This motel was one of those seedy nightmare motels you see depicted on travel commercials. The lady at the front desk seemed really put out that we were even checking in. The "breakfast area" consisted of two tables, a waffle iron, and two dispensaries of cereal.
When we finally got our key, we went to our room. The building where the rooms are looked like a dorm complex. Judging by the office/front desk area, I wanted to check out the room before bringing my belongings up the stairs. I was right to do so. Walking in the door, the room smelled like it was soaked in human urine. I was afraid to touch the beds and wouldn't let my kids touch anything in the room. The microwave and mini-fridge looked like they were purchased fourth-hand from the Adams State University dorms. The room said non-smoking, but it sure didn't seem like it from the burn marks in the carpet and the table in the room.
The room next door had seven men staying in it. The "staff" was hanging around the bottom floor, just talking. We went back to the front desk and complained about the smell and asked for a different room. They claimed they were completely booked and ended up cancelling the reservation. The "manager" stated that he had been working on the carpet in that room. It still needs work!
The other hotels nearby looked just as bad. Stay on the east side of the Rio Grande river in Alamosa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grizzly Inn of Alamosa is Now under New Management as of 11/01/11! We have replaced furniture and cleaned carpets in all 25 rooms. Please disregard all review prior to November 1, 2011 as all the past reviews are from the previous management. We look forward to making your stay with us an enjoyable relaxing time away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Hotel Alamosa