Stayed at North Star from 1/2 to 1/5/2014 to ski. We lucked out with great snow but freezing temps which is often the case with Eastern Skiing and even with five inches you would run into icy and bare spots due to the wind. After a look at all of the three star hotels (no four star in Kiilington and three star is an exaggeration) on Killington Road and ruling out the Grand which is apparently overpriced and only slightly better than the lower rated hotels we settled on North Star with low expectations that were clearly met, As noted extensively for most of the hotels including North Star, the walls were thin and two nights in a row we had to bang on the wall at midnight to advise the neighbors to keep it down. The bathroom was 60's era with a shower curtain that was old and had a stain on the upper right corner and the tub had seen better days as well. Stain on the lower right corner of the bathroom floor as well and the molding on the other corner was torn up. The staff was indifferent. There was no help with bags/ski equipment and we were put on the top floor though the lift only goes to the floor below which means we had to carry all of our equipment/bags up a flight of stairs with no help from the hotel. Unfortunately, as the walls/floors are so thin, this is probably the floor you want to stay on as you will hear people walking on you all night otherwise (this as told by other guestYou can't walk to the ski shuttle from here which appears the case with the other hotels. You have to drive everywhere to eat, ski, shop as there is no "town" center. The outdoor pool was the highlight despite it being 8 below. I spoke to several fellow skiiers and guests at the hotel who have come to Killington for several years and they confirmed that most of the hotels are of two star, if that quality, and therefore they have chosen North Star by default. Obviously the owners are either not making much money or just sucking it away like an absent landlord. Curiously, from the outside, the hotel looks nice. Inside, it is obviously worn with worn carpets in the hall. I could go on but you probably get the picture. Overall, it was fairly clean, just worn and run down especially if you are used to staying at a three star hotel at any ski resort in the West or even Europe. I booked the room through Expedia and left a review similar to this but they wouldn't accept it, I had this problem with them before, I assume, because they are partners with the hotel and misrepresent what you are getting and would like to hide that fact. If you can,, go skiing out West!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome...North Star Lodge is a Killington, Vermont tradition, nestled at the base of Killington Ski Resort, which stretches across six majestic mountains. With its beautiful lodge, full suites and rooms to suit every vacationer, North Star is a Killington tradition you will want to make your own. Discover the back roads of Vermont, ski Killington, go antique hunting or sit by the fire with a good book - it's all at your fingertips at North Star in Killington.Take a moment to look at our photo gallery and imagine yourself at North Star. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- North Star Hotel Killington
- North Star Killington
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