The Inn at Stratton has changed its name to Black Bear Lodge. It went through a renovation this fall after being purchased by Stratton. While the hotel is very convenient and the staff was friendly and accommodating, there are too many serious issues given the cost which is why I can't give it anything more than a below average rating. I won't be returning any time soon.
On the positive side, the rooms were clean, comfortable and a decent size. As I've said, the staff was all accommodating and friendly - hats off to them. The lodge is a short walk, in walking shoes/boots, to the base and village, but they have a convenient shuttle van for when you are lugging ski stuff. Being able to buy lift tickets at the front desk was a nice convenience too.
The issues are the same as some other reviewers have noted. Most seriously, they run out of hot water during busy times of the day. This is not an issue a ski lodge should have, ever. Breakfast was good in concept, but the food quality was poor at best. The coffee was weak, the eggs and pre-made sausage patties were seriously overcooked and there was only a limited variety of cereal. The game room was a black hole for quarters since most of the games did not work. Based on the reviews from before the fall, the touted upgrades have made a huge difference, but the hotel still has a worn down vibe to it. The walls and doors are all scuffed up, the vending machines were are all out of stock of water, and the touted hot tub was constantly overrun with teenagers. Just like Steven P. - I love my kids but hate yours ;-)
For the nearly $300/night I spent, it was not up to par and I'll go elsewhere next time.
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Stratton Mountain Hotel Stratton Mountain
- Stratton Mountain Hotel And Village
- Village Stratton Mountain
- Stratton Mountain Inn