I just stayed at the Gateway Inn again. I stayed there about 5 years ago, just expecting a hotel room and really enjoyed my stay. I’ve been there 4 times since, once with my wife and three kids and other times with friends. Everybody I’ve been with loves it.
Things I like:
Pretty much in Grand Lake, but overlooking it with a view of the mountains and the lake from the main room, the big deck outside that room as well. I call it a lobby, but it is a big area with high ceilings, a bar, some games, windows with views and a nice fireplace. It’s very comfortable to be in, with friends or with my kids (although i usually only see children occasionally) When we go out to dinner and do something in town I often just look forward to getting back to the inn and be with people there, hang out, watch TV, play the sliding puck game, board games, read, etc
The rooms are nice. Clean, things seem new and clean, and the beds very comfortable. It always seems quiet. The furniture is new but is made out of debarked tree limbs and logs, very cool. The ceilings are high, ventilation is good and the water was warm and stayed warm.
The decorations and furnishings around the Inn are interesting and add alot. They lock it up at about 10 but it’s easy to get in with your key. It feels pretty secure.
Downstairs they have a conference room, very nice facility, they have a very clean outdoor whirlpool, big enough for 6-8 people, with awesome views. They have a sauna and an exercise room, very clean though I didn’t use them - planned to but just didn’t have time. The bar is great and they have some food, but it’s pretty basic though good quality. Usually stay about 2-3 nights.
I haven’t stayed in the rooms with a view, they’re a bit more and I’m usually not in my room that much.
I’m giving it 5 stars. Not because it was perfect in every way, but it was perfectly balanced: clean rooms, good sleep, good price, great time, fast free wifi, etc. and the can’t wait to stay there again factor.
- 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. *( we no longer provide a free Continental Breakfast with the purchase of a room) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Hotel Grand Lake
- Gateway Grand Lake