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“Very nice condo - - wonderful family get away!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weider Lodge - Blue Mountain Resort

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Weider Lodge - Blue Mountain Resort
108 Jozo Weider Blvd | Blue Mountain Resort Village, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Collingwood
Ontario
Senior Contributor
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very nice condo - - wonderful family get away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

What a great way to get away! I give a very big thumbs up to The Weider Lodge Resort. We stayed for three days in The Weider with an 8 month old baby and it was just perfect! Very clean, organized with all you could need or want. We stayed from Sunday to Tuesday and it was quite affordable, through Expedia ( $ 150.00 per nite ) . We also extended our stay on the 3rd day until 7:00 p.m. and were only charged $ 39.00. Good deal and very helpful with packing up and much needed nap for little one.

Highlights: Fireplace ( just one click away from a cozy fire )
Soaker bath tub!
Cushy bed ( play pen made avail. for baby plus hi chair )
Fully stocked kitchenette
Balcony with pool and mountainside views
Two flat screen televisions
Very clean one bdrm condo with all you could need


Staying at The Weider, we were merely steps to all of the charm of The Village. This was my first time even going to Blue Mountain, so what a treat! Our lodge had its own pool, but you can also pay to go The Plunge with your kids. Our pool was just fine.

We brought some of our own food, but The Village has its own market with food, toiletries and movies you can rent at an affordable price.

Surrounding us were wonderful restaurants, shops of all kinds, beautiful patios & kayaking or paddle board on the lake. Very picturesque and quaint. We took the gondola up the mountainside and hiked with our little one. Note to parents: not a place to bring a stroller - even an umbrella stroller. Too many rocks / uneven terrain. But, wonderful with a Bjorn!

One negative: I would not waste your $$ on The Plunge ( additional pool with slides and an indoor option for little ones ). From the outside, it looks fun. There is a slide and other interests for kids. But, it is $ 14.00 per person to go in!! And, that's for 3 hrs., not per day. No better than your hotel pool experience. I would say, if you have rambunctious kids and need them to be occupied, then do it. But, realize you will be out of pocket quite a bit and the time is limited.

We loved our stay in The Village at Blue Mountain!! We are definitely going back when there will be a fun festival and enjoying even more. Great family trip........... just fell in love with it all!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

Sheets were 50% polyester which is like sleeping on sandpaper. Even Holiday Inn, Ho Jo etc have cotton sheets.

Hallways and rooms stank like ten years of old people cooking and not doing laundry.

No WiFi --> even McDonald's has free WiFi.

No trail maps or guide to village eateries provided - had to use our phone to connect to the internet to view online.

No staff onsite --> no fire in the lobby fireplace (it was xmas!) also NO ONSITE SKI STORAGE - we were directed to a property on the other side of the village to drop off/pick up snowboards.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Woodbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Just got back from staying at the Weider Lodge at Blue Mountain and it was disappointing. Hadn't been at the Village in a few years but it was not as clean as I remembered. Rooms were slightly run down and not very clean. Hallways had crumbs and bad odor. Pool was cold and not clean. Was there for 3 days and didn't see any staff monitoring the pool chlorine levels once or any staff cleaning the grounds at all. Restrooms near the pool were disgusting. Village itself was great as always, I just don't recommend this particular property.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

We stayed 2 nights at this lodge and overall it was a good experience. The 'suite' we stayed in was clean and nicely decorated. The queen bed and sofa bed were very comfortable, and they provided enough pillows and blankets for a family of four. The lobby, hallway, exercise room and the swimming pool is very well maintain.

Now the negative. We went swimming at the 'Plunge' swimming pool (included with our package) which is adjacent to our lodge. Although my son had a good time there, I didn't think it was worth it. A family day pass is $42 (two adult and two children) and the pool is nothing more than a swimming pool. The children play area is small and the soft bottom floor of the pool need serious repair. We were there on Friday and the place was pack and very difficult to swim. Furthermore, they charge non swimmer $5 to sit and watch their family swim!!

After swimming, we walked around the village and an older gentleman who works for Club Intrawest approached us and told us about a great deal the resort is offering. For only $199 including tax, you can stay at a Intrawest property at Blue Mountain, Mont Tremblant or Whistler Blackcomb for 3 nights within the next 14 months. He was really pushy and shoved the sign-up form at me. I told him we'll think about it and he told us he'll leave and return in 10 minutes for an answer. He left and we also left. I later check the Club Intrawest website and the old guy neglected to tell us that part of the deal was a mandatory 90 minute time share seminar during that stay. Yes, those annoying high pressure sale tactics seminar they put you through for 2 hours. Been to one of those before and the next time I go to one of those is over my dead body. So beware.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

A group of friends and I booked into the 'village' for a fun weekend getaway. We were assigned a 3 bedroom suite in the Weider Lodge and it is VERY tight for 6 people, let alone the fact that it sleeps 8. This is my second time staying at the WL in a 3 bedroom suite. I'm not crazy about the building and would have preferred The Grand Georgian - however you have no choice in the matter and they will assign you your hotel at check-in. That could be GG, WL or Seasons.

Check-In - You have to stop at the GG to check-in and get a parking pass. There is no staff manning the front desk at the WL. If you need to speak to someone in-person, you have to walk back to the GG desk. The WL is a bit of a ghost town, very little action.

The Pool - Closed until further notice on the day we arrived, a bit of a bummer. We were told to trek it over to the GG pool, which of course was PACKED because you have families from two FULL hotels cramming into it.

Check-Out - Wow! They really give you a hard time about late check-out. Regular check-out is @ 11 AM, which is quite early in the hotel world. We had to call and ask three times before we got it bumped up to Noon. I wonder if anyone was even checking in on a Monday evening?

The Room - The place seems to be getting a bit rundown. The towels feel like sandpaper and are the thinnest I have ever seen. No conditioner - just 'conditioning shampoo'....I hate that! Especially for a $400/night suite. Only 2 complimentary newspapers were found in the lobby @ 6 AM and they were gone fast. The TV is not a flat screen and barely picked up 10 channels! The on-demand movie button didn't work, we called down to get it fixed, they brought a new remote and even rebooted the system but it still didn't work. The comforters on the bed were also looking a bit worn/frayed and even stained.

My recommendation is to pay just a little bit more and stay at Mosaic - which is much newer and more modern. Plus you don't have to wait for a hotel assignment, you know you'll be in here. I think the service might also be a lot better @ The Westin too.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

Pros:
Beautiful resort location
Tastefully decorated room with kitchenette and soaker tub
Next to ski hill - chairlift is at front door
Charming pedestrian village with shops, restaurants and bars
Excellent service

Cons:
Lumpy, uncomfortable bed
Big grease stains on carpet
Ski hill is pretty wimpy - it's certainly no "mountain"

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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burlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

I stayed at Weider Lodge with my family (wife, 3 kids) and another familty (husband, wife, 2 kids). We had a great time.

The good:

- the lodge itself is incredible. We stayed in room 300. It was a 3 bedroom suite at the end of the hall. There was more than enough room for the 9 of us. The room location was perfect as we had a view of the village, the hills, and Plunge, the waterpark. The kitchen was fully equipped. It was also very clean.

- there seemed to be plently of restaurants to choose from. we only ate at one but decied to cook our own means as we had a kitchen. "3 Guys and a Stove" looked really good. The Starbucks was very handy.

- for off-season, there was enough to do. we went to Plunge, the "waterpark", made beaded bracelets, ate a Beaver Tail, had massages, went golfing, fished in the pond, and went up the gondola. We skipped going to the beach.

- the hot tub was an amazing way to end the day. It was empty when we were they at 9:00PM.

The not-so-good:

- check-in was a disaster. we waited 45 minutes because only 1 girl was working the front desk. One guy behind me nearly went ballistic. Mind you, we were trying to check-in 3 hours early.

- The Plunge waterpark cost about $40 per day for my family. it was barely better than an average pool. There was one decent waterslide and another slide that you'd find in a persons backyard. However, it was better than the hotel pool so the kids always wanted to go.

- the housekeeping wasn't very good. they came at very inconsistent times (one day at noon, another day at 5:00) and forgot to give us kitchen towels.

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 108 Jozo Weider Blvd | Blue Mountain Resort Village, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Collingwood
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Collingwood
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Weider Hotel Blue Mountain
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