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The Ptarmigan Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2304 Apres Ski Way, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487   |  
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Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Steamboat Springs
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This hotel is in a great location, it is right next to the Gondola. While the hotel is outdated, our room was very clean. The staff at the front desk were extremely nice & helpful throughout our entire stay. The pool and hot tub were well maintained. We stayed here during the Wine Festival in the summer & are planning on staying here when come back in the winter to snowboard. You cannot beat the location!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Large, clean rooms practically under the gondola at Steamboat Springs! Continental breakfast was mostly carbs but enough to get you going in the morning! Pools were clean but not warm enough to be in while we were there (rainy weather). The Ptarmigan would be ideal during the winter ski season! Summer is great as the summer concerts and restaurants are right out the front door!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I took my Ball team to the ptarmigan for the second time. We were there for four days and they were so friendly. Also very helpful as they let us have a huge crab boil on the back patio. Nice pool area also.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Fantastic location just across from the gandola (which we took up the mountain for brunch), very helpful front desk personnel. The rest was average or less than average. The Inn is quite outdated, can use a good renovation.

Breakfast was much less than average and serviced by a man who did not appear to know what he was doing. There was only regular coffee, no decaf or no tea. When I asked for decaf (for my mother) he gave me a caraf of hot water and a packet of decaf coffee, same kind you use in the room with the coffee maker. He insisted it was instant coffee like Sanka; when he finally 'got' that it wasn't instant he said I could go back to the room to make this decaf coffee in the room coffee maker (which I did). He said it was not worth making a whole 'batch' of decaf coffee for just one person. We also wanted hot water for tea, we still had the carafe of hot water which he said I could use for the tea. However, the water in the carafe tasted of stale coffee-water, so there was no tea that morning. The rest of the selections were pretty meager.

I don't plan to go back to Steamboat Springs, don't know if I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Old and tired hotel building in a superb location next to the gondola in steamboat ski area. Rooms are fine for the price, good and soundproof with a decent bathroom. Air con works. Breakfast is poor, with the usual trays of something sticky, donuts and bagels. I guess I was just unlucky to get sour milk. But it makes for a real easy start to the day. Great location for a mornings hike up thunderhead trial to mount Werner.

Definitely going to come back!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Evergreen, CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a Groupon, so had a great deal on our stay. It's completely outdated, which added a bit of fun to the experience. We laughed a lot noticing things that have been there as long as we've been alive. It is right at the bottom on the hill and an incredibly easy walk to the Gondola. Our daughter was in ski school, which is also located at the foot of the Gondola, so the hotel was incredibly convenient. Breakfast was decent, but nothing to rave about. Consider The Ptarmigan Inn if you don't need 5 star service and just want friendly people around. Oh, there is also a Christy's in the basement, so if you need to rent you don't have to go far!

Room Tip: Floor one is easy to get in and out of, but far from the restaurant and pool.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you like to ski hard all day and have a clean, ski in, ski out place to stay at night - this is it. If you need to be pampered, this is not the hotel for you. For my family of 4 it was awesome. We booked using our Rocky Mountain Super Pass privileges, making the cost super affordable. Yes, yes, you feel like you've walked back into the 1970s when you arrive, but the place is clean and in good repair. The staff is nice and the restaurant/bar in the hotel is also good. But what's great is the ski in, ski out location - right next to the gondola!!!! You can walk to everything in the village or if you want to go Downtown, there's a shuttle if you don't want to drive. One warning, when I booked it said that the room came with a microwave. I brought breakfast burritos but there was no microwave. When I called the front desk, they said - oh yes, it comes with a microwave, it's just here at the front desk. So that's how we heated up our burritos- walking down to the front desk. Also, the pool towels are more like dish rags - super small and thin. Everyone in the hot tub and pool was laughing hard about this - but if you think it might bug you, bring your own towel. My family will stay here again for sure. I like the price and location and it serves us just fine.

Room Tip: I don't think paying for a "slope view" room is worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ptarmigan Inn

Address: 2304 Apres Ski Way, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Location: United States > Colorado > Steamboat Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Steamboat Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ptarmigan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Steamboat hotel with ski-in, ski-out access. The Ptarmigan Inn is the premier Steamboat lodging option for your Steamboat ski vacation, offering Steamboat’s only affordable ski-in ski-out access to the Steamboat Ski Resort. Start your Steamboat vacation planning now by letting us help you with all your needs while you’re here in Steamboat Springs. Check room availability and book now or contact a Steamboat lodging concierge. You’ll be glad you did. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Ptarmigan Hotel Steamboat Springs
Best Western Ptarmigan Hotel
Best Western Steamboat Springs
Ptarmigan Inn Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs Best Western

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