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Columbine Inn

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2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Columbine Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was not at all what I expected. It's tucked away in the trees but it was so cozy! My husband and I stayed here on our ladt night of our honeymoon and I'm so grateful we ended up here. Oura had one bedroom and one bathroom but the upkeep on this place is excellent compared to other places... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great little cozy inn, in the small town of Idaho Springs. Having stayed at a few other places around town, I can say this place is the nicest. Don't expect a luxury hotel, but do expect great service, nice bed, and quiet room.

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Basalt, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think we got the last room. 2 doubles. I love how soft the sheets were. We needed a comfy place to crash after a long day. I could have lingered, again soft sheets. Like the mountain decor; only thing is carpet by bathroom visibly worn and a bit tattered, but all was clean and welcoming. Would rest my tired... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect when I pulled in, but I was pleasantly surprised! I was greeted by the owner who was so nice, I felt at home! I have traveled a lot and I felt so at ease with Columbine...there are no chain, name brand hotels in Idaho Springs, so it makes you a little uneasy. But not... More 

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner Sam is an old salt. Straight forward, not pulling any punches, honest to a fault. I got the last room of the night and Sam promised he had saved the best for last. I was not disappointed. Clean, quiet, spacious, with a kitchenette. Lighted faucets were a bit different but welcomed. Bird greets everyone 24/7 even if Sam... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your candor. Alya and I will always respond to others and guests with the same vigor bestowed to us...Cheers Sam Salter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner was very friendly and helpful. Cute place to stay with character. Bed was comfortable with nice comforters and pillows. The decorations are cute. We enjoyed our stay and had no problems. daily housekeeping was nice

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your sincerity and kind review...Cheers, Sam Salter More 

Fairfield, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice man at the desk, but the facility just didn't cut it. Dirty carpet, probably due to work being done to add a hot tub, still a real pet peeve. Finishes were dilapidated, tile baseboard falling off wall. Shower plumbing was very finicky, hard to get an even temperature. No mirror in the bathroom, had to skip shaving. Half... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Guests were told at check-in that we were" FULL" . They were told a cottage was being remodeled , but might be acceptable. I showed them the cottage and they said it was OK... A few days later , I received this review. This unit , obviously, does not mirror the entire Columbine Inn. Sam Salter More 

Keller, Texas
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Place looks cute, but we'll never know! Made reservations more than 6 months prior to visit; arrived with family to discover we had been moved to another (very unacceptable) motel in town which was totally disgusting. Manager had not contacted us to let us know or we'd have made other reservations elsewhere, even out of Idaho Springs if necessary. When... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

This statement is distorted and vindictive:You can't please mean...Sam More 

Arabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem tucked away in town. Not far off of the interstate and near the town's main drag, this cozy spot is a nice place to land. The room was lovely and clearly gets TLC. Be aware of 10:00 checkout.

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Next time you stay with us, you can " drag your feet " after 10:00 a bit...Cheers,Sam Salter More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Homey feel, CLEAN, quiet, and comfy beds. What more do you need? I have had some poor experiences with the big chains during my stay in colorado; this was a very pleasant change of pace. Management was friendly, even as we rolled in pretty late. Highly recommend this gem of a motel.

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Your well intended review is happily accepted...Cheers, Sam Salter More 

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