I've stayed at this hotel multiple times during ski season over the past 2 winters. I haven't written a review before because it's my secret go-to hotel for a fabulous European style stay at affordable prices. Prices are reasonable, even during ski season and I love the European style decor of this hotel. The entire staff are professional and very helpful with special kudos to the front desk staff who stayed past midnight waiting for me to arrive during a horrendous snowstorm during one of my visits. Prices include a good buffet breakfast and evening hors d'ouvres. One of the best restaurants in the area, called Stella, is also onsite.
My only complaint is that due to the eco-construction/design of the hotel, the rooms naturally retain a lot of heat. So much so that the rooms are too hot at night and the air gets unbelievably dry, which made sleeping/breathing very difficult. We had to leave the balcony door slightly open (even though it was winter with snow falling) to cool the room and try to get some moisture in the air. They should provide humidifiers in the rooms. And while you are very close to Northstar, it does take at least 30-45 minutes to get to Squaw Valley, even without traffic.