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 Altitude: 8,000 feet.
The Perch: The aptly named Far View Lodge sits in Mesa Verde National Park, on the same soaring bluff where Ancestral Pueblo Indians made their now ancient cliff dwellings.
A little more out-of-the way and a lot more down-to-earth than the bigger Colorado ski resorts, Powderhorn doesn't have a huge number of trails or an upscale lodge. It does, however, offer affordable family fun, shorter than average lift lines, and incredible views.
Since the Four Seasons Resort Vail opened in 2010, its peaked roofs have served as glittering beacons to skiers to the foot of Vail Mountain. All of the 121 rooms are spacious, and 20 are being converted to connecting rooms to accommodate families or large groups of friends.
Serious skiers have long been drawn to Vail’s vast bowls and wide-open slopes, but the town itself was in a decades-long deep freeze—until now.
With its own high-speed lift steps from the hotel and Wolfgang Puck's only Colorado outlet, the Ritz-Carlton—a giant lodgepole-and-timber cabin built in classic National Park-lodge style—is Beaver Creek's answer to convenience and luxury.
Breckenridge is long past its gold rush days, but the town still booms in winter, when one of Colorado’s best-regarded mountains draws skiers from across the globe. Valdoro Mountain Lodge is located only two blocks from the Beaver Run lift, and a ½-mile from downtown.
179-room brick hotel between Aspen Mountain's 2 main ski lifts. Suites come with butler service.
You’ll find inexpensive rooms and warm hospitality at this contemporary, sprawling, light-filled log cabin anchoring a 17-acre ranch. Horses and dogs are welcome.
Located among forests and meadows on a ridge above Fraser Valley, this mountain lodge is constructed from 400-year-old logs, with light-toned wood lining the ceilings and floors.
Marrying the convenience of a ski-in, ski-out resort with the architectural flair and plush amenities of a European ski chalet, the Arrabelle at Vail Square is a mountainside gem. Its peaked roofs help define the skyline at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead Village.
Located just south of Cherry Creek, Loews Denver Hotel is only a 15-minute drive from downtown. Inside the glass-and-steel building, the lobby is designed to resemble an Italian villa, with large marble columns, Renaissance-style paintings, and vintage furniture set beside a fireplace.
Part of the Keystone Ski Resort, this affordable hotel is approximately 400 yards from the Mountain House ski base, the central hub for ski lifts and equipment rentals.
Aspen's singular ski-in/ski-out property is also its most glamorous address.