LIke others we found it confusing that we were in fact booked into the Mountainer Lodge as check in was at the Glacier Lodge. Not a big deal though. I had been here once before and recomended this as prime ski in ski out accomodation which it is.
The place is a little more run down than when I was there previously. Overall it is a nice looking and very practical place but...
All the ice machines have been removed except the 1 on the second floor and it as out of order.
The locks did not work on the inside and more importantly the outside door of the ski equipment storage room which everyone had to use.. there was a sign on the exterior door stating the obvious ..that it was out of order.. and that ski or equipment storage was at "your own risk"..although there were numerous other signs throughout the building warning against taking ski gear to your room.
This also left the backdoor of the building essentially wide open to anyone,, and as there are no hotel employees in this buidling (as the front desk was in the Galcier Lodge).. that felt a little risky too..but the boot dryers and lockers are handy.
We were in a hotel room when we initially got there (We upgraded to a 1 BR suite after the first night) which was OK... and did have a small fridge, a few dishes and a small kitchen sink.. but why no microwave in the space obviously made for one?
In spite of the note on the mirror from the cleaning staff claiming to be picky and asking for feedback if we were pleased.. several Cheerios remained nestled on the floor under the edge of the kitchenette cabinet..certainly makes you wonder how clean the rest of the room really is.
The TV was a very old CRT style unit..(I have one similiar but larger than it in my garage)..and was on a cabinet so low that you couldn't really see it from the bed .. we propped it up on top of a suitcase so we could see it in all its fuzzy old 19" glory.
And what is it with the lack of towel racks in hotels???...1 small towel rack ..no hooks on the door no places to hang up towels. Has management ever tried to set up houskeeping for more than 1 night in these (and other ) hotel rooms?
The mattress was extrememly uncomfortable.. like a bed of coil springs.
No Bureau of course..but closet space was good. It was quiet, and you could open the patio doors to a small balconey where there was a lawn table and chairs.. so fresh air was available.
After 1 night we had to move to a 1 BR so my wife could have a skype conference not in a bedroom..
This unit had good TV, lots and lots of closets..but still only 1 tiny towel rack and a smaller vanity than the hotel room unit..the bathroom had a small seperate shower stall and a bath tub..
Both units had some kind of humidty or timer control on the exhaust fan that I was unable to figure out..although there is a switch to turn them on or off manually..
The 1 BR is a huge step up from the hotel room except for the vanity and the lack of towel racks or hooks..with dishwasher, full stove and a sizeable living room. Even the mattress was good. But still no dresser of any kind.. so clothes in the closet shelves is the deal.
One oddity in this unit was that the highly pressurized halls caused the wind to whistle and howl around and under the hallway door..unless we propped the door open a little..after awhile it was very annoying. And the fridge rocked badly until I finally used a teabag under the front roller to level it and keep it from rolling out of it's cubicle each time we opened the fridge door.
Also , we should mention that the reason we had to move and upgrade to the 1 BR is that on Tripadvisor it states that there is a business center here which my wife needed for her video conference .. and there is in fact no such place..so we had to bite the bullet and spend the extra dough to move to the more expensive unit..although the Lady on the front desk should be commended for giving us a great deal on the upgrade. She said she would mention the issue to maanagement but so far the listing still shows the business center.
Still.. it's a great location and our ski trip was fantastic. But the small things seem to pile up.
But we do love the Hill and the terrain..and had a great time there. I'm just saying is all..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing at the base of the ski runs and just steps from the gondola are the Glacier and Mountaineer lodges. These beautiful executive style condos and rooms are fully furnished and were designed with creature comfort in mind. All condos have fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces and spectacular views. For your relaxation and enjoyment both lodges are equipped with a fitness room complete with a sauna, steam bath and an outdoor hot tub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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