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Telluride Lodge
747 West Pacific Street, Telluride, CO 81435   |  
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Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
Phoenix, AZ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stay elsewhere!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Very upset with lodging here.  We showed up to our unit at 4:30 (4pm check in) and it looked like a tornado hit.  After numerous calls it was finally cleaned a couple hours later.  We then had no keys for the unit or parking passes.  The microwave did not work, we coukd access the hottub, which was disgustingly dirty anyway.  The concierge service initially told me they did not know who I was...we called them no less than 10 times with no help and not one return call we were promised everytime we were brushed off.  I have stayed at dozens of ski resorts and have never experieced anything remotely close to this operation!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a summer (Hiking) trip we took. Stayed in Telluride for about 2 weeks, in July2013, in this Lodge. Short summary: it worked perfectly for our gathering.

The trip: this was a life-time/milestone trip, combined with a scientific conference. Let me not getting into what was the "milestone", suffice to say, we were celebrate life with family.

Note: this is for the lodge, there are separate review for food (AllRed's), the refill stop (Telluride Bottle works -- AKA: wine shop), and grocer (Clark's Market).

The big hikes:
We did a couple of serious hikes:
1. Blue Lake: about 12 miles round trip, 3000 feet elevation
2. Sneffels Highline: about 14 miles circle, 3500 feet elevation
and a bunch of shorter ones.

Why we like it:
1. Amenity
This is a fully furnished lodge -- I mean really furnished nicely and feels just like a home away from home. We had a 3 bedroom 2 bath room unit, with washer and dryer; fully equipped kitchen, large frig, and good gas ranger, a decent sized patio; and common use grills (Webber).
The complex has hot tub and (small) pool.
It is setup for a relax and extended stay, especially for us, who are good cook and love a good homemade meal and a few bottles of good wine, after a long day of hiking in the mountains

2. Location
The complex is next to the Clarks market (separate review), for anything you forget to bring or craving, you can just walk over, without worrying about the pot on the stove.
It is also right off the river trail, you can run, walk, or bike, if you just want to have an easy time.
It is easy to walk to any restaurants and bars, if we are too lazy to cook

3. Price
It is very reasonable, for what we want to have. Summer time the rate is not as crazy as the peak of the sky season. That will be a different trip.

4. Staff
We did not interact too much with the staff, but a few we did talk to, they are very nice, familiar with the area, and extremely helpful.

Overall, we liked the lodge very much, highly recommended. You cannot go wrong with it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TN, USA
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked a condo a Telluride Lodge for a week in the summer as part of science conference held in Telluride. After booking I was distressed to find the Trip Advisor reviews were not that great. Having spent a week in one of their 3 BR condos I have to say it was overall a great choice. The condos are right at the edge of this small town and had good (and free) parking. You can walk everywhere in town. If you want to go up on the the Mountain Village, the free gondala is a 10 minute walk away. The condo was very clean and had a decent kitchen. We visited one of the other condos and found it to be set up somewhat differently, but found it also was clean and with a good kitchen. We had lots of space. While there were no great views from any of the windows, we found this to be a good place to base our visit to T. Moreover, there is a decent grocery store adjacent to the condos. The grocery had a deli and there is also a deli in the small office building also adjacent. So one can walk uptown if you want fine dining or just pick up groceries or a sandwich next door if you want something simpler. Nothing to complain about here except that the free Wi-Fi worked fine for me, but my roommate (also with a PC) had a harder time maintaining a connection.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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san antonio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The reviews already written are accurate--this is a large condo complex owned by various owners and so each unit is different. We stayed over spring break, which is a very busy time in Telluride. We wanted a location near the lifts, so this seemed good. Also, we got a very good price from Silver Star Luxury Properties. We were able to see pictures of the unit (411) before we rented, and it was exactly as pictured. Very clean, modern, comfortable. Our unit was a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with loft, but ended up really working more as a 3/2.5. Our teenaged son stayed in the loft which had a TV and full-size bed.

The configuration of our unit was three-story split-level, and from the upper floors, the views were great.

Here are some tips that weren't publicized when I booked, but were very nice amenities:
1. Unit 411 came with two spa bathrobes for each bedroom. If I had known that, I would not have packed my own!
2. Each bedroom has a humidifier available
3. Each bathroom has a full-sized blow dryer
4. The unit has a washer and dryer
5. As others have said, it is a two-minute indoor walk to Clark's grocery, and that is very handy
6. Kleenex, shampoo, lotion, paper towels, and dishwashing soap are all provided
7. There is a ski closet assigned to each unit. Ours also had sleds in it.

Here are a couple of drawbacks that you might want to consider:
1. Parking is very difficult, and not covered or assigned. There is enough, but you might be quite far from your condo. We arrived late Saturday night, and had to hike across the whole complex from our car to our condo. Fortunately, there are breezeways you can pull under for loading and unloading, but it's hard to figure that out at midnight. Snow was bout a foot deep when we were unloading, so it was really a chore. The weather warmed up, but if it had stayed cold or snowed more, the cars would have stayed buried. Later, we moved the car closer to the unit, but really didn't need it our entire stay. It appears that many other condo complexes have the same problem. I think it's just part of Telluride--it's a rugged town and that's part of the charm.
2. The condo provides lots of staples (see #6 above), but no sugar, coffee filters, or laundry detergent. You might want to bring your own, but again, the grocery store is close
3. There is maid service at no additional charge, but no "do not disturb" sign. The maids came before 9:00 am our first day. The property rental people said they come between 10:00 and 4:00, and it varies from day to day. If you turn them away early in the morning, they do not come back later
4. The walls are thin, but people generally were very considerate, and honored the quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.

Overall, we were very, very happy.

Room Tip: Ask for photos! It seems from reading other reviews that the split levels have the best views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

#305 is tired. Soiled and dirty furniture, bad odor when you enter, mildew in shower grout. The room they call small bedroom as you enter is no more than a utility room (maybe 6 x 6 ft) with a twin bed, no closet. The water heater is right by the bed. Way over priced for what they offer. Also, wi-fi only works 15% of the time. Would not use Telluride Lodge again. Terrible value, misled.

Room Tip: They are misleading in their descriptions, go elsewhere.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LocalTourist81423, Manager at Telluride Lodge, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thanks for your review of Unit #305. I appreciate your honest assessment. And in fact, this unit is scheduled for a facelift in Spring 2014 -- paint, furniture, floors, window coverings. In the meantime, we have priced it as one of our best values in town.
With a fresh deep-cleaning complete Nov. 2013, and needed maintenance done, it should work well for the family needing to stretch the budget.
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denver
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We recently stayed in unit 525 at Telluride Lodge and I was very disappointed with the accomodations. For the price it may have been a decent value, but the lodging was way below my expectations. I would have to recommend spending an additional $30 to $50 a night and avoiding this place.

First, the deck looked about ready to cave in and was sagging in several spots. To make matters worse there was not a single piece of deck furniture. no chair no table.

Second, the walls and floors are thin. The unit above us was in use, and we heard almost everything going on in their unit.

The units were built in the late 70s and nothing has been updated. I was expecting a bed with a sleeper sofa. We had the 1 bed, but the sofa was a small futon that wouldn't even fit 2 kids. The kitchen amenties were barely adequate.

Lastly, the location is on the far side from the Gondola and heart of Telluride. I knew this going in, but upon reflection it was more of a nuisance than I thought.

The management company was fine, no complaints with them. I suppose there is a reason these are priced this low. Again, we were only in unit 525 and did not ask to be moved. I don't know if all units are as poor as this one.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LocalTourist81423, Manager at Telluride Lodge, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of unit #525. Being a studio, it's good for 2 people who want a full kitchen at their disposal. It is true that the units are not well sound-proofed (except the ones most recently remodeled.)
The Deck was replaced in May 2013. The kitchen inventory (reviewed twice a year) is at a full compliment of utensils as of Nov. 2013. And the location is a 10-15 minute walk from the Gondola; the free in-town shuttle has a stop on both the north side and south side of this block, too.
This unit is one that still harkens back to the previous decades, and hasn't had a ton of changes made. Other condos in the complex will vary -- from fully original 1975 to over-the-top upscaled remodel. Each has its own personality. So hopefully, everyone will find one that fits.
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Basic lodging, some fancier lodging is available in Telluride, but reasonable price. You may get really lucky and have a condo that has a very attentive owner, you may get one that looks like the early 90's. However, the location is pretty good for a awl and easy access back to town. This would probably be a 5 star in the winter. Right on the mountain.

Room Tip: If you want main street action stay in town.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Telluride Lodge

Address: 747 West Pacific Street, Telluride, CO 81435
Location: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the largest condominium complexes in Telluride, the Telluride Lodge sits on 5 acres of park-like setting with BBQ stations and plenty of grassy areas in the summer. For guests during the winter season – skiing and other activities are close by with lift 7 right across the street. Approximately one-third of the condos are available for Vacation Rental, in sizes from Studio to 3-bedroom. Each apartment has its own individual style, but all are based on a split-level floorplan. Every residence has a full kitchen and living room, wireless internet access, and parking on site (limit one car per unit). In fall 2011, the new hot tub - one outdoor, one indoor - and steam room reopened for residents' use. Just to the north of the complex is a grocery store and visitor center. Just to the south is the San Miguel River and Telluride Ski Area lift #7. And historic downtown Telluride is 5 short blocks away. ... more   less 
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