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Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Ogden
Virginia
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice base for skitrip”
Reviewed February 9, 2011

Twice daily shuttles leave each morning for Powder Mountain and Snowbasin. For four days straight they were extremely punctual, and they headed directly to the mountain aside from a pickup or two at nearby hotels. Friendly drivers. Definitely did not miss having a car.

Meals weren't a problem because breakfast was provided each morning (eggs, meat, potatoes + continental) and bars/restaurants were a block or two away. Town fit the bill, though one shouldn't expect a "ski town" (e.g. t-shirt shops, high end boutiques). Besides a couple blocks between the hotel and the train station, Ogden bars and restaurants are pretty local and there was the occasional impoverished person at street corners.

Executive suite was nice, clean, spacious. Reliable internet. Staff was friendly and helpful. Access to skiing on par with other places in Utah.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2011
Thanks for the review, we are so glad that Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel worked out well for your ski trip. We are also happy you enjoyed the ski shuttle and breakfast. Ben Lomond Suites is definitely a convenient hotel for skiing since it is only 20 miles from 3 great ski resorts. I am a skier and must confess I fell in love with Powder Mountain and Snowbasin ski resorts last year when I moved to Ogden. You can't beat the snow, the terrain and the fact that there are no crowds. Hope you get to take more time off and we get to see you again this ski season. Thanks again for the review.

Anna
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Reviewed January 8, 2011

We picked the Ben Lomond over the Marriott for atmosphere, views, price and free covered parking. The receptionist surprised us with an upgrade to an executive suite. The suites are huge, with great 270 degree mountain and city views, two TVs and a (smallish) spa tub. I have to admit that the upgrade influenced my review, but even the standard rooms all have nice views and include a substantial American and Continental breakfast buffet just off the grand lobby. Unfortunately, this historic hotel has suffered a "Radisson-style" makeover in the 80's. Now independent once again, I hope they manage to turn this grand old hotel into an affordable boutique hotel! Three thumbs up.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thanks so much for the nice review, we have passed it onto the staff at the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our downtown location and the views of the mountains. Ben Lomond Suites really does have a neat locations just 30 minutes from 2 great ski resorts and within walking distance of many great restaurants and the Ogden Conference Center.

We did lose some history in the 1985 renovation, but we kept the history in our lobby and event spaces and gained spacious modern suites. The current owners are working to preserve the hotel's history and build a collection of historic artifacts and stories.

Thanks again for the review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Bountiful, Utah
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

This is a picturesque hotel with a great location. Depending on the room, the views can be great. We had a suite and we all loved it, especially the kids. The rooms were well appointed and spacious with lots of windows.

Service and cleanliness were the downsides:

There was a party in the lobby that had rap music blaring. I inititally walked down to the lobby about 9:00pm and was told they would turn it down (we could feel the vibrations in our room). 11:30 I called down and said it was still rattling our room, the response, "sir, the party will be over at midnight". A hotel stay should not feel like a rowdy apartment building. When checking out the next morning I again told the clerk how noisy it was, she simply said, "ya, there was a quincenara here last night". No offer was ever made to change my room, offer a discount, anything. Terrible customer service.

Also, our room had a jetted tub that was dirty and barely provided warm water. Shower fast.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and the view. We apologize that the party disrupted your stay and the shower was barely warm. We have looked into both complaints and discussed proper responses and solutions with our staff.

Thank you for letting us know about your concerns so we can improve our service in the future.

Looking forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Ogden.
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

Tranquil and comfortable accommodations in close proximity to Ogden's Historic 25th Street and downtown amenities. Convenient transportation to world class ski areas. Be sure to ask Ryan or Tabor for a tour of the hotel. they have some interesting stories about the colorful history of the hotel and surroundings. fascinating stuff! delicious and affordable breakfast. very convenient. all round happy stay at great prices.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2010
Thank you for the kind review. Since the hotel was originally built in 1927 it does have some very fun history that we love to share. We will pass your comments to breakfast, Ryan and Tabor.
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed November 20, 2010

Where do I begin, checked into the hotel late in the night. There was no heat in the room, This was after I had already unpacked, so I decided to rough it out. Discovered the phone system does not work

Next morning, the shower was a debacle, water would not drain, soon discovered the reason why, A BIG BALL of HAIR, so I had to clean the drain to take shower.

The breakfast is terrible, watered down OJ, burnt Hashbrowns....

The front desk comped for one night, but it was not worth it

DO NOT stay here, the Marriott is a better place

Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thank you for your review. We apologize that you did not have a pleasant stay, thankfully your experience is unusual for the hotel. One of the most common comments we have from guests is how much they enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast buffet, we are distressed that breakfast was burnt. We have implemented some new procedures to ensure that your experience in the room does not happen to other guests in the future.

We invite you to give us another try, since your stay was atypical of a stay at Ben Lomond Suites.
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

I had a great experience at Ben Lomond for an extended stay. I felt comfortable and safe staying at this hotel. My room/neighbors were quiet and peaceful. The desk people were friendly and helpful. Room service was prompt and respectful. My room was always cleaned well.

I would stay here again if my circumstances allow.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2010
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are always happy to hear good things about our staff.
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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2010

Because it was my first time in the hotel, they upgraded my stay to an executive suite. It was big and clean and it had more than I needed. I had so much fun and I did rest like a baby. I felt so pampered.
It is right by downtown and close to everything else.
The only down I found was the fitness center which was two machines in a small room with a terrrible color on the walls. They did have towels, a tv and books though.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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StayBenLomondSuites, Manager at Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2010
Thank you for sharing your nice comments. We are glad you felt pampered and enjoyed your stay at Ben Lomond Suites. At the front desk we have day passes to a very large and well equipped Gold's Gym that is just three blocks from the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Ogden.
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Property: Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Address: 2510 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401-3137
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Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Ogden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ogden
#3 Family Hotel in Ogden
#6 Business Hotel in Ogden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in Utah's second oldest hotel. It is rich in history including the gambling, extortion, bootlegging and corrupt cops. Step back in time and have the Grand Dame of Ogden welcome you. Just like Mae West in the 20s and 30s, the Historic Ben Lomond Suites ran the city. She was big and boisterous and ran the town her way. The Ben Lomond is the only all suite hotel located in downtown Ogden. Ben Lomond Suites is located in the epicenter of Ogden. All within walking distance of numerous independent restaurants and bars, shopping, night life, theaters, Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Ogden Amphitheater, Egyptian Theater, Salomon Center. All rooms are suites with microwave, fridges. Rooms are larger than a standard hotel with separate living rooms and bedrooms. Free wireless internet, and free covered parking. Ben Lomond Hotel has a business center, fitness center, and coin operated guest laundry. Ben Lomond Hotel also has 6 event spaces that have capacities of 25 to 350 guests. Ben Lomond Hotel has two great restaurants and a bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as room service are available daily at the hotel's on-site restaurant, The Bigelow Grill. Fine evening dining can be found at Restaurant 1107 located on the hotel's 11th floor. Come and enjoy Ogden's history and find out why Al Capone said, "Ogden is too rough a town for me!" ... more   less 
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