Got a great deal on this place ($65/night... check out alluradirect.com) which is the reason why we chose to stay here since we would be out and about enjoying the sun, not cooped up in our place. Please note: if you're looking for a hotel with hotel perks (daily housekeeping, reception desk) you're looking at the wrrooong place! Just thought I'd make that clear... it's obvious to me, but you never know. The units in the lodge are owned by clubs/individuals who can rent out their units by using sites such as vrbo.com or alluradirect.com. Once you book it on those sites, you get an e-mail that tells you how to get into your suite, where to park, etc. There is no contact over the phone or in person regarding your rental (unless you call them, but really all the info is in that e-mail). Anyways, just thought I'd get that info out there to those who have never used those sites before and are used to hotels!
The hotel itself looks nice from the outside, the inside is a bit dated but isn't crumbling to pieces... yet. Nice storage room right in front for skis and bikes. Underground parking is free... perk! And you are literally 2 minutes from Creekside Gondola. The pool area and hot tub is great, and there are a few BBQs you can use out there along with a sauna. They are open year round too which is nice. No slides and diving boards but whatever, I don't have kids (but the ones there seemed to have fun w/o them) and if you're here in the summer, you'll want to go to the lake instead. The luggage trolleys are death machines, and taking your stuff from the underground parking to your room is hectic. Instead, temporarily park at the front entrance, grab a trolley, and do it from there.
The room... we stayed in room 205. It looked out to the street and was quite noisy at night due to the drunks getting off the bus at 3am and garbage trucks beeping outside in the am. The room is so outdated and is in desperate use of a little color and renovation! But... for $65/night, who's to complain! Kitchen had everything you needed, we cooked all our meals in there. Living room is nice, they have a big screen tv with a few channels. Deck is small. The bed was so uncomfortable... yikes. $65/night..... but still, a comfy bed is nice no matter the price! We didnt have to pay extra for housekeeping, we just had to take out our own trash which was fine (there's a garbage bin in the underground parking
Despite the negative things I had to say, I'd stay here again for sure. Maybe in a different suite (as all suites are different and are decorated to the owner's liking... it's not standard like hotels). You can always find a great price on this place year round. It's basic and does the job!
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