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Best Western Hotel Ptarmigan Lodge, Dillon

652 Lake Dillon Drive, 80435, Dillon, United States - See on a map
Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge - Steps away from Lake Dillon. The Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge is ideally located in the center of Dillon. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

Near Breckenridge and Keystone, our Dillon hotel is the perfect destination for guests looking to get away from it all while still enjoying convenience. Nearby Copper Ski Area is a favorite for powder lovers, and many of our Dillon hotel guests in the winter months are avid skiers and snowboarders. However, Lake Dillon is the big draw during the summer with guests in town for boating, fishing, and swimming. Whatever you like to do outdoors, you can count on a great destination being close by. Close to Lake Dillon and the Dillon Marina, our Dillon hotel has a great location for water recreation enthusiasts. Vail is only 30 miles away, and that is another top attraction for many of our guests. Ski areas are 6-15 miles away, and we know that what you want after a day on the slopes is luxurious bedding and quiet accommodations, which is exactly what we deliver. Copper and Arapahoe Basin is a short distance away, and hiking, biking and sailing are favorite past times during the warmer months. We offer clean and well-maintained rooms so that after a day of adventure and exploration, you'll be comfortable. With great reviews on TripAdvisor, free summer concerts in the Dillon Amphitheater and pets allowed, we are the perfect choice for a traveling family. Some guests at our Dillon hotel are here on business, and we are happy to accommodate. Employees of Chrysler and GM are frequent guests, as well as employees of a number of local businesses. Our friendly staff members will ensure you have everything necessary for a seamless business trip. If you are looking for a little leisure during your down time, allow us to provide recommendations on the best things to do in Dillon. Book a cozy room at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, where the comfort of guests comes first!

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Hotel Ptarmigan Lodge




Hotel advantages

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
    Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Steam bath
    Steam bath
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
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"great location, my go to in summit county"

User 16/05/2022

this is where i always stay when i go to summit county. dog friendly and comfy rooms. Great location with lake Dillon right out your door. breakfast is fresh with plenty of options. & as long as the lobby is open there is coffee and granola bars to grab

"Great value!"

User 08/05/2022

The room was clean and the breakfast was good! The lighting outside at night was a little questionable, though. The hot tub was also in a different building, amd the rooms were motel style. Easy to get to and a pretty view. Close to local food/shopping.


lesliegb, lesliegb 03/05/2022

I stayed here in May, one of the slowest months of the year in this area. While the room was clean and the beds were comfortable, I could not believe how noisy it was. I was in Building 4 at the top of the stairs, I could hear people's voices in the hallway, and the worst was how the front door of the building slammed every time someone came in or left. I can't imagine how bad it would be during the busy season. In addition, it doesn't look like i has any a/c so I imagine it would get quite hot during the summer. I actually had to open the windows to get it to cool down enough so that I could sleep. I wouldn't stay here again. When I'm on vacation, having a quiet room to sleep is of utmost importance.

"Great place to stay in Dillon."

User 21/04/2022

Older facility but very nicely equipped. Office and a couple rooms face the lake. Rooms are large with everything you'd need. Friendly helpful staff. Comfy bed. Great housekeepers. Great breakfast including boiled eggs, powdered scrambled eggs and bacon. Lots of other choices too. The young man in charge of the breakfast did a super job keeping everything stocked and clean. Good restaurant on the B/W parking lot.

"Great place to stay!"

couponladynewyork, new york 19/04/2022

Old fashion hotel with ski lockers and some with balconies. Rooms are clean and staff is friendly. Great location- close to ski resorts, restaurants and shopping. Can walk to Arapahoe Cafe! Rooms have a frig and microwave. You won't be disappointed!

"Relaxing stay"

put83, Oakland, Maine 13/04/2022

Nice room with a view of Lake Dillon. Comfortable bed. Stayed in building #1 so close to lobby and breakfast area. Great continental breakfast included in room rate. Easy walking distance to 2 local quality restaurants. Great place to stay for a skiing get away.

"Ski Trip"

ram20222, Louisville, Kentucky 07/04/2022

Excellent value for the ski area. Great location and access to several resorts. Staff is fantastic. Perfect for active trip. All the essentials needed for a budget stay in a spectacular part of the country.

"Very pleased customer"

User 30/03/2022

Breakfast buffet was great. There was a lot of food too. View was amazing. Price was very affordable. Hot tub was clean and hot. Staff was friendly and helpful. Perfectly located. BBQ restaraunt in parking lot has great food also. And very good prices. Especially on the beer and appetizers during happy hour.

"Best Western Ptarmigan- Lake Dillon"

debbielahn, San Diego, California 27/03/2022

From the scenic views of the lake and the mountains to the pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly staff - we couldn't have asked for more! A favorite of our group was the breakfast! We felt spoiled with the options. We were able to take many scenic walks without driving anywhere. Close to everything in both directions. Honestly, we had a fabulous stay. Thank you to Best Western Ptarmigan!

"Best Little Hotel in the Rockies"

HerrRoss, Jackson, United States 22/03/2022

The Best Western Ptarmigan in Dillon, Colorado, is the best kept hotel secret in Colorado. Excellent rooms, breakfast, internet, service and location, it is the perfect spot for a solo escape or a family vacation.

"2022 ski road trip"

iainhp, San Diego, California 12/03/2022

Selected this hotel after going through various hotel reviews for the area and was very happy with the choice. We planned to ski 2 days at Copper Mountain but the hotel by the ski area were too expensive. First off I have to comment that this hotel is very convenient for several ski areas - Copper, Arapahoe, Keystone, Breckenridge (all within a short drive) and even Vail is only 30 minutes away. The outside of the hotel looks a bit dated but the rooms are not - they are clean, warm and with comfortable beds. Parking was plentiful and the walkways and driveways were cleared (of snow) before 7.00am.The breakfast area was crowded at 7.00am but that was likely just the ski/boarder crowd heading out early. The breakfast itself was good with a couple of hot dishes, plenty of coffee, and toast, muffins,and pastries available. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance (that we tried - may be more) - Arapahoe Cafe & Pub (which is pretty much in a corner of the hotel parking lot), and Pug Ryan's Brewery.

"Still the very best hotel in Dillon"

bikerjff, Fruita, Colorado 12/03/2022

We've stayed here several times in the past and never been disappointed. They do everything very well here. All staff are competent and friendly. Breakfast is very good and staff are very attentive to keeping food items stocked. For other meals, the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub next door is fantastic. We will definitely be back.

"Great location and service!"

stevert48, San Diego, California 12/03/2022

Great location for access to ski, lake and fishing. The Arapaho Cafe/Pub is right next door with great food and drinks and other places within walking distance! The breakfast was well done and serviced constantly when low! Plus they have to go boxes! Maid service was the best we have seen anywhere!


Roman O, johnstone, United States 20/02/2022

Great location, fantastic service and good food. I'm coming to this hotel every year for the last 7 years, spending between 5 to 7 weeks when I ski in keystone. After skiing often I take a walk around the lake, and enjoy good meal in local restaurants.

"Great location, great breakfast, friendly & helpful staff"

rebeccaI6611TH, Boulder, Colorado 18/02/2022

I had low expectations because this hotel is one of the cheaper options in the area that allows pets. I was pleasantly surprised! The room itself is not very updated, but it was clean, the beds were comfortable, and there was a mini fridge and microwave in our room. We had views of the lake, and there were great walking trails steps away from our door. Our check-in process was smooth - we got into our room early and the staff were very kind and helpful. We were impressed with the breakfast options - there was something for everyone and plenty of healthy choices. Overall, would definitely stay here again and would recommend to families, people traveling with pets, and anyone looking for a clean place to sleep in a great location.

"Great service, comfortable rooms and"

tarkus16, Monument, Colorado 13/02/2022

Good breakfast to start the day. Rooms were nice and clean. Restaurant across the parking lot was great, superb trout and soup/salad. Staff was extremely helpful and pleasant, even helped me retrieve left-behind item.

"Very Nice Base"

DandC_Fl_USA, FL, USA 10/02/2022

We stayed at the Best Western Ptarmigan for near a week and it was a perfect base. It's close to 3 nordic ski areas, Keystone, Frisco and Breckenridge [we tried Keystone and Frisco, each twice, and both were outstanding]. There are inside things to do/see [e.g. museums] nearby in Breckenridge and Frisco when the weather doesn't cooperate, and Dillon/Silverthorne has a wide assortment of restaurants. The best one we found though was right next to Lodge, the Arapahoe Cafe. The lodge staff are very helpful and breakfast [a buffet] was fine. We hope to return.

"Ski Trip"

Leslie M, Derby, United States 30/01/2022

We had a great 6 night stay on our ski trip. Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge is a 2 minute walk to the Summit Stage bus stop. The stage will take you to Keystone, Breckenridge, Dillom, Silverthorn, and a few more paces.

"Beautiful view of Lake Dillon"

User 19/01/2022

What a wonderful place in this busy city. Great location, a short drive away from stores and restaurants. We had one of the renovated rooms with a kitchen. It was very clean! It did not have AC and it was hot when we were there. Front desk provided us with a fan and that helped a lot. A short walk to beautiful Lake Dillon. Breakfast was great, lots of choices. I would definitely stay here again.

"Home from home - up in Dillon CO"

Mark S, Colorado, United States 11/01/2022

All the staff at Ptarmigan Lodge are super courteous and do everything to make our stay the best experience every time. We stay may be 40 days a year and love the location on Dillon Lake, the facilities and warm friendly greetings every week. Hot tub is great, internet is reliable. Paths and parking lot always kept clear of snow. Ands rooms are sanitized. Great hotel, Great Value, Great experience.

"Great room"

User 10/01/2022

Room was awesome but breakfast was even more awesome!!! They had almost everything for breakfast!!!! Bacon, eggs, bagels, cream cheese, danishes, cranberry juice, clementine, bananas, apples and more!

"Copper Mountain Chilling"

markyourtravel, Holland, Michigan 05/01/2022

Amazing hotel to stay at especially if you're riding at Copper Mountain because there's a great sauna and big hot tub! A nice big kitchenette room to be able to make food in. Right next to beautiful lake to catch a sunrise at!

"Comfortable, but some problems."

lotsagoldens, Surprise, AZ 31/12/2021

We stayed for one night while visiting family in town. It's a good location for the summer -- directly across the street from the amphitheater, so that's something to keep in mind. The place is kind of dated, but the price is good. The bed was comfortable and the shower was good. Our biggest problem was that the key (which opens both the outside door and the room) did not work!! We had to go back to the office three times (while there was ice and snow) to report this.

"Nice hotel overall for the price"

musiclvr66, New Berlin, Wisconsin 28/12/2021

Picked this hotel since it was close to the ski areas that were available on the Epic pass. Also, compared to hotels in Vail, this hotel was a great deal and only a 30 min drive or so to Vail. Like others have said, our room was very warm and the thermostat did not really do much to cool the room when we lowered the temperature, so we just opened two windows to cool the room down. Breakfast was ok, but the area for Breakfast is very small, so many people were taking there stuff to go. They also ran out of some items and had to wait for the host or hostess to bring out more. They had lockers for our skis that were free to use, so that was a plus. Would I stay here again? Not sure. Maybe next time I would spend a few dollars more to get a place that would be more modern.

"Overpriced for Low-Quality Room"

User 27/12/2021

This was the most expensive and lowest quality hotel in our 20 day trip. It was poorly maintained with outdated TV. Could not control temperature in room. Front desk said “open window” when we called about 80 degree room temp (30 degrees outside).

"Great place to stay for skiing"

Chadswick, Colorado Springs, United States 24/12/2021

We always choose this hotel when staying in Dillon. Allows us the ability to ski several resorts from a central location. Great staff and quality rooms. May not be the fanciest place but always clean and friendly for skiers.

"Great hotel"

BTKenn, Bentonville, Arkansas 22/12/2021

This is a really nice hotel. Very quaint, clean, and comfortable. Staff very friendly, and breakfast was good. I have no complaints at all and would definitely stay there again. The room was cozy and the lodge had a great vibe!

"Great value"

pat333985, New York City, New York 15/12/2021

My daughter and I stayed here for our early season ski trip. It's location is perfect as it is within 15 to 30 minutes of many ski areas. There are many restaurants and stores within a few minutes drive. The hot tub is huge and it was a must for us after a day of skiing. Of course, the free breakfast is fantastic. Finally, the room is clean, shower is hot with enough water pressure, and the bed is comfortable. It is the best deal in Dillon.

"Great place to stay for winter vacation"

agrafov, Ellicott City, Maryland 01/12/2021

Great location, very close to several major ski areas/resorts - perfect for winter vacation. Beautiful mountain and lake view. Very professional and helpful staff, comfortable rooms and exceptional service.

"Thanksgiving away from home"

Ed M, Rutland, Massachusetts, United States 28/11/2021

This hotel option met all our needs for our holiday/skiing trip. Great location, clean, excellent service and breakfast. Check-in was quick and front desk helpful with providing a toothbrush. Excellent option and value

"Great place to stay when skiing"

Robert D, San Jose, United States 26/11/2021

Great location near Keystone, Breck, A Basin. Separate lockers for skis. Nearby restaurants and shops. Quiet pretty location near Lake Dillon. Friendly staff and nice Best Western rooms. Much more reasonable than staying at one of the ski resorts.

"Great place to stay!"

couponladynewyork, new york 15/11/2021

Room was clean and spacious. We had 2 queen beds. Included a frig and microwave. Breakfast was included but only had coffee. great location- close to restaurants and skiing. A great value. Already booked our next stay. A hidden gem.

"Great staff and location"

varininturart, Montclair, California 15/11/2021

Great place to visit. Came for Arapahoe basin. Easy drive to the mountain. Very convenient. Felt safe. Staff was friendly. I came alone, so I would highly recommend this for family get aways. I wouldn't bring a significant other unless you are romantically invested. Easy walk to the lake. View is amazing.

"Serenity with a View"

reidturnquist, Centennial, Colorado 07/11/2021

We have been retreating to Ptarmigan for many years... I've lost count! These are good people providing a predictably quality experience. The view of Lake Dillon with the Ten Mile Range as a backdrop is incomparable. Comfortable rooms, great staff, good breakfast. You know they are good people..No Turnover!

"Clean and courteous"

J7207OEjanineb, Millerstown, Pennsylvania 06/11/2021

This was our first trip to the Lake Dillon area, and we read many reviews. The BW Ptarmigan was clean and had everything we needed at a reasonable price for our family of four. Front desk staff was courteous and breakfast exceeded expectations. Only downside were the pillows and older decor, but we weren't in our room much - we were enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the area. Great value for the price.

"Conveniently Located"

Leonard W, Hayden Lake, United States 25/10/2021

This is the second time we have stayed at this property. It is conveniently located to Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, A Basin and Silverthorne. The staff was friendly and personable. The room was clean and quiet . Walking distance to a brewpub and restaurants.

"Ptarmigan Inn amazing!"

User 18/10/2021

We have been coming to the Ptarmigan Inn for a fall girls' trip for 18 years. The location is fabulous and the staff is so friendly. Everything spotless. There are so many choices for breakfast. At night it is nice and quiet.

"Relaxing get away"

471marilynd, Omaha, Nebraska 10/10/2021

Although I had noticed the Ptarmigan Lodge on previous visits to Lake Dillon, this was my first experience staying. Although this property is older, it is well maintained. The view of the mountains and the lake was spectacular. I will stay here again on future trips to Dillon.


knickers0n, Bennett, Colorado 08/10/2021

This Lodge is right across from Lake Dillon and SMACK DAB in the middle of SUCH fun places; Frisco, Silverthorne, Vail etc is all right there. CLean, Comfy, Really good "continental" breakfast that is WAY better than usual. The Balcony rooms are super for coffee and goodies on a crisp clear morning. Will definitely be back. REALLY nice staff too!

"Great staff and location"

kempera, Longmont, Colorado 07/10/2021

Well-maintained family-run hotel. Great housekeeping and front desk staff. We always enjoy our stay here. The location is perfect: walking distance to restaurants and right across the street from the Lake Dillon RecPath.

"You Gotta Stay Here!!!"

User 02/10/2021

The Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge was an excellent place to stay in Dillon, CO. I originally was going to stay in Breckenridge but found the Best Western in Dillon for less money. I went to Dillon to hike in the mountains, and this was a perfect place to basecamp! Wonderful hikes were very close by. There is a very good restaurant right next door. The lodge is right on the lake with views of the mountains. There is also a bike/walking path going around the lake! This is a also a much quieter town than Breckenridge, So Glad I stayed here!!!! Already planning a return visit!!!

"Always a pleasure!"

Boystowtraveler, Chicago, Illinois 17/09/2021

Great property and scenic as well. The rooms are nice and the staff is wonderful. I always stay here while in Colorado even for a short visit. It's no wonder they are so busy. Plan ahead! There is a lot to do in the area!

"KeyStone trip"

jamiew11563, Parker, Colorado 15/09/2021

Nice quiet area with beautiful views and a mountain cabin feel, great atmosphere and in a great location to where we needed to be. Very clean room and would definitely stay again. Great place to take the family

"Lovely Location & Charming"

Luna1021, Chicago, Illinois, USA 14/09/2021

Lovely location right on Lake Dillon. Although the buildings and rooms are a bit dated, it only adds to the charm of a Lake Lodge. Staff was friendly and professional. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and although there's no A/C, open windows and ceiling fans did the trick. My only complaint, because of open windows, was the noise from nearby rooms and decks, but most people were courteous.

"Best hotel in Summit County"

markwadleigh, Albuquerque, New Mexico 10/09/2021

The hotel has a great location right by Dillon reservoir, the staff is very friendly and sedulous. The hotel is very clean and they have a nice breakfast with fresh eggs and bacon also the landscape around the hotel is beautiful.

"Our home away from home."

User 31/08/2021

We look forward all year to go to our favorite place and lodge. We love the Family and Staff. We have been coming here for almost 30 years. We are Truly Treated Like Family. The property that the lodge is on is THE BEST LOCATION in Dillon, on Lake Dillon. It is beautifully landscaped. The owners take such good care of the flowers, the garden and trees. It is a delight to look at it. Don't take my word for it - Go See For Yourself. The Tepper's Thank the Wonderful Family and Staff for everything you do to make our whole experience so good - that the good feeling stays with us throughout the year. And of course, we are already yearning to be back at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, G-d willing,

"Get away"

User 29/08/2021

Good value, beautiful location. Rooms were clean with nice amenities Great TV and it was easy to operate. Right on the lake, with picnic tables so you could eat and view the lake. Bike and walking paths across the street. Restaurants near by.

"Not a good experience"

Pat M, Boulder, Colorado 20/08/2021

We have stayed at this hotel a few other times with no issues but always in the front (office) building. This time we were put in Bldg #4 and it was a tremendous difference. First of all, it was a struggle to get the door lock to work – every single time! The room was DARK and depressing, even with all the lights on and the curtains opened as much as possible. There was no heat (assume the system hadn't been turned on for the season even tho it was only 35 this am!) The TV and wifi connections were the worst we have ever experienced at any hotel much less a Best Western. Even the TV shows were interrupted with “no signal” for minutes at a time - repeatedly. Forget trying to load photos (such as on Facebook) on our phones! Perhaps Bldg #4 is too far away from the source but then they should correct that problem. Beds and pillows were not all that comfortable and I hardly slept at all on either of my two nights. The location is the thing this hotel has going for it. And it was clean. Otherwise it is old and badly in need of renovations. Even with past successes at this hotel, we will not be returning.


SkyHy, Rancho Cordova, California 16/08/2021

We liked the location on Lake Dillon and saw the SUPERB ratings. Who could ask for more as we love the trail to bike around the lake. Mark my words, this place is dated, has dirty carpets and needs a MAJOR facelift. I am truly disappointed. Don't even know how sleeping will be as we back up to a pretty busy road. The front desk person was lovely, but I just can't get over the room quality so I had to post this review. Good luck to all.

"BW Dillon"

braddeighton, Frisco, Texas 11/08/2021

We have stayed at this hotel previously and it is a terrific value; lake views, pet friendly, across the street from the lake, the amphyitheater and the bike path plus there are 2 great restaurants across the street and we had free breakfast w/ great options.

"Will Definitely Come Back"

CacheOn, Los Angeles, California 07/08/2021

We had a harrowing trip to get here late in the evening in a pouring thunderstorm and were lucky the Interstate was closed just after our exit to get here. This property is so charming! I just loved our room the minute we stepped into it. Our own comfy little home for a rainy night. We borrowed a portable fan from the front desk but ended up not needing it. The beds were very comfy. I laid down for a minute to recuperate from the drive and almost fell asleep. I only wish we had of had more than one night here to enjoy the room and the area. Next day, the Interstate had opened back up, but there was a big mudslide about a week or two later that caused people to spend the night in one of the tunnels or in their cars. Glad we didn't get caught up in that. We will DEFINITELY be back to this property and to check out Dillon more in-depth. The Arapahoe Cafe just a short walk across the parking lot made for a very convenient and pleasant outdoor breakfast before check-out.

"August vacation"

Leslie M, Derby, United States 06/08/2021

I have stayed here many time over the years and have always had a pleasant stay. It is centrally located to many things to do winter and summer. I may have submitted another review stating "terrible" that was a mistake on my part. Things were "EXCELLENT".

"Awesome Views"

Linda L, Colorado Springs, United States 02/08/2021

This property is right on Dillon Reservoir and has the best views in Summit County in all 4 seasons. It's so convenient to all ski areas including Copper Mountain but we love this area most in the summer

"Lake Dillion Sailing Get Away"

jimnkim1556, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 31/07/2021

Excellent location! Lake Dillion is just across the street. Nice walking trail along the lake. Walking distance to several restaurants and the Dillion Marina. There's a concert venue across the street as well .The Hotel is an older well maintained property.

"Location and price can't be beat"

NatParkHikerJess, Peoria, Illinois 25/07/2021

We stayed here for one night on a longer road trip and I wish we were staying in Dillon longer. This hotel is just across the road from Dillon Lake and the walking path around it. There is also a good cafe in the parking lot for dinner. Check in went smoothly and front desk staff were nice. We were in one of the buildings further back, but we actually had a view of the mountain tops from our window. The buildings are definitely older and dated - the stairwell was very narrow and hallways a bit dark. But otherwise, everything was great. No AC, but we knew this going in, and even in July, we did not need it. Temps were mild. I also couldn't get over the price. I think the base rate (Pre tax) was about 118 for the night we stayed. I can never find any hotel room for that cheap anywhere, and this was a prime location! Parking is convenient right in front of your building. There is also laundry and walking paths throughout the property. I would definitely stay here again.

"beautiful place"

Terri W, Princeton, Minnesota 17/07/2021

We enjoyed our time in Dillon and the hotel was great. Nice breakfast, good choices, loved our balcony and room. We had dinner at the Araphahoe Cafe which was delicious and right next door to the hotel.

"perfect setting for your stay"

JanellR28, Grand Forks, North Dakota 12/07/2021

This property is situated so that you can enjoy the area with ease - right off the trail around the lake, across the street from the amphitheater and next to the great Arapahoe Cafe and Pub which we would highly recommend. Although the property is older is very well kept and clean. We enjoyed sitting out on the picnic tables enjoying the beauty of the lake when not on the go. Breakfast choices were great and the staff very helpful. We were aware up front that there is no AC but also know it is quite common for the area. Our stay was warmer than usual so we packed a small fan in anticipation. In spite of that I would stay again for all the other positive aspects of the property.

"Great Location....Great Price!"

MichelleGrenier, San Antonio, Texas 10/07/2021

If you're looking for a decent hotel at a good price, this is the place for you. It's a basic hotel with average beds and bathrooms. What sets this hotel apart is the location right on Lake Dillon. The price is reasonable. We got rooms during spring break for $143 a night. Grocery stores and restaurants are minutes away. Breckinridge and Frisco are just down the hill about 10 minutes away.

"Perfect for our holiday family getaway"

DClarkCO, Colorado Springs, Colorado 06/07/2021

Our family “took over” Ptarmigan Lodge for our 4th of July getaway, our first large family gathering in 18+ months post-Covid. There were 15 of us spread out over 5 rooms and we all had a great experience! We were walking distance to everything- the marina, the park, the lake for fishing, and great restaurants! The hot tub is HUGE and perfect for a large group! The rooms were spacious and comfy and, my favorite part of all hotel stays, the bathroom was GREAT! Huge shower head and hot hot hot water. The breakfast was perfect for babies, kids, and adults.

"Beautiful Location!"

Dana S, Denver, Colorado 30/06/2021

BW Ptarmigan lodge is conveniently located right on Lake Dillon Reservoir in Dillon, CO. Excellent hiking and water sports within walking distance, and a lovely view of the lake right from the property. Lots of activities, restaurants and shopping close by, and a music venue for seasonal concerts right across the street! If you want a more remote experience, back country hiking, fishing and camping are just minutes away. Everything you hope for in Colorado is right in the back yard! Perfect location for convenient access to skiing at some of America's premier ski resorts, and all at an affordable price. Daily breakfast serves a hot breakfast for dine in or healthy options for take out on your day's adventure. Property has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

"Holiday trip"

User 28/06/2021

The best hotel in the area with very good breakfast, nice people working there and close to Lake Dillon and bike trails. It was my last night while coming home from the trip. Healthy breakfast was a nice surprise comparing to other hotels.

"Great location but no AC"

nstarsfan, Saint Paul, Minnesota 23/06/2021

The hotel is across the street from the main beaches of Dillon Reservoir. They have rooms that are pet friendly so it's super convenient to go for walks with your dog. The rooms are fairly typical of a Best Western. My room was a bit cramped. The main thing to consider is the weather during your stay. While typically people in the area do not need AC, you should consider how cool the room needs to be for you to sleep. During my stay, the highs were in the mid 80s. The room didn't cool to below 75 until morning. You have one ceiling fan and windows to cool the room. Also, keep this in mind if you have a dog along. Their pet policy requires your pet to be with you and stay off furniture.

"Great location"

iu92, Bloomington, Indiana 21/06/2021

This hotel is right on the gorgeous Dillon Reservoir. There are 3 different buildings. If you were there for skiing, they have nice ski lockers on the bottom floor of building 3. The shower was great, but the bed was a little spongy.

"A Great Place to Stay! We Will be Back!"

danfbibradley, Denver, Colorado 19/06/2021

All we can say is wow! To begin with we came to Dillion to attend a wedding. We asked if the hotel could arrange an early check in. We were in our room by noon! The first thing I noticed was how clean the room was. Looking out the window I wasn't sure it had glass, it was that clean. Even the towel bar in the bathroom shined. As for amenities, there was a small porch with a couple chairs, a refrigerator, a microwave, a flat screen TV, extra pillows, extra towels, and a ceiling fan (no air conditioner but you are in the mountains. and the windows open, so who needs air conditioning). Check in and checkout were as smooth as silk and the front desk personnel were both professional and personable. Breakfast was also exceptional, as good as I have had while eating in a Marriott Concierge area. I have stayed in hotels across the country in excess of 750 nights. I rarely, if ever write a review, but this place was available at a very reasonable price, and is steps from Lake Dillion. It's an older property, and may not have had significant renovations recently, but they are not needed.


T8806LPkellyw, Dubuque, Iowa 18/06/2021

Pros: great location, beautiful views, up to date (for the most part) rooms, clean, safe, very pet friendly, good coffee, great parking, huge hot tub. Cons: No AC in this century, I didn't even know that was a thing. If it is late June- end of August do NOT book this hotel, you will be miserable. Last night the low was 55 and we sweated all night in the room even though we got the fan they offered. If they put in AC I would definitely rate this place as a 5 star. Breakfast was nothing special.

"Be warned, no air conditioning!"

dalealan, Florence 14/06/2021

We stayed for one long miserable hot night and couldn't take it so we left. This hotel is right on beautiful Dillion Lake. It is old and not handicap friendly. The rooms are very clean and bed comfortable but this in no way makes up for it's other shortcomings. They do not tell you there is no air. There is a window to open but it faces the main walkway so we had people walking past our room constantly, talking loudly and peeking in. No ceiling fans. It was miserable. The toilet was not handicapped height, no grab bars in shower. If you are looking for a good rate, clean room and comfy bed, I recommend it but be warned about the other issues.

"Excellent hotel on the lake!"

A3192GKjessicak, Lone Tree, United States 12/06/2021

My wife and I love the Ptarmigan. Its right on the lake and being downtown Dillon, it is close to everything! The property is beautiful, the rooms always clean and comfortable and the staff always friendly. We stay here several times every summer to enjoy the lake and escape the Denver heat. We love it here!

"Very pleased"

User 11/06/2021

Great place to stay the rooms are very nice with a great breakfast very good view of the lake and a lot of other local businesses especially the Auth Chiropractic client great people there that I had to visit thanks for the quick service

"Gem on the Lake"

glennstedman49, Georgetown, Texas 08/06/2021

Gem of an old school motel that sits adjacent to Lake Dillon with views of snow capped peaks. Just a few steps away from a quaint log cabin cafe with excellent food and service. Near Breckinridge and Vail.

"Best place to stay in Dillon"

User 07/06/2021

Best location to stay in Dillon, we travel with a dog and couldn't find a better place that takes care of our dog as much as us. The best breakfast in a Dillon hotel. (and it's free!). This Hotel is next to the Dillon Amphitheater. Just walk across the street!

"Best lake view you can ever find!"

User 07/06/2021

Beautiful premises, super clean, excellent customer service and the lake view from any of the hotel rooms it's unbeatable. Their breakfast was exceptional, with fresh juice, fruits, egg, bacon, etc. and they even had late check out available. Was by far the best location of Best Western I had stayed across US.

"Well Run Hotel in Great Location near Dillon Lake"

babaoriley2015, Abbottstown, Pennsylvania 06/06/2021

We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room, the large shared hot tub, and especially the wide range of breakfast offerings. The staff was very courteous, cheerful, and helpful. Check in and check out were a breeze.

"Close to Lake Dillon and restaurants"

Hskrchic, Papillion, Nebraska 02/06/2021

This hotel is actually a series of buildings that are all a quick walk to Lake Dillon, but not right on the lake as it appears on the map. It's also an easy walk to restaurants, which was nice. The hotel is dated, and we had to open a window for air. Everything was clean and comfortable, though. The breakfast was above our expectations. Be aware that this is at a very high altitude.

"Rude staff"

User 29/05/2021

The staff were very rude and unprofessional. They were dishonest about being booked up. They also would not help us when were locked out of our room. I would never go to this hotel ever again. There are much better hotels in the area. I would recommend looking elsewhere

"Clean, Friendly and Perfect Location"

SavoryGetaways, Oviedo, Florida 30/04/2021

The hotel is very clean The staff is friendly and helpful Perfect location next to Lake Dillion/Dillion Dam that has a walking trail Loved the fact that there are picnic tables with a beautiful view of the mountains and the lake I highly recommend this hotel!!

"Love Ptarmigan Lodge!"

SkierSue24, Pensacola, Florida 15/04/2021

2nd visit in 2 years. Love the location, the view, the breakfast. Great staff! Really missed the hot tub this time but we understand the reason closed. We skied 4 mountains so this location is unbelievably convenient. Will hopefully be back in June!

"Unaccommodating Staff & Building Needs Work"

RBGColoradoTraveler, Aurora, Colorado 01/04/2021

Front desk person very unfriendly & refused to provide an extra blanket for our son. Carpets desperately need replaced & building really needs to be upgraded. The pictures on internet are very deceiving.

"Ski trip"

byrona905, Centennial, Colorado 01/04/2021

Nice place to stay, not real fancy but clean and good location. Good value with good restaurant close by. Breakfast was good for takeout. Staff was friendly except for arrival at night. Rude request for mask a simple offer of paper mask would made a nicer welcome. After 10 hour travel with last hour in snow had to go back to car for mask. I will definitely go back again next time I am in area any season. All staff were nice after check in.

"Great staff, but way overpriced"

User 29/03/2021

Both front desk staff I spoke with were polite and very helpful, explained everything I needed to know very easily. The hotel is horribly outdated, feels like old Vegas, zero thermostat control, overpriced

"Ski week "

MLK661, Galway, New York 28/03/2021

Stayed in a unit with a kitchenette for our Summit Cty ski week. Very clean units, comfortable beds and convenient grab and go breakfasts with lots of options. Close to everything in Dillon. We had a wonderful stay.

"Dillon Ski Trip 21"

vegasski74, Dunkirk, Maryland 07/03/2021

Overall the facility was good, exterior could be better but it was ok, nothing fancy. Room was good, thermostat did not work too well but we got by. Having a ceiling fan in the room was really good to have, it helped with the issue with the poor functioning thermostat.

"Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge"

kevinfS1311RT, Rockford, Michigan 23/02/2021

Great location with a view over looking Dillon Reservoir and the snow capped mountains in the foreground. Lobby and room were clean, staff was friend, the breakfast was a made to order grab and go sack. Plenty of shopping and food choice conveniently located within walking and a short drive. The nightly rate was very affordable.

"Great place to call home when visiting Summit County."

Matthew M, Denver, United States 23/02/2021

This is my favorite hotel I have ever stayed at, you can't beat the location and I like how the rooms are separated into separate small buildings/ lodges. They have everything you need from a good breakfast, WiFi, spa and a welcoming team who make sure your stay is comfortable.

"Bad Value, Unclean, Penny Pinching"

Anshul D, Houston, Texas 11/02/2021

Yes, this review is a contrast to the others, but to each his own. I am staying here presently and dismayed at the very core. This is a self-serve HOSTEL, not a hotel, charging hotel prices without declaring the scale backs under the guise of COVID. This place reaks of penny-pinching in every way possible. Breakfast is all cheap package grub, no joke here. The items are likely the cheapest they could acquire in bulk. I wouldn't eat any of it. There is no daily cleaning as one would expect from a "hotel". Moreover, you don't even get a cleaning if you ask for it. You have to throw your own trash, clean your own bathroom, and make your own bed. If you want towels, toiletries, sheets - you have to go to the reception, stand in line and get it. This is NOT a hotel, it is a HOSTEL! They are using COVID as an excuse, but I don't buy it because it seems it is COVID-related only when it saves them money. The room is antique, literally speaking. The TV, microwave, thermostat, coffee machine - all seem as if they were never replaced since the 90s. No joke, if you don't believe me, find it out for yourself. Carpets are old and nasty. I am not sure what people were smoking when they called this place clean. I am not nit-picky, trust me, this place is just not par with expectations of a Best Western.

Anna Staszel, Owner at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
We are very sorry to hear that you are not enjoying your stay with us. Please know that if you would like, you can check out by 11am and we will only charge you for the nights stayed. As you mentioned we do have many COVID restrictions in place, such as grab and go breakfast, our hot tub is not allowed to be open, and no housekeeping during your stay. These restrictions were put in place by the county and we are not using them as a guise of COVID. To be honest, we would prefer to operate normally and not with all these restriction in place, but we understand we must operate safely in order to protect our guests and our staff from the spread of COVID. We are doing the best that we can in order to operate under such strict restrictions. If you would like more information on these restrictions, please visit Again, I am sorry to hear that you are not enjoying your stay with us. If you prefer to check out early, please do so by 11am and we will only charge you for the nights you stayed.

"Beautiful views"

anthonysallpurpose, Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/02/2021

Great views 360 , wonderful accessibility to mountains and lots of fun stuff. Candid staff, and punctual check ins/outs. Dog friendly (10 bucks fee) , stay here everytime I go boarding . Will stay again

"Great buy."

Burt O, Boulder, Colorado 05/02/2021

This is a clean, nicely priced, not fancy hotel with all the basics, nice 'grab and go' breakfast, close to wonderful restaurant and close to the shuttle bus stop, with super friendly staff. We'll be back.

"Great value "

sallywB8235GI, Webster, New York 31/01/2021

This was our second time staying here for a ski trip on the Epic Pass. It's a convenient drive to Keystone, Breckinridge, Vail and Beaver Creek. It's also close to Copper Mtn. This place is comfortable, with nice views of Lake Dillon and an all around great value. We had a large quiet room. I was impressed with their breakfast offerings (due to COVID), far more than we've gotten at other places, and even included hard boiled eggs. You fill out a menu paper and they pack it for you to take back to your room. They seemed to be handling the whole COVID thing very well. It unfortunately means no room service (we didn't want it anyway) and no hot tub (missed that). We are looking forward to returning next week for another stay.

"Nice hotel. Terrible beds"

User 23/01/2021

This is a nice hotel in a great location next to Dillon Reservoir. Nice rooms. Clean, well maintained bathrooms. The only complaint is that the beds need to be replaced. The mattresses are broken down with low spots and very little support. As a result, the sleep quality is extremely poor.

"Lodge with a View"

kdub28, Fort Collins, Colorado 04/01/2021

Having stayed here previously, the view was the best part this time. Unfortunately this stay we had excessive noise from stairwell stompers and other guests' children running around the hallways and stairwell area. Staff very friendly and attentive, no hot tub due to COVID. Breakfast items listed could have used more descriptions- burrito was merely mystery meat in a tortilla. Favorite room amenity- heated bathroom fan and room ceiling fan. Overall will stay again- better than most other hotels in this area for the price.

"Awesome place."

agrafov, Ellicott City, Maryland 04/01/2021

Great location. Awesome view. Right next to town center. In 10-25 minutes proximity to 5 different ski resorts and other places of attraction.. Very friendly and helpful personnel. Clean, good decorated rooms .

"Great place to stay with awesome people!!"

User 27/12/2020

They do a great job here and hopefully they can open up the sauna soon! I always stay here when I'm not in my RV up in the mountains! They are very friendly and the location is awesome! Right next to beautiful Lake Dillion!

"Trip to Dillon"

kelbyfeddern, Hampton, Nebraska 20/12/2020

Snowboarding with friends before a big trip coming up in a few weeks wanting to get a couple of days in to get a feel for the resort we will be going to. Beautiful look out over lake Dillon made the scenery a sight to see while we were there.

"Christmas Trip 2020"

rachelbaby727, Carrollton, Georgia 20/12/2020

The location and atmosphere at this lodge is absolutely wonderful this time of year. The snow, Christmas lights and friendly staff made our stay especially nice. Cozy rooms, great amenities, balconys with spectacular views and spacious bathrooms add to the whole package. Never a bad time here!

"Excellent Value"

User 30/11/2020

This lodge is pretty close to keystone resort and is the cutest place with nearby restaurants, bars, and most importantly (for us) dog-friendly. Parking is easy, and it has a nice view of Lake Dillon - it's also very close to the amphitheater if that suits you.

"Cozy, Clean, Quiet"

aliasalias, Estes Park, Colorado 14/11/2020

Right on the lake and the bike path around the lake! Close enough to Keystone Ski Resort and Arapaho Basin. We had dinner in Frisco and breakfast in Breckenridge. This is just the perfect area! Over 9,000 feet up in the snow-capped mountains of the Continental Divide!

"Beautiful.View of the Lake"

Wrangal, North Canton, Ohio 30/10/2020

Stopped here to spend the night on our way to Utah from Ohio. Check-in was easy. The room was a little dark but sufficient. We usually try to stay at Best Western or Holiday Inn Express when we travel the U.S. The to go breakfast was nice. Just go to the office and order what you want from what they offer. We paid $104.99. We knew this was a high rent area. We were tired from driving and just needed to find a place.

"Wonderful overnight"

DesMoinesDenizen, Clive, Iowa 26/10/2020

We were traveling cross country and enjoyed this overnight. I'm sure skiers enjoy this place. Ski lockers were the first thing we came to when entering the building door. Buildings are situated on the side of a mountain overlooking Dillon Reservoir so you awaken to a beautiful view of the lake with mountains in the background. Above average to-go breakfast arranged like room service. Pick items and quantities from a list and bring it to kitchen area to have order filled. Much better than having a bag full of items that don't fulfill you dietary needs. Good value since this was the off season.

"Outstanding Cleanliness and Great Price"

555KA, Marne, Michigan 22/10/2020

We stayed here for 3 nights and were impressed with how clean and up-to-date everything was. We had an upstairs room with a balcony, which I would highly recommend. Our room had been had been updated nicely, with newer carpet, large flat screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and everything was spotless! The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Overall, it was an excellent stay and I would stay here again the next time I'm in the area.

"Charming hotel in great location"

mandersmke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10/10/2020

We stayed for one night in October 2020. Check-in was quick but we then had to drive to another building to get to our room. The building was a bit dated but nice enough and clean. The room was also a bit dated but just fine for what we needed. The area of Dillon/Silverthore is very nice with lots of stores, restaurants and coffee shops nearby. The main hotel building overlooks a beautiful lake with mountains in the background. I was very impressed with the continental breakfast process. Because of covid, they have you circle all the things you want on a sheet of paper. Then their team builds a quick to-go bag with your breakfast!

"Great location, great price"

612dawnm, Omaha, Nebraska 09/10/2020

We picked this hotel because of the location to the lake, it is right across the street. Check in was easy and fast. We did get a room with a kitchen so we were in building 2 which is the building that faces the lake. Beds were comfortable, room was clean. It was nice to open all the windows and let the air in. I would stay here again. They did not offer room cleaning due to covid but that was totally fine with us. They did offer breakfast, where you picked your items on paper and handed to them and they got what you asked for. We felt very safe here.

"Clean and comfortable!"

User 09/10/2020

We stayed 3 nights. Upon arrival we were greeted by a exceptionally clean room! The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was spotless. All employees wore masks and were very concious of covid rules. We will stay here again if we are in the Dillon area.

"Location, location"

Jose S L, fishers, United States 07/10/2020

The Best Western Ptarmigan is located very close to the Dillon reservoir in a beautiful setting. You can just walk out the door and stroll through the paths along the lake or sit in the park almost in front (although the show venue is current unused due to COVID it is also open for anyone to visit). Being in Dillon also allows quick access to other cities around that have many attractions such as Breckenridge, Frisco, etc... Even in summer there is a lot to do with so many parks and trails to explore. The room itself is good with a balcony with enough space. The only problem we had was with the shower that got 'stuck' in either hot or cold. One would have to move it all the way to hot to get it to warm up and then it would be too hot. The opposite happened if you tried to cool down the water: it would be unchanged until you got to totally cold water. It improved while we were there so we assumed the room has not been used much... The breakfast people need some medals: they were awesome implementing the new process.

"Great location!"

Denise30906, Temecula, California 30/09/2020

This place didn't look like too much from the outside but it was great. The location was awesome. Gorgeous view of the lake and easy access to walking trail. Room was big with a desk and a table, which was nice. Bed was comfy.


NoteworthyHealth, Florida 30/09/2020

Comfy and mediocre for price.. clean. King room in 4th building. Bed was a bit soft, decor was nice. Trip advisor info was wrong...No air conditioning, so had to use very loud box fan from the office they gave us and keep windows open. Would not be good if it was a hotter night.

"Lake Dillon hotel"

Rosemary833, Monument, Colorado 21/09/2020

A great location, plenty of parking, adjacent to Arapahoe Cafe with its excellent food, and so close to Lake Dillon bike/walk paths, amphitheater. Very clean, really comfy bed, and good job of keeping an older property updated.

"Great hotel but no A/C in property"

lycarica, Omaha, Nebraska 20/09/2020

The hotel sits right across the Dillon Lake so it was very convenient to take a leisure walk when you have time. Check-in and check-out process was very convenient and the staff were very friendly. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable with clean sheets. Plenty of towels for all. Complimentary toiletries are provided and our double-queen room also had a good size refrigerator, microwave and TV. There was a small appliance to heat up the coffee cup. Ice bucket is in the bathroom which you can use with the ice machine in the hallway. We loved that instead of giving us a pre-selected grab and go breakfast bag like other hotels, we were given a list of breakfast items we can choose from which we hand back to them and they put all these in the bag. Selections range from yogurt, fruit, boiled eggs, granola bar, cereal, muffins, milk, or juices etc. There is a restaurant in the adjacent lot called Arapahoe Cafe and Pub which serves good food with great ambiance. We would return to this hotel but the only deal breaker is that there is no airconditioning in the rooms. You either get a room with a ceiling fan or a box fan. The ceiling fan though is located on a corner of the room which is unusual and does not really help in my opinion to give you ventilation. They also advice that you can crack your window open to let the breeze in but it is a safety concern for us. Dillon gets chilly at night but still it became muggy that we woke up many times throughout the night. It made it an unpleasant experience. We missed the part about having no A/C when we booked and none of the reviews mentioned it. This is still a great hotel as long as be forewarned about having no A/C if that is important for you.


Tim H, Aurora, Colorado 13/09/2020

We had a very good stay here. Check in was very efficient. Room was nice and had a bit of a mountain view. We were missing some toiletries and they were replaced when we went to the lobby. The walls in Building 3 were fairly thin so you could hear your neighbors. It's an older property so not sure that can be fixed. The lodge was next door to the Arapahoe Restaurant and Pub so we ordered take-out and the food was very good. The "grab and go" breakfast had an substantial menu and filling our order was very efficient. We would stay here again.

"Very good"

User 10/09/2020

We had a very good stay and the property has a great lakefront location. Rooms were very quiet (we faced the courtyard) and everything worked great. We will be returning! Thank you to the hotel for maintaining the safety requirements during these times!

"Quiet comfort in the mountains"

User 15/08/2020

This lodge was very comfortable, very quiet and staff was helpful. The only reason for the 4 stars is because the website and the info at the desk advertise a large spa hot tub. It was closed to anyone's use, while pools and spas at other hotels in the area were open. After a 12 mile ride around the reservoir, we really needed the spa. The breakfasts were okay considering the virus nonsense- it was provided in a to go bag. The restaurant next door was open for breakfast.

"A Weekend Getaway"

Libbie64, Colorado Springs, Colorado 14/08/2020

We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and check-in. The lodge has changed only slightly since our first stay here in 1983 when traveling through Colorado during an interstate move. We always said we would come back and we finally made it for an anniversary getaway. Love the setting on Lake Dillon and within walking distance of excellent restaurants. Our room in Building 4 was large with a comfortable bed and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the balcony with a small view of the lake between the trees - perfect place for coffee as the sun was rising. We will definitely be back...and we will not wait 37 years this time! :)

"very clean rooms and very good service"

User 06/08/2020

This was a very clean lodge near Lake Dillon. The building is a little old, but the inside is very nice and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. Even though the traditional breakfast is not served, they provided a very extensive list of breakfast items for takeout at no charge. Overall, a very good value!

"Three beautiful nights and dealing very well with Covid"

624sheilac, Broomfield, Colorado 05/08/2020

We just returned from three nights at this sweet spot along Lake Dillon. During this difficult time of Covid we felt the managers/owners did a really great job of making us comfortable. They did not provide housekeeping during the stay but you could exchange towels, get more supplies, coffee, etc. Everything was very clean. Very comfortable beds, in fact I am going to contact them to find out what mattresses they use as we are about to buy a condo in Dillon. This is an "old-fashioned" motel, but the location can't be beat. Check out the incredibly authentic Mexican restaurant nearby.

"Excellent value "

xenacsmith, Houston, Texas 03/08/2020

Where else can you stay on a beautiful lake setting in the mountains for just a little over $100 a night .. outstanding value ! In addition it's family run and they're very covid conscious using masks, breakfast to go, and no daily housekeeping. They have a very nice garden area with lots of beautiful flowers and chipmunks. We stayed in building 4 with a balcony and nothing beat coming back after being gone all day to a nice glass of wine sitting on the balcony. Finally there's an adorable restaurant The Arapaho right on the premises with outstanding food and ambiance!

"Excellent Second Visit"

Mark N, Abilene, Texas 02/08/2020

My wife and I stayed her for four nights at the end of July. Compared to other similar styles of hotel, we found the Ptarmigan Lodge to be an ideal option during COVID19. Although the hotel isn't offering a hot breakfast right now, the "to-go" option is great - particularly if you are planning on hiking. Granola bars, oatmeal, PB&Js, yogurt, muffins, coffee, juice, water, etc. are available. The location of the hotel also lends itself to enjoying the outdoors easily. Easy access to trailheads for Lily Pad Pond, Buffalo Peak, and Ptarmigan Peak; plus walking distance to several good restaurants and right on the lake. On this stay (our second) we booked a slightly more expensive room with a refrigerator. The room was in building four and had a very nice balcony on the second floor. Overall, I think these rooms are newer and nicer than those in the main building. The only downgrade I have for this room was the toilet and its VERY slow flush...we had to hold the handle down for a good 15 seconds to get the desired result. We are already looking at our next opportunity to stay at the lodge again later this summer or fall.

"Beautiful Resort location but..."

dorothyn35, Brazoria, Texas 02/08/2020

When we arrived they told us the pool & hot tub were closed which needs to be on the website, the staff was very friendly, this is a pet friendly resort so expect lots of barking in the am! There is no ac in the rooms which was fine just a little noisy with windows open. Our last 2 nights were beyond miserable with horrible neighbors, we called the office several times, then when we went to the office the lady just said oh & walked off in mid conversation! I was a paying customer so that was not how you handle it, when we ask to move they offered us a downgraded room, we had food to cook so we couldn't take the downgrade! We finally got some sleep on the last night but 2 days of slamming doors, arguing & more was miserable!

"Nice location!"

jireyna, Forney, Texas 30/07/2020

A very nice property in a good location. We enjoyed the lake view. While we did not need the A/C even in late July, we would have preferred better controls of the A/C. The rooms were good sized and very clean and very comfortable.

"Wonderful stay!"

marybethg604, De Pere, Wisconsin 30/07/2020

Beautiful location! The hotel is right on the lake and near the park. We had a great view of all this with the mountains in the background from our room. While the hotel is older, it is very well kept up and the beds were comfy. Caroline at the front desk was so friendly and helped us find places to see and a good restaurant. The breakfast choices were the best we've had on this trip and we stayed at 5 different hotels. They had lots of good choices (considering COVID) and happily bagged them up for us. Everything seemed very clean and masks were required (as they are all over Colorado right now). We would definitely recommend this place and stay here again!

"Older establishment with no AC but nice location."

A4959VEjasonm, Tulsa, Oklahoma 19/07/2020

This was obviously a different business that has been converted to a Best Western location spread out over several buildings. Not many have a view of the lake. We had a ground floor unit with a permanently-locked door in the middle to the outside. Be aware there are is no AC. The lake is within easy walking distance but we probably would have chosen another hotel for the night.

"Beat the Heat in Dillon, Colorado"

picasso627, Denver, Colorado 19/07/2020

Once again, I stayed at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon, Colorado. As usual, Caroline at the front desk was very helpful, friendly and interesting. The hotel looked charming with many beautiful flowers. The hotel is very convenient to paths for walking and bicycling. Great for dogs too! Weather in the 70s, cool at night. I'm sure I'll stay here many more times in the future.

"An Okay Stay"

Boystowtraveler, Chciago 13/07/2020

I have stayed here many times in the past. It was nice to see that they were very busy. I just was not impressed this time with some of the facets of the place and felt they lacked the service they once had. Room was really quite nice, if a little dated.

"Lovely location, no ac"

ChinaGal_57, Ephrata, Washington, United States 11/07/2020

Really liked this motel. Centrally located, older but kept up. Sack breakfast but that was okay. Bed was comfortable. Ceiling fan worked fir keeping room cool. No view of lake from building 4. I probably would stay here again.

"Views are very limited, nothing like their website"

267cynthiaa, Woodland Park 07/07/2020

We stayed 2 nights. We asked for a room with a view of the lake or mountains. The woman at the reservation desk said we had great views of the mountains, but upon checking into our room, the best view we had was of the parking lot and the intersection of the street. The mountains were visible, so very far away. The traffic was loud, and sitting on our small deck, we could only see cars, lots of cars. Very unhappy with this hotel and we will not stay there again. Also, we called prior to our visit to see if the hot tub was working, and they said yes, but when we checked in, the hot tub was closed.

"Perfect location"

User 05/07/2020

We were in building 2, which has rooms with kitchenettes. Perfect for our cycling and kayaking vacation, and for social distancing. This property has an incredible location on the lake, and is clean and well-kept. The staff did a great job dealing with the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, and we really enjoyed our stay. I'm sure we'll be back.

"Great stay"

Karen L, Arvada, United States 04/07/2020

I've stayed many times at this cozy hotel overlooking Lake Dillon and this time was just as comfortable and totally in compliance with current pandemic regulations. Great location and nice option of takeout breakfast!

"Excellent stay"

chelslynne, Daytona Beach, Florida 24/06/2020

This is a great choice for a hotel in Dillon. There isn't any air conditioning and for that reason I feel it's a bit overpriced for what you get. The staff stated that we were not allowed to have a microwave but I stayed at another best western in Denver that had a microwave. I'm assuming their reason was due to covid. They also would not heat up an English muffin apparently due to covid. The breakfast options were great though and I felt everyone took our safety seriously. The beds were comfortable and decor was nice.

"Nice Property near Lake Dillon"

ColoradoHawk55, Englewood, Colorado 18/06/2020

The Ptarmigan Lodge is designed like a classic Colorado ski lodge. The hotel and its rooms are clean and spacious, with many, including ours, featuring a balcony with views of Dillon Lake. The front desk service was fast, friendly, and efficient despite the COVID-19 screens and other protective measures in effect. Masks are required to enter all businesses in Summit County, including this one.

"No Air Conditioner"

Adseam, Hanau 17/06/2020

Amazing view. Disappoint because they offered Healthcare employees discount, and it was precisely why I took vacation time choosing Best Western, but when we arrived, no discount. Please don't advertise it if you don't willing to apply it. And, no air conditioner. Please don't stay in Best Western in Summer, you will sweat a lot.

"Never disappoints!"

Linda M, Federal Heights, United States 09/06/2020

Nestled away, across from a beautiful lake is Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge. It's an older property that is well maintained with updated rooms. They are dog friendly and have a perfect dog walking path inside the hotel grounds. The beds are comfortable and they offer Direct TV. Right across the street there were people fishing at the lake and there's a really nice walking path along the lake. The office staff have always been very accommodating and sweet. Its close to skiing and golfing at Keystone too. You won't be disappointed ♥

"Clean functional rooms at a great value!"

bballfan1, Storrs, Connecticut 08/03/2020

We had two rooms for our group. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. Location near Arapahoe cafe was great. Also could walk around Dillon lake and got to check out the ice castle. Breakfast was a little higher quality than similar hotels that I have stayed at. Bacon was especially tasty! Great value!

"Wonderful Stay!"

Leslie T, Pinehurst, North Carolina 02/03/2020

We had a wonderful wasn't too hot or too cold, just perfect. The room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was very good as well. We'll be back next year. We had a lovely view of the lake. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

"Ptarmigan Lodge, Dillon, CO. Our Home from Home."

Mark S, Colorado, United States 28/02/2020

We stay at this hotel about 50-60 nights a year for snowboarding for the last three years. Great clean rooms and beds, Easy parking, Great complementary breakfast, internet and super big hot tub. Close to the slopes. All the staff make us feel so welcome. It's really our home from home.

"Friendly staff & Clean room - but WAY TOO NOISY"

User 23/02/2020

We stay at hotels to sleep... there was ZERO ability to sleep with all of noise upstairs - banging suitcases or bags on stairs, slamming doors all night/morning. There was no attempt to discount our stay, so we cancelled the 2nd night.

"Beatiful, Simple and Clean"

Angie C, Dayton, Ohio 16/02/2020

We stayed here while we skied Copper and ABasin. View over Lake Dillon is fabulous. Breakfast was simple but did the job, hot tub was amazing location was great between the two mountains. Within walking distance to a lot of restaurants, we would recommend the Arapahoe Cafe which is almost in the parking lot to the Best Western, there is a red door on the side that goes down to the basement where they have daily homemade specials, get there before 6 or there will be a wait.

"Ski trip"

travelerI7539AJ, Denver, Colorado 16/02/2020

Comfortable and clean room with a good breakfast. A quick get away for President's day weekend. I booked the hotel the night before and this was the only hotel that did not double their price for this busy weekend. Such a plus that this property is pet friendly and a wonderful location. Looking forward to a Summer stay.

"Extremely pleased"

User 08/02/2020

I was very pleased with this facility. All staff were welcoming, courteous, friendly and efficient in their efforts to help their guests feel comfortable. The facility is well maintained and clean. I felt very much at home in the comfort of the hotel. My expectations were exceeded during my stay.

"Always good, great location."

User 03/02/2020

As usual, we had a great stay. Anna and her team run a great lodge, clean, good breakfast, great jets in the hot tub. Good location for access to the slopes. Good facilities in the room. Easy to walk to local restaurants.

"Great Place to stay"

User 21/01/2020

This hotel was wonderful! It's rare to find the hospitality that we received here during our stay. The breakfast even though we arrived 30 minutes before they closed breakfast was still hot and fresh and they were still bringing fresh food. I was shocked most places it's cold and left over if you come that late. Also the front desk was incredible and friendly. Would stay here again.

"Good Value but Noisy"

User 14/01/2020

Hotel is a great location to ski areas with pet friendly perks. We stayed in the first building while the rest of our party was in Building 2 and 3. Rooms were very noisy including floor vent heating which made loud tapping noises all night.

"Summitt County Ski Trip"

Leslie M, Derby, United States 12/01/2020

Have stayed st the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge many times over the last 25 years and have enjoyed every stay. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful. A very good location about a 2 minute walk to the summit bus stop. 1 minute walk to the Arapahoe Cafe & Pub. And a short drive to several ski resorts, shops, and restaurants.

"Dillion ski trip"

homeswinwin, Owasso, Oklahoma 08/01/2020

Close to everything. Rooms were very clean and roomy for 2. The internet worked very good, The hot tub was clean and hot after a day of skiing. The heat was working good and was easy to set. Quiet and good parking.

"Ice Castle Weekend"

MayfieldParrish, Denver, Colorado 05/01/2020

We visited this property on a weekend in January to see the Ice Castles. It is really convenient to downtown Dillon and you can walk anywhere from the property. It is an old time lodge style property with separate buildings. Each pod of buildings has lockers for ski equipment at the entrances. Directly in front of the property is Lake Dillon. It is difficult to imagine a better location if your purpose is anywhere near Dillon. However, in all honesty we found the rooms and the property to be really dated. The breakfast was served in a tiny room that was really uncomfortable and could not hold the number of guests. The breakfast itself was really basic as well. We found the beds to be uncomfortable and the pillows were strange tiny squares. For $200/night for a basic room it was definitely lacking overall.

"Good place"

reoredondo, Frisco, Colorado 05/01/2020

It was a nice place, quite noisy early when skiers are leaving.. lots of banging from the lockers and doors. We stopped skiing a few years ago. We understand that this hotel has a lot of skiers. May not stay there during the winter.

"Excellent value and great location in Summit County"

User 17/12/2019

One of the best values in Summit County and centrally located among the ski resorts. One of the very few hotels that I've been at that you can actually see/talk to the owners daily. Though an older hotel, the owners seem to take pride in the properties maintenance.

"Clean, Dog Friendly, Safe Parking, Great Views"

Autobob, OZ 15/12/2019

We had a great time discovering Dillon, Co. This Best Western is hidden off the highway and faces a beautiful lake. The room was clean and had a kitchenette, parking was accessible and safe. The morning breakfast was also clean and good. Brewpubs and restaurants, we tried a couple, are close and were good.

"Awesome place."

agrafov, Ellicott City, Maryland 07/12/2019

Great place to stay, very friendly and attending personnel. I have being staying at this place since 2006 for my ski vacation and they always provide superior service. They always willing to help with all possible needs and problems.

"Ski trip"

Colorado1968, Denver, Colorado 06/12/2019

Another great stay at the lodge. The location is simply outstanding. Right by the lake. You can see the morning mists rising as you walk to breakfast. The food is good with plenty of variety. After skiing check out the large hot tub and especially the sauna, my favorite. It was a great value for the location and what amenities you get out of it.

"Best Western"

User 17/11/2019

We stay at best Western every chance we get when we are on the road, for the most part they are very accommodating. Good breakfast great staff and usually willing to help you in any way they can. We love our rewards program. Thank you

"Amazing view"

Tabitha K, Denver, Colorado 10/11/2019

Amazing view - friendly staff- comfortable amenities that could use some updating. The walls are a bit too thin so you can hear you next door neighbor but put in ear plugs problem solved. The breakfast wasn't impressive but the price and location made up for this.

"Exceeds expectations"

wisconsinglacier, Menomonie, Wisconsin 06/11/2019

This is the second time I stayed here. First time a year ago for price and availability and this time because I had such a positive experience the first time. Wonderful location on Lake Dillion, maintenance of the property is Disney-like, squeaky clean everything, nice touches like accent walls white ceilings in rooms, solid surface vanity tops, window in shower, wonderful hot tub, attentive staff, and comfy seating in lobby. This property is so well cared for. So refreshing compared to interstate-side alternatives (and I normally seek out Hilton or Marriott). Skied at A-basin. Wonderful.

"Great little gem in a sea of inflated prices."

User 04/11/2019

We have stayed here a few times. While the other times were issue free and enjoyable, we noticed a few new little touches that were great. The new pictures on the walls actually seemed to brighten the rooms a lot, which was a nice touch. The location is great with it being close to everything but out of the way of the main trafficked areas. It sits right next to the lake which provides awesome sunrises and sunsets. You can even walk down to the dock since it is so close. If you like to fish, there ARE trout in there and I caught a few just tossing a spinner around for a few minutes. The city/town has construction going on right there but it is such a low traffic area it doesn't hinder you at all. The hot tub is large and the area has always been clean when we used it. The staff, to include the room attendants, are always nice and polite. The breakfast is what you'd expect from a continental breakfast. Waffles, eggs, sausage, yadda yadda yadda... the ladies seem to always make sure there is enough items out and refill quickly. The only thing that I dislike is the amount of space in the breakfast area. It is small and can get crowded. If they spent the money to add an addition to that building to enlarge the seating area this would be, hands down, the best budget hotel I have ever stayed at. With the location, the cleanliness of the rooms and the service, it is already a huge step above 75% of the hotels I have stayed at across the US, to include those that cost twice or three times as much. Don't change too much, ptarmigan, you're doing all the right things for a hotel.


User 03/11/2019

Our stay at Best Western's Ptarmigan Lodge was indeed memorable but not for any good reason. First the good news, the location is beautiful. Unfortunately, my good news stops there. We were traveling with our licensed therapy dog. Notwithstanding, as some hotels have issues with dogs, we book our rooms via the app Bring Fido. Bring Fido only list hotels and motels that are pet friendly. We booked, 100% prepaid and received a confirmation for, a pet friendly King Room at Best Western's Ptarmigan Lodge. At check-in the front desk representative, Patira, who has a soft, sing-song voice that betrays her aggression and anger, refused to honor our reservation. She repeatedly insisted that the manager, Caroline, tried to call me numerous times that day to explain that their only-friendly rooms are restricted to double bed rooms (I'm over 6'5”…a double bed is simply not a good choice). My response was to pull my phone from my pocket and show her that I had not received any such calls. Her response was an escalation in her anger and stubbornness. I asked her to honor my reservation as booked and as fully prepaid and confirmed. I even showed my dog's valid therapy license – nonetheless she refused again siting Caroline as the holder of all decisions in this matter. I asked if she could reach Caroline to help resolve our impasse. She flatly and angrily refused. It was late, I was tired and getting angry now too so I quickly signed-on to Bring Fido to book another room at another hotel and just call my prepayment as a lesson learned and sunk cost. Because it was late, no other rooms were available within a reasonable distance. I did stay and paid the price. As expected I did not fit in the tiny bed and awoke with significant back issues that lasted for days. I did make one last request to Patira; I asked her to ask Caroline to have Ptarmigan Lodge removed from Bring Fido as they are not a pet friendly location so other travelers do not have the issues we had. She angrily and resentfully barked that those decisions are made by Best Western and not the local franchise owner – so, call Best Western with your complaint! In summary, Best Western's Ptarmigan Lodge confirmed a room, took my money for that room, and did not honor the booking. Added, their pet policy is a highly restrictive limited to just a few rooms that are the least desirable, least comfortable, and least book rooms in the hotel (all confirmed by Patira at the front desk during check-in).

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. Although we are a pet friendly hotel, we only allow pets in specific rooms and buildings in order to also accommodate guests with animal allergies. As you mentioned your reservation was booked through Bring Fido, which does only list pet friendly hotels and motels. However, they do not specify on their website that even though a hotel or motel is pet friendly, only specific rooms may allow pets. When reservations are booked through Bring Fido, we are specifically instructed by the company to contact them directly and not the guest, if we are not able to accommodate a pet in a certain room type. After which, Bring Fido is to contact the guest directly with any accommodation issues. Again, we are very sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at (970) 468-2341

"Wow! super location"

Turtle549, Lahaina, Hawaii 02/11/2019

Great spot just across the road from the lake. This place may have some years behind it; however it is well-taken care of. Consisting of several buildings with nice grounds and a fantastic breakfast located in a relaxing area conducive to good conversation with windows looking out to the beautiful surrounding area. This place had friendly, helpful staff, clean/comfortable beds all at a fair price. We are looking forward to our next visit!!

"Great view of Lake Dillon"

vaadvisor, Toano, Virginia 22/10/2019

We were right across the street from Lake Dillon. Older property in very good condition. It was a great value and pet friendly to boot! Breakfast was standard fare, but tasty. Proximity to Breckenridge and Keystone for hiking was great.

"Great place!"

JJScoopsnRo, Gurnee, Illinois 21/10/2019

We stayed here out last night on the trip. Had we known how great it was we would have left the Westin Aspen sooner. Awesome continental breakfast, waffles, eggs, bacon, yogurts, fruit,anything you could think of was offered. The scenery out the front door was amazing of Dillon reservoir. Minimal dog fee , room was spotless, comfortable beds and pillows, I highly recommend!

"Near the Lake and Quiet"

CKT808, Honolulu, Hawaii 20/10/2019

This hotel is an older property, but it was well maintained. They have several buildings, and we were in an upstairs room close to the office. Our room was small and a little cramped. Our door opened onto a outside walkway that overlooked the parking lot. You could see the lake, but the room was not a lake view room. There was no elevator in our building. The bathroom was small, but there was lots of counter space. The best thing about the hotel was the location. It was far from traffic and the interstate, so it was quiet. They served a fairly nice breakfast including bacon on the day we were there. The breakfast room was tiny, and there were way too many people at breakfast. This hotel was probably built before hotels served breakfast, so they just created a little room for the purpose. The price was very reasonable.

"Stellar Motel"

Patrice/steve R, Price, United States 15/10/2019

I stay at this Motel any time I'm traveling between Utah and Denver. It's absolutely breath taking to look out at the mountains and the reservoir. It's a destination in and of itself. I've met people from all over the world at breakfast. After breakfast, as the reservoir is just across the street, it's a great opportunity to take a walk around to enjoy the beauty before continuing my long drive back to Utah.

"Good place to stay!"

User 09/10/2019

Place was clean. Good service. Great continental breakfast. Location was ok, thanks to google maps. Friendly staff. Older place but very well maintained. Parking lot was just refinished. Quiet place. Only negative was separate building from office. Not a huge deal.

"Great Location on Lake Dillon"

Karen R, CO 07/10/2019

My family and I stayed here in early October. The accommodations looked the same, maybe even a bit better than what you see online. The hotel is not new, and this is most obvious with the carpet in the rooms. But you don't book this place to hang out in your room. The proximity to activities in Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco is why you book this place. We biked around the lake in mid-afternoon and although a little chilly, if you have the right fall biking gear, you will be fine. The bike route is right across the street from the rooms. Breakfast included eggs (scrambled and hard boiled), yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals and pastries. The breakfast room was a little crowded when we were there but you can take a plate to go. Staff on site were very friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the area. Will definitely stay here again when visiting Dillon. Only downside was the room didn't have a microwave and we actually needed one on this trip. We were able to use the one in the lobby. One last thing: this is a very pet-friendly hotel. They don't overcharge for a pet, and your pet will love the location. For non pet owners it's also good to know that they only allow pets in certain rooms so you could probably request a non pet room if you're sensitive to this. For pet owners, it's probably wise to indicate that you need a pet-friendly room when booking online and/or call the front desk to ensure your reservation is for a pet-friendly room.

"Heed the reviews"

Pam C, Drake, Colorado 01/10/2019

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon for our 30 th anniversary get away. We read reviews for this lodge and the negative ones said there was no air conditioning and it was hot. We thought that since our trip was the end of September air conditioning will not matter. We were wrong. The room was HOT. The problem was not that there was no air conditioner but that the thermostat was set on 75 degrees and you couldn't change it. Way too hot for us anyway

"Great hotel...we spend 2 weeks every summer!"

bobsuwhite, Surprise, Arizona 30/09/2019

Great hotel, friendly staff, great breakfast with many choices, comfortable beds, beautiful views. We always make reservations for the following year before we leave. We can't wait to get here every year and are sad when it's time to leave.

"great, quiet, beautiful location"

428krid, Auckland Central, New Zealand 28/09/2019

We have stayed at this hotel multiple times and are always well satisfied. It is located a few minutes from I-70 very near Dillon Lake. It is a very quiet location. Beds are very comfortable. The hotel has been around awhile but is very well maintained. Breakfast area can be crowded if the hotel is near full.

"Colorado Getaway"

jdzylstra, Iowa 28/09/2019

We discovered the Ptarmigan Lodge about 15 years ago and just love it! We try to stay at last a couple nights any time we are in the area and always ask for a room with a view of Lake Dillon. The rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable with plenty of pillows. The breakfast has a nice variety of good quality food and an employee is always making sure there is a supply of everything. The dark roast coffee is very good! You can walk to the restaurant next door to eat an evening meals. The only negative thing is the garbage truck they empties the bins outside the restaurant at 5:00 in the morning.

"Very nice"

User 23/09/2019

Room size is nice, comfortable beds and breakfast was very good. Only hic-up we had was the heat was not on in the building, but that was taken care of quickly. Would stay again. Check-in and out was a breeze and the ladies at the desk were friendly and helpful.

"Older property with a good location"

Suzanne S, Kentucky 21/09/2019

This property has an excellent location across the road from Lake Dillon. The facility is definitely older and the open closet, bathroom fixtures and permanently locked doors to the patio outside our room show that. There is NO air conditioning. It was CLEAN and met the basic needs. They do provide breakfast (juice, breads, bulk cereal, eggs and link sausage and waffles). This property is several separate buildings. There are no elevators to the 2nd floor rooms and the scope of the property makes it unfriendly for handicapped users. The front desk workers were friendly.

"Exceptional location, hard beds"

PhilStruska, Colorado Springs, Colorado 19/09/2019

This hotel was very convenient to local restaurants, the highway, and shopping. It was right across the street from Lake Dillon with gorgeous views. The exterior looks a little dated, but is in good condition. The interior was just fine. Hot breakfast had very good selection. Only complaint is that the beds were so rock hard that I couldn't even sleep.

"Nice stay"

scouserontour75, Liverpool, United Kingdom 17/09/2019

We only stayed one night to break a long drive. Check in was friendly and efficient, room a little dated, but comfortable and clean. The location is lovely with the option to walk around the lake, and good views. There's a restaurant more or less adjoining, but we found a brew pub a couple of minutes walk away (Pug Ryan's) which I would absolutely recommend for food and a drink. We'd have no hesitation in staying here again

"Beautiful Location and Outstanding Service"

DFWTraveler70, Fort Worth, Texas 16/09/2019

Stayed three very enjoyable nights at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge. Everyone we encountered at this lodge (Front Desk, Cleaning staff, Others) were very friendly, helpful and professional. The location and scenery is beautiful (with lake and mountains) and the hotel grounds are kept up extremely well. The room was very clean and the beds very comfortable. The full breakfast was outstanding and the internet was always available and fast. Although we didn't use it the hot tub appeared to be well kept.The hotel was the perfect base for enjoying the Summit County Colorado area. There were good restaurants within walking distance. Overall a wonderful place and great value.

"surrounded by mountains"

OklahomaLizzy, oklahoma 16/09/2019

This is a lovely place to stay . It is very close to the reservoir and there is a dock you can fish off of.The views are stunning. My favorite thing was photographing the hummingbirds on the beautiful flowers on the porches.Unfortunately we got into some wild weather and that cut our fishing short. Love this place.

"Great value"

F7669YHdanielf, Minneapolis, Minnesota 16/09/2019

This was a great hotel for the money. The staff was exceptionally friendly, nice rooms, wonderful breakfast with views of Lake Dillon. Many very good restaurants are close by. I would highly recommend staying here.

"Great value, amazing location."

User 10/09/2019

Yes, it's a little dated, but very comfortable, a great location right on the lake, and a great value. Easy to find, with everything you need close by - including a great little cafe next door. Bike paths and walking paths everywhere.

"Always a Pleasure!"

Boystowtraveler, Chciago 08/09/2019

This is just a great place to stay. Front desk personnel are really awesome and put in time to give you the best stay. The place is scenic and relaxing. You can take great walks through the area, bike or just visit the nearby towns of Frisco or Silverthorne. The budget mall is close by with some great stores and there are restaurants galore. Rooms are very nice, cozy and perfect for couples or staying by yourself. prices are reasonable and such a great ambience. Breakfast here is delicious!

"Great Location, Clean Rooms"

Mark N, Alexandria, Virginia 03/09/2019

My wife and I spent a night here over Labor Day. The hotel is located basically on the Lake, close to the Dillon Farmer's Market, Amphitheatre, and numerous restaurants. This is not an "upscale" property, more like a traditional motel. It is an excellent place from which to explore the area. The only downside was that the breakfast wasn't as good as some of the reviews had mentioned. Relatively small dining space (with some extra picnic tables outside) and limited food options. Mostly cereals, meat, and some fruit. We opted for the Arapahoe Café and were not disappointed. Overall, I would stay here again.

"No AC and Marijuana smell with the window open"

jackiesI8907XB, Longmont, Colorado 03/09/2019

This was a terrible experience. There was no air conditioning in the room so you had to leave the ceiling fan on and the window open. Other guests would smoke marijuana outside the room and the smell would come in through the open window. Our room never got below 75 degrees at night which is not comfortable sleeping for me or my spouse. Terrible experience

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. Although, we are sorry to hear that your did not enjoy your stay with us. Our desk is staffed 24 hours in order to resolve and accommodate any issues that may arise during your stay. As you mentioned, we do not have air conditioning in the rooms. However, additional box fans can always be requested to help better circulate air throughout the room. We are a non-smoking property, smoking of any kind is prohibited directly outside the entrance of a non-smoking property, that includes right outside of a guest room. If we were made aware of others smoking directly outside your window, we would have immediately asked them to step at least 20 feet away from the property. We are very sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance in the future

"For the price there should be AC in the rooms"

spookemook, Laramie, WY 26/08/2019

The room was clean but for the price, I paid the rooms should have an air conditioner. I realize they are in the mountains (I live in the mountains), but it is August and it still gets hot and the air gets stale in the room. There was a fan in the room in the far corner so it did nothing for most of the room. The staff was friendly and although I was not impressed with the breakfast I must admit the bacon was cooked superbly. Burning up in the room and having to pay the same price or higher than other places that have AC, really makes it hard to say this place ie better than average.

"Beautiful and very close to lake"

jmwooley, Sebastopol, California 26/08/2019

Very comfy room with a great bed. No micro but a refer and coffee maker. Friendly, helpful staff and lots of trees on the property. Several buildings so more like a resort with paths and trees. There are ski lockers for each room at the entrance to each building. Only a couple of minutes walk to the lake and it was very quiet at night. Would definitely stay there again.

"Great hosts and great accommodations!"

20gail1954, Pueblo, Colorado 25/08/2019

I cannot say enough good things about the BW Ptarmigan Lodge. The family running it are total professionals and yet so warm and friendly. The location is perfect right across from Lake Dillon. The rooms are good size and very well decorated. A very comfortable, relaxing time!

"A pleasant night's stay."

wmiskelly, Haines City, Florida 22/08/2019

My wife and I stayed here on 8/14/19, having driven from Estes Park to Leadville to Dillon. The gal manning the front desk was extremely pleasant and helpful. She pointed out the computer which allowed me to print out our Boarding Passes for our flight from Denver to Orlando the next morning. Our room was large and clean. The bed was very comfortable. All in all, a fine place to spend the night. In addition there was a restaurant abutting the property. We enjoyed our stay at the Ptarmigan Lodge.

"Location Location Location"

djaz07sea, Guymon, Oklahoma 21/08/2019

Situated across from Dillon Lake, the location was perfect. Walking distance to restaurants, bike paths, walking trails, and the marina. The staff was very accommodating and made sure my elderly father was well taken care of. I would definitely stay here again.

"Great Location"

HappyTravlr18, Maryland 20/08/2019

I am looking forward to returning to this hotel. I was in the front building overlooking the lake and it was beautiful. You are close to many amenities and have easy access to the highway. The breakfast had a nice selection and the front desk employees are full of great information and are very nice, There is not any air conditioning, but the hotel will provide you with a fan and the front windows slide open and have screens. I was there in August and was comfortable with the fan on and the windows open. The only reason that I gave the room 4 stars is because it is a pet friendly hotel and I was allergic to something in the hotel room.

"Relaxing on Lake Dillon"

User 07/08/2019

Excellent breakfast choices and quality. Well maintained, clean and friendly motel in Dillon, CO. Perfect for no frills, simple and relaxing. I love this motel. Wonderful views of lake and mountains. Centrally located in Summit County.

"Spectacular View"

picasso627, Denver, Colorado 04/08/2019

My favorite Best Western! Love the location, view, and many outdoor recreational opportunities in the area. Beautiful flowers on the property. Outdoor concerts nearby. Great place to give your dog a vacation. A lot happening in Summit County.

"Not Safe"

Dianna C, Livingston 03/08/2019

In an upscale area, but tires were slashed and people were climbing into the balconies to access the rooms. No nighttime security to stop this happening. Rooms were nice and property was pretty. But it is not worth the risk for us to return. We will choose another option when visiting next time.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry that we did not exceed your expectations during your stay. The reason for no nighttime security is because our location is in a very safe area. Although, one vehicle on our property did have their tires slashed and we unfortunately has some rowdy guests climbing the balcony to access their rooms, this sort of activity is very unusual here. This was the first time we have experienced something like this happening on our property. Again, we are very sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay. We hope we can make it up to you in the future at our typically quiet and picturesque property. Thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel.

"Excellent "

308paulal, Asheville, North Carolina 01/08/2019

Very quiet, convenient, CLEAN room. Beautiful view of the lake. Comfy bed with luxury linens. So glad we made the choice to stay at the BW Ptarmigan. We walked to Pug Ryan's for dinner (very good, accommodating our vegan diets easily). There are several other restaurants within walking distance, as well as a beautiful multi-use trail.

"Best deal in town!"

anselm2008, denver 30/07/2019

Great little hotel right on Lake Dillon. Clean, comfortable, nice breakfast and great employees! No air-conditioning but cool at night. Nice hot tub and walking distance to restaurants, park, amphitheater and lake.

"Ptarmigan Lodge Dillon , Colorado"

User 29/07/2019

Nice hotel with great location. Walking distance to Dillon Amphitheater overlooking the lake. If you can't do stairs, ask for ground floor when reserving room. Very continental breakfast, not on the same level as most hotel chains. Very low toilets ( a senior problem). Room clean with comfortable bed. Wifi worked well. No microwave.Helpful front desk.

"Our favorite place to stay"

kempera, Longmont, Colorado 26/07/2019

This is an older hotel but the facilities are continually updated and housekeeping is excellent. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We keep coming back due to the outstanding location right on the lake and next to the rec path.

"Very High Value"

Peter W, Brighton, Colorado, United States 26/07/2019

A beautiful central location, a local friendly family atmosphere. Excellent pricing with excellent breakfast included. Our bike group comes here every year and we wouldn't consider going anywhere else!

"Clean and Comfy"

lmford72, Olathe, Kansas 24/07/2019

I always stay here when I visit Dillon. The view and location is phenominal and you can't beat the price. There is a wonderful seating area out front, which is just across the street from Lake Dillon. It's the perfect place to have breakfast al fresco in the summertime. The rooms have been updated and the environment is peaceful. I love this simple little slice of heaven.

"Dillon bike trip"

User 24/07/2019

A classic motel that has been very well maintained and in the best location in Summit county. Incredible views, with direct access to the Dillon/Frisco/Breckenridge bike trails. Right across the street from the Dillon outdoor amphitheater. Breakfast was similar to other breakfast offerings at other motels but the eggs and bacon were home made. Best value in the valley..

"Heaven on Dillon Lake"

2013sylvia, Sarasota, Florida 23/07/2019

Sweet hotel located next to Dillon lake and their amphitheater. Dog friendly, great breakfast, good prices.Clean rooms with comfy beds. A true gem. The lake is only a 2 minute walk, and the Friday's farmers market is down the block. The grounds are full of flowers. There are tables down the hill where you can eat your breakfast or just sit and watch the world go by. The staff is friendly and sweet. And the prices perfect.

"Best place to stay in the general area of Dillon, Frisco, and Breck"

User 23/07/2019

Well Breckinridge is a little bit of a drive because of traffic and I am biased because I don't like huge crowds. However, this hotel was the perfect location as others have shared. Right across from the amphitheater, the lake, the roooms are nice, they have a laundrey facility, indoor jacuzzi, and walk right next door to one of the better breakfast restaurants, a 5 minute drive to tons of decent restaurants in Dillon or Frisco. 5 minutes from a multi-plex cinema if it's a rainy day. Plus very reasonable pricing especially compared with Breck. Plus plus plus, easy access to the expressway for a number of different scenic drives. Made the right choice in staying here.

"Great Locationi"

Robert A, Minnesota 19/07/2019

This is an older hotel which has been refurbished. It consists of several buildings and is across the street from the lake and a walking trail. We spent one night here and found it clean and comfortable with everything we needed. There is a small balcony, but because of trees, we could not see much of the lake. This did not matter, since we went on a walk along the lakeshore.

"Fourth of July in the mountains"

User 08/07/2019

We were in Dillon for the July 4th holidays and extremely enjoyed our stay @ BW Ptarmigan Lodge, as we have in the past. The service and staff are outstanding as is the facility itself. Great location for fishing, sightseeing, hiking, boating, biking and did I mention fishing. Great entertainment across the street in the Amphitheater, as well as great restaurants with a few minutes walk. Always a pleasure to be there and will go again.


Gooseview, New Orleans, Louisiana 07/07/2019

We stayed here in July and really were pleased with everything. Our room was clean and quiet. The beds were just right and we slept well. The staff suggested we have dinner at the restaurant almost on the parking lot, and we did, good suggestion. We sat outside overlooking the lake, for our tea time refreshment, very nice. We will come back here❗️

"Prime Real Estate and Outstanding Service"

andrewhU8629EA, Meadville, Pennsylvania 03/07/2019

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. We had a wonderful experience. Here are our thoughts: Strengths: 1. Amazing location that overlooks Lake Dillon. Absolutely great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Lake Dillon has a great walking and biking trail. 2. Located next to Dillon amphitheater. 3. Located near great restaurants. 4. Very friendly service at front desk. 5. Clean rooms. 6. Comfortable beds. 7. Hot tub was large and well kept. 8. Quality continental breakfast. 9. Nice size mini fridge in each room. Weaknesses: 1. Loud plumbing. We could easily hear the showers starting in the rooms near us. This was somewhat annoying when trying to get to bed early. 2. No AC in our room, but it was not a huge problem with cool nights and ceiling fan. 3. No fitness room.

"Older cute hotel right in front of Lake Dillon"

Renee T, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 03/07/2019

We stayed in room 208 (I believe) which was a wonderful ground floor location with great hiking nearby, the lake directly across the street for you to stroll around, and walkable to lots of cute restaurants and bars. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. It's a pet friendly property with very low pet rent nightly. I believe it was $10 a day.

"Great value"

weasel_traveler, Tucson, Arizona 30/06/2019

This hotel is a great value. Close to so many localities that you could use it as a base for exploring the area. The breakfast options (included) are amazing, the hotel area is beautiful, there is a children's park within walking distance.

"Just Passing Through"

User 17/06/2019

Hotel itself is dated but clean and our room was nice with a balcony and chairs. Bed was comfortable but the location of the ceiling fan in the corner was very odd and not useful. The hotel has 4 separate buildings, happy our visit was during nice weather. Hotel only has a hot tub, no pool. Continental breakfast isn't overwhelming but decent. Highly recommend walking next door to the Arapahoe Cafe to eat. Across the street is Lake Dillon and the amphitheater which I could imagine being loud for guests in the main building.

"Great place to stay!!!"

Navigate640573, Monument, Colorado 16/06/2019

I love the location and quiet area where this Best Western is. Everyone is helpful and kind. Although this is an older hotel it is super clean. There grounds are beautiful. I feel very safe in this area.

"The Gem In Best Western's Crown"

111gregp, Centennial, Colorado 12/06/2019

This property is wonderful. It's just steps away from beautiful Lake Dillon. I don't think any lodging is closer. There was plenty of parking close to the room, and this was a night they were at full occupancy. The room was well-appointed and immaculately clean. It wasn't huge, but they made smart use of the space. The hotel was no restaurant, but there's one just steps away and many more nearby. Checking in, the customer ahead of me made some silly requests, and the person behind the desk handled her very graciously. My check-in was very fast. The breakfast was the best I ever had from a hotel without a kitchen. The scrambled eggs were a bit overcooked and got rubbery. If I'd been eating at someplace like a Denny's, what I just said would have been a negative comment, but in this case it's a compliment. Normally, hotel eggs can't be rubbery because they're powdered. This place was serving real eggs. Rubbery real eggs are a million times better than any powdered eggs. Often the sausages at hotel breakfasts have a chemical aftertaste, a weird mouth feel, or both. These sausages had a pleasing flavor and an appropriate texture. I also had my pet with me and had no problems. It was a perfect stay in an amazing place. I already have a reservation to go back.

"Best Hotel on Lake Dillon"

User 10/06/2019

Clean rooms, friendly staff, perfect location - walking distance to restaurants and events. Location is perfect - right across from Lake Dillon. Lake Dillon Amphitheatre is right across the street - great place for concerts.

"Don't stay here!"

Relax51872651084, San Antonio, Texas 03/06/2019

Don't stay here save yourself the headache. Worst customer service all the way around. Both front desk & kitchen staff super rude. For the area not the best stay, glad didn't say longer than a night!!!

"Great stay!"

Lillian M, Austin 20/05/2019

If you're wanting a quiet, clean and convenient spot, this is the place! This hidden gem is conveniently located to all the great places around town, staff was helpful and very courteous! Easy check in/check out!

"Great place to stay!"

User 15/05/2019

Love this place!!!! Staff was very friendly, room was clean, view was amazing!!! I would stay here again for sure! The jacuzzi tub was also very clean and well maintained. Close proximity to great food and shopping as well!

"Value for money"

William M, Boston, Massachusetts 08/05/2019

This Lodge shows its age a bit, in a charmingly retro rather than off-putting manner. The beds were comfortable, but the squarish pillows took a bit of adjusting. The breakfast offerings were mostly fresh, although the skim milk, even deeply chilled, was definitely on the wrong side of its serve-by date. The big draw is the location, just across the street from the fabulously scenic Dillon Reservoir, and this makes the room rates, on the whole, a terrific bargain. You are also in the heart of prime ski, hiking, and mountain biking country, as well as during the summer season, one of the highest bona fide sailing venues in the U.S.

"Good hotel"

User 04/05/2019

Not as fancy as others, but great location. Rooms are fairly simple an clean.. Can be noisy, so you may want to get a fan. People that work there are super nice - especially those at the front desk. This is where I always stay in Summit County

"Definitely will stay here again!"

D4368SRcherylp, Florida 18/04/2019

Friendly staff, great location (not too far from Loveland Ski Area, Breckenridge, Frisco, outlets), affordable, clean and quiet room and awesome breakfast! I stayed here during a Spring ski trip and was very happy with everything. I will stay here again.

"Summit County skiing hotel"

Stay45683148336, North Wales, Pennsylvania 09/04/2019

Well maintained property in spectacular mountain location. Service from all staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and fairly quiet. Desk chair was fabulous. Electric heater accessory and "the rag" were helpful to dry out ski equip. Very close to ski resorts A Basin, Loveland, Keystone and a few others. Breakfast choices were better than average.

"Don't Book Through Priceline"

User 07/04/2019

After booking through Priceline and having my credit card charged in advance, we drove through heavy snow and arrived at the Ptarmigan Lodge past midnight. They did not have our reservation, or had given away our room, and they had no rooms left. We tried to reach a human at Priceline for over an hour, but were left on our own to find another hotel at 1:00 AM. Awful start to our vacation.

"Great "Lodge" reasonable pricing"

Keith S, Denver 01/04/2019

This Best Western was quite a surprise. The rooms were motel rooms, but there was a nice common area, great breakfast and HUGE hot tub. The rooms were really clean and comfortable. No, I didn't get a wood-burning fireplace at a lodge in Keystone, but I did get a comfortable room at the end of a day skiing. Had a great time and would recommend this place to anyone.

"Decent hotel with problematic breakfast"

ogol17, New York City, New York 30/03/2019

The hotel was pretty good overall - nice setting near the lake, decent rooms and excellent service. However breakfast was problematic - the area is very small (about 10 tables), there is hardly room to move between the tables and the buffet area (you keep bumping into people), and the breakfast lady is too busy bringing out stuff - there's always something missing. Moreover, there just arent enough tables for all guests - so every morning people find themselves eating while standing or sitting on the sofa in the lobby area.

"I love this place"

Connector00373780075, Boulder, Colorado 13/03/2019

We've been staying here for years. It isn't fancy, but has everything you need and the location is spectacular. And the people running the place are great. I've never had any complaints. 4 out of 5 because it isn't fancy.

"Best Value in the Mountains"

lagoogs, Denver, Colorado 01/03/2019

This hotel was listed as one of the most affordable options in Summit County, we booked and we were very happy with our stay. Very clean rooms and a great hearty breakfast with healthy options. Very happy with the stay and so affordable!

"Great value"

Patch2522, Colorado Springs, Colorado 25/02/2019

This hotel is a great value for the area. It is quite noisy. We have stayed in building 1 and 4 and you can hear everything outside your room. The building 4 room was considerably larger than the building 1 room. Beds were decent, staff very friendly, breakfast was good. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Best Western.

"Ok for the price"

jessmoorby, Auckland Central, New Zealand 23/02/2019

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 13 nights at the end of our USA trip while we were snowboarding. Positives: - We were able to check in an hour early - Spa and sauna on site - Bus stop less than a minute walk away - Snowboard/Ski lockers available for free - Free, warm breakfast - Short walk to the lake - Affordable laundry - Mini fridge in room - Good vicinity to the supermarket/grocery store - Friendly staff - Thorough cleaners Negatives: - Sauna is on a 1 hour timer which was never switched on so when we went it was always cold - Breakfast area is extremely small for the amount of people in the lodge. This often meant we missed breakfast or had to wait for others to finish. This was an almost daily occurrence - No card lock on the laundry room but there was for every other part of the building/s - The cleaners didn't speak English so it was difficult to communicate what we needed - Thermostat in the room didn't seem to correspond to the heat coming out - Very minimal light in the rooms This isn't so much a complaint about the hotel itself but I was woken almost every morning at 6am by kids yelling or stomping in the hallway. A suggestion would be to put couples/adults on the top floor and those with kids on the bottom or in a separate building. Overall it's an affordable accomodation option and in a great location. I would stay here again provided there weren't any cheaper or similar priced accomodation closer to the mountain.

"Nice and quiet place with a wonderful view."

User 22/02/2019

I enjoy staying here because it is quiet, has a hot breakfast, and a great view. I have stayed here several times. It has a nice hot tub and sauna. It is reasonably priced for families. I try to stay here for ski season and in the summer.

"Great hotel"

User 15/02/2019

The Ptarmigan Lodge is a great Best Western in the perfect location for skiing all the Summit County ski areas. The owners/managers are great people - truly fun to visit each time. The facility is always in great shape - with improvements each time I stay.

"Great place to stay for outdoor fun"

Compass36575372864, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 15/02/2019

I've been staying here for over 30 years for ski trips, the location is ideal and central to many ski areas . Friendly staff, clean rooms, beautiful views, central to many restaurants, and fast food for children

"Great Price and Location - Free Breakfast"

MarktheWay, Anchorage, Alaska 14/02/2019

We spent 5 nights at BW and was able to ski Vail and Breckenridge. BW is conveniently located in Dillon across the street from the reservoir. The facilities are well maintained for its age and the beds are comfortable. This is the best priced lodging in the area. The AARP rate was really nice. Weekends are more expensive. There is a small fridge in the room but no microwave; in room safe and Free Wi-Fi and parking. The on site sauna and hot tub were great to soak our tired muscles and bones after a long day of skiing. Towels are provided in the sauna/hot tub area. The best deal is the free daily hot breakfast - scrambled eggs and bacon/sausage, muffins, pastries, bread, bagels, coffee, waffles, yoghurt, etc. Fresh fruit includes bananas, orange, and apple. They also offer hard boiled eggs. We saved some of the hard boiled eggs, muffins, and fresh fruit to go, which were great to have on the ski slopes.

""great location for boarding or sking""

gack, thomaston, CT 11/02/2019

A very nice hotel in a great location between keystone,breck,abasin and copper. arapohole cafe next door is a great restaurant. you do have to walk outside to go to breakfest,hot tub and office. But it is a easy walk. they even have lockers for your equipment. The breakfest is good,but the room is small and crowded. My only complaint was i asked for a restaurant recommendation from one of the night clerks,she said the computer was in lobby go look it up on trip advisor. everyone else was very nice. I would defintly stay here again.

"One of the best hotels in Colorado"

Michael R, Jackson, United States 07/02/2019

The Best Western Ptarmigan in Dillon Colorado is one of the best key secrets in the industry. The rooms are comfortable, the beds wonderful, excellent breakfasts and superb management. The cost value of this hotel far exceeds the norm. I stay in hotels all over the world but the value of this hotel exceeds almost all. The location is ideal, with easy access to both summer and winter activities.

"Close to downtown Dillon Ice Castles"

A9073NTjohns, Brush, Colorado 03/02/2019

Within walking distance of brewery and restaurants. Comfortable room and above average breakfast. Friendly staff and free parking. Four separate buildings so possible short walk outside to office/dining area.

"Quick getaway from Denver"

User 30/01/2019

Stayed here after a day in Breck, only a quarter mile from the Ice Castle. Hotel is nice, shower gets hot, plenty of pillows. The heat works! Maybe a little too well but nothing that can't be adjusted. Beautiful view that backs up to the mountains. Check in was a breeze. During ski season, finding a restaurant without a wait there can be a chore but overall a great place.

"Best Western Ptarmagin location"

User 09/01/2019

The location is great since it is close to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts. The breakfast was good and similar to other hotels I've visited. My main complaint is the beds were not very comfortable, and is why I didn't give this hotel a better rating.

"Another fabulous ski trip stay at this lodge!"

Colorado1968, Denver, Colorado 07/01/2019

We have been coming here for years and it is easily hands down the best and friendliest place to stay if you ski Keystone or Breckenridge. Spacious rooms, great breakfast and they even have ski lockers if you don't want to leave them on the car. For dinner try the Arapahoe Cafe right on the corner.

"Great value for out ski trip"

Menachum S, Houston, United States 06/01/2019

Hotel met our expectations. We stayed there during the last week of December for a ski trip to nearby mountains. Only about 15 min drive each way during peak times. Room was clean and well presented. Lots of variety for breakfast. Nice hot bubbly hot tub .. but be warned that the tub is accessed via exterior pathways, so you need to dress warmly to get there and back (there is a connected shower, so we showered an dressed there)

"Great Lodging"

alberty886, Lumberton 02/01/2019

Great view of Lake Dillion which is frozen over in Dec-Jan and was beautiful!Staff courteous and efficient. Good breakfast with stay. Easy access to other experiences in the region. We stayed four nights.

"OK for the price"

A5860ZVwayneh, Rifle, Colorado 31/12/2018

Room was clean and beds were comfortable. However, the temperature was way too hot and the thermostat on the wall seemed to have nothing to do with room temperature. It was very confusing trying to find the main office to check in but once we were there the front desk person was very friendly and helpful. It was a nice place to stay at a reasonable price, especially for this area.

"Beautiful setting, pleasant room, neat and clean."

UTManAmI, Utah 29/12/2018

We booked two rooms here for a family event at nearby Breckenridge. Check-in was seamless and we found our rooms in good order. This motel has, I think, four seperate buildings with several rooms in each building. None are interconnected so one must go outside to get to the office if one is not staying in that particular building. Both rooms were very comfortable, well-appointed, and very clean. Lots of windows made for a bright room, and otherwise the lighting was, to us, a bit too dim. Nice bathroom and shower. The only observation that is a bit negative, is that the breakfast room, on the one day we were there, was FAR too small to accommodate all comers. The food was good, but even the service area is small, and there were insufficient tables and chairs. Because the motel is composed of several separate buildings, if snow and ice are present, the walk to the breakfast building can be downright hazardous! We enjoyed our stay here and would book again if another occasion arises.

"Favorite Ski Hotel"

deward070882, Johnstown, Colorado 20/12/2018

You can't beat this hotel's location. Very close to Keystone, Breckenridge and A-basin. We use this hotel to avoid the horrible traffic on I-70 from Denver. Beautiful grounds right on lake Dillon. The hot tub is ideal after a delightful day on the mountain. The breakfast is super handy too. We will be using this place for years to come!!!

"Great value!"

User 07/12/2018

Very clean room, above average breakfast bar with a view of the lake, comfortable beds, quiet, friendly staff, refrigerators in rooms with microwave in breakfast room, close to City Market and many restaurants. I'd stay here again!

"Great location and value!"

User 19/11/2018

This hotel is perfectly located for the Dillon area and offers excellent value! I have stayed here numerous times and will continue. The cont. breakfast offers many options and is generally staffed early. As a bonus you have a nice view of the lake as well - again very well managed and comfortable.

"Hair in room"

User 18/11/2018

Hair in both beds. Hair in shower. Smoke alarm battery needed to be replaced, so it beeped all night. Will not recommend this hotel. Huge floor plan. Nice updates but they need to learn how to clean. Will not be back.

"Great stay for a couple"

FamilyTraveler132, Rockwall, Texas 11/11/2018

We had a great stay. There was a great view and walking area at the lake. The endless coffee was great on a cold weekend. We had hoped to use the sauna in the morning but it didn't open until 10am so we were bummed about that. The room was pretty small but perfect for what we needed. The little kitchenette area had everything we needed and more. The staff through the whole stay was friendly & helpful.

"Comfortable, Good Value and Wonderful Location"

Silvertravelsurfer, Worthing, United Kingdom 01/11/2018

I reviewed this hotel following 2 1-night stays a couple of weeks apart 3 years ago when arriving at, and leaving the US from Denver International. We enjoyed our stay here so returned on a similar basis this year - ie 2 1-night stays just over 2 weeks apart. We were not disappointed as the 2 rooms to which we were allocated were generously sized, comfortable, and clean. Again breakfast was fine, and the reception staff were accommodating, helpful, and welcoming on both occasions. We did not meet any other staff. This time the weather was more seasonal and in all respects we were very happy with our stays. We consider that given the comfort, amenities and location (right across the road from the lake) this hotel is really good value in the shoulder season (cannot comment on any other time) and it also has the benefit of a very pleasant pub / restaurant in the grounds. We were delighted with our return visits and would certainly recommend staying here if seeking accommodation in this area.

"Business Trip"

User 26/10/2018

My wife and I stay here every year while attending a Fire Chiefs Convention in Keystone, Colorado... We always enjoy our stay and it's only a five minute drive to the Convention Center... We'll stay here again next year.

"A very poor Best Western experience"

Julie P, United Kingdom 08/10/2018

Having stayed here on our last visit to the US some 5 years ago I thought it would be a good place to end our holiday - not so. Obviously primarily a ski resort, it's seen better days. The décor was dated and shabby and the outer lock on the door of our block (4) not only didn't work but after 2 reports and 2 lockouts the lock mechanism actually fell off altogether. (To be fair it was fixed by the time we returned from dinner). The lock to our room wasn't much better. The bed was comfortable but the room was too hot, even with the windows and outer balcony door open all evening. There was no way of making air con and the only salvation was a ceiling fan. The thermostat on the wall was showing over 80 degrees but as it was hanging off who knows. There was coffee making but unlike other hotels this trip, there were no tea bags. I used the laundry facilities which were adequate, but only 1 of each for the size of the complex. There was free breakfast, but one look made us decide to go to the on site restaurant instead where we had better food. The view of the lake and it's position is its one saving grace, but as we couldn't see the lake from our room, little consolation. When I checked out there wasn't even anyone around and I couldn't be bothered to wait.

"location is everything"

johndkohler1, Carlsbad, California 01/10/2018

This Inn has a location that can't be beat, right next to the new city amphitheater and marina, and an incredible view across the lake. There is a pub next door although I haven't been to it. Picnic tables with umbrellas in front are perfect for relaxing. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The breakfast room is large enough to accommodate everyone, a rarity in motels. And it has a breakfast that has most everything you could want (except potatoes, I miss my potatoes!!) The hot tub is fantastic, large and at 103 F, ultra clean, perfect for ending a day. The upstairs, or downstairs, is only a half flight up or down - in building four anyway. Upstairs rooms have balconies with chairs and a table. Nice!! Shopping is close by, A large City Market, Liquor Store and fast food places. The Information Center is a mile away. The hiking/biking path is right in front and it takes you as far as Breckenridge or as close as the Blue River trail. The only problem was probably our room (414), a terrible shower head and a tub with a drain stopper that didn't work. I'm thinking if I complained, at least the stopper would have been fixed? One thing to keep in mind is that there are four buildings, Only one has lake views. It is almost 200 steps to get to the breakfast room from bldg four. I wear a pedometer. Our room had a fridge but no microwave. Would I stay here again? You bet. In fact, this was the second time.

"Great place to Stay when coming to Summit County."

bobsuwhite, Surprise, Arizona 01/10/2018

Anna and Caroline and all the staff members are extremely friendly. They do everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience. The The breakfasts are amazing. The egg dish is kept up with steaming hot eggs at all times. The rooms are very accommodating, with very comfortable beds. We can't wait to return here again next year for 14 days.

"Don't judge by its outside appearance - wonderfully suprised!"

wisconsinglacier, Menomonie, Wisconsin 27/09/2018

Booked this for a quick stay on my way to Denver. Appears built in the late 70s or early 80s. Normally this is a turn-off for me but not this place. Very charming, very well cared for, and squeaky clean! The main lobby is modern and the breakfast was the most comprehensive and comfortable I have ever experience. I would go out of my way to stay here again!!!

"No air conditioning!"

PRShaffer, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 27/09/2018

Somewhat rustic and a bit creaky, but good security features and nicely placed beside Lake Dillon. However, there was no air conditioning to the rooms, just an overhead fan, and the night we stayed it needed it!

"Affordable with a beautiful view!"

Beachlady20142014, Corpus Christi, Texas 24/09/2018

Nice clean motel lodge, comfortable and affordable. Breakfast with a view is included too. Nice staff. My husband enjoyed the nice hot tub. Grounds are attractive and well maintained. Walk to the lake, was a big plus!

"Location, Location, Location"

Lori F, La Plata, Maryland 24/09/2018

My husband, son and I just stayed at the Best Western Ptarmigan for one night. We wanted to see the Dillon area. We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The location could not have been better. It was virtually on the lake. The view was spectacular. We were within walking distance of the lake, trail around lake, the town of Dillon and the many places to grab a bite. It was perfect. Our room was large enough for three adults with room to spare. It was clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast was not anything special but was adequate for a quick bite. We would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to the area.

"The cutest!"

meggierodman, Salt Lake City, Utah 18/09/2018

Stayed here on our way to fly out of Denver with our dog. It is adorable! It's a little dated, but everything was impeccably clean, it's across the street from the most gorgeous reservoir, and several restaurants close by. They offer pet friendly rooms and the staff was super accommodating when there was an issue with our reservation through Priceline that somehow didn't communicate that we needed a pet room. Breakfast was good as well. Quiet and in a beautiful setting. Would love to stay again!

"Quant and clean!"

User 17/09/2018

The staff was very friendly. The location was perfect. The hallway carpets looked a little dingy, but in the rooms were clean. Loved the ceiling fans, since their is no a/c. You can ask for an additional fan, but wasn't needed. Breakfast was plenty too! Waffles, eggs, sausage, cereals, fresh fruit and juices. Bakery galore! Nice stay!

"Great Location and Hotel"

Dayton D, seattle, United States 16/09/2018

Very well located in Dillion. VERY helpful staff and amenities. Highly Recommend!! Breakfast was very good and the staff continually kept the counter stocked and clean. The grounds were very accommodating with large lawn area, and access to the lake.

"Closest hotel to shore of Dillon Lake"

Naomi D, Central Kansas 15/09/2018

Very nice older hotel, well maintained, with some views of Dillion Lake. Very good parking availability with easy access to rooms. Closest hotel access available to Dillion City Center and lakefront. Good breakfast with some nice views from breakfast eating area. Most rooms require some ability to negotiate a few stairs. Very quiet with good beds.

"Ptarmigan Lodge"

alphawolfie, oklahoma 15/09/2018

Large rooms with lots of parking close to the building. We had extra towels and a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was good, there were two waffle irons but the breakfast area is not very large so it has limited seating. We have been staying at this lodge since 1985 and have always had a good nights rest. For the skiers, there are lockers for your equipment as you enter each building, each locker is assigned to a room and has a strong dead bolt on it.

"Found This Not Site For Us, but"

Lucas-Knob, Missouri 12/09/2018

Pros - friendly staff, GREAT location, good rates, attractive buildings and grounds. Room was clean though rather dark decor.Breakfast area a little small but attentive staff and great food. Clean coin-operated laundry with one set of appliances. Restaurant/bar adjoining. Cons - requested non-pet room and assigned room in one of the apartment-type buildings adjoining the drive-up style main motel building rooms. Stairs up and down to rooms, dim light hallways. Room had secondary door directly onto patio/lawn but it and all others in building had been disabled. Many customers with dogs. Appears all drive-up first floor rooms allow dogs as numerous doors were open and such seen in doorways or walking close by on well groomed grass doing their thing. Should one be traveling with a dog this is the location and get drive-up room this could be a 4 out of 5 rating but since I was not had to go with a 3 out of 5. Had great expectations with multi-night booking that just did not work out for me but give this facility a look if traveling in the Dillon area.

"Older rundown property"

congoroom, Detroit, MI 12/09/2018

Let me start off with the management of this property are very nice and professional. There is nothing they could have done to make my experience at the hotel better. The hotel is old and in need of an overhaul. The bathroom has old wood trim and appears to be 30-40 years old. They now supply 0.7oz size toiletries. I didn't know they made them that small. The rooms don't have AC, they are dimly lit, and the walls are paper thin. The bedding is drab. I felt this hotel was just depressing and I checked out after one night and went down the street to a newer, modern and bright hotel for less $.

"Great Stay"

RT89, Texas 10/09/2018

We really enjoyed our stay here. Yes it is an older property, but it is kept up well. You don't get a view of the lake from every room, but for us that was okay. No AC, so I am glad it was cool while we were here. Breakfast was the typical hotel fair. Very quiet due to being off the highway, which was a big plus for us. All & all I would recommend staying here.

"Still very good hotels"

cr159, St. Petersburg, Florida 09/09/2018

Had a couple of nights here and as always with Best Western it was extremely good value. The rooms were well positioned , clean and very comfortable. Breakfast as always in Best Western were very good. Recommend yes and would certainly come back.

"Phenomenal Hospitality and Lakeside/Mountain View "

User 09/09/2018

Amazing service, hospitality and ammenties for such a bargain price! Patirraa at the Best Western in Lake Dillon, Colorado, surpassed any hospitality I have ever encountered -- she deserves huge recognition for this as hotels with a low price are generally not so 'gracious' you could say. She single handedly changed my whole demeanor with her sheer kindness, compassionate presence and wonderful smile! She was dedicated to helping the people ahead of me with finding a room that fit their needs and was very gracious when checking me in as well ( mind you, at almost midnight on a busy Saturday...!). It's genuinely a breath of fresh air to have a real conversation with someone who truly cares about each person's stay that walks in. She fosters a sense of community and makes the Best Western feel like home! Thank you Patirra, you deserve the world for your rare wonderfulllll-ness!! Highly recommend this tranquil lakeside stay to anyone looking for a Colorado escape with amazing hospitality.

"Great location"

User 04/09/2018

Right next to the lake and marina. Nice amphitheatre with free shows. Good sound proofing in pet friendly rooms. This is the closest you will get to the lake which is why it is a little more pricey than the other hotels.


donjusjor, Sacramento, California 28/08/2018

Friendly and helpful staff. Wesley was always willing to give us information about the area and attractions. Room was very clean and comfortable. There was a beautiful lake and Marina right across from the hotel. Great location in general. Had free concerts in the amphitheater. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

"First timer in Colorado from South Florida"

J T, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 23/08/2018

So first of all, going from sea level to over nine thousand feet above that in one day is a big deal for a south Floridian. The clean and cozy room accommodations of the Best Western were a great way to acclimate. The location is phenomenal. Right in front of Lake Dillon. We called in advance to make sure we could have a room facing the lake. It was granted. However not sure if that was a compromise for AC, but that was the one thing lacking for me. To my surprise it was in the 40s and 50s in the morning and then warmed up to the 70s in the day. I thought for August it would be warmer out but it was a blessing in disguise because it was tolerable to sleep without AC. However some sort of fan or ventilation should be considered by the Ptarmigan Lodge, but until they figure that out just open your window. For us it was quiet, clean and the customer service was great. Housekeeping is great too. Breakfast is included and there is plenty of food and options. You can go as healthy or unhealthy as you'd like. Or like me, somewhere in the middle, freshly made waffle and a couple hard boiled eggs. LOL There's a place to sit outside and eat too. The room is old school, not modern, but kept well for the most part. I bring my own toiletries but they provide mini shampoo/ conditioner and soaps. The towels were fluffy and the bed was firm but comfortable. There is mini fridge and a decent size tv. We were out and about most of the days, so the accommodation were plenty sufficient. We were able to print our boarding passes in the lobby check in area complimentary. I would stay again.

"Great place"

Anthony S, Louisville, Colorado 22/08/2018

Great place to stay in Dillion Co. Great location by the lake. It's next to a great restaurant The Arapahoe Cafe. We have enjoyed the place multiple times. Just wish the cars with tarps would park else where.

"Hidden Gem"

Mark C, Oklahoma City, United States 20/08/2018

Ptarmigan lodge is a rustic hotel hard on the bank of Lake Dillon Reservoir, Dillon, Colorado. The locale is just steps from the town street market on Fridays. A few steps further is the brand new Dillon Amphitheater with live music every weekend. Great restaurants within walking distance. Year round beauty and just off the 205 exit of I- 70.

"Beautiful surroundings Inside and Out!"

connellathome, Colorado Springs, Colorado 19/08/2018

Located in a scenic and busy tourist destination, this hotel was beautifully landscaped to enhance the beauty of the location. The reception staff and experience was superb and the hot breakfast was perfect!

"Good Stay"

Susan H, Colorado Springs, Colorado 16/08/2018

The Best Western in Dillon, CO was a good value. It was clean, All staff was friendly, breakfast was typical for a hotel. Close to the water but most rooms did not have a view of the lake. It was quiet....beds a little old but the bathroom was updated. Overall a good stay.

"Good value"

howieswife, USA 12/08/2018

Hotel is spread out over several buildings. Grounds are well cared for. I had booked ahead and requested a balcony room with a view (see photo). This hotel does not have A/C but did have a ceiling fan in room. We always bring our own box fan, so with two fans, was very comfy for sleeping in July. Beds great as always at BW. Breakfast area was small, but we arrived a few minutes before it was to be served and had no problem getting a seat. There was seating outside as well. Would stay here again.

"Great location, value and stay!"

cdunn0, Sunbury, Ohio 12/08/2018

After reading other reviews, we selected this hotel as the best option for our stay in the area. It was the right choice! While the hotel is older, the staff, cleanliness and location were great. Other reviews talked about the lack of air conditioning and noise however, we were there in August and never needed air conditioning. The only noise we noticed was a concert at the outdoor amphitheater on the lake and a little from the deliveries to the restaurant behind the building we were in. The sauna/hot-tub area was wonderful after a long busy day. The town is very nice and I would prefer to stay there over the much busier towns much of our event took place in. I am a very selective person when it comes to hotels and am always leery of older hotels but this was the perfect choice and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.


User 10/08/2018

Not exactly what I would expect for a best western hotel not being your standard best western , more like a quaint motel on the lake. The hotel was clean and we enjoyed our stay. Check prices on other lodging in the area and this is a good place.

"Definitely NOT good for handicapped or seniors."

User 10/08/2018

My sister and I stayed one night. It was most difficult for one on a Walker. Many steps, no ramps. Heavy doors. Bathroom unsafe. No grab bar in tub or toilet area. Tiny no-slip pieces in slippery tub. Breakfast room too small. Poor front desk agent Barbara give unclear instructions to room. Cannot recommend this.

"p funk party"

tommyHERZOG, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 30/07/2018

best spot for concerts at dillon amphitheater .... right across the street great breakfast spot out back of the motel skip motel free breakfast it is poor like most stay here if you are going to a show

"Enjoyed our stay"

Kariane P, Troy, Kansas, United States 28/07/2018

This was a last minute trip and an awesome one at that! We got the last room and were able to reserve it for 2 nights. Good breakfast, just a little cramped in the area they have it. Rooms were nice. No air conditioning which I thought would be a problem but turned out fine since it cools down so much at night. We enjoyed the huge hot tub also. This hotel is within walking distance to two nice restaurant/bars and the town just built a new outdoor amphitheater. Free concerts on Friday/Saturday nights. Highly recommend this place.

"Beautiful place"

Claudia G, San Antonio, Texas 26/07/2018

Beautiful place to stay in Dillon. We enjoyed the lake directly across the street. The outside patio areas were great. Room was large and very comfortable. Beds and pillows made for a good night sleep! Breakfast was very nice. Something for everyone!

"Not what I am used to."

pbsunlvr, Chicopee, Massachusetts 26/07/2018

The room was hot, dark and nothing more than average. No AC and dull lighting. Felt more like camping then a hotel stay. Not alot of restaurants and one closes at 2. Pretty views from the lake if you cross the street. Good place to stay if you like camping. Staff is nice, breakfast good.

"Maybe a little generous.. but..."

Jim H, Kechi, Kansas 21/07/2018

We stayed one night on our way west. I found it kind of charming in a retro kind of way. Yeah, the property has some age but it has matured well. In good condition. Yeah the plumbing may be a bit slow but it works fine. The tub drain kept up with the shower. Clean and comfortable are expected from me so no extra point there, even though it was. The room was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The climate control was central so you couldn't hear it when it was running. It kept the room comfortable. Too quiet for my wife who requires some kind of white noise. You can't please everybody. The best part for me were the gardens. Beautifully groomed and attended. As a passionate gardener, I really appreciated that. Did not use the hot tub but I looked at it. HUGE! Breakfast was standard hotel fare but it was good. I may have been a bit generous at a full 4 rating but it deserves more than a 3. I would probably stay again.

"Short stopover repeat stay"

User 20/07/2018

We have stayed here before but this time we were disappointed. We met friends from Denver. Our floors were creaky. Lots of noise outside and had to open windows-no A/C. Biggest disappointment was after showing our Gold Reward card we did not receive our BW 10% discount on a $246.00 bill. However, we did receive our $20.00 BW card for summer promotion. We love BW! This is the only one we have stayed at that is lacking in great customer service. The view is good, when there are no events across the street and the fencing is down. It is always clean. We can tolerate most things but good customer service really makes a difference when looking for a place to stay. Not sure about staying here again.

"Great location on the lake!"

Wildcat76, Fort Worth, Texas 17/07/2018

We really enjoyed this hotel. The location on the lake is gorgeous. The room was roomy and nicely decorated and very clean. We walked to the lakefront in the evening and again the next morning. The breakfast was very good with lots of options. The price was not bad for this area. I would definitely stay here again.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay on beautiful Lake Dillon. We hope to see you again soon!

"Noisy family resort, friendly staff"

OpiePig, Fort Collins, Colorado 16/07/2018

Pros: The woman who checked us in (early, no less!) was absolutely wonderful: friendly, helpful, and efficient. This hotel needs to hang on to her! Though a 1980s hotel, the rooms were recently renovated. The bed was comfortably firm with nice linen, and kudos to the housekeeping staff for having conscientious cleaners -- the bathroom was sparkling clean! The ceiling fan worked well, and with the windows open, we were comfortable. However, we were on the first floor, which is actually below ground level, so the rooms were probably cooler than those on the second floor. Cons: The room had a refrigerator but no microwave; not a big deal, but it would have been nice to have a microwave. Poor soundproofing -- the folks above us arrived late and for the next 30 minutes we could hear EVERYTHING as they settled in. It was exactly like being in a basement room -- who knew a toilet flush could be so loud? Since we needed to have the windows open, we could hear all the conversations above us (the second floor rooms had balconies), people coming and going from the parking lot, as well as a few toddler meltdowns. Despite the noise issues, we liked our one night stay. The location, the staff, and the clean rooms are enough reasons for us to return to this hotel in the future.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to that you enjoyed your stay with us. Although, our standard rooms do not have microwaves, we do have some kitchenettes on the property that have microwaves. Also, the microwave in the breakfast room is available to use anytime. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

"Wonderful lakeside location"

Rosemary B, Lexington 16/07/2018

Very quiet and peaceful and with the quality that Best Western offers routinely. Very popular all year round so reserve early to get the room size you want. Great breakfast offerings for a full meal. Rooms a little small and dated, but adequate for my husband and me for the 2 nights we were there.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed a quiet and peaceful stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

"Faith. Texas"

User 13/07/2018

Excellent stay. Very clean, and roomy. Nestled in among pines trees, only two stories. The Arapaho's Cafe next door is awesome. Concerts at the amphitheater on the lake were a plus. Plenty to do but coming back and watching the sunset on the lake was priceless. Old Dillon reservoir and Frisco are a must.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

"Beautiful hotel on Lake Dillon"

User 13/07/2018

We only stayed one night but we were very impressed with the location, hotel grounds, customer service and breakfast. Our room was nice, and would have been perfect on upper floor or facing the grounds. The young lady who checked us in (manager?) is a great asset to the hotel!

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us on beautiful Lake Dillon. We hope to see you again soon!

"Great find of a hotel"

jenja389, Dahlgren, Illinois 12/07/2018

We happened upon this hotel after driving for awhile. What a great find. It is nestled right in Dillon. It has the most amazing views of the lake and mountains nearby. There is a great park across the street with a walking/biking path around the lake and a great playground for the kids. There is enough within walking distance we left the car parked and stayed a second night.

"Only one night, but very enjoyable!"

sjasis, Allegany, New York 05/07/2018

Rustic decor, clean, comfortable room on a beautiful lake, with a mountain view right outside the door. Comfortable beds, full kitchenette, windows that open for cool mountain air, friendly staff, working WiFi, great complimentary breakfast - the best we had anywhere on this trip. Loved the price too! Would definitely stay here again!

"easy access, soft beds, clean, nice hot tub, good breakfast"

busygrama, Montrose, Colorado 24/06/2018

Nice location easy to access and close town and lake. A local restaurant/ pub on corner. Ski storage. Pretty flowers. Soft bed and pillows, choice of two kinds of pillows, four on each bed. Clean. Nice hot tub. Good breakfast, eggs, meat, fruit, juice, coffee, waffles, bagels, toast, yogurt, tea, ect. Some of the buildings allow pets. Cable TV


Pegasus44, Colorado Springs, Colorado 24/06/2018

Made reservations three months in advance and even Called to confirm. I understand that they can't always honor room choice but not knowing this hotel we wanted the lake view upon checking in our view was of the balcony a short hop across the courtyard. Meaning no view at all. The hostess argued with me about when I made the reservation and when I asked to cancel. No service whatsoever ever I'm a frequent best western member but not liking this one

"Perfect For Ski Lodging"

CheapSkiBum, Denver, Colorado 10/06/2018

No complaints here! The hotel is basically a campus of 3 or 4 buildings (can't recall the exact number) -- If you don't mind a short walk to the spa/sauna building it's a pretty decent place! I haven't stayed in a better Best Western Hotel. The room was in very good quality (with a balcony I might add) and breakfast was stellar! Put simply, I needed a cheap, decent place to stay while I was on a solo ski trip. This surpassed that need by a large margin.

"Good stay"

OntarioTaffy, Ontario 08/06/2018

Drove to this hotel/motel, to find it was in a beautiful location. We stayed one block off the main building, but excellent location within walking distance of good eats and drinks, Good reception upon arrival given room quickly. Room was clean, well laid out with fridge. Beds were comfortable and we slept well. Breakfast was hot and cold and good, if a little slow on refilling. Wifi was excellent, would recommend.

"Good, but no 3 star"

User 06/06/2018

We booked this place on Priceline, literally as we were rolling into town. Our decision was heavily based on a 3 star rating. Let me be clear, it was Priceline's rating, not the facility. Upon arrival, it was clear this was no 3 star hotel. It is dated, as one review said. Our room had no air conditioning, something it needed this 1st week of June. The ceiling fan was quiet at low speed but we needed more than that so we turned it up, only to hear it make an assortment of noises. Can't complain about cleanliness. It is a pretty setting, right across from the lake. Biggest gripe is that we were expecting more than what the hotel was, an issue I'll raise with Priceline.

"Terrible customer service"

HDub418, Denver, Colorado 06/06/2018

Old, dirty, terrible customer service. Booked a King dog-friendly room 5 months prior to stay but told when we checked in that we didn't request dog friendly. So we had to take the last one available, which was 2 double beds right by the front office, even though we checked in just after 3. No a/c so had to keep the windows open bc it was so hot, and there were constantly people walking by the room and standing on the stairs in front of it talking forever like it was a hang out spot. Deadbolt didn't work on door. Filthy mattress and carpet. Hot breakfast food was gross. The worst of it is we were told we get lowest priority bc we booked with points. We booked with points bc we stay at so many best westerns and are gold elite status! Best western should take their name off this place. Then we had a $99 pending charge on our card. We asked the office what it was for but the new girl in there didn't know. She called us back stating that the girl that checked us in already told us it was for incidentals since we had 2 dogs. 1. No she didn't, otherwise we wouldn't be asking. 2. Even if she had, does she have to be such a hag about it? Just tell us what it is. She didn't even explain any of the amenities, let alone that charge. The only good thing is the view of the lake and mountains, but there was a huge ugly construction fence blocking it. Will never go back

"Good not Great"

JLW47, Ormond Beach, Florida 04/06/2018

We spent three days there celebrating anniversary. The good points were that rooms were clean, breakfast better than expected and friendly staff. Location is great. The bad points were there are four buildings and we were in building four which had no view of the lake. There is no air conditioning and our room was a little hot in early June when temperature was no higher than 70 degrees. There is no micro wave and toilet paper was thin single ply. I was told you have to call motel to see if lake view room available. I would not stay there again without lake view room.

"fantastic view"

Steve H, Seward, Nebraska 03/06/2018

Older hotel that has been kept up / updated. Other lodging in the area may be just as good but location, location, location. From the hotel parking lot you can walk across the street and down the hill to the lake. Water maybe 300' from hotel. View out the window was the lake with snow capped mountains in the background. Breakfast was decent. Staff was friendly.

"Awesome scenery"

User 20/05/2018

The lake view is spectacular! Room was comfortable. Appreciated microwave and refrigerator. 2 luggage racks made unpacking and repacking much easier. Hot tub temperature was perfect! Wonderful breakfast with lots of choices.

"great view"

User 18/05/2018

we were on our way back from Nashville and wanted to get thru Denver to pick a place to stay, chose Dillon and called ahead for resv. drove in and WHAT A VIEW!!! ended up staying 2 nights. nice facilities.

"best value of the trip"

User 17/05/2018

this lodge is an outstanding value and is in a beautiful location. the facilities are clean and everything is functional. the staff is pleasant and helpful. the breakfast is comprehensive offering a wide variety.

"Wonderful get away"

Bruce A, Louisville, Colorado, United States 14/05/2018

Great views of the lake, centrally located to many amenities (marina, dinning, amphitheater, ski areas, shopping) very clean, and such a wonderful staff! Couldn't ask for a better place to stay on Lake Dillon! So nice just to walk down to the dock, sit in the hot tub, or tables out front and relax!

"Nice view but room outdated"

Teresa S, Sugar Land, Texas 10/05/2018

My husband and I stayed here several years ago and just loved it. I don't believe they've made any updates since we stayed previously! The biggest issue was the bed. It was old and uncomfortable. On the positive side is the personnel are nice and The Arapahoe Cafe is easy walk.

"Great hotel in a great area"

Michelle S, Shawnee, Kansas, United States 10/05/2018

Love the setting as the hotel is in different buildings, nicely situated,on lake Dillon. Each room feels more private. There is a hot tube and laundry facilities. All buildings are only two floors. The hot breakfast was fresh and delicious with great choices. The front desk staff was warm and inviting. We would definately stay here again.

"Quick stay"

ilikeprettyhair, Fairplay, Colorado 09/05/2018

Location right across from beautiful lake dillon! Easy access to everything in Summit, quiet and comfy. Would definitely stay here again, pet friendly is a big bonus. Staff was accommodating, affordable and nice!

"Love This place!"

lindamD6959VR, Boulder City, United States 30/04/2018

Love this place. Wouldn't stay any other place when in the area and we come a minimum of once a year. Can always count on excellent service and accommodations. We highly recommend the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge to all our friends and family.

"Nice hotel!"

913JulieP, Cambridge, Ohio 10/04/2018

An older hotel with different buildings but nicely remodeled. It doesn't have elevators. But a great stop for skiing and nice getaway for the views! Clean rooms, a balcony with chairs to see the views! Great hot tub and sauna although a shor cold walk. Well worth it! Great stay!

"Great Motel and People"

rkohlman, Fort Collins, Colorado 05/04/2018

Our favorite place to stay in Summit County, Colorado. Have stayed here often and will in the futures as well. Have observed nice upgrades and good maintenance over a 15 year period. Plan you next trip here.

"Loved our stay"

User 01/04/2018

We stayed here on our way to Utah and it was a great retreat. Clean room, amazing location right next to the lake and the staff was very accommodating. We also had a balcony with seating. They do also offer ski lockers and complimentary breakfast. Great restaurant within walking distance.

"Good value."

Chucko55, Concord, Massachusetts 26/03/2018

Good value near ski resorts. Acceptable breakfast. Good wifi. A number of amenities that we did not use. Convenient to shopping and restaurants. Arapahoe pub next door was a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

"Very nice, clean hotel."

mwagner68, Denver, Colorado 23/03/2018

The Best Western surprised me. It didn't look great from the exterior, but the room was spacious, the beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom was renovated and nice. The complementary breakfast had eggs, bacon, waffles, and was an actual breakfast versus just a few cereals and muffins thrown out. I would definitely stay there again.

"Nice Hotel / Great Value"

BauerRX, Fort Worth, Texas 19/03/2018

Nicer than expected. Great value. Nice location on Dillon reservoir. Everything was clean, bed was firm, staff was friendly and breakfast was great. Easy access to interstate and nearby shops and restaurants.

"Budget ski trip"

User 19/03/2018

super deal, cute place, nice people, great central location, comfortable beds, nice ski locker, parking easy, stay in an upper room because I don't think the floors are very quiet, did not try the hot tub, breakfast was very busy

"Reasonably priced, quiet and great management!"

Audrey M, Maple Grove, Minnesota 17/03/2018

Stayed here for five nights during a recent ski trip. The place is not fancy but it is clean, quiet and has great management. We realized at about 8pm, that our refrigerator was not working. I put in a call to the front desk hoping that something could be done early in the morning. Within about 15 minutes a courteous maintenance man arrived to check it out. He agreed with our conclusion and in about 15 more minutes, we had a brand new refrigerator! The beds and pillows were comfortable and the room was fairly large for the price. We were on the second floor of our building and there were no elevators. This was not a problem for us, but might be a consideration for others. They have a good breakfast including eggs, sausage, waffles, etc. We will return next year!

"Great spot great hotel"

User 13/03/2018

This hotel is right on Lake Dillon - beautiful in summer or winter. The rates are excellent for the quality of the hotel . It is not one of the newest hotels , but it is always superbly managed and clean. The hotel is actively managed by the owners and it shows !! Better than most of the BW plus hotels !

"Ski Keystone/Breck"

allen1153, Darien, Illinois 09/03/2018

We have stayed here since 2008 and it is a great value. Can walk to several places for dinner. Meet new people in the hot tub and breakfast is excellent. Walks along the lake are great to loosen up before hitting the slopes.

"the hotel is very old"

travelfamily345, ny 04/03/2018

hotel -(or at least the building we stay is very old , the room ans the hallway in the building looked very dated , looks like some rooms have windows below the ground , breakfast is ok , the location is decent , and it is very close to lake

"One of Summit County's best"

cohencrew, freehold, nj 04/03/2018

Been going here for years. Comfortable beds, clean, great staff, very good breakfast, beautiful location by Lake Dillon, lockers for your skis. It's great for summer and winter. Arapahoe Cafe, next door, is delicious.

"One night stay en route Denver to Steamboat (more than average but not q very good)"

banstead, Reigate, United Kingdom 22/02/2018

I booked this as our flight from the UK meant it would be too difficult to drive to Steamboat, somehow I had forgotten that we still had to go through the Eisenhower tunnel! Luckily the weather wasn't too bad although we were still tired (on UK time) when we arrived. I chose this rather than the modern chain hotels closer to Silverthorne, and would probably do the same again if I wanted that location. We were in a block away from the reception, room was fine, albeit very hot so we had to keep the windows open all night. Some noise from other guests in the corridor. We didn't use the hot tub, but did eat in the hotel pub and had the free breakfast. The pub was very disappointing, would not recommend. Breakfast was good, for free! A varied menu, but not much space so everyone competing for seats! I know a lot of people stay here to ski locally, may consider for future trips; we tend to stay in resorts to ski in/ ski out such as Steamboat Springs or Snowmass as this trip.

"Nice stay"

User 12/02/2018

For booking last minute, this was a good find. Typical hotel room. The only thing I would like to point out is- you have to walk or drive to the continental breakfast, and walk outside to the hot tub. Of course during nice weather, this isn't a problem at all, it isn't that far. January, we definitely had to drive to breakfast. Hot tub is big, but they close at 9:30, which is a little early in my opinion. Other than that, we would book again.

"Pleasant and Clean"

td397, Saint Louis, Missouri 03/02/2018

This is an older property located across from the waterfront (reservoir) in Dillon, CO. It is an older property but clean and pleasant. The buildings are old wood frames and there are several of them with a handful of rooms in each one. Rooms 101-106 face the waterside (across quiet street)... the others do not. The floors creek in the rooms but all in all - we had a pleasant 2 night stay here.

"Great location and good value."

Paul R, Centennial, United States 01/02/2018

Although this motel is on the older side, the rooms were modern, clean and comfortable. The view of Lake Dillon is great. We were able to walk to the Dillon Ice Castle which saved us from parking problems. The price of the room was a great value for a ski town in winter. Very good restaurant next door. I would go back.

"Nicely appointed for inexpensive accomodations"

Gary T, Monument, Colorado 30/01/2018

The room has all the necessary modern amenities such as a hair dryer, safe, iron and board, flat panel television. The bedding was typical, nothing luxurious. During the season, the place is at full capacity with a fair amount of noise when the guests come in late after partying. Location cannot be beat in Dillon as it is right at the center of the town.

"Nice place"

User 23/01/2018

The hotel was great. The only criticism is that the place is a little worn out. It is great for skiers looking for a nice place to stay near the slopes. It has a lockers for the skis, large hot tub and sauna. Breakfast was standard fare offered by most hotels. The lady at the front desk was pleasant and friendly.

"Absolutely Wonderful "

User 22/01/2018

This was our first time skiing and we had the most wonderful time. This hotel was amazing. Right on Lake Dillon. The staff was very friendly. Our stay included breakfast! I've never had the breakfast like I did here, so thank you! Ski lockers are also included for those who need them. The hot tub was wonderful to use after a day of skiing. There was a sauna, but since it wasn't in use it was cold (and would take a while to warms up). The area was quiet and you are literally minutes from Loveland ski basin and Frisco, and seconds drive to Silverthorne (where they had coach, Nike,etc. outlets). I would definitely stay here again. We are wanting to bring our children next year. I have already recommended a friend who is currently booking a trip for February because she was so inspired by the fun we had on our trip.

"Great Hotel in Dillon"

User 10/01/2018

This hotel was a great place to stay while visiting the local ski areas. The hotel was quiet, the rooms were spacious with comfortable beds. This hotel also has ski lockers for your skis which is a nice extra. The cost of the room was very reasonable.


T570GBjeffd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/01/2018

Dillon Colorado is most spectacular. Love staying at BW on Dillon lake, All seasons with beautiful scenery. Close to everything. Don't stay anywhere else! The hospitality is always top notch with making ur stay warm and welcoming! Thanks BW!

"Great place to stay."

ktabes, Canyon, Texas 08/01/2018

Rooms and bathroom are good size. Even have use of a ski locker. Staff is super nice and helpful. Location is convenient. Beds are ok, breakfast offered lots of choices and is good! overall we had a great time and will stay again.

"Nice hotel and fairly priced"

Floyd A, Colorado 07/01/2018

This hotel is a bit off of I-70 but it is worth finding. Friendly staff and clean room. And much quieter than being next to the highway. Even better there is an excellent restaurant next door, the Arapahoe Cafe.

"Great value on Lake Dillon, near ski resorts"

SkiingTennisMom, Littleton, Colorado 06/01/2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at this budget motel. The location is right on the lake and we enjoyed breakfast with stunning mountain views. The rooms were very nice and had been upgraded. Appreciated the mini fridge and desk, table and chairs even for a basic room. Breakfast was better than average for this class of hotel. Plenty of parking. Near several stores and restaurants. The only minor complaint is that our room was next to the exterior stairs and it was very loud. We'd stay here again.

"Convenient Location"

Alexandra P, Secaucus, New Jersey 03/01/2018

This hotel consists of 4 2-story builidngs. Rooms are clean, location is great. The only complaint I would have is the breakfast. It's kind of terrible, more than usual for this type of hotels. We end up buying breakfast elsewhere. I'd say it was a little overpriced, but we stayed during the Christmas weekend. We booked it with couple friends, and we end up staying in different buildings.Hanging out in the lobby wasn't convenient either since it was in another building altogether.

"Very good and comfort stay!"

User 31/12/2017

The room is sweet and comfort. The location has beautiful surroundings and convenient transports. I prefer to stay there for several weeks if possible :) I will stay there again if I visit Dillon again.

"Dillon BW"

T793PIjustinb, Superior, United States 29/12/2017

This is a nice property with a fabulous view of Lake Dillon and upgraded rooms. Great shopping and dining, and the ski resorts are close by. Only problem...walls are RAZOR THIN. Even with the best ear plugs, I heard every car, every scraper, and every conversation from 6:30 am - 9:30 am.

"Not worth the $$$$"

Larisa G, Edwards, Colorado, United States 28/12/2017

This hotel is WAY overpriced for what it is. It's a $200/night motel and not a nice motel. It's all around average. Would be a good deal if it were $100 or less. The rooms are standard, not super clean. Our smoke detector went off at 7am. The breakfast area was so crowded we finally just gave up and left. The heater was so loud it kept us up most of the night. Overall not a great experience. If you can get a deal it's not a bad place to stay but I would not stay here for the high prices at the time.

"great experience"

wakisobol, McKinney, Texas 25/12/2017

great location, close to Lake Dillon, about another exit to Frisco and 15 minutes drive to Breckenridge plus a few minutes to Keystone and Silverthorne. older facility but they keep it clean, plenty of space room and very clean bathroom. good complimentary breakfast. close to restaurants and grocery store.

"Good hotel "

Ed B, Eagle Mountain, Utah 13/12/2017

This is a good place to spend a night. Check in and check out were good and the hotel rooms were good sized. The buildings are older but they have been remodeled. The breakfast is above average for this type of hotel. Plenty of extras for breakfast like chocolate chips and whip cream for your waffles.

"A Gem in the Rockies"

matthewbM9573LE, NW Chicagoland Suburbs, United States 10/12/2017

Overall, an awesome hotel. Location, staff, hotel cleanliness, amenities, scenery, nearby attractions, all perfectly on point. Multiple world-class ski resorts close to the hotel. Located right next to beautiful Lake Dillon. Close to Keystone, Frisco, & Breckenridge. Love this place and can't wait to be back after the New Year!

"Location great, otherwise outdated"

michael117, Scottsdale, Arizona 29/11/2017

ask for a room overlooking the lake, restaurant right next door is very good. Great walking area for humans and pets. 10 minute drive to pot store just across the dam. Value is good but property needs major renovations throughout

"Great service."

B2931ESomarr, Denver, Colorado 26/11/2017

Another stablishment mess up my reservation and were not helpfull so I book at BW at the last minute. They were very friendly and helfull. I will definetly stay here again. I am pleased with the service, location and price.

"Convenient to Summit Co. Skiing "

akwilso72, Ames, Iowa 24/11/2017

My son and I stayed at this hotel recently and had a great time. The room was clean, breakfast was very good, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was great. It's also a close drive to many skiing

"Great location, average hotel"

daniferg2017, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 24/11/2017

Spent 1 night here with our 2 dogs. We loved being in such close proximity to the lake path to walk our dogs. We were also able to walk into town to pick up pizza at Lake Dillon Tavern and bring it back to our room. Unfortunately, our room was cramped and noisy, even though we were in the end unit of a single story building. We could hear our neighbors until late into the night. Breakfast isn't served until 7am and we were on the road before that. The location was great, but the hotel itself left a lot to be desired.

"Beautiful location"

User 23/11/2017

Only about half a mile off the main highway. Right on the bike path and centrally located to ski areas. Next to Lake Dillon; the views are amazing.Great beer and food at Pug Ryan's restaurant ~ 100 yards away.This is my favorite hotel ever.

"Perfect! One you'd want write home about..."

alienr19, Champlin, Minnesota 18/11/2017

Staying here was a pleasant experience wirh very clean, comfortable rooms! The parking was right outside the rooms or building and was perfect for a night or two. We feel that the whole experience of checking in and staying here was one of the better choices we have made in lodging. Well done to the staff and thanks for a super clean room and comfortable bed!!! Everything was right about this place.

"BW stay in Dillon"

User 13/11/2017

Older motel style accommodations with exterior entrance to rooms but nicely updated and comfortable rooms and lobby; good breakfast selection and quality; beautiful views; convenient location of 70; good service

"Very pleasant hotel with great views and wonderful staff"

IP3806, Stonington, Connecticut 31/10/2017

Stopped here on the way to Fort Collins and was very happy. The room was large, wifi excellent, and the breakfast quite good. The views of Lake Dillon and the ski slopes of Keystone and Breckinridge beautiful. The Inn is just off I-70 but far enough away and up on the hill so as not to hear any traffic. Definitely worth the stop and off-season a very economical respite.

"Sweet retreat"

Bob T, Ogilvie, Minnesota 30/10/2017

From the beautiful views of the mountains, to the staff that wants to ensure your stay is worry free, this hotel offers you a sweet retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. We spent 7 nights there, and will return next year for 10 nights.

"Great Place to Stay"

E5054LIrebeccam, Denver, United States 27/10/2017

We stayed here for a night to get away from Denver. The hotel was clean, the staff was extremely nice and friendly and the breakfast was great! It had amazing views of the lake and great walk-ability to Dillon. We would definitely stay here again.

"Good welcoming hotel - winter or summer."

Mark S, Colorado, United States 26/10/2017

Convenient to the major ski resorts like Keystone, A-Basin, Breck and Vail at a very reasonable price. Staff are always helpful. Goof for families, singles, couples and pets are welcomed. Great for scenery and Lake Dillon activities in the summer. Home from home.

"A hotel with a GREAT mountain lake view!"

608marcelic, Los Angeles, California 24/10/2017

I loved this location. It was right in front of a walking path in front of the lake with the BEST view of the water and mountains. It was beautifully wooded out...just perfect! The room was very nice, clean, and cozy, especially when it was 28 degrees outside in October. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling near the area. It was amazing!

"Snowboarding at Keystone"

User 23/10/2017

The Best Western was better than I thought it was going to be. Perfect example of you can judge a book by its cover. The room was clean, the bathroom was clean and big. I loved it and will definitely stay again!!

"Very Pelaxing"

dennisclayf, LITTLETON, United States 23/10/2017

My wife , I and our dogs love going to this location. Great views, super quiet , well priced and very accommodating. We just booked a few more days after the first of the year. This is our home away from home.

"Best Western Dillon CO like a private lodge!"

catfish1956, Wilmington, Delaware 21/10/2017

Great location. Multiple buildings on nicely maintained and appointed grounds made this BW feel much more like a private lodge than a motel. Very clean. Great breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Great proximity to shops and stores.

"Clean rooms, well priced. No Air conditioning."

HuziMitthu, Germantown, TN 15/10/2017

The location is great, right next to a beautiful lake and is near the tourist cities. Rooms are clean, bathrooms are big and clean and the bedsheets and pillows seem clean. The rooms have no air conditioning. We did not need it since it was winter, but it was uncomfortable in the summer when we stayed there in June 2015. Overall goos hotel and location to stop for a night.

"Excellent hotel with exceptional view"

austxdiver, Austin 10/10/2017

Truly exceptional location being right on the lake with an incredible view of Mt Dillon and the surrounding snow covered peaks. Everyone at the hotel was so helpful and friendly! I had requested a room facing the lake as this was my father's favorite location and we were coming up there to spread his ashes. Ptarmigan fulfilled my request but I was in a downstairs room right in the front by the parking lot. I asked to be moved to an upstairs room and the clerk was extremely accommodating. This was much appreciated as the hotel was completely booked for the evening. Extensive hot breakfast included in the price which for today's standards is very reasonable. If I return to Dillon I will stay at the Ptarmigan Lodge!

"Fantastic Stay"

Martha L, Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/10/2017

Beautiful hotel on Lake Dillon. Views are fantastic. You can literally walk to the lake from hotel. The hotel is clean and internet is fast. Lots of activities to do around area. Great stay. Reasonable rates. Would recommend to everyone.

"Beautiful location, nicely maintained older motel"

elizabethrS3881GS, Broomfield, United States 04/10/2017

Several separate buildings, well maintained and very clean. Some key card problems, and bathroom was very clean but needs some new nonskid shower strips and a safety bar. Also needs a microwave, had refrig. Must walk outside to access breakfast in building with office. When it snowed staff was shoveling early.

"BW Ptarmigan - Great Stay, Beautiful Setting"

133nicholash, Howe, Indiana 02/10/2017

One of the most enjoyable stays in my travels, BW Ptarmigan in Dillon is in a beautiful setting right on the lake. Buildings appear to have been older but remodeled, and room was spacious with a large bathroom. Amenities included TV, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, overhead fan. Excellent water pressure and temperature; at the end of a day of riding or hiking, I like a HOT shower, and this one was superb; I was so ecstatic, I must have taken a 20 minute shower! Hotel staff friendly and professional. The only issue we had was initially finding the room, as there are numerous buildings and we were unfamiliar with the area. Once you get settled, you realize the layout not as big as it appears on the map. Breakfast was average, and the dining room was crowded. But overall a pleasant stay, and will stay here again, as well as recommend. Good value for the price.

"Don't Believe the Photos"

22man, Saratoga Springs NY 29/09/2017

This looked like a very nice hotel on the lake according to the website photos, but in fact it is a well worn motel-like accommodation with some sloppy painting and a well-used atmosphere. Breakfast room was cramped and I was unable to get connected to wi-fi. Desk clerk was unhelpful and unconcerned about this.

"Excellent one night stay"

HERMAN C, Lafayette, Louisiana 29/09/2017

We were travelling and needed a stay for one night. This one fits the bill if you like to overlook a beautiful lake with mountains in the background. Add to that outstanding eateries just next door, we loved it.

"Great value for the area."

User 27/09/2017

great view of lake and mountains just a few steps away from room. Bed should of been firmer. Older looking outside but inside was fine for this price range. Great value for the area. Dillion is close to frisco

"Good Place To Stay"

User 26/09/2017

Enjoyed 4 nights lodging. Breakfast was OK, room clean, staff were good. Don't like the lodge being spread over 4 buildings.Breakfast could be improved by mixing up the two hot foods a little more. No problem for a couple of days but for longer stays it lacks mixing up the hot foods. Each day is either eggs and bacon (3 days in row) and one day eggs and sausage.

"Nice lake/mountain setting "

Jill G, Midland, Texas 24/09/2017

This was our first time to stay here. There is no a/c, but the windows opened for a cool breeze plus a ceiling fan. We've definitely stayed in newer places but this was all we needed. The mattress was great and we had a balcony we could go out on and were able to see the lake. There was free breakfast and we were steps away from walking by the lake. We would definitely stay here again in the Fall.

"Get out the bulldozer"

Monica S, Casper, WY, United States 24/09/2017

This motel is a disgrace to the lovely spot it is located in. The plumbing is circa 1950. The shower lever is archaic in its operation, and leaks because it is sooooo oooooold. This motel is crying for a full gut job. Every noise from nearby rooms can be heard loud and clear. When someone turns on the water or flushes a toilet the noise that reverberates throughout the area is incredible. The desk employees are nice which is a positive. Please do a serious update.

"Book direct"

C2Holm, Colorado Spring 23/09/2017

I accidentally booked through a 3rd party site. Usually I call the hotel and see if they can match the price. I didn't this time, my mistake. We were given a "basement" type room that was really dark even with the curtains open, with 2 hard queen size beds. I was really hoping for a more comfortable stay at a Best Western.

"Best sleep I have gotten"

chaddculton, Grand Junction, Colorado 21/09/2017

The outside might look like it's rough but rooms and comfortable. Bed was perfect. Great views close to lake Dillon. Clean rooms. Staff friendly. Room was not as I expected clean comfortable and felt like home.

"Nice Overnight Stay"

Travelingtexan100, Dallas, Texas 18/09/2017

Decided to break up a trip with a stop in Dillon and a one night stay in the BW Ptarmigan Lodge. The hotel is across the street from Lake Dillon. The room was very clean and comfortable, and reminded me of the classic Best Westerns - nothing fancy but very adequate and a good value. Only downside was hearing the room above - TV, walking, etc. so ask for a second floor room. Don't miss the Arapahoe Cafe next door. Also, an easy, short hike to the Old Dillon Reservoir is close by and a great way to start the day with some amazing views.

"Quick trip"

Cat B, Greeley, Colorado 17/09/2017

Very nice. Had a room with a view. Breakfast was exceptional and very unexpected. Was a bit noisey from the 2nd floor guest, but overall ok. Dillon is a great stop off for day trips. Went to a restaurant close to the hotel(Arapahoe) what a treat, walking distance and good food.

"Wonderful stay.... again!"

Linda542, Pueblo West, Colorado 16/09/2017

This is by far one of my favorite places to stay. The view of the lake and mountains is spectacular. It's a wonderful, pet friendly place where you can feel right at home. We always reserve a room with the kitchenette. The breakfast has expanded greatly over the years with lots of choices. A large and relaxing hot tub awaits at the end of the day.

"Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, Dillon, COLORADO"

mariobP3840KM, Orlando, United States 14/09/2017

This was a nice place to stay. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, and breakfast was plentiful and did not have to wait for anything. Stayed two nights and it was quiet and no problems with noisy guests. Check out was easy and fast. I would recommend this hotel and I will stay here again next time I am visiting.

"Excellent hotel with a great location and price"

A3192GKjessicak, Lone Tree, United States 13/09/2017

This was our first stay at the Ptarmigan and we will definitely be back. The location right on Lake Dillon is awesome and the rates were surprisingly low. The staff was friendly and the rooms were great. They were starting painting on the building we first stayed in and they switched us to a better room for our second night so we wouldn't be inconvenienced by the workers. Great service!

"stay at the Lodge"

792ginnyz, sheboygan, United States 13/09/2017

This was such a nice place stay The shower area was great All you have to do was step into the shower close the glass door turn on the water The shower head was just right not to soft and not to hard The breakfast was great also The towels were soft and not ruff

"Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge"

sb1952, Home 11/09/2017

What a great hotel! It's in a wonderful location, right across the street from Lake Dillon, a great bike and walking trail, and the amphitheater. It's right next door to the Arapahoe Café, a wonderful local restaurant. The hotel is very attractive, with hanging baskets of beautiful flowers. The staff was exceptionally kind and helpful. Breakfast was wonderful! They had a huge variety of hot and cold items, including bacon and eggs, which were kept well stocked. Highly recommended!

"As Great as it was the first time"

Boystowtraveler, Chciago 10/09/2017

Reviewing again after a couple of years and it was so good to see that things are still as nice as before. I had requested a room at the top level and at the end of the level and that is exactly what I got! That rarely happens! This place is best for the views and hospitality. Why stay in Breckenridge and/or Keystone when this is so affordable and close? Staff was great! Also, there is some construction work right now being done across the way on the addition of an amphitheater. It does not seem to deter anything at the Best Western except maybe some of the view. However, the setting is so nice, that it is just good to be in the area. Breakfast can be a bit hectic if you get there early, but there is plenty to be had all morning long.

"Multiple stay guest"

lindamD6959VR, Boulder City, United States 06/09/2017

Excellent every stay! Stay here everyone time in Dillon which is at least once a year. All our other family members also stay here, especially for every family event. Love the location, convenience and wonderful, helpful, courteous staff! We recommend it to everyone!

"Beautiful area"

Juanita S, Silverthorne, Colorado 05/09/2017

We stayed 1 night. There are no air conditioning in the rooms, which is fine if the temp is cool enough. We were not comfortable leaving the window open as heard all the conversations, dogs barking and luggage being rolled by. The room was noisy even with the window closed. The breakfast area was not kept well stocked and was very busy. It is a beautiful area and there is a very nice walking, biking trail around the lake.

"Home Away from Home"

Fun2travel0831, Aurora, United States 04/09/2017

We stay at this Best Western at least once a year. Same owners for as many years as we can remember. It is evident from the exterior to every corner of the interior the love that goes into maintaining this property. From Spring to late Fall the flowers are a buzz with Humming Birds. You have beautiful views of the mountains and simply cross the road to the Lake. Fantastic eateries well within walking distance. Our favorite is Arapahoe Cafe Pub Down under which is connected to BW parking lot. Rooms are immaculate, and updated on a regular basis. You can easily spend a week at this property and not run out of things to see and do. We have found that the rates for this BW are the most reasonable of all BW's we've stayed in Colorado.

"Nice motel on the shores of Lake Dillon"

Kenrubicon, Manhattan, Kansas 03/09/2017

This is a nice older motel on the shores of Lake Dillon, and close to several great restaurants. The rooms are decent sized, some with decks, lots of electrical outlets, and good internet speeds. This is centrally located in Dillon. Be aware that there are no air conditioners, which is not a problem in the winter, but could be for some warm nights in the summer.

"Quick nights stay"

Gretnatraveler, Gretna, Nebraska 02/09/2017

Room was very clean. Didn't quite get the set up. We were in a separate building around the corner from where we checked in. The reason for a 4 instead of a 5 was our room was in the basement of the building. People could walk by & see in . Didn't like to have the curtains closed all of the time. Also the parking was an issue. Someone parked next to us that was not a parking spot. We weren't sure if we were going to be able to back out. My husband finally jockeyed us out. Don't think people would have liked to be woken up at 4 to move their car.

"Would not reccomend"

User 29/08/2017

This hotel was Eh! the hot tub was great, but room itself and setup of the hotel is not exciting. You need to carry your luggage up and down many steps... front desk is not friendly- whole set up of the hotel is complicating.

06098, Front Office Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We hope you consider another stay with us in the future.

"Resort at Motel Price"

Ron & Joyce T, Camdenton, United States 29/08/2017

Terrific value. The setting across from the lake full of sailboats, the lodge décor, the capable and friendly staff, the comfortable and warm décor rooms, the dining facilities within walking distance-all adds up to an extremely restful and pleasant stay.

"Snuggled right by the Lake and Mountains"

Robyn R, Denver, United States 28/08/2017

Excellent location, right next to Lake Dillon, and restaurants of Dillon easy walking distance. Bike and walking path around Lake Dillon is right off the front entrance. Many things to do in this area if you are active and love the outdoors. Room is excellent with comfortable beds, and different style rooms to accommodate many different needs. We like the 2nd floor with the balcony that looks out to the mountains. We love it!

"Three nights in Dillon in August 2017"

H117OVbilld, Colorado Springs, United States 28/08/2017

Nice hotel right across the street from Lake Dillon. Nice grounds. Very substantial free breakfast each morning. Just a few minutes walk from the marina. It does not offer air conditioning in the summer time but this is not a deal breaker based upon Colorado Mountain Weather. Had a little trouble with card keys going dead but front desk associates were quick to assist. We will return again soon.

"We love to stay here!"

CindyDee, Kansas 26/08/2017

We stay here almost every year on our way to Utah. It is set overlooking Lake Dillon. It is a somewhat older hotel but the rooms are very nice and comfortable. Staff is always professional and helpful. Breakfast is wonderful with several hot items. Only drawback is the heating/ air conditioning set up. If it's summer you only get air conditioning and can't access heat and vice versa. However, the staff quickly brought us a space heater when we were chilly and it worked great. Because they switch to heat early in the fall and it is in the mountains it shouldn't be a problem in the winter.

"Waste of Money- should have drove home"

GHfromGolden, Golden, Colorado 23/08/2017

Attended a wedding in Silverthorne and my daughter wanted to stay the night for a quick girls night. We chose this location to stay here because Best Western normally has a good reputation and they had a hot tub and steam room to come back to. The room we got was basement level dungeon- very dark and we heard the family above us the whole time (woke us up as well). Looking forward to hanging out after the wedding we got back only to find out the hot tub and steam room closed at 9:30 pm- Really? We went back and sat in the dark room with lousy wifi. The key cards barely worked and to top it all off the shower in our room leaked from the ceiling tiles, flooding the floor. We were completely disappointed in our stay and should have chose to drive the 50 min home. Especially considering the price of this lodging.

"Great Hotel"

User 22/08/2017

Great location and very helpful and friendly staff. The parking and business been close by were above par. The view of the montains and weather were fantastic. I'm looking forward for the our next during the fall.

"Love the location"

20gail1954, Pueblo, Colorado 22/08/2017

Love the location. It's right across the street from Lake Dillon. This year there was construction going on with the new amphitheater being built, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. We just went a little further down by the lake to sit down. Our room was very comfortable, and the breakfast is great! Everyone is very helpful and friendly! The best Best Western we've stayed in!

"Beware Dungeon-Like Rooms!"

italgal, Anacortes, WA 21/08/2017

We were looking for a place to spend a night enroute to Durango and as Best Western Rewards members decided to book this property. It is in a beautiful setting next to a lake. I imagine that as a result of booking the lowest possible rate, we were assigned a room that reminded me of a dungeon. When you drew the drapes aside, you realized you were below the parking lot looking up at cars parked there. The room itself was dark and dismal. There was an interesting air conditioning unit that when turned on ran constantly and very loudly. And there was a 1970's push button phone as well! We were only here for a few hours and my husband was tired from driving so we didn't complain or demand a better room. However, be aware that such rooms exist if you book the lower rates.

"Loved It!"

kathy b, maryland 21/08/2017

I stayed for four nights. I had a second floor room in building 3. I did not have a view of the lake, but that was ok. This place is an outstanding value. You absolutely can not beat the scenery or location. It is right on the lake and the multi-use path around the lake. There is also a section of the path that goes down into the outlets in Silverthorne, so you can walk to the outlets. Breakfast was included, as well as internet. This facility (which is actually several buildings, which I loved) is not in the lower portion (Silverthorne), but up on the hill (Dillon). It is much quieter there. And yet, you could still walk to the outlets and a number of really good restaurants. Pretty much everything you could want/need is within walking distance. The facility also has a washer/dryer for guest use (yes, there is a charge, but the ability to do laundry without having to go to a laundromat?!?!) Rooms can be somewhat noisy because you can hear doors closing, and if you leave the windows open, cars coming/going. There is also a semi that delivers to the restaurant next door (unaffiliated with the hotel) around 0530 - that can be noisy. The staff at the front desk were great.

"Clear Mountain Air"

Richard W, Hamilton, Canada 16/08/2017

The Ptarmigan Lodge is high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, on the shore of Dillon Reservoir. The chalet-style buildings are charming, and the views from the rooms are idyllic. We used it as a peaceful break on a cross-country drive, but it is mostly used as a base for skiiers, hikers and explorers staying for a number of days. There are good restaurants within walking distance.

"What a Great Find!"

Mandy65trip, Compton 11/08/2017

I picked this hotel based on that it accepts pets and it was in the Rockies. I had never stopped in this town before. I LOVED the location. It's across from a large lake. Unfortunately the city was working on building something so I couldnt get to the lake. Although it was raining, the place has an outdoor patio area. The room was of good size but the bathroom was very small. The restaurant next door has excellent!!

"Our favorite hotel in Summit County, Co"

JHD421, Taos, New Mexico 08/08/2017

We have stayed in this hotel for 8+ years winter, spring, summer, fall. Have never been disappointed with the property or the service. The location on the lake is fantastic, and close to great restaurants. The only problem is we have to make rezzies so far in advance to get a room. The walks and parking lots are cleared regularly in the winter, and the blooming flower bed and pots are gorgeous in the summer.. And when we need to we can bring our dog.

"Hidden gem"

P2940NRjamess, Holcomb, United States 08/08/2017

Why didn't I stay here before? I've been to the area many times visiting family and have completely overlooked this GEM of a hotel. VERY clean, friendly staff, great location, uber comfy bed...and...what a great price for the area! I'll definitely be back!

"Beautiful location & great value for the money"

163dawnr, Omaha, Nebraska 06/08/2017

We reallly enjoyed our stay here! Grounds surrounding the hotel are beautiful & our room was very clean. Appreciated the comfortable bed, pillows & 24 hr coffee & tea available in the lobby. Hope to stay here again in the future!

"Incredible overall facility -- loved it!"

NeilRocks, Denver, Colorado 06/08/2017

Very large, apartment-size room with full stove/oven and overhead microwave. Kitchen furniture and dishes, dining room furniture, two wonderful beds, and dressers! Room appeared to be newly refurbished. Spotless. Beds had new pillow-top mattresses and bedding. Towels are sparkling white. Front Desk, Dariela, is very helpful, professional, and super friendly -- an absolute asset to the hotel industry! Breakfast hostesses keeps everything restocked and fresh.

"Great place - very family oriented."

Alice S, Bradenton, Florida 05/08/2017

Our family has spent time here for the last three summers. It's a great place to relax and is especially nice for families. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The view of the lake and the mountain backdrop are fabulous. I wish our family could stay longer.


User 03/08/2017

Really enjoyed our stay here. So glad that they are pet friendly and that they had a nice area to sit with tables looking out over the lake. Beautiful view! Only downside was some noise of construction across road for new amphitheater, but well worth it! Also hot tub was great!

"Great Hotel"

129bretta, Phoenix, United States 30/07/2017

Excellent hotel. The best thing about it is the location. Right off a large lake with massive mountain views. Great ride too to Breckenridge around the east side of the lake. Oh, but no A/C in the room. Not that big of a deal though even though we were there early July. The front desk gave us a nice portable fan, which we used and it was good.

"clean hotel"

Janet P, Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin 30/07/2017

Very clean rooms, nice friendly helpful staff that go out of there way to help the customer. There was good service with the breakfast and the cleaning staff keep the rooms clean on a daily basis. The hotel clerk is ready to give directions to area cafes and activities. There is a great view from the motel located on Lake Dillon.

"Well...... let me tell ya...."

Fred M, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 28/07/2017

I didn't realize this was a "stop over" for people. People checked out above me at 5am. Very noisy on the floors. This walls and floors. Then fired up their diesel truck outside my bottom floor unit. NIce location though. Lots of slamming doors in the hallways every evening.. May try another place next time Fred M

"Great Base Camp for Colorado Day Trips"

User 25/07/2017

The Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon Colorado offers quality lodging for the price with a rather rustic atmosphere nestled in the pines and with a great view of Lake Dillon and mountains in the background. Visited in the summer time frame and found the accommodations quite acceptable ....they are also well set up for skiers during the winter. We originally planned just a one night stay but we elected to extend to three nights. What impressed us the most was the strategic location just off I-70. We were able to branch out in several directions for day trips to popular Colorado spots such as Vail, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Loveland Pass and more.

"On our way to Vail"

LAHarleyGal, Louisiana 24/07/2017

OK old style motel with decent rooms some with lake views. NO AIR CONDITIONING!! Manager said to open windows but I was traveling alone and staying on ground floor. Since it was built as a ski place. It surprised about AC but it was hot during July days. Eventually it cooled off. Nice little town and good stop before being able to get into Vail Condo the next day. If you like cheap and quaint this is your place. Staff very friendly.

"Very satisfied with our stay here"

N2904MJmargaretl, Parker, United States 24/07/2017

I would definitley recommend this hotel. Easy check in and check out, extensive breakfast choices with many extra touches, nice staff, clean room. Location is excellent with mountain and lake views, quaint flower boxes. Loved the outdoor tables looking out to the lake and surrounding mountains (ate our breakfast out there!) This hotel is not fancy, but very lovely. Only drawback was that our room didn't have air conditioning and the July days were hot.

"Best Western Ptarmigan Dillon, CO"

User 24/07/2017

Excellent accommodations for us with our little dog. Beautiful view of Lake Dillon. Great TV, great kitchen, hot tub, all very clean. The grounds were beautiful with wildflowers, grassy area for dog & lots of paths for walking. Highly recommend.

"Pleasant surprise"

boydt262, Keller, Texas 23/07/2017

Great location, easy to find. Convenient to everything yet in a quiet, scenic area overlooking lake Dillon. Older property that could use updating but kept in good, clean condition. Breakfast and hotel staff were excellent. Good value for the money.

"A very pleasant stay"

markgC6363DE, Emery, United States 20/07/2017

Very pleasant staff, good breakfast, clean rooms and pleasant views of Dillon Lake. The one problem we encountered was noise from adjacent rooms due to the building's older construction. Also the lack of air conditioning on a hot night might force you to choose between outside noise or a hot room.


E7036PWangelah, Bailey, Colorado 17/07/2017

Beds were comfy, hotel was close to restaurants, breakfast was fabulous, plenty of parking, hot tub was big and the space was nice, beautiful view of lake Dillon, staff was helpful. I am definitely going to stay there again.

"The Oldun in Dillon, Colorado"

The0ldun, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom 17/07/2017

This Hotel is set in idylic souroundings, Mountains and a large lake, the set up is 4 separate locks in a garden setting on the side of a slight slope ovelooking the lake. In the grounds there is a Diner/Pub. Unfortunately, we had to leave prematurely due to our advanced years and the high altitude (9500 ft). The management were extremely helpful in arranging an alternative Hotel, at a lower Altitude.

"Weekend getaway"

gabes767, Albuquerque, United States 17/07/2017

The BW in Dillon is a great value and the location is hard to beat! Lake Dillon/Dillon Amphitheatre are right across the street, comfy beds, clean rooms and a hot breakfast. Many restaurants and businesses are within walking distance. Will be coming back again.

"Beautiful, peaceful and very comfortable!"

Susan G, Kansas City, Missouri 17/07/2017

Great property and location! Everything you need is nearby including One of the best restaurants in Summit County, Arapaho Cafe. The room was very clean and comfortable and full of all the amenities. Very nice!

"Great get away"

Daniel M, Arvada, United States 13/07/2017

Great place to relax and recharge. Beautiful location and a beautiful area. Close enough to everything, you can walk or bike to most activities, but far enough away from the crowds. Next to the marina and the amphitheater and up the hill from the outlet mall.

"Love the location."

Gaye C, Wichita, Kansas 12/07/2017

We stay at this hotel at least twice a year. Love the location close to everything. Yes it does not have air -conditioning but neither do a lot of hotels in Colorado...not a problem we always pack a fan. Great simple breakfast. This is one of our favorite locations. And its pet friendly

"The room was a sauna!"

carolsF6161UW, Dillon, United States 12/07/2017

This lodge has no AC/fan, only a ceiling fan. The room temperature consistently stayed at 75 - 79°! Upon calling the desk, I was told to turn on the ceiling fan and open the windows and door to the patio! I was offered a box fan if I wanted to come and get it! Miserable sleeping and it was too hot to open windows, etc. This lodge is a poor representation to the name "Best Western"!!

"Best Western on Lake Dillon"

520kadej, Savannah, TX, United States 10/07/2017

Upon arrival at 2am with our 11 month old son, we rushed him into the room while he was still asleep and put him in his PackNPlay. After settling him in, we looked around and realized they never cleaned our room. List of what was wrong: bed not made, trash on floor, table and chairs spread throughout the room, all the cups were already used and laying on the table, dirty shower with soap already open and hair on it, change on the bedside table, etc. Lady at front desk was very rude and asked why we wouldn't move to another room and I tried explaining that my son was already asleep and we didn't want to wake him up. She laughed at us and essentially said we were lying about the cleanliness of the room. I would NOT recommend this hotel, mainly due to the lady at the front desk during our arrival. The hotel location was great and beautiful, but the hotel is very rundown and our room was no clean when we arrived. They also still made us pay 75% of our bill which I don't think is fair. We stayed at the hotel for 9 hours and slept in a dirty bed and room.

"Summer visit"

User 09/07/2017

Advertised as a room with a view of the lake is a pretty big stretch. If you stand in one spot on the balcony and look between two buildings and past a pine tree...yep, there's a lake over there. Also, what hotel doesn't have air conditioning. It was in the 80's and room was warm! Other than that, the room was clean and in good shape. A winter visit would probably be better.

"Amazing trip!"

jhnbrunner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 03/07/2017

The views are amazing and prime location in summit county. You are within about 30 minutes of Copper Mountain, Breckinridge, Keystone and only about 10 minutes from Frisco. Went to Idaho Sptings for some awesome white water rafting which was also about 35 minutes away.

"Lakeside Motel"

User 01/07/2017

Trying to stay from the expensive, posh lodgings in the area, this was an excellent alternative for a moderate price. Great location, clean and comfortable rooms, very helpful staff, and easy to accommodate traveling with dogs! Highly recommend!

"A economical place to rest after skiing the abundance of trail within 15 miles!"

daddytravels, Hinckley, Ohio 01/07/2017

A clean, perfectly located hotel right in the middle of ski country. The rooms are spacious, comfy beds, and the included breakfast preps you for your daily adventures. The large hot tub does the trick to soothe your body after skiing all day. Keystone, A-Basin and Breck are within a 20 minute drive!! Not staying on the mountain really saves a ton of money. The local restaurants near the hotel are a plus. Already have my reservation for our next ski trip in 2018.

"lake & bike trail"

MLou P, Greenwood Village, Colorado 30/06/2017

The motel is located in an excellent spot. It is adjacent to Lake Dillon and has beautiful views. The motel provides picnic tables in great locations so you can enjoy your meal and have a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains.

"Outdated But Clean"

mushpounder, Colorado Springs,CO 29/06/2017

We had a room that faced the inner courtyard area so no lake view. The room was outdated and a little dark and we had issues with getting the toilet to flush. When we arrived there was toilet paper in the toilet already, like it had been used but it appeared clean. I think maybe housekeeping had a problem with getting it to flush as well because everything else was clean. We enjoyed the balcony on the room and the breakfast room was very nice as well. Unfortunately there was major construction in front of the hotel which was noisy and annoying. All in all I thought it was a decent value for the price we paid. It is in a great location, much quieter than Breckenridge. You can walk to the farmers market, a few restaurants and pubs and the lake.

"Fantastic Place to Stay"

Martha L, Colorado Springs, Colorado 26/06/2017

This is our 8th time staying at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon CO. We will not stay at any other hotel when we are visiting Dillon/Frisco area. The rooms are always inviting and clean. We have recommended this hotel to our friends and family and will recommend them again.


Joe B, Manhattan, Kansas 26/06/2017

The hotel is old, inconvenient to get around in (several buildings) and over-priced. We had to drive around the block to get to our room. It is in a fabulous location with a great view of mountain peaks beyond the lake. There are free concerts in a park across the street.

"Nice 'cabin feel' motel on the lake."

Crist G, Sacramento, United States 23/06/2017

Large, clean, updated rooms in building #3. Comfortable bed, OK breakfast, and beautiful location on the lake surrounded by mountains. The outside looks more like an old style motel but the rooms were modern and updated. I will be back if in the area.

"Perfect location"

johnfH2004HZ, Highlands Ranch, United States 22/06/2017

Best location and view in area, and reasonable, too. Friendly and accomodating staff. Quiet location right across street from Lake Dillon away from traffic. Adjacent to bike/walking paths that are part of the area's paved pathways.

"At least the construction workers stopped at 6pm"

clarkphoto, New Brunswick, New Jersey 21/06/2017

This is not a hotel. Its a dog kennel. Thank the maker I got a full refund after a 2 hour stay. Holiday Inn in Frisco is a couple of bucks more and worth it. There is no air conditioning at this BW. Barking dogs and open windows= bad review.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Our property is made up of 4 buildings, 2 that are pet friendly and 2 that are not. Unfortunately, we were sold out the weekend of your stay and were not able to move you to a non-pet building. In the future it is always helpful to call in advance to discuss reservations and preferences with us directly. As you mentioned, we do not have air conditioning, but windows can be opened and we can also provide box fans for rooms. Some rooms also come with ceiling fans. To accommodate you, our desk staff did let you check out of the room after 2 hours, with a full refund. Again, we are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations.

"Great stay"

nicholassK9247AX, Erie, Colorado 19/06/2017

Great room for rates for this area and nice rooms. Very spread out but we enjoyed our time here. Breakfast was very good I would stay here winter and summer. Lot of great things to do all year. Close to the marina.

"Two Thumbs Up!"

Tammie P, Denver, Colorado 19/06/2017

Beautiful location, fun and friendly mountain town, and a clean, dog-friendly hotel room with EXCEPTIONAL service. What more can you ask for?! We keep coming back and always have a wonderful experience. THANK YOU, BW Ptarmigan!

"An older property; but a good value"

User 19/06/2017

I like this motel/hotel because it offers a good value for the price. It's also pet friendly, if that's important to you. I spoke to two staff people: both receptionist/reservationists who were on premises in Dillon, not at the 800-number reservations center . The young woman who took my reservation and deposit was very friendly and accommodating. I asked for a room: 1-on the ground floor; 2-with a lake view; and 3-a King bed rather than two doubles. She advised they were unfortunately sold out of King bed rooms during my visit; but assured me she had assigned me to a ground floor room with a lake view. Great. When I arrived, I was given a second floor room on the backside of a building, facing directly away from the lake. The receptionist I spoke with at check-in was also very friendly, as well as polite and efficient; but she said my reservation contained absolutely no note or other indication that I wanted a lake view or ground floor room(!). She was able to re-assign me to a ground floor room (still two doubles) and, though it was on the lake side of the building, the views were directly at the back of the closer building which separated us from the lake. OK. I'll take it. Too late (and no better options) to quibble. Not your fault. Thanks for helping to the extent you could, as quickly as you could. The room was smallish but comfortable and adequate. There was a small fridge and a coffee maker; but no microwave. I used and appreciated the free wifi; but they need to add at least a couple of USB outlets--probably next to the bed(s) and near the desk. There were an abundance of 110/120 outlets; but today USB outlets are no longer a pleasant surprise. They are now a necessity for the smart phones, laptops, smart books and other devices that use the free wifi. The room and it's bath appeared to have been renovated fairly recently. They were pleasant and functional, as well as spotlessly clean. The bed was honestly one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. There was no air conditioning; but there was an effective ceiling fan that ran very quietly. This property just feels more like a motel than a hotel. It's been pleasantly renovated, however, and was actually very comfortable. I wasn't able to try the "free" continental breakfast. At less than $100/night, I would stay here again; but I'd send and confirm periodic reminders regarding my room preferences.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with. As you mentioned, it is always good to call us directly to make sure that any room requests are guaranteed. We look forward to seeing you another time.

"Great Stay"

307mollys, Dillon, United States 15/06/2017

Friendly staff. Easy check in. Good continental breakfast - good if you need to feed the family. Great views overlooking Lake Dillon. Easy walk to restaurants and entertainment. Short distance from grocery store, movie theatre, shopping.

"Best Western in Dillion CO"

timm0thyl, San Tan Valley, United States 12/06/2017

The view of the lake would have been amazing had it not been for the road construction during my stay. The room was great, plenty of space and very clean, However there was a door leading to a porch outside that was bolted shut. The internet service was excellent. Breakfast was good but the pastry's were a little on the stale side but there is a great breakfast restaurant in the parking lot of the hotel. I would recommend staying in this hotel if you are in the area.

"Great stay, friendly staff"

rocoa01, Bangkok, Thailand 10/06/2017

Stayed here one night only but liked the location and the friendly. The property borders a beautiful lake, very scenic. The staff was friendly and the complimentary breakfast was pretty good, decent variety. The air ceiling fan in our room made some noise but not too much. I would stay here again, enjoyed it and would recommend it for others

"Family fun."

Yvonne T, Brighton 30/05/2017

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel in Dillon several times over the last ten years. We love the location and the owners. My sons girlfriend recently got a job in Dillon and moved there, so now we have more reason to come.

"wouldn't go again"

User 30/05/2017

The rooms were clean however the walls were thin so we could hear the people next to us and above us all the time. Also the plumbing that ran through the walls in our unit knocked all freaking night, it made for very restless nights. The area between the hotel and the lake is now under construction son instead of the view of the lake you get to stare at/ listen to construction equipment.

"Great hotel, great location, and great staff!"

Bruce A, Louisville, Colorado, United States 30/05/2017

Great hotel, great location, and great staff! A true diamond in the rough! Couldn't be more pleased with the Ptarmigan and we stay there regularly! It's clean,well appointed, very close to the lake, and outstanding views!

"Large clean room"

Leisuretraveller5089, New York City, New York 27/05/2017

The motel is comprised of four buildings. I don't believe that it was an original Best Western, but it was fine. The room was clean and had two queen beds. As with most lower to mid priced hotels it is in need of tender loving care. They had an excellent breakfast in the morning , everything that you could want. The staff was friendly.

"We really enjoyed our stay!"

patty80926, Colorado Springs, Colorado 23/05/2017

My daughter and I stayed here for the weekend while skiing Arapahoe Basin. We thought the room was lovely. The sheets were of good quality and sparkling white. Having a variety of pillows is really important to me. Much to my delight, we each had four pillows on our beds! A couple of big puffy ones, a squooshier (feather?) one, and one that was something inbetween, that was just right for me... . They weren't of particularly good quality, but I was quite satisfied and slept well. I will say, the walls were kind of thin in the rooms. I could hear the people in the next room having a conversation in a normal tone of voice. There was a nice big flat screen TV in the room. We don't really watch TV, so we never even turned it on, but it looked like a real nice one. They have a nice big hot tub, as well as a dry sauna, centrally located in the grouping of hotel room buildings. A welcome amenity after a hard day of skiing. Plenty of clean dry towels were on hand in the hot tub room (...not like some places where you have to bring a towel from your room or try to grab a staff member and ask where you can get an extra towel or two for the hot tub.) Finally, I'd like to say how much I enjoyed the continental breakfast. It was very nice. I expected the usual offerings of course: bagels, toast, English muffins, mini lemon poppy seed muffins, pastries, and a variety of cereal offerings. But this is one of the nicer spreads that includes a Belgian waffle machine (regular syrup AND blueberry syrup), scrambled “egg food product” (which was disgusting, by the way) and delicious sausage links. They also had real eggs, hard boiled, peeled, and refrigerated, but I slipped one into a cup of hot water from the coffee machine and it was perfectly warm by the time I toasted my bagel and made my coffee choice. I appreciated that they had a variety of milk, 1%, 2%, and whole milk. Oh yeah, even soy milk. All readily available. There was one of those Minute Maid juice dispensers with orange juice, cranberry juice, and, …lemonade or something. Anyway… we enjoyed our free breakfast. The property is so beautiful with the lake so near and the mountains so grand! There are a variety of restaurants nearby in addition to a Walgreens and a City Market (Kroger) grocery store.

"Great facility"

User 17/05/2017

We enjoyed a week long stay at the Ptarmigan Best Western. It is accessible to many hiking trails, lovely terrain, restaurants, historical sights, and shopping. The staff is very committed to providing everything one needs to settle in including printer in the lobby and multiple luggage caddies.

"Basic but in a great location"

jch0505, Winston Salem, North Carolina 14/05/2017

Stayed here on my way back to Denver. Have stayed in Summit county many times but this was my 1st time at this property. It is not fancy but is clean and comfortable and the location is great. There is a very good restaurant on site (The Arapahoe) and that is a plus. The continental breakfast was minimal but I was going out to a local place for breakfast anyway so that didn't matter to me. My room had a nice balcony and partial view of Dillon Lake which was also very nice. Bed was very comfortable. Wi-Fi was a little slow. Would definitely stay here again.

"A great place to stay for a night or a week!"

Y5100WCmichaelm, Birmingham, Michigan 12/05/2017

Wonderful experience!!! Warm, welcoming, friendly staff. A fabulous location with recreational opportunities right outside the door and within easy reach of shopping and cultural pursuits. Very nice rooms and topped with a array of breakfast selections to get you going in the morning.

"Good stay"

Glenna B, Forest Lake 09/05/2017

The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. However, we were disappointed in the constitution blocking our view of Lake Dillon and inability to walk the shore or relax Comfortably by the Lake.

"My Go To Place"

ronalds872, Denver 22/04/2017

What can I say. I've been staying here as my go to get away place for decades now, with my kids, family, etc. It's always been a great place to stay - kick back and get out in the mountains. Never spend too much time in the room, but it's always been kept up very nicely and over recent years has added and steadily improved the breakfast. Hey - over 20 years of staying here now and then - and I still come back.

"Beautiful Views!! Clean hotel room! The works!"

Kelly K, Gilberts, Illinois 19/04/2017

I was visiting my best friend who lives in Colorado Springs. We decided to drive up to Breckenridge, CO for the weekend. My friend found the Best Western and we booked a room to stay on a Sat night. All though there was some street and walking path construction, when we pulled up, we couldn't believe the views. Just absolutely breath taking. Check in was super easy. The front desk mgr working was so nice and helpful with questions we had about the area. We got our room which was easy to get too. The room was clean and smelled fresh. The hot tub was very nice, spacious and clean. Beautiful views from the hot tub room as well. The hot breakfast had a great selection as well. The food tasted good and was fresh. The staff was excellent, too. Definitely recommend staying there. I can't wait to go back and visit her, just so we can stay at the Best Western again. The views... unreal. So beautiful.

"Vail ski Trip"

thomasetooter, Broomfield, Colorado 12/04/2017

Been staying here for over 25 years. Great location. Amenities include hot tub and sauna. This motel is clean and breakfast is adequate. It is dog friendly and easy access to dog walk along the lake. Highly recommend this property

"Solid Value"

915edk, Burr Ridge, Illinois 10/04/2017

Second visit to this motel. Will consider them for 2017-2018 visits. Although close to some lakefront condos, it is not close to other motels which is nice. Location has nice lake views, and good access without being on main thoroughfares. Realistic expectation for a good value keep this place on my list. Breakfast was adequate and bountiful. Housekeeping may be the weakest link, but nothing was found to be unacceptable.

"Location + Hot Tub!"

S6659QCjanl, Madrid 10/04/2017

Great hot tub! Wished it was opened until slightly later though! The location was fantastic - mere walking distance to several great restaurants and a very short drive to the Silverthorne outlets. Less than 30 minutes drive to either Breck or Copper Mountain. Great spot for an overnight stay coming from Denver especially. Rooms are slightly dated for the price, but overall very presentable and offers the usual BW-quality comfort!

"Perfect location"

Harryg1948, Belvidere, Illinois 09/04/2017

Your first impression is "wow what a view". Most rooms face Lake Dillon. While it was still winter there, when we stayed, the mountain view was spectacular. There are restaurants within walking distance for any meal and any taste you could want. Be aware of the altitude. It does take some getting use to. Walking is a joy but it is work. The hotel is adequate but not "resort" quality. We enjoyed our 2 day stay. We couldn't enjoy their breakfast because the room is so small. Many people got breakfast and sat outside to eat. In the summer this may not be an issue since it would be so much warmer. While it wasn't a 10 it is worth staying for your stay.


607mereditht, Denver 02/04/2017

I would not stay here again. Room smelled like pee. Someone tried to enter room. View was nice. Equivalent of a motel and not worth the room fee. Book that was left was not turned in by maid. You can hear everything, conversations. Hot tub was too gross to use.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us did not exceed your expectations. Our staff works very hard to make sure rooms and common areas are clean and safe. As far as someone trying to enter your room, that is not something we typically hear. We can assure you that this is a very safe area. Again we are sorry to hear that your stay did not exceed your expectations and thank you for your feedback.

"Great location but outdated"

JiUnit, Chicago, Illinois, United States 27/11/2016

Dillon is a hidden gem in Colorado with a beautiful lake and an 18 mile trail for running & biking. I was here for a night and enjoyed my stay here. However, this is an old property that needs to be updated. Pros 1) Great location: right by the lake, trail, and outdoor music venue. Many shops and stores are just a mile away. 2) Free breakfast 3) Balcony with a nice mountain view 4) Ski storage 5) Nice hot tub Cons 1) This property is outdated and needs to be updated. 2) No AC: since it was not hot in September when I visited, it didn't bother me much. I had a great time in beautiful Dillon and would like to come back here again. Overall it was an ok property with a great location.

"I love the Ptarmigan Lodge"

Matthew M, Denver, United States 24/11/2016

This hotel is very comfortable in a cool mountain town, Close to so many ski resorts, very friendly staff. The spa is very nice and they do a good job on the free breakfast. It also looks over a beautiful lake and some of the rooms even have patios.

"Nice View"

William P, Va Beach, United States 21/11/2016

Nice place to stay. Wake up to a view of the lake out side the property. An old famous restaurant next door. everything you need in one location. The location is good to travel to ski resorts and other towns in the area. The rooms were very comfortable. They had locker to hold you ski equipment near the entry doors. If you are in the area this should the a place to consider


User 21/11/2016

Everything was great, the views from the hotel were beautiful. And the staff was very nice. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable the breakfast was good and many items to choose from

"One night away from the city!"

Martha B, Denver, Colorado 06/11/2016

My husband and I decided at the last minute that we wanted to get out of town for a night. After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we called and found availability at the Ptarmigan Lodge. We were definitely not disappointed! The room was located on the second floor in Building 3 away from the construction. It was very clean, and comfortable. I especially appreciated the soft bathroom towels. The property is next to the reservoir, so it was nice to take a walk down by the water. Breakfast was quite good - eggs, sausage, pancake and waffle makers, juice, coffee, tea, danishes, fruit, cereal, etc. We will certainly keep the Ptarmigan Lodge on our list of mountain get-aways!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to having you on your next getaway from the city.

"Great Place to Stay in Summit County"

jdf48, St. Louis, Mo 17/10/2016

We have stayed here several times and will not consider staying elsewhere in this area. The location is outstanding, overlooking a beautiful alpine lake (Lake Dillon reservoir), across the road from biking and hiking trails, and very near (even next door) to several good local restaurants. The rooms are clean and the included breakfast has a good selection of hot and cold items and good coffee. Couldn't ask for more!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you will not consider staying elsewhere in the area and that you enjoy our location. We look forward to seeing you next time.

"Lakefront hotel with just enough to keep you busy for a night or two."

Roadhog07, USA 15/10/2016

This hotel offers a very centrally-located place from which to begin whatever adventure you have planned in the surrounding mountains. If you want a lakefront room, book early. We arrived after booking just the day before and missed out on a room closer to the water that wild have afforded us the spectacular sight of Lake Dillon. We did get a peek-a-boo view. Better than nothing! There are the places for food within walking distance. The Arapahoe Cafe, Pug something Brewery (sorry, can't remember), & an Italian place we didn't go to. For food, the brewery was simply amazing. We had the stuffed mushrooms and hot wings. Excellent! I also appreciated that, although it was a bit over an hour from opening the dining area, the bartender and waitress sat us down and assured us it was okay. After having just been turned down by the Arapahoe for entering 15 minutes early, that was a welcome change. (What, the registers don't work until exactly 4:00?) Speaking of the Arapahoe Cafe, great downstairs bar with a pool table and televisions. Witnessed an embankment beatdown as Denver lost to the Chargers.

"Our "Time Shsre""

J Reid T, Centennial, Colorado 14/10/2016

Unparalleled views of Lake Dillon and the Tennessee Miles Range. We freQuentin this facility for a number of reasons Consistently, they have friendly staff, good breakfasts, and clean facilities. We stay in the pet friendly rooms. Occasionally we rent a room with full kitchen facilities. It is a great place for pets. It is across the street from the Dillon Amphitheater, where concerts are available in the summer. Next door is the Arapahoe Cafe that serves specials in the basement pub. (Great ribs!)

"Great stay as always!"

User 11/10/2016

We stay here for a couple of days every six months. The service is always wonderful. We love the scenery and hot tub. We recommend going during the off-season as it is less expensive and less crowded.

"Great place for budget minded"

cpapat, Albuquerque, New Mexico 10/10/2016

We stayed here 3 nights while we were on vacation. Hotel was very clean and the front desk was friendly. We had a really nice view of the reservoir and we loved the hot tub. They had nice patio furniture to sit out front and look over the boats sailing. There are several really nice restaurants a few steps from the hotel. Breakfast was really nice and there was lots of hot and cold items to choose from. There was coffee and tea available in the lobby all day. There was no a/c, but they had a fan we put in front of the window and it was very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again and we would highly recommend!

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you another time.

"Great views!"

User 09/10/2016

I recently stayed here Monday thru Friday with my Mom and her dog. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were clean (even the pet friendly room), and the views are fantastic! The breakfast was nice, including scrambled eggs, sausage links, waffles, pancakes, toast, cereal, fruit...great selection. Nice sized hot tub. We will definitely stay here again. There were so many great hiking trails nearby! The only con was the construction right across bldg 2, but not the hotels fault.

"A favorite place to stay"

Beverly B, Lacygne, Ks 06/10/2016

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel several times and will gladly come back again. We like it because it is very quiet and private, it is always clean, the breakfast is good, and the location is great.

"great room and breakfast"

LisaMNUSA, Minnesota 03/10/2016

Great room at a great rate! It was spacious, clean, quiet, and decorated nicely. Great location too, right next to the beautiful Dillon lake. Free parking and breakfast- you can see the lake through the windows in the breakfast room and make pancakes or waffles yourself. They provide both hot foods like sausage and scrambled eggs and cold foods like eggs, yogurt, milk and pastry etc, Highly recommended!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

"Hiking in the Rockies"

User 03/10/2016

Anytime I travel I use trip advisor to assist. I read reviews is people who complain or praise but it is about expectations. Don't leave one star for a great budget hotel when you should not expect the Ritz. This place was clean, great location and for the price was 5 stars. Do yourself a favor if you can stay here or a fancy hotel in Denver get her and enjoy the views and the near by trails. Great stay

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, the views and surroundings around our property are truly spectacular. We look forward to seeing you again.

"The BEST!"

Boystowtraveler, Chciago 02/10/2016

What a rare find! This must be the best Best Western I have ever experienced. Price was very reasonable and the room was fantastic. What a view and I didn't have to pay extra! Nice people at check-in which were so very helpful. Breakfast was wonderful with many options and hot items! Area for it for rather small, but most people eat and leave quickly. Dillon may not seem like a lot beyond the reservoir and the outlet stores, but this quiet gem is just the best!

"Love this place!"

janproett, Golden, Colorado 30/09/2016

Ptarmigan is right on the water - and so reasonable. Clean rooms, quiet, close to an adorable place for breakfast, the outdoor concert venue, and the trail around the lake! It is a special gem, off the beaten path.

"Our go-to motel in Dillon, Colorado"

Dianne S, Colorado Springs, Colorado 29/09/2016

Fell in love with this motel. It's location is on Lake Dillon with full lake views. You can walk out, cross the street and be on the bike trail around the lake which connects to Breckenridge, Copper, and Vail. The room is comfortable with pegs for skis. The frig is larger than most with a separate freezer section. Restaurants are within walking distance. The staff is lovely. The breakfast options include scrambled eggs and sausage daily, pancakes or waffles with 3 extra optional toppings, plus the usual assortment of boiled eggs, cereal, breads, muffins, fruit, and peanut butter. Internet was the fastest we have experienced in a motel, took no time loading videos. Oh and they were very accommodating to our pets. Our only disappointment was not having a microwave in the room, although the breakfast microwave is always available.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Nothing makes us happier than having our guests fall in love with our hotel. We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Hotel on Lake Dillon"

Robert N, Wendover, Utah, United States 29/09/2016

We stayed at Ptarmigan Lodge 2 nights this time and once 3 years ago. It is a very nice hotel located just across the road from Lake Dillon. It is about 100 miles from the Denver making it a good place for a first night stay if you are traveling west from Denver. There is also a good restaurant located in the hotel parking lot.

"Good hotel in great surroundings"

Serena W, London, United Kingdom 28/09/2016

Stopped for one night before reaching Denver. Arrived in the afternoon but feeling under the weather so literally only used as a place to sleep but what I saw of the surrounding area was very nice with a large reservoir and lake views. There are also plenty of stores and eateries nearby. We got a ground floor room in block 4 at the back. The room itself was spacious with a large sharp flat screen TV and comfortable double beds. It was quite cool so lack of air con was not a problem for us. There was a ceiling fan. The complimentary breakfast had a good selection of items including hot items (so-so sausages and scrambled egg), cereals, bread/bagel, sweet pastries, yoghurt, fruit, juices and hot drinks. A nice addition: waffle makers to make your own fresh waffles. My one criticism was the shower which had difficult to use controls and a terrible spray. I was looking forward to a nice hot shower but the water came out like a full-on tap - worst shower head I've ever used! Overall, I would recommend this as a comfortable stopover in a convenient location.

"Convenient Location with great views"

User 28/09/2016

Location is convenient to the amphitheater, dock, Tiki Bar and restaurants. Great view of Lake Dillon. The room itself was large and clean. We had a woodpecker on the back wall of our bathroom that enjoyed waking us up in the morning. The bar/restaurant behind the lodge has guests that leave at all hours that feel the need to let their Harley Motorcycle idle for 20 minutes at 11:30 p.m. and upon calling the front desk we were told there was nothing they could do. The breakfast is better than most. We were just expecting coffee and Danish but they offered eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola, cereals, muffins and fruit. The rooms have a small refrigerator to keep items in as well as a coffee pot.

"Would not stay again"

clairv, san diego 27/09/2016

Too many things in room didn't work, bathtub plug didn't close, water kept changing temp on its own, no way to get into room once balcony door closed (on its own), hard to get to dining room from building 4 where we were put even though we had long ago requested a lake view. Just too many frustrations and there are other places in town to stay in.

"Real nice place for a short or long stay"

Joe L, MD 26/09/2016

Best Western in Dillon, CO offers clean, spacious rooms with nice grounds for walking and a good selection of restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast was good and the scenery gorgeous. All rooms in Dillon are a tad pricey since its a resort area but this hotel is worth it.

"Stunning location"

15nickyw, Norwich, United Kingdom 26/09/2016

Lovely motel. Good sized room, very clean. Ok breakfast included. Lots of walking /cycling outside the door. I would stay here again. We were in a ground floor room at the back but you could ask for a room with lake/mountain views.

"Comfortable room"

TucsonCouple, Tucson 25/09/2016

Good location near the Dillon Marina and some rooms have a lake view. We had a nice ground floor room in one of the rear buildings. Good parking and a short haul to our room. Room was very comfortable with good beds. Would stay here again.

"great location but not the view shown"

johndkohler1, Encinitas, California 24/09/2016

For views of the lake and mountains, it was great and an easy walk to the lake and nearby park. But,it was not the room view shown to lure people in as almost all rooms have views only of the grounds. Very good breakfast with a very inadequate sitting area unless it is warm and you can sit outside.Nice grounds. Good wi-fi. There is biking hiking path that goes forever but especially great to get to the nearby park Good price. The balcony door locks you out, no key to get in, found this out right away. Luckily, my wife was still in the room! Water temp controls in bath and sink hard to control, bathtub plug didn't work. Warning not to answer phone inquiries led us to think it was a high crime area. Strange that a full length mirror was opposite the toilet but no where else to put one! No microwave, none promised! Thermostat didn't control the heat and we needed to open the door to cool a bit. I'd stay again with a more realistic expectation of a lake view!

"Would stay again"

Lisa M, United States 22/09/2016

Other than having thinner walls as it is a charming older style hotel and no air conditioning other than windows (unless I missed something?), was a great place to stay. Great breakfast and staff. Clean. Beautiful location.

"Not what I booked, unhelpful staff, will not be back!"

billybben1, Huntsville, Texas 21/09/2016

I booked a lake or mountain view room 2 months in advance. When we arrived, I was told the best they had available was a "courtyard". I made the short walk to several lake view rooms, with curtains open, and no guests checked in. When I asked the front desk clerk about those rooms, she said someone was already going to be checking in and they were not available. As a Best Western rewards member I expected better service than I received. To make things worse, we checked into our dated and run down "outbuilding" that had a horrible smell. We left this dump and checked in to a much nicer hotel down the street. Needless to say, we will never book this hotel again.

"Ptarmigan Lodge"

Patricia V, Crescent City, United States 21/09/2016

We always stay here for our mountain getaway. This time, we had our dog with us so the room wasn't as nice as those in the other buildings. There is no AC so it was a little warm and we had noisy neighbors on the first night. I'm not sure if alcohol was causing their bad behavior or they just left home without their manners. As far a the location, it doesn't get any better!

"Adorable Lodge/Hotel on the Lake"

User 19/09/2016

My husband and I stayed here for a romantic getaway to the mountains. We had a fantastic time! The staff is very friendly, the facilities are well-maintained and spotless, and the lake is right there!! The small balconies are perfect and the courtyard is beautiful. We enjoyed walking by the water and even walked into town for dinner (15-minute walk). I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay! We really enjoyed the changing aspens during this season as well.

"Good enough"

suelipton, Sylva, North Carolina 17/09/2016

The facility is not brand new but seems well maintained. Our room was quiet and apparently clean, though the bathroom smelled of mildew. The complimentary breakfast was extremely crowded, which made things a bit unpleasant.

"Perfect Lodge over looking the Lake Dillon"

David B, Lake Forest, California, United States 12/09/2016

We where driving outside of Denver looking for a Best Western Hotel to stay at. My wife was looking in the AAA tour book & see this one,we where about 20 miles from there. It was so beautiful over looking the lake. we enjoyed our overnight stay. Will return again in the future.

"Very Nice Best Western"

gkops, Austin Tx 07/09/2016

This Best Western is definitely exceptional as the previous review stated with very reasonable prices. The rooms are quite comfortable, and the grounds are beautiful. It is located on the lake and walking distance from several restaurants. We've stayed here several times, and always had a great time.

"Clean, good location."

dawnjohn75, Minneapolis, Minnesota 07/09/2016

We stayed in this hotel while in town for a wedding. The location is perfect - short walk to lake and outdoor concert area, restaurant and brewery. The rooms were clean, beds comfy and it was quiet. We didn't try the breakfast offered, but others said it was quite nice and extensive.

"Exceptional BW"

Sharon R, Colorado Springs, United States 05/09/2016

Owners take exceptional pride in the cleanliness of their hotel, inside and outside. They have potted flowers everywhere in the summer and spring and have kept them pretty ALL the time. Other hotels, I have found, do not pay this much attention to the landscape, which is important to my husband and me!

"room with a view"

Anya A, Wickenburg, United States 02/09/2016

Excellent service, comfortable and clean. Great location on the shores of Lake Dillon, Co. A must stay. Ask for a room with a lake view . it gives something extra to your stay. the view will take your breath away. Very nice breakfast as well and our experience was nothing but positive.

"Fantastic stay and value!"

255kimberleym, Henderson, Nevada 01/09/2016

Our one regret is that we only had one night to stay at this lovely hotel. Staff was friendly and professional, the rooms were comfortable and clean, and the location is outstanding, right on the lake! We enjoyed walking along the shore and sitting on park benches while taking in the beauty of the lake and Rocky Mountains. The complimentary breakfast was adequate and the coffee was good. Wish we had more time here!

"Best Value in Best Western"

Ron & Joyce T, Camdenton, United States 31/08/2016

We think this is the best value in the Best Western chain. It's a little older, but the combination of the locale, grounds, cleanliness, friendly and conscientious staff more than overcomes the age factor. We always ask to stay in the old section with a view of the lake.

"Short stay"

Aurelian M, Windsor, Canada 28/08/2016

Very clean hotel. Only there for overnight but had a very nice view. When we got to the room, the air conditioner was on and it was cool in the room. It was very hot and humid outside, so it was nice and cool for sleeping.

"Ptarmigan in Dillon"

Florentina R, Denver, United States 28/08/2016

Excellent service, beautiful views, wi-fi worked, and stay was comfortable. The Ptarmigan Hotel is within walking distance of the Dillon Reservoir & Marina. It is also just a short drive from Frisco and Silverthorne where there are many restaurants & shopping.


C M, Guthrie, Oklahoma 26/08/2016

The hotel is just a few steps from Dillon Reservoir, the Dillon Amphitheater, Marina, and a beautiful paved trail all of the way around the lake. The property is lovely and well maintained with pine trees, lush grass, and hanging baskets of bright, Colorado flowers. The room was well thought out and perfectly clean. We had a mini-balcony with doors and windows that opened to let in the sweet, clean, mountain air. Two minutes from the Silverthorne outlet malls, and many restaurants and other attractions. We would definitely return on future trips to the mountains!

"Beautiful Setting"

Carol C, Northern California, United States 23/08/2016

Looks are deceiving. This rather plain, older motel had very quiet and comfortable rooms and is situated in a beautiful location by lake with walking paths.The breakfast was well done (although the room where served was cramped an a little uncomfortable). We will definitely stay here next time.

"Pleasantly Surprised"

grldspence, Port Hueneme, California 22/08/2016

My first trip to Dillon Co and we couldn't of picked a better place to spend 6 nights. Perfect location directly across from Lake Dillon. Lots of things to do in the area. The room was in bldg 2 and was very clean and comfortable.

"ptarmign in dillon, co"

beverlyavis, Arvada, Colorado 21/08/2016

we enjoyed the lodge. staff pleasant. food tasty, across street from ampitheater that was very convenient. room very nice and comfy and roomy. very quiet area. close to restaurants marina a few feet away.

"Great get away"

Daniel M, Arvada, United States 20/08/2016

Beautiful location and a great place to get away from all the tourists. Great location for a base camp with all the stuff to do in the area. The rooms are nice, the staff is excellent but the breakfast selections can get a little old on a long stay (but I don't come here for the breakfast). The only reason I would state as to why to not come here is so I would have less of a problem getting a reservation when every I want to come back.,

"Beautiful location and lodging with some character"

FilmTrav, Sykesville, Maryland 20/08/2016

I was traveling primarily for business with some vacation days, had been on the road a while, and was so happy to land at this hotel. The grounds are nicely landscaped and maintained, the room was large and comfortable, the area is quiet with fantastic scenery. I liked that the lodge doesn't look or feel like a corporate chain. I would stay there again for skiing or summer vacation travel.

"Great location, peaceful, lots of room, great value!"

Christine R, Houston, United States 18/08/2016

The staff granted our requested room with a perfect view of the lake. Short walk across the street to a little lake "beach", paved bike trail, walking trail. Several picnic tables to eat outside in the great summer weather. Walking distance to several eateries. Arrival and checkin and checkout was a breeze and totally enjoyed our stay. The room was perfect size and amenities for the traveling family.

"Near Dillon lake"

Hdsteve2013, Miami, Florida 16/08/2016

The accommodations cover four different buildings with only one building having a view of the lake. OK rooms with breakfast in the morning . Could use a little updating but in a great location near some restaurants .Reasonable rates and helpful staff.

"Beautiful Place to Stay"

Toni S, Beloit, Kansas 14/08/2016

The views are Beautiful. Hotel is right on Lake Dillon. So we enjoyed a picnic and a wonderful walk along the lake. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. No air conditioner, but with the windows open and the balcony door open it wasnt bad. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast in the morning. WOuld definitely stay her again.

"3 nights on the lake"

User 14/08/2016

Closest chain property to the lake. Ceiling fan in room, able to sleep with windows open, clean, nice new thick towels, plenty of water pressure in shower, good breakfast, easy walk to and around lake.

"Great place!"

KU71, Wharton, Texas 10/08/2016

Can't think of any negatives. Nice sized room. Quiet, comfortable bed. Great wifi. Breakfast better than most places. Lovely view from the rooms private balcony. Nicely decorated. Great scenic area to walk in. Nice grounds. Many restaurant choices in area as well as shopping.

"A very good reasonable place to stay in the mountains"

MarcusC007, Denver, Colorado 10/08/2016

So if you are looking for a reasonable place to stay in the mountains, Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge may be the place for you. The price is right (depending on which rooms you choose), and the location is right in Dillon, Colorado-- with several towns not far away. My favorite place to vacation is in Dillon, and my lady friend loves the Ptarmigan lodge as they always have what she needs, and reserves ahead of time. They have small rooms, medium rooms, and even a larger one as well, and I can guarantee that whichever one you choose, you will be comfortable there. The rooms are clean, the janitorial service is very good, and you should enjoy your stay there. One thing-- you may want to bring your own pillows, as their pillows are quite small. But that is a personal preference sort of thing! The breakfast area is okay, but that's the best I can give it-- if you really want an outstanding breakfast, go to the Arapahoe Café and Pub which is RIGHT next to the Best Western. You will enjoy breakfast there! So you can't beat the price and the service, and you will really enjoy the view of the mountains all around you, as well as Lake Dillon, which is practically in your backyard!! Come check it out!!

"Great Mountain Lodge"

Jim M, Tremont, Illinois 10/08/2016

We were traveling as a group of seven and reserved three rooms. Arrived later in the evening and were quickly checked in. The Lodge is right on Lake Dillion and there was a live band playing. They were actually quite good by the way. The music stopped by around 9:30. Our rooms were nice and clean. They do not have air conditioned rooms, but with the ceiling fan going and the windows open, the fresh mountain air made it one of the best night's sleep on our trip. We checked out the breakfast in the morning, complete with waffles, sausage, and the usual things found in hotels. All very good. Are is a bit cramped for space, but overall not bad. They served real orange juice from pitchers, not from a watered-down machine. All of our beds were queens, two per room. Bathrooms were fine as well. We would very likely stay at this hotel again and highly recommend it, provided the weather is such that you can enjoy the cool mountain air.

"What a view in Dillon"

Dizzy2013, Flushing, New York 08/08/2016

Stay here for the view......or if you are looking to do anything on the water the marina is across the street! Wonderful spot if you are going to Keystone events but don't want to pay their prices! The view is much better too ~ you see lake and mountains! Rooms are small and walls are VERY thin, but other than that, it was a good location on the way to and from anywhere in the area.

"Loved it!!!!"

2013sylvia, Sarasota, Florida 06/08/2016

What a great surprise! Loved it! great location, walking/bike paths just across the street. Great views of Dillon Lake. All amenities around the corner. PETCO, KingMarket, Gas, liquor stores, and dozens of restaurant. Dog friendly...Free concerts Friday and Saturday a block away. Minutes from Breckenridge, Frisco, Vail.. Friendly staff, great breakfast. Beautiful tables outside for staring into the lake or painting. Dillon marina a block away, Tiki bar, boat rides, paddle boarding.

"Awesome Mountain Lodging"

Carrie S, Shawnee, United States 05/08/2016

We love this hotel & location! Amazing views of Dillon Lake & the mountains! Such a great value for what you get. It's steps away from the lake and long trails. Breckenridge is only a 15-20 minute drive. Dillon & Silverthorne offer great restaurant options, shopping and site seeing. It's the perfect place to take a family! We love going there every couple of years.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great accommodations"

User 04/08/2016

Grabbed a room at the last minute while in Silverthorne and it turned out to be a great stay, right next Lake Dillon, nice room, great breakfast service and can't beat the location. We snapped a lot of pics as we walked around the lake, the amphitheater and the park, then biked the path around the whole lake. Great stay!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with and had time to enjoy the beautiful area. We look forward to seeing you next time.

"by the lake"

Irena S, CHICAGO, United States 02/08/2016

very good hotel placed on the lake shore ( Lake Dillon); nice view, usual free continental breakfast. Clean room, wi-fi. Good choice if you want to spend some time enjoying the beautiful view of the lake.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Our second marvellous stay"

RoNiMu, Buelach, Switzerland 31/07/2016

A year ago we stayed for the first time in the BW Ptarmigan Lodge and as then our stay was just fabulous: the warm welcome at check in, the huge king room with private balcony on the quiet side of the lodge, the breakfast buffet in the morning, the restaurant nearby for an excellent dinner and the location directly at lake Dillon. Even there is no AC in the room, with the temperatures in Dillon (it is over 2000m) you really don't need it, you can enjoy the nice breeze from Lake Dillon. We wish we could stay longer but we will definitely come again!!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next time, maybe for a longer stay.


jbmmasters, Brazil, Indiana 30/07/2016

Rustic and located in a perfect "Primo" place, but very old and outdated. No air conditioner or microwave; otherwise good value for the cost. If you are okay without these 2 amenities, grab this deal!

"Beautiful setting in Dillion"

MandJ-Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 30/07/2016

This is a nice hotel in Dillon with a lake front setting. This is an older property with a rustic decor. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good. The room did not have air conditioning but with the windows open it was cool. We'd stay here again.

"Great place to stay!"

Catherine C, ST FRANCIS, United States 27/07/2016

This hotel has a great view and very friendly staff. Beds are super comfy and within walking distance to restaurants and the lake. Breakfast was always delicious and the food never seemd to run out. Great variety of food as well.

"beautiful Dillon Lake views"

edward S, Waldo, Florida 25/07/2016

lakeside delight with really comfortable bed, great location, and delicious free breakfast and super friendly staff. Don't get the room next to the ice maker! The Arapahoe Café in their parking lot was really convenient and good. Also right across the street from the amphitheater


JSNK, Cleveland 22/07/2016

The hotel in in an excellent location. It's a close drive to Breck, Frisco, etc.. It's a few minute walk to Lake Dillon from the parking lot. Pug Ryans and other food establishments/bars are a short walk away. The hotel also offers a good, free complimentary breakfast. The rooms were nice, quiet & clean.

"Where's The View???"

Rick K, St. Petersburg Florida 19/07/2016

Guess nothing can be done now, but how disappointing to be in such a lovely setting, across the street from a magnificent mountain lake and the surrounding scenery only to be in a Inn with no views, outdated small rooms and virtually no ambience. Really a shame. It did explain the relatively low rate.

"Summer stay"

William W, Roanoke, Virginia 18/07/2016

We had a great experience for a July stay. The staff was very friendly, the room well presented, including a small balcony. The scenery is superb, with Lake Dillon across the street. The ampitheater nearby hosted daily events, including a wonderful outdoor church service.

"Clean, quiet and very convenient to bike trails"

JHami25, Lincolnshire, Illinois 18/07/2016

My husband and I stayed here for just one night during our short trip to bike ride to Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. Hotel is not fancy, but, it is clean and very convenient to bike trails and Lake Dillon. Our room was comfortable and quiet.

"Gem in the Wilderness"

Karin B, Estes Park, Colorado 18/07/2016

Rustic, but well maintained rooms at a good price. Views and within walking distance of Lake Dillon and mountain backdrop, walking trails and amphitheater. Close entry to Dillon Marina and a park for children. Wonderful breakfast including: scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, muffins, danishes, bagels, yogurt, fruit cups and fresh fruit. Entrance in buildings looked odd due to storage lockers for skiers at first glance. Overall a hidden treasure - we will be back!

"Friendly, convenient and clean"

William H, Henderson 17/07/2016

The personnel are always helpful and very friendly. We always stay here as a stop over on our way to visit family. We enjoy the view of the lake and request a particular room for our needs and always get it. They have an area for us to walk our dog. We have never had a problem here. We used to stay at another chain in Dillon and believe me, the Ptarmigan Lodge wins in caring about their guests. The breakfast is usual but does include hot and cold items.

"Great location"

one49er, arizona 16/07/2016

My wife, sister and brother in-law stayed five days at Ptarmigan Lodge and enjoyed every day. Rooms were nice, clean, comfortable beds, and the price was reasonable. Breakfast was excellent. Scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, yogurt, sweet rolls, toast, and fruit. Very good selection and plenty of it. always had food ready. We would stay here again next time we are in Dillon. The lake is close and there are paths to walk or ride bikes. You can ride around the lake. Beautiful lake.

"Wonderful Lake Dillion Experience"

Wendy G, Boulder, United States 11/07/2016

Excellent location and staff. Very caring and they went out of their way to be helpful. Location is beautiful overlooking lake dillion. Nice outdoor seating areas overlooking lake. Dog friendly is a real plus!

"Stunning Location"

fivecarls, Highland, Illinois 08/07/2016

We attended a concert at the Dillon amphitheater, not realizing that the Ptarmigan Lodge was right next to it (awesome). Rooms were clean, service was outstanding, and the view of the lake against the mountains is unparalleled. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

"Great Stay"

James L, Rock Island, United States 07/07/2016

The hotel had a beautiful setting. The staff was great and the room was wonderful. It is a great place to stay and take a nice walk around the lake. I also did not find the hotel too pricey either. It was very convenient to a great restaurant as well.

"Beautiful View"

Jean R, Arvada, United States 03/07/2016

The Ptarmigan Lodge Best Western Hotel in Dillon, Colorado. It is located directly on Lake Dillon. It is a beautiful setting. All the flowers around the grounds add so much to the experience of the lake and the mountains. There are several areas of picnic tables overlooking the lake for families and groups to gather there on the hotel grounds. The room I stayed in had a small kitchenette with fridge, stove with oven, microwave, fully stocked with dishes and kitchen linens. The bed and the pillows were very comfortable. Everything was immaculate in the room. Very nice bathroom, tub with shower and plenty of bath towels and toiletries. I would highly recommend this hotel. I have stayed there several times, summer and winter, and will go again. Keystone ski resort is just down the road maybe 6 miles. Why would anyone go there to stay paying those high prices when you can stay at a reasonably priced hotel a short distance away. They are also pet friendly. I have stayed there with my chihuahua and no issues with her. She loved it too.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you and your chihuahua enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

"A stop of on the way"

cayuga6, Vero Beach, Florida 02/07/2016

We needed a place to stay outside of Denver and before we got to Vail. This was the perfect place. Wonderful views, good location. Near a small town. Good rooms at a fair price with breakfast and the Internet included.

"Great value and location"

User 30/06/2016

Clean, basic room. Windows open for fresh mountain air, ceiling fan, refrigerator. In room safe. Easy access to amphitheater for summer concerts, bike path to Frisco. Super breakfast. The only down would be that they had a cute patio but we couldn't access it because the door to it was permanantly shut. Great value and location.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

"Great location! Beware no A/C!"

Brenton A, Lindsborg, Kansas 30/06/2016

This hotel is located in a great area. The hotel is right near Lake Dillon and there is even an outdoor amphitheatre that had a concert going on the Friday night we stayed there. The rooms are a bit outdated and simple, but very comfortable. The room did not have A/C, but did have a ceiling fan. It was a little warm early in the evening, but we just opened the balcony door that night to let the cool mountain air into the room with the draw from the ceiling fan. Not a bad experience at all.

"June 2016 trip to Kanab"

mslabradorite, Zion, Illinois 27/06/2016

Great place to stay run by great ladies. I especially love rooms 201 & 202 with their view of lake & mountains you can see from you comfy bed! It is pet friendly and has great trails and lake for family & dogs to enjoy.

"No AC. Beautiful area."

johnsonfamily00, Spiro, Oklahoma 26/06/2016

We checked in for 2 nights the last of June. 90 degree day. When we got into the room there was no AC. It was so hot. So we checked right out. The service was great. The lady at the front desk was very nice and polite about the situation. We hated to leave because the view was so great. My kids were very upset. I would stay here if it had been any season but summer. The outside and inside halls are very dated but the room is up to date and cute. Again as long as you are fine with no AC then it's a cute hotel on the lake. Plus the prices are great for the location.

"Beautiful! "

Mandyjay1976, Ludlow, Kentucky 26/06/2016

Most affordable, yet also very clean. Got treated to a free concert right out our window. Nice variety at the breakfast bar. Friendly staff. Close to all the cool places in Dillon. We'll definitely stay again when we're in the area.

"Beautiful, Peaceful Setting"

User 18/06/2016

We stayed 5 days here in June. This place is in a perfect location to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Colorado Rockies. Stepping out our door in the morning, we were greeted with a stunning vista of Dillon Lake with the Mountains behind. The buildings are not new, but very well maintained, and updated. We had a King Suite, which featured a separate bedroom, living room, dining area with stove, fridge, and cupboards with complete set of dinnerware. The breakfast is very good. Hot scrambled eggs, sausage, wafflemakers, cereal, bagels, yogurt, milk, juices and coffee. The breakfast nook can get crowded, but we always found a table.

06098, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the stunning views surrounding our property. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Enjoyed our stay"

VTLongTimeTraveler, VT 18/06/2016

We liked the ambiance of Dillon and its access to great bicycling. This property isn't new, but it's very pleasant, and the room had the plus of a very nice balcony. The breakfast was a squeak better than average but the breakfast room isn't quite large enough to accommodate the number of people at the hotel. Staff excellent. Great value for a summer stay.

06098, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Resort experience"

Ron & Joyce T, Camdenton, United States 17/06/2016

Located on a lake shore. Impeccable service. Great dining nearby. We've met people from all around the US and from other countries who agree with our assessment of this facility and staff. This is a resort experience at a motel price! The best value in the Best Western chain.

"Lovely weekend!"

1RoseP, Durango, Colorado 16/06/2016

Great location right on the lake, near walking/bike path, Marina and restaurants. There are three buildings and although you may not see the lake from your room, there are tables, chairs and umbrellas with fantastic views. Breakfast was good and constantly stocked.

"Old Charm with Mountain Lake Views"

User 16/06/2016

This hotel is dated but well maintained. Walls are thin...but it's great and we stay her at least 2 nights every year. Location is perfect... looks over Dillon Lake and flowers are amazing in July. Owner is always working around the property. The mountain breezes are great when you open the balcony doors and windows. Can walk to 2 good pubs and breakfast places. You can hike, bike, boat, walk around the lake path. Also, there is a great playground nearby. Love it here!!!!

"Stayed here multiple times"

CindyDee, Kansas 16/06/2016

We love staying here. Staff is friendly. Have only had trouble with a room once and they worked on fixing the problem. Great price for the area. Great rooms. Great breakfast - lots of choices, including hot items. Love the surroundings - right by Dillon Lake.

"100% Great Place & Location"

Ronald A, Brooklyn, Iowa 15/06/2016

Consider looking out from your motel room balcony and seeing before you: Lake Dillon with sail boats & stand-up surf boards and foothills all green with trees & mountain meadows and very white snow-topped mountain peaks! Plus the motel is next to bike trails & walking paths & Lake Dillon Marina & places to eat and drink. Tip: Check out the Lake Dillon Theatre and their summer production schedule AND check out Georgetown & the Georgetown Railroad Loop trip AND gold mine tours.

"Returned after 16 years"

Chris J, Platte City, Missouri 13/06/2016

My wife and I spent 3 wonderful nights at the Ptarmigan Lodge 16 years ago and when the opportunity came to stay again we were greeted at the front desk by a very nice guy that set us up for our stay this time around. The grounds are well kept and the view of Dillon Reservoir are spectacular! Our room was not facing the water but that did not detract from our enjoying our stay. The beds are somewhat firm for us since we are used to a sleep # at home but the ceiling fan was a nice feature. The breakfast was really nice! I hope it will not be another 16 years before we get to enjoy Dillon hospitality again!

"Great weekend getaway"

User 07/06/2016

Friendly, professional and attentive staff. Beautiful location across the street from Lake Dillon. Pet friendly. We have been visiting here for years and always enjoy our visit. We visit in the summer months and at Thanksgiving.

"Beautiful View"

Richard S, Harrison, Michigan 07/06/2016

We didn't know what to expect when I made the reservation, but it turned out to be the best choice I made. The hotel was a little rustic, but very confortible. It was the view that was fantastic. We over looked the lake with the snow capped mountains in the back ground. What a picture it made. We ate a home town restuarant next store to the hotel with excellent food. Over all great experience.

"Beyond lovely"

User 04/06/2016

We were exhausted from a two fold trip that included a daughter's wedding in Boulder and a hiking trip to Moab. Ptarmigan Lodge, right on Lake Dillon, was an oasis for our tired minds and bodies. The bed was heavenly, the shower in the morning was strong and steady to wake us up, and hot breakfast on the patio overlooking the lake with snow capped mountains in the backdrop were the finishing touches we needed to continue the last 600 miles of our journey home. Highly recommended.

"A Wonderful Rest on the Way to Vail Pass"

User 04/06/2016

I stopped here halfway through my move from (relatively) flat Western Nebraska to Grand Junction, CO. My car had limped up the Rockies at 40 mph, and by the time I arrived I was exhausted and frazzled. The hotel was just across from the marina park, which was absolutely beautiful. As a bonus, the front desk staff who checked me in gave me tips for driving in the mountains, and put my mind at ease by assuring me that I only had one more pass to get through before the downhill remainder of my trip.

"Big bang for the buck"

Debbie A, Westminster, United States 04/06/2016

Views, friendly staff, very clean and updated rooms, makes you feel like your second home. Close to biking trails, boating. concerts, fishing and other areas such as Breckenridge, Frisco, Silver Thorn, and great restaurants like Eric's down under, The Blue River Bistro and The Cantina and many More. The Owner are there to help you for what ever you may need. Give it a try and you will always want to go back.

"Room By The Lake"

Patrice/steve R, Price, United States 25/05/2016

This motel rests in the mountains in Dillon, Colorado next to a beautiful serene lake. Quiet location. Screened windows to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Restaurant with great food well priced next door. Nice breakfast with a beautiful view from the eating area.

"Unexpected pleasure"

User 24/05/2016

If you have the chance to book your stay at the Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillon, CO, do not hesitate! The location cannot be beat with views beyond stunning. It was especially nice because I was there off season and it was very quiet and restful. The staff were very kind and professional and the rooms were very clean. It is not super fancy but very nicely appointed and the property is kept very well. And they allow pets for a very low fee. I highly recommend staying at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge. It is also a great location during ski season because Keystone and A-Basin are a short drive away and Breckenridge is just the next exit on 70.

"Best views!"

85254, Scottsdale, Arizona 21/05/2016

We arrived after a long day of driving, expecting a quick, ho hum overnight stay off the freeway. Boy were we wrong. The views from our room were spectacular! After walking our dogs along the shore of the reservoir, we decompressed with some wine on the patio outside the main building, and then had an excellent dinner at the Arapahoe Cafe next door (not affiliated with the hotel). The room was spacious, with a little kitchenette and an updated bathroom. Lots of grass to run the dogs. A great value for the money!

"An Excellent Place to Stay"

Dusty642013, Salmon, Idaho 17/05/2016

We have stayed here before (3 or 4 times), and it has always been clean, very comfortable and pleasant. The surrounding area is beautiful with Lake Dillon close enough to see and take a walk by. The staff is professional and helpful, and the hot breakfast was very good and satisfying. We especially liked the room we had with a King bed which was very comfortable. The room smelled clean and very fresh.

"Pet friendly"

IowaSueIowa, Chandler, Arizona 10/05/2016

We were travelling from Arizona to Iowa. We chose this hotel because of its pet-friendly policy. The setting was beautiful. There was a good restaurant next door. As an overnight stop on a long journey this was a good stop.

"Excellect place to stay"

Eric F, Arvada, United States 03/05/2016

Love this place! It is in a great location, very clean, comes with a kitchen, and has wonderful views of the lake and the mountains, oh yes and it's affordable, nice staff, and comes with a free breakfast.

"Amazing Views, Beautiful Property"

Wendell S, Longmont, United States 26/04/2016

Ptarmigan Lodge is perfectly situated for amazing views, convenient access to fun and flavorful dining, a few minutes away from world class skiing, and all the benefits of a perfect mountain getaway without having to deal with tourist traffic. The lodge is reminiscent of an old ski lodge of stripped pine logs. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are equally ideal for an extended stay or a stopover. I only stayed one night, wish it had been a week.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stayed. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Maybe for a week next time.

"Affordable stay in Breck"

David S, Temecula, California 18/04/2016

Room was clean and stay was decent. Beds were little hard but pillows and linens were comfortable and clean. Nice and affordable considering the area at the end of the ski season. The hot tub and sauna were nice and the breakfast was pretty good for a continental buffet.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that the beds were a little hard for you. Keep in mind we do have a few mattress pads available next time you are visiting. We are glad to hear that you found your stay decent and hope to see you again soon.

"Our go-to hotel for Summit County, Co."

JHD421, Taos, New Mexico 18/04/2016

This hotel is in the perfect location for winter and summer activities that we enjoy in Dillon, Co. We have stayed here for 10+ years and enjoy every stay. Love the pet-friendly rooms and the one we just stayed in had a full kitchen. The beds are superb and the property is well-kept in all seasons. Convenient to lake, restaurants, and the best mountain town thrift shop.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you have been staying with us for 10+ years and enjoy your stay each time. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

"Best Western in Dillon Colorado *****"

Diane S, Colorado, United States 18/04/2016

great management,great customer service, always fair prices, this best western is a very clean hotel, they have a friendly staff, its conviently located near ski areas, great restaurants within walking distance, nice ammenities large hot tub, sauna, shower facilities, and the free hot breakfast is very enjoyable and kept clean and replenished from start to finish. Highly recommend this hotel! The Managers Anna and John are the best!

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoy your stay with us and that we come highly recommended. We hope to see you again soon.

"Hands down the worst hotel stop on our trip, paper thin walls, hard beds"

Turbo_Todd, Des Moines 15/04/2016

This was absolutely a horrible nights stay for $100. We rented two rooms last minute on our way back home from a road trip to San Diego. So many things were just awful, the paper thin walls and doors were the worst part, we could hear people at night and in the morning, and my neighbors door opened and i thought someone had walked in. The thermostat is on a wall behind the TV, so you have to move the TV to turn the heat up, but it didn't seem to matter. Tiny toilets and shower, everything was clean, but the drain plug in the tub did not work. Also who has double beds anymore, which were just rock hard. We were hoping to get at least 6 hours sleep before restarting our road trip, I ended getting a broken 4 hours which was just awful. Bad stop, would not stay again for sure. Does have a pretty view, so that's about it.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good stay with us. We have many different rooms on our property that guests can select from. As you mentioned we have rooms with two double beds, but we also have many rooms with two queen beds or single king beds on the property. We are staffed 24 hours a day to accommodate any requests or needs of our guests. Again, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a good stay with us and hope we can better accommodate your needs next time.

"NIce Comfortable, Affordable, High-Value Place to Stay When Skiing"

ComfortSeeker595, DC 12/04/2016

I stayed at the Ptarmigan twice last week (the 1st week in April 2016) while skiing. As noted by others, Its location close to I-70 and Route 6 is convenient to many ski places including Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper, Loveland, and only about 30 minutes from Vail. It is also less than two hours from Denver Airport. I stayed in two different rooms in two different buildings (there are four separate buildings in total). Both were excellently maintained -- including the bathrooms -- and appeared to have been refreshed/renovated within the past few years. My first stay of 2 nights was in Building 4 in a room with a King bed which was clearly a newer building. The room was spacious and used a traditional rustic decor (lots of wood) that made it appear old but upon closer examination was clearly fairly recent. This room overlooked a nice courtyard between the buildings with Dillon Reservoir (Lake Dillon) in the distance. My second stay (1 night) was in Building 2 with two double beds. I specifically requested Building 2 because it is closest to the Hot Tub (see comment below) and Laundry room, and because it has a frontal view of Lake Dillon. The room was smaller and more basic, and was a little cramped with two double beds, but still nicely maintained. I was reasonably comfortable by myself, but two or more people would be on top of each other. The view to Lake Dillon from the room's picture window was mostly blocked by cars parking directly in front of their rooms at the same level, but walk outside just a few feet and the view was spectacular (see attached photo). At night both buildings/rooms was absolutely quiet -- always my number 1 priority. Contributing to that quiet was its convenient-yet-out-of-the-way location relative to the two large roads in the area -- I-70 and Route 6. For heating it uses circulating central hot-water -- the gold standard for quiet comfortable heating. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms clean, and the towels were large and soft in both the rooms and the Hot Tub / Spa area (not the small over-used scratchy towels at many places -- especially in the hot tub / spa area). The free breakfast was a full breakfast -- scrambled eggs and hard-boiled eggs, sausage patties, make-your-own waffles and pancakes, and a nice assortment of pastries, fruit, yogurt, juices, and cereal (plus coffee). During my week+ exploration of the area I stayed at three other locations. Only one of which offered anything for breakfast at all, and that was just a basic baked goods and cold cereal "Continental style". The convenience of having a real breakfast immediately available without any wait facilitated getting to the slopes earlier for better parking -- and added to the value of the room. Internet was free and fast with no noticeable delays when streaming music. They have a great indoor hot tub that can fit perhaps 12-14 people comfortably and also has a Sauna and shower. It was kept really hot and was terrifically relaxing after a hard day skiing. However, the one thing that wasn't great (as noted by others) was that the hot tub / sauna are in a separate part of building 2 that is an outdoor walk from all buildings -- with buildings 1 and 4 being the furthest. This walk was not pleasant when returning after a nice soak on a frigid evening and was a real deterrent. Next time I plan to bring a hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants (I've suggested to them that they offer a hooded terry robe as an optional convenience). However, don't let that deter you from staying. The tub itself is indoors (many are outdoors), and is more that offset by the value of a quiet comfortable room at a reasonable price with a free breakfast. I liked it so much that it was my go-to place for my last day before returning to Denver Airport to fly out the next day.

"Nice place to stay for skiing. Extremely well Managed"

Robert L, United States 09/04/2016

Extremely well Managed Best Western. Have stayed here 3 times so far this winter. Easy access to Keystone (6 mi), Breckenridge (11 mi), Vail (30 min), Copper and Arapahoe Basin (about 20 min). Next to the (top rated) Arapahoe Cafe and Pub, local skier hangout in downstairs pub (great specials) and sit-down dinning upstairs. In a relaxed part of Nice location in Dillon up 6 towards Keystone. Little traffic and overlooks lake. Walk to 2+ places to eat. Next to lake with plowed walking paths. Rooms & bathrooms are large, a bit older but very well maintained, with a table and chairs, most have decks with views of mountains and/or lake. Nice full hot breakfast with many choices, staff keeps food well stocked, can go down early for coffee and rolls, read paper, use internet computer/printer, until hot food is served. Great staff!

"Ski Trip 2016"

Bradley B, birmingham, United States 01/04/2016

Highly recommend this hotel. Somewhat rustic décor that fits the area well. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Located above Lake Dillon it has very good views in some of the rooms, not so much in others but still nice. Walking distance to good food places.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and would highly recommend us. We hope to see you again soon.

"Affordable clean hotel, 10 minutes to Keystone, 20 minutes to Breckenridge"

rastadog19421, Chester Spings, PA 27/03/2016

An affordable hotel in the small town of Dillon. Just off I-70, it is a short 10 minute drive to Keystone and 20 minutes to Breckenridge. Nice hot tub ans sauna for apres ski. Includes a continental breakfast buffet each morning. Clean and quiet rooms within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the free bus shuttles to ski resorts.

"Great place to stay"

COBnoble, Littleton, CO 25/03/2016

We have stayed at this Best Western many times when coming to the mountains to ski. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Internet is fast and beds are very comfortable. They also have a great oversized hot tub for your post ski relaxation. Several restaurants in walking distance and on the free bus route for Summit County resorts

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you have stayed with us many times before and enjoy your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

"Great Value/Clean For a Winter (Ski) Stay"

mikehinaustin, Austin, Texas 20/03/2016

Rustic winter setting, convenient to the Summit area resorts (Keystone, A-Basin, Breck, Copper, Vail). Spacious room (we had 3), neat and well-maintained. Extra blankets in dressers if needed, nice. Thermostat controls baseboard heat, no central air, but we had a remote-controlled ceiling fan, nice touch. Hot breakfast was excellent, though the seating area is small, plan well. There are 3 separate lodging structures, but all are close together and an easy walk to hot tub/office. Plus the hotel sits literally a stone's throw (1 min. walk) from the #1 rated Dillon restaurant, which we found a great plus. Ski lockers are exceptionally small, can only store 1-2 pcs. of equipment, but at least they offer them. Staff was friendly, helpful with a few minor requests. Hot tub was HOT, very fresh and clean, room for about 10 (which is used a lot in winter). Easy access on/off I-70 (about a mile off of it). All in all, can see why this is a top choice for a ski stay, relatively inexpensive and clean/well-run, which is for a 2-star pretty nice. Recommend it.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your detailed review of our property. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and would recommend our hotel. We hope to see you again very soon.

"Great Lodge"

Matthew M, Denver, United States 14/03/2016

Loved this hotel from Check in to check out. Great experience, Good location. Very friendly employees and the hot tub and sauna are very nice and relaxing. Rooms are nice, good wi-fi and laid back atmosphere.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience at our property. We look forward to seeing you soon.

"Would stay again"

Pittsburgh_traveler7, Pittsburgh, PA 13/03/2016

We stayed 4 weeknights this past week in bldg. 4. Motel is slightly dated, but well maintained. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were clean. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was very good. Hot tub was great, after skiing all day. Convenient to Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, and A-basin (and 35 min drive to Vail). Staff member recommended Arapahoe Steak House and Pub (next door), great food, but be there early (or you may have to wait). I was able to use the WIFI even during the evenings (can't say that about some hotels I've stayed at).

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Our go-to overnight for western dancing."

R S, Grand Junction, Colorado 11/03/2016

My wife and I dance at the Silverthorne Pavilion in Silverthorne on the second Friday of each month during the winter. Dance is open to anyone: two-step, three-step, western swing, cowboy cha-cha, line dances, etc. (free lessons from Tex Degarie at 6:00pm to 7:00pm) Dance from 7:00 to 11:00. $5 per person. Anyway, dancing aside, we often stay the night in Silverthorne instead of trying to make our way home (1 and half hours) late at night. Our go-to hotel is the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge. It is convenient, quiet, clean, and reasonably priced. Don't forget to ask for the AARP or AAA discount. I think because the hotel is housed in three separate, buildings, the noise level you often get at a hotel is greatly reduced. We always get a good night's sleep in warm, comfortable rooms with all the amenities you'd expect. The hotel sits a couple hundred yards (easy walking distance) away from Dillon Reservoir and provides easy access to restaurants, hiking paths, and other diversions. Check them out if you are heading to Silverthorne and need a nice place to stay. Oh, and come join us at the Silverthorne Pavilion for a little Electric Slide and Boot Scootin'.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you choose us as your accommodation when dancing at the Silverthorne Pavilion. We look forward to seeing you the next time.

"best western"

User 09/03/2016

it was definitely worth the money, convenient location, free breakfast, balcony, the beds were not as bad as i expected. I would stay here again if I go back to Denver. staff was friendly. there are decent places to eat nearby.

"Great value"

Sally W, Penfield, New York, United States 06/03/2016

We loved staying here this year while we skied the area for 6 days. We have stayed in condos in Frisco in the past when we have done this kind of trip, but because there were only the 2 of us - no grown kids - we only needed a hotel room. I found this via Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. My husband called it the best hotel room we've ever had for skiing. We got one with a king sized bed and it was a very spacious room. It was well sound proofed from neighboring rooms and the hall. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The hot tub was a short walk and the laundry room just past that. Breakfasts included eggs and sausage and waffles, substantial enough for skiers. It is in a beautiful location on the lake with views of the mountains. A couple of the top places to eat in Dillon are also an easy walk (one was the restaurant on the property). We will definitely stay there again next time we come to ski.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review your hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with as and that your husband found this to be the best hotel you have ever had for skiing. We look forward to accommodating you on your next ski trip.

"Good deals nice size room"

dchico, Montclair, New Jersey 02/03/2016

Got a Kitchenette unit. The price was great considering it is ski season. There were two double beds, a smaller refridge, and a full oven/stove. My room provided great post card views of the Lake and mountains. The hot tub is large and not crowded.

"Conveniently Located"

longhitter, Atlanta, Georgia 29/02/2016

This property is conveniently located right on Lake Dillon. They offer everything needed for a hassle free and reasonably priced accommodations in Summit County. The Arapahoe Steak House and Pub is right next to the property, and offers a great choice for dinning. The property offers easy access to all of the Summit County ski resorts. There's an enclosed hot tub and sauna facility to relax those muscles after a day on the slopes. If you not looking for a lot of frills and just want a good place to stay while skiing, you can't go wrong with the Ptarmigan Lodge.

"Give it a 3.5"

Wapiti H, New Mexico 23/02/2016

This is very dated motel that has been well taken care of. It is quite affordable. The floors creak and the room was a bit noisy, but the it is clean and well maintained and the location is in a relaxing part of town near the lake. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is convenient for any Summit County ski areas. The breakfast is standard BW fare--not bad. Make sure to eat at the Arapaho Cafe which shares a parking lot with the Ptarmigan Lodge--it is terrific. This one deserves a 3.5* rating but you can't do that with a 5* scale.

"Best Western Afordable and Comfortable"

Diane S, Colorado, United States 16/02/2016

My family and I love this hotel! From the staff, service, location, cleanliness, convience and affordability, we stay here whenever we can. The breakfast is always hot and delicious, the staff is always making sure everyone gets a fresh meal from the first customer to the last , the location is convienent for skiing Keystone, Breckenridge or A Basin, and the nearby cafe is consistently a pleasure to go to for Dinner plus their happy hour is fabulous. We love this best western. Cant say enough about the wonderful Management Anna is great!!! Cya soon The Smith Family

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that your family enjoys staying with us. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

"Can walk to restaurants"

mayfieldmom, Baltimore, Maryland 15/02/2016

Stayed here while we skied at Copper Mountain, about 10 miles away. Really enjoyed not having to drive to restaurants after a long day - several were under a 5 minute walk from this hotel. Rooms were spacious and clean and while we didn't have the view of the lake, we enjoyed the mountain view from the balcony. Breakfast was adequate, restocked efficiently and offered plenty of choices. The breakfast room is small but no one lingers and tables become readily available. Looking forward to a return visit!

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoy your stay with us, as well as our location. We look forward to your next stay with us.

"Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge"

sagamore73, Fort Collins 14/02/2016

Very Nice Hotel in Dillon CO, close to 3 ski areas. The staff is happy and competent. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the WiFi works great. They offer ski lockers and a free Continental Breakfast. We stay here many times every ski season.

"Great Rooms and close to restaurants"

TEShaffer, Columbus, Ohio 14/02/2016

We stayed here for our last day of skiing. The hotel is amazing with ski lockers and a great room. Our room had a balcony and an amazing view. The breakfast was good but didn't have all the options we have seen at other Best Westerns. The other missing room item was a microwave which was also disappointing. We would definitely stay here again.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback. As you mentioned, all of our room do not have microwaves. We do have kitchenettes on the property with microwaves. Additionally, the microwave in our breakfast room can be accessed at any time. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

"Practical for Breck"

User 10/02/2016

I was looking at a place that didn't require all the flashy amenities. Best Western Ptarmigan is about a 20-25 minute drive to Breck. It's an easy, straightforward drive and very convenient. There's a hot tub that is very useful after a long day of riding. I went on a weekday so the hot tub wasn't packed. I'm not sure how it is on the weekends. Overall, if you're looking for a no frills place to stay that is close to the ski resorts, this is a good choice.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Excellent Place"

Robert S, Saline, United States 08/02/2016

Nice, freindly staff, great location, not too pricey. Best hotel in the area. Other hotels are not a bargain at all. Resturant/bar right next door. Very good staff and amenities. Always try to stay there when I go skiing in the area.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoy staying with us when skiing in the area. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Snowboard week"

lizzardlee, Dahlonega, Georgia 06/02/2016

We stayed here hotel last week. The location is pefect. 6 miles to Keystone & 9 to Brech. The hotel itself is 4 buildings that are all easily walking distance to resturants, post office, ski rentals and laundromat. Lake Dillon is directly behind the facility. All Staff was courteous, helpful and friendly from the front desk to the cleaning service. We ended up adding a day to the beginning of our stay due to a major storm coming in and were worried would have trouble coming thru pass. I called ahead the operator was very nice added a day apologized because we would possibly have to switch rooms next day since would now have 2 seperate reservations (1 thru Expedia and 1 thru front desk). At chk in once again staff apologized for our possible inconvience but at 11am next day we walked to desk and were able to stay in same room. Facility was quiet even with it being full. There is a good sized hot tub room on site, we did not make use of this amenity but it looked nice and relatively unused. Our room was a good size, beds were comfortable, bathroom was very clean and our room had a small private deck. We had a great time and will definately stay here again. If you stay, Arapahoe Cafe, next door, has amazing ribs. Jersey Pizza, at light on right, we recommend trying the "Norm" pizza.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Best hotel in central Colorado."

Michael R, Jackson, United States 02/02/2016

The Ptarmigan Best Western Dillon is an excellent hotel in every way, from the delicious and varied breakfast, to the comfort of the rooms, to the professionalism of all the staff. I have stayed at this hotel by myself as well as with my family and it has always been enjoyable and comfortable.

"Week long stay"

David A, minneapolis, United States 31/01/2016

Great small facility for relaxing in midst of ski country. Summer activities around Lake Dillon are special. What terrific views. Family owned and operated & good to see familiar faces on the property year after year.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoy staying at our property year to year. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"ski trip"

Heidi C, Colorado Springs, United States 27/01/2016

I really like the location of Ptarmigan lodge in Dillon, CO. It has great access to skiing. The walking trail and view of lake Dillon and surrounding mountains is gorgeous. We enjoy the breakfast and hot tub when we stay here.

"Good base for Colorado ski trip"

Blossom99MadisonWi_, madison wi. 24/01/2016

Nice big quiet, room, very clean, tons of hot water in shower, roomy bathroom, more than adequate hot breakfast with good coffee to start your day to access numerous ski areas, and at least 5 dinner spots within walking distance, and many more within a very short car drive. Staff is pleasant and this won't bust your budget. Try to get a room facing courtyard to avoid room near an ice machine.

"Inexpensive option in Dillon"

Climate_Guy, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 24/01/2016

Stayed at the Ptarmigan for 3 nights. We got their kitchen suite. Large room and the bed was comfortable. A bit shabby and dated but good. Wi-fi would have to be manually signed into every time you left the hotel. Not difficult to do, but annoying if you forgot. Breakfast was okay, but the sausage was not overly warm. A lot of selection however. We enjoyed the hot tub and the sauna. Much quieter mid-week, the hotel was pretty busy Friday night. We'd go back, more for the area than this hotel.

"Great location - very comfortable"

4ritters, Saint Charles, Missouri 24/01/2016

The hotel has easy access to highway 70 - they offer a great breakfast and have friendly staff - great value even though it is an older hotel - we would definitely stay there again. and there is a good variety of restaurants nearby.

"Beautiful views, close to food and shopping, reasonable price"

sharimathisen, Avon Lake, Ohio 24/01/2016

We used 2 rooms for a family of 6 with 2 children aged 4 and 6 and grandparents. Rooms were accessible by steps to second floor. There were ski lockers on the ground floor. Rooms were clean, had a refrigerator, table and chairs with a fan overhead. Wifi was free. The hot tub was huge, would accommodate 15 people. It was a short walk and inside with a steam room, bathroom and a place to change clothes. There were plenty of towels in the hot tub building. It was about 50 steps from our building. The free breakfast was just right, waffles and pancakes, cereal, scrambled eggs and sausage, and all kinds of fruit, hard cooked eggs, muffins, breads, juices. There was a highly rated BBQ place just a few steps from our building. Plenty of places to eat within a mile or so. We skied at Arapaho which was about a 30 minute or less drive. It would be accessible to Keystone as well. The views of mountains and the lake were photogenic. Only thing that was strange was that the room was about 80 degrees. We turned the thermometer down as low as it would go, and we had to open a window to bring the temperature down to comfortable sleeping. (And I am a freeze baby so if I thought it was too was) We were on the second floor, maybe heat rises. The price was right and the place was right. It took over 2.5 hours to drive from Dillon to a hotel near Denver airport, when we left the Arapaho ski area about 4pm. Traffic was very dense over the pass.

"Nice location in Dillon"

LLD2033, Denver, Colorado 18/01/2016

We stayed here for one night to extend our ski weekend. The staff was very nice and the room was clean and spacious. You are very close to the lake and there is a hot tub on property. We would stay here again! Things to know: rooms do not have AC, buildings are separate (we were in building 4), pets are allowed in specific rooms, not all rooms have a view of the lake.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

"Excellent Stay"

MountYale2013, Rockford, Illinois 17/01/2016

I was looking for a decent hotel in my price range and this seemed to be the only one. This hotel is older but well kept. Our room seemed to have been updated recently. It was very clean. The hot tub was excellent. It is in a separate building but was not an issue. The breakfast area was busy at 7:00 am but the food was good. I would stay again.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Convenient Location - Very good value"

Converse99, Louisville, Colorado 17/01/2016

Not a lot to say about this hotel. It's a pretty standard budget hotel, but I'd say a step or two above a true "budget" hotel. The rooms are clean, you get free breakfast and WiFi. It's in a very convenient location for skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge. Our cost (after corporate discount) was just over $100/night for a weekend stay. For the location, this seemed very inexpensive, so I was worried about the condition of the hotel. Aside from a pretty underwhelming breakfast, the hotel is better than expected and a great value.

"Once again - excellent stay"

Utahtami, Basalt, CO 16/01/2016

I love the location of this lodge for proximity to the lake. The room exceeded my expectations. It was quiet, in excellent condition, and very VERY clean. The breakfast was good and extremely well kept, cleaned, and stocked. The front desk was above and beyond. I had wanted to add on a night when they were all booked up. They helped me snag the first cancellation and even worked it out to where I didn't need to change rooms.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that your expectations were exceeded. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"January Stay"

910randyh, Colorado Springs, Colorado 15/01/2016

We usually stay here when coming to the area. Quality of service is predictable and consistent. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean and functional. We've experienced no unpleasant surprises. We will be staying here again through the ski season.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We truly appreciate your loyalty and are glad to hear that you will be staying with us through the ski season. We look forward to seeing you soon.

"Very Welcome Stay"

Elle989, Roswell, Georgia 12/01/2016

We had a large room with a balcony. The room included a refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron, hairdryer, large closet area, and plenty of drawers. No microwave though. The bathroom was large and included a bathtub with shower. Everything was in excellent shape. The hot breakfast was average. Ski lockers for each room are located in entrance to the building. Note - we did have to go outside to get from our room to the main office and breakfast area.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned the standard rooms do not have microwaves in them. We do offer kitchenettes with microwaves though and there is a microwave in our breakfast room that can be used any time. Again, that you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

"Love Staying on Lake Dillon "

DaveHolbrook, Bristol 07/01/2016

If you intend skiing all the Colorado parts of the Epic Pass then staying around Frisco / Dillon is the best area to allow easy access to all the ski areas. We return to this hotel every year and we always get a warm welcome and a great room. For us it's just the best place to stay. Dave and Kat

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review out hotel. We are glad that you enjoy staying with us during you ski trips every year. We truly appreciate your loyalty. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"This may be our last year staying at Best Western Ptarmingan"

engine_us, Norman, Oklahoma 21/12/2015

We loved its location, being close to the lake. This is our third year staying at Best Western Ptarmingan, about a week each time. However, our experience as I am writing this review is fairly disappointing. We will be looking for another hotel next year. To begin with, I was not given a key to the ski locker for my room when I checked in. When I called to ask for it shortly after I get into my room, the lady asked me to go to the office to pick up it, instead of having someone sending it over, if not right away maybe later. Then tonight I found out that the TV remove does not work properly (we can lower but not increase the volume). I called and the same lady told me to use the button on the tv, or go to the office to pick up the single universal remote they have. Then after 9pm local time, it felt like sauna in our room. It was hot when we got back around 5pm. So we kept lowering the temperature on the thermometer, but the room temperature kept going up (to about 75 Fahrenheit). So I called the office again, and the same lady told me (i) I can open the window; or (ii) borrow a fan. You probably guessed it - I need to go to the office to pick up the fan. Neither seemed a reasonable option in this day and age and I expressed that this is unacceptable. The lady said that someone would come over to check the thermometer. And someone came over, to drop off the fan and universal remote (seems like we would have to figure out how to program it). I fail to see how using the fan or keeping the window open is a solution to room temperature control failure. My impression is that the thermometer problem happened at least last year when we stayed here (in the same building a different room), and I believe I pointed out in the customer satisfaction review. I am positive but not sure that the tv remote did not work either last year or the year before. Just frustrated to deal with the problems and the lady's attitude after a full day of skiing.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay with us this year. We would like to offer you a discounted rate for a future stay. Please contact us at (970) 468-2341 and ask to speak with Anna or Caroline, so we can accommodate a discounted rate for you. We hope you consider to stay with us again in the future and are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay.

"Great Location & Great Price"

Erika H, Saint Paul, United States 19/12/2015

I had a wedding in Silverthorne and chose to stay at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge in Dillion. It was a great choice with an excellent location on the lake. The staff was very accommodating of an early check in to prepare for the wedding. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Congratulations on your recent nuptial. We are glad that you enjoyed our location on Lake Dillon. We hope to see you again soon.

"Peaceful and pretty"

Anne T, Spring, Texas 18/12/2015

Loved the location; it is in a somewhat residential setting and right next to the reservoir. We had some beautiful sunsets! Note that there are not many rooms that face the water, however there are some. This Best Western is comprised of several different buildings; I don't think there were any that were more than two stories tall. We had a second floor room with a private balcony that faced the back. I think the rooms that faced the water had a shared balcony; It was very peaceful where we were located, even though our room was next to the stairway. No issues though. The buildings are small enough that there is not a lot of traffic even though the place was booked full during our entire stay. We had a great time. Stayed three nights and would stay there again, no problem. The desk staff was extremely helpful!!!! Can't praise them enough. Thanks guys.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

"Great quiet place with excellent views"

Mike G, pelham, United States 16/12/2015

We keep coming to this hotel as it's located at the quiet area right at the lake with breathtaking views and laid back atmosphere. We love the quietness of the central heating system delivering warmth with no noise. Great location and reasonable pricing makes this hotel a good value for someone looking for a break from business of modern life.

"Nice place for skiing at Keystone and Breck"

Robert L, United States 12/12/2015

Stayed for several days of skiing at Keystone and Breck. Nice pub across parking lot, locals hangout pub down stairs, dinning room upstairs, great food and drink specials. 6 mi from Keystone, 11 mi from Breck. Lodge style buildings, about 12 units per building. Large tub in center building, short walk from room. Good breakfast in room overlooking the lake. Some units overlook lake.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you another time.

"Excellent Stay"

Janet M, Halifax, Canada 10/12/2015

We stayed here for almost three weeks while skiing at Arapahoe Basin. This hotel was great for us. The breakfast was very good - eggs, toast, cereal, pancakes, juices, good coffee, and a variety of pastries. We found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating. The bus service to the hill is very convenient; across the street is a bus stop and you have to transfer at Keystone to get to Arapahoe - but the total travel time was 30 minutes. Next door is the Arapahoe Cafe with a downstairs bar. We ate at the bar many nights; each night is a special and we found the food to be excellent. We had burgers, tacos and other dishes and every time we found the food to be great for very reasonably prices. The next time we come, we will definitely stay at this Best Western again!

"Convenient, good value but buildings need improvement"

HSSX, New England 02/12/2015

Convenient located along the lake, near to restaurants (one is next door) and easy access to main roads are the high points. Also the ladies at front desk are friendly and courteous. Caroline was helpful courteous and customer oriented. Helped me to get another room which meet better my preferences. Also checked the day after if everything was going well. As others mentioned it is a good value, well maintained and clean. Ski lockers at front hall are convenient as well. Heater system is old but efficient and works quietly. Negative: Buildings are old and very noisy (motel style), better insulation should be considered. Very tiny breakfast room and food just ordinary, reasonable for the value though. Housekeeping talk loud and one day they left our in room clock-radio on tuned in a Spanish station, on top of it messed with alarm clock which woke us up early in the morning. Sauna and hot tub are small. Hot tub water have a strong bleach smell.

"A great location, just minutes from the slopes"

Bryan C, Colorado Springs, United States 29/11/2015

We really like this location. The views are fantastic. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the sauna and hot tub area is spacious. We love the hot breakfast in the mornings and the easy access to the slopes, lake, and park area. --Allegra and Bryan C.

"Summertime in Colorado"

Bill H, Dallas, Texas 27/11/2015

We have stayed at this particular hotel several times in the summer. The location is great. Across the road from Lake Dillon and off the main drag, makes it a quiet and pleasant location. The hotel is an older property but appears to be well maintained. As others have mentioned, breakfast can be a challenge due to the small size of the dining area. The staff works hard at keeping the area well supplied so cut them some slack as they do their best. There is ample parking for the time of year that we stay there. Due to being in a ski area, I would imagine it would be very busy during the ski season. During the summer, concerts are held at the outdoor theater across the road which are an added attractions. Plus there is a walkway around the lake and sailboats sometime hold regattas which are nice to watch and make for a pleasant day. Check in and out is quick. The lobby is nice and the desk staff helpful. There are restaurants in the area. The restaurant next door does what looks like a lot of business and is handy if you don't wish to drive.

"Gorgeous Views, Nicely Updated"

Trint L, North Richland Hills, Texas 26/11/2015

Our stay was a last minute decision. We were *SHOCKED* to find such an affordable place with rooms available on Thanksgiving week. The place looks a bit old from the outside. The lobby is... "rustic." But the rooms were a nice surprise. Well appointed and comfortable. The balcony with lake views is really amazing. Breakfast: It's great that BW+ offers real breakfast foods, but the quality (microwaved eggs, flavorless sausage, rock-hard and dry biscuits) negates the benefit.The quality of the eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, etc., are *really* bad. I do like the waffles, so...

"Dillon's hidden secret"

Danny V, Denver, United States 23/11/2015

Great place for weekend warriors. Here is the routine. Beat the morning traffic Saturday morning at the but crack of dawn to enjoy a 90 minute commute from Denver and then just chill in summit county and have some breakfast. Then ski from frop drop until the crowd starts to bum you out. Go check in at the Ptarmigan and have a nice dip in the Hot tub. Go see a movie before Dinner and then treat yourself to a nice dinner (the Rib place right there in the parking lot has great ribs by the way). Get up early, have the free breakfast and hit the slope at rope drop again. Then hit the road by 1:00 pm and get back to Denver in less than 90 minutes.

"9 day stay"

Carl E, RDU, United States 21/11/2015

Very good value for this area and great lake & mountains view! Building is older, however well maintained. Staff was friendly and courteous, well managed property. Stayed for vacation and would definitely stay at the Best Western again!

"One night"

User 21/11/2015

Great location and easy access to the resort and the walking around lake Dillon. Hotel is simple and maintained OK... Breakfast can be a challenge, not a lot of spaces and a staff that is very quickly overwhelmed when there is too many people. Good for a quick stay.

06098, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you found our property good for a quick stay. As you mentioned the breakfast can get busy, but our experienced staff does our best to keep items stocked and the breakfast area running as smooth as possible. We hope to see you again soon.

"Great deal"

43sport, Morrison, Colorado 20/11/2015

This is a Best Western and not a Four Seasons so let's be fair. However, I really like this hotel. The things I liked. Rooms very clean. Beds and pillows were comfortable. No loud heater fan blowing all night, quiet floor board heating. Great location on the lake, nice and quiet off of the main road. Staff was friendly. Great value. Things I did not like. Lack of pool. Breakfast was okay. Not terrible, not great. Really those are very insignificant complaints. Not only would I stay here again, I would try to find a reason to stay here again.

"Great Peaceful place to stay"

Susan D, Aurora, United States 16/11/2015

We have been staying at this Best Western for the past 15+ years for a week-end get-away from the hustle and bustle of Denver life and traffic. For the past several years we request and always get the same room, which has a great view of Lake Dillon and the beautiful snowcapped Rocky Mountains. The hotel staff treat you like family, the rooms are immaculate and up to date. Your morning is started with great coffee, and a great selection to eat for breakfast. It is just so quiet and peaceful with wonderful scenery everywhere. In the summer months the grounds are manicured with gorgeous flower boxes everywhere. Dinning is just a few steps away at the Arapahoe Cafe restaurant which also has a popular sports bar downstairs to the café, both have great meals. I consider the ribs the best in Colorado. Then the icing on the cake in the Silverthorne outlets just up the road. What more could you ask for.

06098, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your loyalty to us and that you enjoy your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"A good value for a good location"

wcz781941, Wisconsin 16/11/2015

The town of Dillon Colorado is very convenient to the ski slopes of the Summit County. The Best Western is in a great location overlooking Lake Dillon.. In addition to easy access to the ski slopes it is convenient to shopping and dining both by car, bus or walking. Several of us from the Ski Camp stayed there and we all enjoyed our stay. The staff is informed and accommodating and the complimentary breakfast was excellent.

"Nice hotel, Beautiful view, great value"

Steven S, Denver, United States 09/11/2015

The view out the front door of the hotel overlooking Dillon Lake was beautiful. The guestrooms are very nice at a great value. Very clean, nice room with a kitchenette and a small dining table was great for me and my three nephews. The breakfast was surprisingly good, well stocked, and very appealing. Will definitely return.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.

"Excellent Value but one Slight Negative"

Silvertravelsurfer, Worthing, United Kingdom 31/10/2015

My wife and I stayed here for one night on 2 separate occasions after arriving at Denver Intl Airport, and prior to leaving from the same airport 2 weeks later. Being the shoulder season we felt that the value was outstanding for a lovely room in a lovely location with excellent service and a decent breakfast. The bed was comfortable and the room was well equipped. However on our first visit it had been a very hot day for the time of year (I believe in the 80s F) and the room was hot and stuffy. There is a large and quite effective fan, but no air-conditioning, and it did not prove possible to reduce the temperature to the level we would have liked. On our return visit the weather was glorious, but there was now snow on the ground, and temperatures were much lower. In a different but equally good room we still had the same issue. The room was being heated, and stuffy, and we were unable to reduce the temperature sufficiently for our comfort. It is unfortunate that we have this criticism as in all other respects this was an excellent value, well-run, clean and welcoming establishment and I can well believe that this would be an outstanding choice when skiing the local ski fields and needing to be kept warm in the winter!

06098, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and your room. We are sorry to hear that it was too hot and stuffy in your room. As you mentioned, our rooms do not have A/C. We always have additional fans available for guest rooms and the windows in the rooms do open. Our desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help make your stay as comfortable as possible and we can always take a look at the heating in your room if you call the desk during your stay. Again, we are sorry to hear that your room was too hot and stuffy, but are glad to hear that you enjoyed the location. We hope to see you another time.

"Clean and comfy"

JSJ56303, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 26/10/2015

Great views. Friendly staff. Clean! Comfy beds. Good continental, hot breakfast. All in all great place to stay and reasonable price. Close to the lake with scenic views. Best of all its within walking distance from the Arapahoe Café!!!

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the location. We hope to see you again soon.

"Our Stay at The best Western Ptarmigan Lodge"

User 24/10/2015

Our room was very comfortable and the room was easy to find. The weather was cold and snowy, but did not affect our ability to find our room. The staff was very helpful and considerate about telling us about the other locations in the vicinity we were interested to find.

"Always Great!"

User 21/10/2015

We've been to Dillon several times over the years and always stay here. Accommodations are great, room looked recently renovated, and they serve a great hot breakfast. Also it's so nice being right on the lake with plenty of hiking trails close by.

06098, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoy staying with us when in the area. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town.

"Comfortable rooms in a beautiful setting"

katnap8109, Silver Spring, Maryland 21/10/2015

The view of Lake Dillon from the hotel breakfast room, and from many parts of the property, is absolutely breathtaking. My room was very comfortable, complete with desk, table, refrigerator. I was there to kayak on the lake, and because it was October I had to drive to the marina in another town. But I wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else.

"Excellent location"

John M, Pueblo, United States 17/10/2015

This property sits above Dillon Lake and has spectacular mountain scenery on all sides. It is an older motel style property but has been maintained well, is extremely clean and the room was comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. The free breakfast was surprisingly good and offered a wide variety of food. For the price this was an excellent place to stay.

"Great Location Decent Room"

Imaspacecowboy, LAFAYETTE 15/10/2015

This was the first stop on our drive from Denver to a festival in Telluride. The front desk check-in was efficient and helpful when we asked to split the reservation and allow each of the two couples in our party to pay separately. The room was large, clean and comfortable. We were staying one night, but if you are a skier this seems like a great location and they have ski lockers outside of the rooms. The location right on Lake Dillon could not be more beautiful. Not many of the rooms actually face the lake so don't get your hopes up unless you specifically ask for a room with a view of the lake. Breakfast was plentiful, with a good variety and the breakfast room does have a view of the lake.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a good time at the music festival in Telluride. We hope to see you again soon.

"Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge, Dillon, COLORADO"

Marilyn S, Wildwood, United States 14/10/2015

Nice Hotel on HWY 70 when driving out to Utah. Beautiful lake next to the hotel was the best thing. We got in late, so didn't use much but the bed and shower. Nice tall shower for my husband. Had to carry suitcases upstairs to second floor which was not an issue for us but could be for some.

06098, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed beautiful Lake Dillon nest to our property. We hope to see you again soon.

"What a terrific find!! We now have a reason to make a weekend out of the Dillon area"

2015SeanF, Erie, Colorado 14/10/2015

We were on our way home for Las Vegas to Denver, and chose to spend another night in the mountains to see the changing of the leaves. TripAdvisor and AAA rated this motel well, so we booked it. WOW. It is right on Lake Dillon. Walking paths, a nice park for the kids, and the terrific breakfast all made this a great place to stop. We had 2 queen beds for under $100.00, not bad at all.

06098, Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed our location and surroundings nearby. We hope to see you again soon.

"Great location!"

Lyn_DesMoines, Des Moines, Iowa 12/10/2015

We've stayed at the Ptarmigan twice this summer, it has become our favorite place to stay in summit county. We travel with our dog, and it is very convenient to the lake, and trail for the 4 legged friends. It's an older motel, but is very well maintained. Both times the rooms have been very clean and appear to be recently renovated. It can get a little noisy on weekends. The second time we were in building one, with the nice porch outside our room. This was nice most of the time, except when a group was sitting outside our window smoking. We had to close our windows to avoid the second hand smoke. It would be nice if they made this a non smoking area.

06098, Manager at BEST WESTERN Ptarmigan Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you were able to stay with us twice this summer along with your pet. We are a non smoking hotel, and therefore do have restrictions as to where guests can smoke. If you have any problems with smokers outside your room, please give the desk a call so we can address the issue immediately and make your stay a comfortable one. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

"Nice Hotel By the Lake"

SeattleFlynn, Seattle 10/10/2015

Very nice stay. It is an older hotel, but well kept up and very clean. There are 3 or 4 buildings and it is across the street from Lake Dillon. The lake has a paved trail around it (about 26 miles) where you can walk or ride bikes. Our room was downstairs next to the office and the room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. It has the sink outside of the bathroom. The room is self is average size, comfortable beds. Staff were pleasant and helpful. There is a small restaurant (can't remember the name) but it's in the same parking lot. The food was good. It's a small rustic place with lots of character, and a bar with eating downstairs too. I recommend getting there early since it is small and people were waiting when we left at 6:30. I would highly recommend this hotel and it was a good value (we stayed Sept 24th which is more off season)

"Spectacular location!"

Todd L, Saint James, United States 08/10/2015

A very good choice whether for a week or just an overnight stay. Definitely has the feel of a lodge. The property is located next to Lake Dillon, a picture perfect spot in a beautiful mountain town. With several world class ski resorts nearby, and a gorgeous lake with walking trails, picnic areas, a running and biking path, etc., Dillon is a great spot in any season.

"Excellent hotel - a great value"

Paul P, Topeka, Kansas 07/10/2015

This hotel is located on beautiful Lake Dillon, and is just off I-70. The cost was very reasonable. The room was comfortable. Staff was very friendly. For skiers traveling to Dillon, there are convenient ski storage lockers in the hallway adjacent to the room. We will definitely stay again.

"Nice place to stay"

eileen2951, Slinger, Wisconsin 05/10/2015

Very nice hotel. Dillon Lake is beautiful and there is a nice park very close to the hotel. Would recommend this hotel. Included a continental breakfast, comfortable room and good places to eat in walking distance.

"Right on beautiful Lake Dillon"

lsn2, Wailuku, Hawaii 03/10/2015

Great value and location. On the lake with fantastic views and walking trails. Room very clean and adequate. Breakfast is satisfactory to get your day started. Excellent restaurant on the property. Dogs are welcome!


778osamuk, Tokyo 02/10/2015

I arrived at Denver Airport at night. Then I drove a rental car to the Dillon. The way there was simple and the hotel location was also easy to be found. The hotel faced the lake and the views around the hotel is beautiful.

"I want to live there!!!!"

Sabine_Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado 30/09/2015

My absolute favorite hotel and the only one I want to go to when I visit Dillon. Location is the best right by the Lake....such peace and quite and the hotel just has every thing that you could want or need. The breakfast is great and the hot tub is nice and relaxing. You can bring your dog which is super great and my dog loves going there!!!

"A great place to stay in Dillon, Colorado"

James H, Denver, United States 28/09/2015

The Ptarmigan Lodge in Lake Dillon, Colorado, is a very pleasant place to stay--overlooks the gorgeous lake and mountain ranges and is close to nice restaurants and the Lake Dillon Theatre, which does very high-quality work.

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