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Manning Park Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good value for the accommodations, but definately basic. Be prepared for basic amenities but friendly service. The staff is very helpful and they have done a great job making this resort a fun spot for families. The amenities could use upkeep and updates, but they are ok for what you pay. Was surprised that the hotel room didn't come with a kettle, and we blew a fuse using a kettle from the front desk and the microwave at the same time. lol

The family was itching for one final winter escape so we were off to Manning Park for spring break. We stayed at the lodge this time as the cabins were full and decided on a two queen bed room. Our room on the 2nd floor (2 story lodge) was more than adequate for our family of 4. The bathroom was quite large and even with the desk. mini-fridge and TV cabinet, there was still a decent amount of room to get around.The room was relatively clean, but the carpets and walls have seen a better time. As a winter sports resort, we expected the many stains and dents that go along with the wear and tear of the place.Thin walls and narrow hallways make for a noisy stay so be prepared with earplugs if you are hoping to get a good nights rest and start your days early. One change since our last visit, they now have free wifi in the lodge area and restaurant! But if you want any type of consistent connection, pay the $3/day or it will be spotty at best. The pool across the parking lot was great for an afternoon soak after a day on the slopes, with a large pool and two hot-tubs. It was quite busy on most of the days though as the mountain closes at 4pm. For most of our dinners, we ate at the resort restaurant. The food was quite good but with a busy night, expect to wait for service as it gets busy from 6:30pm on. Still, the pastas and the sandwiches were excellent. Overall, for its close proximity to the ski slopes and it's remote location (a lot less crowds on the mountains), MPR is still a favorite. Get in some hikes or snowshoeing at lightning lake as well. If you are looking to disconnect from the world for a few days, this definitely worth a visit.

On March 1st this year, had the misfortune to hit black ice and crash my truck. Luckily got a ride to the Manning Park Lodge and was treated incredibly well by the staff there. They were very compassionate and allowed me to use a line on their phone to contact the police and my family - even brought me a cuppa when I needed it. The front desk staff and a young ranger all rose to the occasion to help in any way they could. Thank you. Have attended events at MPLodge in the past and have always found the site and the staff to be exemplary. Thanks all.

We were a wedding group of 150 guests. I was the proud father of the bride. The staff service was like it was their family wedding. From housekeeping to F&B , everyone was simply wonderful. We were here for a week and everyone had a blast. The staff were accommodating to every of our requests. They made a special occasion even memorable. Cant say enough.

We stayed here for two nights to go downhill skiing. They do have a shuttle to the slopes but we preferred to drive ourselves. We stayed in a cozy, warm, quiet, room in the main lodge. WiFi was pretty good but we were fairly close to the front desk area - probably not so good if farther away or in a cabin. TV reception was pretty good too. Room was clean and nicely appointed with a microwave, coffee maker, and small fridge. Could have used a toaster. The hot tub and pool was a short jaunt across the back parking lot and the restaurant, bar/restaurant, and general store was not far from the front door. We had a nice meal in the restaurant. My only complaint was that we had to wait in a check-in line to swap our key in order to get to the pool area. Took 20 mins. just to do a simple key switch - should be a more efficient way to do this. However, was an enjoyable stay and we will definitely stay here again.

The 4 of us had a good stay; snowshoeiing in the abundant snow. Lots of opportunities. This is our first time staying in a cabin, typically we are camping somewhere in Manning Park. The beds were OK, the shower worked, the water was hot and the cabin clean and well heated. But it definitely needs a lot of TLC to bring it up to 2018 standards. The light fixtures, the kitchen, the furniture..... The most redeeming factor is the location. In short: overpriced for the accommodation, great for the location.

We went here for a little getaway for family day and also for my birthday. Having been here quite a few times as a couple and even to get married, we decided to come here as a family and do winter things! Very cold and lots of snow which made it awesome to go sledding and skating. The resort has a skating rink, sledding hill and nordic skiing as well as snowshoeing trails just a short walk outside the hotel door. After all the outdoor stuff is done, there is a building across the parking lot that has a heated indoor pool , 2 hot tubs, dry sauna and steam room as well as a small gym. While the lodge itself has been around for a while (75 years) the Pool is fairly newish as it was new when we got married there 10 years ago. Rustic - yes, the rooms are in need of updating but they’re quiet and they allow dogs (for extra fee) and that’s a bonus. There are cabins to rent there too plus brand new ones but I wont write about those as this is for the rooms and amenities at the resort. The room we recently stayed in was a JR Suite which was a huge corner room and had a sink, microwave l, sitting area and dining table. It was a pretty big room and lots of space for our dog and child. My concern was how that room really needed updating and needed new carpeting and bathroom tap which was difficult to operate and there was no in between of light drip to full force. Most of the time when I was able to pull the handle it was full force. My kid couldn’t pull it to turn on so imagine someone with limited ability. We will come back here again but another room.

Just back from 4 nights in a premium cabin. We loved the scenery, the friendliness of the staff, our accommodations, the light, dry snow, the variety of activities to try and the reasonable pricing. The disappointments we experienced were: -getting to the ski hill Monday morning with two first time skiers and finding out that lessons weren't available because there was only one instructor on the mountain and they were already teaching a class to toddlers. I was told that typically there were two instructors on hand weekdays but this particular day there was a shortage of staff and the second instructor had to run the gear rentals. (I had tried to contact the ski school several times prior to our arrival with no success). LESSON LEARNED: if you are hoping to take a lesson and are going to be there mid-week, firmly book a lesson in advance -due to no lessons available, I took the beginner skiers under my wing for the day, only to discover that the prime beginner terrain (blue chair) is also inoperative during mid-week, so we were relegated to the rope tow. The only green run on the orange chair has some intermediate pitches and was too difficult for first time skiers. I was not told any of this while purchasing a lift tix. LESSON LEARNED: don't assume that everything you see advertised on the website will be accessible during your stay. -when we arrived at the ski area via the resort shuttle bus, the tix windows were closed (another midweek phenomenon I assume) so EVERYONE crushed into the rental shack in one line, regardless of whether they were simply buying a single lift tix or whether they were outfitting a family of 8 with rental gear. LESSON LEARNED: drive yourself to the mountain, arriving slightly before the ski bus, to avoid crazy lines. -accidentally leaving small items behind in lobby and pool area, only to return and find them missing and never to show up in lost and found. LESSON LEARNED: really keep track of your possessions here and tell your kids that things will walk if left unattended. -As is the case with many resort pools, the water in pool and hot tubs was very chlorinated, too much so for several members of our party. Thankfully the sauna was operational (thought the steam room was not) as an alternative. Also, the pool was super crowded in the evening, often with school groups. LESSON LEARNED: visit pool in off hours, like late afternoon, versus after dinner. -The six kids in our group were in and out of the pool several times a day. Each time you visit the pool involves taking a room key to the front desk to exchange it for a pool key, then returning it afterwards. LESSON LEARNED: Manning should really provide pool keys to all guests! The premium cabin we stayed in was comfy and well outfitted. Some things we brought that were helpful: -SHARP knives (theirs are almost non-functional) -extra dish towels -a sponge -tupperware -small thermoses for taking hot chocolate on outings -ziploc bags -an extra cutting board -a folding rack for wet socks, gloves and hats -an old towel or bathmat to put down by the front door to help with snow tracked in -all food supplies beyond salt & pepper Overall, we had a fun stay and would return. Management seems to be a bit invisible there (on mountain and at resort) but the staff does its best to accommodate. We also liked that the drive (from US) was more kind than going all the way to Sun Peaks or Silver Star. Glad to avoid the stress of the Coquihalla this time!

Manning Park Resort isn't fancy, but it has great amenities including a pool. You can tell it's not fancy because there are often school groups staying there. Mid-week it's generally pretty quiet and they provide a shuttle to the mountain for boarding/skiing. If you're into nordic or snowshoeing you can leave directly from the lodge. We had a great time. The restaurant is also very low key but food is pretty good. It's probably best to stay a few days and try all the winter activities you can while you're there.

I'm not reviewing the mountain itself, or the snow conditions, but the customer service I have received (or lack thereof). I bought a flex pass over Christmas as a gift for my husband. The $300 gift was spoiled and mailed in his name after explaining thoroughly in the purchase that it was a gift. I received a brief "oops" and a comment saying that it would still make a great gift, but I further explained that I would like to return it as I would be getting him something else this year. After several more emails and a message left, looking only for return address information and postage (as they will only send a refund upon receiving the returned pass) I still have received no further correspondence. I pride myself on supporting my local mountains, and especially one that I have ridden time and time again, but I will not be returning to this one. I am also out $300. Thanks Manning

7500 Highway 3 Manning Park BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Manning Park Resort places you adjacent to Manning Provincial Park. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 41 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a pub, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The 41 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 27-inch TVs offer entertainment. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Portable fans and desks are also standard.


Property features

At Manning Park Resort, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 332 reviews