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“Historic, but Shows Age” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Colorado
526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601   |  
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Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
Denver
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Historic, but Shows Age”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at this hotel a few times and each time we've had quirky experiences that lend to both the charm and the less than charming.

The good: Excellent location in Glenwood Springs (close to downtown, springs, etc.), great courtyard with lots of chairs, trees and lights, not crazy expensive, very impressive lobby with some great history

The bad: This time around the ice machines were broken on each floor, which kind of stinks when you're looking for some cold drinks, there isn't any air conditioning, which my wife I didn't mind (they do provide a box fan for the window), no coffee maker in the room and the breakfast they served in their restaurant was pretty bland and overpriced...

It's an experience...the staff seems helpful, the building is amazing and the location is great...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Outstanding hotel in the heart of Glenwood Springs. The best hotel that reflects the old West. Great value, outside dining, close to attractions. However, the hotel does not have air conditioning at thiis time, so if it is hot outside (as it can get in Glenwood Springs), you may want to seek and alternative.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We are long time locals and we keep trying the restaurant there each year to hopefully be able to say that it's worth eating at... unfortunately, yesterday's evening visit to the lovely and well-appointed/maintained outdoor patio proved us right. The service always stinks there. The food this time, however, was really good and we just hope that the GM can get this figured out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nice historic hotel, but no air conditioning, wifi signal not strong enough, and movies too hard to get having to wait for comcast's customer sercice. Needs to updated terribly. King bed uncomfortable, curtain in bathroom was stained and dirty. Needs an owner who cares about leaving a positive experience for all. One can still maintain historical significance but provide practicality and functionality. Little parking for big hotel. No coffee, blow dryer, or air conditioning in the room. After a hot day of sight seeing, coming back to the hotel and relaxing in a cool room watching movies, never happened. Lots of hotels have managed to have historical character bit have updated amenities. It seems like management uses the 'historical' aspect of the hotel to not do updates to save money. They either need to sell it to someone who cares, or not charge as much and be upfront. I would NOT recommend this hotel especially during the summer months.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Hotel Colorado was, indeed, a wonderful stop on our Motorcycle Fellowship's tour of Colorado. Being surrounded by history and all the wonderful pictures, furniture.....what's not to like? The food was excellent and the service (particularly the front) was stellar.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Devereux1893, Front Office Manager at Hotel Colorado, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
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We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Your kind words are very much appreciated.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a family vacation at this beautiful hotel built in 1893. We had 3 rooms for our family on the 3rd floor overlooking the court yard. What a truly unique experience. Art was most helpful at checking us in. The rooms were roomy with 2 queen beds. The rooms are kept in the period but are modern. Yes, there was no A/C. The ceiling fan & open the window & turn on the box fan was just fine. Day time temp was 90+ but evenings cool down. There was live music in the court yard that was enjoyable. They gave our 5 little grand daughters each a small teddy bear at bedtime. The girls loved them & slept with them. The lobby is a must see. Large period furniture pieces & many photos. You reserve & stay in the Roosevelt Suite. Teddy stayed in that room in 1905. If you want the true west experience this is the place. Rates were very reasonable. If you want A/C & modern rooms stay at the chain hotels. We plan to return for another stay very soon. It's also just across the street from the hot springs pool & there is a bike rental shop on the property with lots of rentals @ reasonable rates.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Naples, Fl
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

From the time I read about this hotel, I knew we had to stay there. I love history and the chance to stay in such a historic place doesn't come around too much. The staff was great and accommodating and made you feel like you we're staying at an old friends house. What's not to like about this place, the grand lobby the large rooms and the wide spacious hallways. I read complaints about the fact that's there's no AC but that was not an issue for us. We turned on the ceiling fan and put the box fan that is supplied in the room and put them to good use. The first night we just used the ceiling fan and opened the vent window into the hallways and it was a bit noisy and warm, but the next few nights we closed the vent window pulled down the top sash of the double hung window, and slept great. It was so refreshing to sleep with the windows open and like another reviewer wrote, listen to the birds in the morning. We traveled here by Amtrak from Denver and the whole trip was fantastic. It's just a short walk to the hotel from the train station. Will definitely stay here again

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Colorado

Address: 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Location: United States > Colorado > Glenwood Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Glenwood Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Victorian-style resort was frequented by former President Teddy Roosevelt. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Colorado Glenwood Springs
Colorado Hotel Glenwood Springs
Colorado Resort Glenwood Springs

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