If you’re heading to the awe-inspiring Colorado ski slopes of Telluride or Crested Butte, chances are you will pass through the town of Montrose. Unassuming and ruggedly rural, Montrose is the gateway to some of western Colorado’s top attractions, like the Black Canyon and the Victorian mining towns tucked deep into the San Juan Mountains. Agriculture, supported by neat farming towns around the valley, like Delta and Cedaredge, dominates the scene in Montrose. Summer is when this town revs into life as visitors scurry through on their way to enjoy adventures in the San Juans. But if you need to lay over, Montrose has plenty of affordable motels on hand.
Hotels in Montrose
By and large, Montrose is a stopover town for travelers heading to other towns on the Western Slope. The accommodations here are dominated by well-known budget chain motels and a handful of independent inns. Amenities are basic but these casual motels cater to everyone from business travelers to families with a pet. Hotels like the Hampton Inn Montrose and the Holiday Inn Express Montrose-Townsend rise above the rest.
Where to stay
There aren’t really any hotels in the center of Montrose. Instead, the lodgings tend to be lined up along Main Street and North Townsend Avenue on the outskirts. Drive and take your pick from around 10 national chains like the Holiday Inn Express Montrose.
If Montrose feels too busy, just head a little way north to the mellow fruit farming town of Delta. There are some great chain hotels here, such as the Comfort Inn, which can be found on the edges of town along Gunnison River Drive.