My 9 year-old and 4 year-old boys and I stayed here on January 25-26 for a mini-vacation. We stayed in a 1-bedroom pool-view suite on the second floor. The room is well-equipped with a full kitchen. I brought some items to cook for breakfast in the morning. The bathroom is nice with a two-seater whirlpool tub/shower. There is a separate bedroom off of the living room with a comfortable king-sized bed. The living room has a sleeper sofa which the boys shared.
Your room key is required to be inserted into a switch near the front door in order for the heater/air conditioner to operate. This is a simple solution to ensure that energy isn't being wasted heating or cooling empty rooms. I like it when hotels conserve energy.
As I write this review, the children in the room above us are running a marathon in their rooms and I can hear every step. I can also hear voices of children screaming in the room next to ours so apparently, there isn't much in terms of sound isolation between floors or walls. It's important to note that this is a place for kids and so it's going to be loud. Don't expect a quiet weekend when you stay here. Bring earplugs and/or a good attitude if you intend on trying to sleep at all.
We started our little man-cation in the game room. Instead of dealing with quarters or tokens, the games use game cards which you can reload with cash or credit cards. As many of the games earn you points which can be cashed in for toys in the game room, the cards also automatically keep track of the points earned so you don't need to hold on to endless streams of tickets. Nice! There are a wide variety of games which appealed to both the 9 year old and the 4 year old.
After gaming, we went to Smokey's BBQ House. The view overlooks the indoor water park. Unfortunately, they don't serve pizza in the restaurant itself, but will deliver pizza to the room. We ordered our dinner there and had it delivered to the room. Preparation and delivery took less than 20 minutes. The food was good and the prices reasonable. A large pizza, shrimp skewer appetizer, steak sandwich with fries, and drinks cost about $48.
The water park area is well equipped with several water slides of various sizes for kids of all ages. There is an area for younger children, a lazy river (Canyon River), hot tubs, and an activity area for children ages 7-10. It is very clean and the lifeguards are very friendly and attentive.
The staff I had encountered in the game room, restaurant, front desk and water park areas were all very attentive, friendly and accommodating. Our stay was very pleasant and the kids and I had a lovely time together. I would definitely come back again!
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