We just returned from a weekend at the Viking Lodge. Our group of 8 people fit comfortably into the Alpine Suite. It was a really cool loft/large apartment and for $150 a night with 8 people and a full kitchen ... how could you beat that? Let's be very clear, this is a place to crash out for the time you are in Winter Park. Our room was very clean, but it was more than dated and everything from the decore to the kitchen appliances was from the early 80's. The photo posted here on tripadvisor is a shot of the mini mall across the street from the hotel, so don't be shocked when you roll up. Overall, we were happy with our stay. There was free parking, amazing location and in the heart of downtown, and we were able to utilize the full kitchen to the max. There is not a swimming pool and the hot tub was a little questionable. My vote ... I would stay here again. Only next time, I would make sure to pack my leg warmers/neon pink ski onesie and just go with it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You get what you pay for… Located in downtown Winter Park, the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop is an icon in Winter Park. Since 1953 we have been providing affordable lodging to guests who just want to ski and have a great time. At The Viking Lodge you get what you pay for. The carpets are old, the walls are thin, and the TV’s are not flat screen. But we won’t break your budget; we offer cheap accommodations in an old ski lodge at a great location in downtown Winter Park. We have 21 rooms; from VERY small to apartments. All rooms have private baths and color televisions; box style televisions, yes they are old TV’s, but you should be outside not sitting in your room watching TV. Pool, gym, ice sculptures, room service, robes, bell boys, 24 hour front desk, spa – this is a list of stuff we don’t have. We do have clean rooms, a great downtown location, game room, friendly staff and the best dirt parking lot in Winter Park. We don’t do daily maid service or mints on pillows, but if you ask we will clean your room and find a mint somewhere. If you’d rather be surfing the web than skiing, riding, biking, hiking, reading, chatting with friends or meeting new ones, you’ll be pleased to know that we have Wi-Fi in the lobby. I suppose some have to work anyway. You can make use of our luggage room before check-in and after check-out. Our reception is not open all day (heck we would rather be outside skiing, riding, biking or hiking too) but no fear, we will leave directions for check-in; usually at the Ski Shop or T-shirt shop. If you will be arriving after hours (like 6PM) please call. Coming soon The Viking Lodge is a work in progress; despite all attempts to the contrary we are becoming more impressive on a daily basis. Some rooms even have tile in the bathrooms, new sinks and fancy bedspreads and curtains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viking Lodge And Management Hotel Winter Park