Hotels in Colorado
Colorado is home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain hotels and ski resorts. But while ski resorts have become synonymous with Colorado hotels, the Centennial State offers plenty of other accommodations to suit the tastes and budgets of the diverse group of travelers who visit each year. Whether you’re staying at an all-inclusive ski resort, a charming B&B or a small rented ski lodge, you’ll start to feel that legendary Rocky Mountain High within minutes of checking into a Colorado hotel.
As two of the state’s must-visit cities, Denver and Boulder offer an even greater number of hotel options for travelers, including luxury accommodations like the Ritz Carlton and the Four Season, and reliable, chains with flexible prices like the Hilton, the Marriott and Embassy Suites. Travelers on a budget will also find a number of midrange hotels in Colorado.
For a romantic ski getaway, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is the epitome of rustic luxury. Scattered across eight residential lodges, this Colorado hotel’s 316 guest rooms overlook some of the Centennial State’s most breathtaking mountain views, and you’ll find a number of activities right on the premises, including squash and tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a pool, and yoga classes. The Broadmoor Colorado Springs is another luxury resort that offers romantic accommodations, perfect for couples. In addition to five-star rooms, this sumptuous getaway has a 54-hole golf course, a spa, tennis courts, three swimming pools, and an onsite shopping mall, movie theater and fitness center.
The Asian plains may be thousands of miles away, but that’s no hindrance to spending some time in a yurt at this year-round Rocky Mountain retreat.
Most business-oriented hotels are cookie-cutter bland.
Although the JW Marriott is located three miles outside of downtown, the hotel is still convenient to several attractions, including the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Situated on 210 private acres in Snowmass Village, this member-owned condominium development has a Jim Engh-designed, 18-hole golf course and views of Mt. Daly. Established in 1968, the property is minutes from Two Creek Lift ski area at the base of Snowmass Mountain.
The four-story Strater Hotel, constructed in 1887, maintains the authenticity of its origins with oak beams, velvet curtains, and crystal chandeliers.
This 50-condominium property puts you minutes away from golf, fly-fishing, or anything your nature-loving heart desires.
Set against the backdrop of the towering Rockies, the imposing edifice of the Peaks hugs the side of the ridge over Telluride, its honey-colored stucco walls and terra cotta roofs in harmony with hues of the surrounding landscape.
An upscale ski-in, ski-out hotel at the foot of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Elevation Hotel & Spa provides a slightly more refined ski lodge experience.
A boutique hotel in Telluride village, Hotel Telluride has a somewhat quirky exterior, with a turreted tower, Swiss-chalet style wooden balconies, and contrasting textures of brick and stone on the face.
Recently and ambitiously renovated, the historic New Sheridan Hotel has retained its 1895 charm, but now has stylish rooms with iPod stations and heated bathroom floors.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Hearthstone House is located on East Hyman Avenue, just two blocks from the Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen ski lift. The small lodge has 22 rooms, each with European down comforters, views of Aspen Mountain, and some with whirlpool spa bathtubs.
Constructed in 1892, this bed-and-breakfast reflects its historic roots with high ceilings, Victorian-era antiques, and Western artwork.
Providing unfettered access to some of the finest ski runs in southwestern Colorado, the Mountain Lodge at Telluride is a cross between a luxurious condominium village and a full-service mountain resort.