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“What personal service” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Columbia
301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
Dallas
1 review
“What personal service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

I have not actually stayed at the Hotel Columbia yet, but I wanted to talk about the service that has been provided so far. Scott the GM of all people has taked the time to go over room descriptions and assured me that my family will have a great trip. The hotel is finishing a big renovation and I wanted to make sure I am getting a room that will fit my family. Scott has worked dilligently to make sure our stay will be flawless. If I receive this kind of help before the stay, I cant wait to get to Telluride.

Stayed January 2008
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2007

This place was fabulous. Great location - just across from the Gondola, very friendly staff and pet friendly. In fact, tney liked our dog so much they upgraded us to the penthouse suite which is a fantastic room - it's along the roofline so lots of neat bends and angles, had a kitchen and a huge tub with a picture window out to the mountain. The inclusive breakfast was the best we had on our trip (we mainly stayed at Comfort Inn's, Quality Inn's and Best Western's) - this was more of a 4 star kind of spread.

We left wanting to come back and buy some property in Telluride (if only we were to win the lottery) - what an special place.

PS for dog owners... Telluride was the most dog friendly place we went during our road trip. We could bring him up on the gondola and hike around the trails - so fun!

  • Liked — location, location, location
  • Disliked — having to valet park - but it was fine really - we never needed our car until checkout.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

Best location in Telluride. Next to Gondola, shops, restaurants, and rooms are huge. We enjoyed Hot Air balloon landings from our window. Perfect in every way.

  • Liked — large room
  • Disliked — Breakfast item selections very basic
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2007

Last time we visited Telluride we stayed up at the ski area in the
"Mountain Village". I found it to be overpriced and boring! The Town of Telluride is the place to stay - and at the Hotel Columbia! Right
across the street from the free Gondola, nice rooms, hot tub with views, great continental breakfast (awesome homemade granola), very friendly staff! Only a couple of blocks from the main street, and steps away from great restaurants, (including the one in the hotel).
This is the ideal location for sure.

Stayed March 2007
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new york
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2007

Overall we had a good experience at the Hotel Columbia. Our room was clean and spacious and the staff was friendly and accomodating. The location is excellent - being close to the gondola was very convenient. The hotel provides storage lockers for ski equipment so we did not have to lug our equipment very far. We did not need a car as everything is in walking distance. The only negatives were 1) we felt that the bed could have been more comfortable and 2) we wished there was more variety in the continental breakfast because we got sick of eating the same food every day.

Stayed January 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2006

We once again spent the last week of ski season and the Columbia. As always everything was great. You really are treated like family here. The maids are great, front desk staff friendly, and scott the GM even took us skiing for a few runs. They really go out of there way to make sure it is a wonderful vacation. While we are away skiing the front desk staff watches and walks our dog. I cant say enough about this town and this wonderful small hotel.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Round Rock, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

We stayed here in early summer, before the larger crowds arrived for the Jazz fest and other activities.

Our room was large and extremely comfortable: king bed with nice, comfy linens and comfortable pillows, pull-out sofa, chairs, desk, mini-fridge, large armoir w/TV & VCR, 2 large windows. Family was in adjoining room - their room was smaller but lovely & spacious with a king bed and a neat game table (checkerboard w/ game pieces). Bathrooms were wonderful - very spacious and impeccably clean. Ours had a separate tub and large shower, sink with large vanity and drawers (!!), nice amenities, and a door that opened onto a teeny balcony.

Hotel has a game room, which was a nice place to hang out while waiting for everyone to get ready for dinner.

Ask for a room away from the gondola if you're a light sleeper - the gondola runs at different hours, depending on the season.

The breakfast was delicious and fresh. Juice, quiche, wonderful breads (scones, muffins, fruit breads), cereals, yogurt, etc. The leftover breads are placed in the lobby - you can nosh on some later if you need a snack!

The staff is very friendly and accommodating - we all felt quite at home. A local cat often visits the lobby in the evening. The lobby is comfortable and cozy, with a large fireplace.

Parking is free, the lot is small. So, you leave your key with the desk person so that they can move the cars when they need to. You pull up right next to the door by the stairs, so unpacking and packing your car is a breeze.

The location is ideal, right across from the free gondola and within walking distance of many nice restaurants. Actually, you're within walking distance of the entire town, since you probably will not need your vehicle unless you're driving out of town.

We had a great stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Columbia

Address: 301 West San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Location: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Telluride
#7 Romantic Hotel in Telluride
#7 Business Hotel in Telluride
#11 Family Hotel in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your winter Telluride ski vacation, family retreat or summer in paradise.We are contemporary, yet timeless. Situated on the San Miguel River at the base of the world famous Telluride Ski Resort, we are within walking distance to all the restaurants, shops, and adventure that Telluride has to offer. The Hotel Columbia is proud to host Telluride’s premiere restaurant, the Cosmopolitan.Our hotel delivers a new benchmark of personalized service with attention to every detail before, during, and after your stay. You will enjoy Telluride lodging at its finest in our hotel rooms and condos. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our spirit of hospitality in the Rocky Mountains. ... more   less 
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