The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
What We Love
- Maya, the on-trend Mexican kitchen and tequila bar
- The magnificent mountain outlook from the outdoor heated lap pool
- A host of kid-centric activities to make family vacations a breeze
- Summer is just as fun here, thanks to activities like golf, tennis, biking and fishing
What To Know
- Dogs more than welcome: they receive Westin Heavenly Dog Beds, food and water bowls, and a dog amenity kit
- Both self-parking and valet parking are pricey
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This imposing mountain property, set in Vail Valley at the foot of Beaver Creek Mountain, is the ultimate in soothing retreats. From the neutral palette and signature Westin Heavenly Beds to the luxurious treatments at the tranquil Anjali Spa, relaxation is the byword here. The heated outdoor lap pool has an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, and the resort’s three dining options pair of-the-moment sensibilities – cool, midcentury modern-inspired furniture, warm mood lighting and handcrafted cocktails – with family-friendly modern American and Latin American cuisine.
In the Area
Step just outside the resort’s back entrance to the Riverfront Express Gondola and spend the day exploring the exhilarating peaks of Beaver Creek Mountain and its 1800 acres of skiable terrain. After a day on the slopes, experience a different kind of winter adventure with a horse-drawn sleigh ride at nearby 4 Eagle Ranch, which starts with a mug of hot chili, continues with a magical ride under a starlit sky, and concludes with a traditional western ranch buffet. Visiting in summer? Get your heart racing on one of Colorado’s wild rivers on a whitewater rafting adventure with Breckenbridge Whitewater, which offers everything from family friendly scenic floats to advanced Class IV and V rafting.
How to Get There
This hotel has absolutely no charm. It is corporate. It is a very average hotel with no ambiance. It has the feel of a convention center. It is not a good choice for families.
The hotel is located in Avon which is approx. 3 miles from Beaver Creek. From the hotel you can see a small creek (Eagle river) and part of small mountains behind but you also see a large parking lot, a line of flags and a road leading up to Beaver Creek. There is nothing to walk too in Avon. There is no where to walk around the hotel. There is no village, shopping or restaurants. You have to get your car and drive to eat out or get to Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek has public parking that you have to pay for. If you want a ski village stay in Beaver Creek.
There is a gondola lift that operates in the winter but is closed in the summer. The lift does not take you to Beaver Creek.
Rooms are very small with not room for anything. Bathroom had one small sink, no counter, no separate toilet compartment- very standard bathroom with no room for anything. There was one chair in the room and it was taken up by a luggage bag. The room is fine for an individual or couple but I was travelling with my family and found the room completely unsuitable for our needs. The entire hotel room is smaller than my bathroom at home. Plain and simple the room does not work for a family.
Staff are very unfriendly. Through SPG I had booked three nights in a deluxe room but after inspecting the room I immediately notified the front desk that that the room did not meet my expectations and that I only wanted to stay the one night and would find accommodations elsewhere. ( I ended up booking at the Sonnenalp in Vail which was wonderful). As a SPG and Marriot Rewards member who stays at these brands for business I have always found management accommodating for early check out or rearranging accommodations. Staff at Westin Riverfront were horrible. Christopher Schmidt, Guest Service Manager, informed me that I would have to pay for the remaining nights and the taxes for the remaining nights even though I would not be using the room. It did not matter that I found the hotel and room unsuitable for my family. Manager Kristen Pryor and front desk manager Veronica Moretti were not available. I suppose "hotel" policies are dictated by the condo/room owners who need every penny.
This hotel is only a Westin in name. Half the "hotel" are time shares. The other half of the hotel are rooms that are owned by private individuals. There are approx., 230 owners who own the condo/"hotel" rooms.
Hotel has an excellent gym and a decent pool for Colorado. Unfortunately both cater to resident members and time share owners. Most of the pool is cordoned off for members to swim laps. There is no area for kids to play in the pool. If you look at the pictures there a scant number of umbrella's around the pool to discourage families from using the pool. The kids club at the hotel is a joke. Plain and simple the hotel is not set up for families.
This hotel does not cater to children. The hotel is set up for member and corporate use. Owners of the timeshares and members of the club want money from the guests just not the quests.
Think long and hard before making a reservation at this hotel. It is a Westin in name only and that is only for reservations. It is not a family friendly hotel. It does not value SPG or Marriott members.
There are far better options available in Beaver Creek and in Vail.
My son and I came to BC for a father son post graduation trip and had an amazing time. The Westin was a big part of that. The facilities and service are great and add up to provide a relaxing and energizing time. We were active doing a lot of things but always were glad to get back to the Westin. Every request we had was met with a posture and can-do response. Loved the work out facilities and pool as well.
We were in Vail in early June to attend a wedding at another high-end hotel property up the hill from the Westin. I have to say that the Westin had the other property well beat on service and style. The hotel is, of course, gorgeous, the pool is beautiful, warm, and large, and there are amenities and services galore. What really made our stay memorable, however, was Tabby at the front desk. We were traveling with our 2 year-old daughter, and from the moment we arrived Tabby went out of her way to make us feel welcome. It seemed like every time we passed the desk Tabby had a different little surprise for her, from crayons to a little ball and even a small stuffed animal. Our daughter had so much fun with all of these little items, and we felt like the staff genuinely cared about us. We enjoyed it so much that we would go back just to stay here again. The other hotel was not nearly as welcoming, and you can bet our daughter was running around with her Westin beaver the entire time.
Beautiful hotel with views of Vail Valley. I could see the Eagle River from my Mountain View room. Plenty of amenities for that pampered feeling along with outstanding friendly staff. Be prepared to tip! Restaurant, Starbucks, The Lift shop and cocktail bar on sight. Room service available. Valet parking
Was in BC for a mining conference, company booked late so we were not in the main complex. However, loved this hotel, the room was exceptional! My room looked north, the room itself had a great layout with a separate LR/BR. the LR was large enough to have a meeting in with my notebook linked to the large screen TV. Lots of storage space in the room, loved it!