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St. Elmo Hotel

426 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427
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Ranked #8 of 14 Ouray B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night, but had a great time. The room was at the front of the hotel just before the road goes up the mountain. I thought we might hear cars downshifting at night - but everything was very quiet - and we could see the Cascade Waterfall from the window. The decorations were very attractive, and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, beautifully decorated and furnished. In the small town of Ouray in the Colarado Rockies. We had a very hairy ride in our hire car over three 10,000 foot passes to get here from Durango and Mesa Verde. Delicious finely crafted breakfast. A lot of love & care has gone into the small hotel. Lovely four poster beds! Ouray is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a bicycle tour and absolutely loved this hotel. This little mountain town was so welcoming including the owners of St.Elmo. I also have to say that The Backstreet cafe opened early for all of the cyclist. The note on the door said "we are opening early just for you". A big thank you to all of Ouray!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great early 20th century hotel. We stayed here 2 nights for our anniversary and really liked the St Elmo. I believe there are either new owners, or the previous owners (see some of the bad reviews after the old owners left) have taken back control. There was a 'for sale' sign in a front window during our stay.

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our stay was to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed! The antique decor and charming rooms were everything that was promised. The afternoon wine hour was a nice way to relax before dining in the fabulous Italian restaurant on the lower level of the hotel. A very nice place to stay and celebrate a special occasion or just... More

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Montrose, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed two nights in a room next to the river that runs through town. Lovely decorations in all the rooms and very clean. Came with my in-laws, husband and 5 mth old daughter. The lady that was making breakfast played with my daughter while we all ate so I could enjoy myself. Everyone there was nice and welcoming. Will stay... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our room smelled like sewer and the inn keepers ( the owners) were know where to be found. There was no answer when we called to change rooms. In fact we saw them when we checked in to pay then did not see them for two days. When they checked us in they were very short with us and did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We have been comin here for years and it's always the same! That's what's great about being historic - really feels like being back in time in this small old town. Upgrades and accommodations are great though. Very clean building. Staff is very friendly. And hot tub out back has a great view. Awesome place to stay - we'll be... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We came back after a 5 year absence and it felt as though we never left! Great room, great innkeepers Dan and Sandy, great BonTon and Buen Tiempo dinners. Been coming for 17 years to Ouray and staying here. Wonderful breakfasts and we are made to feel like this is our home away from home. You will love it!

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This hotel is amazing. The owners are terrific and treat each guest like family. They offer a glass of wine and snacks each afternoon and a delicious breakfast each morning in the quaint and lovely breakfast room. The Victorian decor fits the historic hotel to a T. Our room was spacious with wonderful amenities and linens. There is also a... More

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Address: 426 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427
Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
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