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“Nice place with flaws” 4 of 5 stars
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Mountain Lodge at Telluride
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, CO 81435   |  
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Ranked #4 of 18 hotels in Telluride
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Santa Fe, NM
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8 hotel reviews
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“Nice place with flaws”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a well run, high end hotel. The service and location is great but at least the loft condo units have some flaws you wouldn't expect. First there is no AC so if you are there in the summer in a hot spell the loft sleeping area is uncomfortably stuffy as there is no outside ventilation. This could be easily remedied by having the skylights operable but they are not. Also the patio is too small for the large uncomfortable chairs and the doors to the patio open out and conflict with the chairs. Also the audio system is hopelessly outdated and has no provision for ipod connection. Not what you expect in a high end operation. Also the $21 resort fee is not quoted when you book the room and the $20 parking fee for parking on the street seems excessive.

Room Tip: Don't book loft condo when it's hot
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello Shelterform!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of us on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the staff and the location. Fortunately, up here in Mountain Village, we are not typically very warm, with highs in low to mid 70s most days in the summer and lows in the 40s and 50s. During your visit, we did experience above-normal temperatures, but considering the generally mild summertime climate at 9500 feet, we are lucky in that we don't necessitate air-conditioning. While we do have ipod docking stations in every bedroom in our hotel, I agree that it would be nice to have upgraded stereos in the living areas of our rooms. Depending on your method of booking the room, you should have seen the resort fee percentage listed as well as the parking fee. As our parking is limited and is the only least expensive parking offered in our area, we feel that this price is fair. Overall, we are very glad that you found the chance to visit Telluride and would love to have you come visit us again. If there is anything else regarding your stay that you would like to speak with me about, please feel free to contact me directly.

Have a great day!
Doug Hendrickson
Front Office Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at the Mountain Lodge for 5 nights in a 2 bedroom condo. The accommodations were great. The staff was very friendly and responsive to any of our requests. We had a view of the mountains and highly recommend this. It was awesome to return to the condo after a day of hiking to relax on the balcony with the awesome view. I read a previous review which mentioned wifi issues. On our stay, the wifi worked flawlessly and my internet speed app recorded over 15mbps download.

The proximity of the resort to the free gondola offers guest easy access to Mountain Village and the town of Telluride. There is also easy and convenient access to the many awesome hiking and biking trails on the mountains. We dined at the Mountain Lodge restaurant about 3 times. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. We will definitely stay at the Mountain Lodge resort again.

Room Tip: Views of the mountains are worth the extra expense.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello George B!

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your summer visit here with us at the Mountain Lodge and we hope that you will find the occasion to come hike and bike with us again, soon!

Take care,
Doug Hendrickson
Front Office Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just recently returned from 4 nights here. Our 1BR suite was very well appointed with a super comfortable bed and had a wonderful view of the mountains. The staff was all friendly and helpful, and the pool area was a pleasant place to hang out in the afternoons with a tremendous view. Easy walk to the Gondola and the adjacent grocery store. Our one dinner in the restaurant / bar was good but the menu is pretty simple. On the downside the suite was quite small, three people (using the sofa bed) made it quite cozy and only two could fit at a time on the balcony, and sofa bed users have to go through the bedroom to reach the bathroom. Four would be a crowd here. On-site guest parking is tight and outdoors (I think the small garage is for owners), and they hit you up for $20 a day for the privilege. You don't need a car in Telluride so avoid one if you can. I could see parking being a real hassle in the winter with the snow. Lastly they were revamping the Wi-Fi system while we were there so access kept crashing - bad luck for us and they posted a notice, but still an annoyance. Overall Mountain Lodge is a great value - I'd give it 4 1/2 stars if I could - and we'd definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Not all rooms face the mountains - ask for one with a view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello Buzzfan!

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay including your interactions with our staff. While the one bedroom suites are comfortable for a couple of people, we believe that our two bedroom suites and condos offer an excellent value when you have more than 2 or 3 people. We have since upgraded our Internet to be among, if not the fastest, in the area. We apologize for any intermittent outages you may have experienced during the time of your stay. We do have both indoors (valet) and outside parking, both available for $20 per day, making it the least expensive parking in Mountain Village. Overall, we hope you had a great time in Telluride and that you will consider visiting us again in the future.

Have a great day!
Doug Hendrickson
Front Office Manager
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just got back from a couple of nights at the Mountain Lodge in June and absolutely loved it! We fell in love with Telluride and loved staying in the village. You park your car and never have to get in it again due to the free gondola system. We were traveling with our 2 kids, 9 and 11 and stayed in 1BR suite, which had plenty of room for us all. There is a big pullout couch and even room for a rollaway too. The service is excellent, the kitchen fully equipped, the kids loved the pool and the hot tub and you can't beat the setting. Just GO!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a mountain/river view room as opposed to one facing the parking lot
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hello HotOCMama!

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We always like to hear about families having a good time in Telluride. Hopefully your family will consider making it a tradition! It is definitely hard to beat the view from our pool...

Take care!
Doug H
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Durango, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at the Mountain Lodge. It was comfortable, clean, beautifully appointed and at the same time homey. The service was incredible, and especially we would like to commend Heather Nelson, our reservation agent - for the wonderful service she gave us.
The bar and grill serves a great breakfast as well....
it is well run!

Room Tip: The executive suites are wonderful - with a great kitchen!~
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Green Features: They are very "green". Although we don't judge hotels by their environmental practices - they seemed to be on top of it.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hello Christy!

Thank you for writing a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor! We are grateful to learn that you enjoyed the Mountain Lodge and working with Heather. Come see us again, soon!
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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed in a one-bedroom suite for five nights. For starters, the customer service at the front desk was fantastic! Upon arriving, we were greeted and were able to check in promptly. They provided us details of the grounds (parking, access to the gondola, pool, hot tub, restaurant/bar, nearby grocery store, etc.). Our suite was unbelievable--the view of the mountains right outside our balcony! Because our suite had a full kitchen, we were able to bring our own groceries and cook dinner a few nights during the week. A great way to save some money! Also, the gondola station is just a few minutes away next door to the grocery store. The hotel offers a shuttle ride there or you can access it easily via a sidewalk/trail near the lodge. The gondola ride into Telluride was approximately 10 minutes from Mountain Village--not bad! The concierge supplied us with magazines on Telluride and pamphlets on fun activities throughout the town (and nearby towns). We also took advantage of their swimming pool, which was perfect on a hot, summer afternoon. Initially, we planned to stay in Telluride to be closer to the shops and restaurants, but in hindsight we are overjoyed we chose to stay in Mountain Village at the Mountain Lodge instead. This place is quiet and you really get to experience nature--mountains, the wilderness, etc. And we were looking to squeeze in some R&R! Overall, our experience at Mountain Lodge was top-notch! This place was very convenient, affordable, and accommodating. We would certainly stay here again and highly recommend it to others as well.

  • Stayed June 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hello Melinda!

We appreciate your comments about your recent stay with us. As someone who lives in Telluride and works in Mountain Village, I feel that I also understand the differences and highlights of both communities and how they work together to offer visitors a unique experience. Telluride becomes the biggest attraction to people staying in Mountain Village and Mountain Village the biggest attraction to those staying in Telluride. All told, we are just happy to hear that you had a great time in our community and we will hope to see you soon as a return guest.

Have a great day!
Doug H
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Phoenix
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were able to check in early as well as upgrade to a junior suite thanks to Robert and Doug!! Robert and Doug were extremely friendly, helpful and gave us good suggestions about the town, Bridal Veil Falls, and helped map out our trip to Breckenridge for a more scenic drive. So thanks you guys!! In fact, the entire staff was very friendly.At one point, we had called the desk to ask them to print out some maps. Not only did they print them out, but they had someone deliver them right to our door. Wow! What service.Our room was awesome, our patio offered beautiful views of the mountains and the gondola's. It was quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. Did I mention our room 2014 was awesome? Two fireplaces, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room and king size bed. And yes, we did use the fireplaces for the chilly mornings.We had breakfast at The View restaurant right on the property and our waiter was very nice, friendly, and we had a nice chat as to how he came to live in Telluride. Seems like everyone comes for a season, and never leaves. The food was excellent, the coffe good. It was a short distance to walk to the free gondola's which you take to get downtown. It was perfect. We didn't move our car for two days. The gondola is a beautiful scenic ride; we saw an Elk on our last day right under us. This resort is beautiful and we came at a perfect time of the year as it wasn't crowded and the rates were very good. There is a grocery store by the gondola's. It's pricey, but has whatever you need. So bring your bikes, your walking sticks, your adventure and definitely stay here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 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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MLTfrontdesk, Front Office Manager at Mountain Lodge at Telluride, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hello Bunky!

Thank you for your kind comments! Robert and I recall talking with you and having a good time. Our jobs are pretty fun when we are helping people as nice as yourselves. We hope you had a great time in Breckenridge, too!

Take care!
Doug H
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Also Known As:
Mountain Lodge At Telluride Hotel
Mountain Lodge At Telluride Hotel Telluride
Mountain Hotel Telluride
Telluride Mountain Hotel
Address: 457 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, CO 81435
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Location: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Telluride
#2 Family Hotel in Telluride
#2 Romantic Hotel in Telluride
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Telluride
#3 Luxury Hotel in Telluride
#5 Business Hotel in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mountain Lodge at Telluride 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Telluride hotel options include spacious hotel suites and condo rentals. Mountain Lodge Telluride has never been better, with slope-side convenience, upscale amenities and gracious services, Mountain Lodge at Telluride completes the ultimate Telluride skiing experience. Located in the contemporary Mountain Village resort community, our resort is ideally located midway up Telluride Mountain. Surrounded by panoramic views of the majestic San Juan Mountains, our hotel features three log-and-stone buildings and a main lodge, whose tremendous lobby is warmed by an immense river-rock fireplace. Gleaming with rich leather and rustic Western elegance, the lobby also features the View Bar and Grill, perfect for quiet afternoon and evening gatherings while on your Telluride vacation. ... more   less 
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