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Columbine Inn

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2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place to stay! My wife and I accidentally stumbled upon this place about five years ago during a bad snowstorm and LOVED it! The owners, Sam and Alaya treat us very well. Being from South Florida, we enjoyed the heated floor boards. Beds were comfortable, Hot water was in abundance and room was very clean. Just booked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I booked my reservation over the phone because the owner (Sam) told me I would get a $10 discount per night which I was staying a total of 6 nights and booking another room for friends and I may have to cancel that one if they flaked out on us and they did and we cancelled that room no problem.... More 

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1 Thank Daniel L
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Cancellation policies are mandatory for successful lodging endeavors; Shame on you...Sam Salter More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is a very clean inn and with friendly owners. Yes the rooms are a little eclecti but super clean and I didn't have any issues. The hot water is very hot and the location is close to everything. Sam the owner was putting in a hottub when I was there but wouldnt be finished for another few days. I... More 

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Thank DeniseBryant
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Great meeting you as well; We welcome your safe return...Alya & Sam Salter More 

Thornton, Colorado
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We did our research and it paid off. We met Sam the owner, a great guy. We never had to ask for anything but I'm sure he would have been happy to help.Our room was clean, very nice, the bed was so comfy too. The cool colors faucet was a fun surprise (room 6) and it was a bonus having... More 

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Thank Linda W
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

We loved your response...Cheers Sam Salter More 

Raleigh NC USA
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70 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

First time we stayed in a different part of the inn. Yes, there is older Eclectic room decor, but a good nights sleep after a very long day. Still my pick in Idaho Springs, and Sam is a real character for sure. Sometimes parking can be tight, there was some maintenance work going on but still a quiet enough oasis... More 

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1 Thank staybolt
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Great hearing you enjoyed my place...again. Hope to see you kind folks soon...Cheers Sam More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This motel is a mom and pop owned motel whose owners are very nice and always there if you need something! We stayed 3 nights and never had any issues! Convenient to grocery store, convenience stores, gas, I-70, the Gold Mines and ATV experience. Walking distance to Marions of the Rockies restaurant(great breakfasts) and Smokin Yards BBQ restaurant! Would recommend... More 

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Thank Kathy c
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review
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Glad our effect didn't disappoint...Cheers Sam Salter More 

Huntly, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sam, the owner of the property, is a rough and ready affable guy who made us very welcome. He gave us a large room which suited us well for our three night stay. The room was well-equipped and kept spotlessly clean. Very comfy bed with the firm mattress we had requested. The wifi was a bit flaky - kept needing... More 

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Thank Johnfaeaberdeenshire
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

We cherish our UK guests; Especially "Level 5 Contributors". Yes, Remodeling was not kind to the exterior side of your door; Hence, a new one took it's place... Appreciate your candor and post...Cheers,Sam More 

California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I stayed here for two nights. The staff and owners were very accommodating. However the rooms themselves are in urgent need of updating. The carpet was extremely stained, the walls were dirty, the bathroom obviously hadn't been replaced since the 1960s. I was very happy I'd brought my own pillow and blanket. The room cleaning service was not professional (e.g.,... More 

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1 Thank topshoe
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Don,t stay in an unacceptable room for 2 days; Go back to office with your concerns: Ask to see another room or ask for a refund. I've owned the INN for 24 years. I will never have someone slip into something that doesn't fit...SSalter More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We traveled with 2 other couples and found this little Inn tucked back from the road quite comfortable and clean. Each of our rooms had a small refrigerator & microwave. This Inn is is centrally located for all your vacation activities. We were within walking distance to a great BBQ restaurant (ate there twice) and a breakfast place. We did... More 

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1 Thank Suzanne B
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

The Columbine Inn and Idaho Springs thank you for your stay. A great fit all around...Cheers, Sam Salter More 

Furlong
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was in Idaho Springs for one night and found the Columbine to be a little funky (which is fine) but the room smelled quite musty, although it was better after some airing out, and the towels very musty-smelling after use. The whole place is on the older side and, although very functional, could use a thorough update. I should... More 

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Thank D J
innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Ratings are based on an aggregate Database: Not suspicion.You can't please mean or fix stupid. Cheers, Sam Salter More 

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