I booked one night at the Blue Mountain Inn in Collingwood for my husband and I. One night away from the kids....just us.....something we haven't done in a long time. Suffice to say we were looking forward to it.
We drove the 1.5 hr or so journey to Blue Mountain. It was an easy, leisurely drive.
Check in was at 4:00 pm but we were early and decided to try to check in an hour early. We arrived at the Blue Mountain Inn which looked like an industrial building saying to ourselves "there's no way they would have us stay in this building, would they?". To our surprise that's exactly where they were having us stay. Without even seeing our room we immediately asked to stay in the Village. This Blue Mountain Inn is a bit of a walk from the Village. So for $125.00 more we stayed in the Village at the Grand Georgian. So there goes the nice rate of $139.00 which is now $225.00. If you could see the Blue Mountain Inn we would rather cancel and go home then stay there. I think that is what they count on.
We drove down the road to the village to go to our room. We drove into the underground parking garage and both said the same thing "what a dark underground parking garage." We parked in a spot that was almost totally in the dark. I wouldn't want to be alone down there with it being so dark.
We went to our room, which by the way, we upgraded to a bachelor suite. Our room, 409, was nice but with a double bed, fireplace, sofa, tv and balcony. My husband and I are used to a king size bed at home needless to say we had a sleepless night.
The room was very clean and nice. The only things that were missing were the little things that you expect when you are paying over $200.00 a night for a room. There were no bath salts, no shampoo and the tub had nowhere to put the soap. No soap dish at all.
The bed was small but also very uncomfortable. You could feel every coil. I ended up sleeping on the sofa while my husband had the bed. The TV was the weirdest set up I have ever seen. In order to change the channel you have to access the menu and you choose the channel you want to watch without even knowing what is playing on that channel. If its something you don't like, you have to access the menu again and do it all over again. Very frustrating.
The village was nice but very small. We literally saw every store in about an hour or so. We took the gondola to the top of the mountain which was nice. We received the plunge package with our room reservation. That's a bit of a joke. The plunge zone is a pool with a very small waterslide. The website makes it out to be some sort of water park. The big thing about the village that I did not like was that dogs were permitted all over the place. I don't understand this at all. Everywhere you looked dogs were peeing on things. How can this be sanitary?? It turned me off big time. One thing I don't understand out of all of the shops that were located in the village, not one sold any Blue Mountain gear such as cups that say Blue Mountain, fleeces etc. I found this very odd for a company which seems bent on taking your money without offering alot in return.
My suggestion to Blue Mountain is tear down that Blue Mountain Inn unless that is your way for people to upgrade. That Inn looks more like an industrial building than a hotel that you are giving your hard earned money for. My husband and I are not rich by any means. We look for deals whenever possible but there was no way I was staying in that Blue Mountain Inn. Everyone does judge a book by its cover.
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Mountain Hotel Blue Mountains
- Blue Mountain Resort
- Blue Mountain Inn Collingwood
- Blue Collingwood Mountain Resort
- Blue Mountain Inn Blue Mountains, Ontario