Stayed at the Riverfront Westin for 5 nights the first week of February. This hotel is fairly new, only a couple of years old, so it has a nice contemporary look and feel. Staff was very friendly, from the valet (valet only parking...fyi), to check-in to the bellman. There is a bar right smack in the lobby which caters to the aprés crowd as well as just an evening hangout. Live music nightly was a nice touch. Be sure to be in the lobby at 4 o'clock for the warm chocolate chip cookies! While not directly ski-in/ski-out it is 99% there. The gondola over to Beaver Creek is only a 3 minute ride. And since you can walk to just about anything in Avon, from restaurants to liquor and grocery stores, it easily makes up for not being directly in the Beaver Creek village. Once at the unloading area at BC, you can buy lift tickets and take a lift up, or take a shuttle over to the BC village (if you wanted to ski to the BC village, you need to take two lifts, back to back). As far as the room goes, it was up to Westin standards. Very comfortable bed in a well appointed room. The room did have a two burner cooktop, which really seemed like more of a novelty than anything else. But the sink and mini-fridge did come in handy. There was no mini-bar, but with a bar in the lobby and two liquor stores in walking distance, you're just saving money anyway. Overall, we had a very comfortable stay, with free internet that actually worked. I would not hesitate to stay here again.