We stayed on two different occasions at the Alpine Trail Inn. I am very impressed with this motel – the rooms are very clean, beds are firmly comfortable, and the shower (flow) is good.
Both times we had queen size beds and didn’t have any problems with the size. I was impressed with their comfort as most motel beds have saggy middles.
What I didn’t like is that some of the parking is limited. Most of the units have parking outside the door and the convenience was great. There are about 4 rooms that do not have assigned parking spaces and, if the motel is sold out and it is near dinner or lunch hour, the approximately 8-10 spaces where the 4 units’ guests would typically park were taken by diners at the restaurant.
Ahh, the restaurant. . . excuse me while I reminisce for a moment. It was exceptional and I can’t say enough about the food. We went to a few restaurants in Estes Park and were disappointed in the food elsewhere but the on-site restaurant food was delicious, absolutely delicious. Don’t expect fancy, it is not gourmet and it is not a linen napkin restaurant but the food is homemade and freshly prepared with great recipes.
We stayed at the Alpine Trail Inn because it is #1 on Tripadvisor. The following day when we checked out of the motel, I found out why it is #1 – the managers/proprietors have posted a flyer with a shameless solicitation for positive comments on Tripadvisor. I thought it was very tacky, however, not too many hotel and motels can brag about their high standards and remain consistent on those standards. Actually, because of this, I was looking to be critical but have only one negative comment – just the parking situation. It really is a nice motel.
Regardless of the parking, you can’t go wrong with this motel. A previous commenter implied that the motel seemed too far from Estes Park. Actually, we loved the location of the motel. It seemed in the middle between Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park and was far enough away to avoid congestion.
My recommendation is that you skip the balcony rooms and ask for a large room with good parking. And definitely make reservations for dinner.
- Also Known As:
- Alpine Trail Ridge Hotel Estes Park
- Alpine Trail Ridge Hotel
- Alpine Trail Ridge Motel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for exceptionally clean, comfortable accommodations, knowledgable and friendly hosts, beautiful views of the mountains, and close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, then we're the place for you. Free high-speed wireless internet access. We specialize in hiking information, also have the Sundeck Restaurant on property. AAA, Mobil rated, extensive remodeling in 2003. Aspen-shaded heated outdoor pool. Reasonable alternative to the chain motels. Photo is view from back building balconies. ... more less
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