BEST WESTERN Hotel Vista Inn,  Buena Vista

4.5/5  - based on 384 guest reviews.
733 US Highway 24 N, 81211, Buena Vista, United States - See map
+1 719 395 8009 +1 719 395 6025

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Escape to this award winning, non-smoking Buena Vista, Colorado hotel with breathtaking views of Mt. Princeton. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Vista Inn where guests will find all of the amenities and outstanding service customers expect from the Best Western name. Guests staying at this Buena Vista hotel will enjoy well appointed guest rooms featuring cable satellite television and free high speed internet access. Start the day off right with a complimentary full hot breakfast, a refreshing dip in the hotels indoor swimming pool and spa or the seasonal outdoor spa. The knowledgeable staff at the BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is highly skilled at planning any event with space available to accommodate up to 100 people. The onsite View Cafe is a great place for afternoon espresso and pastries. The BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is close to historic downtown Buena Vista as well as a variety of outdoor activities including the headwaters of the Arkansas River for whitewater river rafting, fishing, biking, horseback riding and hiking. Ski Cooper and Monarch Ski Area are nearby offering the best in winter skiing and snowmobiling. The BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is the hotel of choice because of its proximity to mountain climbing in the Collegiate Peaks Range, the top of the Continental Divide at Cottonwood Pass and natural hot springs pools. The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is ready to ensure a fun filled memorable stay in Buena Vista, Colorado. Make a reservation today and save.

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BEST WESTERN Vista Inn,Buena Vista
  • 5
    « Good Last Minute Motel »

    Able to accommodate a one-night stay (in late Oct) at the last minute as we were passing through town (after coming over Independence Pass) and getting late in the day. Good bed, decent room, nice staff, decent breakfast with several options. Probably best chain motel available to use in Buena Vista, CO. Lots of construction going on in the main street through town.

    5
    « Good Service Nice Hotel »

    Very personable, professional and attentive staff. The hotel location was good for hiking, hot springs, shops and a couple good restaurants. The adjacent shop was filled with unique gift items. Breakfast was a nice variety and the rooms were comfortable and clean.

    1
    « Need to Work on Customer Relations »

    This hotel is located on a busy road with only a parking lot separating the building and the road. We asked for a room on the back when we checked in at 4 pm. The clerk told us they were fully booked, and no rooms were available on the back. He added that we should have requested a room on the back when we made the reservation. We felt he implied this situation was our fault. Then he asked the manager to come to the desk. She said we could have an "executive" room for $20 more. It seemed like "bait-and-switch." This has never happened to us before, and we travel a lot. When we agreed, she gave us the choice of four different rooms. We were a little shocked that there were four rooms available in a "fully-booked" hotel. The room we chose was fine except the sheets were so pilled that it was difficult to sleep. Also, there was an ice machine in the hallway making an awful racket. The room was spacious with a small refrigerator. There were a couple of robes in the closet. I guess that is what made it "executive." Our bill was over $140 for our stay in this standard Best Western hotel in a small town in Colorado. When we had dinner and shopped in Buena Vista, other places were great. Everyone was respectful and friendly. We will certainly visit Buena Vista again, but we will find somewhere else to stay.

    5
    « A perfect stop »

    This is the s\\second time I have been at this Best Western in two months and both times was immensely satisfied: Friendly staff, clean well appointed rooms, very nice breakfast, and nice pool. It is a long stretch sometimes on the roads in the mountains, and this hotel is certainly a bright spot.

    4
    « Nice little place, Close to the mountains »

    We decided at the last minute on a one day trip to Buena Vista for our anniversary. We looked at some of the b&bs, but decided on the Vista Inn. Good place to stay. The rooms are just the right size, and we got a beautiful view of the mountains. Great pics early in the morning. The king size bed was perfect and clean. The breakfast was a typical free buffet, but the coffee and donut holes were amazing! The staff was friendly and the hotel close enough to town that my husband and I rode our bikes everywhere. Good last minute choice!!

    5
    « Great Place to stay »

    Buena Vista is a well-kept secret. We were travelling from Durango to Denver and I basically stuck a pin in the map to find a place to break the journey half way. How lucky I was! Buena Vista is a beautiful little town and the Best Western Vista Inn turned out to be way above my expectations. Best Westerns can be hit or miss as they are all independently owned but this one is remarkably good. They have a lovely coffee shop and a superb gift shop, the rooms are extremely clean, comfortable and well appointed and the staff are pleasant and helpful. We requested a room with a view when we booked and we were not disappointed. They gave us a room with a lovely view of the mountains. There are some great restaurants nearby.

    5
    « nice hotel, good and convenient location; service was hit and miss »

    I am a Choicehotel member and had a few average and below average experiences at Quality Inns recently and decided to give BW a try. It didn't disappoint me. The hotel is well maintained. Service is a bit in consistent: the service during check-in in the evening was sub-par. However, the manager/representative in the morning and during our check out (10/10/2016) was very helpful, pleasant and gave us great tips for local hiking trails.

    5
    « a worthwhile place to stay »

    This is a fine Best Western hotel; clean rooms, comfortable beds, quiet, and a delicious, wide variety of breakfast items. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our children tried out the pool, which they found to be a good size, bigger than most other hotel pools. We did not have a chance to use the facilities in the fitness room, but note that in order to enter, the key must be obtained from the front desk. Room keys will not work. We stayed here in order to visit the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs which is located close by. Buena Vista is beautiful in the autumn, vibrant with golden aspen leaves and other spectacular foliage. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « High end Best Western »

    My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one night in a ground floor level room. The room was nice, clean, and well appointed. The beds were comfortable. The pool and hot tub (inside) looked fine, although we did not use them. The hot breakfast was quite good - at or above the level of a typical Holiday Inn Express. The front desk staff were helpful and honest. This hotel is within walking distance of some restaurants. The only issue we had was with the "cool", no touch key cards. If your card comes anywhere remotely near your cell phone (direct contact is not required), it'll stop working. Then you'll have to go to the front desk to have it reprogrammed. We each had this happen one time. Placing the cell phone in a front pocket and the key in the back pocket seemed to be safe (just don't hold your key over your front pocket). This Best Western is currently pet friendly if you ask in advance (we paid a $25/night + tax fee). Next time we're in Buena Vista, we'll stay here again.

    3
    « Some problems on this visit »

    We stayed here one week ago. There are a lot of good things to say about this place. The beautiful view, the overall comfort of the room and great towels. However, maybe because we booked through hotels.com, we were given a room on the second floor at the back (no elevator) and, though the bed seemed comfortable, the roughest sheets we've ever slept on, the roughest toilet paper and tissue paper we've ever experienced almost ruined the stay for us. As for staff, the young lady at the breakfast buffet was friendly and helpful, but the woman at the front desk seemed confused and slow, and though there was an envelope to tip the room cleaner, the tissue box had one left in it (we went downstairs to get our own replacement) and a bobby pin was left on the counter by it. The vending machine by our room was also out of order. I only include this information to be helpful to management.

  • 5
    « Good stay »

    Large, clean, updated room; beds and pillows were very comfortable; continental breakfast was typical, but average; danishes were stale; no oatmeal, front desk was mostly friendly (just easily bothered by a simple request. Nice property. Would stay again.

    5
    « Nice place to stay »

    Very clean hotel with a friendly staff. The breakfast was nice with lots of variety. Nice patio in back to relax with a great pool. There is also a very nice coffee shop next door with great lattes and a nice selection of souvenirs as well as gift items.

    5
    « Nice Best Western »

    Very clean, updated accomodations, friendly staff. Includes nice gift and coffee shop. There was road construction during our stay, but that didn't diminish our appreciation for the hotel and nice location surrounded by mountains.

    5
    « Can't go wrong with this one! »

    Great place to kick back and relax. Wonderfully comfortable beds, clean facility, great breakfasts. Part of the pleasure of visiting Buena Vista is staying in this motel. Our family has been staying at this motel every fall for almost 10 years -- it's great! You can't go wrong here.

    5
    « Wonderful stopping spot. »

    Beautiful location with a great facility. Roadwork kind of hampered our tourist activity. Hotel staff was very caring and the morning breakfast had quite a selection. Cafe on site which is very helpful. We would stay again!

    4
    « A "B+" Best Western »

    room 116 King Thursday night The start to this stay was unpleasant due to the front desk man having a negative attitude right from the get-go. He was slow in the paperwork process. Then when asked why the discount from a Best Western Travel Card was not reflected on the form he presented for us to sign he rather petulantly said, "Well if you want to stand here for a half an hour while the system makes the adjustment, go ahead. Don't worry, I'll take care of it." So much for the hospitality aspect of check-in. Other than that not so-warm a welcome it was a good experience. The motel has a nice entryway, the grounds and common areas are clean & well maintained. Our room was large and clean. Some of the nice touches included: robes for going to the pool, six large pillows, a lounge chair w/ ottoman, good breakfast selections ( both a waffle maker & auto pancake machine), very good coffee both in-room & dining area, morning paper & to-go coffee also available although not in lobby as expected but in the attached "café" area. This is a great location as a starting & ending spot for the large number of outdoor activities in the area. A few shortcomings: no pen & paper in room; decent tv but somewhat limited channels (no NFL), the guest computer (only one) in front lobby with no privacy, and in the room there is a full-length mirror mounted on the bathroom door such that as one uses the toilet one has a full view of one's self--really great for the excessively narcissistic among us.

    5
    « My idea of a perfect motel »

    I can't say enough good things about this place. We stayed here ten years ago and remembered how much we liked it, and were not disappointed. Room was comfortable with easily controllable temp. TV was great with the closed captioning I like, bathroom perfect with real glass glasses, nice tub and shower and great towels, breakfast had almost too many choices with constant servicing. Coffee maker had real mugs, just lots of little things that added up to a great stay. Also great pool and hot tub.

    5
    « Great spot for connecting to the trail »

    I was fortunate enough to get one of the remaining rooms in Buena vista. The best western offered a large room, comfy bed, breakfast in the morning and a coffee shop if you wanted something special . Staff was super nice .

    5
    « Best Best Western »

    I've visited many Best Westerns but this one was unique. It was quiet, the beds were very comfortable and it had the best breakfast ever. Expensive but worth it! The town has also grown since I was last there and has lots of interesting places.

    5
    « Buena Vista Colorado BW a Must Stay! »

    We'd had a less than stellar hotel experience (not BW) in Colorado Springs so decided to cut that stay short and head toward western Colorado via Hwy 24. I checked if there were any BWs and was pleasantly surprised that there is. And then the pleasure came. We were greeted well. We needed to wait a little while because we were checking in early, but went out to scope out the town. When we returned our room was ready - fresh - clean - comfortable. And we got the sleep that we so badly needed!!

  • 4
    « Great View and Location, Facilities Good, But Limited »

    We had guests from out of town stay here on our recommendation and nickel. In addition our family recommended this hotel for out of town guests to stay while attending our family's wedding nearby. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and those on the highway side have a great view of the Collegiate Peaks. The back side also looks toward smaller mountains and toward the Arkansas River (not visible). The adjacent coffee shop/gift store is a nice plus. There are a couple of full service restaurants within walking distance, and other restaurants downtown to enjoy. Our guests gave up the two thumbs up for their stay... quiet, pleasant, comfortable beds.

    4
    « Fishing and Hiking in Buena Vista colorado »

    Stayed at Best Western for two nights. Problem with Heater/AC the first night and fixed the next day. Good breakfasts. We enjoyed the hot spa. Staff was great and always greeted us when passing. Beds were not that comfortable.

    4
    « Good place to stay for hiking Mt Elbert »

    We stayed 2 night at this hotel, it's an old hotel but location was perfect for us before and after hiking in Colorado, it's about 30 minutes to Mt Elbert trail head, it's not cheap, but if you like to stay at the better place than cabins closer to trail head, then choose this one.

    5
    « Unbelievably good! »

    We chose this hotel based on reviews and location, and it exceeded our expectations. Every employee we met, from the front desk to the breakfast area to the maintenance man, was friendly and helpful. We witnessed incredible patience from the from desk clerk with a difficult guest. The hotel was very clean and, if the opportunity presents itself, we would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Little Pricey, but good »

    The staff was great, the breakfast was good but I was sticker shocked after staying three nights. I would expected a restaurant would be onsite. The rooms were very clean and the business center was a computer in the middle of the entry way.

    5
    « Amazing location with amazing views »

    Im not sure if Best Westerns all over the country are like this, but, if they are, they've now got a customer for life. Clean rooms, huge clean bathrooms, incredible breakfast, amazing little coffee shop attached, and an amazing view of the mountains. I'm not usually a fan of hotel chains, but Best Western has proved that it is possible to have a quality establishment without an extravagant price tag. Must mention how kind and courteous the front desk personnel was. It was a pleasure staying here.

    5
    « Best hotel in Buena Vista (and that's not just because there are hardly any!) »

    We visited during Gold Rush Days, so the place was busy and full occupancy. But the staff handled everyone with personal care. The rooms were clean. The breakfast was more than the usual microwaved stuff. Some hotel breakfasts seem rushed as there are more people than tables. Not here. Nobody had to eat standing or take their food to their room. Despite all the hustle and bustle, the rooms were quiet and peaceful. WiFi was effective. I'd definitely come back to this place.

    4
    « Good location, spacious rooms »

    We had wonderful weather for August! When we arrived it was 51, and the lobby fireplace was going, which made for nice atmosphere. Our room was clean and spacious. There is an indoor pool and work out room. This hotel is located close to all the stuff in town.

    5
    « Buena Vista Stay at BW »

    Staff was very helpful in rearranging rooms so that we could extend our stay even though they were booked. They went out of their way to help us get situated in a good room and to help us get car repairs on a quick turnaround basis. The facilities were very nice and the location was convenient for our needs.

    5
    « A very modern hotel close to the Collegiate Peaks and Arkansas River »

    We stay here all the time when we are in the area. All employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and well-maintained with all expected amenities including frig and microwave. Loved the shampoo, conditioner and soap dispensers in shower. Breakfast was ample and yummy.

  • 4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Employees are very nice, especially the lady in the lounge where breakfast is served. They had a wide range on the breakfast buffet. Very clean and quite hotel. For those that need an elevator....there is not one available!

    3
    « An OK hotel - no elevator »

    Hotel located on main road through town. We had gone river rafting near Canon City and chose the town as an overnight spot on our way to Estes Park. We had a room on the backside, one with 2 queen beds. Bathroom was nice, very large. The rate included breakfast which was nice. Only drawback was that the hotel does not have an elevator, so carrying up luggage would be difficult for some.

    4
    « Comfortable and consistent place to stay »

    We have stayed here multiple times over the years, most recently 2 separate times in July 2016. The hotel is nice and the staff are very accommodating. We had one instance where the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner, and once they were told this they were in there and had it taken care of quickly. Indoor pool and hot tub are perfect for unwinding and for the kids to have a little play time. Views to the front are of the Collegiate Peaks and on the back to hills. It has a very good breakfast set up in the morning and a surprisingly large and well inventoried gift shop. If you are spending time in Buena Vista this is a place to definitely seriously consider.

    5
    « Great hotel with friendly staff! »

    Definitely enjoyed my stay at this Best Western! Incredible views of the mountains! Very convenient to restaurants, Main Street and the walking path at the river park! Friendly staff who were always making sure I had everything I needed in my room or directions to sights to see! Beds were great and bathrooms were very clean! Will definitely stay there again!

    4
    « Great beds! »

    The hotel was clean. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable! The most comfortable bed we have had in any hotel ever. The only negatives were the parking, we were pulling a trailer and they made us park back behind the hotel in a gravel parking lot that was very dark. Also, when I made reservations I told them we had 2 adults and 2 kids and she said they had a king bed with sofa bed available which was enough room for us. However when we checked in they told us the max in the room was 3 people. They allowed us to keep our reservation but it was frustrating to us that they made that error. The breakfast was good and the staff was professional and friendly.

    5
    « Great Value & comfortable room »

    We spent 2 nights at the hotel, Great value & comfortable room! surpassed our expectations, we had a kingsized bed and pull out couch for our family of 4. The room is very large and spacious, we were very comfortable. Our room was kept clean, good sized fridge, good coffee and tea available, washer dryer facilities, friendly helpful staff.

    4
    « Great stay »

    Great rooms (check in early for a room with a view!) with fridge and microwave, comfortable beds, friendly staff and very convenient to everything in BV! Wonderful coffee to start the day with pretty typical continental breakfast. Would stay again!

    5
    « Best of Best Western! »

    From the time we arrived to the tie we left - this was the best hotel stay ever! Loved the Staff - Eva, Sarah, Rob, Sami, LeAnn - All extremely helpful & Thorough in reviewing all information with us, getting anything we needed, Best of the Best! All staff very genuine. The Hotel is pristine. Best Mattresses too!!! We loved the Coffee Shop & Gift shop too - it was icing on the cake!

    3
    « Barely decent room, VERY poor WIFI, lackluster everything else. »

    Room was clean, and although we were early, they worked hard to get it ready for us. Above average breakfast, good coffee offering and well varied options. The whole experience was just BLAH and IMHO, a hotel like this should NOT go for $180 a night, market demand or not, this is just not the right level for that kind of money. Given no more options in the area, you are basically at the mercy of whatever you are willing to pay to stay there. Feels wrong that way.

    4
    « Just what we needed »

    After 6 nights in the mountains, this was the perfect recovery hotel. Very clean, great breakfast, comfortable beds, and courteous staff.Good location since everything in BV is so close by. Would stay here again.

  • 5
    « comfy »

    was an awesome hotel ,beds were comfy,great service and location..rooms had coffee maker,fridge and microwave..would stay there again if were were traveling through here...a little pricey for us ,but a good nights sleep was worth every penny !

    4
    « Typical for a chain, clean, convenient »

    We were only passing through, but this Best Western was one of the only choices for last minute summer season. Reasonable rooms and rates, decent hot breakfast (with good green chile sauce for the eggs!). Right near everything in Buena Vista, and easy access for quick travel back on the highways.

    5
    « Comfortable rooms »

    The rooms at this hotel are very comfortable and it is nice and quiet. There was a young man, Dylan, working the front desk all three days we were there. He was so polite. He helped me book an extra night and got me back in my toom when my family left on a fishing trip with our key cards. There was a young lady working at night who helped me seal up some popcorn so it wouldn't get stale. Some hotels have lost the touch for simple extras, not this one. We used the gym and everything was fine in there. We didnt use the pol but it was a large nice area. We went on to stay in Colorado Springs and wished we had stayed in Buena Vista. Very charming relaxed area. We will be back again.

    5
    « This is the "NEW" Best Western. »

    My usual hotel chain did not have a facility in Buena Vista, so this was the best alternative for my two day stay. This Best Western was enough to change me over to the Best Western chain for the next city on my way back home. BTW, a good hotel is not a building, it includes a helpful staff that can survive a power outage and remain calm and helpful.

    4
    « Three day stay »

    Towards the end of a 2 week western state vacation. The room was decent sized and clean. Comfortable. Breakfast was standard. Gift shop was very nice. Good location right on the main thoroughfare. If we return, would not hesitate to stay again.

    4
    « Great Place »

    My family stayed here for one night while visiting family. Very clean and comfortable. The indoor pool and hot tub were great. Can't speak to the continental breakfast, as we didn't try it. I enjoyed the soap/shampoo/conditioner dispensers in the shower.

    4
    « Pleasant Surprise »

    Very nice stay in the heart of Buena Vista. Hotel and rooms appear to have been recently updated. Room was clean and comfortable. Decent complimentary breakfast. Hotel itself well kept and in a good location.

    3
    « Good location; Very nice room. »

    Attending a wedding celebration in Buena Vista we stayed two nights at the Vista Inn. Room was more than adequate. WiFi was free and relatively fast. Beds were very comfortable. Parking was convenient. Our room faced the back of the property and was very quiet. No elevator. If you have heavy luggage or mobility issues you should ask for a lower level room. Breakfast was okay, but not as good as many other places we have stayed. We went to the Brown Dog Cafe both mornings and loved it. If not for one incident the rating would have been Above Average. One morning as we were getting ready to leave one of the housekeeping staff walked into the room without knocking. Not only that, but when I asked her to leave immediately she started to argue with me. Yes, I could have double locked the door, should not have had to. Will not be back.

    5
    « Nice place to stay »

    Lovely place to stay, very clean and newish. We enjoyed staying here and the town was nice, too. The room was roomy and nicely furnished. The pool was wonderful and there's a hot tub, too. We had a tiny chipmunk outside our room. He was adorable.

    4
    « Great gift shop! Clean rooms, huge indoor pool »

    We stopped here as a last minute overnight after passing up on Salida. Nice, clean rooms, front desk staff super friendly. The indoor pool was unusually large and well maintained. The gift shop/coffee shop was the big gem at this hotel. Like something you would find at a much more posh resort!

  • 5
    « Good Sleep, 62+ age discount »

    Comfy bed for a good night of sleep. Quiet, clean room, nice facilities. During breakfast there was a very nice woman keeping things organized and stocked. The breakfast was great! Eggs, sausage, and the full spread of continental breakfast options -- all complimentary. Free wi-fi, free parking, right off the main drag in Buena Vista. After a 62+ senior discount, our room with two double beds was $150 in late June (high tourist season).

    4
    « A nice place »

    My wife and I stayed 1 night 2 weeks ago. Room 121 was clean with comfortable beds...big bathroom. Breakfast was ok. The breakfast room attendant was a very pleasant lady and looked after us very well always bringing us more water and coffee.

    4
    « good place to stay »

    not a lot of choices here. I think this was one of the better ones. close to where we needed to be for the white water rafting. Good courteous staff. they were booked solid when we got there but still had smiles on their faces. I did have the rooms I requested when I booked, opposite the highway and the upper floor

    5
    « Great find! »

    We discovered this hotel 3 years ago and it has turned into a wonderful place to stay. Personnel are courteous & very helpful. Rooms are modern and clean. Breakfast is good. However this year we tried some of the local color at the "Evergreen Diner" - another great discovery.

    4
    « Sleeper! »

    We visited Buena Vista and didn't have a place to stay for one night. We booked at this Best Western and boy were we amazed at the quality of the rooms, cleanliness and comfort. Staff was warm and professional and the price was right. Definitely worth staying here - great location.

    4
    « Clean Room and Friendly Front Desk Staff »

    Just passing through and needed a place to stay ...would stay here again. Comfortable bed, clean room, friendly staff, quiet, beautiful area and easy access. Buena Vista is in a beautiful area of Colorado so we were surprised that the cost was reasonable.

    4
    « Stay »

    Everything about the one night stay was very good. Only negative would be that the cleaning person missed some hair on the bathroom floor. At the time, the price for the various motels that I was interested in was the best I could find.

    5
    « Great Views and Wonderful Staff »

    We stayed at the Best Western Vista Inn during our recent jaunt to Buena Vista. The hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and clean. You get a very nice view of the mountains from the hotel. They offer a nice hot breakfast with a wide variety of choices to start your day. I would recommend this hotel to anybody staying for a few days in the Buena Vista, CO area.

    4
    « Good place in small town »

    The only bad thing I can say is there is no elevator. At 8200 feet in altitude toting luggage up a tall flight of stairs is a killer. When making reservations, request a ground floor room. The staff was very nice and attentive and wanted to please the guests. Rooms were clean and the beds were most comfortabl

    4
    « Wedding Party Weekend »

    Room was clean & comfortable and the property well maintained. Book a room on the front for a great view. Great coffee shop attached next to the lobby. Breakfast was standard BW which is adequate for us. Close proximity to downtown and the river and south main, down by the river.

  • 5
    « Top This? »

    Bible in room. Heap of 'USA Today' in Reception. Hotel immaculately presented. Slow at reception but very helpful, pleasant people. Large bedroom, no noise issues, with two very comfortable Queens, two white towelling bathrobes for trips to the pool, etc., amazing quality they each weighed a ton! China mugs - extra marks for these. Two swipe cards for access, these work far better than the insert and pull out style which are tricky to get right. The swimming pool was large and adequately heated. The adjacent spa worked well. Squeezy bottles in bathroom containing good quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion rather than individual toiletries. Unusually the towels were yellow to match the decor rather than the standard white - nice touch. Envelope by television soliciting a tip for room preparation. In house shop cum coffee shop selling unusual items, we bought some early Christmas presents. Good breakfast with wide range of items. The lady on duty was very helpful and kept the room clean and the food items topped up. A glass jar was prominently on display with exquisitely displayed dollar bills!

    4
    « Fantastic Getaway »

    Lovely hotel in Buena Vista. We were just driving through, but this hotel met our needs perfectly. Main St is less than a mile away, and has excellent food and coffee. Included wi-fi was great, since cell service can be very spotty. Our room had absolutely stunning mountain views.

    4
    « Best Western Vista Inn »

    This was an enjoyable lodging experience. The front desk staff, as well as the breakfast staff, were all friendly and professional. The room was clean, tastefully decorated and the bed provided a nice, comfortable sleeping experience. I would recommend this Best Westren to any one looking for a room in the Buena Vista area.

    1
    « Worst hotel ever! »

    This hotel was WAY overpriced for what you get! The rooms were in need of a renovation. You can hear other guests through the walls like they are right in your room. The bed had two worn in spots where people have slept. The water never got hot. The free breakfast..... Was deplorable! At one point a customer said the eggs tasted funny and an employee had someone else taste them and hen she said oh well at least you don't have to be to work for the next two days. Terrible stay! We got a room that faced the dumpster as well.

    5
    « Incredible Value, Highly Recommend »

    I would recommend this Best Western to anyone; it's clean, updated, has an amazing breakfast with friendly and helpful staff AND has an awesome gift shop attached. Not your average hotel gift shop, this is much more.

    5
    « Spring Fling and a Hot Springs Soak »

    The Buena Vista Best Western was a perfect springboard for our Spring Fling it was centrally located to Cottonwood Hot Springs and just miles away from Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and Resort, It was just minutes away from the wonderful shops along Main St. in downtown Buena Vista, it offered a wonderful view from our west facing 2nd floor window and the most pleasant staff, A refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 10's all around !

    4
    « Above average »

    This Best Western is better than most. We normally don't stay at chain motels but arrived late in Buena Vista and decided to check in. It was very clean and quiet. Normally we will not get in a hot tub but this one appeared well maintained so we did. It was very relaxing. Road noise was minimal and the view of the mountains was great. Breakfast was good. I would stay here again.

    4
    « Great View. Nice coffee shop »

    Affordable hotel with nice amenities and a beautiful view. Staff friendly. Nice town. Great hot breakfast. Adorable coffee shop with fabulous chai tea! The pool was a nice size, bummer it was indoor, but was clean and not too cold!

    5
    « Hotel Stay »

    I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The rooms were nice and clean. The staff are very friendly. The free breakfast is your basic Continental Breakfast but our favorite part was the make your own waffles. The Coffee/Gift Shop was very nice not your normal hotel gift shop loved the available items for purchase.

    4
    « Pleasant Stay »

    We enjoyed our stay at this Best Western. It was family friendly, with comfortable beds, good breakfast and great pool! The location was perfect for our needs to Monarch Mountain. There is a great park nearby.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    Stopping for the night we were looking for a nice hotel with a pool. This best Western had a pool, hot tub, and exercise room. What I wasn't expecting is the very friendly staff and delicious breakfast. The beds were comfy and the rooms were clean. It was a wonderful nightly stay for my family.

    5
    « Very Best lodging in Buena vista »

    The rooms are spacious and clean. Staff were very nice during our stay. Very nice coffee and gift shop area. I recommend at least try the chain tea, recommend it. Brent Jewell was super kind to us. The only small thing is the glass cups, would rather have Styrofoam cups ( I just would rsther not have glass.) The barist is very sweet lady. This is the place I will recommend to both family and friends back home.

    4
    « Nicest hotel in Buena Vista »

    Our suite was very nice and extremely comfortable with a king size bed, couch, desk, table, large TV. I was uncomfortable with the cleaning of water glasses by housekeeping. I would recommend using the styrofoam glasses for health's sake.

    5
    « Great Choice! »

    Recommended by friends... they said this is the ONLY hotel to consider and they were right! Great location, fabulous coffee and gift shop attached, the smoothies were amazing! Super friendly Barista, Jody, who couldn't have been nicer! After arriving home I realized I forgot a camera charger and phone charger behind. I called and they said they would mail them to me. They very easily could've said they never saw them. The entire staff was great! This was my third visit and already have a fourth stay booked!

    5
    « Great Stay »

    We chose the Best Western for the price. We were so impressed that this is where we will stay whenever we are in Buena Vista! The only think that could have better was the beds...I am spoiled by my Tempurpedic mattress!

    5
    « Very clean and quiet. »

    This was a great hotel. We stayed here while waiting to get into the Bed and Breakfast we had reservations for, and after staying at a rather odd (but new and clean too) hotel down by the river that you had to climb very steep steps to get to your bed! This hotel was easy accessed and easy to get to the bed. This hotel is very clean and very quiet, especially for being on a main highway. It was easy to get the surrounding activities.

    5
    « Clean and Consistent »

    I've always had a good experience with Best Western. The process is simple, staff are friendly, room is consistently clean and comfortable. This one is located off the main drag but it wasn't noisy and was simple to find after a long drive.

    5
    « Excellent Accomodations »

    The staff here is exceptional - professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, quiet and CLEAN. The indoor pool area is a great way to unwind after a busy day. There is a delightful gift and coffee shop that I guarantee will have you opening your wallet. Quality items at very affordable prices. Absolutely the best place to stay in Buena Vista.

    4
    « Ok stay with a great view »

    This motel has some renovated rooms that were good enough. It had a microwave and full size pull out table. The views of the mountains are amazing and the location is just on the north end of town making it a decent location to get to all the local hot springs in the area. The room included free breakfast that had traditional buffet options. Overall decent, nothing to write home about, but good enough.

    5
    « Excellent place »

    We booked a last minute New Year's Eve stay at the Best Western and go to Cotton wood Hot springs. Everything about the hotel was excellent. Very nice rooms, huge breakfast inc.We have stayed at 3 other places in the town and will always stay at Best Western from now on.

  • 4
    « Pleasant stay »

    Very clean, well-maintained property. Comfortable beds. Friendly staff.Easily the best motel in Buena Vista. Breakfast was pretty good with very good coffee. The only negative is the hot offerings were the same every day-fine for a one-nighter, but gets old with a long stay. Rooms were quiet,except for people stomping in the halls. Excellent wi-fi.

    4
    « Best Western Buena Vista, CO »

    The quality of service and cleanliness were good value for the cost. I would stay at this hotel again. The only disappointment was the cleanliness of the telephone in our room. The staff had not seen the mess that someone had previously spilled and hardened in the cradle and on the receiver. Other than this experience, we had no complaints. The positive and helpful attitude of the kitchen staff made up for the phone. They made sure the food line was well stocked and clean. Thank you!

    4
    « Nice place to stay »

    I have visited this property several times and have always found nice rooms and and a very helpful staff. The breakfast is above average, the WiFi works great and the rooms are comfortable. The staff resolved any issues quickly and was very helpful with some personal problems. The only drawback is they don't have an elevator, if you have issues with stairs ask for a ground floor room.

    4
    « Weekend in Buena Vista »

    We stay in Buena Vista when we ski in Monarch. It's about 30 minutes away from the ski area, but we enjoy this town when we visit. The room was very clean and everything was comfortable. The pool and hot tub were nice after a day of skiing with great views of the mountains. We would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    I don't know where to start. This is a great place to stay. The staff Julie, Lee Ann, Mary, Mary Ann, Jess, and others make this by far the best hotel in Buena Vista. The rooms are clean,the hallways are clean. The complimentary breakfast in the morning is always hot and excellent. If you're going to stay in Buena Vista this is the place you need to stay, you will not be disappointed.

    2
    « Needs upgrading in several areas »

    The mattress was badly in need of replacement, as were the towels and sheets. The room was clean and quiet. The breakfast was token at best. The little egg omelets had to be replaced as they were rubbery. The "fresh" fruit (apples) were very bad (mushy). The donuts tasted like day old donuts. The coffee was ok. There are other options in the area. You might want to check these out. There is a Bread and Breakfast in the area that we will likely go to in the future when we are in the area.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    I was very pleased with this hotel. The room felt as if it was brand new . My room was very clean and all of the furniture was nice looking. The bed was extremely comfortable and the pillows were great. The sleep alone was worth the stay. In the morning I was surprised by the breakfast buffet. There was plenty of selection and the food was actually very good. There is a little coffee shop in the hotel itself and the coffee I had was great. This was a great surprise on a long business trip. I will bring my family to this hotel for a future vacation.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    The Best Western was clean and had a friendly staff. They had a pool and hot tub as well as breakfast. Great place! The staff was friendly and very helpful. We went to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and had a great time. The area is beautiful.

    5
    « Wonderful experience in a small town atmoshere! »

    I am retired military and have stayed in a lot of small towns and city's and have seen slim pickings for good, clean, quality hotels and motels. It was so refreshing to see such a high quality Best Western. The entire hotel, pool area, and lobby areas were very neatly kept. Was really pleased with the condition of our room. The breakfast was awesome. Nice to have hot foods for breakfast. Staff was very professional and courteous. I had the distinct pleasure to be checked in by the Owner... his name is Brent. Great guy! Told Brent to his face, that his hotel is top notch! Check out his wall of accolades and you will see why he runs such a great establishment. Thanks Brent for everything and when we come back you definitely have earned our business. Only negative would be staff member with pink hair. Not good first impression. Look forward to staying there on our next visit Brent.

    5
    « We had a very nice room and a lovely view at the Best Western Vista Inn in Buena Vista, CO »

    Our room in Buena Vista, CO at the Best Western Vista Inn was very nice! It was roomy, and very clean (which we appreciate a lot!) and had many amenities such as a little refrigerator, a microwave, a nice flat-screen TV, a coffee-pot, etc. We had a beautiful view of the Collegiate Peaks (mountains) as we looked out our window. Even though our window and room overlooked the main street in town, which is also the main highway, we were not bothered at all by any street noise during the night. Breakfast the next morning, in the breakfast room in the hotel lobby was VERY nice - many options and lots of variety - all clean and good! We enjoyed our stay here!

  • 4
    « Satisfied with the visit »

    We were returning home from a backpacking trip. We Google searched for hotels on our route home and this one came up first. Room was clean. Desk staff helped us find a good place for dinner. Everything met our needs.

    5
    « Clean Comfortable »

    The wife and I stayed for just the weekend. We really enjoyed the layout and size of the room. Very clean and very comfortable. The only bad thing if you want to call it that is the TV. We were not impressed with the quality of the picture. Will definitely stay again.

    5
    « Overall very good lodging »

    It's the generally high quality one expects from Best Western. They let me check in a little early, and got me into a room area I requested. The heated indoor pool, free WIFI, hot breakfast were all a major consideration for my one night leisure stay and were excellent/fully functional. I will not take points away because of the cleaning staff oversight on not removing the previous guests leftover food left in the room fridge,which was immediately removed after my front desk call. I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Very nice, clean and comfy »

    We had a good stay at BW. It's just a short walk to the Main Street shops and restaurants. (Make sure to check out Eddyline Brewery) rooms are large, the beds are comfy and my husband was especially excited about the jar of jolly ranchers. The continental breakfast had a good selection: waffles, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, muffins, omelette s, cereal, and much more. Would stay here again.

    5
    « Kellie0806 »

    This was an excellent hotel. The room was spacious and nice, with an exceptional bed. The room had a super view of the mountains. It is situated in a quaint small town convenient to many outdoors activities, yet not the hustle-bustle of better known areas such as Aspen. The hotel had a nice directory of local restaurants along with the menus. The staff was pleasant and the room came with a very nice free breakfast.

    4
    « Comfortable Hotel in Arkansas River Valley »

    When we go to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, a few miles out of Buena Vista, Colorado, we like to stay at the resort, but it is fairly expensive, running from $350-$550 a night for a cabin, and the lower end hotel style rooms on the hill are usually sold out well in advance. So, often, we stay at the Best Western Vista Inn, in Buena Vista. Prices are affordable, the breakfast, which has a good variety, is included, and the beds are comfortable.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The north. As you enter Buena Vista, the BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is located immediately on the east side of Highway 24. ·From: The south at Highway 285. Take Highway 24 north two miles into Buena Vista. Continue on Highway 24 through town. The BEST WESTERN Vista Inn is located at the north end of town on the east side of Highway 24.