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“Comfortable but dated”
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Caravan Inn
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
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Joshua, Texas
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189 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Comfortable but dated”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

On our vacations, we often try to avoid the chain motels. Reviews of the Caravan Inn seemed to indicated that it was what we were looking for. In most respect, it fulfilled our expectations. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. Fixtures were somewhat dated, especially the 19-inch TV. Desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The major shortcoming was the WiFi which was subpar. When you could access it, it was very slow and would often drop connection after a few minutes.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

If you are looking for a pet-friendly, family-owned inn in Glenwood Springs, CO, you should consider the Caravan Inn on Grand Avenue. We recently stayed there for two nights with our Great Pyrenees and truly enjoyed ourselves. The inn is conveniently located - away from the interstate - and within walking distance of a dog park and the river walk path.

Our room was clean and spacious. While other guests had pets too, we had no issue with noise. Slept great. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed both the hottub and outdoor pool during our stay. Better breakfast than most inns with pancakes, eggs and sausage among the breakfast items, The coffee was excellent and hot too! All in all, an outstanding value. We will happily come back to the Caravan Inn again - and we will not hestitate to bring the dog!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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BHille, Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
Dear Guest,

We enjoyed having you and Lady as our guests and are happy that you will always consider the Caravan Inn when visiting Glenwood Springs. Please keep in mind to make advance reservations when bringing Lady as not all rooms are pet friendly. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

We (a family of 5) stayed one night in a room with 2 queens and a sofa bed for less than $100. We stayed hear because of TRIPADVISOR comments. I read all the comments for this place. We found the staff to be very friendly and most helpful. Before we booked the room the staff allowed us to see the room to make sure it was okay for us to stay in. The room was clean which is the #1 criteria for us. Yes the room needed to be aired out but this was understandable if it was closed up all day with no circulation. We did not try the a/c. The pool was good and the breakfast okay. Bottomline Good Value and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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BHille, General Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments. It's always good to hear that we are providing a good and clean product. And, I love to hear that my staff is "friendly and most helpful." We appreciate your acknowledgment and we look forward to your next visit.
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Winchester, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

We found the room to be very clean, plenty of towels. The outdoor pool and hot tub were clean as well. The breakfast bar provided warm eggs and sausage, pancakes as well as the usual cold pastries, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, muffins, milk, o.j., coffee and tea. We felt like it was a great start for the day. The hotel was a little way from the hot springs pool but it was not a problem to find any places. The room also had a mini frig and microwave, which we really appreciated. There is washer and dryer available. Free parking and wi-fi. The staff was awesome and helped us locate particular places of interest. I didn't have to have a credit card to hold the room, although upon registering a cash deposit is necessary that is returned upon check-out. No room service for meals, but there is a restaurant in the same parking lot.

Room Tip: Ask if there is any package deals for the hot springs pool, ski lift, or other attractions.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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BHille, General Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Inn. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we are even more thrilled to have you come back.
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 12 May 2011

This is a motel, not a hotel with room service or 600-thread count sheets, so with that said... if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, affordable place to unwind after a day of rafting or hiking the Caravan Inn is tops in motels. I stayed here for a weekend with a group of friends for a rafting trip and I just made a reservation to return next month. The friendly service starts with the reservation, you're already made to feel welcomed. The room is a standard motel room with a couple extra bonuses. There is a small fridge which was great for storing the deli food and beverages we picked up at the grocery store that is across the street. If you played hard during the day and want to wash your clothes, they have laundry facilities on-site. You can log onto your laptop free of charge in your room or use the computer available in the lobby. At this motel you can be assured that you DON'T have to stand with your hand on the TV just to get reception and that you DON'T have to do a dance in the shower just to get wet because of the lousy showerhead and water pressure typical of many motels. You can also trust that the pool they have is actually a decent size, clean and functional one. I couldn't ask for anything more at this value. As others have said, it's a little south of some of the highlights in town but my friends and I enjoyed the nice walks in the warm summer evenings.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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BHille, Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 14 June 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments. I am thrilled to hear that you rated us"tops in motels." I look forward to seeing you next month so that we can continue to provide you with our quality service and accommodations.

Sincerely,
Barbara Hille
Caravan Inn Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2011

We stayed here for a very short amount of time as we arrived at about 11PM and left at 7AM, so this was our quick experience here. We just needed a cheap place to stay and sleep so tried this out. When we got there, luckly there was still someone at the property. They usually leave at 11PM and will stick your key on the door. Well we got out key and went to the room and the lock wouldn't work. The whole lock was dead. So had to go back and get another room. Went in that room and it was just a plain room with two beds. In the bathroom, a dirty wash rag was left on the bathtub for us. Then as my wife was in the bathroom a giant spider crawled out of the bathtub and tried to eat her! (not really, but yeah, big spider = scared wife). So my wife was grossed out now. The beds were hard and small. But it served it purpose I suppose. They claim to have a "awesome" breakfast, but it was no more than a continental breakfast with frozen french toast that you have to stick in the microwave...

The best part was that you can back your car right up to the door of your room. So it was nice and easy to unload/load at least.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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BHille, General Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 19 May 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I'm happy to know that our front desk was available for your late check in. I'm sorry that you experienced some flaws in your stay as there are no excuses for housekeeping to leave a dirty rag and have an unoperable lock, again my apologies. Thank you for letting us know as I was able to address and correct the issues with my staff. I hope you will try us again on your next visit to Glenwood Springs.
Sincerely,
Barbara Hille
Caravan Inn Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2011

We just wanted something cheap for one night and pulled in here randomly. It's an old style Motor Inn hotel. However, the room was remodeled, clean, had a fridge and free wireless. Half the price of the nat'l chains up the road and surprisingly clean and updated. Free breakfast too.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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BHille, Manager at Caravan Inn, responded to this review, 22 April 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with the Caravan Inn. I was happy to read that we " pleasantly surprised" you with our accommodations. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and I hope to see you again when visting Glenwood Springs.

Sincerely,
Barbara Hille
Caravan Inn Manager
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Property: Caravan Inn
Address: 1826 Grand Ave, Hwy 82, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4112
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Region: United States > Colorado > Glenwood Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Caravan Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caravan Inn is nestled in the beautiful Colorado Rockies providing you with an amazing scenery the moment you step outside of your room. Conveniently located in Glenwood Springs just 1 mile from the world's largest hot springs pool, the natural vapor caves at the Yampah Spa, and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. All accommodations come with a deluxe continental breakfast, in room refrigerators, and complimentary wireless internet access. Cool off in our outdoor pool(seasonal) or relax in the outdoor hot tub after you've experienced some of the many activities offered in Glenwood Springs. When making reservations inquire about our various activity packages. ... more   less 
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