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14 Best Hotels in Colorado Springs

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Apr 2, 2019

Colorado Springs hotels come in all styles and budgets and offer something for couples, families, or business travelers alike when it comes to location and amenities. Determining where to stay may depend on what you plan to do while you're in the city.

Natural attractions like Pikes Peak, the 14,000-plus-foot-high mountain that inspired the song America the Beautiful can be accessed via hiking trails, cog railway, or in a personal vehicle as a paved road goes to the very top. All three routes to the summit of Pikes Peak are in nearby Manitou Springs, which is a laid-back mountain town with a different vibe than Colorado Springs and a number of lodging options, including quaint bed and breakfasts, hotels, and vintage motels.

Many of the 4- and 5-star hotels and resorts in town are located near one of the top attractions: the stunning, natural red rock park in the middle of the city known as Garden of the Gods. There are also a number of mid-range hotels in the small downtown area, which is set around Tejon Street between Colorado Ave and Platte Ave and home to numerous restaurants and shops.

Families will like staying up north near the US Air Force Academy, which has a campus in Colorado Springs. Even if you don't plan to visit the academy itself, this part of town features a lot of hotels, including extended stay choices, with kid-focused amenities. It is also easy to access as it is located just off I-25, which runs north-south through Colorado Springs.

Best Luxury Hotels near Garden of the Gods

1. The Broadmoor

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Take a stroll around the grounds at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs' only five-star, five-diamond hotel, and you'll feel like you are walking around a European lakeside village. The impressive property has a distinct old-world vibe that is very romantic and appealing to couples. But despite the opulence found inside, it is also a pet-friendly property and loves to pamper pooches. And should you be traveling with the kids, it's also a family-friendly resort, with activities for little ones and children's menus in the multiple on-site restaurants.

Accommodation is in a range of rooms, suites, and cottages that are swanky posh with modern amenities. The service is spot-on. As far as amenities go, there is a large manmade lake on-site, as well as three golf courses and plenty of walking paths. There are also three swimming pools and a spa. For activities, head to the in-house Broadmoor Outfitters, which can arrange anything from rock climbing to falconry.

Address: 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Broadmoor

2. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

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If you want to wake up to Garden of the Gods red rock views, then you'll want to book into the 4-star Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. When it first opened in the 1950s, this was a members-only country club, but things have changed since the days when Walt Disney and John Wayne slept here, and now anyone can book a room at this beautiful property.

There are 56 rooms with fabulous views of the park and Pikes Peak beyond. All are spacious with modern decor and massive closets left over from the private club days, when guests would stay for months at a time. On-site amenities include a restaurant and the Strata Integrated Wellness Spa, which does fitness and nutrition consultations. You can also take a plunge in one of the swimming pools, play golf on their 27-hole course, or book a treatment in the luxe spa.

Address: 3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

3. Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort

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With a stylish mountain vibe and fabulous Pikes Peak views, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is also near Garden of the Gods and is an excellent luxury retreat. Located in a stone and timber building, the rooms here have an elegant ambience that also feels Rocky Mountain casual.

Like most luxury hotels in Colorado Spring, Cheyenne Mountain Resort works great for romance or family vacations. There are plenty of amenities on-site, including five swimming pools, and one is designed with kids in mind. There is also a manmade lake with a proper sand beach. Couples can relax at the spa or play a round of golf on the home course. There are also two on-site restaurants, including one famous for its Sunday brunch.

Address: 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort

Best Hotels in Downtown Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs is small but charming, and here you will find block after block filled with restaurants and shops, including some unique boutiques. The hotels located downtown are also good-value mid-range and budget-focused properties.

1. The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel

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The stylish and upscale Antlers Hotel has an ideal position in the Colorado Springs city center and is popular with vacationing families, couples, and also parents visiting children attending Colorado College, the liberal arts college located at the north end of downtown on the same street as The Antlers.

Rooms and suites here are contemporary and feature comfy beds with plush headboards and lots of wood framing. There are also large windows with either mountain or city views and flatscreen TVs hung from walls above built-in work desks in the rooms. Many of the suites also come with Jacuzzi tubs (perfect for post-hiking soaks) and balconies.

Amenities on-site include an indoor swimming pool, workout room, and a restaurant serving American fare — if the menu doesn't appeal to you, however, there are plenty of other dining options within a few minute's walk from The Antlers.

Address: 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel

2. The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa

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Also in a fantastic downtown Colorado Springs location, The Mining Exchange is a boutique hotel that offers affordable luxury. The building dates back to 1902 and used to house the city's mining stock exchange back when one existed. It also has some cool design elements to look for—check out the elaborate embellishment along the top of the building that was popular with architects during the early 1900s.

Rooms are very modern and come with comfy beds, as well as features like exposed brick accent walls, giant flatscreen TVs and leather furnishings. You'll also find a restaurant, spa, and a gym on-site.

Address: 8 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa

3. Quality Suites Downtown

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If you just want a budget hotel central to downtown, the Quality Suites Downtown does the trick. It is just a few minutes' drive west of the city center and popular with families, especially as it offers all suites accommodation. These are spacious and clean, and there is a heated swimming pool and hot tub on-site as well.

Address: 314 West Bijou Street #A, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Quality Suites Downtown

Best Hotels by the Air Force Academy

Staying at the north end of Colorado Springs, near the Air Force Academy, is a great choice if you're visiting a cadet. It also works well for families, as many of the properties up here have a lot of kid-friendly amenities.

1. Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs

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Families love the Great Wolf Lodge as it offers year-round entertainment for kids. This includes activities like mini golf and a children's spa, as well as a year-round, indoor water park with a wave pool and a lot of different waterslides.

When it comes to sleeping, families can book into one of the themed suites, which come with bunk beds—one is themed like a cave, another like a log cabin. There are also cheaper but still comfy non-themed suites. Other on-site amenities include eight restaurants, a few shops, a spa, and a fitness center.

Address: 9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs

2. The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs

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The family-owned Academy Hotel is also set right next to the south gate to the Air Force Academy. It makes a great first impression, with its lobby atrium that features waterfalls, fireplaces, and stone-hewn walls. Rooms are cozy and comfortable, with bright art work on the walls and sitting areas.

Amenities include a free hot breakfast with a made-to-order omelette bar and DIY waffles. There is also a restaurant serving American fare at lunch and dinner, an indoor swimming pool, a workout room, and game room for kids.

Address: 8110 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs

3. Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites

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Just a 10-minute drive from downtown and a mile from the southern gate to the Air Force Academy, the Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites is also popular with families. The four-story hotel features a range of tidy and comfortable suites, which are spacious and come with perks like pullout couches, mini-fridges, and microwaves. On-site amenities here include an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. There is also a free hot breakfast buffet with DIY waffles that kids love.

Address: 7265 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites

4. Staybridge Suites Colorado Springs North

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Also near the Air Force Academy, the Staybridge Suites Colorado Springs North is popular with business travelers looking for an extended stay lodging choice. It is also a choice pick for families as these residential-style suites give you plenty of space to move around and the feel of staying in your own apartment. They all come with separate bedrooms and living and dining space and modern kitchens.

There is an outdoor swimming pool on-site, as well as a fitness room. Best of all, a complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning.

Address: 7130 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Staybridge Suites Colorado Springs North

5. The Lodge at Flying Horse

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For a more upmarket and romantic sleep in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy, try The Lodge at Flying Horse. It is part of the Flying Horse country club, but the hotel is open to the public and is a luxe property with elegant rooms. These come with covered balconies that look out at either the Rocky Mountains or the golf course. There is also an on-site spa, and couples can book a double treatment at it.

Address: 1880 Weiskopf Point, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Lodge at Flying Horse

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy

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Finally, check out the Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy if you just need a good-value sleep. Located just off I-25 north, it is also convenient if you are just passing through the city on your way to somewhere else. Some of the modern rooms and suites also feature great views of Pikes Peak. Amenities include a free hot breakfast buffet in the mornings.

Address: 1307 Republic Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy

Best Hotels in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is located eight miles west of Colorado Springs via Hwy 24 and is home to a few blocks of shops and restaurants on its main street. It is also known as the base to Pikes Peak and it is from here that the Cog Railway departs and also the hiking trail to the top of the 14,000-plus-foot mountain.

1. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

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Victorian luxury and old-fashioned hospitality are hallmarks at The Cliff House, which is a 4-star, four-diamond rated property in the heart of Manitou Springs. This bed and breakfast is just a few blocks' stroll from the row of restaurants and shops that is the town's main street and comes with individually decorated rooms and suites. All feature period furnishings with modern touches, and the suites offer two-person whirlpool bath tubs and steam showers that add a romantic vibe.

Address: 306 Cañon Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

2. America's Best Value Inn Villa Motel

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Located just two blocks from downtown Manitou Springs, the Villa Motel is an eclectic and good-value motel with clean and comfortable rooms done up in contemporary style. There are comfy beds in trendy frames topped with crisp white sheets and duvets, as well as black-and-white photos on the walls. There is no restaurant on-site, but you can walk to plenty in town. There is, however, a heated swimming pool and hot tub.

Address: 481 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Accommodation: America's Best Value Inn Villa Motel

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