Ouray is a great location to stay if you’re touring the San Juan Mountains area of Colorado. It’s a small historic town, so choices for hotels are limited. I chose the Chalet Inn due to TripAdvisor recommendations. The rate was very good (about $65/night) and it was located in the center of the little town within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The Bon Ton restaurant in the basement of the St. Elmo Hotel a block away was pretty good.
The hotel is run by very conscientious management. So you’ll find clean rooms and helpful staff. However, this is a very old hotel and the room I had for 3 nights was comparable to a guest room in your grandmother’s house. The room was small with a tiny bathroom and had very old furnishings. There was even piped in lounge music from the fifties and sixties through a speaker on the wall (which can be turned off fortunately!). The room I was given was in the basement portion of this 2 story hotel, but there was natural light coming from a window looking into the back of the property. However, I could hear the guest above me walking around at 5:30 a.m., so noise may be an issue for you.
Now being more familiar with Ouray, I would look into spending a little more money and staying at one of the other hotels within a two minute walk of this one. Not that there’s anything really wrong with this hotel if you’re comfortable with old furnishings and a no-frill stay. It’s quiet and cared for, just not a place where you’ll want to spend much time in your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When choosing a Ouray Hotel, you have many options. The best choice is the one that gives you local, family-owned hospitality combined with centralized access to our unmatched outdoor lifestyle. We are conveniently located within walking distance to the local social life, shopping, entertainment, and the dining experience of this small western town. Ouray Chalet Inn is your best choice. Amenities, Parking & Convenience are the three "have-to's" for most travelers. Ouray Chalet Inn offers all three. Our commitment to our guests is to ensure that you made the best choice for a Ouray Hotel. Our amenities include, WIFI, in-room refrigerator and microwave, and satellite TV. We are located directly on Main Street, and offer Free Onsite Parking, and are only walking steps away from local stores, dining, shopping and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ouray Chalet Hotel
- Ouray Chalet Motel