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“Good Value and Decent Place” 4 of 5 stars
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Mountain Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Thornton, Colorado
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Value and Decent Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was a decent place to stay. The "cabin" room we were in was clean and well kept with a small kitchen with dishes and two queen beds.
Pros:
Price was very good, clean, kitchen with glasses and a real coffee pot, can of coffee not just a single pot pre measured packet, plenty of towels, rustic interior. Owner was friendly and offered to help if we need anything. Bed was comfortable.

Cons:
Bit of a parking issue as not enough spaces if place is full
Liquor store in what should be the main parking lot (could be a plus depending on your style)
Tiny oddly shaped bathroom hard to maneuver for a large fellow like myself
Squeaky wood floor

Room Tip: Cabin 4 was fine.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Jedadiah W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a fabulous anniversary weekend in Room #5! Great, comfy bed, spotless room, and super-cool antique decor. Couldn't have been happier. And the proprietor was as friendly as could be! The location is fabulous, too! Easy to find, and just minutes from all of the things we wanted to do in Salida. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Coley7178
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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I was traveling on a motorcycle trip when my friend and I discovered this place. We stopped because of the "look" of it. This guy (the owner) has added a few hanging plants and flowers on the small cabins. It is amazing how just a few additions can really make the place stand out. The owner allowed us to use his washer and dryer which is a Godsend when you only pack a few clothes for a long motorcycle trip. When we asked where to go for dinner the owner turned us on to downtown. And what a great downtown Salida is. It really has that “earth friendly” feel. There where people riding bicycles everywhere downtown, heck we even watched belly dancers out in front of the restaurant we ate at. Anyway, back to the motel…the room was very clean, comfortable beds, a full can of Folgers coffee and a real coffee pot, a patio area off the back with patio furniture. All and all just a great little motel for only $75ish a night (when we were there early September).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sean B
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I conned Ira into giving me #2 for the same price as a single. It sleeps 5 with 2 double beds and one single bed. It is rustic and paneled with real wood, even the ceiling. I liked that each towel was a different brand and color, same with the clean sheets. 7-11 across the street with liquor store next door. Ira is a gem, but you better smoke only outside or he will be mad. I hated the sitting chair as it was too hard for my butt. Stay a couple of days and the place grows on you.

It's nice to stay some place that has some character. I have traveled all over the world and this area and motel is a classic!! Book ahead as they fill up fast.

Room Tip: Try to book a cabin, they're more fun.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LouiedaRat
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Abilene, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stopped to check this motel out because of the outside details. Clean, colorful, neat and well thought out. The room was great, quality linens, outside patio, BBQ and a GOOD coffee setup. I really like the heavy mugs for my coffee in the morning. The alarm clock had a Ipod dock and the beds were comfortable. I have spent a lot more money and not gotten the quality and service I received here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Cliff C
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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here for a week while mountain biking in and around Salida and it was perfect. The management couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. The cabin (#2) in which we lived was amazing. Beautifully furnished and comfortable. There were BBQ's outside the back for client use and lots of outdoor seating/tables etc. overlooking the mountains. The bathroom is in need of refurbishment, and this is on the agenda but it didn't detract in anyway from the enjoyment of our stay here. Highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MtbKiwi
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The rooms are clean and comfortable decorated in a kitschy 50's/60's style. Full size coffee makers (and coffee!) in every room - a definite plus! The staff was helpful with whatever requests or questions that we asked.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank auntieanne_7
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Property: Mountain Motel
Address: 1425 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-3203
Location: United States > Colorado > Salida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hitchin' Post Motel, formerly know as the Mountain Motel welcomed its first guests in 1947. In 1996, six more rooms were built to accommodate the tremendous influx of visitors to the motel. The Hitchin' Post Motel has been a family endeavor, being locally owned and operated since 1947... Over 55 years! In December 2011, the owners of The Mountain Motel felt that it was time to showcase the charm and history of the motel by changing the name to The Hitchin' Post Motel representing the by-gone era of the 1940's, 50's and 60's. After transforming the office area into a lounge and reading room, the energetic owners set to work to begin outfitting the remaining nine rooms with an exhaustive inventory of Mountain Western Retro furniture, fixtures and room decor. Their vision to make the Hitchin'Post, Salida's FIRST "boutique mote;" and reinventing an American icon - the roadside motel is coming to life!Foremost in the minds of the staff at the Hitchin'Post Motel is to provide guests with a comfortable, cozy, distinctive and memorable stay. One-size DOES NOT fit all! Each room has been reimagined to bring in the owner's own style to make each room personable and "one-of-a-kind." Room decor is "Mountain Western Retro" - reminiscent of properties dating back to the 1940's, 1950's, and early 1960's. We consider our motel an ever evolving work of "motel art," where updates and decor are an on-going effort. We pride ourselves on being the only local motel to bring the "boutique motel" experience to guests visiting Salida.A locally owned motel, the Hitchin' Post Motel is noticeably different in look and feel from other hotel/motel chains - we love it when our guests are pleasantly "surprised" to find that the motel offers much more than a room to sleep.We invite YOU to share our "Mountain Western Retro" experience! Whether it be... Sharing a bowl of chili on a cold day with other guests, or sipping the special "Hitchin'Post Ice Tea on a hot day... Your stay at the Hitchin'Post Motel in Salida, Colorado will be a memory to share forever and keep you coming back, year after year. ... more   less 
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