We chose this motel because of consistently high reviews on TripAdvisor and its low rates. Honestly, we did not expect much. The location seemed a bit suspect in that it is not that close to downtown. Some of what we found when we got there seemed to confirm our low expectations. It looked like a stereotypical 1950s motel. Indoors, the walls were covered with fake wood paneling. But The Saddle and Surrey turned out to be much more than we expected, so much more that we stayed 3 nights. The owner/operators were exceptionally concerned about our comfort and very helpful with information about where to dine. And where not to dine . . . we should have listened. The appliances in our kitchenette were virtually new. The kitchen cabinets were well furnished with everything we needed to cook and eat at "home." The whole place was clean. Even the grout in the shower/bath was scrubbed spotlessly white. The maid service (overseen by a family member) was impeccable. After we left the area, we stayed in a Hyatt Regency. In some ways, that was a step down. The towels at the Saddle and Surrey, for example, were bigger and softer than those in the Hyatt and they smelled better. We also had the option of cooking on an outdoor grill and eating on picnic tables outdoors, which we did. The only disadvantages were the traffic noise (which stopped about 10 p.m., unlike the very loud, persistent sounds of streams adjacent to some other properties) and a slightly musty smell when the room was left locked up for any period of time. Location? Excellent. Out of the hectic downtown-area traffic, but close via back roads to the national park entry and excellent dining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A typical roadside motel with comfortable cozy rooms where you park at your door, and use a real key to enter your room. We strive to make your stay like home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saddle And Surrey Motel
- Saddle & Surrey Hotel Estes Park
- Saddle & Surrey Motel Estes Park, CO