Ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Durango, CO

Funky but fun!

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Pros: Location, cost, funky atmposphere, and hey, it's historic Crested Butte.
Cons: LOTS! Place is run down and needs to be spruced up. Parking not good. Shower can shift from nice to ice cold to scalding hot instantly.
Location: You're right on Elk Ave. in the heart of old Crested Butte. Shops, restaurants, etc. all within walking distance. You can enjoy the downstairs bar, to
Lol, where to begin. The Forest Queen Hotel is located on Elk Aveenus, the main thoroughfare of old Crested Butte. The hotel dates from 1881 and is above a saloon & restaurant. There is no front desk, you check in with the staff at the bar. The stairs to the rooms are a bit tilted, old buildings in Colorado shift over time, and the carpet is, well, dirty. Once upstairs your room is one of seven or so that share a single bathroom, just like 1881. My first two-night stay I got a room with two small single beds. The second stay I got a nicer room (for less) with a queen bed. I had no issues with the shared bath, which might put some folks off, however, the shower is one that won;t stay regulated and may shift from perfect to ice cold or scalding hot in an instant. There is no dedicated parking area for the hotel, you just find a spot on a side street nearby. This is not for you if you have security concerns about your vehicle. You can unload your things in front. Once you're checked in, you're set to enjoy all that old Crested Butte has to offer. The place may be a bit run down and "worn in like an old pair of boots", but I got three of the best nights sleep I've enjoyed in ages. Recommend to "seasoned, flexible and adventurous" travellers. If you need squeaky clean, sparkling new, look elsewhere.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Houston, Tx

Crested Butte - June 2015

Posted Jun 21, 2015
Pros: Location
Location: The Forest Queen is on the main attraction street of Crested Butte. You can easily walk to all town shops and eating places.
The Forest Queen is very old and very basic. I think it might be better described as a "bed & breakfast" place except you have to pay for breakfast.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Overall as described, nice, clean. Good location and with Expedia discount a great rate
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Colorado

Built in 1890

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Still in 1890. Shared bathroom had a nice toilet seat - otherwise, shower had mold, ceiling had cobwebs around the edges, door would not close easily. Beds ok. Front desk was the bar, bartender was the front desk person! Confused? Me too. Value to price - way out of whack. 2:45 a.m., still hearing the base as if the band was still playing. (Or boom box?)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jamie Lynn from Lakewood, CO

Forest Queen Review

Posted Mar 10, 2015 on Hotels
The Forest Queen is such a cute, quaint old hotel right in the heart of Crested Butte. We loved staying there. Don't expect anything luxurious (or even a TV) and you will have a great time!
1 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 29, 2014 on Hotels
Quaint would hardly describe the place--it would be a gross overstatement
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Greg from Denver

Best price, great location

Posted Sep 3, 2014 on Hotels
The room was more than adequate on the coal creek side with a bathroom. Furnishings were quaint and the bed comfortably furnished with down comforter. (although, not needed). Overall, a pleasant stay and restful night with sounds of the river flowing outside our window. Definitely recommend this hotel if you don't need luxury accommodations and need a convenient location for all downtown Crested Butte has to offer.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2014 by Dave, Hotel Management
My family is so happy you enjoyed your stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Colorado Springs

Forest Queen Hotel and restaurant

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: In downtown.
Cons: A bit or deferred maintenance needs to be addressed.
Location: Everything the town has to offer. See above.
Great experience. Right in downtown Crested Butte, just parked the car for 3 days and walked or rode bikes. Close to restaurants and shops and the Labor Day Craft fair on the main street was on. CB is also a mtn. biking mecca and you can ride right from the hotel. The rooms are basic, no fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer but coffee is right downstairs in the restaurant. Excellent food and the patio next to the creek is great. Last time we stayed in a condo at Mt. Crested Butte and then drove to town. (3-4 miles). Too isolated and somewhat sterile, but all the amenities.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2015 by dave, Hotel Management
Staying downtown is the way to go. Please come and see us again
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Michael Higginbotham from Grand Jct, CO

One nite stay

Posted Aug 21, 2014 on Hotels
Euro styled & well aged. Great location if your focus is Elk Ave & the downtown. Everyone was respectful of the close quarters. Lux can be had in Mt Crested Butte.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by AM from Nashville

Great location but amenities, not so nice.

Posted Aug 11, 2014 on Hotels
The location is great. The service is pretty much non-existent. You can have your bed made and receive fresh towels, but there isn't any "cleaning" beyond that. The hotel is old and therefore so are the amenities in the room. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay in town, then stay here. If you want some simple luxuries, like a shower that doesn't constantly switch from freezing to scalding, then I would suggest booking a different place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2014 by Dave, Hotel Management
Thanks for your comments. The shower situation has been remedied as far as steady water temperature. Cleanliness is our top priority. We are a 2 star hotel and guarantee the best rates in Crested Butte. We only offer WIFI, daily bed makeup service and provide fresh towels.