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“I have Photo Documentation. Review for Room 226 via ResortQuest.” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Placid Lodge
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“I have Photo Documentation. Review for Room 226 via ResortQuest.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

These are privately owned individual units, managed by a company. Why is this bad for the consumer? Because there are huge challenges to achieving consistent standards, which is why you get spotty reviews for this place.

We paid $118 per night and stayed for 5 nights in August 2014.

-1 Star: In their policy sheet (see picture), they state that "A stay-over service is provided every 4 days (for a stay of 5 days or more). This includes fresh linens, garbage removal, towels, light cleaning and vacuuming." THEY NEVER CAME. I just don't feel very happy about paying for a service and never receiving it, and having to take out trash, buy extra toilet paper and towels and such.

-1 Star: NO AIR CONDITIONING. It was 90 degrees. Maybe I'm spoiled...but I thought Air Conditioning is one of those things that is in the same category as electricity, plumbing. For $118 per night, it's reasonable to expect A/C. If they do NOT have A/C, they should explicitly state it (which of course, they don't). Their solution for AC is that they provide a fan, which made a lot of noise, and blew some hot air around (see picture). But perhaps this is part of the plan...generate white noise with fan, to assist with blocking out sounds of neighbors through very thin walls. Again...if we had stayed here for free, can't complain. But $118/night x 5 nights...you do the math.

-1 Star: Same bed from 1980. You know that cheap bed you sleep in, when you visit your college friend's apartment. Yeah except staying at a friend's is free, but paying $118/night for 5 nights for a cheap mattress, is something else. You guys decide whether that's "value" to you or not.

-1 Star: Bad Bathroom design. Toilet is placed RIGHT IN FRONT of sink. What does that mean? If you are on the toilet and your partner wants to brush their teeth, they'd have to straddle your lap. For those of you who have always wanted to be able to touch the sink faucet with left hand and shower faucet with right, while sitting on the toilet, then this is the place for you.

-1 Star: Dangerous bedroom window and balcony entryway (see picture). My partner injured his head, which resulted in a swollen bump and painful headache, while using the balcony entryway. Because there is NO AC, you have to have all the windows open. Their windows open outwards. So as someone is opening the window, another person is in real danger of being struck by the sharp corners on the other side. Even if the windows are already open, it blocks the entryway and creates for a hazardous situation.

-1 Star: Thin walls, cheaply constructed. You can hear all your neighbors. You know it's pretty bad when your upstairs tenant walks across their floor, and YOU CAN FEEL THEIR TREMORS on YOUR floor as well. Don't expect a good night's sleep here, unless you know you have no one else surrounding your unit.

-1 Star: On their Amenities list (see picture, posted to door), they state that VIP benefits apply to all ResortQuest guests. This includes 1 complimentary DVD rental per day. What they fail to mention is that an actual DVD player, is NOT guaranteed. Unit 226 had NO DVD player. Good one, guys.

-1 Star: Taking shower in the dark (see picture). They "cleverly" put the one bathroom ceiling light, outside of the shower area, so when you draw the curtain, you're taking a shower in the dark. Poor cheap design.

-1 Star: Unit faces swimming pool...which is always occupied with families and screaming kids, because again, the rooms have NO A/C and it's 90 degrees.

I will be fair and give +1 star for the fact it actually had internet. But just so you guys know...it's not a guarantee, either. Some units have it, others don't. Playing Russian Roulette at $118/night.

Remember, $118/night to sit in a room with NO AC in 90 degree summertime weather. If you guys enjoy paying money to sit in your hotel room so that the backs of your calves can collect sweat when all you're doing is trying to sit and have a drink, go ahead.

The real joke is that it is located across the street from First Tracks Lodge, a 5 star resort, and the outside of Lake Placid Lodge looks nice. They have outside looks and great location, so you're fooled into thinking ok hey, it's not bad. If you're just doing a 1 night stay, you can suffer through it. But why even suffer at all when it's supposed to be something you're paying for? It's not even that cheap to stay there.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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Vancouver BC
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Several timeshare companies have condos in the Lake Placid Lodge, so the unit's condition depends on the management company and when the unit was renovated. Our Condo is #201, and part of the former Whiski Jack/Raintree/Whistler Places group of condos in the LPL. We stayed in June 2014, and were delighted by the upgrades and renovations. Not Marriott quality, but very adequate and enjoyable. Now I want to go to the Lake Placid Lodge, while before I avoided it. Two 32 inch Toshiba Flat screen TVs, free long distance calling, WiFi, gas fireplace, music, underground parking, shared outdoor bbq. Not bad!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairview, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

This building is definitely on the older side...but the condo we stayed in was nicely renovated. However, we stayed during the week & the neighbouring condo was being renovated so no sleeping in for us...they started work at 8 am everyday! The sound-proofing between condos is horrible as well...we could hear the various conversations going on between the construction crew & could hear music from other condos late at night.
The absolute worst part of this place is the parking!!! If you drive a truck or SUV there is no way you fit in the underground parking & there are ONLY 6 spots above ground. Heed the warnings not to park in the Gondola Village parking...they won't hesitate to tow you (even if there are TONS of parking spots open)!!!
The swimming pool was great seeing as it was quite warm during our visit.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

I love staying here in a one bedroom suite overlooking the pool area.
This resort is in Whistler Creekside with easy access to the ski lift.
There is a pool and hot tub as well as BBQs for guest use. I would recommend this as an alternative to a studio in the village any day.

Room Tip: Get a room over looking the pool area.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We truly enjoyed the lodge and our stay. Simply can't beat the adjacency to the gondola and the hot tub / pool area was a wonderful apres ski area. Great price for a great stay. The skiing was incredible, although the difference in the weather from base to peak was quite an adjustment. Will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I spent a week in the Lake Placid Lodge in January. It was a good location, opposite a ski lift and about 6km from Whistler Village. There is a good bus service outside the door and the facility has a heated pool and spa, perfect for winter. Restaurant options are more limited than the Village.

The apartment was a one bedroom with pull out sofa bed in the lounge.There was a small patio, dining area, kitchen and a comfortable lounge with gas fire. The limitation of the apartment was the lack of a washing machine and dryer, although there was space and fittings. This is a serious omission for a ski venue.

There is a trick to arriving smoothly at the Lodge. Read the fine print in your booking and you will see that there is no concierge or check in on site and you must travel back to Whistler Village. Not a big issue if you have a car, but if like many, you arrive by coach(a stop 100m away) it is difficult to haul luggage back and forth. Seeking clarification via the intercom provided is a waste of time as it puts you into a message loop that simply hangs up on you. Very frustrating.

Trick and washing machine notwithstanding, this is a comfortable and accessible Lodge.

Room Tip: Read the fine print about check in, it is not on site and when booking, request an apartment with wa...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

We arrived at the condo a little early to inquire what time we can check in and found out that we have to go to the upper village to do that. This is very inconvenient especially when you have two tired little kids with you. When we finally got into the condo, the first thing I noticed was how cramped the room was. The kitchen was very small and the oven was very poor when cooking your meal. The bathroom sink knob was not properly working when switching from hot to cold. Next the bed was very uncomfortable to sleep in. The only thing this place has is the location other than that I will not come back or recommend this place!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lake Placid Lodge

Property: Lake Placid Lodge
Address: 2050 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Placid Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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