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“Perfectly fine” 4 of 5 stars
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Columbine Inn
2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Idaho Springs
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“Perfectly fine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel while we were on vacation in Colorado. The Columbine is a great place to spend the night. Our room was very clean, and had a nice kitchenette. It was very homey, and the owner was very friendly and accommodating. But don't expect a chain style room, which in this case was perfectly acceptable. We drove past a number of other hotels in town, and this seemed like the best option. And the price was very reasonable. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Thank you for staying! We look forward to your return.

Cheers,
Sam Salter, Owner
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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Columbine Inn is more like a motel than a hotel. That said, we found it to be very clean and comfortable. The room also included a fridge and microwave. There are limited accommodation options available in Idaho Springs, and the Columbine Inn is probably one of the better hotels and is not expensive. As other reviewers have indicated, the wifi is not so good in the rooms, but you can go to the office for a better signal.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
We appreciate your assessment and especially your time to write a constructive review. We have found that WiFi is an important feature for many guests and are still upgrading with a satellite system.

Sam Salter, Owner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at the Columbine a year plus ago and thought it was a cute, comfortable little motel. I tried to book into the motel again this summer for a stopover on a trip to Arizona, but it was already full. We booked another hotel, JC Suites, but when we arrived they had given our room to someone else. Knowing we would have little luck finding another room in peak holiday season, I asked the receptionist at JC to call the Columbine Inn on the off chance they had a cancelled reservation. The owner of the Columbine Inn came to our rescue with a room in a sister hotel that he saves in case he accidentally overbooks. We were given the room, which was substantially more money than the room at JC suites, for a deeply discounted rate. We are eternally grateful for the excellent customer service provided by the Columbine Inn!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Please come back to COLUMBINE INN! Book early.
Regards,
Sam Salter, Owner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this place. Cute little "cottage looking" place. Small, not many rooms, but that made it kind of nice, not a ton of cars in and out, quiet, peaceful. Close enough to downtown, but far enough that you don't get the people, traffic, etc. Clean rooms. Comfy beds. Nicely decorated, bright and colorful! Nice bathroom. Mini fridge and microwave was a plus. Decent price. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper617, General Manager at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
We certainly look forward to your future visit. Let us know at check-in that you are one of our honored "repeat guests".

Cheers!
Sam Salter, Owner
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stayed two nights here in Idaho Springs where the choice of hotels is quite limited. We wanted to explore this old mining area and take a trip on the Georgetown loop railroad nearby. Our room (No. 6) was reached by walking past some rather long overgrown (wet at the time) grass and weeds which obstructed the pathway. However the room itself was tastefully decorated in rich colours with an abundance of attractive wall pictures. There was a separate kitchen area with a hob and cooking facilities but no kitchen utensils! Not much good to us Europeans who can't carry pots and cutlery etc around with us in our luggage! We didn't have breakfast provided either so if we had cooking utensils and delph........! The WIFI wasn't good and I had to stand beside the Reception area near the busy road to get the WIFI. We had prepaid our room so, apart from getting the key and being told to post it through the letter box when we were leaving we had no contact with the owners....a bit impersonal and isolating I think. This motel is fine for a short stay and as there is not much to choose from in the town it met our requirements. There are a few cafes in Idaho Springs which do serve a good breakfast so that proved to be convenient but did add about $20 per night to our expenses.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
We do realize that most travelers, regardless of their original location, do not carry pots in their luggage.

For this reason, pots & pans; utensils; dishes;cleaning supplies; the stove (needs to be turned on); are all provided to our guests for a $50 returnable deposit. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and the kitchen sink are included.

Travelers... all you need to do is ask at the front desk.
It is now necessary to post these directions in each room.

We also have a fantastic Visitor's Center in Idaho Springs that can direct you to a multitude of events and activities in our wonderful historic mining town. People travel from Europe and other continents just to take the drive up to Mt. Evans!

Thank you for your review .
Sam Salter, Owner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband, 2 girl friends and I booked their little 2 bedroom cottage for the night before we did the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon. When we arrived it took a minute to find the office. When we went in we rang the bell. The gentleman that came to assist us was very nice. He told me that the cottage was out of order and instead they put us into 2 rooms for no extra charge; surprisingly we didn't have to even fill out a registration form or sign anything. My husband and I had a quaint room with a king size bed and a kitchenette. My girl friends were in a room with 2 queen beds and lots of room. Both rooms were very nicely decorated and pleasant to stay in. While it is an older establishment, it is very nice with a deck that has a nice picnic table and bbq. A plus is it's within a block and a half of a grocery store. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
We appreciate your time in writing a review and look forward to your next stay.
Cheers!
Sam Salter, Owner
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We returned to Idaho Springs for the second time this year. We hiked Gray's Peak during our stay (it is around 45 minutes to the trailhead from the Inn). We stayed in a King Suite, which was very spacious. The bed was huge and insanely comfortable. The bedding was like heaven. There is air conditioning in the room as well as a small kitchen area. The bathroom was huge and wheelchair accessible. The shower head did not work so we ended up just using it as a bath. This was a great place to stay, and I wish we could've stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
So pleased that you had a nice stay and hope that you can return for a third time! When you do return, ask me about the "shower head", which by the way, does work . It pulls down from the bottom instead of the top as a child proof anti-scalding feature.
Cheers! Sam Salter, Owner
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Address: 2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Location: United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
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