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“Quaint, charming & historic”
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St. Elmo Hotel
Ranked #4 of 8 Ouray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Quaint, charming & historic”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Our stay was to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed! The antique decor and charming rooms were everything that was promised. The afternoon wine hour was a nice way to relax before dining in the fabulous Italian restaurant on the lower level of the hotel. A very nice place to stay and celebrate a special occasion or just to get away to beautiful Ouray. The only disappointing aspect was that breakfast was not served until 8:30 and our plans had us up and gone long before then. However, for an extended leisurely stay, I'm sure it would be very nice. Overall, it was a very nice experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montrose, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Stayed two nights in a room next to the river that runs through town. Lovely decorations in all the rooms and very clean. Came with my in-laws, husband and 5 mth old daughter. The lady that was making breakfast played with my daughter while we all ate so I could enjoy myself. Everyone there was nice and welcoming. Will stay again inthe future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Our room smelled like sewer and the inn keepers ( the owners) were know where to be found. There was no answer when we called to change rooms. In fact we saw them when we checked in to pay then did not see them for two days. When they checked us in they were very short with us and did not have much to say. I won't be back. The china clipper is beautiful and the owners are really nice.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We have been comin here for years and it's always the same! That's what's great about being historic - really feels like being back in time in this small old town. Upgrades and accommodations are great though. Very clean building. Staff is very friendly. And hot tub out back has a great view. Awesome place to stay - we'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We came back after a 5 year absence and it felt as though we never left! Great room, great innkeepers Dan and Sandy, great BonTon and Buen Tiempo dinners. Been coming for 17 years to Ouray and staying here. Wonderful breakfasts and we are made to feel like this is our home away from home. You will love it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel is amazing. The owners are terrific and treat each guest like family. They offer a glass of wine and snacks each afternoon and a delicious breakfast each morning in the quaint and lovely breakfast room. The Victorian decor fits the historic hotel to a T. Our room was spacious with wonderful amenities and linens. There is also a great Italian restaurant on site with wonderful decor, service and food. We had a great time and didn't want to leave this special place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

St. Elmo's has more charm and character than most any place we have ever stayed. With its antique furniture and Victorian decor, it almost made us forget what century this is. The rooms were spacious and beautifully furnished. Very clean. Luxurious towels and some of the best shampoo, soap, and lotion samples we have used. The rooms are not air conditioned. However, we were there when the temperature was at a record-breaking high, and were actually quite comfortable with the ceiling fans and open window. There was so much to see and do in Ouray that we did not miss the TV at all; in fact, we welcomed its absence, although there was one available in the parlor downstairs if we had wanted to use it.

The breakfasts each morning were delicious and well-balanced, with fresh fruits, juices, multiple breads and cereals and the best coffee I've had during this 3 week vacation to Colorado! Best of all were the different speciality breakfast entrees that were offered each day. All-in-all, this was a wonderful retreat for us. Although many other places in Ouray looked equally as inviting, we most likely will choose St. Elmo Hotel if we go there again.

Room Tip: The guest rooms are all upstairs and there does not seem to be an elevator. The inn was very quiet...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: St. Elmo Hotel
Address: 426 Main St., Ouray, CO 81427
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Region: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Elmo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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