The hubs and I along with our four kids (one is an infant) and Grandma. We had two/two bedrooms units. One unit faced slope side (3rd floor) and the other across the hall faced village side.
This review will be from the perspective of a parent – the pros and cons we faced with small kids.
Marriot Mountainside was impressive for families. The rooms were well appointed, mixing bowls, cookie sheets, can openers. Our unit even had a humidifier that we used for a family member getting over a cold. They had a nice pack and play for the baby that was clean and complete with a sheet and blanket. We also had a high chair that was like you’d see in a restaurant, with a small tray and made of heavy duty plastic. (requested these items a week in advance). We brought our Wii for the kids and it hooked up easily. Each room had a Blu Ray – a really nice feature.
We also used two of their box fans, these were useful to drown out the noise on the slop side unit (3rd floor). We overlooked the pool area and it was LOUD. LOUD! We like to open the windows at night to feel the fresh air and it was nearly impossible for the noise. The positive part to this, when the windows were closed, the noise was low and Marriot did ask people to leave the area at 11 pm promptly and did not allow people to swim again until 8 am.
There at least five hot tubs – well heated and one large pool. The ski in/out access was by walking through the pool area. There are two large fire pits with the fire burning at all times with large comfy rocking chairs. These are next to the hot tubs/pool. There was an area with four-five grills with small nightlights used by a lot of people (although I never saw anyone waiting). The resort supplies you with the tongs, scraper and spatula for cooking that can be requested through The Mine area. The resort also provides S’more tongs, which too can be requested through The Mine. We used these daily! Nice touch!
The resort has a small “store” with basics like milk, bread, eggs, bacon, S’more supplies. The price was double normal retail. We arrived late and bought a small container of milk for cereal in the AM to allow time to get to the store. The Market is a store near the resort that I saw most people using for stocking food and drink.
The hotel didn’t have a bar, but did have a restaurant attached called “Legacy”. I didn’t see a lot of people dining there but it looked nice. Our kids ate at Legacy every day they were in ski school and loved it there.
The Mine area is like a college Student Union. There were pool tables, large screen TVs, chess/checker boards, foosball, a 16-seat movie theater and popcorn maker (they list the movies that will be shown throughout the day). The actual Mine room was just for kids. There were two Xbox’s, train area, bean bag chairs, a TV with a movie running and smoothie machine (which the kids could order ($2 small $3 for large and charged to the room). They have young college aged people working this area and keeping the kids safe. However, your child must be 8 or older to be left alone in that area. The Mine area is located in the 2nd floor and opens into the Ski Valet that opens into the fire pit/pool area that leads to ski in/out. The first floor is parking and registration area. The hotel supplies you with an agenda of activities that will be happening throughout the week. They did a nice job at planning activities. One evening there was a hot chocolate bar ($3 each and charged to the room), cotton candy making ($2), free magic show, an evening with a blues band playing by the fire pits with free hot dogs that could be roasted over the fire. I was truly impressed that they had such nice activities for families.
As for the room location in the resort – there were some hidden gems. I like the rooms on the 2nd floor (which was really the first since it was level with the grounds) that opens up to the pool area. Those units had patios with large dining tables with them. I would see the kids jump their little wall and enter straight into the unit. Parents would hand off drinks, ski goggles etc. through the patio area. – but then these areas will certainly hear all the noise from the pool area, but it was a nice perk. You could watch kids in the pool area from the patio. The third floor rooms had a balcony that overlook The Mine area. So I was able to sit on one of the sofas and keep an eye on the kids while still being near the room. Our rooms were the first set of rooms off the elevator. We’d hear kids running past our rooms, often yelling etc.
The village didn’t have too many choices for restaurant and drinks. There is a Mexican cantina which had average food and average cost (I am from Vegas, so I am used to paying tourist cost).
Overall, I give this place five stars!
Tip: Be sure to bring aluminum foil for the grill and lining the cookie sheets. Saves with clean up!
Tip: Pool towels are provided.
Tip: Small washer and dryer. They provide washing powders for two loads. So bring extra!
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