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Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904   |  
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wichita
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“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We have been staying here for several years. There are two different "levels" of room. The rooms in the main lodge are luxurious, have been renovated, and are lovely. They are close to the bar, the spa, and the restaurant. All look out over the Garden of the Gods toward Pikes Peak for an absolutely amazing view, especially in the morning as the sun comes up. The rooms in the south area of the complex are much older, in worse repair, and sort of strangely configured. They're sort of like staying in a room that was nice in the 1960s. To give you an idea, the room we stayed in this time had a huge epoxy-filled crack in the bathroom sink (yes, one sink--in the newer rooms there are two), two kinds of tile in the room with the shower and toilet: larger white tiles as the shower/tub surround and then old 4 x 4 grubbier looking off white tiles on the floor. The air conditioners that work are the window units similar to a lower end motel, and yes, you need air conditioning in the summer in colorado. These rooms are a bit of a walk to the restaurant, etc. However, they also have the same fabulous views and nice patios with table, chairs, and a lounge, and you frequently see deer wandering across the grass early and late. We have stayed in both types of rooms, and there is something good to be said about both. If you want luxury surroundings and being able to walk to the bar without going outside, stay in the new part. If you want to feel as if you have a little more room, don't mind the walk, like a little more privacy (the south area is rarely crowded), stay in the south end. I have a sense that the south end is maybe better if you have children--more space, more privacy, and less fanciness. Can easily get a rollaway bed in one of the south rooms. AND the south rooms cost somewhat less, if you're interested in saving a bit. Breakfast in the main dining room, especially on the patio in summer and fall is a pleasure--good food and a spectacular view that makes you feel good. Also we have always found the people who work there to be pleasant and good at their jobs. After reading the reviews, I started thinking about whether I'd seen any little kids there, and have to say I haven't. Frequently see college age kids with their parents (like us). Also the dinner crowd in the dining room is generally an older one. Many other places to try for dinner in Colorado Springs. This is a very close and direct drive to Colorado College for those who have kids in school there. Will try to post photos later.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

I was very disappointed that a luggage carrier was not available for loading and unloading our luggage at the Golf Cottage. In previous years this service was provided. All in all our 2 week vacation was enjoyable. Generally speaking the service was good in all areas especially at the Golf course where Doug and his staff were very accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We took an impromptu trip to Colorado Springs and made reservations on the way..... we chose this hotel based on trip advisor recommendations. Everything was exactly as everyone said. The view was amazing, the room outstanding, the food was above par and the salon was fantastic. The only uncomfortable moment we had was while at dinner one evening. We chose to eat in the lounge every day as the dining room required formal attire. We had our 15 year old daughter and 5 year old daughter with us and a 9 year old friend. The 5 year old and 9 year old were running through the grass in the courtyard in front of the restaurant as we waited for out dinner. There was no rough housing or yelling or screaming. Just simply children enjoying the feel of the beautful grass on a gorgeous evening. We were asked by the hotel staff to ask our children to sit down and stay in their seats. Apparently there was a "member" that was offended. I was very bothered that the the sight of children playing was bothersome to another patron. This person was sitting in the formal dining area which is separated only by a few plants. I felt that the hotel should have an area that is more relaxed and kid friendly. I was told that the lounge was this area, but I guess not the grassey area in front of the lounge. I was very disappointed in this and probably won't go back for that reason. It made my husband and I very uncomfortable. So if you don't have kids or are not fond of kids this is the place for you. I was told by some staff that the Broadmoor is much more kid friendly and will be staying there next time.
Another good thing to know is that they add gratuity to all of your services so there is no reason for additinal tipping. We were unaware of that at first and upon talking to the front desk they had already removed our additional tip from our bill. I was impressed by that.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ggccomm, Director of Communications at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Julie, thank you for having taken the time to write a review of our property and for your kind words about our views, rooms, food, and spa & salon. We are sorry that you felt uncomfortable dining in our lounge. We do ask that members, guests, and their children respect the view and dining experience of others by staying off the west lawn of the Lodge after 6 pm. We welcome children at Garden of the Gods Club, which is why we offer children's menus by request in all of our dining outlets, offer family-friendly events (Easter egg hunts, pumpkin carving, teddy bear teas, etc.), and have equipped our recreation center with a playground, children's spray garden, toddler pool, game room, etc. Again, thank you for your feedback, which I have passed along to the team.
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Breathtaking views of Colorado mountains and red rocks sets stage for a memorable wedding or just a quick get away weekend. Three forgiving 9 holes golf courses with incredible views of mountains, restaurant setting beautiful, great food and service. It's like going back in time when you stay at the Garden of the Gods in the best of ways.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

The lodge itself is beautiful as were the grounds of the hotel. We had a wonderful stay. My kids loved the pool and the room in the south patio clubhouse was updated and spotless. I stayed in a Junior Suite and it was very lovely. The view from the balcony of our room was spectacular. My only comment is that I was not in full understanding of what the lodge actually was. It is a private club with a dress code. My children and I were in Colorado to hike and didn't have suit jackets and collared shirts. Perhaps they should have that rule in their reservation confirmation. I was quite embarrassed at breakfast when I was refused entry to the restaurant due to lack of a collared shirt. Other than that comment it is really beautiful.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ggccomm, Director of Communications at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and truly appreciate the glowing review. Thank you for sharing your comment about our resort casual attire. We will take a look at how we may be able to incorporate this information more clearly into our website and reservation confirmation. We hope to see you again soon.
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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Excellent stay, every year. Exceptional, large rooms. Very comfortable beds. Unparalleled views. Great country club food, cocktails, golf, spa and service! We return every year!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Great place to stay and relax! When dining on site, the Lodge automatically adds a 15% gratuity...so remember that when paying your bills.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view of the Garden of the Gods.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ggccomm, Director of Communications at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, responded to this review, September 30, 2011
Thank you for your kind words about our property. We are thrilled that you found your visit relaxing and enjoyable. Just to clarify, our automatic dining service charge is actually 20 percent; any additional tipping is completely optional. We hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Garden of the Gods Club and Resort

Address: 3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Colorado Springs
#4 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
#7 Business Hotel in Colorado Springs
#8 Family Hotel in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden of the Gods Club and Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is a 69-room legendary golf and spa resort boasting breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark. Guests have complete access to all of Garden of the Gods Club and Resort's amenities, which include fine and casual dining, a state-of-the-art sports club, a spa and salon, a 27-hole golf course, tennis courts, and swimming pools. All guest rooms feature a dramatic view of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from either a private patio or balcony and include a refrigerator, coffee maker and bath robes. Wireless Internet access and daily newspaper delivery are included in the resort fee. The Club and Resort is also a retreat for weddings, social events, and executive meetings. During your stay at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, you can be as active or as pampered as you desire. Take advantage of the Sports Club's wide variety of fitness equipment and group exercise classes, hit the nearby walking trails, or get a golf or tennis lesson from our PGA or USPTA-certified professionals. The full-service spa and salon offers massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, hair care services, and luxurious retail products, and the cuisine served in The Club and Resort's Dining Room rivals that of some of the finest restaurants in larger cities. Additional dining options include The Lounge and, on a seasonal basis, Kissing Camels Grille at the golf clubhouse. The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is conveniently located within five miles of many popular Colorado Springs attractions, including Garden of the Gods Park, the Rock Ledge Ranch historic site, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Old Colorado City shopping district. ... more   less 
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