We just returned from a trip to Steamboat. Been traveling to Steamboat many years - - first time to stay in the Bear Claw property. First and foremost, the location is truly ski in/ski out. You can literally ski up to the back door of the condominium building. Super convenient and that is certainly this property's greatest asset. We stayed in a two-bedroom 5th floor unit (515) in Bear Claw II facing the ski slopes. It wasn't glamourous but was certainly adequately furnished and had everything we needed (including nice, new and big TVs to watch the NFL playoffs.) The view was fantastic.
Any "lack of glam" was completely overshadowed by the staff. They were great. Can't say enough good things about them. When we first checked in, the young man giving us a tour of the unit noticed we didn't have a wireless router in the condo. He said he'd look for one and return later. We thought it might be a hollow promise until, lo and behold, 30 minutes later he knocked on our door to plug in a wireless router for us. Complimentary bottle of wine in our unit and a basket of fruit was a nice touch. On our second morning, somebody accidentally took one of our set of skis from the outside rack. Robin (and others) quickly called to set our skier up with a loaner set of skis and poles and then literally searched all of the ski lockers until they found our skis. Unfortunately, there was an elevator malfunction during our stay. All of the staff went out of their way to help tired skiers carry boots/skis/poles to the ski lockers.
The shuttle is very convenient. We never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes whether we were coming or going. It seemed to run much faster than some of the other properties (probably because it's not shared among many condos.) Pool/hot tub were nice and convenient. Also, there's a lounge/bar that opens up in the afternoons. Very cozy, big TV and friendly bartender.
Overall, Bear Claw II is a great choice in Steamboat. We are spoiled now by the convenience and will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the slopes at the top of the Stampede ski run, Bear Claw provides true ski-in, ski-out convenience. With all the casual elegance, impeccable service, and enticing amenities you expect from a premier mountain resort, Bear Claw is the perfect place to enjoy the very best that Steamboat has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bear Claw Condominiums Hotel Steamboat Springs