Madeline Hotel and Residences
What We Love
- The tranquil spa, state-of-the-art Pilates facility and yoga studio at the wellness center
- WiFi is included in the rate
- Ski-in/ski-out location is also right near the year-round free gondola connecting the ski resort to the historic downtown
- Ski valets look after guests’ equipment and rentals and even warm boots
- In summer, make use of nearby hiking, biking, golf and kayak options
What To Know
- A new outdoor pool, hot tub and fire pits will open in December 2015
- No need to rent a car: There are free mountain lifts as well as the Galloping Goose, a free bus system that makes loops around town
- The hotel sits at the base of the ski mountain at an elevation of 9,500 feet. Stay hydrated
- A resort fee of $25 per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The ski-in/ski-out, 130-room Madeline Hotel and Residences features stone walls and archways that create a European feel. A fire roars in the lobby and the whole place is bathed in warm earth tones and rich woods. The large, elegant guestrooms carry on this color scheme, and many of them include balconies overlooking the village and mountains. The hotel’s wellness center includes a low-lit, tranquil spa, a state-of-the-art Pilates facility and a yoga studio, which features daily classes for guests looking to unwind. The Black Iron Kitchen & Bar dishes up mountain cuisine like wagyu flatiron steak with truffle fries or 18-hour pork shoulder, and the laid-back game room, M Club. There’s also sweets for the kids at Dylan’s Candy Bar and cups of Joe at the Starbucks outpost for parents.
In the Area
Check the events calendar when planning your trip. Telluride is known as the festival capital of the Southwest, and besides its well-known film festival every Memorial Day weekend, the town hosts scores of events throughout the year. Telluride attracts nearly as many visitors in summer as it does in winter. In addition to hiking and biking, golf is a strong lure. The Telluride Golf Club is perched at 9,500 feet and has fairways that wind through the mountains. In summer, Telluride Kayak School has all the equipment you need to learn how to whitewater kayak on the San Miguel and Dolores rivers. First-timers welcome. Year round, the free mountain gondola runs late, so head down the mountain to sample Telluride town’s excellent restaurants and hopping bar scene.
How to Get There
We recently stayed for 7 nights in room 520, a two bedroom suite overlooking the ice skating rink with glimpses of the ski runs. This suite was beautiful decorated and immaculately kept. We were told that they were all owned individually so I would assume they are all fitted out and decorated differently. This hotel could not have been more central to everything in Mountain Village and made a snow holiday with small kids so easy.
The suite was spacious with two bedrooms (1 x king bed and 1 x queen bunk beds) and two massive bathrooms and plenty of living space for 6 guests. Only thing I would note is the 2 bedroom suites do advertise a sofa bed however ours did not have one - a slight inconvenience with the make up of our group and sleeping arrangements required.
Luxury facilities and services we utilized included a ski valet and two outdoor hot tubs and a heated outdoor pool and turn down service each night with chocolates on the pillow, much to the kids delight.
Our room package included breakfast (which was a room credit of $120 per day towards breakfast) Breakfast was probably the only downside of our stay. It was a la carte and so often took some time to come if other orders had just gone in before ours. If we didn’t have the credit provided we would have eaten elsewhere or stocked up on breakfast supplies at the supermarket and skipped the overpriced granola ($17) and coffees ($7) which were average at best. Also there was no kids menu which I found surprising for a family style hotel - when I asked for a kids size bacon and eggs with toast I ended up with 3 sides and way too much food at a charge of $16.
When booking we looked at the two bedroom residences vs two bedroom suites but based on the significant price difference settled on the suite. We expected something smaller but were pleasantly surprised how spacious the suite was and the only difference from what I could tell may be the suite lacks a washer/dryer and a full size fridge.
We absolutely made the right decision choosing to stay at this property and hope to return one day.
Traveled to Telluride third week of September 2018. Weather was fabulous and temps very comfortable. The Madeline is the "cream of the crop," both in Mountain Village and Old Town. We are hikers and the location is prefect to start any degree-of-difficulty hike. Trails are steps away from the hotel or accessible via the gondola which is nearby the hotel. Accommodations are wonderful and roof-top pool has grand vistas. Great eatery in the hotel as well as in the immediate area. Wonderful workout facility on premises (if you are so inclined after a hike one of the numerous hiking trails!). Team was very pleasant and attentive.
We went off-season (summer), and had an incredible time. Picked this hotel on a whim. It blew me away. Beautiful suite, great location and the staff. They were so nice.
Close to lift so easy to get to town. I didn't have to get in my car once. That's a plus.
Even though I got the reservation wrong, arriving at the resort a month early, the staff accommodated us so that we had a great vacation. The staff apologized for an issue they didn't cause - exceptional customer service. The hotel is beautiful, well maintained. The staff is friendly and professional.
A fabulous luxury hotel with excellent facilities, friendly staff and rooms which are clean, large and a super comfortable bed. Ski in/out makes life easy and the hotel ski valet facility is excellent. Of course all this does come at a price but I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.