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Kicking Horse Ski Resort offers ski-in/ski-out units with full kitchens & private hot tubs

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests appreciated the ski-in/ski-out location
  • Many reviewers found their kitchens to be well equipped
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their responsive service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tubs (both the private and common facilities)
  • A few guests appreciated the on-site ski and bike storage
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about no air conditioning
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the interior decor was somewhat dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 6, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated on the Kicking Horse Ski Resort. The base of the mountain, including the skating rink and gondola access, is a 2-minute walk away. This property is well suited for guests looking for ski-in/ski-out accommodations and for guests who prefer self-contained units.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen (a stove and oven, a fridge, a microwave and a dishwasher) a fireplace, a TV, a washer and dryer, a private balcony and in-room heating control. Select units also include a private hot tub. All bedrooms are furnished with one king bed and living rooms are furnished with a sofabed. Studio, one and two-bedroom units are available and housekeeping services are provided every four days.

Free parking is available on site (one vehicle per unit) and pets are permitted (limit of one pet per unit) for an additional fee of $25 per night to a maximum of $100 per stay. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, a 24-hour front desk and concierge service, and bike, golf and ski storage.

There are several restaurants located at the base of the mountain (a 2-minute walk away). The town of Golden is 20 minutes away by car and features dining, entertainment and boutique shopping. The Golden Golf and Country Club is a 25-minute drive away, while the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 95 is also 25 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described overall pleasant stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and there were several aspects of the hotel that received praise.

Many reviewers found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped and several guests thought that their suites were generally well equipped with amenities. Some reviewers specifically noted that they appreciated the DVD players and in-suite washers and dryers. A few guests described their suites as spacious, clean and quiet.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as professional, helpful and responsive to requests. One reviewer described the staff as wonderful.

The ski-in/ski-out location was enjoyed by many guests and a couple of reviewers mentioned finding restaurants nearby.

Many guests appreciated the on-site hot tubs (both the private hot tubs and common hot tub were mentioned). A few other reviewers appreciated the convenience of on-site ski and bike storage.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests complained that there was no air conditioning in their suites for the summer months.

A couple of reviewers thought that the interior decor was somewhat dated and a couple of guests specifically mentioned that the TVs were the older-style and not flat screens.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5, with 91% of 11 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #20 out of 42 properties in Golden, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 45 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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