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- Best Overall: Garden of the Gods Resort and Club – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "The best place to stay in Colorado Springs."
- Best for Families: Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "An especially great pick for families with a car."
- Most Romantic: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "Its Victorian charm and reputation for luxury have transformed it into a sought-after destination."
- Best Boutique: The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "The hotel has a wonderfully unique, boutique feel."
- Best Luxury: The Broadmoor – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "Decorated in timeless European style."
- Best Value: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Colorado Springs Central – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "Complimentary extras and a convenient location close to downtown make it an excellent value choice."
- Best for Business: Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "Offers special rates for group reservations and a 24-hour business center. "
- Best B&B: The St. Mary’s Inn Bed & Breakfast – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "For a charming B&B experience in a historic area."
- Best Hostel: ColoRADo Adventure Hostel – See Rates at TripAdvisor, "A haven for backpackers."
Best Overall: Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is ranked on TripAdvisor as the best place to stay in Colorado Springs. It’s a 15-minute drive from the city center, and mere steps from Garden of the Gods Park with its astonishing red rock formations. Choose a room or suite in the main resort building, or enjoy the additional privacy afforded by an individual casita or cottage. All accommodations spoil with a fireplace, cable TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker. The highlight is the private balcony or patio with its incredible Pikes Peak views.
During the day, you can kick back at the spa or in the heated infinity pool, play a few rounds on the 27-hole championship golf course or practice your serve on one of six tennis courts. In season, the Family Recreation Center provides endless fun for families. The resort’s restaurants showcase the best local produce, whether you opt for fine dining in the Grand View Dining Room or a more laid-back meal at Kissing Camels Grille.
Best for Families: Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites
Another of TripAdvisor’s top-rated Colorado Springs hotels, Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites is loved by reviewers for its cleanliness, great value, and friendly staff. It’s an especially great pick for families with a car, since it’s a 15-minute drive from downtown Colorado Springs and a 15-minute drive from Garden of the Gods Park. Kids will love the heated indoor pool, which allows for water fun all year round – giving Mom and Dad the chance to relax for a moment in the hot tub.
Most rooms are ideal for families with two queen-size beds. Some also have an additional seating area and others are wheelchair accessible. All rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge (handy for heating bottles and keeping snacks cool), a coffeemaker, free high-speed internet, and cable TV. Your morning starts with a complimentary full breakfast, complete with an impressive range of hot, cold, and kid-friendly items. Other helpful amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, round-the-clock complimentary laundry facilities, and free guest parking.
Most Romantic: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Located just out of town in the pretty mountain resort town of Manitou Springs, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak was once a 19th-century stagecoach stop. Now, its Victorian charm and reputation for luxury have transformed it into a sought-after destination for weddings, anniversary celebrations, and romantic retreats. Each of the 54 rooms and suites are individually decorated with elegant examples of period style including elaborate draperies and ornate, antique headboards. All rooms offer premium bedding and plush, terry-lined bathrobes.
For the most romantic stay, choose a suite with a gas fireplace and a two-person spa tub. Dining is an experience in itself at The Cliff House. Head to The Dining Room for gourmet mountain trout or filet mignon by the flickering fireplace, accompanied by a selection of over 800 wines. For a more contemporary setting, choose The Red Mountain Bar & Grill. Here, you’ll find playful menu items (think street tacos and quinoa bowls) and 30 different Colorado beers. The hotel also offers a choice of romantic packages and spectacular wedding venues.
Best Boutique: The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa
In the heart of downtown lies The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa. Despite being owned by an international hotel chain, reviewers claim that the hotel has a wonderfully unique, boutique feel – due in large part to its historic origins. It was built in 1902 as a stock exchange for local mining companies and charms with pale granite walls and finely carved cornices. Inside the lobby, turn-of-the-century elegance is conveyed by an Italian marble fireplace and an antique piano.
There are 117 rooms and suites, all with 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, custom artwork, and gorgeous stone showers big enough for two. If you feel like exploring the city, ask the hotel concierge to help book the best tours and attractions. Alternatively, stay at the hotel for a pampering day of gold-infused treatments at MX Spa. The hotel has three restaurants: MX Market for artisan coffee and fresh pastries, the Lobby Bar for signature cocktails and light pub fare, and Spring Orleans Restaurant for mouthwatering cajun and creole classics.
Best Luxury: The Broadmoor
A 10-minute drive south of the city center takes you to The Broadmoor, a sprawling 5-star resort that has represented the height of luxury in Colorado Springs for over 100 years. Accommodation options include no fewer than 784 rooms, suites, cottages, and houses decorated in timeless European style. For the most exclusive experience, book a stay in a brownstone home with a formal dining room, opulent living spaces, and a gourmet kitchen. The resort also offers private cabins set in three remote Wilderness Experience lodges.
There are a hundred ways to experience the great outdoors at The Broadmoor. Activities include fly fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and guided hikes; while the property itself is home to two award-winning golf courses and a professional Tennis Club. Three swimming pools and 5-star spa cater to those who have come to relax; while shopaholics will appreciate the property’s impressive range of boutiques and galleries. Dining options are just as diverse. The flagship is the Penrose Room, Colorado’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant.
Best Value: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Colorado Springs Central
With rates starting from just over $170, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Colorado Springs Central is not the cheapest hotel in the city – but a slew of complimentary extras and a convenient location close to downtown make it an excellent value choice. There are 80 rooms and suites to choose from, all with updated decor and added amenities that give this hotel the edge over your average budget pick. These include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a microwave, mini-fridge, and pillow menu.
In the morning, wake up to the Express Start Breakfast. The complimentary buffet offers a wide range of hot and cold choices, while free coffee is available in the lobby throughout the day. If you feel like taking it easy, unwind in the indoor pool and hot tub. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting facilities for business travelers. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant for lunch and dinner. However, a complimentary downtown shuttle gives you full access to the best dining and entertainment options Colorado Springs has to offer.
Best for Business: Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport
Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport is the most convenient option for business travelers who are flying into the city and need accommodation near the airport (a seven-minute drive away). If you’re not hiring a car, take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. The hotel has five meeting rooms with space for up to 240 guests, as well as dedicated event planning and catering teams. It also offers special rates for group reservations and a 24-hour business center.
With free, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, there’s no limit to your productivity. All 200 rooms and suites include a work desk, cable TV, a microwave, and a mini-fridge; while room service means you don’t have to take a break to eat if you’re pushed for time. Choose a Business Class room to benefit from a separate living room and free drink vouchers. Breakfast is complimentary, and the restaurant serves tasty food for lunch and dinner. Need help unwinding after work? Make use of the fitness center, indoor pool, or hot tub.
Best B&B: The St. Mary’s Inn Bed & Breakfast
For a charming B&B experience in a historic area of central Colorado Springs, choose award-winning St. Mary’s Inn. This family owned Victorian mansion was built in 1896 and offers nine individually decorated, luxury suites. Each has unique features that range from canopy beds and jetted tubs to romantic window seats and original hardwood floors. Despite their period elegance, they also provide every modern comfort, including flatscreen TVs and air-conditioning.
For many guests the real highlight is the gourmet breakfast, which is freshly prepared every morning and served family style at a communal table that allows you to meet and share stories with your fellow guests. Look forward to waffles and pancakes, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros; and make sure to notify your hosts of any special requests. Vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free diets are all happily catered for. The B&B also offers free off-street parking and is meant as an adults-only retreat with an age limit of 16 or older.
Best Hostel: ColoRADo Adventure Hostel
Situated a few miles from Garden of the Gods Park in northern Colorado Springs, ColoRADo Adventure Hostel is a haven for backpackers. It’s particularly popular for its daily activities, which include anything from yoga classes and barbecues to drum circles, bonfires, walking tours, and sunset hikes. Shared dormitories come in all kinds of configurations, with between six and 13 bunk-style beds. Some are exclusively for women, others are men only. The 420-themed room is a favorite choice.
If you like to have your own space, consider booking one of the hostel’s private rooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and hand-painted murals, while dorms make life easy with plenty of outlets and lockers for keeping your belongings safe. If you’re exploring Colorado by RV or camper van, dedicated parking spaces allow you to sleep in your vehicle while still enjoying full access to the hostel’s amenities. These include a communal kitchen with free tea and coffee, a chilled out lounge and a backyard complete with hammocks, picnic tables, and a bonfire pit.