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.
In the Central Business District, the Hyatt Regency rises high in the downtown skyline with notable features like the glass-enclosed lobby, lounge, bar and restaurant, which mirrors the style of the adjacent Colorado Convention Center.
One of the area's two full-service hotels (the smaller Inn at Keystone is the other) this rare non-condo sits on Keystone Lake with views of mountains and well, condos. Still, a $2 million renovation has helped liven this mainstay lodge.
Modeled after Rome’s 16th-century Villa de Medici, this brick-and-sandstone hotel opened in 1893 as a resort for socialites and politicians, including former Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
At the recently updated 5,000-acre ranch just 65 miles from Denver, kids can go candlepin bowling and play billiards while parents unwind in the new earth-toned Ranch Creek Spa, built from reclaimed pine and rockslide stones.
This 95-room hotel in Mountain Village, at the base of Telluride, changed ownership and was rechristened the Hotel Madeline in early 2011.
Located at the base of Snowmass Mountain, these luxury condominiums are vacation rentals with ski-in/ski-out access to Assay Hill and Elk Camp Gondola.
The premier accommodations on offer at the Lodge at Vail, the Game Creek Chalet is an ultra exclusive retreat for skiers seeking additional luxury and privacy.
It’s a winter wonderland at this Bavarian-style mansion in northern Colorado, where impeccable service includes Steamboat Spring’s only slope-side ski valet (for storing your gear after a day on the mountain).
Bold faces have been jockeying for rooms at the $75 million property, which upped Denver's glamour quotient when it opened in 2008.
An exclusive, members-only rental and ownership community located along the Roaring Fork River, the Roaring Fork Club is home to 48 handcrafted log cabins and offers unprecedented access to golf and fishing.
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.