We have stayed at the St. Elmo several times. We love it. It is small enough to feel like you are in a B&B and visit with other guests. But, as a small hotel, it is large enough to avoid others and be very private if that is what you prefer.
Wine & munchies in the evening were enjoyed in the parlor with another 6-8 guests. Breakfast was very good with lots of variety -- fruit, cereals, hot waffles, juice, etc.
Each of the rooms we have stayed in has been remodeled. This time we were in the Alpenglow room. We have also stayed in a Deluxe room. We liked the Deluxe room just as well as the Alpenglow and it was somewhat less expensive. Be sure to ask for your AAA discount if you are a AAA member.
Lowest season rates are a terrific bargain -- about half price on weekdays!
Our only complaint is that there is only one room with a king bed. We wish there were more.
We also like the convenience of the Bon Ton restaurant which is just downstairs. But, we had a less-than-great experience there this past trip. Please see separate restaurant review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time and relive the glory days of Colorado's col-or-ful past... At the St. Elmo Hotel in Ouray, Col-orado. Once bustling with gold and sil-ver seek-ers, Ouray today is a pic-turesque ham-let, sur-rounded by 14,000 foot peaks in the majes-tic San Juan moun-tains of south-west Col-orado. The St. Elmo Hotel is a lov-ingly restored, turn-of-the-century inn located in the heart of Ouray, Col-orado, a national his-toric dis-trict. Dec-o-rated with Vic-to-rian flair and full of period antiques, this 9-room Col-orado bed and break-fast inn delights guests with a wine & cheese social hour every after-noon in the cozy par-lor and a full buf-fet break-fast every morn-ing served in the sunny break-fast room. After spend-ing the day dis-cov-er-ing a new hik-ing trail or the fine shops in the area, a soak in the out-door hot tub is a great way to relax while sur-rounded by the beau-ti-ful San Juan mountains. ... more less
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