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“Great Condo with Perfect Amenities” 5 of 5 stars
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Purgatory Village Condo Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Skier Place, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great Condo with Perfect Amenities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great stay at the condo hotel. The entry lobby area was nice and entirely what we expected. The decor was a somewhat dated but still very neat and clean, just needed a little updating. My husband found this condo among many owned by private parties and leased when not needed by the owner. This is my first review of a privately owned condo. These condos vary so widely that you never really know what you're going to get without looking. Many have photos and this is definitely a priority to see what you will get. This was a one bedroom and the bed was perfect. I really look at the baths to get a good idea of the care and attention the owner has for the property. If the bath is in poor repair, with loose tiles, unappealing grout, slow draining tubs and lack of attention to updates, I'm usually out within minutes. This is an easy quick check and I know instantly - otherwise I know I will not enjoy the stay. This place was an A+ on every category. The only glitch is you have to drive into Durango to dine, if cooking is not your idea of a vacation. So, do a little shopping for those breakfast needs early in the morning and snacks at night and you won't be disappointed.

Here, we were delighted with the amenities of this condo. The condo was updated with granite, very nice furnishings in the living and bedroom. We had a king bed taking the majority of the space in the bedroom. However, when staying in Durango there is so much to see and do, the size of the bedroom is not a concern. The kitchen, dining and living rooms were a great size with doors to the deck from the bedroom and living room. The room had a flat screen TV but we never watched it. As with most condos, there is an owner's closet for those items the owner doesn't share. However, this was so well-appointed with great detail, the owner's closet most assuredly had the skies, and everything needed for the owner to enjoy the winter wonderland offered here!

Also, I couldn't believe the activities for kids. I feel I had a disadvantaged upbringing! This entire area was magical for kids. Even with kids nearby, it was quiet at night because the little darlings are fast asleep after all their activities during the day. These condos don't offer room service and the gift shops found in hotels.

This trip was part of a great adventure from Santa Fe to Durango to see Mesa Verde and the Anasazi ruins, Monument Valley in Arizona and back through Taos and the Enchanted Circle. My only disappointment was that we didn't stay in Durango longer, especially in this condo. With temperatures in the 80s, Durango is fabulous in the summer. Monument Valley may reach temperatures to 105 and higher in the summer months. Planning is a must, but well worth it. I'm already planning our next trip!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Beaverton, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I firmly believe that if you chart a line that represents the price to stay a hotel and a second line that represents the quality of those lodgings, there will be a point where the lines cross and quality decreases as price increases. This lodge is just past that point.

The room wasn't dirty, per se, just had shabby touches you wouldn't expect for this price. The pillows smelled like they hadn't been laundered in a long time. The hide-a-bed my daughter tried to sleep on was a rock (even for a hide-a-bed). Cheap, thin mattress. She ended up sleeping in the recliner chair. The spare blanket (yes, just one) she was expected to use on that uncomfortable bed was stained. The other chair in the room was stained to the point of questioning whether I wanted to sit on it (achy muscles from a day on the slopes won out over "Jeez! I wonder what those stains are?"). The view out the window (of the adjacent building) was the capping feature.

Oh, another thing that brought this down, was the fact that, regardless of how early you book, the condo you get is dependant on how early you arrive that day (this according to the guy at the reservation desk).

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Having the convenience of skiing practically to the elevator door that takes you to your room without ever having to actually leave the resort CAN'T BE BEAT! Rooms are clean and fairly updated on the traditional "Colorado Style". (Half Sky/Half Cowboyish)

Very convenient to people that need more or less layers or an extra pair of gloves, or lost their goggles in a fall. You can literally ski/snowboard until your legs can't take it anymore. Take your skis off and jump on the elevator to your room. No driving needed.

Prices are competitive if you take in consideration the elimination of having to drive the 25-35 minutes from Durango. Shops are right below you and there's even a half/convenience store at the plaza for the last minute things that you forgot to bring.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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274 reviews 274 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Since this property is located 25 or so miles from downtown Durango, we had an expectation of finding a selection of restaurants at the resort and this wasn't the case. Essentially one books through Durango Mountain Resorts for either King Hotel Rooms or Condos of various sizes. We booked a King Hotel and it looked to us like it was one of the bedrooms of a condo unit? The room itself was nicely furnished with a very comfortable king bed and very clean. We would have liked to see a mini refrig and a better view but they weren't deal killers.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place has a lot going on for a ski resort in mid June. About 20 minutes North of Durango ( a very present and scenic 20 minutes I should add, Hey, it's Colorado! ), Google Maps had me turning too early. Look for the stone pillars (to the West) to enter the facility. Read each sign carefully to avoid an unintentional tour of the property. Bad start, wife had requested a ground floor room but we got something else and it was a bit of a hassle to move. The room itself was just OK. No view at all. No doubt the views are better on the upper floors. Very small TV, no air conditioner which I guess is fairly common, just open your windows immediately upon arrival.We had some issue with the bed clothes... it seems the mattress pad was not sized right and kept coming loose. We were so tired when we hit the sack each night, I never investigated this further. Please be aware, these are CONDO's built with two entry points so the owner can rent one room out if they choose. No daily room service... I don't know if that was part of the deal or not. ALERT: You are staying in, and only have access to, the resources associated with just your facility. There are three separate facilities in this complex. The "main" building, the place you will go to to checked in, has a BIG pool, hot tub, exercise room... free breakfast... and more, but that's for the condo owners or time share folks in that building. Not you! We were fortunate to have a Family member staying there with timeshare privileges, so we were able to use those resources and they were quite satisfactory. The Restaurants are for everyone... Other than that, there is lots to do around the area. We enjoyed the trip very much and I should say that even though there were issues, the staff were most willing to assist.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

The only good thing about Purgatory Village Hotel/Condo is the friendly staff.

The negatives are endless.

The worst would be the room. It was very small and had a weird layout. It took us a long time to find the bed, which ended up folding out of the wall under the kitchen table! We then had no place to put the kitchen chairs, except for on top of the dresser.

The place also had no air conditioning, and temps were in the 90's. I was hoping to relax on our vacation in a nice and cool room, not a hot cramped room with terribly uncomfortable bed! The only way to cool our room was by opening the broken screen door on the balcony, which we shared with people who smoked.

The decor and color scheme looked like you were in a cheap house from the early 1990's. A hodge-podge of mauve, gold, maroon, hunter green, and other bizarre colors. The outside of the facility looks very nice, but looks can be deceiving!

Stay someplace else!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix,AZ
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in a two bedroom condo with kids and a nanny. Kids on the pull-out couch. The space was perfect for a ski-vacation 5 days long. It was a little unfortunate there was no room service, but every restaurant in the ski village did take-out, so you just had to run down and get it yourself. The prices were great, lift-lines non-existent and ski school perfect for our 2 and 6 yr olds. I particularly LOVE the bar connected to the entertainment room. You can order a drink and take it back to watch your kids play air hockey/wii/monopoly or watch TV, etc. The bar also overlooks the pool and hot tub, which runs year round. You can do all of this in slippers, since it's all connected to your room!
We agree, it is out of town. We went into town one night for an adult dinner, and paid for a car service, since we didn't have a rental. Town was quaint, but had plenty of bars/pubs/restaurants to fill our evening.
We will keep Durango on our rotating list of family ski vacations.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Skier Place, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Purgatory Village Condo Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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Also Known As:
Purgatory Colorado
Purgatory Village Condo Durango
Purgatory Village Condominium Hotel

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