Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco are just mere driving minutes away from each other. From the inn itself, Silverthorne is 2 traffic lights away. (Breckenridge and Keystone are also close.)
Considering these towns are destinations for fishing, boating and hiking in the summertime and skiing in the winter, Dillon's central location is ideal.
The inn is surrounded by many commercial centers so dining and shopping for necessities is no problem.
A block away from the inn is a strip mall with restaurants ranging from fast food joints to local restaurants and deli. Another strip mall across the main street has Walgreens and other restaurants. A few minutes drive into Silverthorne is a Target.
Two blocks from the inn are The Outlets of Silverthorne, a must for bargain shoppers with stores like Nike, Ann Taylor, J Crew, Izod, Eddie Bauer, etc..
For real bargain hunters, expect to spend at least a day to visit a handful of great stores.
King Room (A/C)
(Rating : ABOVE AVERAGE)
In terms of square footage, room is a bit more spacious than higher-rated hotels (i.e., The Sophia in San Diego).
Aside from the kind of bed cover typical of other chains and which we tend to immediately take off and not use, the room is spartan in it's decor but more importantly, clean.
We love the ref and the microwave in-room. Snacking and eating at any time was not a problem as we did take-outs.
For coffee-lovers like us, bring your own coffee in sachets. If you don't mind walking down to the ground floor reception, then coffee is free at your convenience. I also noticed when we first checked on their website that continental breakfast is free. Unfortunately, we did not avail of this in both our visits so I do not even know what their continental breakfast consists of.
(Rating : ABOVE AVERAGE)
Parking is great. Ample parking spaces for hotel guests.
There is an indoor pool and hot tub adjoining the inn. Full disclosure though, we personally did not go in and check them out although we saw some guests were there (can be seen from the parking area).
The grounds and parking area was clean.
The only thing that could do with a bit more sprucing up would be the lobby. As you enter the main door, it is dark and with all the dark green carpet and dark/somber decor, it makes the whole area gloomy. Also a musky smell (not overly offensive) but otherwise, the area looked clean.
(Rating : EXCELLENT)
Booking is thru phone direct to the Inn.
Check-in is quick and both our visits, we were accommodated with early check-in although, I would caution on expecting this as our visits were during the lean season.
On our first visit, we asked the staff where we could dine and we were referred to nearby restaurants thjay did not disappoint and which we really enjoyed.
Overall, the comfort and amenities provided by Dillon Inn compared to it's price is a definite value. I would definitely recommend Dillon Inn.