This hotel is ideally located for those who want quick access to the Interstate, downtown, and major attractions like the Cog Railway to Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods. The hotel itself is quite dated and could benefit from a major renovation/updating, in almost every area. Room was clean enough but housekeeping was stingy with toilet and facial tissue - rarely left an emergency supply. Upholstered chairs were worn and stained. To reach the first-floor rooms you must go down 4 or 5 steps, giving the impression that it is in the "basement" and indeed, it is on one side next to the parking lot where the windows are high on the walls. I would suggest asking for a second-floor room. The inner rooms look out on the courtyard which is meant to be attractive, we think, but it has the appearance of not being manicured for a long time. Abundance of weeds and unkempt grass and shrubs. Better to keep the drapes drawn!
Other evidence of the need for a facelift was the dingy halls. They would benefit from brighter lighting and fresh paint/wallpaper. But not all is negative. The rates are affordable and the breakfast selection is the best we have experienced in this class of hotel. The breakfast room is spacious - no need to wait or dash for a table as soon as it is vacated. The lady working in the breakfast room was pleasant and helpful. With the improvements we suggest, we think this place would attract many more guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel® & Conference Center is a 100 percentnon-smoking full-service hotel located just nine miles fromthe Colorado Springs Airport. With convenient access toInterstate 25, this Colorado Springs, CO hotel is close tomany local points of interest, including Colorado College,the United States Air Force Academy, United StatesOlympic Training Center, Pikes Peak "America's Mountain"and Garden of the Gods public park.The business traveler will welcome the convenience of thebusiness center, complete with fax and copy service.As one of Colorado Springs' only full-service, mid-size,downtown hotels, the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centeroffers 10,000 square feet of functional meeting spaceand a full range of catering services. Whether planning ameeting for 14, a reunion for 50 or a reception for 200, wecan accommodate events in a setting that is both unique andrelaxing. Our experienced and professional convention andcatering staff can make any event a success with our "Be OurBest" service.Guests of this Colorado Springs, CO hotel will enjoy a varietyof deluxe amenities, such as:• Free hot American breakfast with scrambled eggs,sausage, hashbrowns and more• Manager's reception Monday through Thursdayproviding two free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for eachguest• Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms• Free local calls• Free newspaperBe sure to enjoy our state of the art indoor saltwater pooland hot tub or relax in the beautiful courtyard garden.A grab-and-go food and beverage counter in the lobby isavailable 24 hours, offering sandwiches, soups, salads, beer,wine and cocktails. In addition, guests are invited to takeadvantage of the downtown YMCA facilities; contact the frontdesk for free passes.All of our guest rooms feature such standard amenitiesas hair dryers, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards,refrigerators and microwaves.For added convenience, an ATM is on the premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Colorado Springs
- Clarion Colorado Springs
- Colorado Springs Clarion