Let us preface this by saying we were assigned a studio, and it appeared that the larger rooms were much nicer as indicated in other reviews. The entire size of the studio was about the size of the kitchen in our 800 square foot Denver home. The studio had no view (it opened onto the parking lot), had not been updated since the 80's, and lacked the basic amenities that it was advertised as having (i.e., access to a kitchen, meaning you had to pay $5 for a cup of coffee in Breckenridge). So, we were left with a mini-fridge and microwave, meaning we had to eat out in the very expensive ski town restaurants in Breckenridge.
Also, this is not "Breckenridge" in the traditional sense. It is very far, and very elevated, from downtown. If you are coming from outside of Colorado, be prepared for altitude sickness. Also, if you are over 5' 10"", be prepared for your feet to hang off the bed - which left us with a sore back every morning. As a basic complaint, something as simple as air conditioning would go a far way if you are visiting in the summer, but there was none. Also, you can hear EVERYTHING through the paper thin walls (including what is going on in the public hot tubs in each unit).
On the plus side, this place did have one of the most friendly and helpful staff we have ever met. However, for the same price, spend half as much time at the Broadmoor - - you'll have a much better time.
Do not stay in a studio.
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July 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Gold Point Condominiums, we truly appreciate your feedback. We sincerely apologize that you were not entirely pleased with your stay. The majority of the Gold Point condos were first built in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and our maintenance team has worked diligently to keep the resort up to date so that all of our guests and owners are able to comfortably enjoy their stay. We do have a plan in place where each building gets updates on a schedule. Although we wish we could do more all at once we do have a responsibility to be fiscally responsible for our owners and to make updates and replacements as necessary. There are a variety of room configurations to accommodate all different types of guests and their families. All rooms except the studios have full kitchens and decks. Our apologies that you planned for a full kitchen we can certainly understand the inconvenience. We only advertise the studios in having microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, cutlery and mini refrigerators (3-5 cubic feet). We apologize you experienced some discomfort due to the lack of air conditioning. In an effort to keep the design of the resort as green as possible while eliminating energy costs it was decided that the Gold Point Condominiums would not feature air conditioning. In fact, very few resorts above 9,700 feet above sea level have air conditioning due to the cool, dry mountain weather we experience all year long. As you mentioned, the Gold Point condos are located a few miles up from down town Breckenridge and does sit at a higher elevation. This affords our guests gorgeous views of the Breckenridge Ski Resort but altitude sickness can be a concern to those coming up from sea level. For altitude sickness we recommend drinking a lot of water on your way up and while you are here. Also, it is a good idea to have ibuprofen or Tylenol on hand in case of headaches. Altitude sickness is no fun and we apologize if you had trouble acclimating. On a brighter note, we do pride ourselves on providing our guests with exceptional customer service and are thrilled to hear our efforts did not go unnoticed. Keep in mind that the Gold Point condos are great for families and large groups; they are very spacious, have huge, fully-equipped kitchens (except the studios), have amazing views and great deck space (except the studios). If you’re looking for something a little closer to town, lower in elevation and a little more modern we would love to have you as our guest at one of our other properties, either Grand Timber Lodge or the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Thank you again for reviewing the Gold Point Condominiums, we appreciate the feedback.
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