The Inn at Riverwalk Condo Rentals Offer More Space When You Need It on Vacation

When it comes to planning a vacation, finding the right accommodations can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. While standard hotel rooms have long been the traditional choice, there's a growing trend towards considering an alternative: short-term vacation condo rentals. The Inn offers this type of space for groups of guests; families needing accommodations with more space, retirees looking for a quiet getaway with a stunning view, and groups of friends wanting to share more of their time together while on vacation.

This option offers travelers a different kind of experience: one that provides more space, flexibility, and a sense of home away from home. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of opting for a condo rental over a traditional hotel room stay, what to look for when selecting a condo (vacation rental) from our pool, the potential costs involved, and the pros and cons of each choice. We offer the best of both worlds: rooms for more individual needs, and condos for more robust vacation plans, including both short term and lengthier stays. This can truly be an unparalleled travel experience with the convenience and amenities of a hotel, but the privacy and space of a condominium.

To determine whether a short-term/condo rental or a traditional hotel room is right for your vacation needs, it’s important to examine factors including costs, group size, amenities, planned activities, and your personal accommodation requirements.

What to Look for When Considering Your Lodging Options

When searching for the perfect vacation lodging option for your Colorado mountain getaway, there are several key factors to consider.

What size is your group? If you have a larger group, you may wish to opt for a short-term condo rental, which provides more space for all your family and friends to spend time together without being separated into different hotel rooms.
What are you planning on doing during your stay? If you plan to partake in the local culinary scene and spend most of your time enjoying the outdoor amenities available in the Vail Valley, a hotel room may be more convenient for your needs. If you’re planning on reading by the fire and spending your time cozying up indoors, doing your own cooking, a condo rental may be just what the doctor ordered. This will give you ample space to spread out and get comfortable in a homey setting.

Another crucial factor to consider is the amenities provided. Essentials like a fully equipped kitchen, in-unit laundry, and Wi-Fi are all amenities that will give you the comforts and conveniences of home with a condo rental, and can greatly enhance your stay. Look for any unique features that align with your vacation preferences, such as an outdoor patio, a cozy fireplace, or a stunning view of the Eagle River or the Riverwalk pedestrian village. A condo rental shares many features and perks with our hotel, but will typically offer more space, more privacy, and a larger kitchen, to list just a few benefits.

At The Inn at Riverwalk, we are focused on providing you with the best service, amenities, and vacation experience possible while you stay with us. We know that reading online reviews from previous guests provides valuable insights into the property's condition, cleanliness, and the overall experience you can expect. Online reviews absolutely influence people according to their travel needs and preferences, and help prevent unwelcome surprises. We respond individually to each concern to determine how we can best accommodate whatever needs you may have. Here is what some of our satisfied guests had to say about our service and amenities:

“Beautiful modern hotel. Our room was perfectly clean. The bed was very comfortable, nice touches like complimentary water bottles and the breakfast was great. My husband loved the breakfast burritos.The $8 nightly credit for their snack shop was a nice touch. We would definitely stay here again. Oh, the location was fabulous right at the Edwards Riverwalk. Restaurants next to the hotel were very convenient.” - Christine L

“Beautiful hotel with everything we wanted. Excellent staff, exceptionally clean, bikes and games for rent, quiet pool, and decent selection in the store. We enjoyed the Lavazza coffee machine and the comfortable lobby. Can't beat the location! Great stay." - MadCityLouisa

What to Know About Our Short-Term Condo Rentals

Each of our condominiums are independently owned and decorated, and entrusted to us to rent, so no two condos are exactly the same! Check our website for the specific amenities available to each condo.

Our short-term condo rentals are separate from the lobby and the pool, but conveniently close to our fitness center. Very similarly to our traditional guest rooms, we also provide housekeeping service during your stay, with no cleanup obligation upon checkout. We want to make sure your stay is both as private and as comfortable and convenient as possible.

Why Choose a Short-Term Condo Rental?

One of the main reasons travelers opt for condo rentals is the additional space they offer. Unlike our standard hotel rooms, these options provide separate living areas, multiple bedrooms, and often extra amenities such as a patio, river and mountain views, and walkability to the hotel gym. This extra room is especially valuable for families, groups of friends, or anyone who enjoys having more space to spread out and relax in privacy.

Additionally, staying in a vacation rental can provide a more authentic and immersive experience. You can shop for local ingredients and cook your own meals, giving you a taste of the Vail Valley’s culinary scene. You'll also have the opportunity to live like a local, exploring neighborhoods and attractions that might be off the beaten path.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Hotel?

While vacation rentals offer unique advantages, it's important to highlight the benefits of choosing a hotel room for your vacation accommodation. Our hotel rooms provide a range of services and amenities that cater to different types of travelers and offer a level of convenience and comfort that can make your trip even more enjoyable.

From check-in to check-out, you'll have access to front desk services, concierge assistance, and housekeeping. Whether you need recommendations for local attractions, help with booking tours, or assistance with any issues that may arise, the hotel staff is there to ensure your needs are met.

Our hotel rooms boast an array of on-site amenities designed to enhance your stay. You can enjoy our facilities in the same building such as the on-site restaurants, bars, pool, spa, and business center. These amenities provide added convenience and opportunities for relaxation without having to leave the property.

Both our hotel rooms and condos are strategically located in the heart of Edwards’ downtown Riverwalk, making it easier to explore the surrounding area. Staying in our centrally located hotel allows you to easily access nearby attractions, dining options, shopping districts, and entertainment venues, saving you time and transportation costs.

Both our hotel rooms and condos strive to well exceed industry standards and regulations with updates made each year, which means you can expect an exceptional level of quality, cleanliness, and comfort. This consistency provides peace of mind. We have surveillance systems and secure access points for added safety. If you're traveling alone or with your family, staying in any of our rooms or condos can provide a sense of reassurance.

Cost Considerations

The cost of a condo rental can vary widely depending on factors such as size and available amenities. It is important to note that at The Inn, our units are all very similar in size and amenities offered. In some cases, a condo rental may be more budget-friendly than booking multiple hotel rooms for a larger group. While The Inn does not charge guests any additional cleaning fees or security deposits, It's important to factor in additional costs when booking condos which typically are not included in a hotel stay, like groceries. While vacation rentals may appear more expensive at first glance, the added space and amenities can often make up for the difference.

How Do I Choose Which Lodging Option is Right for Me?

Choosing between a condo rental and a hotel stay involves weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Vacation rentals offer more space, privacy, and the flexibility to cook your own meals and enjoy a home-like atmosphere. On the flip side, hotel rooms provide convenient services like housekeeping, our on-site dining options, and front desk assistance. As discussed, our hotel offers the best of both worlds, having both traditional hotel rooms and hosted condo options on offer to our guests, with all of the amenities of a hotel but with more space and privacy!

It's important to consider your travel style and priorities. If you value a personalized, spacious experience and plan to spend more time relaxing indoors or exploring like a local, a vacation rental might be the perfect choice. On the other hand, if you prefer the convenience of hotel services, a central location, and plan to explore your destination city rather than spend a lot of time relaxing indoors, a hotel stay might better suit your needs. The size of your group is another important factor to consider. A vacation rental may be more economical for a family or large group than a hotel. It can also provide better opportunities for togetherness and interaction when your group doesn’t have to be split between hotel rooms. If you’re traveling alone or as a couple, however, a hotel where everything is tailored to your needs might be just what the doctor ordered.

In the realm of vacation accommodations, short-term condo rentals offer a compelling alternative to traditional hotels. The allure of more space, home-like amenities, and the opportunity to create your own unique experience can greatly enhance your vacation. However, it's essential to carefully research your options, read reviews, and weigh the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Whether you choose a cozy condo nestled in the mountains, a chic urban loft, or a gorgeously appointed hotel room, the right vacation rental can provide the backdrop for unforgettable memories and a truly enriching travel experience.