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Polaris Lodge by RCR

8.7 | Very Good
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Kimberley lodge with ski-in/ski-out condos with full kitchen, balcony, fireplace, free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • A few guests thought that the property offered good value for the money they spent
  • A couple of reviewers described their suites as spacious
Cons
  • Common amenities and recreational facilities are located at a neighbouring hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 24, 2015
Overview
This property provides ski-in/ski-out accommodations at the Kimberley Alpine Resport. The base of the mountain and the North Star Express Quad Chair is less than 1-minute away on foot. Offering individual condominium units, this property is well suited for guests who prefer self-contained accommodations.

This lodge is 100% smoke-free and all suites include a private balcony, a fireplace, a full kitchen, separate living, dining and bedroom areas, a sofabed in the livingroom, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. One-bedroom suites are available and all bedrooms are furnished with one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $75 per stay.

A buffet breakfast is served at the neighbouring Residence Inn and is available to guests for an additional fee of $9.95 per person, per breakfast. The on-site Steamwinder Pub serves lunch and dinner.

Other amenities at the neighbouring Residence Inn that are accessible to guests include a common hot tub, a fitness centre and day care facilities.

The Trickle Creek Golf Resort is a 2-minute drive away (or a 14-minute walk away). Downtown Kimberley, which features art galleries, restaurants and shopping, is 6 minutes away by car. The Kimberley Highway is a 7-minute drive away, while access to Highway 95/93 is 38 minutes away by car. The Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is a 32-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were very few recent reviews available at the time this analysis was conducted. However, among those limited reviews, a few guests thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent and a couple of reviewers found their suites to be spacious and modern. One guest found the ski-in/ski-out access ideal and said that "the ticket office and main lift is just outside the door". Another guest said it provided the best of both worlds for both nordic and downhill skiing.

Guests may also want to note that this property provides free parking and free Wi-Fi.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there was a limited number of reviews available at the time this editorial was written. Among those few reviews, there were no common concerns or complaints expressed by guests. However, guests considering this property should note that amenities, such as breakfast service and a common hot tub and pool, are not located on site, but at a neighbouring hotel. 
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #2 out of 2 properties in Kimberley, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 5 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
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Map Marker Polaris Lodge by RCR
500 A Stemwinder Dr., Kimberley, BC