by Julie Bielenberg
This resort offers cabins, motel rooms and homes. The majority of the rooms and cabins are located on or near Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand Lake, and in the center of town. At the Lakeside Motel, there are 16 motel rooms that all face Grand Lake. There are five different room types at Lakeside Motel: Queen, King, Queen/Double, Two-Bedroom Suites and a One-Bedroom Apartment.
The queen rooms sleep up to two and include a small coffee pot in the room. The king rooms sleep up to two and include a small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the room. Queen/Double Room Numbers 4, 5, 27 and 28 sleep up to four and include a queen and a double bed, a small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the room. Queen/Double Room Numbers 6 (Hotel Impossible Room), 25 and 26 sleep up to four and include a queen and a double bed and a small coffee pot in the room. The two-bedroom suites sleep up to six and include a queen bed, sofa bed, small coffee pot, small refrigerator and microwave in the front bedroom; a queen bed in the back bedroom; and a bathroom that can be accessed from each room. The one-bedroom apartment sleeps up to four and includes a full kitchen, living (day bed that makes into two twin beds) and dining area, and a bedroom with a king bed and bathroom (inside the bedroom) with a walk-in shower.
There are also the Courtyard Cabins that have three different cabin options (small, medium and large) and can accommodate a group of up to 44 when utilizing all beds and foldout couches with two people in each bed/foldout. These 12 cabins are connected in a U shape facing the courtyard, with a gazebo, grills and picnic tables providing the perfect gathering place.
The Lake House is a lakeside two-bedroom, two-bath unit with a complete kitchen and private balcony overlooking Grand Lake. On the main level (middle level of the house), you will find the kitchen, dining and living (futon) areas with a side deck and gas grill, a bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom. A spiral staircase leads you to the master suite (king bed), including a jetted tub, sitting area (foldout couch) and private balcony located on the top level of the house.
The Tree House is a lakeside two-bedroom, one-bath unit with a complete kitchen and private balcony. There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom. This unit sleeps up to four. The kitchen, living and dining areas, and the private balcony, all face Grand Lake with spectacular views of the lake surrounded by mountain vistas.
Our Editor Loves
- The cottages for space
- The location in-town or on lake
- Accessibility to activity
- Horse Back Riding
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Hadn't visit Grand Lake all summer So my wife and I decided to go spend the night. Found that this was the # one rated hotel in Grand Lake on Trip Adviser.
Booked a room for $89.00 a night thru the web. Arrived at about 3:00 pm. Check in was quick and smooth with no issues. Assigned room # 22 on the second floor.
Room was clean and in fairly good shape.
One of the issues with room # 22 is that when you open the window and window blinds. The stairs come from the lower level pass right by the window. That means everyone that is staying on the second floor that uses those stairs passes right in front of the window.
Also the rooms have no A/C and I like it cool to cold. With the window open you do hear everyone and you do hear the traffic that passes on the back road to the main road. Also room # 22 is right above the laundry room. We did hear the dryer running in the morning.
I did find the bed mattress one of the hardest that I have been on in a long time. My sleep quality was terrible. (I know that hotels will never win no matter what they provided.)
They do have a couple of chairs outside that I would think most people would use to enjoy the view of the lake and mountains.
This hotel is centrally located in town. So most shops and restaurants are walking distance.
Be aware that most place's in Grand Lake shut down or have limited hours during the winter months.
I probably wouldn't stay here again just because of the noise of people and traffic and the hardness of the bed.
If those things don't really brother you than I do recommend you give it a try
by Gary C
Stayed here after a long drive. Great view! Right in front of the lake. Friendly lady behind the desk...called us at 7:30 pm, on the night of our arrival to see if we were okay. We hadn’t arrived yet and it was starting to snow. I appreciated that. Hotel is a little dated but we loved it. Bed slept great and shower was hot. Would definitely go again.