yes most of the people on this board do Blow. Usually its the 05-06 parents who think there kids are Ready for the NHL and have done everything in the hockey world and are experts on everything. that being said it really depends on when you are going. If it is Dec/january you want to stay as close the the rink as possible. All of the hotels have pools so no real choice with that one and they have enough activities directed by the tournament that you wont have to search for things to do.
Thank you! Just wanted to know what opinions were out there. Someone should start a civil board where decent discussions can take place. Maybe one that requires a login to hold people accountable.
Anyway thanks for the response!
The crowne Plaza on the hill is without a doubt the best. Log cabin feel in the bar, short walk to rink and village. Best time to go is during the winter. Kids can skate on the oval, bobsled and so much more. Great take, enjoy.
Crowne Plaza is most convenient and best quality. There are others nearby, Golden Arrow, can't remember the one downtown, but that has no pool. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard last November, half-mile out of town, but real nice facility. Big common room and a bistro that serves food around dinner. Also they have Starbucks. Most of the in-town hotels go quick.
crowne plaza is also where all of the included meals (that are not good) are held as well as the party/slide show on the last night of tourney
Hotel Northwoods does not have a pool. It is right in town and very convenient to the rinks, but no pool. We were worried about the lack of a pool, but there's so much to do around there, we wouldn't have had time to go in the pool anyway. The ski jumping complex was pretty great.
Crowne Plaza is #1, Golden Arrow is #2, IMO.
Both are short walks to rink. Depending on time of year, that hill down from CP could be dicey for cars/buses. Golden Arrow is closer to restaurants/bars in town......but both provide convenient locations to everything.
Food that comes with team package is average at best, so you'll find yourself wanting to eat out at least half the time.
We've been twice. IMO the Golden Arrow was the best place to stay. All food is served there that is included and was much better than the Crown Plaza food. Easy, close walk to the rink.