We stayed at the Historic Western Hotel to stay at a cheap place in downtown Ouray. True to their description, it was cheap and the room was just a bed. That was fine because we knew that we weren't going to spend much time in the hotel.
We booked the hotel 5 months ago because I am the type of person that needs to know everything is taken care of far in advance of a vacation. When we got there, the owner was at the front desk. He gave us a room key and said "it should be clean, but if not, let him know." A little weird, but OK. We walked upstairs, opened the door, and found that someone's belongings were still in the room!! When we walked back downstairs and explained that someone was still in the room, he gave us another key and said to "try it out" and let him know if someone was still in THAT room. This is making me nervous that not only would we walk in on someone, but what would happen to our belongings in the room while we were out in the town? What if he gave someone the key to my room?
Anyway, the second room was unclean but no one appeared to be checked into it. He said he would have the room cleaned and in the meantime gave my husband a free beer for the trouble. He didn't give me a free beer because I "didn't speak up fast enough."
The room itself was very very hot. There are no fans, the window opens to a little space between the rooms on the other wing, and no air conditioning. We had to sleep with the door to our room open because it was so unbearably hot.
There were stains on the carpet and debris littering the halls. Everything needed to be cleaned.
Ouray would have been my favorite town in CO to visit if it hadn't been for this hotel and the owner putting a very negative spin on our vacation. I preferred to sleep in the car.
- Also Known As:
- Historic Western Ouray