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Mountain Motel
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I needed a hotel room for 1 night that allowed pets. I was in town for a knee surgery appointment. Ira was very helpful with all of my questions. The room was super clean, comfy, and close to all of my needs for the next day. My friend forgot her personal keys in the room while checking out. Ira called the hospital and got a note to my nurses. Our drive home was 6 hours, would have been a real bummer if we did not have those keys when we got home! I will stay here again when in the area! Ira & Belle are great!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

My partner & I stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Durango. The motel is close to Highway 50, a little noisy. We rang the bell & waited a little while for the owner to arrive. We were shown to Chalet 3 which was a little dark due to the stained timber walls & ceiling, small kitchen area, tiny bathroom. Laundry facilities which was nice. On closure inspection the floor in the chalet wasn't that clean behind the bed or under the chest of drawers, curtains need a wash & updating. Not good for walking into town as no or few sidewalks. Good places to eat close by as well as mini golf.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

I am always leery about staying in a hotel that is privately owned. I tend to not trust it will be comfortable and nice. But my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the rooms. They were well decorated...the bed was so comfortable. The linens and bedding were of high quality and I couldn't be more happy with our choice. I would recommend and encourage anyone to stay at this hotel when they travel through Salida.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is definitely the backdrop for the perfect Colorado memory! We stayed 3 nights and after days of sightseeing, shopping and eating - it was a great home to which to return. CLEAN, CUTE, and COMFORTABLE. What more could one ask for - oh, yes - it was also a great deal money-wise. And, of course, Ira and Belle were the hosts with the mosts! Thanks for adding to the beauty of the surroundings.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very pleasant experience. Owner was very helpful and friendly and the Mountain Motel was a very nice surprise. No smoking rooms and no smoking around the motel which seems like a small thing but how nice it was to come and go and not have to walk past groups of patrons "catching up" on their nicotine. My room was large as was the bathroom. Washing machines available to guests. I really enjoyed this relaxing stay and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Mountain Motel for one night and enjoyed it very much. We like to find local owned non chain places to stay and this on is one of our favorites. Ira and Belle were great hosts. The room was nice, clean and very unique. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and looking at the view of the mountains. We certainly will stay here the next time we are in Salida.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

stopped here for an overnight while passing through but this motel is worthy to be a destination.
Every room is uniquely decorated with memorabilia, ours was an Austrian ski theme, very attractive and welcoming. It also had access to an attractive outside sitting area from the back.
Very comfortable and clean with nice touches like boxes of tea and real glass glasses. Pet friendly too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mountain Motel

Address: 1425 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-3203
Region: United States > Colorado > Salida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Price Range: £60 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hitchin' Post Motel, formerly know as the Mountain Motel welcomed its first guests in 1947. In 1996, six more rooms were built to accommodate the tremendous influx of visitors to the motel. The Hitchin' Post Motel has been a family endeavor, being locally owned and operated since 1947... Over 55 years! In December 2011, the owners of The Mountain Motel felt that it was time to showcase the charm and history of the motel by changing the name to The Hitchin' Post Motel representing the by-gone era of the 1940's, 50's and 60's. After transforming the office area into a lounge and reading room, the energetic owners set to work to begin outfitting the remaining nine rooms with an exhaustive inventory of Mountain Western Retro furniture, fixtures and room decor. Their vision to make the Hitchin'Post, Salida's FIRST "boutique mote;" and reinventing an American icon - the roadside motel is coming to life!Foremost in the minds of the staff at the Hitchin'Post Motel is to provide guests with a comfortable, cozy, distinctive and memorable stay. One-size DOES NOT fit all! Each room has been reimagined to bring in the owner's own style to make each room personable and "one-of-a-kind." Room decor is "Mountain Western Retro" - reminiscent of properties dating back to the 1940's, 1950's, and early 1960's. We consider our motel an ever evolving work of "motel art," where updates and decor are an on-going effort. We pride ourselves on being the only local motel to bring the "boutique motel" experience to guests visiting Salida.A locally owned motel, the Hitchin' Post Motel is noticeably different in look and feel from other hotel/motel chains - we love it when our guests are pleasantly "surprised" to find that the motel offers much more than a room to sleep.We invite YOU to share our "Mountain Western Retro" experience! Whether it be... Sharing a bowl of chili on a cold day with other guests, or sipping the special "Hitchin'Post Ice Tea on a hot day... Your stay at the Hitchin'Post Motel in Salida, Colorado will be a memory to share forever and keep you coming back, year after year. ... more   less 
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