I was excited to find this place on the internet. It looked like a unique alternative to Vail. I reserved the Premier #3 room with deck. Right after you make your reservation, you get an email giving you access codes to get into the hotel and into your room. There is no lobby or employees there. This was surprising to me as it didn't say anything about this on their website, which does mention providing "hospitality", which to me means service-oriented employees. The room itself was clean and adequate, but the deck is a joke. It is very small, has no furniture, with a car and garbage cans stored under it, looking out onto the street and the patio of the hostel across the street (where people congregate on the outdoor sofas) - so don't pay extra for the deck! I stayed in June and it was hot out. There is no A/C at this hotel, so I had to sleep with the windows open (the temperature in the room was in the eighties). You'd be surprised by how much noise there is in tiny downtown Minturn at night, but the hotel is located near a few bars, so there were car alarms and people yelling and walking by noisily outside for a good portion of the night. There is a street that runs directly under the front windows, which also provides its share of noise. Since there was a breeze, I had to have the blinds open otherwise they would bang around, so the hotel's neon sign directly above the windows didn't help with darkness. After a horrible night's sleep, at 7 AM there was more noise out front in the street/parking lot. Vendors had arrived to set up for the Minturn Market which apparently occurs during the summer every Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM. As part of this, the vendors come early to set up, which includes putting a speaker right next to the hotel's door (right under the room's windows) and playing music the whole time. The other thing you should know is that there is no dedicated parking for the hotel, the parking lot directly in front of the hotel is not for the hotel. There are 4 public spots along the street by the hotel; if you can't get one of those, you have to park out along the main road. During the Minturn Market, that isn't even possible and I was lucky to find a spot across the river in the farthest public lot. The tiny sofa in the room folds out into a twin sleeper, which is a positive that the website doesn't mention. Another positive - the bed was comfortable. My overall conclusion is that this hotel is probably better in the winter when it is cold outside so the windows aren't open.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel ideally located in downtown Minturn just 5 miles to either Vail or Beaver Creek Resorts. Each room has a kitchenette with coffee maker, fridge and microwave. The rooms are decorated in clean contemporary feel. Free high speed internet. King beds with Egyptian cotton beddings and luxurious linens, 42-inch flat screen TV. Iphone docking station. Elegant accommodations at an affordable rate. ... more less
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