Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Hotel Purgatory Resort offers upscale amenities along with a myriad of activities such as skiing, hiking, and snowboarding.
Studios and condos come in a wide variety of sizes and feature free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, separate bedrooms, and private bathrooms. Upgraded apartments add fireplaces, balconies, hot tubs, and full kitchens.
Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, fitness center, and 1,360 acres of skiable ground. The hotel offers recreational activity packages as well as spaces and catering for events such as conferences, weddings, and banquets. The Village Plaza stores sell apparel, sporting goods, souvenirs, and more.
Four eateries serve casual food throughout the day. These include the Bear Bar & Grille, Purgy’s Slopeside Restaurant, Village Market & Deli, and Paradise Pizzeria and Ice Creamery.
Hotel Purgatory Resort is within 32 miles of Hillcrest Golf Club, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Animas Mountain Trailhead.
The resort property is relaxing and offers beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains. Along with the scenic hotel grounds, guests appreciated that everything was very well laid-out and easily accessible with many ski lifts available.
Excellent location for skiing and snowboarding.
Reviewers who were at the resort to hit the slopes stated that the mountain has many excellent slopes and running hills, the runs are organized to keep people of different skill levels separated, and that there are areas suitable for both new and experienced skiers.
Friendly and professional resort staff.
The resort employees received high marks from visitors who commented that the staff is helpful, efficient, organized, and seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs. The event and activities staff were also highly praised, as was the professionalism of the ski instructors.
Quality of lodgings varies.
Owing to the fact that the condos are privately owned, the quality of the lodgings can vary. Many guests reported that their rooms were old and had not been updated since the ‘80’s, and that some of the suites are very basic.
Some comfort and cleanliness issues in the rooms.
A number of reviewers noted comfort issues in their apartments such as hard and uncomfortable beds, a lack of sitting furniture, thin walls, and a lack of advertised conveniences like microwaves and coffeemakers. Others added that the regular cleaning staff did not do a thorough job of tidying the rooms.
Dining options are limited and a bit pricey.
Visitors felt that the resort would greatly benefit from more dining options. People stated that they would have liked a wider variety of eateries to choose from after a day of activities, that the food that was available was mediocre, and that the meals were pricey.