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Pokolodi Lodge
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Snowmass Village
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2013

stayed here 3/14 - 19

When I look for a hotel there a few things that are extremely important to my family.

Cleanliness: Everything was clean here including the pool/hot tub as well as the lobby area.
Beds: The beds were very soft (maybe too soft for some but not for me)
Staff: This is where Pokolodi excels. Dave and his staff were so helpful from the time we arrived at the airport to when they took us back at the airport at 5:30 am. My daughter had a sunburn problem from the first day of skiing and they called the medical station for us.

The breakfast was simple but good and it was a short walk down to the slopes.

We were on the 4th floor which has the vaulted ceilings. Room 401 - 406 face the pool area. If you want to be closer to the pool try getting a room on the 2nd floor.

We will be staying at the Pokolodi again come next year!

Room Tip: 4th floor is actually ground level from street
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

I recently stayed at the Pokolodi with a group of people. I can't say enough for how Dave (GM) and his team treated us. They were fantastic! The hotel is conveniently located near the Snowmass Mall where there are ski rental shops and a number of restaurants. The ski slopes are a short walk away, as is "skittles" lift (that runs evenings) down to the Snowmass Village. The hotel is also right next to the transportation stops for both Snowmass Local buses (right outside the door) and the Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Airport shuttles which are a very short walk away.

The rooms are good, comfortable but without many frills. They have a small refrigerator and a good TV. The pool and hot tub were clean, warm and enjoyable at the end of the day! Breakfast was a free continental style with cereals, bagels, juices, hard boiled eggs, coffee and tea. If you wanted something more substantial, Fuel in the village mall (just across the street and up the stairs) has a great selection of breakfast burritos, muffins and good coffee.

For me though, it was all about the service! Dave, Cody, Miles, Joe and the rest of their team did an outstanding job for our group on this trip! They all went the extra distance to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. They all shined when our entire group got snowed in for an extra few days, making arrangements for all of our group in the Pokolodi and other nearby hotels. It's people like this that can make all the difference on a trip!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

We had a 3 night stay in a king bed room at Pokolodi Lodge. The king size bed was very comfortable. It is a very clean, straight forward hotel type room with a small refrigerator and an excellent very sharp flat screen TV with quite a number of cable channels. We had excellent WIFI reception. A basic but adequate breakfast was included and we were invited to an afternoon wine and cheese reception.
Our room had a very nice view of the ski lifts, the mountains, and the spacious heated pool and hot tub. The room was on an outside corridor with easy access. Our stay was made very nice by the highly attentive staff. Even though the office is closed over night, a staffer is always on call.
While some of Snowmass has gotten very toney and high priced with the opening of upscale hotels like the Westin, we greatly enjoyed the traditional friendly Snowmass feel exemplified by the Pokolodi Lodge.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the pool.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed here over the Christmas holiday. The Pokolodi is clean and not far from the lift. The room offered adequate space, a couch, king sized bed, flat screen tv and a mini-fridge. The continental breakfast was nothing special but we enjoyed the Kashi granola bars. Fresh popcorn in the afternoon was a nice surprise. We were very happy with the convenient location and reasonable price. They offer a free shuttle to and from the Aspen airport too. The heated pool and hot tub were quite busy during our stay. We'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room on the second floor over the pool was quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed here over weeekend. Booked my trip a little last minute and was still able to get a room, although it was in the basement. The room was nice, clean, and had a walk out patio. There was a heated pool and spa that seemed to get plenty of use. The hotel is located across from the Snowmass Mall, with it's multitude of restaurants, shops, and a ski lift. All in all quite convenient. No gym or fitness center. However, you are skiing after all.
Would most likely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank LRD
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

The Pokolodi lodge is a great value for it's location. It's more like a motel/ condo in that it's not a full service hotel. The staff is not round the clock but on call during off hours. Most rooms open to the outside and there is no room service or bar. The rooms are a decent size, clean and offer a fridge and microwave in the rooms. The beds are comfortable but the room could use an update. The ideal location is on the second floor facing the pool and hot tub. Linens are provided but you will need your own robe and slippers to get to the hot tub outside. One of the days the hot tub opened much later than stated for cleaning which was inconvenient but most of the days was available. Each morning continental breakfast is served complimentary from 7-9 in the lobby.

The lodge is on the lower level of the mall at Snowmass but is close to the mountain and other shops, restaurants and hotels. The one down side is that there is no parking for the lodge. You have to buy a city permit to park in the lots around the town area. If you want to ski at the Highlands, Aspen or Buttermilk you will need to drive or take the bus. The ski passes work for all four resorts but they are not connected. You will need to go else where for Apres ski but still is worth the price.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool for easy access to the hot tub and less stairs to climb.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

The Pokolodi is the best value in Snowmass, you can pay a lot more at other places but not sure why you would want to. We come to ski and you don't need the the Ritz Carlton for that. The room is up to date with new linens, new carpet, nice flat screen TV etc, breakfast is included. The breakfast is very basic but enough to get you ready to ski and then have a nice lunch later on at Gwen's!! The staff is friendly and helpful, I especially enjoyed dealing with Dave who is the manager.

Room Tip: Rooms by the pool are usually quieter and the top floor has the best view.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ski34days
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Additional Information about Pokolodi Lodge

Address: 25 Daly Lane, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
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Region: United States > Colorado > Snowmass Village
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Snowmass Village
#3 Romantic Hotel in Snowmass Village
#5 Family Hotel in Snowmass Village
Price Range: £103 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pokolodi Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pokolodi Lodge is one of Snowmass Village's most popular lodges. Conveniently located adjacent to the Village Mall and to the Snowmass Ski Area, the Pokolodi prides itself on service and family friendliness. Each room is equipped with color cable TV, refrigerators, coffee makers and hair dryer. Relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Daily maid service, ski storage and laundry facilities are also provided. Shuttle service to and from the Aspen/Snowmass Airport is complimentary during business hours. The Pokolodi Lodge is a great choice for Snowmass lodging needs in both summer and winter. ... more   less 
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