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“a nice hotel with a friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“a nice hotel with a friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is on the Gondola Square, there is a gondola station close, bus stop, the buses are free. The staff is very friendly, there is a small swimming pool and a hot tab. You can rent video tapes, and watch them in the room. There is dry breakfast. The rooms are clean.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Aspen, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our room was tight and everything was outdated. The bedcoverings were clean but old - actually everything in the room was old but the bed was comfortable. The hotel is on the mountain, close to the gondola, where the buses load to take people downtown. The buses are convenient because parking can be difficult to find downtown, especially on a Saturday night. The breakfast room was the highlight of the hotel - bright and cheery, looking onto the mountain. The breakfast food was lackluster with the usual cold cereal and white bread products (how about some whole wheat bread and decaf coffee?). I don't know if it had a fitness center but the outdoor pool looked good. The wi-fi worked fine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed for Memorial Day weekend. Tanya was there all weekend and she was always smiling and helpful and just completely friendly. The place is outdated, but it is the best value in steamboat springs. We had a great time and will be coming back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The staff at the hotel were very nice and welcoming which certainly helps to make any stay a better one. The continental breakfast was basic but complete and was a nice way to start your morning. We stayed in the summer but the location is right at the base of the gondola which would be incredible during the winter but still a great location during the summer. They have a very friendly pet policy which was really great for us as we like to go to the mountains with our dogs. Additionally, the price was very reasonable compared to the other hotels in the area. All of that being said, the hotel is in desperate need of updating. I can handle outdated furnishings but what I struggled with was the thin walls and creaky floors. The people that were above us started their mornings promptly at 4 AM both nights that we were there and every step that they took above us was so loud that it would wake us up. But beyond that, we had a nice stay and would recommend this place for anyone that is looking for basic accommodations at a reasonable price in Steamboat.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

They were great. They even let our dog stay there too for a small fee which i think was refundable. A nice area and very nice staff. Parking is a bit tight but we always had a place to park. Bathrooms are clean and up to date. Prices were not too bad. being there on Memorial weeekend we got a discount the 2nd day. Nice! Right in the heart of all the ski lifts too if you want to board or ski.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed a week at the Inn. Ben made us very welcome. He was friendly, accommodating to all of us. We were a group of 38. They had a welcome party for us on our arrival day where everything was outlined and explained. The Happy Hour menu drinks were great. We also had a group dinner on our last night in Steamboat Springs. The menu of items offered to us was wonderful.
I would definitely go back to stay there as well as recommend it to others going to Steamboat Springs for a ski holiday. It is literally the best ski in/out place to stay.
Thanks for a great week.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sevierville, TN
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved everything about our 5 night stay at Ptarmigan with a couple exceptions. Took shuttle from Hayden airport. Dropped off right at front door. Check in was easy and fast. Room was just down hallway from lobby which was nice. Room was very basic. Older style TV box set with a VCR (no DVD). Decent channel selection at least. Furniture was dated but clean and comfortable. Slopeside view was great from room 420. Even had a small balcony to go outside. Ski in was very easy, but ski out required a short walk to Gondola. No big deal only a couple minutes. Access to Gondola Base area village was awesome. Food drinks shops etc. all right there. Now the exceptions: Room 420 did not have wifi access. When we asked what was wrong we were told the wifi did not extend all the way to that side of hotel. Why didn't they tell us that before we got in the room and unpacked? We had to walk to lobby if we wanted wifi. Thankfully Verizon has great signal there. The Snowbird restaurant is right next to the lobby and offers drinks and basic meals. Decent food. Fair price. Lots of locals eat there. That's a good sign. The hotel ran out of coffee packs for the little pot in the rooms. They did offer free cups from the restaurant though. Just a little inconvenient. Overall totally satisfied with the stay and I would stay there again because of the great location and great price.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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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
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