Friday, August 29, 2014

The Chateau Resort Review #FamTour @ChateauResort

* Disclosure: Party of 5 received a complimentary stay in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. *

While visiting the poconos party of five was invited to stay at The Chateau Resort.

We left Camel Beach and drove 2 minutes tops to our hotel. It was so very convenient and well within walking distance if need be. It is set right on Camelback Road. Parking for hotel guests is free. We checked in to the hotel, and the process was very fast and simple. Great for when you have 5 impatient kids. (Room Rates start at  $109 and up. )

The hotel is not really big, I personally like that. Less people and less chance of getting lost. It isn't much to look at from the rear entrance and is in definite need of updating. Having said that the hotel has a certain charm to it that makes up for the lack of updating. The back of the hotel is where all of the appeal lies. Nice big pond that had a  beautiful swan in it. The kids loved watching the swan. The multi layered decks to overlook the view of the mountainside (and of the water park)is such a nice touch. It looks so serene at night. Everything all lit up along the way of the decking to take you back and forth from the pool outside back  into the hotel.

We had two adjoining rooms. The rooms had TVs in them, no fridge (but you can request one), 2 queen size beds in each room, safes, desks, chairs, and very nice scenic balconies. The TV in my bedroom wasn't getting a good signal and not very loud. The sliding glass doors to get  in and out of the balconies were both very hard to open and close. ( To the defence of the hotel we didn't complain about the TV or the sliding glass doors. We probably should have so that they could have had the chance to rectify the situation. We didn't because we didn't plan on being in the rooms for a lot of our stay.)The bathrooms were clean and well stocked with towels and supplies. The beds themselves were very comfy. All In all the hotel rooms were about average. Comfy and cozy says it best.

There are some great amenities available.  Indoor and outdoor pools ,spa ,sauna ,game room ,small gym , conference rooms , free wifi, and a bar/restaurant.

The indoor pool and attached spa is a nice size and well heated. The gym is a decent size area. Plenty enough room to get a sufficient workout in while vacationing. I was somewhat less impressed with the game room. I took my son and Kim's son. They were so disappointed. It was so hot in there I had to keep leaving because I almost couldn't breath. The games would really have been enough for a small hotel however half of them didn't work. A couple of them just ate our money. 

The bar/restaurant was OK. Nice view of the pretty pond and the mountains, but that's kind of where it ended for me. We went to eat at dinner time but were only allowed to order from lunch menu or eat Italian buffet. We chose the buffet because it had lots to choose from. They Did have a chef there to cook pasta dishes for you which was a nice touch. The food wasn't very good for the price. ($22.50 per adult $12.95 per child approx) We did order a couple of adult beverages and no complaints there! The best and well worth it amenity is the outdoor pool! Loved it! Great views, nice and big, plenty of seating, open until 11pm, well lit up at night , and includes a waterfall at the deep end of the pool. So very romantic.  

My overall opinion on this hotel is as follows. I would definitely visit The Chateau Resort and Conference Center in the future. I would more than likely NOT eat there again. There are plenty of places to eat close enough. However the convenience of the bar being in the hotel is a good thing. Affordable pricing and nice accommodations as a whole. I do wish they would upgrade the hotel a little, but at the same time maybe that is part of its charm. The hotel seems to be a bit more geared for conferences then family, however it has enough for families as well.

* Disclosure: Party of 5 received a complimentary stay in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. *

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