel to let them know in advanced will i will arrive. (Even if the room has already been paid for.) Rooms are very clean & cozy, staff is nice. As for the restaurant Cima, not such a hit. The menu is very limited in the choices they have to offer, for dinner as well as breakfast! The market is nice for a small bite for breakfast. The lift cafe is nice for kids to eat. Overall nice, but for the price i'll stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa. We're sorry you experienced some difficulties with your reservation and check in but we're happy to hear our staff were accomodating. We hold the reservation through the booked arrival date before releasing the room, but if you do call in advance to let us know you'll be a day late we will definitely keep the reservation in the system for your new arrival.

We're glad your experience was nice and cozy overall and we appreciate your feedback on our restaurant and menu choices. We continually evaluate our offerings and strive to provide the best options for you, our guest.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great place, beautiful setting, terrific lobby and the service was excellent. In fact, the service was among the best of any hotel I've stayed at. Would definitely return! Lots of great touches too like extendable flat screen tv, fireplace, ipod docking unit, dual showerheads, etc etc. A definite thumbs up all around!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucas B, Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We're glad to hear your stay was so good you didn't want to leave! We would love to have you back and look forward to delivering another excellent experience.
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Address: 126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
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Location: United States > Colorado > Beaver Creek > Avon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Avon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa 4.5*
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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is in the heart of the Vail Valley, CO and was recently named the #2 Resort US Mainland by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The Beaver Creek hotel features direct access to skiing and year-round mountain activities. Home to Spa Anjali, named #2 Resort Spa by Conde Nast Traveler readers, relax where mother nature nurtures. Revive at Maya, a Richard Sandoval Signature restaurant due to open in June of 2013. Experience total renewal in a spacious studio suite or one, two or three bedroom condominium with breathtaking view of Beaver Creek Resort. ... more   less 
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