I took advantage of Steamboats $119 three day pass promo the second week of April. This was awesome and is on my calendar for next year, snow pending of course. The HI is a very, very nice property. The hotel and the room was great. You can tell the owners are really on top of this place and are working towards perfection. The staff was the real A+ though. They gave us free rides to the gondola and back and also lots of advice as to where to eat, how to navigate the free bus system and all in all were just genuinely nice people. The pool center with the giant hot..hot whirlpool was a godsend after a day of skiing.
The restaurant, I do not believe is owned by the hotel, I am not sure. We had breakfast there out of convenience and ate dinner twice, the second time out of convenience. I can only go so far as to say this place is really just average. The hotel is not really near any other restaurants that are a quick walk so you have to take the bus system. There are some awesome restaurants in Steamboat so make sure to ask the staff.
We'll be back in 2014. Think powder...!!!!