This hotel is everything a hotel in this class and price range should be. Our king room was simply appointed but plenty spacious-- we had plenty of room to assemble our 2-year-old's Pack and Play. Everything was clean, the bed was comfortable and even the pillows were supportive. The shower had adequate pressure, plenty of towels.
The free breakfast offered excellent variety, including basic hot items like breakfast burritos, sausage and eggs. There was fresh fruit, cereal, a variety of breads/muffins etc. They even opened the breakfast early for Pikes Peak runners staying at the hotel who wanted something before 6 am.
The indoor pool and hot tub were warm and welcoming, and well-stocked with towels.
Finally, every staff person I encountered was friendly, accommodating and personable. The owners seem to have a clear sense of pride in this property.
The only criticisms I could make of the hotel are minor- wifi wasn't particuarly fast, there was shampoo but no hair conditioner provided and it's located a little outside of downtown Manitou Springs proper, but the shopping area is only a 2-minute drive down the road. I enthusiastically recommend this property.