Loved Hotel Chateau Chamonix. Had a first floor non-creek private hot tub room. Everything from the individual attention upon arrival to the easy checkout process made my husband and I already thinking about our return. The centralized location makes me think we’ll return on a regular basis with Blackhawk, Loveland Ski Area, Guenella Pass and beautiful downtown Georgetown all within a short drive. We’ll definitely try to plan a getaway around the availability of a creek-side room, but would do an off-creek room if necessary. The off-creek room hot tubs face the employee parking lot; guests are not supposed to park there, and few do. They are fairly private but if you’re feeling modest, cover up! It is fabulous and really the cherry on top, for the rest of the room is equally decadent and special.
The shower is impeccable- it’s huge and even has its own sitting bench. Unlike any shower I’ve seen in a hotel. The continental breakfast is awesome and delivered to your room through the wall each morning- nobody waking you up or intruding on your space but you still get to enjoy breakfast in your room. The croissants are delicious. And the coffee maker is the best damn coffee maker to ever grace a hotel room. It’s some euro looking Nescafe maker. It makes fabulous coffee. There’s only a small supply of cream and sugar so bring your own if you want to make more than just one or two cups of coffee (or I guess you could ask the front desk, they seemed very accommodating). There’s also a fridge and microwave. Finally, two of Georgetown’s best restaurants are within walking distance and they are both excellent.
The staff are gracious, kind, and it’s some of the best hospitality I’ve experienced in America, certainly the best at any hotel I’ve been to. Made me think we were in Thailand when the desk clerk toured us around the hotel and served us a complimentary glass of wine.
My only complaint was that it got noisy right outside of our room (chambre 101) so I couldn’t sleep in until 10 am as planned. There was also a strange and annoying noise in the ceiling that caused us to wear earplugs. I think it was the heating system, sounded like a ball dropping and rolling on the floor over and over again. The room is actually quite well insulated from outside noise like the highway, but not so well from the hallway and HVAC system.
If you decide to stay here, the fireplace heats up the room quickly which is great, but it can get quite toasty. The off-creek rooms have a lovely view of the shops down Argentine, Argentine road, the employee parking lot, and I-70. I suppose there is some sick pleasure in watching the ski crowd power-brake down the interstate while you’re relaxing in your own hot tub, but I would definitely pay extra if creek side rooms are available.