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This property was in a great location. Walking distance to Estes Park boardwalk/shops. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Very simple cont. breakfast (waffles, bagels, muffins, fruit)

Very nice and Beautiful place

Great view of the mountains.

The stay started great. The service in the restaurant was awful

Cozy and clean.

The best part of the property is the deck at the bar with the fire pit tables. Only issue we encountered was we were told the deck was closing at 6pm so we were forced to go inside the reminder of the night, but other guests were still allowed to sit on the the deck until 9pm. That's never happened to us before. Otherwise the property is clean, check in is usually easy, service is decent, food is okay.

Beds were comfortable but definitely needs new pillows.

The food and service at the restaurant was good. The rooms are nicely appointed and at least our comfort king room was very child safe.

Beautiful room

It was nice having a reasonably priced dining option for breakfast and dinner on-site. Staff were friendly, if a bit quirky. Room was very nice and comfortable, and we didn't hear much in the way of noise with one exception. When people moved around in the room above ours, you could hear light thuds. This wasn't particularly distracting, however. Would stay again!

We were on the road side, not facing the lake. It was noisy but not the end of the world. On the plus side having the restaurant and bar there was very nice. It’s hard to get into a restaurant or anything in town because there is no help / staff. But we had both dinner and breakfast at this place. It was pretty basic food but all good and the service was great

Entry had overflowing garbage cans. Staff sitting around. I honestly thought I was at the back door, I thought now way was this the front. Well it was the front door. We had the deluxe king bed room 103. The room has a balcony with the kitchen dumpster below, the massive kitchen exhaust fan and employees smoking.

Wonderful area to visit. With all the fire activity and COVID issues perhaps not the best time to visit. The inn is clean and well maintained, and the staff was exceptional. Rooms were nicely done, but the use of hardwood / laminate flooring on upper levels made noise levels in our room borderline intolerable as upstairs guest were up virtually all night walking around and moving things. On site bistro is also very nice, with an exterior deck and view of the town/lake. Food was priced fairly relative to in town, but was average at best. A little disappointing for such a nice facility.

Super friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms. The restaurant on site is amazing!

Even though the rooms were nice and spacious, the beds killed it for us! Bed are the most uncomfortable beds we’ve slept on! Every little movement someone made on the bed, everyone would wake up because they are so loud. So so squeaky!! Old, hard and squeaky; never had a good night sleep, which it’s a shame because we would came so tired from Rocky National park.

The restaursnt food was mediocre and quite expensive. The staff was ok,but certainly didnt go out of their way to be polite or friendly. The heating system in the room was outrageous. The thermostat was like a spotlight shing in the night and the heater roared. The earplugs and sleep mask are certainly provided for a reason,but didnt solve the uncomfortableness. Wouldnt stay here again..

Lake Avenue Grand Lake CO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Grand Lake Marina is within a mile (2 km) of The Gateway Inn, and other popular attractions like Grand Lake Nordic Center are within a few miles (5 km). This 36-room, 3-star lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a spa tub.


Dining

This lodge is home to a bistro and a bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

55-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Property features

The Gateway Inn features a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a spa tub. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Romantic Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Fireplace

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Economy Room, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Signature Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Mountain View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Gateway Inn

Everyone (19) Couples (3) Family (7)
5
Family with small children

This property was in a great location. Walking distance to Estes Park boardwalk/shops. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Very simple cont. breakfast (waffles, bagels, muffins, fruit)

By on Aug 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2022

Thanks so much for the awesome review and feedback. We appreciate your time and business. I will also share your feedback with the restaurant's management so that they may know and improve.

4
Family

Very nice and Beautiful place

By on Jul 24, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2022

Thanks so much for your kind words, we appreciate you.

4
Family

Great view of the mountains.

By on Jul 21, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2022

Thanks for your feedback and your business. We appreciate you.

3
Partner Couples

The stay started great. The service in the restaurant was awful

By on Jul 18, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2022

I am so sorry your experience with the restaurant was awful. I will certainly share this with the restaurant's management so that they can improve their operation. Hopefully your experience with the hotel was more pleasant.

4
Everyone

By on Feb 26, 2022

5
Everyone

Cozy and clean.

By on Nov 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 5, 2021

Thanks for your review

5
Family

The best part of the property is the deck at the bar with the fire pit tables. Only issue we encountered was we were told the deck was closing at 6pm so we were forced to go inside the reminder of the night, but other guests were still allowed to sit on the the deck until 9pm. That's never happened to us before. Otherwise the property is clean, check in is usually easy, service is decent, food is okay.

By , from Westminster on Sep 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2021

We appreciate you letting us know

5
Family

Beds were comfortable but definitely needs new pillows.

By on Sep 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2021

thank you for your feedback

5
Everyone

By on Sep 2, 2021

4
Family with small children

The food and service at the restaurant was good. The rooms are nicely appointed and at least our comfort king room was very child safe.

By on Aug 6, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2021

Thank you for your review

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