Nestled amongst canyon walls where the Dolores River runs through, the small town of Dolores is the perfect home base for exploring the Western Slope of Colorado. While they are limited in number, there are a few neat hotels and cabins to accommodate adventurers to this southwest gem.
With the San Juan National Forest and the state’s second-largest reservoir, McPhee Reservoir, nearby, outdoor adventures are endless. But places to stay are not unless you are planning to camp. If you would prefer a hotel room for the evening, here are the best hotels in Dolores.
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Here are our choices for the top hotels in Dolores, CO, in no particular order:
Dolores Mountain Inn
Roughly 30 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park, the Dolores Mountain Inn is a quaint local hotel with clean and comfortable rooms. Enjoy direct access to the mountains, hiking and biking trails, the Dolores River, and McPhee Reservoir all from its in-town location.
Walk across the street to enjoy the scenic Dolores River or walk down the main Railroad Ave to nearby shops and restaurants, although there aren’t too many to choose from. Plus, it’s easy to remember your time in Southwestern Colorado with a gift from their souvenir shop.
- Larger family-style rooms
- In-town location
- Private baths
- Free on-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Don’t expect too many frills at this motel, just clean, comfortable basic rooms and suites with all your modern amenities. Rooms feature air conditioning, a dining area, a desk, a private bath, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
- 701 Railroad Ave, Dolores, CO 81323 | 970-882-7203
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Outpost Motel, Cabins, & R.V. Park
Find something for everyone at the Outpost Motel. Whether you are looking for a motel room, cabin, or a place to park your R.V., they’ve got you covered. Family-owned and operated, the Outpost Motel provides personal service for its guests visiting the area. Guests enjoy direct river access, a riverside deck, and an on-site river walk. The motel is the perfect home base for all outdoor activities nearby with hikers and bikers keeping it busy in the summer and hunters in October.
- Riverside location in town
- Riverside deck
- Laundry facilities
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
If you aren’t parking your R.V., then choose from 10 vintage motel rooms or five cabins, each with a view of the Dolores River. Five rooms sleep with one Queen-size bed and the other feature two double beds. Each room is equipped with a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, and a T.V.
The cabins feature a full kitchen, some stocked with cooking utensils and sleeping arrangements for two to five people. Cabins are spacious with outdoor decks, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenic riverfront.
- 1800 Central Ave, Dolores, CO 81323 | 970-882-7271
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Find your home away from home on your next mountain adventure with these hotels in Dolores.