We were not expecting too much from the Alpine Inn, since it looks like it was an older hotel that was bought by independents. Our expectations were exceeded on almost every level. The check in process went smooth, although we were warned about not smoking in the room, which is apparently a small town Colorado desk clerk's favorite part of the day, since it happened in 3 of the 5 places we stayed. The property was very clean and had modern decor which was very tasteful and appealing. The room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was a bit hard. Toiletries were adequate but nothing special. Over all this was a great value hotel without many bells and whistles.
I do wish they would upgrade the free breakfast with some hot meats or eggs, but it didn't matter because the Butterhorn Bakery is just a few blocks away and is one of the best breakfasts I have ever had.