After an early morning flight to Denver International, breakfast with a longtime friend, and a slow drive to the Beaver Creek area of Colorado, we finally made it to our final destination: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.
Upon driving up to the hotel we were greeted by the bellhop. He helped us get our luggage out (we took it from there, as we didn’t have that much) before taking our car to the parking garage. Which, by the way, is something you’ll have to budget for if you drive there: a mandatory parking fee of $25 a day. You can’t park your car yourself.
The lobby was what I imagined a ski resort hotel to look like. It has lots of wood paneling, which gave it a very warm feeling. A fireplace. Huge windows overlooking the mountains. And a massive chandelier made up of antlers.
Crystal and I walked up to the front desk and began the check-in process, where we were upgraded from a Standard King to what they call a Park Deluxe Village Slope. In layman's terms, it meant the room was bigger, and we had a view. That also meant we stayed in a room that costs $895/night, during the winter, for free thanks to my Hyatt Credit Card.
Coming in at about 450 square feet, it’s a nice size with plenty of room for two people. The amenities were relatively new. There was a little sitting area on the far side of the bed. We had a corner room, so there was also plenty of natural light available when needed.
I also liked the fact that there was a mini fridge you could use to keep water bottles cool, or store leftovers in from one of the many restaurants in the village.
The bathroom was good size with plenty of counter space. Other than that, there was nothing special about the bathroom. The shower pressure wasn’t bad, but the shower head could have used a good descaling.
The only meal I ate at the restaurant at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek was breakfast at 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill. The food was fine. It wasn’t spectacular, and it wasn’t bad. It was a little pricey. But as I stated before, everything was a little pricey at Beaver Creek. If you did end up eating breakfast there, I would recommend getting the buffet, which had a great selection of food.
As for the ambiance, it was a warm atmosphere. Both days Crystal and I ate there, we got a table right by the fireplace they had in the middle of the restaurant. For those that are interested, they did have a big wine cooler at the front of the restaurant, and their dinner menu looks pretty good (though, again, I didn’t eat dinner there myself).
One of my favorite parts (as it is with many other people, based on how crowded it was every night) was making s’mores by the fire. If you asked, the hotel would give you a complimentary s’mores kit, which had the makings for about four or five s’mores. The nights were cool, so sitting by the fire at night was nice.
Unfortunately, pretty much everything at the hotel starts to shut down at 10:00pm. So if you’re a night owl (like me), you’re kinda SOL. Though, they’re probably banking on the fact that most people wear themselves out during the day.
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