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“death by stairs”

Snowblaze Athletic Club
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Snowblaze Athletic Club
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Winter Park
Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“death by stairs”
Reviewed July 27, 2008

The stairs are a killer! Once you climb 6 flites of stairs (48 steps) with two two year olds and luggage. Your vacation is over. We were there in the summer with a teenage boy and girl plus two two year old boys. Baths were a must. The condo furnished 8 sets of towels for three day stay and wanted to charge a 1.00 a set to give fresh clean ones. Plus you had to take out your own trash. We were miss lead when booking our stay. It said 3 bedroom and 3 bath--It was 2 bedroom and a loft. It was 2 3/4 bath. The teen age son choose the loft cause it had a TV. We had a problem with the TV's hearing them over each other. The condo had valted ceilings that need to be cleaned of cobwebs. Then also we were told that we would recieve two comedy show tickets. Our check out time was 10:00 a.m. on Friday. The comedy show was at 8:00 p.m on friday ONLY. We would have been better off at a hotel.

  • Liked — I was like an apartment.
  • Disliked — The stairs!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2008

We just returned from Winter Park and stayed at Snowblaze once again after a multi-year absence. The place is much the same as I found it before. We rented a small studio and found it fine for three people. The covered parking came in very handy with the huge snow dump we received the last couple of days there.

The plusses for me were:

1. convenient location one block from downtown, and right on the shuttle route

2. Athletic club with swimming pool and two hot tubs, plus a modest weight room.

3. Good access for wheelchair users.

The minuses were:

1. check in and staff are two blocks away, so you have to go there to check in and out.

2. We had trouble managing the air temperature.


On the whole, I found it great for the convience and price during spring break week.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Lakeland, Florida
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2008

10 minutes from the slopes via efficient and frequent shuttle bus service. no onsite checkin or management, that is all a few blocks away. the athletic club is VERY modest, free weights and indoor racquetball plus pool and 2 hot tubs. simple locker rooms, sauna and steam out of service when I was there. large rooms but decor varies widely from bleak to posh. shop ctr with several restaurants is 2 blocks away. no problem staying here and skiing without renting a car. basic but clean condo accomodations here.

  • Liked — budget price, kitchen
  • Disliked — no services onsite and no real lobby
  • Stayed December 2007
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St. Marys, Georgia
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Reviewed July 9, 2007

Went as a group package among close friends. Stayed in C bldg 2nd floor. Needless to say the lobby and single rooms bldg had an elevator, guests staying in the condos had to lug all their heavy luggage up 3 flights of stairs without assistance from staff or a lift. Also, the room's decor was straight out of the 70's and extremely dated. Not conducive of the money charged when the other condo the group rented was extremely nice. The condos are a hit and miss but should be priced accordingly. Also, no care was taken to salt or sand the ice for walking paths to the hilltop condos. Hot tub and pool facilities needed care and front desk staff highly unhelpful and distant. Suggest having pics sent of exact room prior to booking and management train staff on providing services.

  • Liked — On the main line route for shuttle to town and ski resorts
  • Disliked — Price of dated room
  • Stayed January 2007
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Reviewed March 11, 2007

Stayed in unit B21 which did have a sauna. The decoration, layout, etc was all average. The heating system did clink at night sometimes but the heat definitely worked. Good view of some mountains/forest. Walking up and down the stairs can be a chore if you are on higher levels. Kitchen worked fine and had a big dining table. The hot tub was located away from the room so you had to walk outside (brrr!). Very convenient location to Winter Park and ski slopes.

Go to Lost Boys for lunch or dinner - nice burger joint that gives you lots of fries and good shakes. Nice little bar and grill type environment.

  • Liked — Large space, easy access to slopes
  • Disliked — Hot tub too far away
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed March 1, 2007

AVERAGE, AVERAGE, AND DISAPPOINTED

We stayed in unit B34 of Snowblaze. A two bedroom plus loft condo. Third floor of complex. An elevator is necessary. If not in good shape you will be winded just getting to your unit.

Cleanliness - neutral average. Had to spot clean floor/sinks and toilets upon arrival. There were stains on linoleum, so it made me think the cleaning person did not mop.

Accomodations - very basic. Everything beige and boring, it was plainer than a hotel. Television, too small for unit of that size.

FALSE ADVERTISING We were told we would have a sauna in the condo, but it was converted into an unnecessary closet.

The only thing great about complex was the location.

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Snowblaze Athletic Club
Address: 79114 Us Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Winter Park
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Winter Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Snowblaze Athletic Club 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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