Very Good 936 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Ski-in, ski-out location at Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • Full range of amenities, including pool, hot tub, spa and fitness center
  • Enhanced kitchenette in each room
  • Friendly, young staff who share local intel
  • Free WiFi
  • A portion of each pet fee donated to a local animal rescue group

What To Know

  • A resort fee of $21.32 per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The hotel is pet-friendly, with a $35 per pet, per night, fee
  • Guestrooms were last renovated in 2009
  • Location is at the ski area, three miles from the town of Crested Butte
  • After après winds down, the base area is relatively quiet
  • The hotel’s name is no exaggeration — the elevation here is about 9,380 feet, so take time to acclimate, drink water and wear sunscreen


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Crested Butte (Mount Crested Butte), Elevation Hotel and Spa is minutes from Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Trailhead Discovery Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Trailhead Childrens Museum and Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce.

Make yourself at home in one of the 262 guestrooms, featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features an indoor pool and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Crested Butte? This hotel has 21000 square feet (1951 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Elevation Hotel and Spa
500 Gothic Rd
Crested Butte, CO 81225 United States


4.0 Very Good 936 Reviews
I like this hotel a lot and it is dog friendly so that was a big bonus!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location for skiing. It is a short drive to town where you will want to go for dinner (some GREAT restaurants are in town!). The hotel is nice, it does need a little renovating, but it was VERY clean in the room and that was important! The woman who manages the bar is awesome and there was one gal at the front desk, totally spacing on her name (short dark brown hair) who was also awesome! Because I travel with my dogs, I would stay again.

Great Location for Ski In & Ski Out
Reviewed 1 month ago

So the elevation hotel is located at the top of the mountain in Crested Butte. The ski in and out location is amazing. You are steps from getting on the local bus and going downtown to eat at local restaurants where you will definitely need to eat as as the Elevation hotel has very limited options for food. The restaurant in the hotel has a beautiful location for viewing skiers. However, you have to order on your phone to have anything delivered to you and if it works it’s great—if it doesn’t you must find someone that will help assist you in ordering food like a manager. I have an i-phone X and for an entire week could not order anything. I had to obtain a manager to order things. However when husband came in with his android it worked. Manager said it was bc I was using safari. So I downloaded chrome but still didn’t work. Quite frustrating but annoying most of all. I also witnessed a bartender arguing with another guest and I was quite shocked to witness this along with other patrons. I just drank my Bloody Mary and moved on. Didn’t want to see more toxic behavior on my vacation.

I found that the spa staff was very nice. Didn’t utilize it but tried to make an appointment with staff at the nail salon and was greeted very rudely as they were closed. (I didn’t realize it as a lady was sitting at the front desk and the door was open). When inquiring to see when they would open she proceeded to say, “we are closed and you have to book online.” When I asked about hours, she said “we are closed as I said and we are closed Mondays and open different times depending on the day of week.” I just didn’t want to argue with the woman as I was on vacation so I just proceeded to say, I’m sorry to bother you, and walk away. (She then rolled her eyes at me while I was walking away per my older 2 boys informed me).

The state of the rooms were ok. Somewhat dated but worked well for 3 boys, my husband and me. We had ajoining rooms so it worked out well. Housekeeping only came 1 time the entire time we were there and we needed to call daily to have rooms cleaned while there a week.

Overall, after staying in so many places, elevation is average. But if you are looking at going skiing and want the easy access with plans to just eat out, this would be the place to go.

See my reviews for restaurants. :)

Amazing staff, great location, best hotel for the price by far
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stay at a lot of hotels, and the staff, specifically Nate and Chris, could possibly be the nicest and most helpful I have ever come across in the states. Nice clean rooms, agree with 4 star resort but 5 star location and staff. I was concerned about being pet friendly but there is only one floor with pets so no problem there. We will definitely return

Hotel for the dogs
Reviewed 2 months ago

Spend your stay at Elevation imagining that the previous guest slept with his dog in your bed. Even in the park a dog must be on a leash, but not in the lobby.

The location is great and the staff was fine. It is a great opportunity to put an app on your phone if you want to buy food at the 8390 restaurant. Safari and Google don't work well with the app; I was told to download Mozilla.

You're not supposed to use the stairs, unless it is an emergency, but I never saw a posting for the stairs in a week there. At least there wasn't a fire.

Modern hotel on the slopes
Reviewed 2 months ago

The closest to the slopes. The decor is modern. The staff is always nice and very helpful, we have stayed here several times. The hotel restaurant is a little different, all ordering is done online through a website...once you get over that (we heard a lot of people complaining), the restaurant food was good.