I have stayed at the Westin Monache several times over the past few years and have to say that it "hits the spot" every time. They have to have the absolute best valet staff in the Eastern Sierras. As always, I arrived with an SUV full of gear and food and duffel bags and everything was up in room before we got there. This year they are now providing overnight ski valet and storage down at the Village so that you don't have to lug your skis back every day. The rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes. They even had a blender for our apres ski libations!!! Heavenly beds and gas log fireplaces in every room. Two huge outdoor jacuzzis big enough for 15 people each and an Olympic size swimming pool. They even have outdoor grills and barbecue equipment to sign out. For those who want to do more, they have a lovely little fitness room with televisions and towels. My favorite feature is the Whitebark Restaurant Bar and Lounge. That is where breakfast is served, they have a great happy hour later on and a fine dining restaurant at night. Everything about it just feels special. The breakfast service, however, does not seem to indulge those skiers who want to grab and go to get out onto the slopes, so, give yourself plenty of time if you intend to have breakfast onsite. Or, get room service. But, the food is great in any case. We are Starwood Platinum Preferred Guests and therefore got a free late check-out on the Sunday, which was a huge perk! Can't wait to get back there. Ski you soon!