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.
Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado’s Vail Valley, this sprawling, 72-suite property is known for its contemporary take on the area’s rustic, mountain vibe.
Based in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs, this vacation home rental company specializes in luxury châteaus in the surrounding area.
This 125-year-old Aspen icon has a storied past: in the 1970’s Hunter S. Thompson was a regular at the hotel’s J Bar; 19th-century silver miners used the property as a boarding house; ghosts are said to haunt the place. Now a multimillion-dollar overhaul opens a shiny new chapter.
At first glance, the abandoned shell of an 1800s mining town nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies seems less like a travel destination than a page out of history.
Ski bums, take note: at the base of Beaver Creek Resort, this 47-room hotel is the closest ski-in, ski-out hotel to a chairlift in North America—it’s just 20 feet away. But that’s not all there is to this slopeside gem.
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Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs caters to outdoor adventurists visiting the Yampa Valley to ski, snowboard, hike, and fish.
The ranch’s authentic western look owes much to its working history, but there are also updated luxury touches like a hot tub, feather beds, and hand-crafted soaps. American antiques and hand-made quilts decorate the rooms, and the buildings boast original, log cabin-style walls.
This Rocky Mountain hotel has increased in size and scope since opening in 1873, during the gold rush. Now, 54 rooms include celebrity suites named for past guests like Buffalo Bill, Charles Dickens, and Teddy Roosevelt.
When you meant to book St. Anton’s Hotel Post but couldn’t find the time to head across the pond for a ski vacation, the Sonnenalp in Vail is a close second.
Latigo is known for its fine riding program, individualized attention, and "nouveau ranch" menu. The Arapaho National Forest surrounds it on three sides, and trails take you through an array of aspen groves, pine forest, sagebrush, and open meadows.
Los Altos B&B is a charming inn with panoramic views; you’ll feel like you’re part of the mountains and valley.
The Sky Hotel is located at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola, which ascends to the summit of Aspen Mountain. Renovated by Kimpton Hotels in 2002, the Sky mixes bright colors and animal prints in its 90 guest rooms and suites.
Catering to skiers and outdoor adventurers, the Inn at Silvercreek comprises approximately 350 guest rooms, studios, and suites, some of which are privately owned.