We stayed at this hotel from May 30th thru June 3rd, 2021. We are a family of four, my TWO sons (16 and 20), ONE wife and myself.
The hotel is located towards the end of Main street, at the north end of town and a short distance (walkable) away from "downtown". Please note that this town only has one main road, called Main street!
During peak season, we were told that parking spaces would be quite difficult to find in town, but you could easily walk (maybe a mile and a half) to town and enjoy dining and drinking with great views.of the mountains.
The rear of the hotel faces the Uncompahgre river, with access to the river itself. So we could open our patio doors or sit on the patio and listen to the sounds of the river and just relax. There is also a trail that follows the river, which can be taken for a nice long walk.
There is a place with hotspring (not owned by the hotel) fed water, and is at a walking distance from the hotel. They do charge a fee for the usage of the pools. While we did not use it, the place seems to be quite busy all day. If that is too public for you ,the hotel has a reservable hot tub.
The hotel room was roomy with two high king beds, which were very comfortable to sleep on. The sink is outside the bathroom, which was convenient for us, as we could brush our teeth, wash my face to get rid of hangover eyes, etc. While one of our teenagers could stink up the bathtoom!
There was television available with direct tv, so we did catch the NBA playoffs. There is one of them fake fireplace with fake flame, it does add a certain charm to the room, I guess. The air-conditioning unit worked well, so did the baseboard heater (a bit slow to hear up). The breakfast was continental, with muffins, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal and cereal, Poptarts, bottled juices, milk, soy milk, almond milk, bagels and ofcourse the much loved and needed COFFEE. Yes, they had apples too. They do close the breakfast at 9:30 AM.
Jeep tours do pick you up from this hotel, and many sights are a short drive away. Sights such as cascade falls, box canyon falls, and breathtaking views of Alps like mountains.
I rate this hotel a 5 out of 5, because of the.location, ambiance, service (very prompt and friendly).
The one issue we had was that their wifi was down one day and quite spotty another day. This caused a civil war with us hapless adults on one side and two angry teenagers on the other. To be fair, the older one had a college assignment to complete. we did pull out the "life is not all about wifi" card. But it was shredded.
WARNING:If you have TMOBILE, you will have zero cell reception anywhere in Ouray. I do not know about other carriers. Pics of the river, etc.