by Diana Lambdin Meyer
The renaissance of this massive property right on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene is one of the reasons CDA has become such a family-friendly getaway. With 330 guestrooms, three different restaurants, an outstanding spa, and water sports and activities galore, you could spend your entire vacation at this property and never experience it all. A majority of rooms have a marina or lake view, with views of the mountains in the others, which is equally beautiful. Private balconies, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room video games and movies, and coffee makers and mini-bars are available in a number of accommodations.
From paddle boarding and boat rentals to kayaking and parasailing, activities are all available on the dock of this resort that is equally famous for its mile-long floating boardwalk around the marina and property. The Resort Plaza Shops, adjacent to the hotel, has a fun toy emporium with a 6-foot tall K’nex Ferris Wheel and a mini merry-go-round for little ones to ride.
A fine dining restaurant allows parents to have a nice evening while kids are looked after in the VIP kids program, open to those 2 and older. The Dockside Restaurant is known for its healthy selection of salads and other entrees, but it’s the massive dessert selection that really keeps people happy. Kids can build their own cupcakes at the table.
Our Editor Loves
- Access to beach/water activities
- Lakeside views
- Floating boardwalk
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Stayed at the Coeur d'Alene resort for a work conference. The resort is very nice. The restaurant/bar onsite is pretty good and the drink prices are very reasonable. You also have a nice view of the lake. The rooms are very spacious and clean with a unique layout. I had plenty of room to spread out and work and relax away from the sleeping space. The bathroom is very spacious as well. All of it was very clean and updated. I especially appreciated the sectional couch in the room. The wifi throughout the facility was not the greatest in multiple parts of the hotel, which would be my only criticism. I was very impressed by the staff throughout the resort. The shuttle drivers, the front desk, and especially the wait staff were all extremely attentive, professional and friendly. Outstanding customer service. The resort itself is right in town and easily within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the main street through the city. Overall, it was a great experience and a beautiful city.
I stayed here for 4 nights as part of a small conference. I had a room overlooking the marina, with a balcony. Wonderful view across the lake, and sitting on the balcony reading or just watching the water was very relaxing. The room itself was spacious and very functional. The hotel staff were all very nice. We had most of our meals at the hotel, and the food was very good.