Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

If you just need a place to sleep and shower-save$

Posted Mar 19, 2014
Pros: Hot tub, microwave, sink, icemachine & coffee machine in lounge. Had to find staff in ski shop if you wanted anything, but they were really friendly
Cons: Fan in the bathroom! Extra set of towels, pillows, linens in the room somewhere since there is no housekeeping.
Location: The shuttle to Winter Park is very close and convenient. However, it is faster if you drive to a park 'n ride at Winter park.
If you're looking for a cheap place to stay in Winter Park close to the mountain this is your place. Not all their rooms are the same, we elected for a double bed room. It is very small but functional. The toilet had about 4 inches on either side from the wall. There was no window or fan for the bathroom (so might want to bring an airfreshner if you know what I mean...) The t.v. was small and didn't have a ton of channels, but it was fine. The walls are a little thin, but since there aren't that many rooms it was a pretty quiet place. Shower was small, but worked great. Its right in the middle of big shopping/eating complex - a very convenient location. Perfect for a couple who don't plan on spending a lot of time in their room, and/or don't mind being a bit in each others way when they are there. We would ski all day, go in the hot tub, shower, eat, watch tv, then go to bed. We brought a cooler and filled with ice to keep food cold.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

nice place

Posted Feb 23, 2014
everybody was so nice. free hot chocolate in the lobby lol everything was great. the only thing was that the lodge is wood so you hear every step people take outside and the heater make noises, but if you don't mind about a little noise it's a great place, close to everywhere. rent your skis there! much cheaper!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Try somewhere else

Posted Feb 17, 2014
Although the people were nice, this hotel looked and smelled like it had been built in the 1950's and has had no updates since. It was a roof over your head, and that is about it. It's probably worth paying a little more and staying in a newer hotel closer to the slopes and with a few more amenities.
2 out of 5
by SkiMonkee from Texas

Where's the Staff?

Posted Jan 14, 2014
Pros: Hmmm. Inexpensive?
Cons: Detail the rooms before someone checks in . . . hello.
Location: Randi's Tavern ( a few blocks north) had excellent food and atmosphere!
This hotel seems to be a sideline for the ski shop. The Recreation Room never had fresh coffee and the complimentary hot chocolate machine dispensed light-brown hot water. The television in the rec room did not work. My room was small but adequate for one person and everything was clean. However, the windowed door had no curtain so privacy was a challenge. The telvision in the room worked but I didn't find the remote until I was doing the room search the morning I left. I should've thought to look UNDER the bed. These are okay accomodations for a exhibitionist, traveling alone with no desire to watch his favorite TV shows.
2 out of 5
by Barbra and Joey from Golden, Colorado

Welcome to 1971

Posted Jan 8, 2014
Pros: Nothing to speak of.
Cons: Everything needs to be improved.
Location: It was a nice location in Cooper Creek with a lot of cute shops and restaurants.
Everything was just OK...The entire building needs to be updated from the TV's to the linens, there was no coffee pot, blow dryer or even Kleenex in our room. We checked out a day early because it was loud next to us where it looks like they were remodeling....We were not given any money back.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not worth it

Posted Jan 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
This hotel was chosen due to its location and the price - it was cheap - in every sense of the word. The office was not open when we arrived and apparently didn't know the room had been paid for as they wanted us to see them the next morning for check in when they opened at 9am. We stayed there to ski at Winter Park - which starts at 9am. It was baffling that a lodge in Winter Park doesn't open on a weekend day until 9am. The smoke alarm in the bathroom - which was not needed since there was one in the room that is only 100 ft2 - went off during a shower and had to be taken outside to stop - very annoying. And the hotel charges summary left for us gave a lower rate than we were charged when this was booked - I was disappointed in both the hotel and the booking due to this. Won't stay there again.
1 out of 5
by Kyle from Sheridan, Wy

It was an emergency stay

Posted Sep 15, 2013
Pros: It had a bed in a private room. That's about it
Cons: On-site manager 24/7
Location: Many things of interest, YMCA, many summer and winter activities.
After learning my reservation at the local Y had been taken by another person, I booked on Expedia. It was the only remaining room closeby at a reasonable price. When I arrived, I had to walk through a hallway of ski lockers late at night. There was no body in the hotel to check me in. It was confusing which door to enter and where to park. There were unlabled envelopes tacked to a cork board with keys (bottle openers for beer were the keychains). Nobody to call for check in.. Some coffee avail for in the morning, but number posted was not answered. I called Expedia, who got in touch with the off-site manager. He was nice, but didn't seem to understand this was a potentially dangerous predicament for a single woman to be in-no manager on site in a hotel (not a resort partly owner owned or investor owned by WP resorts). He was kind, offered me a refund if I didn't want to stay there. It was Labor Day weekend, and I didn't have much choice in the matter. No A/C, opened the windows to lots of street noise.. I've been in WP or YMCA for 15 years on Labor Day, and never had such creepy accomodations. Stayed at the Highlands once or twice-almost as bad, but not quite. Stayed at one nice VRBO, but couldn't find my contact. This would be ok for families or groups, but not a single woman arriving late. Computer worked, but printer in lobby did not. I felt afraid in lobby on my own, in the dark, with nobody there to help in a potential emergency. Not comfy.
1 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Elizabeth from Winter Park, CO

OLD and 'scruffy"

Posted Sep 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was not a good stay. There was no one at the office the entire time we were there--no doubt because this is the 'off season' in Winter Park, but we had to hunt to find the 'lobby', which is just a hallway, where our key and room info was left. The motel is very old and to say it is 'rustic' is a stretch. Our room was so small that there was literally no more than 2 feet around the bed. We won't stay here again and won't recommend it! The only good thing was the location--right on main street with lots of good restaurants within a block from motel.
2 out of 5
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
We were scared to sleep in that bed but finally did. The bed was very old and uncomfortable. The room was extremely small. The halls carpets were shut.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Expensive for what it was, especially off season

Posted Aug 5, 2013
Pros: It was quiet.
Cons: Off season pricing.
Location: Nothing to do nearby in the off season.
Was the lowest price I could find in this resort area for the one night stay I needed, but I still felt it was quite expensive for an off season booking. Given the desk-less and cramped room, stairway only access and unattended self service of the check-in and check-out, not the best hotel experience. Winter Park seemed to have shut down for the off season as well since I couldn't find a decent restaurant after 9pm or a coffee shop at 8am that was open for business within walking distance of the Viking "Lodge".