Resonably Priced Place to Stay in Ketchum At a Reasonable Price and With an Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
Nice Place to Stay in Ketchum when skiing at Sun Valley. The rooms are a nice size, the bedding comfortable, and the price reasonable when compared with many other Ketchum/Sun Valley lodging options. ... more
Nice Place to Stay in Ketchum when skiing at Sun Valley. The rooms are a nice size, the bedding comfortable, and the price reasonable when compared with many other Ketchum/Sun Valley lodging options. What is special is the indoor heated pool and hot tub -- when I was there the early evening temperatures in Ketchum were in the teens so it was wonderful to not have to be outside in those temperatures.
I stayed for 6 days and got to know many of the front-desk staff and they were all engaging and accommodating, with lot's of suggestions for enjoying Skiing at Sun Valley and dining in Ketchum.
To my surprise there is no shuttle service and only minimal bus service (hourly) to Sun Valley ski area so unless you are very organized (not me) you have to drive. However, it is only a 5 minute drive to the River Run parking lot, which has frequent shuttle buses to the lodge. And I discovered that if you go in the late morning (as I always do), it's worth checking the closest walking areas as you can frequently get a parking spot from some local regular who did some early first-runs and then left. One tip -- if you don't like carrying your skis from-and-to-your car, there is a slope-side overnight ski check for only $7, so I only carried my skis once during the week.
The hotel has a good amount of parking, with about 20 spots under cover which is helpful when it snows.
The hotel does not have it's own restaurant, but they are right next door to WrapCity, for which they give you a $5/guest daily coupon. WrapCity's eat-in environment is basic no-frills, but they have a surprisingly varied menu with each dish well-prepared and reasonably priced, so I either ate in or took our (or both) many days (see my separate review). For a fancier dinner, there are many places within a few blocks.
The room was well heated with an in-the-wall fan unit with the heat source separate
so there is no compressor noise. Unfortunately there was only a single high fan speed so it was noisier than I like, but I just used my Bose noise-canceling earbuds and the sound went away.
South Main Street has fairly heavy traffic starting around 7AM but it is quiet at night so not a problem if you are an early riser. If you are a later riser, ask the staff to put you on a different side. The third floor ice machine is pretty noisy but not the 2nd floor). If you are sensitive to noise ask the staff -- they know their hotel and want you to be comfortable. less
BWPlusKentwoodLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge, responded to this review
WOW!!! What a awesome and thorough review. We definitely appreciate it but more importantly future guest will really appreciate it. So, thank you!!!