This is a wonderful all suite hotel. The facilities and service are excellent. One of the things I like best about the lodge is that it has a contemporary design that is relaxing and comfortable. The designers have done an excellent job of incorporating natural stone and wood into the design. Because the total number of rooms is small by hotel standards (I think there are a total of 90 suites) the building feels uncrowded which adds to the relaxing atmosphere. I have stayed in both a regular suite and a VIP suite. Both are great rooms. The primary difference is that the VIP suites have a larger balcony that has a hot tub. The VIP suite does have a slightly larger living room with a half bath but this was not a big deal for me. The king bedroom and adjoining bathroom seemed similar in both suites. The lodge has its own spa and it is one of the better hotel spa facilities I have been to in the northeast. I had the best pedicure foot treatment that I have ever received. The bar in the hotel is very relaxing and makes great drinks- It also offers an upscale bar menu of lite bites and burgers. The lodges restaurant wildflowers is a first class dining facility and has excellent food. The turning stone resort also has outstanding golf facilities (3 championship courses) located adjacent to the lodge. Ironically, the casino which is thankfully located across the street is a disappointment by comparison to the lodge. Rather than incorporating natural design elements (think Mohegan sun casino) The casino feels like one of the older seedier las vegas casino's that is decorated in a cheap glitzy costume jewelry type design. It doesn't help matters that many of the people gambling in the casino look like they couldn't afford the plane ticket to las Vegas. Also, when I go to Vegas, I don't take cash because I can always cash a personal check at the casino. I have always been able to cash a check (they do an immediate credit check or direct debit) for at least two thousand and as much as ten thousand dollars depending on casino policy. At turning stone the limit was $50. I was able to get $500 out of the ATM using my debit card. In summary, if you're looking for a relaxing getaway the lodge is outstanding and I would highly reccomend it. Prices are high but certainly fair given the quality of the lodge experience. If you are going primarily for the casino and looking for an upscale high energy las vegas type experience the lodge and the turning stone casino are not for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A legendary experience awaits your indulgence at the AAA 4-diamond award-winning Lodge at Turning Stone. Selected by Conde Nast Johansens as the "Most Excellent Resort" in the USA and Canada for 2007. The Lodge at Turning Stone is an elegant all-suite hotel that's perfected the art of pampering. This beautiful hideaway offers treasured privacy that superbly complements the resort's recreational pleasures. Your sumptuous suite is just mere steps from fun and excitement, yet still a serene world away. Come. Enjoy our hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Turning Stone Hotel Verona
- Hotel At Turning Stone
- At Turning Stone Verona