Not Your Stereotypical Best Western
12/08/2019 wcentrone, Portland, Oregon
Plans for our rental house in Sunriver got thwarted at the last minute; and we found ourselves without a place to stay and a deep desire to keep our vacation plans. And, because it was central Oregon ... more
Plans for our rental house in Sunriver got thwarted at the last minute; and we found ourselves without a place to stay and a deep desire to keep our vacation plans. And, because it was central Oregon in August - nearly every place we looked was sold-out.
That was . . . with the exception of the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge. I must admit - I wasn't holding out a lot of hope for our stay . . . boy, was I wrong.
The BW Ponderosa Lodge is perfect. Great location. Recently remodeled rooms. Extremely friendly staff. Beautiful grass area for all manner of outdoor activity. Clean, heated pool. Dog friendly. And, super friendly alpacas for the kids to marvel.
We stayed in a Fireside Suite - and it was worth the upgrade. Extra space and seating area for board games and evening fun. The ground floor rooms - although a bit louder - offered an indoor-outdoor feel that allowed us to make the room seem even larger.
My only complaint - and it is not something the management can really control - a fair number of the guests smoke. Although the hotel and entire campus are "smoke free" - the guest two rooms down from us, sat out on her patio and smoked . . . frequently. Alas - the hotel has so many other really wonderful positive aspects, that we could look past the smoker and enjoyed a lovely three night extended weekend stay.
We will be back! less
Ponderosa38103, Front Desk at Best Western Ponderosa Lodge, responded to this review
We are happy that your stay was better than expected. We make efforts to provide our guest with an excellent experience.
we do apologize though for the smokers, since we didn't notice them smoking outside the rooms.
We look forward to your next visit.
Thank you for staying with us,