Ok so when I first booked this Inn I began to read all the reviews and got a bit worried. Some of the reviews were horrible and others were great, so what was it going to be like? Well when I got there I was extremely relieved to find that this place suited me and my parties needs. I think that is what it's about "Preference", so I wanted to give everyone the real low down on the Powder Springs Inn.
I am adventurous, but have never backpacked and I will not stay in a hostel or use "couch surf.com". I love a little pampering every now and then, but I understand value sometimes doesn't always come in little soaps and bathrobes. I have stayed in High end hotels and I have stayed in rental units off of flipkey.
Reason to be in Revelstoke:
To ride the mountain of course!
This place is in the heart of Revy, walking distance to everything, The Cabin is a great place to bowl and get your drink on (5-10 min walk depending how slow you walk). The last Drop (attached bar) good eats but smaller then I expected and it can get noisy and very busy inside the Bar later in the evening, but we couldn't hear it from our room. Its about a 11 min drive to the hills which is awesome cause everything on the hill was about 300$ a night! Parking is free for guests.
Im not gonna lie they didnt have much in Amenities, the internet was either not working or we were to far to get a signal, but to be honest we didnt bother asking them to look into it because we all had iphones with 6gb data plans so we just all made hotspots for each other. Regardless by the time we got home and ate we were so tired from all the riding that we really didnt need to turn on the computers. We did though love the FREE Aquatic Center passes! What a great place. Hot tub, lane swimming, 1 meter diving board, rock climbing wall, water slide, lazy river, kiddie pool, showering mushroom!!!! That place was soo great after a good work out!
So I'll be honest it's not the fairmont or the hilton and the duvets could use some updating (only because of the print not because they're dirty in anyway), but I loved the cottage feel to these rooms. They were fair in size (we had 2 queens and a twin size cot in our room and still had room to move around), and I found the beds to be extremely comfy! There was a bit of in consistency in the bed firmness between the two but it worked out for us. My friend said the cot was super comfortable, and that he had a great sleep. We had a fridge and a microwave which came in handy to chill some drinks. It was a bit dark in the bedrooms, they could've probably bought better lamps for them, we took off the lamp shades to help with that.
When we first got in the room was boiling, we couldn't figure out the thermostat, then I believe they turned off the heat, then it was a bit cold, they told us they needed to "bleed" the radiators before being able to turn them back on. They ended up giving us a space heater which worked quite well because we had positioned the cot in a way that it was blocking the pipes. Regardless they found a solution in no time. A little unconventional but it worked.
The bathroom was pretty large, clean and came with soaps and towels. The bathtub was clean and had hot water. I think that's all one wants in a bathroom right?
Allot of people complained about the noise in these reviews. I do agree that if they ever revamp this place to add a little more insulation between the walls and get heavier doors would be a great investment to their clients. We initially asked for a quiet room though so they were kind enough to give us the end corner room on the upper level. There was one night where we had some people in the hallway make a bit of noise but other then that I slept sound, oh well minus the snow plows but hey im not complaining that just means more snow on the hills. Oh and whoever mentioned the trains must have super human hearing because I never heard the trains at all in the room?
For anyone who had said that the staff sucked ....... maybe they were having a bad day? I had Naomi, Todd, Christine, and I believe Stephanie assist me on the phone and while I was there and I have to say I have never had better service. Todd especially since I called like 5 times to double check my booking, make changes, and take time to calculate which package was better for us. He was always ready to help, and make sure all my questions were answered. Fly the in house FREE mountain guide was super cool as well, unfortunately we didnt know he was a FREE guide to Powder Springs Guests but I did get to talk to him while in the lobby every now and then and we always had great conversations.
Im not sure if i have left anything out? In all I think this is a great place for us looking to shred, that yes could use some sprucing up but there is always room for improvement in the Hotel business. Like I said it's preference and lets face it people this is a true ski town that has just started to modernize give them a break. You don't go to Revelstoke to sit in a spa, you go there to shred till you pass out!
Powder Springs has great rooms for great value, awesome people, and a cottage feel. Maybe in time they will keep on upgrading.........or not either way I really love the place and will definitely be back next year!
Thanks guys had a great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the family owned Powder Springs Inn! We're located in the heart of downtown Revelstoke with spacious, clean, affordable rooms. We take pride ensuring each guest feels at home. All our rooms are non-smoking, with wireless internet (WiFi) and heating/air conditioning. We have a fully licensed pub and restaurant on-site. Hotel guests receive 15% off all food items. Pets are welcome in specific rooms we need advanced notice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Powder Springs Hotel Revelstoke