Hotel Columbia Staff Blog

Rental Agreement

Deposit Policy:

The initial deposit of 25% of the total rent, taxes and fees is due at the time of booking a reservation.

The final balance is due 10 days prior to arrival. Reservations made within 10 days of arrival will be due in full on booking.

Cancellation Policy:
Each deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations at any time will forfeit the deposit(s) paid. No additional fee will apply. Shortening the stay length after the final deposit has been paid will forfeit monies paid for unused nights.

Hotel Columbia enforces the following policies:
1. Check in time is 3:00 pm.
2. Check out time is 11:00 am.
3. We do not have a 24 hour front desk. If you arrive after the office has closed, please call our night manager at 970-708-7319.
4. No partial refunds will be given for early departures.
5. A valid credit card must be presented at check in. Any damages incurred during your stay that require additional cleaning or repair will be charged to the card on file. The amount charged is at the sole discretion of Hotel Columbia management.
6. Hotel Columbia is a NON-SMOKING property. If any member of your party smokes inside, a $250 penalty and additional cleaning fee will be charged to the card on file.
7. If for any reason the property becomes unusable, we will do our utmost to find a comparable room or property at the same cost. If we are unable to do that, we will provide a full refund.
8. Dogs are allowed in specific rooms and are limited to two (2). Management reserves the right to evict any guest whose dog is deemed a nuisance. In the event of eviction, no fees will be refunded. Dogs must be registered at the front desk upon arrival. Pet fees apply and vary depending on property.
9. A Note on Internet: The Telluride region is a remote area of Colorado and both telecommunication and utility interruptions may occur. Our staff and utility providers work to ensure outages are as short as possible, but service disruptions should be expected.
10. A Note on Construction: Construction disruptions may be experienced in Telluride. Expect detours, work noise and subsequent noise peppered throughout the town.
11. Minimum age of the primary renter is 21.

Please contact us if you have any questions of concerns. 1-800-201-9505

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