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“great location”
Review of Ouray Chalet Inn

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Ouray Chalet Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Mission Viejo
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37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed August 22, 2008

What a scenic place Ouray is. Having been to Switzerland many times, I can see why this place is called the Switzerland of America. The Chalet Inn was right on the main street and it was very easy to walk around town. This town is very quaint and I was glad that I had made reservations for 3 nights. The office staff (Laura) helped one of our traveling companions with his new video camera. It was half way through our trip and we were able to do our laundry as there were 2 washers and 2 dryers for us to use. The rooms were big and very clean. We enjoyed our stay here. Take the mine tour. Ask about it at the desk. Make sure you make reservations.

  • Liked — Good service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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Va, Usa
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2008

The location of this hotel is great, we walked to shopping and restaurants, and were able to hike to Box Canyon Falls without first driving to the trailhead. The internet access was fast and without issues. It was nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in the room too. We didn't like the set up of the bathroom, as the swinging doors stopped much of the air flow from the AC during the night (only an issue a small part of the year here), and that the bathroom windows, although frosted for privacy, could not be covered to keep out morning sun. This is not a luxury property, but you're not paying for luxury either. The decor was quite outdated, but everything was clean. The attendants at check-in and check-out were friendly, speedy, and helpful. They asked about our plans, gave us tips, and saved us $$ by selling us passes to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool at the hotel rate. Be sure not to miss the pool!

  • Liked — great front desk staff; dog friendly town; great restaurant list in room
  • Disliked — AC in bathroom area, no window coverings for morning sun
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank MominVA
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Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2008

Myself and a group of friends (5 total) stayed at the Ouray Chalet Inn in 8/08. This is a great place to stay while exploring the area around Ouray. Our plans kept changing and the hotel was very accommodating. Lora (owner) was extremely helpful. She gave us solid advice about which mountain passes we should attempt and accurate advice on how long it would take. One of our group is an avid photographer and Lora gave him great advice on where and when to find the perfect photo. Restaurant advice was just as good. The rooms are big and clean. They have no pool, but a small hot tub was available. Coin operated laundry facilities on location. I recommend this place 100%.

  • Liked — The extremely helpful and friendly staff.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank SRM03
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Chicago
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2008

My fiancee and I stayed here for two nights on our trip through the western part of Colorado. We arrived early in the day and were thrilled to be able to check in that early so we could start our activities in the area. The owner at the desk was full of information which helped us greatly. She told us the best places to hike and what we should really see while we were there. Her husband was quite nice as well. The room was nice and clean with a newer looking bathroom and carpet. Everything was fantastic at the Ouray Chalet Inn. We will definately stay there in the future if we return to that area.

Stayed July 2008
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Thank mames77
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2008

The hotel is very well located in Ouray, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Our room was at basement level, which wasn't great, but the room was okay with a modern bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful and overall this was a pleasant place to stay when we passed through Ouray.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sara_and_Paul
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London
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135 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2008

We decided to stop for a night in Ouray on our recent tour of Colorado and chose the Chalet Inn after checking on trip advisor and were not disappointed. The check-in staff (and cat) were very friendly and helpful, the in-room info of local restaurant menus allowed us to plan ahead where we wanted to eat rather than walk around all night checking menus on doors!

The room, although not the largest, was clean and comfortable. The decor is a little old fashioned but we found that to be part of its charm and it made a change from bland chain properties.

Best of all, the hotel is located on the main street in the heart of Ouray so a great base for exploring this charming little town.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The shower was too powerful!
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank NalaBala
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2008

This hotel is a nice, although not luxurious, property in a very good location in Ouray for a very reasonable price compared to other local hotels. The front desk staff was friendly. The room was average with older bathroom fixtures, but large enough, clean and functional. The location is an easy walking distance from restaurants.

  • Liked — Nice property, convenient location for a reasonable price.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled solo
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Thank SteveTPA
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Additional Information about Ouray Chalet Inn

Property: Ouray Chalet Inn
Address: 510 Main Street, PO Box 544, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Ouray
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ouray Chalet Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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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