Torian Plum Condo (Creekside)- Overall score 7.5 out of 10.0
Strengths: location, ski in/out, good for family accommodation, service
Weaknesses: street noise, average furnishings and bathrooms, poor interior lighting
Recommend to friends/family: Yes but would encourage comparison search
We are a family of six with children ranging from 6 to 12 years old. Two other family members joined us at Steamboat ski resort and stayed with us at the Torian Plum- Creekside building (more recently built than the other building). Our room was 518.
First of all, the front desk, maid service, and the shuttle system were excellent - they were pleasant, prompt in our requests, and very amicable. The condo building is part of the Torian Plum Square and adjoins with several restaurants, gift and boutique stores, outdoor ski and sport shops and small businesses. It is along a major street, Ski Time Square Dr. The town buses and the Torian Plum shuttle stops are literally right in front of the lobby. The Sheraton and Grand Steamboat are within walking distance of under ten minutes. The Creekside building we were in also offered ski lockers which allowed all our skis & snowboards to be stored...we could not fit our boots in there and took them to the room...but that did not matter to us since we wanted them to dry out for the next day's use. It is literally less than 100 steps out of the building door from the ski locker to the slope (<50 yards). You then can ski down a very gentle slope to the Christie or Preview Chairlift or Gondola building (ski school meeting area). At the end of the day, it was easy to ski down to the condo...a plus for the kids who were exhausted! A nice perk was the Slopeside restaurant which is right in front of the condo and offered delicious "bar-type" food and cold beverages. It's a good stop for lunch or to grab an early dinner. A warning though - they play loud 80-90's rock music. Other pluses: heated pool and four adequate sized jacuzzis with adjacent changing rooms with abundant pool towels.
Our room was as expected - nothing lavish and the furnishings were generally comfortable. We used the kitchen mostly for our breakfasts and dinners and found it very well stocked with utensils, tableware, cups, glasses, bowls and the like. The appliances worked flawlessly. We enjoyed the view of the slopes on one side and the "Ice castle" attraction on the other. The entrance hall had cubbies and hanging hooks that were perfect to store/hang the kids helmets, goggles, gloves, jackets, etc. The condo also had a modest balcony and gas lit fireplace. The central heating was excellent. Our room consisted of the kitchen, living room/dining room with a dining table for six, four barstools, a master bedroom with king size bed and full bath, a second bedroom with a queen bed and full bath, and a room with two twin beds and full bath.
There was also a queen sofa sleeper. The shuttle could get you downtown to nearby restaurants, shopping, and grocery store/liquor store all within 15 minutes.
Even though the official Steamboat Springs "Visitors' Guide" notes that the Torian Plum Condo Creekside is rated "excellent", we felt it was a "good to very good" rating instead. The furnishings and interior decorations are a bit dated. Interior room lighting is poor. The bar stools were cumbersome and uncomfortable. The mattresses for the beds are average at best and the pull out sofa sleeper is best reserved for the younger kids to use. The bathrooms are a bit dated as well and the full tub/shower had the knee height sliding doors which meant you had to hurdle the "gunwale" of the tub. For small children or elderly adults, this means a potential fall or sore shins. To add insult, the water pressure is weak. The windows/wall insulation is inadequate - we were above the main street (Ski Time Square) and we could hear raised voices echoing from below during the night in addition to the delivery trucks and snow bulldozers which made their presence known at 2 or 5 am! The fitness room is cramped and too small for a place this large. These "negatives" were a mild inconvenience due to the plentiful snowfall and powder conditions, great restaurants, and fantastic ski/snowboard instructors which made our vacation memorable. Overall, I would recommend the Torian Plum Creekside Condominium with a caveat of conducting a comparison search just to insure you have made the right choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Torian Plum has the premier ski-in/ski-out location in Ski Time Square. The shops and restaurants of Torian Plum Plaza are home to great Steamboat restaurants, popular après ski spots and mountainside shopping. The condominiums at Torian Plum Plaza consist of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom accommodations. Vacation rentals at the Torian Plum Creekside include 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom plus den, 3 bedroom and 6 bedroom sizes. An outdoor heated pool, 4 outdoor hot tubs, 2 indoor hot tubs, sauna, fitness room, ski lockers and guest lounge are amenities for guests to enjoy. Meeting space options include the Torian Creekside Conference Room and Torian Plum Summer Wedding Tent & Event Venue available to rent. In ski season, Torian Plum offers a complimentary weekly happy hour and on-call shuttle service. Additional services include front desk, bell, concierge and housekeeping services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Torian Plum Condominiums Hotel Steamboat Springs
- Torian Plum Steamboat