Last Updated on July 6, 2023

I’m in Breckenridge at least three times a year, more if I can swing it. So, I’ve become a bit of a Breckenridge lodging expert, having stayed at multiple hotels and vacation rental properties over the years.

So, which is the best hotel in Breckenridge? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for! I’m breaking down some of my favorite hotels and can’t-miss condo properties below based on location, ski-in/ski-out capabilities, dog-friendliness and more.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Breckenridge

If you need multiple hotel rooms for your group, consider trying one of my favorite large Breckenridge vacation rentals instead.

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Best Traditional Hotel in Breckenridge

Gravity Haus

Gravity Haus in Breckenridge

I loved my recent stay at Gravity Haus. Not only does it have modern, spacious rooms, there’s also a great coffee bar downstairs, Unravel, and a fantastic in-house restaurant, Cabin Juice. Gravity Haus even has its own co-working space, Starter Haus. The perfect choice for someone who needs to get in a few hours of work between skiing, hiking or other outdoor activities.

Gravity Haus is in an ideal downtown location that allows you to easily get to the slopes (via the X chair lift for Peak 9) or walk to all the shopping and dining downtown Breck has to offer. Ready to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? Haus Quiver, located inside Gravity Haus, allows you to rent the latest outdoor gear, and you can book adventures through Gravity Haus like ice climbing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and more.

Pros: walkable to Main Street; a range of rooms from a spacious king to four twins perfect for a group of friends; amenities like the supertramp (to practice your in-air moves) and a dry sauna; co-working space; on-site outdoor gear rental and adventure tour booking

Cons: no pool, parking fee ($35/night valet for non-members)

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Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge

Conveniently located at the south end of Main Street, the Residence Inn is an easy walk to everything downtown much like Gravity Haus. I haven’t stayed there personally, but it’s fairly new (opened in 2016) and is an all-suite hotel with 129 rooms. The year-round outdoor pool and hot tub have beautiful views of the mountains, and the Quicksilver lift to Peak 9 is a short walk. An around-town shuttle service make it easy to get around Breck, including to the slopes. There’s also free on-site ski storage.

Pros: walkable to Main Street; free breakfast; outdoor pool and hot tub; shuttle to the slopes or around town

Cons: a little bit of a hike to the nearest lift (Quicksilver Lift), but you can take the shuttle; parking fee ($20/night)

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The Lodge at Breckenridge

The Lodge at Breckenridge is a 45-room boutique hotel known for its incredible views. Those views are possible because it’s a little outside of town, but they’re worth the short five-minute drive to Main Street. There are also two private homes on the property that can be rented each of which is 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths: Alpine House and Summit House.

Pros: fantastic views; out of the hustle and bustle of Main Street

Cons: not walkable to Main Street or a ski lift but they have seasonal shuttle service; $20/day resort fee (includes on-site parking, grab-n-go breakfast, internet, shuttle and more)

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Dog-Friendly Breckenridge Hotels

Dog-friendly hotel rooms in Breckenridge

Gravity Haus

Gravity Haus doesn’t just allow dogs to stay, it gives them the royal treatment. When you arrive, your dog can “sign” the doggie guest book and even get set up with their own bed, bowl and treats. The current dog fee is $50 per night, per dog.

See above for our full description of the hotel.

Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge

Pets are welcome at the Residence Inn in Breckenridge with a fee of $100 per room for the first pet and $50 per room for the second pet.

See above for our full description of the hotel.

The Lodge at Breckenridge

Your dog will love exploring the area around The Lodge at Breckenridge. The dog fee is $50 (plus tax) per night for up to two dogs.

See above for our full description of the hotel.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Hotels

Currently, there aren’t any traditional hotels that are what I would consider true ski-in/ski-out. However, there are several condo properties at each base that offer nightly rentals. Grand Colorado on Peak 8, where I own (review here), is at the base of Peak 8 and a true ski-in/ski-out that can be rented by the night. There are also others at each base.

Breckenridge Peak 7 Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging

Grand Colorado on Peak 7
The view from a balcony at Grand Colorado on Peak 7 | Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Grand Lodge on Peak 7

I’m an owner at Grand Colorado over on Peak 8, which is owned by Breckenridge Grand Vacations like Grand Lodge on Peak 7. I’ve had the opportunity to pick up extra weeks at Grand Lodge through Interval (see more on owning with Breckenridge Grand vacations here), and it’s somewhere I’m happy to stay over and over again.

Personally, I prefer skiing Peak 7 to Peak 8 because it’s a little less crowded and full of nice long blue runs. That makes Grand Lodge a great place to stay, because it overlooks Peak 7, with the Independence Superchair just steps from the back door.

Aside from the location, the biggest difference between Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is the decor and overall style of the interior. Grand Lodge has a very typical lodge-style feel that is very stereotypical of the mountains, which I love. Although I love Grand Colorado on Peak 8 where I own, the style is a little modern for me. If I was decorating my own mountain home, it would look more like Grand Lodge on Peak 7.

Grand Lodge has all the great amenities you’ll find at every BGV property, including an indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, a good restaurant on site and a spa. You’ll also have a nice-sized locker for your ski gear, if you’re there in the winter. There’s underground parking, and Grand Lodge is located right on the gondola line for easy access to town. If it’s outside of gondola season or hours, you can always grab the property’s shuttle to get around town.

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Breckenridge Peak 8 Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging

The slopeside hot tubs are one of our favorite features (photo credit: Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Both my co-founder Noreen and myself will tell you that timeshare (or fractional vacation) ownership gets a bad rap. We both own timeshares, and I owns her fractional ownership in Breckenridge at Grand Colorado on Peak 8.

The good news (if you’re not ready for a timeshare) is that you can check out a 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-bedroom Breckenridge timeshare rental without having to buy anything, as there’s a robust rental program at Grand Colorado on Peak 8.

You can’t beat the location of Grand Colorado on Peak 8 right at the base of the peak with easy access to lifts, rental equipment, ski school, restaurants, bars and more. Even if you don’t ski, you can sit in a hot tub right along the slopes and watch your friends or family come down the mountain. It’s also a short walk over to the gondola to get into town, and there’s a free shuttle that will take you anywhere you need to get in town.

Enjoy multiple indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. The kids will love the two different kids pools and the outdoor waterslide. There’s also giant checkers and Connect 4, plus foosball and all sorts of other games to play. You can even book a private movie theater just or your family or group.

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Grand Timber Lodge

In the summer or fall, you’ll find me at Grand Timber Lodge, even though I own at Grand Colorado on Peak 8. That’s because I love being able to walk down to Main Street. Although Grand Colorado and Grand Lodge (mentioned above) are both on the gondola, it isn’t open year-round and tends to stop earlier than I’d like. Both of those properties also have shuttles—as does Grand Timber—but I love being able to walk down to Main in the summer and fall.

Grand Timber has a homey feel that I’ve always loved. It’s the first place I ever stayed in Colorado, and I constantly talk about buying a second timeshare at that property. If I could buy a unit there to live in 3-4 months in the summer/fall, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

View from Grand Timber Lodge in the fall
View from Grand Timber Lodge in the fall

You get all the great amenities Breckenridge Grand Vacations gives you at their other properties, including indoor and outdoor pool options, hot tubs and an on-site restaurant. However, the property definitely feels older than Grand Colorado and Grand Lodge. But, I happen to like that broken-in homey feel. I also love Grand Timber in the fall because it feels like it’s nestled into the bright yellow aspens.

Grand Timber is advertised as ski-in/ski-out to Peak 8 and Peak 9, as it sits between them. However, it’s not nearly as easy to ski into or out of as the others mentioned in this section. You have to walk over to the Snowflake Lift (Peak 8) or Beaver Run SuperChair (Peak 9) to get out, and it can take a lot of polling to get back. Not my pick for the winter—I’d rather stay at Grand Colorado or Grand Lodge.

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Breckenridge Peak 9 Ski-In/Ski-Out Lodging

Beaver Run Resort

I stayed at Beaver Run once back in February 2019. My understanding is that every condo is decorated differently, with some being renovated more recently than others. Our had a little bit of an 80s feel, but I did love being located on Peak 9. Personally, it’s my favorite peak to ski. Our unit was a two-story unit with two bedrooms, and we had more space than we needed for just two people.

There were several restaurants on site, pools and hot tubs to enjoy, and overall we had a good stay. It’s definitely doesn’t feel as new as Grand Colorado and Grand Lodge, but it’s comparable to Grand Timber. Although, I’m biased due to my Breckenridge Grand Vacations ownership and would choose their properties. There’s definitely superior customer service at the BGV properties, at least compared to my one experience at Beaver Run (where, among other things, I spent nearly an hour trying to get a shuttle to come get me from Main Street).

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Vacation Club-Style Properties: An Alternative to Hotels

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Rentals

Need more room than a standard hotel room can offer? Check out the Breckenridge Grand Vacation properties. I’m an owner at Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (read my ownership review here)

Grand Colorado on Peak 8

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Grand Lodge on Peak 7

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Grand Timber Lodge

See above for more

Hyatt Residence Club

I haven’t stayed here myself, but you can check it out here.

Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge

Who says location isn’t everything? Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge features beautifully-appointed spacious studios and villas in a picture-perfect location right in the heart of downtown Breckenridge.

Proximity to the Colorado ski trails at Peak 9 and the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is ideal for hitting the slopes during winter. But no matter the season, Marriott’s vacation club makes it easy to explore the historic downtown or venture to Breck’s magnificent outdoor destinations for hiking, biking, and more.

We love the roomy heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa and impressive fitness center. But mostly we love the picturesque setting overlooking the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and sparkling Breckenridge lake.

The Ranahan

Originally opened as part of Welk Resorts in 2020, The Ranahan is now part of Vacation Club Rentals and listed in Hyatt’s portfolio. This property is a little outside of all the action in Breckenridge, but they do have a shuttle to get you into town and up on the slopes.

I haven’t stayed here yet, but you can check it out here.

What to Pack for Breckenridge

You can find all the essentials I take on every trip here, from my favorite toiletry bag and travel purse to the best power bank I’ve found to keep my phone taking great photos all day long.

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Here are some specific favorites I always pack for Breckenridge:

Merrell women’s waterproof hiking boots — Waterproof and lightweight.

Osprey Dry Stuff Pack — I love this because it packs down into its own pocket and is great for outdoor activities.

3-in-1 Jacket — This is a great lightweight waterproof rain jacket plus a puffer for warmth, which can all be worn together or each piece separate. Perfect for the variable weather you can get throughout the day/night in Breck in the spring or fall. Check out this one if you prefer a fleece to a puffer.

LL Bean Winter Jacket — This is my non-ski winter jacket. It’s warmer than the one listed above that I use in spring/fall. I’ve used it on countless winter trips in temperatures down to the teens. Would buy it again!

Columbia ski pants — I have these in two colors, and they’re my favorite ski pants I’ve ever owned. They’re warm in the winter but don’t keep you too warm for spring skiing.

Columbia midweight baselayer — This is a great baselayer in the winter and plenty warm enough for early or late season skiing without anything but a jacket on top.

Columbia Omni-Heat baselayer — This is the baselayer you want when it’s really cold out.

Smartwool full cushion ski socks — My favorite ski socks. They’re comfy in my boots and keep my feet warm without making me sweat.

Revo x Bode Miller Ski Goggles — I got these ski goggles a couple of seasons ago, and they’re by far the best ski goggles I’ve ever had. They work in low light, sunlight and everything in between. Plus, they look great on!

Winter pompom hat — I have this hat in two colors because it’s so warm, comfy and stylish.

Ski strap and pole carrier — Even if you only have a short walk with your skis, you’ll thank yourself for buying this great over-the-shoulder carrier. Worth every penny!

Power bank — This can recharge my Google Pixel 6 Pro more than three times on a single charge so I can take photos and videos all day.

GorillaPod mini-tripod — Wrap the flexible arms of this around a tree branch, fence, sign…anything. Great for taking shots of you or the whole group with the gorgeous Breckenridge scenery.

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