It was the reviews from others that lead us to this great hotel (motel) in Montrose. To be honest, I was a bit worried about the quality. I tend to be very picky about the rooms I stay in and am very uncomfortable in old and dirty places. This place was great. The rooms are very spacious and newly updated. The pillows are full and comfortable. The bathroom is clean and updated. A clean bathroom is also very important to me, particularly the tile. I was impressed with the shower and how clean the grout was. I believe it was still fairly new. The towels were without stains (a big plus!). Even the t.v. remote was clean! I usually have to use baby wipes and sanitizer on the remote before I will pick it up, but this one was not dirty! The only drawback was that the heating system was lacking and in need of an update; even after three hours of running it on high heat, the room was intolerably cold. We were there on New Year's Eve and the high that day was 20 degrees (not unusual for Montrose).
I also give the staff kudos for outstanding service. I was greeted very pleasantly by the desk clerk who treated me like a friend, asking little questions and ensuring my stay would be comfortable. She also checked to make sure we were okay with a ground-floor room and that the location was acceptable. (This is not a hotel with hallways, but rather the rooms open directly to the parking lot.) The next morning, as my husband and I headed out for breakfast, an employee was out in 7 degree weather (!) brushing the snow and scraping the ice off the cars off all the hotel guests!
The "continental" breakfast was more than continental. They had a great selection of hot dishes to make yourself, including omlets (with all the fixin's), belgian waffles (sweet and delicious) with a choice of syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, toast, bagels, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, a variety of juices, coffee and hot chocolate. The place was clean and organized. It was, however, incredibly cold, despite the placement of space heaters and an open oven door. This would be my only complaint, and it is a minor one at that.
Overall, this was a great place to stay and I would definitely stay there again. The value for the money is excellent and the friendly staff is just the icing on the cake!