Seriously, the condo was so dirty and dilapidated, I was thrilled not to find any roaches or ants. They must spray more than they clean. Oh where to start with this "resort".
CONDO: we rented a 2 bdrm. condo through a timeshare. Arrived after dark and could barely find the unit b/c all of the lights were out on the dark brown buildings and the numbers are so faded, they blend into the background.
After traipsing up and down and up and down more steep steps, we finally found our destination and wished we hadn't. The place is really in a state of disrepair. Doorknob to entrance is barely attached to door, the overpowering smell hits you in the face as you enter. It was so bad, we thought it was a gas leak and called maintenance. (also to replace the lightbulbs that were broken or missing) Maintenance declared all clear, a little too quickly I thought but we survived so the odor must have come from something else yet undiscovered.
Bathroom was filthy. They actually painted touch ups around the pictures on the walls and mirrors. The towels have seen better days (like in the 80's) Shower curtain had mold on it, toilet plunger covered in some unimaginable filth was next to the toilet. Just gross, gross gross. Dirt is just so ground in, it will never come out. No one takes any pride in this place. Paint drippings from the "touch Up" just dried where ever they landed.
Kitchen was usuable at best, the dishwasher was clean but the dryer had dead spiders in it. Eww. Couch and mattresses desperately need to be replaced. Blinds were missing pieces and drafts were coming through windows. Pilows were so flat, it was a joke. Loft Room upstairs was hot while downstairs was cold. Door knobs fell off closet doors. (I can't make this stuff up)! The mattresses were ripped as were the blankets that also had funk on them.
When we saw the outside staircase in the light I thought it is a matter of months before it collapses. Nails are popping out, wood is chipping and cracking. Hazardous.
Residents live along side vacationers, our lovely neighbor allowed her dog to relieve itself all week right on the sidewalk that our toddler and son had to walk on to get to our little corner of heaven! Real classy place.
I could go on and on about how bad it was and I have not even touched on the "resort".
Game room obviously still has the same broken change machine and foos ball table that have been there for years. They had a clown and family bingo activity but they changed the times around so much, we ended up missing them. The lockers in the changing room had to be opened by staff constantly b/c they were not working properly. It was really just a hassle.
One good spot: My 6 yr old loved the pool. I thought it could have been warmer but who am I to complain? :}
Bottom line: No, I would never go back and I wouldn't recommend to anyone.
Skiing was good, but alas not affiliated with this place. :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a recreation-rich getaway in New Jersey at Minerals Hotel. Nestled between Grand Cascades Lodge and Mountain Creek Ski Resort, Bike Park and Action Park, Minerals Hotel offers 175 rooms surrounded by 4-season recreation in one convenient location. All accommodations have mountain, pool or golf course views & include access to a spectacular 6,000 sq. ft. multi-million dollar sports complex which includes 80+ weekly fitness classes, sauna, steam room, indoor sports courts, running track, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts. Minerals Hotel is AAA Rating - 3 Diamond "These establishments appeal to the traveler with comprehensive needs. Properties are multifaceted with a distinguished style, including marked upgrades in the quality of physical attributes, amenities, and level of comfort provided." Additional amenities and features include: 7 indoor/outdoor year-round heated nature pools, full service Elements Spa, casual family-friendly Kites Restaurant, complimentary shuttle service throughout the Resort, meeting and conference rooms, resort-planned activities, Minerals Family Golf Center, game room, gift shop and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minerals Resort And Spa
- Minerals Hotel Vernon
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