My family truly enjoyed our stay in the rocky mountain national park area in July of 2011. We stayed in Estes park for 3 days and then 2 days in Grand lake at the Gateway inn. The west side of RMNP is quite different than the east side.
The hotel is a very nice knotty pine type decor befitting the rockies, sitting outside with the fire pits on the deck at night or spending time in the hot tub on the patio at night was wonderful and the town is neat. We had a room with 2 queen beds with one of the beds having a bunk bed over half of it. It worked very well for our family of 5.
The hotel was a nice place but if you want to eat I would not recommend the restaurant. Although we were the only ones sitting in the restaurant we were ignored for 20 or more mins till I asked about food and menus by the staff only 10 feet away, then when we ordered we waited over an hour for our burgers and fries only to have them brought out very cold. They had actually been ready and sitting for some time. I rarely in my life have walked out of a restaurant but we did not eat that meal or try the restaurant again. We ate meals in town daily and bought snacks at the small store.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gateway Inn is situated along a national scenic byway, 1 mile from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and the charming unspoiled village of Grand Lake. Our spacious & comfortable rooms are furnished in beautiful hand made log furniture with recently purchased upgraded mattresses and bedding to ensure a great night of rest. Guest rooms are equipped with A/C, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, and flat screen satellite TVs. Our amenities include a lounge with shuffleboard, a full bar, and a total body fitness center including sauna, hot tub, weight room, and massage services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Hotel Grand Lake
- Gateway Grand Lake