Disclaimer: I was the guest of my generous Brother & Sister in law in the height of Golf season, I should not find a thing to complain about. That said, I'll begin by mentioning Signage, of which there is either none ... or just totally goofy.
I guessed the route to the hotel began with the "PARKING" arrow. Nope-an overflow lot for skiers. Bumpy return to main road.
Then up the hill to the next generic arrow - The Golf Club House. I had to drive in to inquire anyway and was directed to drive out, then right, up the hill, about a mile. Dropped off my clubs and bag but had to park in a lot down a revetment - Level II Amer. College of Cardiology stress test, climbing back to the lobby. Once there, I quickly mastered check in.
Bro. asked for rooms near each other. They had room 352 & I, 354, however they where ~150 feet apart. Just for a reality check I returned to the direction Sign near the elevator. It was as though a disgruntled former employee created it. No rhyme or reason. Everything was random. More arrows than Little Big Horn.
Moving on. The cocktails were outstanding. Dinners were really good, I mean for off season, 20% occupancy - just fine.
The next day we compared and contrasted our rooms. Theirs was better with a valley view, and while the beds were "different", but very good, a great nights sleep. The odd thing...no furniture to speak of. yes, a dresser-3 in one room, an ugly chair and ... a bed.
Now for the intrigue: A coffee service was offered in a large tray on the lower dresser, but the cord was less than 2 feet long and the nearest outlet 3 feet. What's more-that outlet was dedicated to a smoke / CO alarm - that clearly stated "Do not remove - Alarm will sound" It did - for 3 minutes. So, to try to get some Morning Joe , the discerning guest had to carry the tray and pot into the much too small bathroom and place it - balancing on the counter and commode. Great. And now, 2 tiny pouches of DE-CAFE. Decafe ... like going down to the Gift Shoppe for a Playboy and coming back with the August issue of Martha Stewart. (I respect M.Stewart).
I began to criticize the stained wavy gray industrial carpet, that tripped me twice, but held up; Look - it's a ski resort. I ski.
Breakfast was personalized...another way of saying Slow - Deliberate -Compartmentalized, but tasty, and served in a "snack bar".
The weather patterns have dealt ski resorts a series of bad hands. I wish them Good Luck. Frankly I'd send in a Focus Group on this facility.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Summit Hotel combines the best of both worlds. It offers all the amenities you would expect from a full-service hotel like two restaurants, a health club, and a heated outdoor pool, with all the convenience of a true slopeside location. Accommodations include 230 well-appointed guest rooms, all of which were recently renovated, ranging from standard hotel rooms to suites with kitchens. Located at the entrance to the resort, the Grand Summit Hotel is a landmark and provides easy access to the resort's core winter and summer activities. The hotel's slopeside location is ideal for families looking for ski-in/ski-out access thanks to a number of beginner-level trails located nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Summit Resort Hotel Newry
- Grand Summit Hotel And Conference Center Newry, Maine
- Summit Bethel
- Bethel Summit