The Best Western Movie Manor in Monte Vista, Colorado is a unique concept hotel that provides much more than the typical cookie cutter lodgings most tourists are used to. Combining an outdoor drive-in theatre with clean, spacious hotel rooms, the Best Western Movie Manor provides the ultimate vacation, weekend getaway, or night out for families and travelers.
The Star Drive-In opened its doors in 1955 with a single screen and space for 300 cars. It wasn’t until 1964 when the drive-in’s owner, George Kelloff Sr. recognized untapped potential for the space and added 14 hotel rooms in a semi-circle around the large outdoor screen.
Guests of the hotel were able to watch films from their room without ever stepping foot outside, while visitors only there for the film could watch from their cars. Today, the hotel offers a similar setup.
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The Best Western Movie Manor has expanded beyond its original 14 rooms to allow for more guests and greater amenities.
Guests of the hotel enjoy these amenities:
- Fitness center
- Spacious rooms
- King beds available
- Outdoor playground
- Complimentary breakfast
- Pets permitted with approval
- View of the outdoor screen from select rooms
Room Types: Choose from both Queen and King rooms, with either one or two beds. Not all rooms come with a view of the outdoor screen, but tables and chairs are provided free of charge for guests who wish to watch the show outdoors.
Special rates are available for seniors, rewards members, military and government, AAA, and AARP members. Web discounts are also available and change frequently. Consult the website for details.
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The outdoor cinema runs mid-April through October and shows family-friendly films. A snack bar is available during showtimes.
There are two screens available. The first screen provides easy viewing for guests of the hotel. Guests may watch the film from their room, where sound is piped in through an adjustable speaker attached to an FM radio.
The hotel’s second screen cannot be viewed from rooms. Visitors must drive onto the lot in order to watch the show. Guests of the hotel may enter free of charge. Non-guests will be charged an admittance fee. Audio for the second screen is available through traditional drive-in speakers or your car’s FM radio.
Address: 2830 US-160 W, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Season: mid-April through October (for drive-in theater); Year round (for hotel)