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161 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2012

If hotels received rewards for being mediocre, the Ptarmigan Inn would win. Other than nice lobby staff and a few nice waitresses at the Snowbird Inn, The Ptarmigan Inn reeked of average-averageness (you see, I can even make up a word about how mediocre this place was). I came here on a trip with my husband – as part of... More 

2 Thank vass78
Austin, TX
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Location just can't be beat and great service. Every patron seemed to be having a great time, but I thought I was caught in the 70's. There hasn't been an update to a single piece of furniture in at least 30 years. But at least they keep everything as clean and you are right on the slopes. I would definitely... More 

Thank wheniamnotinaustin
Fort Collins, Colorado
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This place is not fancy by any means but is right on the mountain, has a wonderful staff and a great little bar/restaurant. The chili is amazing!

1 Thank wombat44
silsbee, tx
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Ski in-ski out, right on the slopes. This place was a great value. Not too expensive, but wasn't a five star hotel. The people working the front desk were extremely nice and helpful. The rooms weren't luxurious, but they were comfortable. Heated Hot tub/pool was a great bonus!

Thank hargravean
Essex, UK
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194 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We (two "young" seniors) spent a week a Ptarmigan Inn this month. I really can't fault it. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, while the barman (John) produced a meal from the restaurant on the first night when we arrived late, even though it was closed. No fuss, just good service. Breakfast was great with good service from 7.00... More 

Thank JohnScott48
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We have skied Steambot well over 20 years and stayed in many locations. For the last seven years we have stayed at Ptarmigan Inn. You will NOT find a nicer staff who honestly care about your experience and pay attention to every detail. The entire property is very clean and well maintained. It is about 20 feet from the slope,... More 

2 Thank Scottmagness
Wyoming, OH
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

We (two middle aged adults and a 12 yo daughter) just got back from Steamboat and were very happy with the Ptarmigan. This was our first real trip out west skiing and wanted a relatively cheap place convenient to the slopes. Mission accomplished. The decor is mid 70's but everything is clean. It's the basic 2 double bed, chain motel... More 

1 Thank tatenann
Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2011

We got a good deal here but after reading a bunch of online reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. Some people loved this place, others hated it. But, after seeing it for myself, I have to say it was great! Yes, the decor is a bit out of date, but our room was spacious, the pool was heated, it... More 

3 Thank 2Ns
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2011

I stayed at Ptarmagin in March 2009. It is directly on the slope just up hill from the gondola- true ski in ski out. Fabulous location. It is unpretentious and has the intimate feel of a small hotel with all amenities you need. Decor is dated but room is clean. On night of arrival, I was exhausted. Despite the late... More 

Thank Emily S
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed in a king size suite. The room was dated as are the rest of the resort. There was a VCR player attached to the TV and VCR tapes for rent in a mchine in the lobby. All of the tapes were very old titles. The room did have everything we needed, but it was shoe horned in the... More 

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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only Steamboat hotel with ski-in, ski-out access. The Ptarmigan Inn is the premier Steamboat lodging option for your Steamboat ski vacation, offering Steamboat’s only affordable ski-in ski-out access to the Steamboat Ski Resort. Start your Steamboat vacation planning now by letting us help you with all your needs while you’re here in Steamboat Springs. Check room availability and book now or contact a Steamboat lodging concierge. You’ll be glad you did. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ptarmigan Inn

Address: 2304 Apres Ski Way, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Region: United States > Colorado > Steamboat Springs
Price Range: ₹ 8,387 - ₹ 20,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ptarmigan Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
The Ptarmigan Hotel Steamboat Springs
Best Western Ptarmigan Hotel
Best Western Steamboat Springs
Ptarmigan Inn Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs Best Western
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“Best view is facing the mountains and the plaza of shops and resturants.”
 of 5 bubbles I9209KLstevec, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the mountains. This side of the hotel overlooks a stream and the ski village.”
 of 5 bubbles Loriis, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“higher floors have a really good view.”
 of 5 bubbles MapleMarvels, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“You probably do not want a room off the lobby, as it might be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 558dianneh, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“cheapest rooms are lower 2 floors with no view. Go for next level of pricing and get a view and balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles TomAB9, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
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