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“Close to the Gondola - Westwind 307”
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Westwind at Vail
Ranked #9 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Close to the Gondola - Westwind 307”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo was a couple of flights of stairs above the ski hire shop which provided us with discounts as Westwind guests. Any of the 23 units in this complex would suit someone who wants to be close to the centre of Lionshead and the Eagle Bahn Gondola - about 150 metres walk with skis. The condos offer undercover parking,

The room we had (307) was on the western side of the complex and its balcony looked straight down the pedestrian walk past the clock tower with a great view of the Gondola and ski slopes. The rooms were reasonably spacious with a large flat screen tv and gas fire. Beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen made self catering a possibility, although kitchen utensils were a bit basic or missing.

There is a daily maid service, but it was a bit sporadic. The waste bin may or may not be emptied, the bed in one room of the other may or may not be made - depending on who services the room. This isn't a hotel, but the service could have been more consistent.

Overall, from a price and location perspective, the Westwind represents good value- particularly when compared with other properties in this expensive part of the world.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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KevinOrlandoWWV, Manager at Westwind at Vail, responded to this review, November 10, 2015
Dear wilandale,

Thank you for the review and I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Guests often praise how convenient our location is for skiers. Please know that our housekeeping policy during the winter season is to complete trash and towel service daily complete with tidying up service. However, our housekeepers will not make the beds if there are any guest personal items on the bed. Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back this winter.

Best,

Kevin Orlando
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed three nights in room 201, which is a giant, spotless 2 bedroom unit. The space is much more open than most rental condos we've stayed in and the location, just a 3 minute walk to the gondola-is perfect.

Only minor issue...it can get hot in Vail in the summer during the days and it's nice to open the windows and cool the room off after a busy day mountain biking, or whatever. The noise from the freeway at the back unit was so bad, we had trouble sleeping if the window was open and it was hot in the room if the window was closed.

The bathroom areas are tiny! But who comes to Vail for that? Soak in the pool and hottub and bring some extra hangars. You can always dry your towels outside or in the closet.

Room Tip: 201 is back against the freeway. I hear the rooms that face the mountain are even larger!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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KevinOrlandoWWV, Manager at Westwind at Vail, responded to this review, November 10, 2015
Dear Cassyt,

Thank you for the review of the Westwind at Vail. Our staff takes pride in our property and we do our best to ensure every guest's stay is great. Unfortunately, we cannot control the fact that we are at the base of a large mountain valley and are close to I70. You will find highway noise at any Lionshead lodging location. If the highway didn't exist, we would not have such convenient access to all the great skiing and mountain biking Vail Mountain has to offer! Thanks again!

Best Wishes,

Kevin Orlando
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Akureyri, Iceland
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have stayed there three times, twice during summer and once for a skiing trip. It's clean, spaceous and beautiful, and yet very laid back. We got a great deal there early in the summer!

  • Stayed June 2012
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KevinOrlandoWWV, Manager at Westwind at Vail, responded to this review, November 10, 2015
Dear Oddur O,

Thank you for the great review of the Westwind. We are all skiing and mountain enthusiasts as well and enjoy the casual mountain environment of Lionshead, but our staff still has a great deal of pride when it comes to ensuring that every one of our guests is completely satisfied. See you soon!

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Kevin Orlando
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

I have stayed in unit #306 at Westwind on multiple trips to Vail and it is located right in Lions Head Village steps from the best shops and restaurants and most importantly steps from the gondola. Very convenient layout for friends and family. Look forward to staying here each year… always very clean and the convenience of heated underground parking and a full kitchen are unbeatable.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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KevinOrlandoWWV, Manager at Westwind at Vail, responded to this review, November 10, 2015
Robyn L,

Thank you for the great review of our property. We believe we are one of the best Lodging value in Lionshead and love our location. Not many guests know that we were actually the first property built in Lionshead! I look forward to seeing you again this winter season. Book now for great lodging deals!

Thanks again,
Kevin Orlando
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Excellent place to stay for a skiing vacation. Location is next to the best. Ski lockers are in the heated under ground garageaccessed by elevator. Once you parked the car, you can forget it until you leave. Grab the skis from the ski locker, walk out side, down the stairs and the escalator, then you're about 50 steps to the Gondola. Restaurants, sport shops, convenient stores, souvenir shops, bars are right ther and ice skating ring for apres skis. If you want to explore Vail village, just hop on the free shuttle bus looping around Vail. The balcony and the view of the ski slope are a big plus. The top floor unit gave you the additional catheral ceiling and make the living room very spacious. The daily maid service is awesome. The King bed is great but the sofa bed is so thin and soft. However, you can ask for the air matress from the front desk with nominal charge. Staff is very accomodating for extra towel request. Fully equiped kitchen with upgrade counter top and newer appliances are nice. The extra half bath room is convenient for family travel. Recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Peyton
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

This was my second stap at Westwind Condo #306. The location is wonderful. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. Just steps away from entertainment, shops and skiing. The condo is very well kept, clean and cozy. There was plenty of room for my entire family to sleep comfortably. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub before relaxing for the evening in front of the amazing fireplace. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

We escaped for the weekend and are so happy to have chosen the Westwind! An outstanding property in a great location. Just steps away from the slopes, shopping and many great restaurants. The rooms were exceptionally clean and comfortable. Convenient underground parking, full kitchen, awesome hot tub...could not have been more enjoyable. A great choice! Gary M

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Westwind at Vail
Address: 548 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-4504
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Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Westwind at Vail 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westwind offers family condominium vacation rentals just steps away from Vail, Colorado's world-class ski mountain, the Kids' Ski and Snowboard School, and the many restaurants and shops of Lionshead Village. Choose from a selection of one to four-bedroom kid-friendly condominiums that feature all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen, fireplace, balcony, and access to outdoor hot tubs and pool. ... more   less 
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