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“Great historic hotel in the heart of Ouray” 4 of 5 stars
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St. Elmo Hotel
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   426 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Ouray B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“Great historic hotel in the heart of Ouray”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We have been comin here for years and it's always the same! That's what's great about being historic - really feels like being back in time in this small old town. Upgrades and accommodations are great though. Very clean building. Staff is very friendly. And hot tub out back has a great view. Awesome place to stay - we'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We came back after a 5 year absence and it felt as though we never left! Great room, great innkeepers Dan and Sandy, great BonTon and Buen Tiempo dinners. Been coming for 17 years to Ouray and staying here. Wonderful breakfasts and we are made to feel like this is our home away from home. You will love it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This hotel is amazing. The owners are terrific and treat each guest like family. They offer a glass of wine and snacks each afternoon and a delicious breakfast each morning in the quaint and lovely breakfast room. The Victorian decor fits the historic hotel to a T. Our room was spacious with wonderful amenities and linens. There is also a great Italian restaurant on site with wonderful decor, service and food. We had a great time and didn't want to leave this special place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

St. Elmo's has more charm and character than most any place we have ever stayed. With its antique furniture and Victorian decor, it almost made us forget what century this is. The rooms were spacious and beautifully furnished. Very clean. Luxurious towels and some of the best shampoo, soap, and lotion samples we have used. The rooms are not air conditioned. However, we were there when the temperature was at a record-breaking high, and were actually quite comfortable with the ceiling fans and open window. There was so much to see and do in Ouray that we did not miss the TV at all; in fact, we welcomed its absence, although there was one available in the parlor downstairs if we had wanted to use it.

The breakfasts each morning were delicious and well-balanced, with fresh fruits, juices, multiple breads and cereals and the best coffee I've had during this 3 week vacation to Colorado! Best of all were the different speciality breakfast entrees that were offered each day. All-in-all, this was a wonderful retreat for us. Although many other places in Ouray looked equally as inviting, we most likely will choose St. Elmo Hotel if we go there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timonium, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have stayed at the St. Elmo Hotel in Ouray, Colorado several times over the past 35 years - usually as a couple; most frequently, we spent a long winter weekend there for our wedding anniversary. It remains one of our favorite hotels in the world because of its 1) gorgeous location in the San Juan Mountains, in the charming little town of Ouray; 2) elegant, beautifully furnished quiet historic hotel which makes for a perfect retreat - not at bit touristy or fussy; 3) staff is friendly, warm and welcoming - they make you feel like you live there ; and finally, 4) the Bon Ton Restaurant is in the cellar of the hotel - serves consistently delicious food - and you never even need to go outside!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed here for one night before heading over to Telluride for skiing. The St. Elmo hotel had very nice owners. It was very clean and the decor was very charming. Our room did not have a television but I was not disappointed by that fact because why watch tv when there's so much beauty in Ouray to be seen. St. Elmo Hotel was very peaceful and it's a wonderful place to stay. We were offered breakfast which was good! We will definitely be back and we thank you for the great hospitality.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My boyfriend took me to Ouray recently on my first trip to see him in Colorado. After driving to through the country side, we stopped in Ouray. We hadn't planned on staying over night, but made a last minute decision to stay in town. I liked the look of the St. Elmo's Hotel so we decided to venture in. I was very impressed with the style of the hotel. I love the victorian, charming feel you get when you open the door. The room was cute, no t.v., but it was exactly what I pictured it to be. The Bon Ton restraunt was fabulous. The food, wine, and the service was simply amazing... my mouth waters for their Black Nasty. Yum! The waiter hit it spot on when recommending our dessert that would best fit our wine we were drinking. And the dim lit room was the perfect setting for a wonderful evening

All in all, I will definitely be returning. It was a wonderful experience. The only complaints I have is that We were up extremely early and there was no coffee, or breakfast to be found before we finally decided to leave at 7:00 am. Other than that, I have no complaints. I would tell anyone looking for a romantic, personable, and charming weekend getaway, to go and see for themselves exactly what this place has to offer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about St. Elmo Hotel

Address: 426 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427
Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Elmo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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