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Gateway Lodge

520 Railroad Avenue, Rifle, CO 81650 (Formerly Winchester Motel)
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Rifle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This hotel provides spacious rooms for a reasonable price. It is located in a small downtown area surrounded by scenic mountains. The staff of this hotel is very friendly! Upon my arrival, the man working at the desk was willing to walk with me to show me where my room was even though it was very cold outside. He also... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is an old property but it did what a motel should do: Provide a clean, comfortable and quiet environment for a good night's sleep. The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to be sure their guests are satisfied. They seem to be undertaking a slow renovation process an progress can be seen. A comp breakfast... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Your kind review means a lot to us. Thank you very much for staying with us! Truly looking forward to your future stay with us. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you want "fancy" then this motel isn't for you. However, the Gateway Lodge is simple, clean, quiet and well worth the value. The owners are friendly and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. I can't say enough how immaculate our room was! Seriously, I have OCD and so, have a fear of motel... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such kind review. It means so much to us and we truly appreciate it. We look forward to your future stay with us!!! More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Booked a room on labor day for quite the steal and laid back not expecting much. Meeting the owner Marcin was a refreshing dose of air at check in and personalized my room to the back rooms for non smoking and quiet. Then had a 45 minute on Poland and life in Europe haha. Room was obviously redone and looked... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Matthew, Thank you so much for your honest review. It was such a pleasure to have you stay here with us and for you to support small and family operated business is extremely appreciated. We look forward to see you in the near future :-) More 

Rifle, Colorado
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I’ve watched this hotel grow and improve over the years and these new owners are fantastic. They are friendly, polite, and so helpful! They have put so much time and effort into improving and updating their motel. I prefer smaller, family-run establishments like this over those big chain corporate places... so this one appeals to me! If you want a... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Edward, We are extremely grateful for your kind review. It means a lot to us and our business. Thank you so much for your continued support! More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
51 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Great location at a reasonable price. Clean and spacious room with fridge, microwave and fast wifi. Breakfast was excellent - not cooked but good quality. Would highly recommend this place. There is a lovely but malnourished cat with gorgeous blue eyes wondering about that is possibly astray but friendly, please feed him!

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was so nice to have you stay here with us. In regards to your concern about the kitty. He prefers to be outside in the summer (can't convince him otherwise) and he loves to cuddle and stay inside during cold months. He eats like a horse but he is older and... More 

Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have traveled through Colorado for the past five summers. I have stayed in multiple big chain motels and hotels not worth writing about. However, I do have to mention Gateway Lodge because of the great and friendly service provided by the owners Anna and Marcin. I feel bad because I should have left this review 5 years ago, but... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your kind review! It means so much to us and to have your return and support our business year after year. We look forward to see you soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I called the Gateway Lodge directly to make my reservation and spoke with a woman who is one of the owners (a young couple own and manage the hotel) and was pleasantly surprised by her friendliness and knowledge of the area. This is an older facility which has been updated and improved significantly since the new owners took over. It... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Your review have left both us speechless!!! THANK YOU is not enough to describe our gratitude for your kindness and wonderful comments. We are so happy that you gave us a chance and that you have enjoyed your stay. It was so nice to meet your furry best friend Joey! :-D Kaja our Labrador fell in love with him deeply... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Revamped, repainted, refurnished with new management (which is what pulled me in). Very friendly, helpful staff/management. I liked staying in the middle of town within walking distance of all the mom-and-pop shopping and restaurants. I was concerned about the noise level on the main drag, Railroad Ave, but I slept with both windows open on a Saturday night without a... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sherry, Thank you very much for such kind review. It was our pleasure to have you stay here with us and we truly look forward to your stay again in the future! :-) More 

Avon, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Since I travel to Rifle every weekend, I thought to stay overnight once for a change. I found this little gem through booking.com. I chose it for location and price. Though I had to wait what seemed like a long time (10 minutes) before someone finally responded to the buzzer, the front desk person was friendly and upgraded me to... More 

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kurczaczeksz, General Manager at Gateway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shannon. Thank you for your honest review. It's our pleasure to have you stay with us. We apologize for the wait at the desk and any inconvenience that it may have caused. Don't be afraid of that bell. Press it firmly :-) We look forward to your future stay with us! We've also noticed your reviews on other sites... More 

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