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“Not your average everyday stay, phenomenal breakfast, lobby, service...” 5 of 5 stars
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The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8110 North Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920   |  
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Ranked #17 of 105 hotels in Colorado Springs
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“Not your average everyday stay, phenomenal breakfast, lobby, service...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

By taking advantage of a summer special we updated to the newer rooms in the 4 story complex "T", the executive tower suite. It was well worth the two dollars more. The room is modern and updated with many of it's features. One of my favorites was the full roman type/style flat shade for over the windows for total blackness. Our main floor room faced the mountain view which was a plus as well. The bathroom featured a lighted makeup mirror, and in shower shampoo and soap dispensers which were the best. The lobby area is a fantastic open area to enjoy complete with sunken lounge with fireplace, cookies during the day/eve when available at the desk, water jugs with the best ice cold water, one with lemons and the other with oranges. The business center was a nice feature to use the computers as well as the in room wi-fi. The Falcon Bar and Grill is a great in house dining option with a large sized $10 pizza that got rave reviews from others who stayed there. The pool area is a open fenced area within the lobby which was unique. It wasn't loud and no chlorine smell I could detect. A mini arcade is in a sunken room below the pool. Two vending machines with food and laundry items and toiletries were in the pool area. Outside the pool through the sliding patio door was a nice patio with covered umbrellas and seating/tables/chairs. Then the hot tub was out there. Once the button stopped functioning and maintenance was quick to respond. Also the same night a glass table shattered and they took quick care in getting it cleaned up. One big highlight to our stay was the morning breakfast. You receive coupons for this and take your seats in the bar and grill area above right in the lobby. Then below are several tables full with fresh food--french toast, potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage/bacon/ham, english muffins, breads to toast, and from scratch you could make and top with fruits and whipped cream. Then there were fruits, yogurt, muffins, cereal, a drink bar and Patrick who took omelettes and eggs to order. He exemplifies professionalism and a sunny personality. He makes great omelettes and eggs too. He is a real asset to this fine morning breakfast ensemble. Tipping/gratuities are appreciated as the breakfast is free otherwise but is unlike any morning continental breakfast most chains offer. One negative was no in bathroom fan to take away the moisture in the room post showering. This would be a good addition. The beds were comfortable and the flat screens are a recent upgrade as well. Our remote was a bit old and putzy in changing channels but that along with the fan were relatively minor inconveniences that didn't matter overall. There was a microwave/bar type area next to the bathroom, a closet, and a dresser/combo fridge hidden within the unit. This is truly a fine establishment with friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely go back if we have the opportunity to return to Colorado Springs. As far as location we love the northern location where this is located near the Drury Inn (which we stayed in previously) and Cracker Barrel and Famous Daves. They even have a Goodwill practically next door that beats our local Goodwill and offers a reading area with tables and chairs and free coffee. Walmart is on the other side of the lights as are many more places to stop/shop. The Academy is up this direction as well (just a hair north). We don't mind driving the 10-20 minutes to get around from one end to another so it suited us well. This was a truly memorable location and experience for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Great Check-in...Beautiful Room..Very Clean...Indoor Pool...outdoor Spa...Great Bar...and the best part a wonderfull breakfast...Made to order omelets...a breakfast you would pay 20.00 for at a Sunday Brunch.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My son and I spent the last 3 days as guest in this very nice hotel. I have seen it ranked as a 3 star hotel by some web sites but I believe they definitely rank another star. We were checked into our room by a very friendly staff member and headed towards our room within 2 minutes from the time I walked in the door. The very spacious lobby and customer service counter shares space with the inviting swimming pool and the hotels restaurant. Nicely decorated, the lobby is filled with pleasant music that is not too loud but creates a very nice environment for the large and comfortable sitting area that includes a 360 deg. fireplace. The rooms are of average hotel room size but extremely quiet. We never heard a sound outside our room during the day or night. In the morning each room guest is allowed a full free breakfast which includes eggs of every order, ham, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and eggs to order. The wait staff is friendly and ever present to remove used plates in case you want to go back through the buffet line again. The Academy Hotel is wonderful and will be our place of choice when ever we are in town.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawnee, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

The rooms were very accommodating. Surprised to have a refrigerator in the room. We had one maintenance problem in the room and it was addressed in minutes!

The pool area and hot tub were nice. The only drawback was a very limited number of chairs and standing water around the pool deck. It was a little gross having to step in standing water by the sliding glass door to reach the hot tub.

The complimenterary breakfast was also very good, rivaling Embassy Suites!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Commerce City, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our room and the hotel was very nice. I did not like the fact there was a wedding in the middle of the hotel right next to the pool. Very akward to try to have fun at the pool with kids when the best man is giving his speech right next to the pool!!!! It would be nice to know that a wedding was going to be going on right next to the pool. We could not get a drink to save our life while the wedding was going on because the staff was so busy with the wedding. When we did, "Connie" was very rude to my wife and I. My wife ordered some chips and salsa on one trip to the bar and she said "I do not have time to get them". After my wife had to argue with her, she finally got the order in, and after 20 minutes our chips and salsa finally came out. Our average wait for a drink was 7-10minutes. We did call the front desk when we got back to the room and was just told the manager was not in. We had planned to eat at the restaurant as well, but that went out the window after the bad service. Very nice hotel rooms and great breakfast though. I would like to stay again, but now I am not sure. I would recommend that everyone call ahead to see if they have any functions going on before you stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We spent one night here before going onto Copper Mountain Resort for a educational conference. Check-in was fast and uncomplicated, as was check-out. Our room was very nice, especially the room darkening shade. The included breakfast was great, perhaps the best we've had at any motel/hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ropesville, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Our stay was wonderful, the only issue we had was with the key, we had to have it replaced several times, but we love the hotel and the staff. Breakfast and Patrick are wonderful also.we did not think to tell them it was our anniversary but we always enjoy staying at the Academy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8110 North Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Colorado Springs
#6 Best Value Hotel in Colorado Springs
#7 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
#11 Business Hotel in Colorado Springs
#12 Family Hotel in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs! Our Family owned and operated full service hotel is nestled around the Colorado Rocky Mountains with glorious views of Pike's Peak and is conveniently located off I-25 near the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Academy Hotel consistently offers unbeatable value, amazing amenities and exceptional service. Lodging at our hotel provides leisure and business travelers with a wide variety of famous Colorado Springs attractions such as the historic Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of The Gods, Cave of The Winds, Royal Gorge, the Cog Rail Way and more! Guests marvel about The Academy Hotel's luxurious atrium filled with majestic fountains and lush greenery, a warm and inviting fireside lounge, indoor pool, sun deck with hot tub, fitness center, business center, children's arcade and onsite dining at the Falcon's Bar & Grill - with delicious American Cuisine daily specials and happy hour from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Late arrivals enjoy the new 24 Hour Convenient Store located by the front desk. Wake each morning to a complimentary hot breakfast with waffle and made to order omelet bar! Other free amenities include: high speed Internet, HBO® movies, business center services, parking and unlimited local calls.Nine conference, banquet and meeting rooms accommodate 350 people -making The Academy Hotel the ideal location for weddings, reunions, social events, holiday buffets and corporate conferences. Tower rooms have been renovated with a warm blend of natural earth tone decor, 32" flat screen TVs, traditional quality furnishings, microwaves and upper floors are served by Elevator. All rooms feature comfortable beds with luxurious triple sheeted linens,mini fridge & Microwave.Whether your stay is for business, pleasure or special event, the attentive staff at The Academy Hotel will ensure your stay is comfortable and memorable! "Exceptional service & amenities - incomparable value." ... more   less 
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