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Steamboat Grand Hotel Review

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Everything you need to know about making a decision to book a stay at the Steamboat Grand i lovely Steamboat Colorado.

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Growing up I visited Steamboat Springs often with my family and for church ski trips. I have the best memories of summer in Steamboat- biking, hiking, and of course soaking in the hot springs. So it was the perfect place to take my husband for our 12th wedding anniversary.

We had honeymooned in nearby Breckenridge- we didn’t have travel papers yet since my husband had only been in the States for about 6 weeks, and we definitely had a tiny budget. It was a nice trip down memory lane to spend our anniversary kid-free for two nights at the Steamboat Grand Hotel right at the base of the Steamboat Springs Resort. I was super impressed with our stay at the hotel, and I’ll share why with you! Please note that I was provided two complimentary nights stay in exchange for this review.

lobby entrance at steamboat grand hotel

Arrival at the Steamboat Grand

Arriving at the Steamboat Grand was incredible. Not only are the views of the ski mountain and the hotel breathtaking, we also drove right to the entrance and were greeted and warmly welcomed by a valet immediately. The amazing service continued as we entered the spacious lobby, greeted by a fountain and rustic decor that just felt so stereotypically Colorado. Check in was so easy- it took less than 5 minutes to get our keys, a handy info guide to the resort and back to the car. Super friendly bellhops unloaded everything while we parked the car in the lot across the street. The entire trip actually, everyone employed by the hotel was so genuinely nice, friendly and helpful.

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This was the view from our room. Lovely!

Accommodations at the Steamboat Grand

We stayed in a double queen room on the 4th floor with a view of the mountain. There were two aspects of the room that I absolutely loved. The first is that it was really spacious- it just felt big and welcoming. There was a lot of space between the beds and the wall, and the floors were carpeted. It would be super comfortable to have a small crib or a child sleep on the floor in the room.

artwork in room steamboat grand hotel

The second thing I loved is that the room was so super incredibly clean- like, it felt like no one had ever stayed there before! The artwork in the room was gorgeous, the beds were divinely comfortable, and the shower head was perfect with super hot water. There were a two amenities that I thought were cool- a humidifier and a blu ray DVD player. There was not a fridge or microwave, so I would recommend bringing a cooler if you need to keep drinks or snacks cold.

inside of rooms at steamboat grand hotel

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Two super helpful aspects of transportation from the Grand- the hotel sits at the base of the Steamboat Resort making access to the mountain super easy. There’s even a new gondola opening from the hotel to the base of the mountain. The second is the free shuttle to downtown. After arriving we headed downtown to eat at the Mahogany Ridge Brewery (I highly recommend it, and there is a $1 tapas appetizer menu that looks AMAZING!). We jumped on the shuttle from the hotel and they dropped us right off at the brewery. We called the hotel when we needed to be picked up and the shuttle arrived in less than 5 minutes. Fabulous.


The Steamboat Grand has an amazing outdoor pool with two Jacuzzis that’s open year round.  There are several dining options including a summertime Poolside Bistro, two restaurants and room service that is reasonably priced. There’s Happy Hour too!

The Bottom Line

I loved staying at the Steamboat Grand- there were tons of families, couples, and people of all ages enjoying the facilities. The staff was incredible and went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was spectacular. For more info on rates and availability, please visit the Steamboat Grand webpage. And don’t forget to follow them on social media! Facebook | Twitter | #SteamboatGrand

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