by Julie Bielenberg
The Salida Inn & Monarch Suites has spent more than $500,000 in recent remodels. This is a 1960s roadside motel with a new look. A family owned and operated inn, it’s 1.5 miles to downtown Salida and 25 minutes to Monarch Ski Resort. Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas is quite popular as well and just minutes away.
The room choices are plentiful and include a triple queen room, two-bedroom suite, family cottage and mini suites. All lodging choices feature Serta Perfect Sleeper Pillow Top Mattresses, HD flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi in every room. This is the only hotel in Salida with a seasonal heated outdoor pool and a year-round hot tub.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Recent renovations
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Thanks for the heads up (not) less than one hour before check in (via email, which I don’t always check) that you couldn’t honor our reservation. Things happen. I found another place after I finally got a signal on my cell on our drive down from Denver.
However once I listened to the voice mail on our home phone once we got back, it was apparent that this issue was not just for that day but for more than a day ( which the people where we wound up staying told us about). And I know it’s an automatic system, but sending an email after you cancelled our reservation saying we would be charged a “no show “ fee didn’t make it better
The room was nicely redone and in back away from any highway noise. The breakfast was simple and sparse, but the kicker was the ineptitude of the front desk staff. I was double billed for a one night stay and contacted this establishment to get a refund for the overcharge. They couldn't find any record of double payment and did NOTHING! Shawna at the front desk couldn't even print out my receipt and had to email it to me later. I will steer away from this redone older property on any future trips to this area of Colorado because they can't even get the bill right.