When researching hotels in Estes Park, we were originally leaning toward staying at the Stanley just because of its history and reputation. After reading some bad reviews about it on trip advisor, we decided to stay at the Maxwell Inn since it was rated #1 and because of the low prices. When we arrived at Denver airport, I called the Maxwell to see if we could check in early. They were very accommodating and had our room ready 2 hours earlier than the check-in time. The room was on the small side, but still big enough for our needs. The bathroom was quite small, but hey, it's a hotel room, not a house. Everything was very clean-no grime or cobwebs or gross stuff. I'm a microbiologist by profession so I tend to be very picky about cleanliness and the shower, toilet, and bed all looked very clean and I felt comfortable during our stay.
The owners were very knowledgeable of the area and recommended things to do and restaurants. On the day we left, they even gave us ideas for things to do in Denver while we waited for our late flight home.
Also, I thought the Maxwell was in a great location. It was a 5-10 minute walk to the shopping area and many of the restaurants. The walk to that area puts you right at the start of the shops (versus starting out in the middle) so you could walk all the way down one side of the street and come back up the other side and right back to the hotel.
Stay at the Maxwell and you'll be happy with your choice. The only thing I would have liked is that if they had been selling rooms through Orbitz because I had a coupon for 15% off a hotel room with them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family owned and operated hotel, The Maxwell Inn is a ten minute river walk from downtown, is just three miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, and is centrally located to experience the best Estes Park has to offer. The cozy rooms feature handmade alder furniture, comfortable linens and custom made bed duvets. Our hot tub and flagstone patio with fire pit are both a great place to relax after a long day in the park or after a stroll through the shops downtown. The owners are happy to ensure your vacation to Estes Park is a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Sage Hotel
- Mountain Sage Estes Park