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1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211-2221
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#1 of 5 hotels in Buena Vista
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Overlooking the surf waves of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel and Surf Chateau offer guests a sense of luxury without pretension, inspired by both the understated elegance of European hotels and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the Rocky Mountains. Whether for solo travelers, families, company retreats or wedding parties, our contemporary approach to hospitality adapts to suit your style of leisure.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet room
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Judy S wrote a review May 2021
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The Surf Hotel in Buena Vista, Colorado, knows definitely how to give guests a 5 star treatment during their stay. First of all the location of the hotel is amazing right off the Arkansas River, and in the background a beautiful rocky landscape with walking or bike trails. and in the distance snow peaked mountains - a photographers dream for wedding picture. The hotel itself is designed to welcome you in with a wrap around seating area, with a fireplace comfy couches, a long bar area for eating, and it goes on to dining tables all drawing one in to enjoy their stay and mingle. The reception desk hosts could not been better as they graciously handled the endless requests of guests with ease, even all our gift bags! All the rooms are lovely, simply decorated with a Southern charm. One can walk out on the balcony, take in the breathtaking views,sit in rocky chairs which line each level, enjoy the peacefulness or visit wedding guests that may be right next door, the whole concept brings people together which a wedding is all about. Rachael and Amanda are the wedding contact sales people and Tana and Stacey are the wedding venue people and they do an awesome job in table arrangement, place settings, arranging a large wedding guest flow so everyone has a good time. It was all so well orchestrated to perfection, to detail, and beauty. We could not have been more pleased. The whole dining experience was incredible, from a large Thursday night gathering, to the wedding dinner, and to the Sunday brunch, we were all spoiled to mouthwatering food, giving the dining experience a definite 5 star! Thank you Surf Hotel for helping to make our daughter's wedding one that she and her husband will always remember.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: all rooms are lovely and spacious they have larger rooms to accommodate large families, bridal...
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AMP316 wrote a review May 2021
Denver, Colorado4 contributions
We recently stayed here for a wedding that was also at the hotel. It was amazing. The rooms were incredibly cute, clean and the sheets are so SOFT! Loved the patio and views from all the rooms, I did not go into a single room I didn't like. The staff were incredibly helpful and nice. Definitely plan to come back and stay again and would recommend for a fun weekend or if looking for a hotel to plan a large event this is beyond perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Melissa D wrote a review Apr. 2021
Aurora, Colorado16 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Surf Hotel and in was great. The location is great and we enjoyed the nearby shops and restaurants. There are great trails along the river. We loved the contactless check-in and being able to use our phones as our room keys. Our room was a Courtyard view, so not an awesome view but the room itself was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the amenities in the room were great. We enjoyed delicious drinks in the attached restaurant. We are already thinking about planning another visit and we might pay the little bit extra to get a Balcony or Riverfront room so we'll have access to the great patio.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Marc H wrote a review Apr. 2021
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It was a great spot right on the river with great views of the surrounding mountains. The restaurant was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and super helpful. We will definitely be going back soon.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Derrick P wrote a review Apr. 2021
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The Surf Hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Perfect weekend getaway spot in BV. The attention to detail and overall feel of the hotel is really impressive. We will make this place our regular destination in Chaffee County! We can’t wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$200 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesColoradoChaffee CountyBuena Vista
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Hotel & Chateau
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Hotel & Chateau?
Nearby attractions include Buena Vista River Park (0.1 km), Buena Vista Heritage Museum (0.7 km), and CKS Main Street (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Hotel & Chateau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a banquet room.
Which room amenities are available at Surf Hotel & Chateau?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Surf Hotel & Chateau?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Hotel & Chateau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Simple Eatery, Buena Vista Roastery, and House Rock Kitchen.
Does Surf Hotel & Chateau have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.