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
My husband and I have been fortunate to have stayed at some of the most beautiful hotels in the world such as the Rosewood and St Regis properties. This hotel Madeline is gorgeously decorated with beautiful rooms, lovely lobby and the very best in furnishings. Rooms are large and have every amenity. Kitchen Is new and has everything you could possibly need. But the true test of a 5 Star hotel is how they handle a problem. When we checked in, the room location wasn’t what we had expected and unfortunately the hotel was near capacity. The person at the front desk needed to figure out an alternative option and after just driving 8 hours to the hotel, we were frustrated and exhausted. To our surprise, the bellman Tim came to our rescue. We were greeted initially by a very nice and courteous bellman Luis but Tim saw our distress and took it upon himself to make us comfortable while we waited for the situation to be resolved. He was so professional and calming, found a nice place for us to sit and relax. He helped us get the few remaining items out of the first room and then made things so easy for us to move into the next room which we liked much better. This made such an impression on us because usually bellman just bring your stuff to your room and that is it. He showed that the hotel really cared and wanted to make our stay perfect. We are very happy with this hotel and highly recommend it!
Above and beyond! We had such a wonderful time at this amazing resort. The staff were kind, courteous, and excellent! We will be coming here again! The restaurant Black Iron was our favorite! Love the easy access to the gondola!
The Madeline Hotel is a beautiful sanctuary for the whole family to enjoy. We were pleased with the personnel and amenities offered. Our children especially enjoyed playing with the oversized games in the courtyard after swimming in the heated pool. The gondola rides were another highlight for our children. Thank you for a restful experience.
I’ve been to the Telluride/Mountain village area three times before and this is by far the best spot to explore the entire area. Unbeatable location clise to everything. Amazing rooms and staff and amenities.
We can’t wait to return to the Madeline! We came for a quick mountain getaway and were pleasantly surprised and completely impressed. Not only is this an absolutely gorgeous location, nestled peacefully in the mountains, the people there are beyond helpful and friendly. Our visit started in an odd way, as someone with our exact name had come to check in just minutes before we arrived. There was some confusion, but the way the staff handled it was perfection in customer service. We were escorted to our new room, which was quite obviously an upgrade. When we checked out, the staff remembered us and treated us like family. Kelcie, in particular, went above and beyond to make sure our experience was stellar.
An added bonus— the free gondola to Telluride is just steps from the hotel.
It’s a 5 star rating because of the beauty but also because of the great customer service. We’ll be back!