March 1st, 2013. We were in room 415 (one bedroom w/ balcony and fireplace-about $250 a night), which looks directly across the village to Expedition (ski rentals) and slopes. It's also right beside the ski school, which I attended.
Check in was a bit of a pain, b/c there's no check in desk there (apparently there usually is next door, but they were super busy), so we went all the way to the Top of the World (top of mountain). You can also check in mid-way up the mountain at Alleghany Springs (I think it's called). It was snowing the whole 2 days we were there, so the signs were a little hard to read while driving. Might want to get a map before you go. Check in staff was helpful, the rest of the staff need a lesson in etiquette. Also fitness room is a joke (one treadmill?).
There is no lobby, so if you try and call the front desk, you'll hear a snow report. Press "0" to be transferred to an operator.
Short walk to all restaurants.
The balcony was unusable b/c there was about 2 feet of snow on it. Fireplace was nice. Room would comfortably fit 2 adults and a child (on the pull out couch). Furniture and bedding was outdated and old. I DO NOT like that they roll the sleeping pillows into the comforter. Those things are gross and they don't wash/replace them. Bed was a little hard.
Forgot the noise maker, which you will need b/c you can hear people in the hallways. However, my husband turned on the bathroom fan and that helped drown out the noise.
Tried out the hot tub outside. Beautiful! It was snowing while we were in it, which was really romantic. Another couple had a room that had a walk-out to the hot tub, but if there were people in it all night, I'm pretty sure you'd be able to hear them.
Make sure you have your room key handy, as you have to use it to get in the main door and the locker room next to the lobby.
I think I would stay there again, but it does bother me that check in wasn't until 5:00 (room was ready right at 5:00), so you basically lose a whole day of skiing (unless you change somewhere else).
Also, and this isn't about the room, but I was a little surprise that Snowshoe was such a drunk tank. Both nights there were rowdy, inebriated people, and it wasn't just the young ones (I'm 36 and don't mind a good time, BTW), but I have two little kids, and I'm not sure I'd take them to the restaurants/bars after a certain hour, or appreciate drunk people screaming outside (which woke me up at 1:00).
Overall, the room was OK, but you are really paying for the convenience of staying so close to the village and slopes.
- 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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