The Good Stuff:
1. Location - this is pretty much ski in ski out. The hotel is right next to the gondala that takes you to the chair up to Bachelor Gulch. Within 10 minutes, you're right in the middle of the ski area. Dead easy to ski to both Beaver and Arrowhead (very quiet slopes).
2. Proximity to Avon - far more amenities than Beaver Creek. It's not as exclusive, so it's cheaper. There is a regular bus service into Beaver that takes 5 minutes or 15 (if you get the one that goes via the parking lots). So you can have a night out in Beaver if you wish.
3. Great staff - everyone was friendly and knowledgeable from the girls on reception (shout out to Andrea), the restaurant (Angel), the bar (Teddy and Carlos) and all the guys in the ski locker who look after your gear.
4. Facilities - 3 hot tubs, big pool, great gym. The Avondale bar and restaurant is very good.
5. Rooms - very comfy bed, we had a kitchenette which was handy.
6. If you don't use housekeeping, you get a voucher to spend in the hotel complex.
The Bad Stuff
1. The bathroom was freezing despite numerous attempts by staff to warm it up. There is no underfloor heating or heated towel rail. Hats off to Westin for trying to be green, but these would have been sensible touches!
2. Very stuffy bedroom - despite the above, it was really difficult to get a pleasant environment in the room. It was very, very dry despite us having the humidifier going constantly. We both slept badly through our 10 night stay and woke with dreadful headaches feeling like we had bad colds. We did wonder whether there was a carbon monoxide leak but the monitors were all working. We were fine outside.
3. Static electricity. Please don't laugh but you could have run a tv from the electricity I produced in that room! Every time I turned over in bed, you could see the electricity run through the sheets and hear it crackle. By morning, I would touch something metal and practically spark! It's a feature of the thin air apparently, but I would have thought the hotel would use natural fibres to try to limit it!
4. $20 resort tax per day for use of the ski locker and pool etc. Ouch.
5. The restaurant is separate to the hotel so check if you have an inclusive rate. If not, you're looking at $15 plus tax. It's good but if money is tight, you may be better going to Joes.
6. Housekeeping - as other reviews have noted, this is a problem. On the days we had housekeeping, it was very slack. Only the bed was made. Bins were not emptied, toiletries and coffee not replenished. Bit poor really.
But all in all, a great hotel and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Avon / Beaver.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is in the heart of the Vail Valley, CO and was recently named the #2 Resort US Mainland by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The Beaver Creek hotel features direct access to skiing and year-round mountain activities. Home to Spa Anjali, named #2 Resort Spa by Conde Nast Traveler readers, relax where mother nature nurtures. Revive at Maya, a Richard Sandoval Signature restaurant due to open in June of 2013. Experience total renewal in a spacious studio suite or one, two or three bedroom condominium with breathtaking view of Beaver Creek Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Riverfront Hotel Beaver Creek
- Westin Riverfront Resort And Spa
- Westin Beaver Creek
- Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, CO - Beaver Creek