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Best Western Hotel Movie Manor, Monte Vista

4.5/5  - basé sur 640 notations.
2830 US Highway 160 W, 81144-9357, Monte Vista, United States - See map
Best Western Movie Manor - Exterior The Best Western Movie Manor is ideally located in the center of Monte Vista. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

As one of the world's most unique lodging concepts, the Best Western Movie Manor is attached to a historic drive-in movie theatre, which means guests can watch movies on the big screen from the comfort of most rooms. Our movie season is mid-May through mid-September. Minimal single bed rooms have beds facing the movie. Rooms with two beds do not have a movie view directly from the bed, however all rooms have tables and chairs for movie viewing. We do offer two movie screens the first screen is visible from your room the second screen you must drive-in to the property free charge for our guests. Hotel guests should call property in advance to verify movie schedule and season dates. Those staying at the Best Western Movie Manor will love seeing movies on the big screen from the comfort of their own room complete with sound. However, Monte Vista also has a little something for everyone. Just outside the Movie Manor, guests will find plenty to do, like visiting Great Sand Dunes National Park, experiencing the National Wildlife Refuge, attending the annual Crane Festival and witnessing the thrills of the Ski Hi Stampede Rodeo, one of the oldest in Colorado. Inside each spacious, comfortable guest accommodation, guests of the Best Western Movie Manor will find all the comforts of home, along with the premium amenities that the Best Western brand is known for. Feel like a snack? Try out our delicious snack bar, located right inside the drive-in, to find your favorite movie treat and discover a few new ones, too! Corporate guests traveling to or through Monte Vista will also appreciate this hotel's comfort and close proximity to local area businesses, including Commercial Truck Haulers, Rio Grande National Forest, BLM and more. Make your next Monte Vista, Colorado stay an unforgettable one - book a stay online and save today with the Best Western Movie Manor!

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"THE BEST WESTERN"

5
07/11/2018

This is my favorite motel. Rooms are super, staff unbelievable, and rates competitive. The Movie Manor part is really great. You can watch the big screen from your room! Current movies!! Watched Venom!! You gotta stop here on your way to wherever.

"An Immaculate, Well-Run, Friendly Hotel With A Drive-In!"

5
13/10/2018

First, this is a lovely hotel on its own -- clean, fitness room, business center, and a beautiful breakfast room (with an excellent breakfast!) Everyone is friendly, helpful, smiling. The beds are comfortable. The furnishings looked new. It was -- and I don't think I've ever said this about a budget motel in the U.S. -- a genuine pleasure to stay here. AND THEN, there's a drive-in next door! There was a switch in our room so that we could here the move, and we could see the screen from our room. The screen is a ways away, so if you want to see the movie in premier conditions, you may want to walk or drive closer -- admission is free for guests. But if you want to see a movie in an unusual way -- watching from the room with sound was really, really fun. We also walked over to the restaurant and had a very nice time. It, too, is family-owned though not by the same family that runs the motel. Our stay here was as good as it could be. Can't wait to go back. (BTW, one review here mentions a problem with stairs -- I looked everywhere and couldn't find anything resembling the problem described.)

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique and friendly hotel, we are happy that our staff, breakfast and views met with your approval.

"Drive-in movie from my room!"

5
01/10/2018

Saw this hotel written up on TripAdvisor and decided to try. So glad that I did. We were leaving Great Sand Dunes National Park and was a convenient stop. Staff was helpful and friendly. Next door is a restaurant that we enjoyed. Small town and friendly people. All on one level and could park outside our room which was convenient for unloading car.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel we are happy you enjoyed your stay and our small and friendly community.

"Unique experience "

3
26/09/2018

We made advance reservations, and were in our last several days of a lengthy road trip when we stayed at Movie Manor for 2 nights. While the motel has a rather run down appearance from the road, it offers a good value and a unique experience. Check-in and breakfast are in the building nearest to the road, while guest rooms are in a long 2-story building with entry on the side opposite the movie screen. There are steep exterior stairs to the 2nd floor rooms. Each room number is associated with an old time actor's name, making it easier to remember which room you're in. Check-in was smooth and efficient, and the desk clerk was very helpful and friendly. Ours was a second floor queen room. The room was very spacious, comfortable and quiet. The bed was rather soft, but we slept well. We enjoyed having a table and 2 comfortable chairs, which we moved in front of the picture window to watch the movie. The decor is very dated. The bathroom area is well separated from the sleeping area, and the toilet and tub/shower were in a separate room. There was plenty of hot water. Breakfast offerings included hot (eggs, sausage, biscuit, gravy) and cold (cereal, danishes, yogurt, hardcooked eggs), plus breads, juices and coffee. There was also an “oatmeal bar” with a variety of toppings. The attendant was friendly. There is a restaurant next door, within easy walking distance, that appears to be associated with the motel and drive-in. We didn't try it. Other restaurants are a few miles away. The movie playing during our stay was dark, making it difficult to see...and while it was a recent film, it wasn't particularly entertaining. To make matters worse, headlights from cars on the road interfered with visibility. Perhaps viewing would have been better in a different room. Sound was passable, only slightly staticy. There were maybe 7 or 8 cars in the drive-in lot. The overall experience at a Movie Manor was a unique one, but watching a movie at the drive in is your main reason for choosing this motel, be sure to ask for a room away from the road...and maybe find out ahead of time what's playing.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast and friendly staff. We are sorry you were having trouble viewing the film from your room. The movie was a darker film and it was hard to see from the rooms. We give our guests the option to watch the movie from the room or drive into the film for free. Again we are sorry for the film being dark and we hope you can give us a second chance with staying with us. Safe and happy travels.

"Great if not handicapped "

4
13/09/2018

We were aware upfront that the handicapped rooms at this hotel had no roll in shower. Unfortunately the seat for tub was a cheap Wal- Mart type. There was no handheld shower nozzle and the towels were so high above the toilet could almost not be reached by my 6 ft. tall husband. The beds were decent though and the drive in theater that you can watch and hear from your room were a cute touch. If not an amputee I would consider staying here again.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We apricate your feedback. We are sorry our rooms did not meet your expectations. We have one handicapped room that has a roll in shower but was currently occupied at the time of your arrival. You reservation did not show a special request for the walk in shower and if it did we would be happy to set that room aside for your arrival. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We wish you would consider staying with us again in the future. Safe and happy travels.

"Very nice stay at Best Western Movie Manor"

4
12/09/2018

On our way to Durango we opted to stay in the town of Monte Vista. The Best Western Movie Manor was our choice of lodging and we were very pleased overall. The room was clean, the amenities were all there as they should be, the breakfast was very good with various choices of hot and cold foods. They also had a decent fitness room which was used by me.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us. We are happy you enjoyed our hot breakfast and our fitness room. We hope you can stay with us again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Great stay"

5
04/09/2018

As always this property is an excellent stay. Room and a movie is delightful and property is well maintained and clean. Was full the entire weekend. Good location with lots to do within 50 mile radius.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for you FIVE STAR REVIEW. We are happy you enjoyed out clean hotel and the movie. We hope to see you again soon safe and happy travels.

"Drive In that's a hotel - how cool is that !"

4
03/09/2018

This is a neat place to rent a room & watch a movie on 1 of 2 big drive-in screens & the sound is piped to the room for 1 screen. The staff was nice & the room was clean. The hot breakfast was pretty good. The WiFi worked fine. We grabbed a bite in town (2.7 miles away). Movie sound was a little scratchy but overall this place is Neat !

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel, we hope you have continued safe travels.

"Great unusual hotel"

5
29/08/2018

The rooms at the hotel look out over the drive in movie. The reception staff were helpful and courteous. The room was large and spotlessly clean. Comfy beds, smallish bathroom. Large uncluttered breakfast room with a full selection of USA breakfast staples. Only downside is it is located out of town and restaurant choice is extremely limited should you not want to drive. We took our own drinks and picked up food to eat before arriving. We watched the movie from our room, a first!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your FIVE STAR Review!! We are happy you enjoyed our clean rooms, our friendly helpful staff, and our hot fresh breakfast. We hope to see you again soon!! Safe and happy travels.

"Movie Manor"

3
23/08/2018

Seeing a movie in a hotel room was so great! Would definately stay here again! A great experience and would say everyone must try it at least once. Loved that there was a microwave and fridge. Made all the difference.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel and we are pleased that you enjoyed our complimentary movie and that you loved the amenities of the room, safe travels on your continued travels.

"We Had A Good Time"

4
15/08/2018

We decided to stop in and give this place a try. It was a throw back to when we were younger and visited the drive in back in the day. Our sons had a great time watching the movie from our room on the big screen drive in. The movies shown were the latest releases. The food at the concession stand was good especially the butter popcorn. The free breakfast was good and is a great location to The Great Sand Dunes National Park just to the northeast.

"BAIT AND SWITCH"

1
13/08/2018

The hotel rooms were adequate but the movies were not available and the television did not work. The bathrooms are tiny. Was told the movie was Mission Impossible but was stuck with Teen Titans 2 instead. The sound for the movie in room 112 was non-existent and what you could hear was distorted. Reported the problem to the lady at the front desk. She was indifferent and couldn't even muster an apology. Poorly managed property. Really a big let-down. Bathrooms are too small.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Dear Phil225, We're apologize for the dissatisfaction during your stay. We do our best to ensure the best experience with our guests. During the night of your stay we had Teen Titans and Mission Impossible playing on the first screen and second screen respectively. We advertise our movies accordingly. During the night if your stay, we had technical issues with our sound amplifier which had been resolved. Issues with your tv not working during your stay could have been resolved if the front desk was notified about the issue which wasn't done. We wish you considered leaving us a better star rating as our movies are completely complimentary to your stay. We hope you decide to return and give us another opportunity to better your experience. Thank you.

"Not worth the price"

1
09/08/2018

Run down with unknown stains on the bathroom walls. Speakers in my room for the drive-in didn't work. Couldn't do laundry cuz the washer was out of order. Tried getting my money back but they refused.

"Unique stay"

5
02/08/2018

Old style motel. Rooms are large, beds are soft, pillows fluffy. Rooms were clean. The breakfast is both hot cooked and has healthy selections. Two screen drive in movie next door. You can watch 1 screen from your room(it has speakers that you can turn on in the room). If you want to watch the other screen, you have to take your vehicle into the drive in using your room key as admission. Very unique. I highly recommend.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel we are please you enjoyed our experience, safe travels

"Excellent hotel"

5
29/07/2018

My hotel room was very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was quite good. I consider myself fortunate that it had vacancies that night. I was very pleased with my stay and my family enjoyed the experience.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel we are please that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and complimentary breakfast. Hope you have continued safe travels.

"Movie Manor"

5
21/07/2018

Great experience overall. My stomach did get upset after breakfast. However, the movie experience was fun and unique. The hotel accommodations were fine. The location is a bit remote but accessible. The staff were nice. If I return it will be with a group because that probably would have made it even more fun.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our unique hotel, we are sorry to hear that your stomach was upset after breakfast.

"Memories"

4
20/07/2018

This was our third time we stayed at BW Movie Manor. We stayed there in 1970 & 1977. So we were taking a trip down memory lane. We were disappointed that the restaurant across the parking lot was closed but the staff directed us to Quincy's in town & it was excellent. The hotel was somewhat dated but clean & we liked the unique experience of having the drive in movie viewable from our room. We chose BW Movie Manor on our Memory Trip to the west coast.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We were happy to be a part of your trip down Memory Lane and wish you luck on your continued journey. Thank you again for staying at our unique hotel.

"So disappointed"

2
18/07/2018

We drove two hours out of our way to go here. And we were sooooo disappointed. We got there at dusk and the hotel was in great need of a remodel. They gave me keys to the hotel on second floor. She said movie was hotel Transylvania showing in the room and Ant man if you wanted to go In your car. So get to our room after dragging all our luggage up the stairs and there was so not disturb sign on door. I open the door to the room and there was pizza boxes and bed was slept in and room Was filthy. So I told my son to wait while I went to front desk. She said oh sorry I'll move you but only room is on bottom floor. So we haul our luggage back down. The room was better but very rustic. We sat on the bed and you could not see the movie screen. So you would have to stand up or sit on table chair. In pictures of hotel you could see from your bed. Anyways my son wanted to watch ant man so we left the room and drove to drive in. You had to listen to it on your radio. My car wouldn't let us keep the radio on with the lights off. So we had to just turn the car off and try to hear other people's cars radios. I couldn't hear a thing. My son barely could. He sat on the car. And I just did texts and emails since I couldn't hear a thing. Very disappointing! My family had told us how fun this was but we will not ever go back.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We apologize that we did not meet your expectations, we sincerely hope that the rest of your travels are better.

"Average Hotel Could Easily Be Made Very Good"

3
10/07/2018

I really wanted to give this a 4 out of 5 rating but overall it was an average visit. We had been wanting to stay here for a while and this time through Colorado I was able to book it. I thought the idea of a drive-in hotel was totally kitschy and I love kitschy. The check-in process was simple and quick. It looked like there was a construction crew there putting on a new roof, but they quit around 5 and all was quiet after that. Each room has the name of a movie star on the door. We had the Charlton Heston room. The room was clean and comfortable. Beds were soft and clean. There are two drive-in screens. Our room was facing the screen that would show Jurassic World 2 which was fine with us. At check-in she did ask if that was ok so I assume if you wanted to watch the other movie and they had a room open you could switch. The movie starts at dusk which was about 9:10 that evening. Inside each room is a speaker to listen to the sound. So here is where I think with a little upgrade that can make this hotel a must-stop. The speaker in our room was not as clear as I thought it would be. There wasn't really static but it just did not sound clear. Maybe was just this room but this may be something they could improve on. The screen are pretty far away from the motel. I'm not sure they can do anything about this. This started as a just a drive-in in the 50's and the owner built the motel around it later in the 60's. I know in the 50s-60's a lot of people went to drive-ins and you needed a large parking area. not anymore. There were maybe 20 cars the night we were there. I think there is easily 75-100 feet of empty space between the hotel and where the concession stand and cars park. I'm sure it would not be easy and maybe it's impossible but moving the screens closer to the hotel would be great. It probably didn't help that we were watching a "dark" movie. Most of Jurassic World 2 takes place at night or in dark rooms. The continental breakfast was hot and good. Just as good as a Hampton in my opinion. Overall I'm glad we stayed for the experience. I'm not sure we'd do it again without it being updated/upgraded but if you like a unique experience I say try it.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and our hot breakfast. We are sorry our speaker was not clear. Our movies are complimentary for all our guests at no extra charge. Our guests have a choice to watch the first screen from there rooms or drive in free of charge for either movie. We hope you can stay with us again soon, Safe and happy travels.

"Vintage but updated"

4
08/07/2018

We booked a stay here with our granddaughter on our way thru Colorado. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and they face the drive in where they play first run movies. It has a vintage but updated feel. The decor is all movie themed including star names in the concrete at the entrance. All the rooms have star names along with numbers.They have a great sense of humor too..the exercise room is the Arnold Schwarzenegger ! Lol ! The movie screen is a bit far away to see but you do get a free pass to go into the drive in with your room key if you prefer.There are movie audio volume controls in each room. The breakfast was delicious with good choices and the view at breakfast amazing. We would definitely recommend this motel.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our Unique hotel, we are please that you enjoyed the experience along with our beautiful views and hot breakfast.

"Vacation "

4
25/06/2018

Everyone was right! Deidre was awesome! She set us up and took very good care of us. She was awesome! It's not fancy, but it was homie! Got up for breakfast and it was one of the best we have had at a Best Western ever! If your ever around and need a place to stop. Deidra will take care of ya! Thank you Deidra! ??

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at our Homie hotel and appreciation of our staff. Safe Travels

"First Run Movie from your room"

4
18/06/2018

This unique motel is situated in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is about 40 miles from the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It is situated next to a drive-in movie that still operates and the rooms all have a window that faces the screen and you can watch the movie from your room. The breakfast is the best I have ever had in a moderately priced motel. Facilities are adequate and the place is clean. If you have a dog, you will be accommodated in their annex which does not have a view of the movies. However, you can drive into the drive-in free if you are a motel guest.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and all it has to offer and we appreciate your review on Trip Advisor! We hope to see you again soon! Safe and Happy Travels!

"Basic hotel with good size rooms"

3
05/06/2018

I stayed here during the Crane Festival and I would guess prices were higher due to demand. Front desk staff was a little stressed with multiple check-ins, but friendly. The room was fine, comfortable bed, everything worked well. Heater was a little tricky to keep at an even heat but it did keep the room warm. Looks like the movie access would be fun and make this a good stop for families. The room was upstairs, ask for first level if needed.

Mike S, Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at Best Western Movie Manor and your rating. We are happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and are rooms. Safe and happy travels!!

"Extremely unique place"

5
03/06/2018

Diedra deserves almost all the credit for the 5 stars. She is what a desk clerk should be. We didn't watch the movie, but just the fact that they are there makes this a must visit motel. The only negative is that we had to walk outside in freezing weather to get to breakfast. However, once we got there it was well worth the walk. Seeing the snow capped mountains in the distance only add to the atmosphere. Too bad the restaurant next door is closed, but the place recommend in town was very good.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are please that you enjoyed your stay at our Unique Hotel, and that our staff made you feel right at home, and that you enjoyed your breakfast while taking in our beautiful views.

"Forget manners at the manor, go to a theater."

2
02/06/2018

My wife is from the area and had always talked about how cool it would be to stay at the Movie Manor. We stayed here and were very disappointed with the visit. The place was not packed by any means, but we were given a room that didn't exactly face the screen. Of course it didn't help that the night we were there, the main screen didn't work, at ALL. When I called about the main screen, I was told there was a power outage in the morning but they were hoping it was going to work (which they decided in about 30-minutes to give up for the night). Funny thing is, no one mentioned this at check-in time, but at 915 at night, they had no problem telling us the truth. I then asked if we could switch the sound to the secondary screen (which was working) and were told that that was not an option, as only the main screen is piped into the room. You'd think as long as this place has been around, you'd have the option of screen 1 or 2, but I guess technology hasn't caught up in this hotel. I asked what our options were and the "customer service representative" informed me that we could drive around and PAY for the second screen, which at this point was 1/4 of the way into the film. What a lousy way to spend the night, watching "Deadpool 2" from a chair in silence. I totally understand that technology doesn't always work, but why not tell us at check-in that there is a chance the main screen isn't working and offer a "free pass" to see the secondary screen. Do something other than hoping that the main screen will work. At least the movie-goers in the drive-in were given the option to head to screen 2 or get their money back, those of us in the hotel were offered zilch for the technical troubles. In the future, I'll spend a little less for a more modern hotel in the area and just pay to go and see a movie at the theater. Best Western showed nothing but total disappointment and an absolute disregard for any customer service.

Mike S, Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you Steven R for your review and letting us know about your concern. We are sorry for any inconvenience that mother nature may have caused. When the power went out that morning we did not know the movie would not work until we played it which is procedure. Our projector burnt out and we were attempting to fix it as soon as we found out it was not working. When the front desk got the notice about the movie would not working they called every room to notify them. The movie is complementary to all our guests. Screen 1 is the only screen that is piped into the rooms. Our guests have the choice the watch screen 1 from their rooms or drive in to watch either movie free of charge. When the hotel was first built it only had 1 screen. The second screen was not built until later on. Which is why the second screen is not steamed into the rooms. On behalf of our staff we strive to make our guests happy. Again we are sorry for any inconvenience are we hope you will give us a second chance.

"Movies not family friendly"

4
27/05/2018

Parents should be aware that movies shown are NOT family friendly. Violent PG-13 movie was shown and trailers before it used the F-word. Very disappointing and spoiled our visit. Room was well-decorated, bed comfortable, water hot, wifi good, breakfast good, staff polite and helpful.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Our apologies for not meeting your expectations during your visit. Typically, our future guests call in before their visit to confirm the movies we will be showing during their stay. We appreciate your kind comments towards our property and staff. We hope to see you return in the future for another stay.

"Drive Inn"

5
21/04/2018

Drive Inn motel is something everyone should experience. Mine was excellent. Bed comfortable, clean room. You watch a drive inn movie right through your large window, with the speaker switch at in your room. How great is that!! Hostess made you feel part of the family. She smiled and made you feel welcome. Was a wonderful stay.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at our Unique and Fun Hotel. We also appreciate that you had a good night in our clean room and comfortable bed. And that our staff made you feel at home. Hope you have safe travels on your way home.

"Unique freindly. Old but good"

5
14/04/2018

Surprisingly nice for updated motel. Friendly staff. Good beds. Clean room. Very nice Breakfast. Talked to owner in the morning and learned of the history. Very interesting story. Drive in movie screen outside your window. With sound in your room. Would stay again.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you, for staying at our unique hotel and appreciation of our updates and friendly staff. We are also pleased that you enjoyed our complmentry breakfast.

"Good stay to see the cranes"

4
23/03/2018

We traveled to Monte Vista to see the Sandhill Cranes and stayed at this hotel. We were quit impressed with the cleanliness and remodel of an older motel. The staff were very courteous and kind. The room was very clean, up to date, comfortable and quiet. Our only complaint would be that the heater was noisy and turned on and off constantly. It was to noisy to sleep so we turned it off and then got cold in the night... an extra blanket would have been helpful but there were no extras in the room. The breakfast was very good and better than expected.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for stayed with us and kind review. we appreciate you noticed our clean,remodel rooms and our staff service. Sorry for incontinence regarding about heater issue. we have address to maintenance department and issue been resolved. Hope to see you soon.

"Felt like small business attention to service"

5
10/03/2018

Great service from friendly folks who really want to please. Wonderful large room that they were happy to let us use for our group dinner. Fast and efficient check in and check out. Very willing to work with our large (19 women) group.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review on Trip Advisor. We are happy you loved our Friendly Staff, facility and the amenities. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Off-season awesome!"

5
03/03/2018

Movie Manor is fairly quiet during the off-season (winter). I recently added this overnight stop in beautiful Monte Vista, CO to my rather short commute from my residence to my parents home. The location is serene and quiet. Great sun and moon rise views, wonderful sunset views if you step out the front door. Late February and March might yield a glimpse of Sand Hill Cranes! Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff are warm and welcoming. I'm sure it is great during "movie" season, but it is awesome during non-movie season too!

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"A gem with a lot going on!"

5
21/02/2018

I found this place as I drove past on highway 160. It is next door to a restaurant and drive-in movie theater. It is a seasonal place so not many guests are here now and they offered a very reasonable rate. I met the owner “Mike” at check-in who is a pleasant man willing to share his life story about how he ended up here owning the hotel and surrounding property...but, back to the Review. My wife and I are in room 112 which is a King room on the ground floor with a window that looks at the drive-in movie screen. (There are rooms with a beautiful view of the mountains as well.) Then you notice there are speakers in the room with a volume control so you can hear what is being said at the drive-in. Mike explained that June is a big month when they have car shows and show movies from the 60's. Our room is called the Jessica Lange room. There is even a drag strip on the property. The room is clean and comfortable. The bed is great with a semi firm mattress. The staff is the best (we met Mikes wife too but missed her name). This property is a great destination for the traveler or the weekend getaway.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Best Western Movie Manor "

5
17/02/2018

I've been staying at this place since October of 2017 and the management have always been really friendly and helpful to everything that I needed, I totally recommend this hotel if you need somewhere to in Monte Vista

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Pleasant Surpirise"

5
04/01/2018

We weren't expecting too much from a hotel in Monte Vista. But the rooms were modern, super clean & the staff was very friendly. The hotel is obviously older, but the updates that they've done are noticeable. The bathrooms are super cramped, but that just comes with the older building. Otherwise a fantastic place to stay. Breakfast was great & by far the cleanest dining room I've seen in a hotel. Will be sure to stay here if we are down south again!!!

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Not really your average BW"

3
30/12/2017

This hotel is older but well maintained with a very nice eating area with great view. Breakfast area should be larger for a full hotel. Good breakfast though. Location is a couple miles outside of town. Quiet, easy parking access. In summer movies can be viewed from your room on a drive-in theatre screen.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Good value hotel with minor things to consider."

4
30/12/2017

This is unique hotel that apparently has drive in theater, and you can watch the movie from the rooms (you can get rooms with large windows that you can see the screen along with volume/speaker control). It was winter so drive in was not operational. Arrived after sunset - entrance was bit difficult to locate, and may be missed if not careful. Location - right off the open highway, 5 min drive to town area. Because of the building arrangement, I drove to get breakfast in cold morning. May not be an issue during summer. Rooms were clean, spacious, but bit old/outdated. Beds & pillows were comfortable, shower and sink worked fine. Staff seemed professional and caring. Good value.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Staff"

5
19/12/2017

I would stay here even if it didn't have movies, golf course, great breakfast, nice rooms or a concession stand. Because of the family and staff that run this place. They treat me like family every time I stay here. Staying is a fun experience. The rooms are very, very clean and cozy. The location is safe and quiet. The breakfast is very good, especially the waffles. This is a must stay for southern Colorado.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Great service and clean room, including staff member"

5
15/12/2017

This hotel is on very good location, I always enjoy to stay their. Mr. Mike is very helpful and always their to support hotel gust. The entire hotel was clean and welcoming. The breakfast was very good, including coffee.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review and recommendation. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Can watch movies"

4
22/11/2017

It is in the middle of nowhere. A Chinese place will deliver and there is a restaurant that you can walk to. We stayed near the end of the season and it was pretty cool to watch the movie from your room. It would be better to go during summer and get more movies. But, yeah, nice place and friendly staff. You should like it.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Excellent Place to Stay"

5
30/10/2017

My husband I just love the service we receive here! The couple that run this place are pleasant and helpful to say the least! They are truly fantastic and the place is CLEAN! If I could mark a double on clean I would. We have family here and chose to stay in the hotel as it is truly a treat!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Wonderful rooms with breakfast and movies!"

5
23/10/2017

Wonderful staff, very pleasant, courteous and helpful!Breakfast would please anyone. Everything was fully stocked, the eggs, bacon,sausage = all hot! Several juices, fruits, yogurt, cheeses, and even the biscuits and gravy that some travelers adore! The staff kept the tables cleaned and asked if we needed anything. The rooms were clean and bright.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. We are happy you were pleased with our rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Go for the experience, not the property"

3
22/10/2017

This is a standard Best Western that could use a little maintenance. The parking lot is literally a cleared asphalt pad - some landscaping or curbs to help with the dust would be nice. But it is a desert area and we weren't there for the flowers. There are great views of the valley and surrounding mountains and you can see for miles. The breakfast room was particularly crowded without enough seating (probably just right for most days, but there was a large group of professionals that day that really took over the area). Kind of awkward to eat our breakfast in the lobby next to the front desk. There is an interesting book there about the owner and how the hotel came to be - check it out on the coffee table in the lobby. Our unit was clean and we were given a room for disabled guests which had a roll-in shower (not necessary but spacious) We chose this hotel for the unique opportunity of watching a drive-in movie from our hotel room. A very cool experience that I would absolutely recommend. That said, this hotel really needs to work on the speaker system. With the technology available today, the static and feedback could easily be fixed. The rooms are named after Hollywood stars, a cute touch. There are two screens but the hotel only faces one, you have to sit in your car if you want to watch the other screen. The experience is one to cross off your list but not the hotel itself is not particularly remarkable.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased you had a unique experience and appreciated the nostalgic drive-in movie theme as well as the great views. We sure hope we have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"Movie Manor"

5
15/10/2017

This is a great place and the owners try very hard to ensure you have a nice stay! I highly recommend it, if you are staying in the San Luis Valley this place should be on your list to spend a night or more.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review and recommendation. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Cute and quiet retreat!"

4
27/09/2017

Lovely little place that brings you back to the 50s era movie decor and a functional drive in theater! Movie screens can be viewed from the bedrooms as well as a wall switch to turn the movie audio off if you don't want to watch it. The town is a lovely and homey small town that beckons you to walk around and take in the beautiful culture and scenery

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are grateful for your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased you appreciated the nostalgic drive-in movie theme as well as the small town culture and scenery. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"A decent motel"

4
25/09/2017

The unique thing of watching the movie from your room should not be missed. I recommend doggy style. Then you can both watch the movie. When I checked in, they said that I had booked two rooms. Which is crazy. I'm sure it will be be all sorted out. The woman at the front desk was very helpful and friendly.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We apologize for the misunderstanding of the booking of 2 rooms. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our concept of watching the movies from the room as well as our friendly and helpful staff. We hope you will come back and visit us soon.

"Just the right amount of kitsch."

5
25/09/2017

I have been all over the US on my motorcycle this summer staying exclusively at Best Western. This was one of the best stays. In my top 3 for sure. Clean, friendly, etc. There is a restaurant on-site that we did not get a chance to try, but we we did eat at Nino's which was fairly good.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are so pleased to hear we made your top 3 for places to stay on your travels this summer. We hope you can come and visit us again.

"Old School Drive In Movie from Your Room"

5
24/09/2017

Ok - It is a drive in movie location so it is outside of town a small distance but it is worth the effort to go there. Where else can you experience this?? The breakfast fare was as good as we have found at a BW and was quite good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Needed help getting some cold bags frozen to keep my insulin cold - no problem. Stop there if you are passing through on US 160 which is also a beautiful drive.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are certainly happy you had a good experience at our facility. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"AWESOME outdoor movie theme!!"

5
17/09/2017

What an awesome experience watching an outdoor movie old drive in style from our hotel room with all of the movie theater snacks offered!! Super quiet location with very cool theme and the staff was very helpful, acccomodating and kind! Will definitely stay here in in Southern CO again! 5 stars!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor 5 star rating and review. We are so glad you appreciated the drive-in movie concept. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"A Unique Experience!"

5
10/09/2017

I stayed here with my wife on a recent road trip. I had read about what a unique place this was. I convinced here to stay here. She thought I was joking with her until we arrived and she saw the drive in movie screens! My only complaint is that not all of the rooms allow you to lay in bed and watch the movies, in some of them you need to sit in the chairs. All in all a great experience! We will be back! The employees and staff are very nice!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are thankful for your business and TripAdvisor review. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to your next visit to the area. Safe and happy travels.

"Unique and Fun"

5
10/09/2017

Charming bit of vintage fun! How many times do you see an outdoor drive-in movie theater? Not too many of these left to find. However, some creative individuals took this older motel connected to a drive-in and refashioned it for the modern times. Absolutely loved the idea and the creativity. First read about this in the WEIRD COLORADO book. Being a film buff, I had to investigate. Yes, you can actually lodge in a nice retrofitted hotel room and enjoy a feature film from your window! The speaker is connected right there in the room. You have a choice of two different movies to watch; the main one is usually for family entertainment. This place is located on the western outskirts of town. Other than that it has a great breakfast and the usual offerings of a Best Western. Worth a look!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. We are happy we made a good impression. We look forward to your next visit with us. Safe and happy travels.

"Awesome! "

5
04/09/2017

This hotel was my 6.5yo sons highlight of our trip! Nice staff, nice rooms, and got to watch a new release from our bed! Even has a concession stand for goodies to watch the movie with. Good breakfast! Would definately recommend! We were on way to Great Sand Dunes. About 50min from them.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business as well as taking the time to submit your TripAdvisor review/recommendation. We are grateful we were able to assist in making happy memories on your trip. We sure hope you will come visit again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Great View, Drive-in Movie, Courteous Staff"

5
28/08/2017

It was a nice surprising experience overall. I watched movies sitting on my bed! The hotel is located next to a major highway, but back side of the hotel is a meadow. The hotel was updating furniture in the rooms downstairs while I was there. So, it seems they are continuously making improvements.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are pleased you had a nice surprising experience at our establishment. We aim to please and sure hope we earned your repeat business. Safe and happy travels.

"A funky delight"

4
28/08/2017

We ended up watching a truly silly movie from our room. This is a kitschy motel that is in good shape and does a good job. The staff is lovely. The lobby treats were nice, too. Breakfast was predictable and just fine. The beds were fine. I know I'll stay again if I pass through Monte Vista.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are thankful for your business and TripAdvisor review. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to your next visit to the area. Safe and happy travels.

"Colorado Road Trip"

4
27/08/2017

I found out about this after reading a previous review. This motel is a slice of Americana - who could pass up the ability to watch a drive-in movie from your motel room? It was quaint and a nice spot to overnight.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review. We are so glad you appreciated the drive-in movie concept. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"Nice Concept"

3
26/08/2017

A group of twenty four of us stayed here. While the "watch a movie from your hotel room" is a nice concept, this hotel is in major need of an update! It could be so much more than what it is if it were decorated cool and eclectic. We only stayed one night and we did not eat breakfast there.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We apologize that our newly renovated rooms did not meet your expectations. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"What a fun and homey place to stay!"

5
26/08/2017

We booked this room for location as we were on a motorcycle trip to Colorado and Monte Vista was the perfect stop. We had no idea what a unique experience we would have here! Check in was fast and friendly. The room was immaculate and had modern touches. Delightful cafe on property with the friendliest waitress and seriously the most delicious banana walnut pancakes with ham on side as well as bacon and French toast homemade for us at dinner time. After dinner we went to our room, opened the curtain and watched the outdoor movie screen from the comfort of our bed! Breakfast in the morning was generous and well tended to. I have told friends and family to stop at the movie manor on their way to Colorado and hope I find myself on the area again someday soon. Highly recommend. It's an older property but room and bathroom very well kept and clean, new modern bedding and great staff. The view at sunrise was amazing. Highly recommend.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful review along with your recommendation on TripAdvisor. We are happy we made a good impression. We look forward to your next visit with us. Safe and happy travels.

"Nice, different type of hotel"

4
20/08/2017

We stopped overnight on our way to Cortez. The hotel sits by a drive-in theater and you can actually watch the movies from your room. Kind of a cool feature although we got in to late to enjoy the movie. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. The thing that kept the rating from being higher was the bathroom. The cleanliness was not what I have come to expect from BW. The grout on the shower tile was dirty. At first I wasn't sure if it was stained or just dirty. I took a wash cloth and was able to remove the dirt. The morning breakfast was really good. Normally I avoid the eggs at hotel breakfast bars as they are not usually good. The eggs here were the best I have had at any BW. Overall the experience was good and would recommend the hotel.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your choosing to visit the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor recommendation. We are always happy to get feedback from our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience regarding the tub grout. We will definitely review the cleaning inspection process to ensure all rooms are meeting our high cleaning standards/expectations. We sure hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future. Safe and Happy Travels.

"good price but no pool"

3
20/08/2017

didn't watch the movies which is kinda the point but it was a safe decent stay at a good price... restaurant next door is adequate, the waitress is a hoot and a half! all in all, you can definitely do worse in this area

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and taking the time to submit your TripAdvisor review. We sure wish you would have been able to experience watching the drive-in movie from your room. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Safe and happy travels.

"Layover"

3
19/08/2017

Was a clean place rooms where old but good restaurant didn"t take credit cards did have ATM but charge to use it. maybe it was that it just opened up.Movie that was playing was a kid movie and not good one at that. Has two screens but only one sound in room but could watch either screen.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review on TripAdvisor. We wish we could have met your movie genre with one of the complimentary new movie releases shown on either of the drive-in movie screens. Best Western is not directly affiliated with the onsite restaurant, but we hope the credit card issue will be resolved soon. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"Movie Manor was a real gem!"

5
15/08/2017

What a cool place in the middle of no where. Movie themed motel with its own Drive In. Watched movies in comfy chairs in the room. Breakfast was so good and convenient. Employees where so polite and helpful. Facilities were updated and clean. Great value!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your kind comments within your TripAdvisor review. We are always pleased to get feedback from our guests. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Safe and happy travels.

"Bring your own hot water"

2
14/08/2017

Dancing in and out of the shower as it turns cold and then hot and keeps cycling. Stair railing to the 2nd floor are not safe for kids(easy to walk through) I have stayed here many times before and had issues. I will never stay there again

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
747rexw, We apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced with your stay at our property. Unfortunately, we had not received any complaints regarding water temperature problems so we had no knowledge of this issue. We hope you reschedule a trip to the Best Western Movie Manor so we can ensure a comfortable stay for you and your family.

"Unique experience with quality accomodations"

4
14/08/2017

When I found out there was a drive-in theater attached, I was excited. There are two screens and we werent' facing the screen with the movie we wished to see, but that just meant we got to go to a drive-in in our car. There aren't many places where you can still do that, and it was a good experience to share with my son.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your kind review. We aim to please and are happy your family had a unique and fun experience at our facility. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travles.

"Spiderman from my room!"

5
13/08/2017

This is a terrific hotel! I loved being able to relax in my room and watch a movie after charging my concessions to the room. The room rate was very reasonable and the staff were all helpful. The breakfast bar was very good and the bed was comfortable. I only stayed for one night, but it looked as though the hotel had a lot of amenities. the restaurant they suggested for dinner (Quincy's Steakhouse) was incredible and the hotel was very quiet.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your kind review. We aim to please and are happy your family had a unique and fun experience at our facility. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travels.

"Nicest motel room of our trip"

5
12/08/2017

Booking.com reservation wasn't confirmed, but the lady who checked us in went out of her way to ensure we had a room at the correct price. She said they had a similar experience the previous week, & even gave us a king size bed, even though we might have originally reserved a queen bed. I probably won't use Booking.com again, but I will stay at a Best Western again.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business. We are pleased we were able to fulfill your reservation with an upgraded room. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Motel with a drive-in movie!"

5
09/08/2017

The Movie Manor Motel is a great place. We really enjoyed watching the drive-in movie from our comfortable room. It was very clean and the breakfast was good and the breakfast room has a great view of the mountains. The owners were great, I left behind a personal item and they called me immediately to notify me. Luckily I was nearby and was able to swing back and pick it up but I got the feeling they would have sent it to me if I had been unable to return.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are happy you enjoyed the drive-in movie from your clean and comfortable room, as well as the breakfast with a view of the mountains. We are also glad we located your personal item in time for you to swing back and pick it up. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again when you are in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Movie Manor"

5
09/08/2017

This motel, in the mountains was a perfect place to spend the night. It had two movies going that you could watch from your room. Though only one sound came through. It would be a fun place to settle your kids. The room it's self was clean, and comfortable.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased you enjoyed your night with us. We look forward to serving you again when you are in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Not great"

3
07/08/2017

The drive in movie available from your room is the coolest thing about this hotel. Otherwise it is not very clean, the dust is everywhere: under the bed, on the hairdryer. The smell in the room is not so pleasant because everything is old and you can not ventilate it, the windows are not possible to open. The breakfast was average. In other words, we stayed there for 2 nights and it was conveniently located to where we were going, however I would not stay there again, especially for the price we were charged.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy you enjoyed the nostalgia of the drive-in movie theme. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are shocked your room was dusty as we take great pride in our newly renovated rooms. Our housekeeping staff will be advised of your feedback as well. The big picture windows facing the drive in movie screen do not open, however, we have venting windows on the opposite side of the room near the bathroom. It is unfortunate we were not aware of your concerns while you were with us as we would have done our best to intervene and/or assist in making your stay more comfortable. Safe and Happy Travles.

"At home at the Movie Manor"

5
06/08/2017

I would give Movie Manor 5 stars all the way around. I have stayed here before and wil not stay anywhere else while I visit in Monte Vista. My room has always been clean, everything works, staff is wonderful, breakfast is delicious! I feel very safe and comfortable staying there.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your continued loyalty, business and TripAdvisor review. We look forward to serving you again soon. Happy and safe travles.

"Family get away"

5
01/08/2017

It was my 3yr old grandson first time there and her loved that he could buy popcorn and watch a movie right from his hotel bed and there was also a play ground by the movie screen for kids to play on .

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor; we appreciate your business. We are happy your grandson loved the hotel drive-in movie experience along with the concession stand treats. We sure hope you will come visit us again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Fun time at The Movie Manor"

5
01/08/2017

We had a blast! Great rooms, and we enjoyed the drive-in movie from our bed looking out the large picture window! It was a kids movie, but we liked it. Room was clean, and the bed was comfy! Great breakfast the next morning too!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you had a blast watching the drive-in movie from your comfy bed in your clean room and breakfast the next morning. We sure hope you will come visit us again. Safe and Happy Travels.

""Despicable me 3""

5
31/07/2017

Walking into the Movie Manor BW Motel room in Monte Vista, CO just as the movie "Despicable Me 3" began will be a cherished memory for our two grand children (ages 8 and 10) on their 3 week (ending with a 5 day cross country driving trip) adventure with their grand parents.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are glad to have been part of such cherished memories within your 3 week adventure. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Must stop on a Colorado road trip"

4
30/07/2017

So fun! A throw back to the good old days of family road trips! Where else can you lay in your motel bed and watch a drive-in movie with audio pumped into the room? A unique motel experience. The rooms are roomy, comfortable and updated and the amenities are suited to the hotel range/price with a few extras, including a great in-room coffee station and a nice hot breakfast included each morning. The motel was also situated perfectly for us to explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado Gators farm and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The staff were friendly and accommodating and you really get that small town feel.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a unique, throw back experience at our facility. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again when you are in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Wonderful motel that has a drive-in movie attached."

5
30/07/2017

What a concept...a very nice motel where you can watch and hear a drive in movie from your room. They were just wrapping up a major remodel job and it was very well done. Great trailer parking, very quiet, outstanding breakfast buffet and a fabulous on site BBQ restaurant. What more could a traveler ask for? All of the staff were friendly and extremely eager to please.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed the drive-in movie theme, breakfast buffet, friendly staff and renovated rooms. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Perfect Family Outing."

5
24/07/2017

It was so much fun to arrive at the hotel and see the 2 big movie screens. We were able to choose the movie we wanted to be facing. You could choose either the old time drive-in, and take your car over there. Or watch from your room. The sound was great! The movie was easy to see from the room. The breakfast had a huge spread.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. It is so exciting to here that you enjoyed everything our establishment had to offer. The drive in movies are something you will never forget. We hope you can come see us again. Management

"Road trip to see a movie"

5
24/07/2017

eight of us went to stay and see a movie from our room. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. The views of the mountains great. We just wished you could have picked which movie to watch, instead of having one piped in and you would have to go in your car to see the other. Going to the concession stand and bringing food back to your room was fun. Loved having a pajama party and seeing a new movie

Mike S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are pleased to here you enjoyed staying with us. It is great to here you had a fun pajama party and got to enjoy the movie from your room as well as our concessions. The mountain view is just a little extra to enjoy. We hope you can come and visit us again. Thank You Management

"Truly Best Western"

5
23/07/2017

Give them a try, they are truly best western with a free movie. Absolutely the best. What else would I say??? Just best and best of the best. Good in price and excellent in service. Wonderful location

Mike S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to here you were pleased with our property and hope to see you again. Management

"Awesome!"

5
22/07/2017

Clean, cute, nice rooms, great view. Yummy breakfast. Awesome movie..very kid friendly, nice staff, clean and pretty rooms. Great price. Close to sand dunes and gator farm and good restaurants. Beautiful mountain views!!!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your thoughtful TripAdvisor review. Please come again. Safe and happy travels.

"Kitsch Fun"

4
21/07/2017

Nothing fancy, but clean rooms, a pleasant staff and you are at a working drive-in theater with first run movies. Add a traveling thunderstorm to the mix and you even get some excitement. Bottom line: it's fun.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Gareth, We appreciate the review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we hope to serve you again to your standards so we can earn an extra star! Thank you for staying with us. Safe travels.

"A Unique Experience"

4
20/07/2017

Watching a movie on an old drive-in screen from your room with in room speaker system in very unique! Be sure to ask which movie is available in your room as there is only one of the two screens. BUT, you also have the option to drive in the theater and watch either of the movies included in the room price. There is a snack bar available with the popcorn, hotdogs, soft drinks, and snacks. A trip down memory lane!

"how is it that we had never heard about this place???"

5
19/07/2017

We stayed here during a family road trip. We wanted to stay somewhere close to the Sand Dunes, and a friend recommended this hotel as a very unique and fun family experience. What an awesome recommendation! It was so much fun to sit in our hotel room and look out the window at the drive-in movie screen and watch Despicable Me 3 (or Spiderman, if we so chose) from our hotel room with the sound piping in through the speakers inside our hotel room. The kids loved it! And so did my wife and I. Free breakfast the next morning (before we head out to visit the Sand Dunes) was a great amenity. The buffet had plenty of hot and cold breakfast options for kids and for adults. I can't believe we have lived in Denver for 15 years and never heard about this unique and fun hotel. We will definitely go back here again!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your kind review. We aim to please and are happy your family had a unique and fun experience at our facility. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and happy travles.

"Nice and Quirky Hotel in the Rockies"

5
19/07/2017

Nice hotel in a beautiful location. Rooms were clean and came with mini fridges. The really unique aspect of this place is a drive in movie theater on the hotel grounds. Unfortunately no movie was playing when I was there because it was winter. Mike at the front desk was very helpful.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor. Thank you for your business and your review on TripAdvisor. It is unfortunate you were unable to be here during our drive-in movie season. We hope you will come again for the drive-in movie experience; it would a pleasure to serve you. Safe and Happy Travels!

"Quaint, welcoming"

5
19/07/2017

Outdoor movies at this motel are a great unique treat. The staff, starting with Mike and Sangita, were warm and welcoming to us and to our adult children, who arrived before us. Breakfast was good - typical variety at a BW, in a nice, attractive room.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are thankful for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We hope you will stay with us again. Safe and happy travels!

"A Great Time at Best Western Movie Manor"

5
18/07/2017

A great place to stay. Clean, comfortable, affordable, great breakfast and exceptional staff. The movie is an added bonus. It was a very quiet room and the bed was really comfortable. I will tell all my friends about it

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you choosing to stay at Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and for taking the time to submit your review on TripAdvisor. You gave us one of the greatest compliments; we are pleased you will tell all your friends about our facility. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Very Clean"

5
13/07/2017

Our room was clean and had a small fridge. The window faced the screen where the kids' drive in movie was playing (the sound is on a switch in the room). My husband and I moved the chairs to the window and watched Despicable M3 while our teenagers took the car over to watch Spiderman on the other screen (included in the price). The breakfast was good with eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, waffles, bagels, condiments like shredded cheese and salsa. It was really nice, and the price was great. The washer and dryer were on the ground floor, and the room was clean.

"Comfortable, clean & Truck parking!"

4
13/07/2017

Very clean and comfortable. Traveled with pets. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 is the room could have had a handicap height toilet in the bathroom. Plenty of truck parking for our semi. Thanks for a great stay

"Summer vacation"

4
12/07/2017

While we were traveling through Colorado we decided to stop at the Best Western Movie Manor. The reason we stopped at this particular motel is there is a drive in movie theater located directly behind the property so you can watch the latest movie while relaxing in your room. There is a speaker for the theater in your room.

"Funky Drive Inn Concept"

4
10/07/2017

So it is a drive in from your room concept, pretty funny and original. Room was perfectly fine simple motel. Beds were comfortable and all was well. Didn't really watch the movie. Complementary breakfast was hearty and good. No complaints.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy you appreciated the drive-in movie theme, perfectly fine rooms, comfortable beds and hearty breakfast. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Love this place"

5
08/07/2017

We visit here almost each year. Nice, clean and newly carpeted rooms. Hotel staff is great. Nice full complimentary breakfast each morning. Great location. Two movie screens to watch. One movie can be watched from your room, the other movie requires you to drive your vehicle in. Movies are always new releases.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your continued loyalty to Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We look forward to serving you again soon. Safe and Happy Travles.

"Well kept gem"

4
06/07/2017

This was a treat! There were 2 movie screens to choose from. The breakfast was fresh and tasty and the rooms were recently redone. We had a first floor room it was quiet and clean. Would definitely recommend a stop here. Kid friendly!

"Fun and unique place to sta"

5
04/07/2017

Our plan was to stay in Alamosa but there was a snafu with our reservation there which we did not find out about until the evening of our reservation. So, with time wasting and no hotel reservation, we lucked into this place not too far from Alamosa. The movie theme is carried out quite well - the rooms are named for movie stars. We saw a great movie from our room and the speaker in the room worked well. It was most unusual but was a very memorable experience. The room was very clean and had a mini fridge and microwave and the beds were comfy. The breakfast was good. Staff was very friendly. We would recommend checking out which movies are playing and choose a room appropriate - or you can actually take your vehicle to the drive in. We would recommend it. Just note that a lot of restaurants in town close around 8 PM so plan for that!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying at Best Western Movie Manor; we are honored to have had the opportunity to serve you when your reservation in Alamosa did not go as planned. We appreciate your kind review and recommendation on TripAdvisor. We certainly hope you will come visit us again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Awesome and unexpected"

5
03/07/2017

We booked a last minute stay on our way back to Denver and were so surprised to stumble on this gem! Drive-in movie from the clean hotel room! Obviously the staff here care about the place. Watching the beautiful sunset prior to the movie, only available like that in the Colorado mountains. If you have kids, they will absolutely love the place!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Daved, Thank you for choosing our Best Western property while passing through. A scenic view of the mountains comes with your stay at our property. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience, and we hope to see you and your family again!

"Great Hotel"

5
03/07/2017

Staff awesome; room clean and spacious; comfortable beds; nice breakfast; movie from your room was a first for me to see and something different and fun. The event I went to had the bbq catered from the spot right next door and it was amazing!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
renaem809, Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to get feedback from our guests and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Awesome On-Your-Way Stop"

5
02/07/2017

This place is pretty darn cool. With a hotel room purchase, you can go to the drive-in movie. Sweetness! We were able to take our six kids to Despicable Me 3, which just came out. So for just a little bit more than what it would cost to take a large family to a brand new movie, we got a hotel room included. The room was very nice. What a great set up in the middle of nowhere Colorado.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Kell E, Thank you for choosing our property for your stay. We strive to exceed expectations of our guests. We are happy to get feedback and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Nice place with a fun feature"

5
28/06/2017

Everything about our stay was great - staff was friendly and accommodating, the room was spacious and clean, the bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was wonderful (more than I was expecting, actually). The hotel grounds were well maintained - the management certainly is doing a good job of making sure all the details are covered. We stayed here after visiting the Sand Dunes (about half an hour a way), and we would definitely come back and stay at this place if we're in the area again. Also, the movie was a fun twist. We had to arrange ourselves "just so" between the two beds and the chairs in the rooms so that all four of us could watch, but it worked fine. I'd recommend the 2nd floor to see the screen a bit better, but it would probably be fine on the lower level, too.

"Unique with the old feel of days past!! Highly Recommend!"

5
28/06/2017

Booked this hotel for 47 Corvette owners on a 17 day road trip. We stayed in all types of hotels/motels but this was truly unique with the drive in movie screens. Very clean hotel with comfortable beds and updated bathrooms. Wonderful breakfast with beautiful view and owners that went well out of their way to make our group feel welcome to include providing a car wash area for us to use. If your tired of the standard "corporate" stays, you would love this place.

"Unique motel, GREAT owners"

5
27/06/2017

When an unexpected stay-over made the reservation that we made here several weeks in advance impossible to accommodate, the owner went out of her way to help make all well for us! We all (kids and grown-ups alike) absolutely loved the novelty of the drive-in experience in-room, and the kids had a great time at the play-ground!

"Unique experience, great personal service"

4
27/06/2017

Mike, the front desk clerk, was great at handling a booking problem that I made. He got us into a great room and made sure we were able to see the movie (which was our main reason for trying to get into this hotel). It was so fun watching a drive-in movie from our room. It's a unique experience that I hope to share with the rest of my family someday.

"Highly recommend"

5
26/06/2017

Wonder property. Great location. Very comfortable beds. Breakfast choices were great. Loved the coffee in the lobby made available to guests all day. Didn't watch the movie, but great added feature. Will definitely stay here again

"Staying the night going thru town."

4
22/06/2017

Best Western is always my first choice to stay when out of town. They are always clean. The breakfast is always good. Friendly staff that care about their customers. They always try to accommodate you as to your room needs are concerns. Not much else to say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Fun, unique location!"

5
20/06/2017

We recently stayed at the Movie Manor during a family vacation. All four of us loved this stop and we would not hesitate to stay here again. The staff was very friendly, the room was clean, large, and well furnished. The breakfast was great! We appreciate that the hotel had dairy free options since we have family members who are allergic to dairy. What really sets this location apart is the free movie! It is such a neat concept and is done so well. Is it the same as sitting in a movie theater or watching on your TV? Of course not but the sound system in the room was great and we were way more comfortable sitting in our room than we would have been in the car! This stop rates as one of my family's favorite on our two week trip. Obviously this is not a luxury hotel. But if you are someone who needs luxury hotels you are probably not stopping in Monte Vista!

"So fun!"

5
19/06/2017

We had a great stay: the breakfast is good, the rooms are nice, and the movie from your room is really fun. We ordered in Chinese food while we watched. We got a bonus view of the full moon. I wish we had a drive in closer to home too, we would go again!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to get feedback from our guests and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Reservation Problems"

3
19/06/2017

Motel was Ok, Reservations were screwed up when we arrived, and we got a lot of excuses. Upon Checkout the rate was higher than quoted, but was adjusted. Breakfast was not hot. Bath Rooms were the smallest I have ever seen.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Our team is sorry to hear that you had reservation issues upon arrival. We do our best to ensure an issue free checkin so our guests have more time to relax during their stay. We hope for your to return to our property so we can better your experience. Thank you for staying with us. Management

"Fun departure from the norm!"

5
18/06/2017

What a fun place to stay. When was the last time you went to a drive-in movie? Here's your chance. Nice place with movie options included. All the rooms have movie star names. Right next door is a nice casual smoked BBQ restaurant. Would definitely stay there again.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to get feedback from our guests and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"A blast from the past!!"

4
15/06/2017

This is a very fun place to stay. We were there for dirt drag race weekend the first of June. It was so fun to be there with all of the old cars,... great atmosphere. Nice little bar with a very friendly bartender. Beautiful view of the mountains. The rooms were nice in a retro sort of way. Would absolutely stay there again.

"fun for the night"

4
12/06/2017

This was super fun for the night! It was exactly what I was hoping for, being able to watch the big screen from the comfort of my own room. We got popcorn from the concessions to complete the experience. They do have microwaves in the room if you want to bring your own popcorn. The continental breakfast was also delicious. The rooms looked recently updated, and they were nice and spacious.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We appreciate your review regarding your stay at our property. While being the only property with this design in the whole world, we take pride in our establishment. Watching a movie on a drive in movie screen from the comfort of your bed is a unique perk you get by staying with us. We hope to see you back so we can better your experience for an extra star!! Thank you for your review, Julia.

"Very comfortable beds"

4
12/06/2017

The bed and bedding combination at this hotel made for a very comfortable night's sleep for the entire family. Of course, the novelty of watching a new release movie from the hotel room was a hit for the kids.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting our property! We take pride in our facility and location and strive to serve our guests with the best experience possible. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

"Novel Place to stay"

4
12/06/2017

Hotel was clean and has been updated in what appears to be the past few years. Clean. Issue with internet and TV not working, probably just a down server. Not a big deal for me as I was headed to bed. Quite novel to turn on the speaker, open the curtain and watch the feature at the drive-in out the window. fun experience.

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We have previously updated our rooms and are still in the process of adding finishing touches to the property. Apologies for the inconveniences with internet and TV issues. We have resolved them. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you back!

"A destination all it's own"

5
10/06/2017

This was just a one night stop on a road trip to the Four Corners area. But in the end it could have been a destination in and of itself. While we were there, I scoured the internet to see if I could find another hotel that over looked a drive in, and this is the only one. It's incredibly unique. Put it on your bucket list and tell your friends, there isn't another one like this on the planet. Ask for a room on the second floor, and let them know which movie you want to see. The lady at front desk was very kind and helpful. The rooms do have a microwave and fridge. You can go to the concessions stand and get pop corn and cokes. We brought a bottle of wine. Chairs can be pulled over to watch the movie close to the windows. Don't miss the sunset out the front side of the hotel at dusk. Breakfast was great! Biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, waffles, toast and more. Clean and friendly. This is a must stop destination that is unlike anything you've seen. All of my friends were envious of the pictures on Facebook. Go to this hotel!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting our unique property! We take pride in our facility and location and strive to serve our guests with the best experience possible. Surprisingly, there is no hotel/ drive in movie theater like ours in the world. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!

"I would rate less if possible!!"

1
07/06/2017

DO NOT STAY HERE if you value quiet, security, comfort, and guest service. Upon arrival front desk clerk aka General Manager's wife, struggled to process my Best Western Travel cards, with check-in taking (30) minutes. Upon finally completing that lengthy process, I drove my RV to back lot by storage bins as instructed. At the base of the stairs to my 2nd floor room was a truck complete with (3) male construction workers who happened to be laying flooring in a room just down from mine. I had to navigate my way around debris and yellow tape to access my room and then listen to hammering/ staple gun for two hours before they finally cleared out. That evening was very busy and quite loud, but that is not unexpected fir a Friday night. What was unexpected was the uncomfortably hard bed which is very rare at a Best Western. I resorted to grabbing two blankets from my rig and laying them down for some padding.... to no avail. Suffice it to say, it was a VERY lovely long night:( Very early the next morning having not slept, I went to breakfast and requested a late check out from the ONE kind woman behind the desk, telling her of my struggle with the bed and of my desire to rest before hitting the road later that day. This request was granted. A shirt time later I went out to my rig to grab a personal belongings no and noted the white truck from the day before complete with barking dogs. I looked up towards my room just as one of three men opened my door with a master key and began to enter my room. I yelled " what are you doing" and he shut the door and said " oops wrong room." I was very upset and told all three men that they should not be entering rooms with a master key and called the front desk. The General mangers wife answered and told me to " just relax". I promptly gathered my belongings and my dog and went to check out. I again spoke to her of my distress and she argued with me. I fled and within a half hour the General manager Mike called and left a voicemail expressing his "disappointment" in me for being rude to his front desk clerk (his wife) and his maintenance men. I filed a complaint with Best Western. Take heed and stay elsewhere!!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are sorry for the inconveniences this stay may have caused you. In order to get the issues you have had with your stay situated, I will start with the first problem stated: "check-in taking (30) minutes". - We were surprised to see that the check-in process took you 30 minutes. Upon review of our camera footage, the check-in process took nearly 4 minutes. "listen to hammering/ staple gun for two hours before they finally cleared out" - We had informed you upon your check-in that the property was under renovation and had offered a room change (before you had checked-in) incase you had any issues with the room we had offered which was refused by you. "What was unexpected was the uncomfortably hard bed which is very rare at a Best Western." - Our facility is fully equipped with pillow top mattresses and we never receive complaints regarding the beds. We apologize that we did not reach your standards in bedding. "I looked up towards my room just as one of three men opened my door with a master key and began to enter my room." - After speaking to our maintenance worker that was in charge of the property renovations, he had stated that you had taken your luggage and were sitting in your car for 15 minutes. He approached your door and there was no "Do Not Disturb" sign. Therefore, he assumed that you had checked out. We apologize for not checking the status of your departure at the front desk before he had entered your room. Despite the negative threats we had received from you upon discussion of a refund for your stay, we stand proud of our reputation with Best Western and Trip Advisor. We hope this response clears up any consternation. Thank you for your business.

"Everyone should go there once!"

3
03/06/2017

The room was Clean, the front desk was very nice & helpful, the breakfast was good, lots of food & choices, the coffee was good -for me to say that is a real compliment! It would score an excellent IF (1) we could know what movie was playing at the time of our reservation. Pirates of the Caribbean was not appropriate for any of our family members. (2) Wish the bed was closer to the window to view the movie in comfort. 3 chairs (not comfy) not enough for 4 people. (3) Wish it would have been mentioned in your website that there is a micro & fridge in the room.-Weird-as this is big selling point with our family!

Mike S, General Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to get feedback from our guests and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We apologize that Pirates of the Caribbean was not appropriate for your family members. It is in our best interest to chose movies that are family friendly to avoid issues of this sort. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area to better your experience. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Movie and a room"

3
30/05/2017

Fun experience. I would be sure what screen the movie will be playing vs. what room you may be in. We were facing towards the wrong screen, so had to sit in chairs, instead of relaxing in the bed. Whole purpose was to sit in bed and watch the movie.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor and submitting your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a fun experience. Although both movies played simultaneously on dual screens at our drive-in movie theater are the most recent family friendly releases, we show the most popular/sought after of the two movies on the screen facing our guests' rooms. We apologize the movie you preferred was on the alternate movie screen. We sure hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Nice stop after visiting the Dunes :)"

5
29/05/2017

Really nice staff. Room, lobby, breakfast area were clean. Guests are able to see (and listen) the movie w/out leaving their rooms :) BWMM also provides hot breakfast. For sure we'll come back to stay in here when we come next time.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to get feedback from our guests and appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again when you're in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Mike and his crew were excellent. Would recommend this Best Western to anyone. Ask for Mike and feel the great service."

5
29/05/2017

Great place to stay. Mike and his crew are excellent. Everyone matters at this place. Rooms were clean and breakfast was great. Everyone helped from the check in to the check out. Workout room was clean. The movie was great and clear.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and Happy Travels.

"A Blessing!"

5
29/05/2017

Mike saved my family & I, from not having a place to stay! An unfortunate situation with the Sandhill Inn & Suites overbooking left us with no where to go, and a 3 1/2 hour drive from home with 3 small children. We really enjoyed our stay here! The rooms are clean, free wi-fi, breakfast was delicious, the staff is so polite, and the overall experience was wonderful. We also attended the drive-in theater, that is unique to this to this hotel. They have 2 different screens for viewing, a great concession stand, and right next to the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel, from personal experience. Thank you Mike! -Lynnette Marquez-

"Awesome!"

5
26/05/2017

Really enjoyed our stay. Sami was very helpful at check-in. Mike and Sangita manage a very unique and distinct hotel, never experienced hotel with a drive-in movie but can't wait to do it again! Will definitely come back!

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you very much choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are grateful for your business and your 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed the unique drive-in / accommodation experience. We look forward to your next visit. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Part of a road trip--May 2017"

4
25/05/2017

Like other reviewers we liked this place. It's a unique experience. We'll be returning. If you're considering a stay here--do it! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is much better than your usual breakfast fare. If you go away hungry; it's your fault. Also a note on the Fernandez Taqueria in town; very good, tasty, and satisfying food. Don't be put off by it's exterior appearance and interior decor. The taqueria is on the north side of main street, across from the Safeway store. It's set back from the road about 1/2 block. Yes it still closes early-6:30.

"Old Memories"

4
24/05/2017

During our trip to Colorado we decided to go to the outdoor Star Drive-In Theater in Monte Vista which was not a disappointment. We were staying in South Fork so we didn't say in the motel, we just watched the movie. We had met Mike the owner earlier in the day and based on this conversation we wanted to see and feel a little of the true "Americana" we are losing day-by-day. Just select one of the two movies playing and tune in with your FM radio and enjoy.

Mike S, Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor to hear that you just came to the watched movie and enjoyed. Hope will see you again and plan to stay with us next time and get experience to watch movie from your room Thanks again for your feed back.

"Add to Bucket List"

5
19/05/2017

This is a unique fun experience to definitely add to the bucket list. The drive in movie screens add a unique twist to the vacation. We watched on from our room and one from the car at the drive in. Two different but equally fun experiences.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your feed back glade to hear that you enjoyed your stayed to watched movie from your room and one from your car we will see you again when you come back in in Monte vista.

"Still a great place to stay, after more than a decade"

5
18/05/2017

I last stayed at Movie Manor during a ski trip in March of 2006, when it was independently operated, and enjoyed the unique set-up, looking out from my room to the drive-in movie screen. Of course, it being March, the drive-in wasn't yet open. So, when my wife wanted to travel in this direction recently, I made sure to reserve a room again. I was not disappointed. The property is now affiliated with Best Western and is even better than I remembered it. The single Queen bed room was very clean, spacious and well-equipped. We slept well. The breakfast featured several hot items, as well as the usual cereal and baked goods selection. The highlights of the stay, though, were our conversations with Mike, the owner. He's real personable and has all kinds of stories about where he's been and what he's done. Best Western Rewards members: reserve through the BW web site for the best room rate.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for returning to our establishment. We appreciate your business as well as your kind review. We are so glad you were pleased with your stay and the changes to the property since your visit in 2006. It was nice to meet you. We sure hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Quick Stop"

5
17/05/2017

This hotel was very welcoming. The staff were very friendly and helpful . The room was clean nicely decorated and had everything we needed . Mini refrigerator , microwave and big screen movie viewing from the room was an extra bonus . Just turn on the speaker and your set for the movie. The bed was very comfortable as well. Breakfast was great. The views around the hotel are spectacular and the sunset did not disappoint. If your in this area this is a great motel to rest up and enjoy the view. We had dinner at the BBQ place right next door and the food was very good and the staff very friendly. Enjoy Thanks Mike !

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit us at the Best Western Movie Manor. We take pride in making our guests' experience a happy one. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We sure hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Safe and Happy Travels.

"An Adventure on our way to Durango, CO"

4
16/05/2017

We loved the experience, nothing fancy but a must do and see once, at least ! The rooms are clean, furnished nicely, have a little frig, microwave, if you are looking for a 5 star motel, it is not but it is good -- considering it's age, we loved it. We even got to see a good movie......current movie !

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor on your way to Durango. We appreciate your business and your feedback. We do our best to keep the traditional drive-in experience going strong, but we definitely have current movies to keep avid movie watchers entertained. We aim to please and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We sure hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again when you are in town. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Unique Five Stars!"

5
12/05/2017

Loved the Hollywood theme with views of the drive-in theater next door. It was a unique experience with nice and clean rooms. I would recommend to anyone needing to relax for the night, especially if you're doing the drive through the middle of Colorado!

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your 5 star rating. We are glad you were able to relax and enjoy the unique drive-in experience. We hope you come visit us again when you are in the area. Safe and Happy Travles.

"Movie manor"

5
10/05/2017

We didn't know why it was called "movie manor" until getting off the phone while booking our room and the receptionist told us. What a cool idea! The room was clean, staff was friendly and breakfast was yummy. We loved it and enjoyed our stay.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Service"

5
08/05/2017

Mr. Mike did a great job!!! I forgot my valet at front desk when I was talking to Mr. Mike and told him that I am attending a meeting in Alamosa Restaurant. As soon he noticed that I forgot my valet at the front desk, he called and brought my valet to me. This is call going extra mile to get the job done, in hospitality business, this was the first time ever seen this type of service

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you very much choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve our guests to the best of our ability; we are happy to exceed your expectations. We sure hope to have the opportunity to visit with you again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"What character!"

5
07/05/2017

Visited Monte Vista for a roller derby this weekend. Next time we will definitely come the day before just so we can stay two nights and see the drive in movie from our hotel room bed! Customer service was excellent! Above and beyond. Our room had been recently renovated and was clean, comfortable and very nice. Great food at the restaurant next door and the owner is very personable and accommodating. We loved it.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your 5 star rating. We aim to please and are certainly glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to serving you again when you are in the area. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Room with a drive-in movie view"

5
06/05/2017

We have stayed with Best Western Movie Manor for years, as has family members. Enjoyable viewing from your room as the sound is piped in. If you want the experience of the "drive-in" from your car or the comfort of your room, this is the motel for you. We booked the Nick Nolte room with a king sized bed this trip,

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your continued loyalty to Best Western Movie Manor. The drive-in theater is truly unique to our establishment; we are pleased when our guests enjoy the experience. We appreciate your review and hope to serve you again soon. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Movie Motel - Nice Touch"

4
03/05/2017

A drive-in Movie theater attached, a nice option for motel off the beaten path. A well lite and spacious dinning room for breakfast. Nice place for a night stay in middle of Colorado. I would stay again.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. Management

"Hidden Gem of the West!"

5
02/05/2017

Fantastic service, great breakfast, and a ridiculously awesome giant drive in theater you can view from your room with sound piped in. What more can you ask for before contemplating suicide while driving across the WIDTH OF KANSAS WHY IS THAT STATE SO WIDE?? WHO DECIDED THIS, AND WHERE CAN I GO TO PUNCH THEIR DESCENDANTS IN THE FACE?!?!? In conclusion, neat place. The movie manor, not Kansas. Eff Kansas.

"Sweet unique place"

5
24/04/2017

For such a historic property it really is a kept well and clean. I don't know what I was expecting, but the hotel certainly exceeded my expectations. Upon attainable the clerk informed the second story had a room I could use on he second story that would be better than my booked room. She said it would be better to watch the movie from there. Great service!

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your review. We are pleased to exceeded your expectations. All of our rooms facing the drive-in movie screens on either level have a great view of the movie. However, some rooms offer a view from the comfort of your bed(s) and chair(s) in the room; other rooms have a view from the chair(s) in the room. You also have the option to view the movie from your car if you prefer the traditional drive-in movie experience. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"A Most Unlikely Gem"

5
30/03/2017

In the small town of Monte Vista, CO is a Best Western hotel that doesn't look like much. It's attached to a drive-in theater and is a bit out of town. The Best Western Movie Manor is the unlikely gem, because it is such a great place. The staff is terrific, very friendly and very helpful. The rooms are much larger than other hotel rooms that we've stayed in, with plenty of parking. All appliances were in working order, the beds were comfortable and the room was immaculate. Each room was named after a star and faced a drive-in theater. When the theater is in operation, the room occupants can tune into the movie with the push of a button. The breakfast area was large, airy with a great view of the mountains and had a substantial variety of food to offer -- and all for free. If you're ever in southern Colorado, just east of Durango, give the Best Western Movie Manor a try, it's an unlikely gem.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We take great pride in serving our guests and are happy you were pleased with our establishment and hospitality. We appreciate your review as we are always happy to get feedback from our guests. We hope you will come visit us again. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Best Western Movie Manor"

5
27/03/2017

This was an excellent hotel - service, location, movie theme, staff were all great. The breakfast items were the best we have seen at a Best Western hotel. We will stay here again on our travels. We will stay here again.

Mike S, Owner at Best Western Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your business and your great review. We are happy you will visit us again and look forward to serving you. Safe and Happy Travels.

"Wonderful motel"

5
21/03/2017

The movie manor motel is very very clean . The employees especially Mike were most helpful . great sunsets and sunrises outside your front door. Picnic table available for your use/ A/c works well. We also saw a movie on Sunday night. The hot breakfasts are served in a wonderful room surrounded with glass windows

Mike S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor as well as your thoughtful review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to serving you again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Comfortable motel with outdoor movies"

4
21/03/2017

This is a comfortable motel which shows outdoor movies in the summer (viewable from the rooms) and is about 15 minutes from the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge - great for crane watchers. Rooms are comfortable with nice linens, 4 pillows, a refrigerator, microwave, table, desk and good Internet. The only drawback: the windows don't open, but they are large.

Mike S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We take great pride in our establishment and serving our guests. Thank you for your review; it was a pleasure to get your feedback. We will take your recommendation into consideration and will evaluate the value of having our picture windows open as the smaller windows facing west currently open. We hope you will visit us again soon. Safe and happy travels.

"Very nice experience"

5
21/03/2017

Staff was awesome and rooms were comfortable and clean. Beautiful view. We will definitely be staying here again when we make another trip to Colorado. Traveled from Texas and we were happy with our stay.

Mike S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing Best Western Movie Manor. We appreciate your thoughtful review. We are glad you will give us the opportunity to serve you again when you return to Colorado. Safe and happy travels.

"Unique "

4
15/10/2016

Unfortunately I was here after the movie season but you can tell it would be a unique experience. Room was clean, bed was comfortable. The clerk was polite and helpful. Very reasonable rates. Good wifi

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are sorry that you missed the movie season but hope you can come back and visit during the summer months. It is a very unique experience you can not miss out on. Hope to see you next season. Management

"Movie from my room"

4
10/10/2016

When I heard that you can watch a drive in movie from my room while laying on the bed, I decided that I had to try this place out. I was not disappointed. First of all the owner Mike was incredibly friendly and hospitable. He and his wife make you feel welcome from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The movie experience was fun. My only complaint was having to go up stairs. However, this is a 60's style Americana type of place to stay and is very nostalgic. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. The value was good. I would stay here again.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry about you having to walk upstairs but are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed the experience of watching the movie from your room. We pride ourselves on making everyone feel comfortable and welcome while staying with us. We hope to see you again. Management

"Standard motel room but with a unique view"

3
07/10/2016

Room was a standard motel room but was comfortable enough for one night. The hotel is a few miles from Monte Vista so transport is needed to get food. The best part for us is that the room comes with a view of the drive in theatre. They were screening Sully the night we were there and we could have watched it from our rooms (most rooms have an unobscured view of the screen), there is a volume switch in each room but we chose to drive round the building and do the proper drive-in experience. You tune the radio into the frequency they tell you and you're off. Excellent Breakfast was pretty good, usual choice of cereal, bagel and hot food and build your own muesli.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your stay with us. Thank you also for your review. We strive to make our hotel clean, comfortable, and relaxing for our customers. We take our reviews seriously and constructive. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Safe travels

"A Must See - Literally!"

5
05/10/2016

A slice of Americana everyone should experience - all rooms face one of two drive in movie screens, and guests watch from their rooms! Current films are shown approximately Memorial Day - Labor Day. Our room was large (recliners/easy chairs for watching movie), clean, comfortable, and breakfast was included in very reasonable room rate. A beautiful rural area in southern Colorado, within comfortable driving distance of a number of visitor attractions. The hotel is located on the edge of town, so nice and quiet for sleeping, and the night sky is breathtaking! The best recommendation? Yes, we would definitely go there again!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed our establishment. We are located in the center of the San Luis Valley which makes it close to all of our attractions. Our drive in movie is an attraction all of its own which you got to enjoy from the comfort of your room. We hope you stay with us again when you are on the area. Management

"Unique for sure!"

5
01/10/2016

We visited this motel in 1991 with our kids and were pleased they were still open so made a return visit! I give it a 5 star rating because the whole concept is just so fun! The place is very clean, very Americana, very kitsch and a very nice staff! It is true.... you watch a movie through a huge picture window looking at a drive-in screen! The sound is piped in through speakers in the ceiling! In some rooms, you can do while lying in bed.... in others, you need to pull up the chairs! I would suggest to the motel staff to put ottomans in those rooms for a more stretched out comfort position! Love this place!

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us again. Repeat customers are what we work so hard to achieve. Thank you for your suggestion on how we can improve the comfort of our rooms for our guests. We are always looking for ways to improve. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future. Safe travels.

"A real experience not to be missed"

5
30/09/2016

We stayed here recently on the way to thru Colorado to Colorado Springs. The proprietors were friendly and accommodating. The room, fairly standard but clean and comfortable and less expensive than most we have stayed at on our road trip. (Ours was the "Audrey Hepburn" room). But ... what a treat! Shortly after checking in and getting comfortable, we sat side by side, watching the drive-in movie through our room's picture window! (the movie, "Sully", was pretty good as well and, 1 hr 36 min, just the right length). One of the best, most novel experiences of our whole trip. Catch it if you can. (But note that the season for drive-in movies ends at the end of Sept.). Other notes: > breakfast is included, and "ok" but could include more fresh fruit. > workout room has standard treadmill, bike and elliptical and a universal but no free weights. > don't miss Fernandez Taqueria -- for some of the best, authentic Mexican food you've ever tasted! and prices very reasonable! (See separate review). Just a few miles on the other side of Monte Vista but note that the restaurant closes at 6:30 pm.

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. We are always happy to hear how much our guests enjoy their stay and the fun they have watching the movies from their room. Thank you for your feedback in regards to our breakfast. We strive to provide our guests with a comfortable room and a good breakfast in the morning. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve or hotel. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Safe travels.

"Hunting trip"

3
28/09/2016

We stayed at the Best Western Mobie Manor on 3 separate nights during an Elk hunting trip. We were forced to book rooms due to weather issues in the mountains. The front desk/owner were very friendly and accommodating. The hotel was nice and comfortable. It featured a drive in theatre that you could watch from your picture window with speakers in your room to Listen to. The rooms were adequate for our needs and clean. The breakfast was also adequate with some hot food. It was a decent hotel for a small town, the only downside was it was a bit pricey but they were close to full each night so we took the room.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor. We are glad we were able to accommodate you and you were able to experience our establishment. We hope you stop and visit us again. Management

"A lovely surprise!"

5
27/09/2016

We decided to check this place out because it was such a novelty ... a movie hotel! Drive in movies are so rare these days and then attach a hotel ... we couldn't go past. Mike, the owner, is a really special guy, interesting, energetic, interested in his guests and dedicated to providing the best possible accommodation experience. Our room was spotlessly clean, super comfortable and so relaxing after some big days of driving and exploring. They don't scrimp on anything... including lovely linens and towels. Breakfast was the best we've had at any motel along our travels. Great waffles, fruit, coffee, pastries, cereals and delicious toppings. If you're anywhere in this stunning area of Colorado, stay with Mike and Sangita, watch a movie on the big screen from your comfy arm chairs and have a wonderful night's sleep. Thanks Guys, hopefully we'll catch up again either here or in Australia. ??

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
It is so pleasing to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us and were able to enjoy everything we had to offer. Our staff strives upon making it the best experience possible. We are very interested in our guest and where they are from, after all, you are just as unique as our hotel. Thank You Management

"Love Movies"

5
27/09/2016

We were tired and very suprised upon check in to find this hotel has big windows facing their own outdoor movie theatre with the sound piped into the room. We got our pajamas on, made some snacks and watched the movie out the window from our bed. What a fun experience. We slept well and the mountain view from the breakfast area was fantastic as well as the selection of healthy choices for breakfast. The staff was very friendly. Love it!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the experience of watching the movie from your room. As you said, the view from the breakfast room is fantastic and we are glad you enjoyed some breakfast before your travels. We hope to see you again. Thank You Management

"Awesome Hotel - a must stay here kinda place!! Big Rig parking also."

5
25/09/2016

We had reservations and check in went smooth and easy. Our very fairly priced room was on the end of the far building but we had a great view of both movie screens (watched Nemo) you can listen to the audio in your room and choose either movie. The room was very spacious and clean with acres of parking space right outside - Big Rigs welcome here!. The bathroom was a good size with a powerful and hot shower. Wi-Fi worked excellent. It was super quiet location and we got an awesome nights sleep on the big comfortable beds. Breakfast was a really good spread including hot items with an attendant keeping everything re-filled and clean. From the breakfast room there is a very nice view of the mountains - must be awesome when there is snow up there!! Sad to leave and we will definantly stay here again if we are in the area.

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your review so much. We strive to provide a fun, comfortable, and positive experience while staying with us. We hope to see you again real soon.

"Clean, comfy, and quirky!"

5
22/09/2016

We were traveling through Monte Vista on our way to Durango and stopped off for the night at Best Western Movie Manor. What a fun, fantastic place! The rooms are very clean and beautifully decorated - with crown molding, comfy King-sized bed and a movie theme. (Each room is named after a famous star of the silver screen.) The best part - after sundown, we opened the drapes on our room's huge picture window, and watched a first-run movie on the big drive-in theater screen next door, with the sound pumped right into the room! Breakfast the next morning was fantastic, and the spacious dining room has spectacular views of the mountains. The staff is also friendly and attentive. A great place to stay!

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We strive to provide a fun comfortable stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Safe travels.

"You must stay here"

5
22/09/2016

It was our last night after travelling for 7 weeks in the US and we rated this as our best experience. Our room was called the Vivian Leigh, our room had pictures of collages of old movie stars, all rooms face the large drive-in theatre screen and the sound track is piped to the rooms. I think the new release movies are nightly. The breakfast bar was comprehensive and immaculate, not a thing out of place and food was immediately replenished. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back here for the experience.

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. We know there are many choices when it comes to finding a place to stay while traveling. We are so thankful you chose to stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future if your travels bring you back to this area. Thank you for your review and safe travels

"Wonderful stay with extremely generous and helpful hosts!!"

5
21/09/2016

I was traveling to Southern Colorado with my dog to enjoy some time away. I had called to reserve a pet friendly room, but didn't realize I had called the main reservations number vs. the front desk of the Movie Manor. I arrived late at night and Mike was at the desk. When he told me what I had done and that he had no more pet rooms available since the hotel was full, I couldn't believe I had made that mistake. I thought I was going to have to find another hotel at almost midnight. Mike told me not to worry and he would take care of it. He got me and the dog settled into a room and we were able to keep the room the entire stay - and I was able to watch the movie from my room. The customer service that Mike and Sangita provided was outstanding. The room was very clean and inviting. I had a wonderful stay and will definitely go back again!! I can't wait for the season to open again next year!! Thank you so much Mike S. and Sangita!!

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are glad we could make your stay enjoyable. It is our goal to have each and every guest that stays with us to leave feeling rested and welcomed. We look forward to your next stay with us. Safe travels.

"What a cool place!"

5
21/09/2016

I loved this place, it's so cool! I travel from Boulder to Farmington NM at least once a yr, and take 285/Wolf Creek pass way. A friend recommended this place, and I am so happy we stopped here! It's close to the Sand Dunes, so excellent idea to stay one night on the way. My 7yr old LOVED it! It's basically a drive-in theater which you can see through your hotel window, with the speakers in your room. Kid friendly movies. Clean and nice and affordable. The manager Mike and his wife were so super awesome too! They had some technical difficulties and the movie started a little late, but they dealt with the situation promptly. They were so friendly too!! Free continental breakfast in morning, nice area to eat, or you can just take back to room. Smaller place so close to car from room. Get a room on the 2nd level if you can. Play ground in from of screens for kids too. You can also park in front of screen if you want also. We will definitely be back and will tell all of our friends!!

John P, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. We diligently strive to make each and every guest feel at home while they stay with us. We look forward to you staying with us again. Safe travels.

"2 night stay in a wonderful motel"

5
20/09/2016

My husband and I were visiting CO to connect with long ago relatives and stayed at the Best Western Movie Manor. We booked our reservations on an online site and experienced some difficulties. The owners Mike and his wife were immensely helpful in getting the problem resolved. Our room was spotlessly cleaned and this facility has the added bonus of being part of a drive-in movie. We were able to watch the movie, "The Secret Life of Pets" from our room with the audio piped into the room. Breakfast was served and had many options both hot and cold. The breakfast room was large and spacious. Again, Mike and his wife were AWESOME and we can't recommend BEST WESTERN Movie Manor more highly.

"Fun for all ages"

4
19/09/2016

I have been coming to the Movie Manor with my grandchildren for many years and we always enjoy the experience. From the playground when they were little to popcorn in bed as you watch the movie . Where else can you have this experience? Though the hotel is older, they have kept it up and the staff is wonderful. Really go out of there way to be at your service.

"Entertaining, clean and comfortable"

4
16/09/2016

This is the 2nd time we've stayed at the Movie Motel. It is such a fun place to stay. You can watch a drive-in movie from the comfort of your motel room. The managers are kind & care about your comfort. The toilet handle was broken and she sent a guy to fix it immediately. A good breakfast was included.

"Great get-away with an old-school drive-in feel!"

4
15/09/2016

Two friends and I stayed here while we were visiting yet another friend in Alamosa. We had been researching hotels all through the area and then we stumbled across this great gem when we broadened outside of our first search. We saw that it was a hotel with a drive-in! Seriously, how many of these even exist anymore?! It was great. Our stay was comfortable, we had a super clean room on a top floor. Only downside the first night was that the speakers didn't work in our room. So, rather than be deterred from the movie, we jumped in the car and drove over to the drive in part. One of us stayed behind and informed us via text that they came up and fixed the speaker right after she called down to let them know. We just stayed in the car. It was a great experience and it really wasn't that far from Alamosa, so we got to hit Sonic on the way back every night for cherry limeaids. lol

"Excellent stay, clean and comfortable"

5
15/09/2016

On business trip and stayed at Best Western Movie Manor. Vintage property with loads of charm and a beautiful setting with stunning views. Room was spotless and fresh and property as a whole kept very tidy and clean. Watching a movie at the drive in from the room window is such a cool option! Having the million dollar view from the breakfast room through a huge wall of windows is a great start to the day! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back.

"On our way home...."

4
13/09/2016

Our destination was not the Best Western Movie Manor, but we found it to be delightful despite its age. The clerk, likely the manager was very nice & helpful. He told us if we get to our room, we could leave the lights off, the sound for the movie could be tuned in & we could watch the outdoor theatre from our room. Nice idea, but we watched Monday night football instead.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so happy to hear you had a delightful stay with us hear at The Best Western Movie Manor. We are sorry to hear you did not choose to experience the movie from your room, but it is hard to compare with Monday night football. We hope you will come back and visit us to enjoy the movie as well. Thank You Management

"Kind of fun"

4
11/09/2016

Overall and average roadside motel but well-kept and clean. Not many options in this area so if you are visiting the Great Sand Dunes park this may be your best option. Best feature - the movie screen outside your room is part of an attached drive-in theater still in operation! You sit in your room and watch the movie with sound piped into the room. Or you can walk to the theater or drive your car and admission is included. Nice breakfast - overall a very good option for this area. Restaurants 3-3 miles away.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the movie concept that our motel has to offer during your stay. We hope to see you again on your travels in this area. Management

"Don't judge this book by its cover"

4
11/09/2016

Nothing to look at from the road but it was a really nice stay. Very clean and recently updated, the room was large, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast room was bright and airy and breakfast was up to the Best Western standard we are growing used to on this 1200 mile road trip. Staff were really helpful. Special thanks to Rayanna for information and water when we left. Owner Sangita was also very friendly - this was a nice one-night stop on the way to Arizona. Their feature is the drive-in movie theatre adjacent. You can lay on your bed and the sound is piped into the rooms. For us the screen was too far away to really 'get into' themovie, but I am sure many enjoy the free movie (it was 'Finding Dory). We ate at the (only?) Chinese restaurant in town but it was mediocre I am afraid, taste nothing special. We recommend this hotel.

"Best Western Movie Manor"

5
10/09/2016

Clean and very friendly staff. Would recommend this motel if you are in the area. The area is well kept with plenty of parking. You can watch a movie from your room. This is something that is unique about this motel.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We do indeed have a very unique property and are pleased that you enjoyed it. We hope when you are in the area again we get the pleasure of your company. Management

"Only One"

5
08/09/2016

What can you say about the experience at a good motel with a drive in? You can stay in the comfort of your room and enjoy a drive-in movie!??- It's the best.- Grew up coming here to the drive-in and stayed a room a few times for fun and when company came to visit. Great to come back with our family now. They LOVE it! The new owners work tirelessly to see that all their guests have a superb visit. They were in the concession stand and at the front desk the next morning. Hats off to you! Can't wait to visit again one day.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
It is so neat to hear you came hear growing up and are still able to enjoy it with your own kids. It is one of a kind and a family fun environment. We hope you keep coming back for the years to come. Thank You Management

""Great stay and we'll definitely be back""

5
06/09/2016

I found this to be the "BEST" Best Western we have stayed at! First, when checking in we were greeted by the friendliest staff (Mike and Sangita) they made you feel so welcomed. The room was old, but kept very clean, charming and did I mention the bed was comfortable. The fact that myself, boyfriend and grandson could watch the Drive-In, Finding Dory out of our room window and hear it perfect from the room speakers and then the next night to watch Pete's Dragon at the Drive-in (like old times) surely put the icing on the cake. The breakfast was fresh and a well-stocked buffet style. This was the most unique and friendly place we have ever stayed.

Mike S, Owner at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write this review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! Our customer service and hotel cleanliness is what we strive for and are so happy it shined through! We take great pride in our unique property and couldn't be happier that you stayed here on your travels! We cannot wait to see you again on your next adventure!

"We'll be back."

5
04/09/2016

This hotel is charming. The rooms face a drive in movie screen and with the flip of a switch, we could hear the movie while watching it. The beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are a bit small, but this is an older facility. That said, it is very well kept and spotlessly clean. They've done an excellent job of updating rooms while preserving the feeling of a '60's hotel. Breakfast had many options, all the usual fare. The common rooms have also been updated nicely. Once we read about the hotel, we went out of our way to visit. It was worth the extra time and miles. We'll be back.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor! We take great pride in keeping our property well kept. We hope you'll come and visit us once our remodel happens! we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much again for your review!

"Great stay"

5
03/09/2016

Fun place to stay, property kept up very well. Very friendly staff. Beautiful area, wonderful farmers market. Definitely will stay again. Spent morning at farmers market and exploring surrounding sites. Breakfast buffet was fresh and the dining area has wonderful view of mountains

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so lucky to have the location we do have. The lovely mountains and farming community all contribute to a wonderful stay! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor!

"Our first time, my aunt has stayed many times since 1964!"

5
31/08/2016

I found this to be one of the best stops on our trip. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sound with the movie in our room. Nice large room, clean and quiet. The breakfast was well done and stocked very well. This is by far the most unique place we have ever stayed.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Our breakfast is made to please! And our rooms are cleaned thoroughly for your enjoyment. We take great pride in our property and hope you'll stop by again in the future to see our remodel! Thank you again! Until then, happy travels.

"Born in Monte but been gone since 1988"

5
28/08/2016

July 25th on vacation. The check in, young lady Miss Bonner was very nice and happy to be there. I asked how long she worked there and was several years, that says great ownership about a business, great start to my stay with dad, mom, wife and 9 year old son. We got to see the new Star Trek Movie from our room, great experience. The view in the morning that my dad and I had of the hills and mountains was amazing. The breakfast young lady was awesome. Was extremely honored to stay here, everything was perfect.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience at our hotel! We are like a family here at Best Western Movie Manor and try to make the experience for our guests memorable. We hope to see you again soon! And thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

"great concept"

4
28/08/2016

We traveled late and were not able to watch the drive in movie. I would be happy to plan ahead and arrive early enough to watch the movie from the room. We had the Grace Kelly room, and I immediately stood up taller and straighter! The movie décor was very nice.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our property on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to hear you could not enjoy our Main Attraction. Call us when you are ready to plan your next adventure so you can enjoy its splendor! Until then! Thank you

"Fun, Unique Stop"

5
26/08/2016

Stopped on our way to Yellowstone. A stay unlike any other. Speaker in room ceiling with volume knob and on/off switch on wall, very good quality sound despite our room missing the volume knob. We could still adjust volume by turning the metal rod. Window for watching movie clear and large. Screen somewhat far from room but guests can use their room key to drive right up to the screen or to buy concessions from the drive-in's stand. Playground equipment also present at the front of the screen for kids or adventurous adults. :) Sunrise was beautiful and made me wish I had brought golf clubs and balls to play on the small driving range a little. Breakfast was filling and well-stocked.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are happy to hear your stay with us was so whimsical! We take great pride in our property and try to make the experience as unique and wonderful as possible. We hope to see you again on your travels. Until next time! Safe travels!

"Very Comfortable & Fun"

4
23/08/2016

We needed to change from a regular to ADA room due to increased arthritis pain and the inability to grip handles and such. The room was very comfortable and everything in the room was easy to use. The ability to watch a current movie on one of the drive-in theater screens from the comfort of our room was fun. The sound was great (not like the screechy/scratchy sounding speakers they used to have in the theater. Great option for a trip to Great Sand Dunes. My only complaint is that you need to drive into town for dinner, as the restaurant next door is no longer in business.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear you found our rooms comfortable. We try to accommodate all of our guests the best we can. We are a great stop for San Dune enthusiasts. We hope to see you the next time you travel our way! Safe travels.

"NOT as advertised"

2
19/08/2016

If you are going for the movie, forget it. I guess you have to pay a premium rate to get a room where you can comfortably watch it. The hotel is OLD. My hubby used to stay here in the 70s and it has had little updating, to judge by the bathroom in our room.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so sorry your stay didn't meet your standards. We do have the option for you to go into the drive-in for free to get a closer experience. We are remodeling our property soon and hope you'll stop by and give it another try. Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

"It has been a while"

2
13/08/2016

It has been a few years but my late husband stayed here one night just to see a drive inn movie from a motel room. The room was way too costly for the cheap carpeting and furniture. It was mostly clean but if I had been the boss It wouldn't had the smears on the windows and mirrors. The experience was not worth the money we spent. The date listed below is incorrect due to having only so many choices. I believe it was summer of 1998

"Lovely fun place with friendly people"

5
13/08/2016

We stayed here one night in our road trip before heading to sand dunes national park. What a great place and we loved the drive in movie screens. You can watch from your room and pipe in the sound or visit the actual drive in, which is included in your room rate. As we don't have drive in movie screens in the UK this was something we have always wanted to do and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The owners were really lovely, very friendly, helpful and made us feel very welcome. Our room was very clean, a good size, themed with different movie stars and there was a good choice for breakfast too. All in all a great stay and would highly recommend for something a bit different from run of the milk motels.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on trip advisor, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the movie. We greatly appreciate your comments. Hopefully we will see you again! Thank you, Management

"Fantastic place - especially if you like Drive In movies; one of a kind experience"

5
09/08/2016

This place was on my bucket list and my wife brought me there as a surprise for my 60th birthday. John and Sammy at the front desk when we checked in were fantastic! They treated us like Royalty. They made sure we had the best room in the place for watching both Driving Screens. The Rooms are named after movie stars. We stayed for two nights (both movies). On Sunday when we checked out Mike became a friend in less than 5 minutes. We are checking the movies and when we see a good one we will be back!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are glad to hear that your stay with us and movie experience was enjoyable. Hopefully we will see you again! Thank you, Management

"Living on their uniqueness and name. Ought to consider updating"

2
08/08/2016

We first stayed at the Movie Manor Motor Inn in 1989 as part of a cross-country family vacation. We selected this motel due to the uniqueness of being able to watch the drive-in movie from your room and have the sound piped into your room. Very cool. Amazingly, our daughter married someone from Monte Vista, thus we have repeatedly stayed here over the last several years. Each visit is more disappointing than the last. When we stayed there in July 2016, the room was not very clean. The previous guest's ear ring was on the table. Clearly, there was not a wipe down or even dusting between guests. Not good in fighting colds and flu. Also, in July the in-room refrig had the food from the previous guest. We thought we would give this place one more chance and stayed here this month, August, 2016. Continued disappointment. Neither one of the end table lamps worked nor the alarm clock due to not being plugged in. There was only one outlet on that side of the room and it was directly behind the bed. The two maintenance guys had to move the bed out and plug in an extension cord behind the bed to get the lamps and clock working. How in the world could this have happened?? Does not housekeeping at least turn on the lights in the room when they clean and would have noticed this issue? The toilet sounded like a high pitched whistle when it flushed and did not always shut off. Loud enough to wake up not only any guests in our room but probably next door and downstairs as well. The wall air conditioning unit made so much noise that it was useable at night.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
The entire Best Western Movie Manor team would like to apologize for the two experiences you had here. The rooms have been constantly rented out all summer and this is the first issue we have had with the rooms. Those issues have been handled and everything is working exceptionally well again. However, we do further apologize for issues. Thank you

"Fun for families"

5
06/08/2016

One of the most novel places I've ever stayed at. The rooms are all themed by movie stars and it was fun to watch a drive in movie from our big hotel room window. The sound was controlled in the room and it sounded great. They do have a concession stand but we were too full from dinner to try it. The rooms are nice and clean, the beds and pillows were comfy and the customer service was excellent. Breakfast in the morning was very good and filling. Great experience for movie lovers. I would definitely return!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so pleased to hear that your experience at Best Western Movie Manor exceeded your expectations. The rooms named after movie stars and the concession stand are both nice touches to our unique drive-in movie theme. Our hot breakfast is a perfect way to send our guests on their way again! Thank you for you recommendation, we are looking forward to seeing you again!

"Fun place to spend the night'"

4
05/08/2016

We visited the sand dunes then spent the night here. Clean with helpful staff. The drive in movie was a fun addition to the room! Includes a hot breakfast. Good local places to eat. Would stay there again if we went back to the area and would recommend to others

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and your recommendation of Best Western Movie Manor. The location of our facility is very convenient for those visiting the Sand Dunes and looking for other unique experiences like our drive-in movie hotel! We hope to see you again soon!

"Clean, affordable, pet friendly, and close to the Sand Dunes"

5
05/08/2016

This place was GREAT! Spotless room & bathroom. Comfortable bedding, easy check-in, quiet. Included breakfast was even nice! Having the Drive In theater there was icing on the cake. What fun! The room rate was very affordable and only $20 extra for our dog. It's about an hour from the Great Sand Dunes and about 10 mins outside of downtown Monte Vista. Perfect place to stay for families with pets or kids. I highly recommend!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your recommendation! It is important to us that everyone, even the pets, enjoy their stay at Best Western Movie Manor. We are very excited that our hotel exceeded your expectations! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

"Overnight from the Sand Dunes"

4
03/08/2016

This was a cute idea for a hotel. We came the Sand Dunes, stayed here on the way to Durango. Had a nice breakfast, great price, nice folks at the front desk. We got in right when the movie started, it was Star Trek, (Ghost Busters on the other screen). Wish it was a G or PG movie, having 2 young kids. We watched a few minutes worth, before it was a little scary for them. I brought microwave popcorn and twizzlers. The on/off volume was on the wall with a great speaker. The shower pressure was not very good, it was a drizzle, even changing the sprayer, none of them were strong. Breakfast was good, lots to choose from, hot or cold. I would stay here again.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy you stayed with us on your adventures. We do apologize that the shower pressure was not up to standards. how ever we are glad you enjoyed our continental breakfast. We can't wait to see you next time!

"What an awesome surprise"

5
02/08/2016

I'm so glad all of the other hotels were booked, forcing my hand to my first stay at a Best Western. This unique property was extremely clean and well managed. The staff was very personable and helpful, and our room was comfortable and clean (which is very important to me). Most of all, this is one of the most unique hotels in which I've ever stayed. We didn't arrive early enough to take full advantage of the drive-in movie available to our room, but it was still so neat! I'd recommend this hotel far above others in the area. It is a great value!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We thank you very much for taking the time to write this review on TripAdvisor. We strive to make your experience as wonderful as possible and are happy you are so pleased with your first stay! Our clean rooms and wonderful staff hope to see you next time and early enough so you can catch the whole movie.

"Accommodating to guests with pets"

5
31/07/2016

This was the first motel, Best Western and other brands, where there was a separate annex for pet owners and their four legged companions. Apparently, at one time, there must have been a RV park also on the property and the office and rest room block was converted into six rooms for guests with pets. Did not take advantage of the movie at the drive-in theater but what a novel idea.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for giving us a review on TripAdvisor. Our property has gone through many changes since being built in 1964. However, our love for pets is still the same. We want them to have a great vacation along with their owners. We hope to see you next time and hopefully you can watch the movie!

"Surprised by this cute motel"

5
29/07/2016

Ok, I admit it. I am a bit of a hotel snob. I don't like exterior doors or other aspects of motels. But we were tired and ready to sleep somewhere. Call me surprised! From Rayenna (I hope I spelled that right) at the front desk who offered to carrymy bags upstairs when I asked about an elevator (wow) to the family fun we had watching new release Star Trek from our room (they even have a concession stand--it's a real drive in like the ones of yore--you have stereo in your room and face the screen), I was pleased with each part. Finally, many places "say" they have hot breakfast, but this place offered many hot options. Clean. My son said it was the best place of the entire trip!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so thrilled that we could be such a welcomed surprise for you and your family on your travels. We take great pride in our property and want each guest who walks in to feel right at home. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and compliment our hotel. We hope to see you again soon!

"So Fun!!"

5
28/07/2016

This hotel was such a cool place for our family when we visited Great Sand Dunes. The property is in a very nice setting in the Valley with plenty of outdoor space for kids to run around. There is also a vintage playground near the Movie Screen that our kids enjoyed playing on. The motel was very clean, and the beds were comfortable. Before the movie started, we got dinner at the concession stand. The food was surprisingly good! The movie viewing experience from the room was so fun. The sound was great, and the view was excellent. Free breakfast the next morning was tasty, and the view from the breakfast room was beautiful. I highly recommend this place!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your say with us. It is great that your children were able to take advantage of our open and spacious property. We are so happy that you were able to visit our concession stand on site, and that it exceeded your expectations. This aspect of our hotel really adds to the drive-in movie experience. The breakfast room allows all of our guests to take in all of the beautiful scenery one last time before they depart with us! Thank you for you recommendation, we hope to see you again soon! Management

"Quaint family hotel"

5
28/07/2016

The rooms , bathrooms and grounds were very neat & clean. Beds were very comfortable. Staff was pleasent & breakfast was nice. Great place for kids. I thought it was awesome to be able to watch a movie from the drive inn next door! I am very picky & had a pleasent stay all in all.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. The staff at Best Western Movie Manor takes pride in the appearance and maintenance of our property. The drive-in movie is a great addition to our facility as it allows our guest to have a unique experience while staying with us. We hope you can come back and stay with us again soon! Management

"Unique Property"

4
25/07/2016

I'm not aware of many motels in the world where you can see and hear a drive-in movie from your room. This is one. Older motel but well maintained. Rooms were large, clean and had refrigerator and microwave . Wi Fi and breakfast at no additional cost. Motel also cost substantially less than motels in nearby Alamosa.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that our hotel was a great experience for you. The working drive-in movie/hotel really makes for a one of a kind experience! We appreciate your kind remarks about our facility. Our staff is dedicated to always improving and maintaining our property. Thank you again and we look forward to hopefully seeing you soon! Management

"Bad Experience "

2
25/07/2016

I was so intrigued by being able to watch "Star Trek" from my room! However, the sound volume was so low that there was no way to hear the dialogue, so I wasn't able to take advantage of this intrinsic draw of the motel. The rooms were very dated; the carpet was filthy, with stains. The outside steps were rickety.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor. We apologize that your experience here with us did not meet your expectations. There is dial to turn up the volume for the drive-in movies that you may have over looked. There were no other sound issues that night so if there was something wrong with the sound in only that room, if the front desk was notified, we would have immediately addressed the issue. I further apologize for the issues with the carpet, now that they have been brought to our attention they are being taken care of. Again, I apologize for the experience you had with your stay at Best Western Movie Manor, I hope that you will give us another chance and come stay with us again. Thank you, Management

"Awesome Hotel for a Unique Family Vacation"

5
23/07/2016

We added an extra night on to a 10 day road trip through South Western Colorado to go check out the Movie Manor and it was well worth it! Great Hotel. Clean. Staff was very friendly and the free breakfast in the morning was great! Our kids loved the unique hotel experience and the movie and sound quality in the room was perfect! We have recommended it to a lot of friends to check out on the ventures as well.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us. It is great that you extended your trip just to come check out Best Western Movie Manor, and that you loved it! We have a very unique experience here and we really appreciate all of your recommendations about our hotel! Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Thank you, Management

"Clean and fun"

5
22/07/2016

Nice hotel with very friendly staff. Room was very clean and recently updated. We watched the secret life of pets from our room. My kids stated that this was their favorite place to stay so far. Breakfast was awesome and again very clean. Really liked staying here.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff takes pride in the cleanliness of all aspects of our property. It is great that your kids enjoyed the stay as well, the concept of a drive-in movie theater is becoming so rare, that our hotel can really fascinate the children- especially with the play ground we have on our property! Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon! Thank you, Management

"MAKE A POINT TO STAY AT THIS UNIQUE HOTEL!!"

5
20/07/2016

Awesome hotel. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable people; clean, spacious, well-appointed rooms, appealing decor, many amenities and a free movie at the drive-in theater. AND, if you don't want to sit in your car, you can watch the movie from your room!~ Complete with a picture window facing screen 1 and piped-in sound from the movie. Breakfast was tasty and included. I'd stay here any time I was going to be in the area. Prices were in line with other hotels in the area (summer in Colorado is not cheap). It's worth the money where other hotels we stayed in on this trip were pricier and not as nice.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects about our complex. The staff here at Best Western Movie Manor prides themselves in creating a wondering experience for all of our guests. We are excited that you enjoyed the drive-in theater as well. The two movie screens, the concessions stand, and the hotel rooms that face the movie and make for quite the experience! Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you, Management

"Truly Unique experience"

5
19/07/2016

What a great time combining the best of yesterday's drive in movie fun with all the amenities of today. The BW Movie Manor is a one of a kind and a must stay in Southern Colorado. Stay in a clean comfortable room with all the amenities you would expect. And after dark watch current (not dated) movies right from your rooms window on the adjoining drive in theater screen. The sound from the movie is played right in your room. Not to be outdone the staff is super friendly and the complimentary breakfast is one of the best of any hotel of this quality. Worth going out of your way to stay here.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review about us on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that is was one to remember. We take pride in ensuring that our rooms are clean and comfortable for each and every guest that stays here with us. The current showing movies get many of our guests even more excited about the experience we offer here. We appreciate your feed back and look forward to hopefully seeing you again here soon! Thank you, Management.

"What a fun family stop in Colorado!"

5
19/07/2016

We loved our stay here. They have a very nice breakfast room too. We walked to the concession stand and got popcorn and took it back to our room. We would return. It was a really nice room as well. You can buy a Movie Manor t-shirt too.

"Best view of the drive-inn theatre screen 1!"

5
19/07/2016

Best Western is the only place we stay when traveling. This place did not disappoint. Grounds were clean and beautiful. The room was spotless, the beds were comfy and of course the breakfast was great. Room 216 on the second floor was the very best to view screen 1 of the drive-inn theatre next door. Just flip the switch to hear the movie! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

"Watching Drive In Movie Unique"

3
15/07/2016

This is an old (from the 60s) hotel. The rooms are small but appointed nicely, there is even a refrigerator and microwave in the room. There are not many outlets available except at the desk but this place wasn't built for all of our current electronics. We ran out of hot water at 2000 in evening when I was drawing a bath. The issue was most probably an undersized hot water heater but this wasn't the normal time of day a motel would run out of water. We lost the sound in our room for about three minutes while watching the movie. We scrambled to try and tune in the sound on the radio but it was weak and full of static. The room speakers came on again as mysteriously as they went out which was a relief as the speaker in the room works really well and the sound was crisp and clear so that was the best way to listen. This motel is an activity in and of itself with the movie theater. As a motel it is average with average amenities, an average breakfast, way above average price and average staff.

"What Came First?"

4
15/07/2016

I can't help but wonder, what came first? The drive in movie or the hotel? Probably at the same time. Really doesn't matter, because this is a pretty nice place to stay. Very clean, very polite managers, and just a peaceful place to spend the night. Every room has a view of the big screen except the annex. The sound is wired into the rooms and you can sit in chairs by the table and watch or lay on the bed and watch. Two suggestions. Make it possible to choose which screen you want to watch and, I am not sure why the restaurant is not open for business but that would make it nice as well. The hotel is a couple miles out of town, and not much eating choices unless you go back to Alamosa. All in all a very pleasant night and some great long distance views in all directions.

"Worth it with kids"

4
11/07/2016

This is an older hotel but they've clearly updated the beds and bedding, which are very comfortable. Newer tv that appeared to have volume control so it wouldn't go very high. We're not hearing impaired, but it would have been nice to have it a bit louder. Kind of odd since you can listen to the drive in movie at blaring decibels. Hotel is an hour, give or take, from Great Sand Dunes NP. Our 3 & 5 yr old were with us and it really was cool to be able to see the movie from our room. Perfect view out the picture window. You can't lie on your bed to watch except sitting on the end and we had to use a chair as well but it was fun for sure. There are actually 2 screens with movies playing and they don't begin until later, when it's completely dark. Think fireworks show time, so 9:30 in the summer (despite telling us 9). We couldn't hear the other movie and could only see it from the corner of our room. I'm not sure how they figure out where to put you, because one movie is clearly for kids (Secret Life of Pets for us) and another definitely more adult (Central Intelligence). Whole novelty of the place would have been ruined if the kids couldn't watch the movie. Maybe they put families facing the one screen and adults facing the other? Anyhow, there's some wall switches to play the movie, or music, in the room and the sound is pretty good. Ours was a bit scratchy but you could only hear it during quieter parts and didn't take away from the movie for any of us. Same movies played Sat and Sun night but they were movies still in theater. You can opt to actually go to the drive in and watch from your vehicle. Other positives were a nice hot shower with great water pressure, full breakfast offered (packed on Saturday but dead on Sunday), spacious room, prompt help with any problems, felt clean, plenty of pillows. Some negatives were that our toilet would not flush repeatedly and the seat kept breaking off. No DVD player but perhaps that's because there's a movie out the window ;) The WiFi is terrible. It buffered constantly on our tablet and I would have to log back in frequently on my phone. Very annoying. Not many food options in town other than fast food. I would absolutely visit here again for the novelty, great service, and price.

"Great time!! Movie was awesome!!"

5
11/07/2016

Rooms, breakfast and especially the movie exceeded my expectations! My daughters and I were really pleased. For the cost of a movie at the theatre, a great breakfast and the nice rooms, this hotel is an excellent value! We wanted to see "Finding Dory" and could not have been happier with the sound quality and the awesome experience of watching movie in the room! Unique and fun

"Was very interesting, being able to watch a movie from your room!"

4
09/07/2016

We were in the John Wayne room, waited til the movie started, all in the comfort of our room. The movie was not to our liking, so we watched a few minutes and then turned off the sound and closed the curtains, never heard another sound. The breakfast was wonderful, with fruit, yogurt, waffles, eggs, bacon and lots of bread items.

"A quick stop on the way"

5
09/07/2016

A nice little surprise. We would definitely stay here again. The bed was comfortable, the pillows were GOoD and the room was clean. GOoD selection for breakfast with plenty of choices. The front desk staff was helpful as well. Next time we will try to arrive in time to catch the the movie from the beginning.

"Great Experience"

5
09/07/2016

We were looking for a destination midway between Farmington, NM and Denver and selected this location. First impressions are this is an older facility but were pleasantly surprised to find the rooms well maintained and very clean. Our kids loved watching the drive-in movie from the hotel room. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast bar offered ample selections.

"One of A Kind"

4
09/07/2016

Alamosa was fully booked, but I found this little gem in nearby Monte Vista and was intrigued by Trip Adviser reviews, but Mom was skeptical.The hotel itself is very average, but the quirk here is a TOTAL game changer! The Drive in Movie Theater factor is SO cool! The themes throughout are all retro Hollywood and each room is named for a celebrity. We were in 217, John Travolta. (Vincent Vega) Right above the Arnold Schwarzenegger workout room. The highlight for Mom was the movie, Finding Dory. While it might not have been my choice, I admit it was good. And Mom LOVED it. We both VERY much enjoyed the whole experience and came away talking about this stay and watching the movie in our room as much as anything else we had done on our trip. Awesome unique hotel here! Check it out if yer in the area.

"High point of movie was missed due to audio problems"

2
06/07/2016

The audio in the room went out 4 times throughout the movie. It took 5-10 minutes and a call to the front desk to get the problems addressed. The audio went out just when the climax of the movie happened and we missed the whole thing because we were trying to get ahold of the front desk. The plumbing was also an issue. The plumbing went out and the kids could not take a shower, brush their teeth, or even get a drink of water. Plumbing was out for over an hour. In my opinion, the room was overpriced for all the problems we had. The check out clerk didn't even care. She told us it was not her problem.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We apologize for your experience at our establishment. The water issue was out of our control, however, we did get the issue resolved within the hour as well as the issue with the sound. The weather was a factor in these problems. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. Management

"Good accommodations, good fun"

4
06/07/2016

Although it's otherwise a standard motel, the Movie Manor Inn's gimmick of viewing movies from the rooms was really entertaining. It's basically a motel situated next to a drive-in theater. The screen was pretty small but directly centered from the vantage point of our window. The sound system for the movie ostensibly has multiple settings, but ours basically had quiet and loud with no gradations between. There are two movie screens: the one facing the motel plays family-friendly films, and guests can view the other for free as a drive-in movie. The accommodations were comfortable and reasonably clean (although a previous guest's open Coke can was left in the mini fridge). The complimentary breakfast included a variety of hot and cold options, and our kids loved the waffle iron. Our family enjoyed staying here.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor. We do give the option of watching the main screen from your room or driving into the drive in for free if you are staying with us. We are sorry for the sound and have looked into the volume control. We hope you can come and give it another try soon. Management

"Nanc"

5
05/07/2016

Wonderful hotel! The manager and his son were very nice and made us feel welcome. It was very clean and comfortable, the free breakfast had lots of choices. I have already recommended to friends and family

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. It is wonderful to here that you felt at home and enjoyed our rooms as well as the breakfast. Hope to see you again soon. Management

"Great novelty hotel"

4
03/07/2016

Clean and renovated. Kids were excited to watch the drive in movie {teenage mutant ninja turtles) from our room. Breakfast was good.Great discovery in what seemed the middle of nowhere. maybe needs more icemakers

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
It is great that you discovered our property. We are happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed the movie and breakfast. We will look into more icemakers. We hope you can visit us again. Thank You Management

"A few glitches but lots of fun!"

3
03/07/2016

This place is worth the stop! With that said, there were a few glitches that would have been nice had they been fixed. When we came back from dinner, the water had gone out in the hotel. This is not the fault of the of the hotel just something that happens. Front desk staff was very nice about it and the water was back on within an hour. However, the audio to the movie went out 2 times during the movie. This is why people go to the movie Manor Hotel. I'm sure it was a minor glitch but let's get that fixed folks!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are very sorry about the water situation, like you mentioned it was not our fault but we did get it fixed right away. We apologize about the sound going out and addressed that issue as well. We are happy to know you enjoyed your overall stay and that it was worth the stop. Management

"Fun experience"

3
30/06/2016

The hotel was clean and offers a neat experience of watching a movie from your room. Sangita, who helped us with breakfast and traveling directions, was extremely nice and helpful. :) The kids really enjoyed the stay.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you and your kids enjoyed our establishment and our staff. We hope you can come and visit us again. Managment

"Unique & fun!"

5
29/06/2016

From the outside, it doesn't look all that wonderful (except the giant movie screens, of course!), but the rooms were really great! I don't know if all the rooms have it, but I loved the entry of room 225 - a raised, carved-out space for all our luggage. If you have 2 beds in your room, I don't think there are rooms where you can easily watch the movie from the beds. However, Room 225 has a straight-shot view of a screen. The kids layed on the bed sideways to watch, and the adults moved the chairs to get a good view as well. (I would request a room with the best available view of the screen you want to watch when you call in your reservation.) The playground and the popcorn were both huge hits with the kids! The breakfast was great, with many options. Word of caution: I'm not sure how, but we somehow ended up with tiny burrs all over our floor. If you walk around the grounds, you may want to check your shoes before going back into your room - stepping in those things with bare feet is no fun!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear you and your kids enjoyed our property. We are glad to hear your kids got to enjoy the playground in front of the screen as well as the goodies from the snack bar. We hope to see you gain soon. Management

"Suprisingly Neat and Unique"

5
24/06/2016

We were hesitant to stay at a motel advertised as "Themed" by Best Western. However, we loved it. One of the cleanest hotels ever visited in 50 years of traveling by car. Updated rooms, great breakfast area and friendly hosts. A wonderful story of the man who build his dream. And surprise....a first run movie viewed from our room through one of the biggest windows imagined. This place is a motel and a drive-in movie theatre combined. We have experienced very bad motels and great luxury hotels and this is our first "themed" motel. We would go there again just to re-experience the fun, history and very good breakfast.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are glad you didn't hesitate too much and chose to give us a chance. It is fantastic to know you enjoyed the theme of our hotel as well as the staff and the breakfast. We pride ourselves on keeping our property clean and enjoyable. We hope you get the opportunity to visit us again. Thank You Managment

"Love it Movie included."

4
24/06/2016

To our surprise you get to see a drive-in movie in your room sound and all. Even popcorn. The hotel was nice the staff helpful food was good. Would stay here again. But remember it is a little hotel. Went down town for food the Mexican restaurant which was a hole in the wall, but the food was very good. So if you stay here it is a very small town.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Best Western Movie Manor. Our town is very small but enjoyable. We are glad to here you enjoyed our establishment as well as the food and staff. We hope to see you again. Management

"Always fun!"

4
23/06/2016

Whenever we are in the area we always stay at the BW Movie Manor in Monte Vista. Where else can you lay in your hotel room and watch a drive in movie. It is an older hotel, but it is very clean and has a wonderful breakfast. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
It is so great that you always choose to stay with us while in the area. It makes us so happy. it is wonderful to here you enjoy our motels concept and our staff. We can't wait to see you again. Thank You Management

"Fun Best Western with In-Room sound fro the Drive-In Movie!"

4
22/06/2016

This place is a great relaxation point if you are "Griswalding" it through southern Colorado. We stayed here on our way between Mesa Verde NP and Teh Great Sand Dunes NP. It's a Best Western, so you should already know what you are going to get. What I have liked about Best Westerns is that they don't pretend to be more than they are. We rented two adjoining rooms for a night. Both were double queens. Sorry, no King adjoining a double queen or another king.All rooms face two different screens on which two different first-run movies play. I think they usually start at 9:00 PM. We could watch either from our room but some rooms are more favorably angled for scrren one and some for screen two. Of note, only screen one has sound piped into the room. The control is on the wall and is great. Screen two gets sound by either driving into the drive-in in your car, (as a guest it is free entry to either screen) or, apparently, if you have a computer, you can stream from the local FM station, I think 88.1 We watched screen one and ordered pizza from Pizza Hut. Sorry, it is the only pizza joint in town! Apparently there is a Chinese place that will deliver. The movies playing in June, 2016 when we were there were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Warcraft. Finding Dory was going to play the next night. Standard motel food full breakfast is included. Rooms were spacious. and comfortable. Outside entry doors to the rooms. Wifi is included and is pretty good.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are happy yo hear you enjoyed our motel and were able to watch the drive-in movies. All of the rooms are set up to watch what is playing on screen 1 but you can drive in to watch the movie playing n screen 2. We hope you can come and visit us again. Management

"Best Western Movie Manor-Outstanding!!!"

5
22/06/2016

This place is so unique. We were greeted by the owners, treated like family and got to watch a great family movie from our room. The breakfast was exceptional with farm fresh eggs, sausage, toast and many other tasty items. A great value for your travel dollar. We will be back, and bring our friends. Perfect for families with kids. The drive-in theatre is so retro, like going back in time.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are a very unique place. It is great to hear you felt like family during your stay with us. We strive extremely hard to make people feel at home. We can't wait to see you and your friends again. Thank You Management

"Fun Experience, clean room, fantastic breakfast, prof Staff"

5
22/06/2016

It was really fun to stay in the hotel and watch the drive in movie from our room. Sound quality of movie was good and we could see the screen very well. Clean rooms and nice, helpful staff. The breakfast was really great and had lots of food options.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our property. We do our best to ensure our guest enjoy all aspects of our establishment including the rooms, staff, movie, and of course, the great breakfast. We hope to see you again. Thank You Management

"Quiet and clean"

4
21/06/2016

Coming from Great Sand Dune NP we had a break in Monte Vista. In general a good motel, helpful staff, we had a clean and quiet room. Free breakfast was offered in a spacious room. We did not watch the drive in movie too much...

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are glad to here you enjoyed your room but are sorry to here you did not watch the drive-in movie. We hope you choose to stay with us again when in the area. Management

"Great Place"

5
15/06/2016

The Hotel is updated, the staff is friendly, and it's a great value for the money. The price of the rooms are reasonable and you get two different drive-in movie screens to watch current movies on. If you are in the San Luis Valley stay here instead of staying in Alamosa I bet you will have a much better stay.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
It is great to hear you enjoyed our property. The drive-in movies you get to see from your room are a one of a kind idea that you can only get here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We hope to see you again when you are in the area. Thank You Management

"Saved vacation!"

5
14/06/2016

The room was excellent. However, what really stood out was the staff. Due to their honesty, due diligence, and professional attitude they saved our vacation. They found my fathers wallet that had fallen out of his pocket. This had all our financial resources. This saved our vacation!!! I will definitely recommend this hotel again and if we are back this way there is no question we will know where to stay!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We were so happy to be able to help you and save your vacation. We hope to see you again on your travels in this area. Thank You Management

"Better than expected"

5
10/06/2016

This hotel exceeded our expectations. The views were beautiful, the staff was friendly and it was exceptionally quiet. We didn't hear any of the traffic outside coming into the drive-in theater. We also didn't hear any foot traffic or doors closing. Amazing! Highly recommend for a restful night's sleep.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for staying with us.

"Fun to watch a "drive in movie" from the bed in our room!"

4
07/06/2016

My boyfriend and I are always in search of a unique motel. A friend of his turned us on to this one. Super fun to watch a "drive in movie" lying on the bed in the motel room. You just open the curtains, flip a switch on the wall for the movies sound and you're all set! Room was small but nice, clean, and had everything we needed--particularly the mini fridge and microwave. Location was nice--out in the middle of nowhere with a lot of grass on the property and a view of the mountains when you walked outside to sit at the picnic tables.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the property.

"A fun Motel with a true treat for the whole family"

4
07/06/2016

This has been our second time coming here and we love this motel that makes you feel like you traveled back in time. Our kids love watching the drive in movie from our room and the service at the motel is super friendly. It has a wonderful location to explore the region and the mountain views were very pretty. Breakfast was plentiful with a good selection of cereals, pastries, oatmeal, Belgian waffles, fruits, breads etc

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind words about our property. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!

"More about memories than movies"

4
07/06/2016

First, the room was immaculate. I mean, spic and span. We were there on a road trip from Denver, and had only heard of the Movie Manor. Stayed in room 208 - one of the prime rooms for being able to view the movie from bed. The speaker is in the room, and the sound is incredible. The bed was really comfortable! Breakfast was what you'd expect - waffles, fruit, pastry, cereal, etc. So here's the thing, the movie was "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Now, we didn't pick this place based on what was showing, but if you're going to watch the movie, I'd stick with a known venue. Also, the concession stand was a little lacking - really helpful, but not full-scale. Overall, if you're looking for a quick overnight for the family, with the fun and kitsch of a drive-in movie in your room, this is the place.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

"Unique...loved it!"

4
07/06/2016

This has got to be one of the best experiences I have had at a best western. I typically stay in Comfort Inn's, Holiday Inn's, or A Loft/Element hotels, but the quirkiness of The Movie Manor had me driving 3 hours from home to just experience the place. The rooms were clean, the staff was super friendly. Sangita was an absolutely amazing hostess and very helpful with recommending a place to eat. One of my favorite things I saw here was the wall paper and the décor in general. The movie theme is just so friggen fun! Arnold Schwarzenegger Exercise Room? How is that not a winner! I stayed in room 213 (Richard Gere) and the view to the drive in theater was perfect. I laid back in my queen bed, turned up the sound and enjoyed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a way you can only experience here. I can't believe that anyone would want to change the décor, the atmosphere, or just the overall feel of the place. Breakfast was much more than I expected for a free hot breakfast at a best western. Coffee was actually good and I there was plenty to choose from. I have recommended this place to everyone since I have been back home. It's little places that are tucked away that make road trips worth the drive vs dealing with airport security and the headaches of screaming babies on flights.

Mike S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your review and recommendation.

"Loved our spacious 2nd floor room!"

5
05/06/2016

For years, we have wanted to stay here but didn't have the opportunity until this weekend. Our upstairs pet-friendly, spotless, spacious room was great. We loved it! It was named Bing Crosby. It had 2 queen beds which were very comfortable. Watching a drive-in movie from our room was so unique. Husband went to the concession stand and even brought us back popcorn to enjoy while we were watching the movie. The breakfast buffet had a something of everything - waffles, cereals, juices, bread for toast, muffins, scrambled eggs, sausage and more. Looking forward to our next stay there! spotless and quiet, my mattress was comfy, and the bed and bath linens seemed to be brand new. I heard no noises from the highway or from neighbors. The breakfast options were fresh and plentiful.

"All around great"

5
02/06/2016

Very clean and quiet room. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lots of food choices and seating for breakfast. Manager Mike was very accommodating. We highly recommend this one of a kind hotel. Guests can watch the drive in movie from their hotel window and turn the volume on in their room. Way cool.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is so great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff tries to accommodate people as best as they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, not to mention the drive-in movie on top of the great service. We hope you can come and visit us again. Management

"Room"

4
26/05/2016

Wished we could have seen the movie more clearly. Windows are scratched or water-stained. Would have liked an upstairs room that we had before, which made for a better movie viewing. Otherwise a nice room.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We apologize for the window having water spots on it, we would have been more than happy to move you upstairs if there were rooms available. We are happy to hear everything else was nice. Hope to see you again. Management

"Movie Manor MR & RR"

4
19/05/2016

Nice clean motel and the bed was very comfortable...Being able to watch a Drive In movie was a great addition...Had to sit in chair to see movie (would have rather watched from the comfortable bed) but still was a great experience...When I left I asked the friendly staff which rooms where the best to view the screen from your bed and they stated rooms 207 & 208 so I will remember this when we come back to view the Sand-Hill cranes!! Good Time!!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed staying with us as well as the drive-in movie. We are sorry to hear that the room you stayed in you were not able to view the movie from the bed, however, there are some that you can. We can not wait to see you again when you come to see the Sand-Hill cranes. Thank You Management

"Awesome Overnight Lodging"

5
18/05/2016

My pet-friendly room was spotless and quiet, my mattress was comfy, and the bed and bath linens seemed to be brand new. I heard no noises from the highway or from neighbors. The breakfast options were fresh and plentiful. Registration staff upon check in and check out were all very friendly and helpful. I wish more places operated like this one!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our establishment as well as the staff. Our staff works very hard keeping everything clean and comfy.We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Management

"Nice stay"

4
16/05/2016

This is a special place, not very often can you lay in bed and look out a big picture window and enjoy a drive-in movie. Oh you can also do it old school and drive into the lot. This motel has been there a long time so the design in older but that's where it stops. Our room was VERY clean and the accommodations were very nice and modern. Front desk people were friendly and great on recommendations to eat in town. I would highly recommend staying here. A tip, avoid a room on the curve if you want a better view of the movie screens, there are two, showing different movies. For all of us who grew up with drive-ins, this was a blast from the past. We're planning on bringing the kids and grandchildren back for some summer fun! PS there's even a playground

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our property is one of a kind. There are not many drive-in's around, let alone one you can enjoy from the comfort of your room or drive in to the old school way. We can't wait to see you and your grandchildren this summer. Thank You Management

"Best Western Movie Manor"

5
01/05/2016

Clean rooms. Wonderful lobby and breakfast area. Friendly and helpful staff. I watched The Jungle Book from my room because it was snowing outside, but I know I had the option of going to the drive-in free with my room key; a great concept.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our clean rooms and breakfast. We are also glad to hear you like our concept of the drive in movies from your room. It was a perfect night to stay in your room and relax and watch a movie. We hope to see you again. Management

"business"

5
14/04/2016

Quiet and convenient to the area. This is a unique Best Western. There is a built in drive theater and from all rooms you can watch the drive in movie. There is a switch that turns on the speaker so you can enjoy the show or leave it off and watch the TV. It is your choice. Each room is named after a famous actor or actress. It is charming.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We do indeed have a unique property. We are pleased to hear you like the choice of watching the movie from your room or just choosing the TV. We have tried keeping the property movie themed, including the famous names on each room. We hope you can come and see us again. Thank You Management

"Great room and service"

5
07/04/2016

I was very excited to see the movie from our room. The staff was super pleasant, the room was nice and clean. Everything was nice BUT, don't try to watch the movie it is so so far away it is almost impossible to watch from the room. The speaker is loud enough, although not in stereo, and at times was garbled. Since the screen is so far away, and this particular movie was very dark it was impossible to read the captions and subtitles on the screen. Otherwise its a great room and very comfortable bed! We did not eat breakfast so can not comment on that.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your input on our movie and are sorry the quality was less then perfect for your stay. We are happy to hear that our rooms were nice and cozy for you. We do hope to see you again for a chance to better your movie experience here at Best Western Movie Manor.

"Like staying with friends"

5
07/04/2016

It's always nice to walk into a hotel lobby and have the desk staff greet you pleasantly. At the Movie Manor, not only is the greeting warm and friendly, so is the entire service experience. Sangita and Mike are two of the nicest people ever. When I realized I forgot my phone charger, Mike loaned me one of his. The internet was down when I got there because of a community-wide service interruption, and Sangita promised to call me as soon as it was restored. I've stayed with friends who didn't treat me as well as they did. The motel itself is old, but in impeccable shape. The lobby is inviting, with fresh cookies and plenty of coffee and water. The breakfast room looks out over an open space and the mountains, and is a perfect place to start the day with a hot breakfast. My room was recently updated, spotlessly clean, and comfortable. It was a little small -- for one person it was fine, for two people it would be cozy, for any more, it would be crowded. Of course, the view from the window is of the movie screen at the drive-in, and when I stayed they were screening Batman v Superman. You flip a switch in the room to get the sound, which comes from a speaker in the ceiling. Just like being at the movies. Even without the movie experience, however, this is a great place to stay. It's little far from town so you have to drive for dinner or the grocery store (the room has a fridge and microwave), but it's quiet and pleasant. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again next time I'm in that part of the state.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are happy to hear that your experience at Best Western Movie Manor was exceptional. Customer care is one of our highest goals. We want everyone who comes to our location to be comfortable and feel at home. We hope to see you on your next adventure. And thank you for your review on Trip Advisor.

"Best Rest at THIS Best Western"

5
07/04/2016

I stay here a lot and sleep so very well EVERY single time! The pillow top mattresses will put you out and the rooms are not just clean and comfortable but they are QUITE. This is why you pay for a hotel room .... Right?

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We greatly appreciate you being a frequent guest and making a review on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our rooms. We are also glad that your experience has been constantly good. We hope too see you again soon!

"Great Experience!"

5
05/04/2016

Location is great! Fishing, hunting & hiking near by. Very well kept, large clean & comfy rooms. In spring & summer months u could watch movies from your room, drive-in is located right out your room window. You can see & hear movies in your room. Many amenities close by. Great breakfast! The owner's are very nice.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. There are, as you said, many activities in the area. The drive in movie from your room is a great way to wind down after a day of fishing, hunting, or hiking. We hope to see you again. Thank You Management

"The pinnacle of a 60's motel."

5
04/04/2016

We come to this Best Western every few years. It never seems to show any wear. The room was perfect. We needed a handicap room and asked for a walk-in shower. Perfect with hand rails at the right location. Very clean and no issues. Perfect. The customer service has been great. In years past there were problems. They have added a breakfast room and have a continental breakfast that match the best I've had from Hamden Inn. And the view while you have your breakfast is a vista of mountains and solitude. If only it wasn't a 5 hr. drive we would come more often. Can I think of a motel I'd rather stay at? Nope

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us every few years. We do keep our property up to date and enjoyable as possible. The view from the breakfast room is spectacular. We hope to see you again soon. Thank You Management

"Wonderful place"

5
03/04/2016

This is a unique and very cool property that incorporates a drive in theatre with an old school, very well-kept roadside motel. The room was fairly small but very adequate for the two of us; actually "cozy" is a better description. It was clean and the queen bed was extremely comfortable. The girl who checked us in was excellent and she had a great demeanor about her. When our room keys didn't work and I had to return to the front desk, she joked that it was part of their "get to know you" program. Really great way to handle what could have been an annoyance! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the free breakfast was also very good, with fresh-cooked scrambled eggs and bacon. I definitely recommend this little gem of a motel and hope to have the opportunity to visit again.

"Stranded and treated like a queen!"

5
03/04/2016

I did not plan to stay here, but a snow storm came in and I decided to wait to cross the pass. I accidentally found one of the greatest hotel experiences I have had to date! The staff both night and day went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed, (Including scraping the snow off my car when I checked out the next morning!) I have already planned to return with my granddaughters this summer to make a day of Sand boarding at the Dunes and staying at the Movie manor for the movies and the hospitality!

"Never seen anything else like it!"

4
01/04/2016

Watching a just released movie on the big screen with the whole family tucked into bed? Yes please!!! The property itself is well cared for and clean. And the staff was so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The accommodations aren't fancy but perfectly comfortable. If you are going for the movie, be sure you check to confirm one is playing as they are seasonal. Also, the restaurant adjacent to to property is seasonal as well. Oh, and since the movies play at a drive inn open to the public, there's a concession stand. Popcorn and a movie in my hotel room. Love it!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy you loved our property. We take great pride in our customer care and in the upkeep of our lovely property. we hope to see you soon! Thank you, Management

"Great Place with wonderful hosts"

5
31/03/2016

Have stayed at The Movie Manor twice this year. Very cool place with the dual screen drive in theatre next door and speakers in the rooms. Sangita and her husband (have to admit I've not actually met him but Sangita is awesome :) ... ) are wonderful hosts who take very good care of their guests. Highly recommend The Movie Manor!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are thrilled you've stayed with us twice this year. We take great pride in our customer care and in the upkeep of our lovely property. We are awaiting your next arrival. Thank you, Management

"Best Western Movie Manor Monte Vista, CA"

4
28/03/2016

This is a unique hotel with a drive in movie screen view-able from the room and movie oriented decor.. The rooms are large, comfortable and well furnished. This is a great place to stop if visiting the San Luis Valley or en route across southern Colorado. Movie is a bonus!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our property on Trip Advisor. We are glad you found our rooms so cozy and comfortable. We hope to see you soon! Thank you, Management

"Delightful Find"

5
27/03/2016

We loved our stay at this unique spot! We were in the San Luis Valley for a quick family Spring Break getaway. We had lots of fun adventures (Sandhill Crane viewing, frozen Zapata Falls, Gators Reptile Park, and the Sand Dunes), but we weren't expecting that the place we stayed would be such a delightful adventure as well. We really enjoyed this unique motel, being able to watch a movie out our room window! The staff were incredibly friendly and kind. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the breakfast was great. We look forward to coming back!

"A novel concept"

5
23/03/2016

This hotel has a novel concept. Their theme is movies and the rooms have that decor, and they are associated with a drive in movie and you can watch the movie and listen in your room. My complaint with drive in movies was the sound and they had good quality.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. We do have a novel concept with our drive in movie connected with our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed watching the movie from your room as well as the sound quality. We hope to see you again when you are in the area. Management

"Unexpected Surprise"

5
21/03/2016

We joined a group of nine people to view the Sandhill Cranes. The reservations were made through the group and we were so pleasantly surprised to find the motel with spacious, clean, comfortable rooms and a drive in movie to watch from our room! Mike and Sangita were welcoming and very helpful. We enjoyed our room, the abundant breakfast and the movies!

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you and your group chose to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor and enjoyed your stay with us as well as the cranes. We hope to see you again soon. Management

"Rating Based on Location"

5
19/03/2016

I rated this motel based on the location of Monte Vista. The room was clean and comfortable, room service was very good, and the Breakfast Buffet got us off to a good start. We were traveling with a small dog and there was good walking/exercise area behind the motel. This motel is an excellent concept with a drive-in theater and piped-in sound, so the movie can be watched from the comfort of your room. We had a 3-day stay during the Sand Hill Crane Festival. This is our second visit...beautiful weather this year. The staff was cordial and accomodating...we will stay here again.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so excited to hear that you have stayed with us twice and will be visiting us again. We strive on making sure all of our guests, including their pets, enjoy their stay. We do have a large property which makes it accommodating and fun for everyone. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the room, breakfast, movies and cranes during your stay and are awaiting your next arrival. Thank You Management

"Visit during Sandhill Crane Festival"

4
16/03/2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Movie Manor during the Sandhill Crane Festival. We were traveling with our dog, Griffon, and they had a special annex for pet owners, which was nice.The staff was attentive and personal and the complimentary breakfast was more than adequate with eggs, bacon, waffles, bagels and rolls. We will stay here again when we are in the area.

Mike S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so pleased to hear that you and Griffon enjoyed your stay with us. Our annex building is a special building for pets so they get the room they need as well as their owners. It is great to know you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast before the crane festivities and can't wait to see you again. Thank You Management

"Sand Hill Cranes"

5
15/03/2016

I would stay at this hotel again. My husband and I were there when it was a busy time to see the Sand Hill Cranes. TripAdvisor could not get a room in the actual hotel part but put us in the annex rooms a little further from the hotel. The room was nice and clean but next time I would request a room at the actual hotel because they have a movie drive inn that you can watch from your room. Our room was perfect for this trip. :)

"Arrive as guests, leave as friends"

5
14/03/2016

Michael and Sanjita are an exemplary management couple. They went out of their way to help our group of photographers in so many little ways. They were very friendly and outgoing, you really felt like you were staying at their home. Their love for the hotel is seen throughout the establishment from simple things like fruit infused ice water available in the lobby, fresh baked cookies, and upgraded details in the rooms and breakfast room. We have stayed here several times and I feel like I made two new friends with Michael and Sanjita.

"Comfortable, clean and friendly"

5
14/03/2016

I just enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Monte Vista seeing and photographing the Sandhill cranes but part of that was staying at this hotel. Just about 15 minute drive to the refuge so convenient but where else can you watch a drive in movie right from your room. Speakers are installed in each room to control your sound!! The rooms are spotless and comfortably furnished with water and snack provided. Mike is extremely accommodating, he even provided a wine cork so I could enjoy wine I had purchased locally. Thanks for a great stay. Anyone who stays here won't regret it. Oh and a wonderful breakfast buffet including waffles included!!!

"Neat and clean"

5
04/01/2016

We had a great experience here. The rooms were neat and clean. That's a BIG plus for us. Inside and out this hotel was very well maintained. The Movie theme in each room is a cute twist. We plan to see the area in the summer as well. Many local attractions.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our establishment. We will be awaiting your arrival this summer when you are in the area so you can enjoy the drive in movies with us. Management

"Amazing!"

5
01/01/2016

This has got to be by far the Best experience we've had while traveling...and we travel a lot! When we arrived at 11pm we were greeted by the owners who are very passionate about hospitality! Our room was heated already when we arrived and it was already 9 degrees outside. The room was immaculate and up to date. The restroom was extremely clean no mold or mildew and the shower curtains were clean! Everyday when we left for the day we always returned to a clean and fresh room! There is plenty of breakfast options and kept stocked so there wasn't any running out and the food was great! None of the food tasted like rubber or sponge. It was delish! If you go in the summer there is a drive in movie apart of it and your room looks out to the screen and can watch the movie inside your room while laying on the bed. It's awesome! This location is about 30 min away from ski locations. The owners are amazing and it's locally owned..you'll more than likely be greeted by one of them and I Love that! Pets are welcomed! Hands down best place!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were pleased with the cleanliness of our property and the great selection of our breakfast. We hope you will come and see us again soon to experience and enjoy the movies from your room. Management

"Great service and family friendly!"

5
01/01/2016

Our family decided last minute to take a ski vacation. We wanted to stay somewhere affordable and within driving distance to Wolf Creek, Co. We booked our rooms online for 4 nights at a very affordable rate. We arrived in the middle of the night Monday and were greeted pleasantly. The rooms were comfy and clean. Every morning there was a hot breakfast, bagels, cereal, juice and coffee. The service was exceptional!! They remember guest's names and go out of their way to be sure that your stay is pleasant. This small town of Monte Vista is a great place to visit, beautiful views and close to a variety of national parks. When you go be sure to stay at the Best Western Movie Manor to experience a cozy and relaxing vacation!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are happy to hear we could provide a clean and comfy room for your ski vacation. We strive to make every guests stay as pleasant as possible including a nice hot breakfast to get your day started. We hope to see you again soon. Thank You Management

"Great experience "

5
27/12/2015

Checked in around 5pm. Really friendly and welcoming at check in. Room was clean and updated. Very happy the heat was on as it was 7 degrees outside. During the summer you can watch movies at the drive in next door from your room. They even have a speaker in the room so you can listen to it. Not in the winter unfortunately. Great hotel & experience. Only issue we had was it was Sunday. Our choices in town were Chinese or Dairy Queen. We picked DQ, which was good. Recommend.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. We know it is very cold outside in the winter so we are prepared for our our guests to check into a clean and warm room. We hope you will come and visit us this summer to enjoy the drive in movies from your room. Management

"Great motel!"

5
26/12/2015

We had to be in Monte Vista for a family funeral. We needed to rent multiple rooms. Mike the manager went above and beyond to take care of our family. He offered us the use of the breakfast area to meet with the family and share memories with family from out of town. They made coffee for us and provided some treats as well. In our time of sadness, it was wonderful to be taken care of by the staff. All of the rooms were clean and very comfortable. We would recommend this motel to anyone needing to stay in the San Luis valley. We would like to return at a later date to enjoy the movie theatre experience of this motel.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to know that we made your experience with us a good one in the time of sadness. We try to take care of all of our guests in every way possible in any type of situation. We hope you can come and visit us again, hopefully in better circumstances. Management

"Christmas party surprise"

4
19/12/2015

We checked in and the receptionist (who happened to be the wife/owner) invited us to a Christmas dinner...turkey and all the trimmings. We did not realize that this was the employee Christmas dinner. Once we discovered this we were made to feel like part of the family and had a wonderful time. Am I glad that we went the food was great (amazing curry salmon) and great company. The owner, Mike, sat with us and told us his life story and how he ended up in Monte Vista. He and his wife were very friendly needless to say we had a wonderful evening. On to the motel and its amenities.. very nice rooms, beds have a pillow-top mattress, very nice thick towels in the bathroom and most important was the cleanliness. Breakfast in the morning was fresh and warm. The only reason I gave it 4/5 was no hot water in the morning for my shower (it was warm but not hot). If am traveling that way again I will stay here and if you are traveling that way (Hwy 160) you will have a restful night. We were there during the winter and the drive-in does not show movies. I would love to go there and watch a movie from my room.

"Best night sleep at a Best Western"

5
19/11/2015

Beds are comfortable and rooms are quite. Stay here you will be back and it is a real value. never have had any problems staying here in 2 years, best value and comfort within 150 miles! During the summer I highly recommend a reservation, oh and enjoy the free drive in movies while you are here!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We appreciate your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to know that you have been staying with us for 2 years and enjoy our comfortable rooms and first run movies. The movies only run in the summer, so as you said, it is wise to make a reservation. We hope to see you again soon. Thank You Management

"Great Service"

5
13/11/2015

Great service we stayed in an amazing room with great views and good heating with wifi and a fitness center. Didn't get to see the movie but the pitching green gave us something to do while we stayed. Breakfast was good but not a wide variety of food to chose from. The Motel is far enough to be away from the businesses of town but close enough to to be able to go eat out. Overall great service!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you chose to stay with us here at the Best Western Movie Manor. We apologize that you were not able to watch the movies, they are only seasonal. However, we are glad that the pitching green made up for it. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the overall service and hope to see you again soon. Management

"Great view of the mountains"

4
07/11/2015

We where very impressed with our stay their. We stayed their for four nights in October. We always had very clean room everyday. The breakfast was good, but they needed to change their breakfast menu every morning instead having the same every morning. We went to the bakery their in town and had their fresh pastries "fantastic" Could not watch the movies in the theater because they stopped showing because of lacking costumers at the time we where staying their. That is understandable. They did call me a week before we arrived to let me know about not showing movies. You will be very pleased staying their. We will stay their again. Everybody working their was very nice.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are happy to that you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologize for the movies not showing, however, they are seasonal. They show normally between April and September, depending on weather. We are awaiting your next stay with us and hope to be showing movies during that time so you can enjoy the experience. Management

"Best place to stay in Monte Vista"

4
06/11/2015

This is the best hotel to stay in Monte Vista. The hotel is at a drive in theater and that is pretty neat, the artwork is all based on traditional Hollywood Films. Good place to stay, clean, friendly.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor for your hospitality needs. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the whole movie theme at our property. We pride ourselves on a clean, friendly, and welcoming environment. We hope you can come and visit us again soon. Management

"Mrs. "

5
25/10/2015

My husband and I spent a couple of weeks traveling across the country. This hotel offered the best service and value of any of the places we stayed. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and professional. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a quiet, clean, comfortable room and a good value. The friendly service put it over the top.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our staff and our quiet, clean, comfy rooms. We hope we see you again on your next journey across the country. Management

"GREAT experience"

5
18/10/2015

The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the rooms are very nice, bed is comfortable, breakfast was good and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Overall I would have to say this is in my top 5 of hotels I've ever stayed in!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing our hotel as one of your top 5 hotels to stay in, that means a lot to us. We are so happy to know you enjoyed our accommodations as well as our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Management

"Quality of service"

5
14/10/2015

The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was very enjoyable. The surrounding view was marvelous to say the least. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends. Truly a delightful and cozy stay.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our staff. The view around our property is a marvelous one as you said. We hope you can come and stay with us again soon. Management

"Just great and different"

5
09/10/2015

Just spent one fantastic night at this charming, not 08/15, Best Western. Everything was clean, nice and quiet. Good hot breakfast with cereals, eggs, sausage, waffles, etc. etc. There is also a drive-in movie adjacent to the hotel, but it was closed for the season. The owners, Mike & Sandita, made our stay an unforgettable one. They do their utmost to make you feel comfy.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed a quiet, charming evening in our clean and comfy establishment. We are sorry you were not able to view the movie because it was over for the season. We do also try to provide a little of everything for breakfast so that everyone gets enough to eat before their travels. We hope to see you again soon, maybe during movie season, for another unforgettable experience Thank You Management

"Still ok"

4
09/10/2015

The hotel was clean and comfortable. We only booked it because we wanted to see a drive in movie from our beds. I didn't see anything when booking that said the drive in was closed for the season so we were very disappointed. Not in the room or the quality, just that we didn't know we wouldn't be seeing a movie.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We apologize for the movie being out of season. We only show movies from late April until mid September. Despite missing the movie, we are glad that you were happy with the rest of your stay. We hope to see you again during the movie season. Thank You Management

"BEST PLACE EVER!"

5
08/10/2015

If you are on US Highway 160 in Southern Colorado you cannot go wrong staying with the Movie Manor Motel. The rooms are quiet, clean and exceptionally comfortable. AND in the summer you can watch a drive in movie from the comfort of your bed. They accommodate pets without blinking.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing the Best Western Movie Manor. We are happy that we could accommodate all of your needs as well as your pets. We are glad you got to see the drive in movie from your room. We try to keep all of our guests happy. Please come and see us again soon. Management

"Neat little place"

5
05/10/2015

Stayed here as it was on our way as we head west on our photo journey. Friendly staff, comfortable room, continental breakfast was available for us as we prepared for the next day's adventures. One aspect of this motel is the ability to watch movies at drive-in, which is located just outside and can be viewed when opening up the curtains I would stay here again

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed our staff, rooms, and our free hot breakfast. We are excited to see you on your next travels through the area, and hope you got some great pictures. Management

"Weekend Trip"

5
04/10/2015

We love little weekend trips through southern Colorado,especially this time of the year. This was our second stay at BW Movie Manor in Monte Vista. Although both the drive-in theater and the restaurant were closed for the season, the spectacular mountain views that we had from our room and from the breakfast room with floor to ceiling windows were better than any movie. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pet friendly rooms are in a separate building with a very large grassy area for your convenience. We found a lovely little place for dinner in Monte Vista--The Sunflower Cafe with very good simply prepared food and a friendly staff. Our breakfast at the motel was enjoyable. Our room was comfortable and very clean, as was the bed & pillows. We will certainly stay again.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are so enthused that you have stayed with us multiple times. We apologize for you missing the movies but are happy to hear that our fantastic view of the mountains made up for that. We hope to see you again soon. Management

"Not just your ordinary hotel room and a movie."

4
04/10/2015

Good stop off the beaten path. Was lucky enough to speak to the owners, who really take pride in ownership, emphasizing customer satisfaction. A nice room that faces the screen of the Drive In next door. There are speakers wired in your room, so you can sit on the edge of your bed, eat some popcorn and see a current release. After being on the road for almost a week, just staying home, relaxing in a comfortable room and watching a movie was just what the family needed. Of course, we visited the concession stand before the flick, we had microwave popcorn packed but why use that when you have a theatre right there. Continental breakfast was good, not just heat up some already cooked eggs, tasty home cooking. Spoke to another couple at breakfast who say they always stop here, even though it's out of the way for them. Cannot recommend them enough!

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make all of our guest feel at home and have a nice relaxing stay with us. It is great to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy the movie as well as the snack bar. We agree that microwave popcorn is good but if there is theater popcorn available, why not try that. We hope you got enough of our home cooked breakfast before your travels and hope to see you again soon. Thank You Management

"Funky Movie Motel"

4
04/10/2015

Although I thought the room was a little cluttered I really enjoyed the movie themed room. The room was clean and our stay was quiet. Movie Manor is a little out of town so to dine we had to drive into town. The breakfast was ok with the usual fair.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Best Western Movie Manor. Our whole property is movie themed because of the drive in movie you get to see from your room. We do have a restaurant on site which is open seasonally as well as the drive in, so the rest of the places to eat are in town which is 2 miles. We hope you choose to stay with us again. Thank You Management

"Stay away"

2
02/10/2015

The rooms are very outdated. The only good thing is the bed was comfortable. The parking lot was being resurfaced and we were given a room where we had to carry our luggage a long way until we pleaded for a different room.

mike s s, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Movie Manor, responded to this review
We apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced while staying with us. We were resurfacing the parking lot , however, did move you to a room where you would not be bothered by it. Our property is an older property but we do renovate our rooms regularly. Once again, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Management