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“Best location, views and parking!” 5 of 5 stars
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Seneca Condos
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe Resort, Snowshoe, WV 26209   |  
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Moneta, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best location, views and parking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We have been going to Snowshoe since the late 80's and stayed at most of the lodging on the mountain (some long gone!) and this is by far is our favorite in the village. Stayed in a 1 and 2 bedroom units and even jr. studio up on top floor (it's small but super high ceiling gives more breathing room). Best is staying on top floor western view but can't always get that lucky. The goods are location, small building (quiet!!!!), underground parking is awesome and think only 2 other buildings have that. Otherwise stuck parking outside and in the winter that can be not so fun. Location great, right next door to the Depot for lift passes and bus service to Silvercreek and top of the mountain for additional restaurants. We were just up 1st weekend in June and reminded us need to go up over the summer months more, get away from hot humid weather. The mountain biking and hiking trails are everywhere and then there is the Greenbrier river trail access just down the mountain in Cass for easy flat rides/hikes. We don't golf but apparently good course, it's beautiful from the little bit you see driving up. Luckily we are only 3 1/2hrs away so we take advantage of ski season passes, just need to go more in the summer there's so much to do if you are outdoors lover, next we want to get into some fly fishing. The only negative at the Seneca is housecleaning, for some reason for a platinum building the house cleaning people are slack and lazy and don't seem to care, nor apparently does management. Never had a terrible experience (#311 seems a little suspect) just that it's not spotless like you'd expect and side note the coffee they supply is rank, we bring our own along with sugar since that is never stocked. We've also learned over the years to bring food and drinks with us to save money. Another bonus on the Seneca that we love is it's right off the slopes so easy to run up eat a good lunch relax for a bit and head back out. *** The hot tub is AWESOME especially after all day on the slopes, even in June after biking or hiking the trails.

Room Tip: top floor western view quiet
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

First, the good parts (and it is mostly good). The location of this condo is wonderful, right across a small plaza to the ski rental barn and perhaps 50 ft. from the slopes. It is right by the restaurants and shops of the Showshoe Mt. village. We rented a studio (not Jr.) for my son and me on a "buy 2, get the 3rd night free" in March. The room is nice size, with a full refridgerator, gas range, stove, microwave and dish washer. Breakfast options aren't great in the village, so I would suggest at least eating breakfast in the room and hitting the slopes right when they open at 9.

There is enclosed underground parking at Seneca, so that means your car stays heated and ice free for the duration of your stay. Very nice. Also, there is a generous size locker room for guests, where you get a dedicated ski locker. There is an easy to use side entrance directly to the ski locker area for easy entry and exit to the slopes. It really couldn't be more convenient. There was also a guard at the front door most of the time making sure only registered guests where accessing the condo.

The only really negative is that the maid service is a bit unhurried. The maid generally showed up around 3 - 3:30 on the days we were there. On the one day, we wanted to return and take a nap so we just told her to forget it. It's an odd time when the slopes close at 4:30 and things are winding down. The room decor is ok.

Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and I would use Seneca again, especially on the 3 for 2 deal.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is one of the newwr offerings at Snowshoe, and is very well appointed. The rooms are in great shape, as is the hot tub area. Great views of the village or the sunset (albiet, over the parking lot). A little higher than some of the other accomodations, but woorht the price.

Plus, it has garage parking, so you're not getting dressed out in the cold if you change before you leave!

Room Tip: All rooms have a gooreat view of something! All have either a balcony or patio too!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed in unit #311, a studio with a kitchen. The condo was really small, furniture run down, the queen size bed with a cheap, uncomfortable mattress, bathroom had some stains on the wall and inside the bathtub. Not what we had expected for the price paid. Also, sometimes the houskeeping would not even wash dishes. The only positives were the location - right next to the slopes and the underground parking garage. If we go to Snowshoe again, we'll definitely do a better due diligince of places to stay.

Room Tip: Rent from condo owners, not from Snowshoe's website where they post pictures of random rooms. Ma...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Excellent visit to Snowshoe! We just went 1/8-1/10 2012 and stayed 2 nights at Seneca Condos. We were in a suite that had a full kitchen (so pack some snacks, stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if ya want!) There was a gas fireplace that really warmed up the room quickly! We were on the ground floor (G on the elevator) and we could walk right out to the hot tub. Unfortunately, the hot tub was broken but they said it was waiting on a piece to come in this week, so you might be in luck. They also gave us some options at different places on the mountain we could use but we just settled for the sauna in the fitness room. The room was great and the slopes were open! When you do book your lift tickets, you may be able to save some money by combining the lodging with the rentals. To get this discount, you have to call though and there is a $10 fee for arranging the booking with the agent, but we were able to save money because we were skiing for at least 2 days. Also, if you are a student you get a discount! The Seneca has ski lockers that are to be used and that is on the Plaza Floor (PL on elevator..we were so confused) Anyways, if you rent your skis, use the Expedition right across from the hotel, takes 2 min to walk to. We got ours the night before we skiied (they are open until 8PM)...the next morning, we walked another 2 min to the slopes and were out all day! It was a perfect simple plan. We had a wonderful time, there was snow on the ground, and not too many skiiers around. We look forward to returning again next year after the holidays have passed!

Room Tip: The suite did not have a dresser, just a closet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We just returned from a 2-night visit to Snowshoe and stayed at the Seneca for the third time. In my opinion, there's no need to stay anywhere else. It's one of the newer complexes on the property and is wonderfully maintained. Our room was comfortable and clean. I have to say that the conveniences of having A) underground parking and B) ski lockers make it worth it. It also has a great hearth room - make sure you grab it early! Seneca is in the heart of Snowshoe Village and steps from everything - wonderful location. No complaints here!

Room Tip: I like staying in a studio vs. a junior studio - it's nice to have a fireplace in your room, esp...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Seneca looked great on web-site. I booked the honeymoon Snowboarding and decided to stay there. When my bride and I arrived the Condo was dirty (4pm) smelled like cigarette smoke and the address numbers were falling off the condo. I went to Management and they were willing to upgrade me for $75 a night. When asked to be up graded for free the manager of Seneca stated the condos are individually owned and she could not do that. Needless to say the management did not do anything so now I am waiting to see if Tourdesports (the booking agent) will reimburse me my money. I spent over $2000 and noone will reimburse me $300. JDH

Room Tip: Snowshoe great place for snowboarding but Management at Seneca does nothing to turn a bad situation...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe Resort, Snowshoe, WV 26209
Location: United States > West Virginia > Snowshoe
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Snowshoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seneca Condos 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seneca is our newest premier level of accommodation in Snowshoe's Village. It is located along the village plaza adjacent to a wide variety of shopping and dining options. The Seneca offers guests very spacious and luxurious units ranging from studios to three bedroom unit many with spectacular valley views on the western side of the complex and plaza views on the front side of the building, only a short walk to the slopes. All units except junior studios feature full kitchens, gas fireplaces and balcony or patio access, and all units are air conditioned. The Seneca also features such amenities as a garden patio with a very large outdoor spa / hot tub and an outdoor fireplace for your enjoyment and relaxation. Guests can also enjoy a small exercise area with cardio and workout machines, laundry facilities, a beautiful Hearth Room with wide screen TV and fireplace and a medium size conference room with adjacent hospitality suite that may be rented for family activities as well as small conferences or meetings. ... more   less 
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